Welcome to an inspirational, fun and uplifting retreat of Ashtanga Yoga and self-discovery! This retreat focuses on the essence of the Ashtanga system: subtle workings of the breath, vinyasa and other foundational tools designed to help us reach a more peaceful state of mind, reducing stress, as well as building up physical steadiness.
In the mornings we will practice pranayama and explore either led or personal Mysore style practice. The afternoon sessions cover technical, practical and philosophical elements of yoga, and also allow time for discussion and Q&A. These two daily sessions will form the heart of the week, but there will also be plenty of free time to enjoy the peaceful environment surrounded by beautiful nature.
The retreat is open to all levels from new students to advanced practitioners. The teaching is based on the core idea behind Ashtanga yoga: ’anyone can practice’, regardless of personal history, age, fitness level or background. A personalized approach and attention to each students’ individual needs will be provided.
The intention of the retreat is to give tools and share wisdom that helps you feel more steady and balanced back in your day to day life, on and off the mat. The experience shows that the participants leave the week renewed and rejuvenated.
”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita
“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita