Join Magali and Alexandra from August 24th to August 31st 2024, for a week in Puglia, a corner of Italy which incapsulate the ancient wild and native soul in the Salento, between ancestral rites, the emerald green of the sea, the parched trees beyond the stone walls, wide sea-coasts with olive trees, watched by bold votive spires and gauzy Baroque façades…
On this retreat, you will have the chance to energize and heal your body deepening your personal yoga practice through Jivamukti Yoga. You will calm and focus your mind through chanting, meditation, and deep relaxation.
On this retreat we will offer teens Yoga classes in addition to the Jivamukti Yoga classes, which allow the whole family to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and well-being.
Excluding the day of arrival, departure and a day off with an optional early morning class, the yoga courses will be held daily.
The morning practice with Alexandra and Magali is a classical Jivamukti package of tradition, music, singing, meditation, bhakti and Jivamukti vinyasa flow.
Afternoon classes are focused on alignment, building the blocks to certain poses, meditation, yoga philosophy. They’ll also have lots of restorative elements including YIN yoga and yoga NIDRA.
The ‘Teens Yoga’ classes provide a non-competitive environment for teenagers to explore asanas that can help build self-confidence and strength. With breathing and relaxation techniques, concentration can be improved as well as stress reduced. Connecting to their bodies in a loving way, while staying playful and fun allows them to truly hear the messages of their own heart and make choices that resonate with their personal values. Classes often revolve around a philosophical theme and may include discussion, journaling, or chanting of mantras.
Recharge your soul with the nourishing Italian sun and sea, fuel yourself with deliciously good vegetarian and vegan food, enjoy the beauty of this corner of paradise.
You will have an entire week to take care of yourself and enjoy your life to the fullest with Magali and Alexandra.
Jivamukti Yoga combines a vigorous asana practice with meditation, breathing techniques, music and study of the ancient textes and its relevance to daily life. The classes are focused on alignment and building the blocks to certain poses.
Is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher from Luxembourg.
Her yoga journey started during her pregnancy, in 2007. She was amazed at how yoga was giving her the ability to grow into a more compassionate, strong and balanced human being. Alexandra completed her 300 hour Jivamukti Teacher Training in India in early 2015. In September 2016 she co-founded Yoga Palais. In March 2019 she co-founded Jivamukti Yoga Luxembourg, the first official Jivamukti center in Luxembourg and she became an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. In 2023 she has been mentoring the Jivamukti TT.
Yoga taught her that the most beautiful gift is the breath and that if we can breathe we can live. And since we have this gift of life she will do her best to live as beautifully as she can.
Is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher from Luxembourg.
Since 2007 she worked in Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich as an 800 hours certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and became an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2016. Beside that she took an Ashtanga teacher training course with David Swenson, a Sivananda Teacher Training in the Himalayas and a Kidsyoga teacher training with Thomas Bannenberg. Furthermore, she has taken part in workshops and retreats all over the world and served as a mentor in the 2018 Jivamukti Teacher Training in Germany.
Aside from her work as a yoga teacher she studied geography, sociology and ethnology and did a PhD in Urbanism at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
In 2014 she became co-founder of Dancing Kala Yoga in Luxembourg and Yoga Palais in 2016. In March 2019 she co-founded Jivamukti Yoga Luxembourg, the first official Jivamukti center in Luxembourg.
SALENTO is that portion of Italian land where the West meets the East, point of
fusion among ancient civilizations of the Medi- terranean; an earth to be discovered, kissed by the sun and by a crystalline sea. Salento is a coffer rich of inestimable treasures: medieval white stone villages built perpendicularly to the sea, innumerable evidences of ancient civiliza- tion, country churches, Romanesque Cathe- drals, monumental Basilicas, »federician« castles, archaeological areas (dolmen, menhir), uncontaminated oases, millenary olive groves, park and sea reserves, splendid carsic caves, suggestive and unique »Trulli« houses, the Baroque art, sacred and pagan rites, local fairs, feasts, perfumes and tastes and the deli- ciousness of an authentic and genuine kitchen.
»Yoga in Salento«, our location, is immersed in the magical beauty and nature of Salento where the sun is strong, the coastline is wild, the sea is crystal clear and the traditional local Pizzica music & dance are contagious.
LOCATION: YOGA IN SALENTO – AGRICOLA SAMADHI
Agricola Samadhi is a last generation organic farmhouse located in southern Puglia in the heart of Salento in the Grecia Salentina countryside right in the heart of Zollino, just a few steps from the quaint country train station.
Immersed in the fascinating and authentic atmosphere of Puglia, the Agricola Samadhi farmhouse enjoys a strategic location to dis- cover Salento, just 10 minutes from Lecce and 20 minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the Ionic and Adriatic Seas.
The rooms are located on the large estate, divided into three apartments and the main building with a portico that was completed in July 2011 that overlook the antique villa.
Agricola Samadhi is mixing tradition and innovation both with its offerings and form: two elegant antique buildings from the early 20th century are near recently renovated buildings, surrounded by a green park, immersed in the sound of the wind between the magnificent fronds of the palms and the song of the birds and the hum of the cicadas.
Decide whether to relax along the edge of our large, fresh pool, enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment, a Thai or Shiatzu massage, enjoy the wind caressing the fronds of the palms as you relax in a hammock, walk the 10 hectares of the property or go discover Salento: there’s time for nature walks, artistic excursions, trekking, bicycle tours, horseback riding and sails!
– 2 yoga classes per day (Jivamukti, Restorative, Foundations, Philosophy, Nidra) excluding day of arrival and departure
– 1 yoga class per day for teens
– 1 Day off (optional early morning class)
RATES FOR 7 NIGHTS (accommodation + food)
– in a triple room with private bathroom: € 670 (special rate until end of Jan 570€)
– in a double room with shared bathroom: €700 (special rate until end of Jan 595€)
– in a double room with private bathroom €850 (special rate until end of Jan 723€)
– in a single room with with private bathroom €1010 (special rate until end of Jan 859€)
– in a double room for single use with shared bathroom €1010 (special rate until end of Jan 859€)
– in a double room for single use with private bathroom €1170 (special rate until end of Jan 995€)
Rates include per week:
– 7 nights and daily room cleaning
– 6 vegetarian organic brunches
– 7 vegetarian organic dinners
– 1 vegetarian organic breakfast on departure day
– yoga mats and props
– YIS staff assistance
RATES FOR YOGA: 350€ ADULTS; 150€ TEENS
Optional extra costs:
– pick-up/drop-off service from and to Brindisi airport
– pick-up /drop-off service from and to Lecce station
– Thai, shiatsu massages:
– Ayurvedic treatments
– Ostheopatic treatments
Group pick-ups and drop-offs to /from airport and station can be organized, as well as excursions.
The extra costs to be checked with YIS.
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