7 DAYS JIVAMUKTI YOGA RETREAT IN THE SALENTO PUGLIA
WITH ALEXANDRA COLOMBO AND MAGALI LEHNERS
NEW DATES! 26 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER 2023
Join Magali and Alexandra from August 26th to September 2nd 2023, 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.
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.
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 tyoga was giving her the ability to grow into a more compassionate, strong and balanced human being. It seemed natural that the next step would be to share her passion with others, so with this in mind I enrolled in a 100H Anusara Immersion course in Bruxelles, under the guidance of Jayendra Hanley. In 2014 she stepped out of the world of business to become a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. She 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. She became an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2019.
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 (www.yogainsalento.com)
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 Day off (optional early morning class)
RATES FOR 7 NIGHTS:
- in a triple room with private bathroom: € 888
- in a double room with shared bathroom: € 937
- in a double room with private bathroom € 1007
- in a single room with with private bathroom € 1168
- in a double room for single use with shared bathroom € 1168
- in a double room for single use with private bathroom €1266
Rates include per week:
- yoga practice
- 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
Optional extra costs:
- laundry: € 5
- pick-up/drop-off service from and to Brindisi airport: € 65 for 1 person, € 70 per 2 people, € 80 for 3 people
- pick-up /drop-off service from and to Lecce station: € 35 for 1 person, € 40 per 2 people, € 45 for 3 people
- Thai, shiatsu massages: € 65
- Ayurvedic treatments: € 70
- Ostheopatic treatments: € 60
Group pick-ups and drop-offs to /from airport and station can be organized, as well as excursions.
The extra costs may be subjected to small changes.
Fixed price for annual card: 20 €
For more information and enrollments: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 10/12/2022 10:00-13:00: Pranayama workshop with Petros Haffenrichter (55€)
It's seriously not serious. But a dance with life.
Athāsane drdhe yogī vaśī hitamitāśanah Ghurūpadishtamārghena prānāyāmānsamabhyaset
Posture becoming established, the yogin, master of himself, eating salutary and moderate food, should practise Prânâyâma, as instructed by the teacher.
HYP, Swami Swatmarama
Life is force. Prana, we can hear it with and in us: The single note drone represents the breath of life. The continuous, eternal breath of GOD, which is underneath all life, hummed or sung as the syllable OM and in all the voices of all beings, winds and waves. The sound moves at the speed that the sun emerges from the horizon. Then melody appears, this music is the seed for the day. The energy involved is the energy of patience, the concept of receiving and giving back to others. To gather strength by meditation on the rising of the sun, with the sun a kin to the inner heart of all life.
Please join me on a 3-hour dive into the subtle world of prana & pranayama.
When we are engaging in an environment that stimulates our finer awareness on a sensual level, we surely experience a path of insight that leads from gross to subtle with subtle not being less clear or potent. In contrary, if we emphasise the possibility of a deeper, yet finer feeling of reality it provides an infinite journey into our own potential.
This is a human experience on all levels, if you train your sense of smell you could name the components of earth and surroundings in which a certain fruit grew. You could smell, if the conditions where dry or humid and of course much more.
This is true for all of our senses and the process of experience, which if taken as a journey is infinite, what music lies in the spheres which we are not ready or trained to listen ? What light is there that we can't see because we are bound to a world of visual stereotypes on 10 inches in front of your face? What depth of scents, tastes and touch are we lacking as we are caught in a culture of high-dose-dopamine-penetration that doesn't leave space for everything that is beyond the gross - high - intensity - level of nonstop-emergencies.
The culture, that has no corresponding practice to balance those modes, to translate and transform those energies in a way conducive to some sort of awakening is bound to a mere intellectual interpretation of reality - because feeling, sensuality, subtlety, patience and clarity are missing. In this reality the mind is a "computer" and the body a "machine". The intricate magic of life broken down to categories, all this with according (evidence based) identity.
But throughout time, some beings pierced through that kind of matrix, and out of compassion left clear advice of how to sequence one's life in order to become aware of the forces the are at work and to which we belong, as all life does. The sequence provided, included a path of how to conduct one's individual, communal, material life to start with and further how to safely establish an environment in which realisation, the dawn of a dancing, universal consciousness can happen. This is not an achievement, but the groundwork we have to do as humans so we understand who we really are and what our purpose is in this great play. Which is not becoming more like machines, that's for sure, even if that's the trend in a culture unaware of it's divine nature and an according humility towards that.
Saturday 10/12/22 17:00-18:30: Jivamukti Open with Petros Haffenrichter (25€)
Whether you’re a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (heads advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it practitioners of all levels.
You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music) and dhyana (meditation) by presenting classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points: asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings- in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. The class is called »Open« because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner. Even so, beginning level students should know that there will not be much detailed »how to do« descriptions; for that a student is advised to attend a Basic class.
Saturday 10/12/22 19:00-20:00: Kirtan with Petros Haffenrichter (20€)
Music is something moving, proof of the Greek quote "panta rei - always flowing. When further ingredients are devotion and prensence, magic can happen, something that has been described by the yogis as "ananda - bliss".
This state is nothing far-off, fixated or framed. It is the state, when intuition, strength and spirit harmonize in the now. Harmony is the foundation of music, so we come together to spontaniously experience, what the word itself actually describes: Harmony (greek: armonia: to bring together; the union of opposites to one whole). So the greek root of the word, that describes the union of opposites is nothing other than something very familiar to us: Yoga.
Sunday 11/12/22 10:00-12:00: Masterclass with Petros Haffenrichter (50€)
Jivamukti Yoga Asana Master Class
Working toward mastery requires patience, balance, and skill. Any form of mastery begins with honing your aptitude as a student.
This class is based from the Jivamukti
Open Class and features skillful sequencing for complex/peak poses.
Vigorous and open for all levels.
Saturday 10/12 & Sunday 11/12/22: week-end with Petros Haffenrichter (120€)
Pranayama workshop 10:00-13:00
Jivamukti Open 17:00-18:30
Sound Through the Chakras – A Workshop Series: THE SACRAL with Federica Faber
20th of November from 14.30 to 16.30
Join the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and Federica, Reiki Master teacher and sound therapist, for this second workshop in the chakra balancing series. Over the coming months, we will go on a musical journey to release, heal, balance and strengthen each chakra. Each workshop will focus on a specific chakra and we will explore what it means to have this energy center in balance. The magical vibrations of the Singing Bowls will help support us, along with guided meditations, and energy exercises.
This second workshop continues our upwards chakra journey, focusing on the sacral, svadhisthana, chakra.
After having learned the wisdom and great strength we can find in grounding, we are going to learn about the importance of being soft and adaptable, like water. The sacral is our center of amazing creativity, sexuality and reproductive powers, and joy.
Just like water, our emotions can be soft and peaceful like a lake, or they can be passionate and powerful like a waterfall. Our power stands in being able to fully accept, navigate and live each one.
This busy modern world can lead us to seeing our emotions, our sexuality, and our creativity, as unwelcome distractions. But, our real power stands with our absolute freedom of expression both of our emotions, and our sexuality. When we are ourselves unapologetically, we can find true joy.
An unbalanced sacral chakra leads to very common physical problems like slow digestion, bloating, fertility issues, emotional shutdown, disconnect, creative blocks, lower back pain, chronic UTIs, low libido and painful periods. The sacral chakra is also the center of self love and respect, allowing us to have healthy boundaries with our partners, our friends, coworkers and in life. Out of balance, we are attracted to codependent relationships, toxic friendships, and more.
This workshop will leave you feeling more empowered and in tune with your emotions. Learn how to welcome emotions and how to let them go. Together, we will try and make your body feel more vibrant and at the same time, bring it any needed healing.
Enrollments via our Schedule, via Mindbody App or email@example.com.
Yoga & Breathwork: Energized with Emilie & Anna
26th of November from 16.30 to 18.00
ENERGIZED is a high energy flow, Yoga and Breathwork practice. It is demanding and yet rewarding. Leaving you strong and fulfilled.
This class will challenge you to explore your physical and mental barriers through intense creative sequences and powerful breathing techniques. You will heat up through conscious movement, breath and awareness that’ll make you feel energised and empowered.
About Emilie and Anna:
Emilie (instagram @emiliemoves.yoga)
Yoga teacher with 500 hours of training with the yoga alliance, specialised in Vinyasa flow, which means harmonizing breath with movement.
Yoga for Emilie is an integral and holistic practice. It’s so much more than just a physical sequence of movements, it’s a philosophy and a way to live your life. Her purpose is to be your guide through your yoga journey and hopefully make you discover some of the same benefits yoga has brought to her life.
Anna (instagram: @more.to.breath )
Anna is a certified facilitator in Rebirthing breathwork, and Kundalini meditation.
However, her experience ranges beyond these modalities as she adopts a method tailored to the context and circumstance of each unique session and individual according to their needs and desired outcomes.
Enrollments via our Schedule, via Mindbody App or firstname.lastname@example.org.