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Retreat:

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
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.


ALEXANDRA COLOMBO
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.

MAGALI LEHNERS
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
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!


ALL LEVELS

PROGRAM
- 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: € 900
- in a double room with shared bathroom: € 960
- in a double room with private bathroom € 1070
- in a single room with with private bathroom € 1200
- in a double room for single use with shared bathroom € 1200
- in a double room for single use with private bathroom €1350

EARLY BIRDS -10% IF YOU BOOK IN ADVANCE (90 DAYS BEFORE THE RETREAT STARTS)!

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: info@yogainsalento.com, info@jivamuktiyogaluxembourg.com

Workshop:

Saturday 04/03/2023: 10:00-12:00
Warm Flow to awaken the heart:
workshop with Peter Roussel

SUN Salute Workshop

Flowing and moving with emphasis on the breath takes the focus away from the physical, not because the physical is bad or dirty but simply because there is more to us, when we pay close attention. Sun salutations can be a simple way to access your practice and boost your energy on days when you just cant get to class. We give super simple versions to make it easier when you are not so strong or have limits. This will be very simple but we will build it up gradually to get the fires glowing and activate the breath. We will also make a warm down that is a taste of the Sunday workshop at the end so you leave refreshed.

Biography Peter:

Born and raised in Manchester my passion for rave music and mountian biking took me off road - a trip that took me all the way to Australia in a camper. Escaping the city to experience calm in nature became my medicine. The late night dancing fuelled by breath awareness gave me insights to a power I didnt know about myself. Astanga yoga caught my attention, many moons later I have explored many ways to approach life and yoga on and off the mat. Only a few true gems stand out to me in 20 plus years of practice: be yourself, never give up on the truth of who you are and love is the answer.

Peter will be accompanied by Ellen Paalman, Born and raised in Brabant Netherlands. Full of energy and life, Ellen has always been a dancer. She has dedicated much of her life to movement and the channeling of her energy. Her powerful Astanga practice and Bikram performances have proved her capacity, providing her with deep energetic experience of how opening the body system can be so uplifting and educational.

Workshop:

Sunday 05/03/23: 10:00-12:00
Warm breath to fill the heart energy
workshop with Peter Roussel

Victory breath; Pranayama workshop

Prana is the name given to all aspects of life energy that makes us animated
Yama is the name given to the skills in regulation of this essential force as it changes form

Pranayama is the breathing part in our yoga practice.
In this workshop we create a setting for you to experience your own energy in new and refined ways.
The breath of victory or “Ujjiayi" as it is called is one of the most powerful and direct ways to practice yogic breathing.

In the previous workshop we saw how the Sun salutations are linked to the movement of body and breath. We build our inner fire with our attention flowing on the breath. In this pranayama workshop we will start by slowing down and coming into presence, then we sing Gayatri Mantra to refine our attention. This provides greater sensitivity to the breath and the subtle layers of existence that we often miss in daily life.
We develop the skills of the Ujjiayi breath in stages until you experience something uplifting to the mind and empowering the body. This will be a simple, restful and not much effort on the physical part. You will experience lightness and stability in your being. You are welcome to join this workshop even if you cant make it on Saturday.

Biography Peter:
Born and raised in Manchester my passion for rave music and mountian biking took me off road - a trip that took me all the way to Australia in a camper. Escaping the city to experience calm in nature became my medicine. The late night dancing fuelled by breath awareness gave me insights to a power I didnt know about myself. Astanga yoga caught my attention, many moons later I have explored many ways to approach life and yoga on and off the mat. Only a few true gems stand out to me in 20 plus years of practice: be yourself, never give up on the truth of who you are and love is the answer.

Peter will be accompanied by Ellen Paalman, Born and raised in Brabant Netherlands. Full of energy and life, Ellen has always been a dancer. She has dedicated much of her life to movement and the channeling of her energy. Her powerful Astanga practice and Bikram performances have proved her capacity, providing her with deep energetic experience of how opening the body system can be so uplifting and educational.

Workshop:

Saturday 06/05/2023: 10:00-12:00
workshop with Klara Puski from Paris (50€)

Take a deep dive into backbending in this two-hour workshop.

Leave with tools to feel safe with the physical and emotional aspects of backhanding. Looking at different body types, anatomy, and levels of practice. Breaking down postures by component parts to create a wider understanding.

Workshop:

Saturday 06/05/2023: 16:30-18:30
inversion workshop with Klara Puski from Paris (50€)

In this inversion workshop we will be using the wall, and blocks to increase or decrease the challenge and intensity of handstands, pinch mayurasana, and other inversions.

Building these postures safely from the ground up, adding some specific exercises to create more stability and strength.

Workshop:

Sunday 07/05/2023: 10:00-12:00
masterclass with Klara Puski from Paris (50€)

A 2 hour masterclass focused on transitions and spine mobility. All levels welcome.

Workshop:

Sunday 26/02/2023: 14:30-16:30
Sound Through the Chakras – A Workshop Series: THE SOLAR PLEXUS with Federica Faber

Join the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and Federica, Reiki Master teacher and sound therapist, for this third 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.

THE SOLAR PLEXUS
This third workshop continues our upwards chakra journey, focusing on the solar plexus, manipura, chakra.

After having learned the wisdom and great strength we find in grounding, and the importance of being flexible and adaptable, we are now going to learn about the power of being bright and fearless, like fire. The solar plexus is our center for ego, confidence, courage and purpose.

As modern women, our busy lives and ever growing expectations of ourselves, has lead us to believe that we have to successfully fulfil various roles perfectly; businesswoman, wife, mother, daughter, sister.

This puts an incredible strain on our identity, self worth and personal power. How can we successfully juggle all these versions of ourselves? How can we be a loving and caring mom, while remaining an attractive and sensual wife? How can we love our jobs, and feel like we also care for our family? It can become very difficult, and we sometimes feel like we lose our way.

Located at the height of our stomach, an imbalanced inner fire can cause upper digestive issues like acid reflux, ulcers, and indigestion. It also has a close relation with our liver, and therefore, our anger. An imbalanced plexus will have one in fits of rage, or the opposite, full of repressed anger. It is our inner fire, our energy center, a blocked plexus will leave us exhausted, weak and powerless. This low self esteem can have us become controlling, manipulative, and being the classic 'people pleaser'.

This workshop will leave you feeling more confident, courageous, energetic, and self- loving. Together, we will try and make your body release unnecessary pressures and at the same time, bring it any needed healing.

Price: 45€