DHARMA and VINYASA YOGA RETREAT WITH ELLIE STEEL

About This Event

Ellie’s classes start with a calming breathing practice followed by a short grounding meditation to prepare body and mind for the physical practice.

UNCONVENTIONAL WELLNESS

Event Highlights

  • Come and immerse yourself in a fun and dynamic week long Dharma Vinyasa yoga retreat with Ellie Steel.
  • The days will begin with a morning meditation and pranayama session followed by a dynamic and creative Dharma yoga based flowing vinyasa practice in which Ellie will blend together arm balances, hip openers, backbends, inversions and twists which will leave you feeling inspired and
  • energised.
  • There will be lots of variations throughout the practice so students can access the level of practice most suited to them.
  • In the afternoons there will be optional workshops in which many of the poses including inversions and backbends will be broken down and explored further so allowing the opportunity to deepen your practice.
  • There will also be the opportunity to participate in 3 evening Yoga Nidra sessions to completely wind down and benefit from the powerful effects of the yoga Nidra psychic sleep.
  • You can choose how much yoga practice you do as all classes are optional and there will be plenty of time to explore the local area or simply relax and enjoy the pool and spa facilities at the retreat venue.
  • Excursions can be arranged for the Wednesday on request.
  • Please note that although there will be options available in the physical practice to accommodate all levels of practice this retreat is not suitable for complete beginners.
  • DHARMA VINYASA
  • Ellie’s Dharma vinyasa classes are inspired by her Dharma training which she blends together with other flowing forms of vinyasa yoga in which she has trained in such as Mandala, Rocket and Ashtanga.
  • The classes emphasis a focus on connecting body and breath together and allowing them to flow together as one giving yourself the space to lose yourself into the practice and make your practice into your flowing moving meditation.

Schedule

SATURDAY
From 2 PM Arrival at Agricola Samadhi . Registration and accommodation in the rooms.
7.30 PM Delicious vegan dinner prepared with organic vegetables “from the garden to plate”
9 PM Welcome & Intro teacher- practitioners

SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
7.30 AM Morning yoga practice
10 - 11 AM Vegetarian organic brunch, a healthy and delicious way to start your day
11 - 2.30 PM Free time with our assistance (see all the options below)
2.30 - 4.30 PM Afternoon Yoga (Pranayama,Yoga nidra, meditation, philosophy,insights, Q&A, (contact info blocked))
4.30 - 7 PM Free time with our assistance (see all the options below)
7.30 PM Delicious vegan dinner prepared with organic vegetables “from the garden to plate”


MONDAY - TUESDAY - FRIDAY
7.30 AM Morning yoga practice
10 - 11 AM Vegetarian organic brunch, a healthy and delicious way to start your day
11 - 7 PM Free time with our assistance (see all the options below)
7.30 PM Delicious vegan dinner prepared with organic vegetables “from the garden to plate”

SATURDAY
8 - 10 AM Vegetarian breakfast with homemade cakes, seasonal fruits, homemade (contact info blocked)
10 AM Check out time. However you can leave your luggage in the reception and stay for the day

Venue Highlights

Agricola Samadhi is much more than a farm, it is a journey in the journey, an existential, multi-sensorial, energizing and relaxing experience. It is at the same time a proposal and practice of a lifestyle in which the priority is re-finding itself, doing good, sharing with others, experimenting with the practices of yoga and other techniques the lost connection between the body, the mind and the Heart.
What is proposed and experimented at Agricola Samadhi is the energetic recharge and psychophysical wellbeing, through a path of knowledge, the rediscovery of the body and its potential and through a diet that purifies, lightens and strengthens.

Energy recharge and psychophysical wellness will be the most precious gifts that you will bring back home with your suitcases and new friendships that always arise during the stays.

Accommodations

ECO LIVING We fight for the safety of the Planet. We are the planet, if we hurt it, we hurt ourselves.
We promote eco-sustainability and an eco-friendly lifestyle. We have installed a photovoltaic field for self-produced energy. No action, not even the smallest, (turn off the light, open or close a tap, buy or not a plastic bag at the supermarket) it is neutral, but it has an effect and this must be done consciously.
We privilege the purchase and the use of natural disposable and materials, whose origin and creation is traceable, respecting the worker and the environment. We have a zero impact target to minimize energy consumption and waste production (water, electricity, purchases …). We also recycle in a creative way all that we can, we differentiate waste. Organic waste becomes compost, compost fertilizer for our vegetable garden and orchard, strictly organic.
We support Greenpeace and all those local realities that have our same goals.
The structure was renovated in 2011 and it was designed in the name of eco-sustainable tourism, choosing to install the automatic turning off of lights at the exit of the room and using low-energy light bulbs to pursue an energy-saving policy. We invite our guests to a conscious and careful use of water and energy to avoid waste, we work in the separate collection of waste and we offer alternative solutions to private transport for pleasure visits, collaborating with local associations we share values and purposes with, such as Salento Slow Travel.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

“Good” is a ROUND word. When a child says, “it’s GOOD,” he tells of a world untouched, pure, essential.
“You’re good,” means: “I can trust, I feel safe.” This is true for humans, but also for nourishment.
A child is master of the essential innate ideas. Adults need to relearn to feel, to savor the taste of food connected to the taste of life.
You Are Here, and on this table you receive the privilege of that ‘good’ that has the taste of childhood.
Close your eyes for a moment, while you perceive the food that from your mouth diffuses energy and pleasure in every part of you.
Organic, for what we produce, it is truth, not a definition of fashion: we cultivate without using herbicides or pesticides with an arduous daily work between the rows.
Grow for us means supporting and not interrupting the cycle of life.
This food walks only a few steps to get from the garden to our kitchen.
Yes, this food is Good, because it made with love, because it is good for your health and at the same time does not harm anyone; to get on your plate it does not exploit other creatures, did not generate suffering, and does not bring pain residues, but joy.
It is a harmonious food, whole, in harmony with creation, with Mother Earth.
This food is the present but also the future toward which to aim. The deep aspiration is that the philosophy of mindful eating, respecting all living beings will always expand more, generating virtuous circles.
Listen to this food, it talks emitting happy vibrations.
We do not choose the easy way out, we like the commitment.
We want a full life that tastes Good”.

Directions

You should check if there are companies operating direct flight to Bari or Brindisi, otherwise you need an interconnection on Rome or Milan.
The nearest airport is Brindisi, about 60 km from Zollino, from there you can find buses to Lecce and then trains from Lecce to Zollino, we are in about 300 mts from Zollino railway station.
Bari Airport is farer, about 200 kms from Zollino, there are trains from the airport to Bari Centrale railway station, then trains to Lecce and again trains to Zollino.
It depends on what time your flight arrives, we can also arrange a pick up service from the airport or the station.

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