ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT WITH DAVID ROBSON AND JELENA VESIC

About This Event

Treat yourself with a gift of a whole week diving deep into the Ashtanga Yoga practice with David Robson (KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized) and Jelena Vesic, two superb teachers, while also enjoying a break in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. This retreat brings together traditional daily guided Mysore-style self-practice, the Sanskrit-counted Led class, and a series of afternoon technical workshops.

UNCONVENTIONAL WELLNESS

Event Highlights

  • Join David Robson and Jelena Vesić for a week of Ashtanga Yoga at beautiful Yoga in Salento, Italy.
  • Mornings will begin with a traditional Mysore-style practice. David & Jelena lead one of the world’s largest Mysore programs at AYCT, their studio in Toronto, and now you will get to experience their teaching in an intimate setting.
  • After practice, some days will offer workshops in the technique and philosophy of Ashtanga. Dive deeper into specific aspects of the Ashtanga Sadhana and learn invaluable tips to deepen your own practice.
  • And some days after practice are free, so that you have time to explore incredible Puglia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” This region is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline.
  • And after a full day of practicing and exploring, you get to come back to the retreat for delicious vegetarian food and good company. Next day you get to do it all again!

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 - 5 PM Free time with our assistance (see all the options below)
5 - 7 PM Afternoon Yoga (Pranayama,Yoga nidra, meditation, philosophy,insights, Q&A, ...)
7.30 PM Delicious vegan dinner prepared with organic vegetables “from the garden to plate”

MONDAY – TUESDAY
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”

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”
9 PM Party time

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/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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