ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT WITH PETRI RÄISÄNEN

Event Highlights

  • The retreat is based on Traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice in a quiet, gentle and therapeutic environment. Petri and Wambui focusing for a therapy and mind work as well as the vinyasa system and asana alignments. The days start with Mysore style practice. Beginners are also welcomed. We will have a guided first two mornings only for beginners on the both weeks. In the afternoon we do asana techniques, pranayama (breathing), yoga philosophy and discussions. The evenings are dedicated for meditation and yoga film showing.
  • There will be time to explore the surroundings in the mornings and in one or two free afternoons. The retreat will be relaxing and informative Ashtanga experience.
  • In addition to the adults Ashtanga program we will have a daily yoga and activity program for children. We have a two yoga shalas which gives a good opportunity to teach children’s yoga also in the morning. The classes will be guided in two different age groups, 3-5 and 6-10.
  • Welcome all level of yogis and yoginis!

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 - FRIDAY
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 – THURSDAY - 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”

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

About This Event

On the retreat we are focusing for the quiet and healing power of the ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga. The retreat is meant for everyone who want to deepen their practice in a soft and meditative way.

UNCONVENTIONAL WELLNESS

What's Included

  • Yoga sessions
  • 6 nights and daily room cleaning
  • 5 vegetarian organic brunches
  • 6 vegetarian organic dinners
  • 1 vegetarian organic breakfasts on Saturday
  • yoga mats and props
  • YIS staff assistance

What's Not Included

Spa, Massages and treatments
Extra drink
Airport pick up
Car and bike rental
YIS CARD

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.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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