9° Akhanda Yoga Meeting Italia

About This Event

Nine is the number of the Akhanda Yoga gatherings around Yogrishi Vishvketu in Italy.  And Nine are also the number of representations of Goddess Durga. Therefore it came natural to Vishva-ji and to his second ever pupil, Piero “Pranav” Casanova to dedicate this annual Akhanda Yoga Meeting to Durga and to her nine forms that embody the generative and creative power of women.

This AY retreat will be part of the new YAMM Milano Marittima Yoga Festival official program. Therefore, instead of being held in Bologna, as it has always been for the past years, this time it will move to the lovely beach town of Milano Marittima, endowing the practice with a beautiful natural Shala.

The theme of Goddess Durga will also inspire the main festival program. Therefore, YAMM Festival will be entirely dedicated to women and feminine power and energy and the various forms it takes. This form of the Goddess is the embodiment of the creative and generative energy of (mother ) nature and (mother) earth, a.k.a. “Shakti”.

The event will be held inside the natural park of Cervia / Milano Marittima.


What’s New for this edition? In parallel to Yogrishi Vishvketu, other teachers from England, India, Japan, Australia and Italy will also take part to the Festival offering  their original practices, including Yin Yoga, Shakti, Anusara, Kundalini, Yoga Prenatal and Wombology.



14.00 Welcome to YAMM Milano Marittima Yoga Festival

15.00 Reception of Akhanda area participants

16.00 Presentation with all teachers // Akhanda area

17.00 Akhanda class by Yogrishi Vishvketu // Akhanda area

18.30 Kirtan dedicated to the divine feminine with: Morena Shree Sundari Firpo, Francesca Conati, Sergio Muniz, Prem Kumara & Kishori // Festival Entertainment Area


6.30 Agni Hotra // Beach area

7.30 Chai and Prasad // Beach area

8.30 Pranayama and Meditation by Piero Pranav Casanova // Beach area

10.00 Akhanda class by Yogrishi Vishvketu // Akhanda area

11.30 Breakfast // Akhanda area

12.00 Satsang // Akhanda area

13.00 Happy Food – Vegetarian sattvic lunch // Veggie Kiosk area

15.00 Yoga Nidra by Anandi (Alison Francis) // Akhanda area

16.00 Akhanda class by Yogrishi Vishvketu // Akhanda area

17,30 Satsang area Akhanda followed with Kirtan area Festival entertainment


6.30 Agni Hotra // Beach area

7.30 Chai and Prasad // Beach area

8.30 Pranayama and Meditation by Piero Pranav Casanova// Beach area

10.00 Akhanda class by Yogrishi Vishvketu // Akhanda area

11.30 Breakfast // Akhanda area

12.00 Satsang // Akhanda area

13.00 Happy Food – Vegetarian sattvic lunch // Veggie Kiosk area

14.30 Yoga Nidra by Anandi (Alison Francis)// Akhanda area

15.30 Akhanda class by Yogrishi Vishvketu // Akhanda area

17.00 Akhanda certificate ceremony with Kirtan

OFF Meeting and Festival

18,30 Final swim in the sea followed by dinner // Beach

20.30 Soul Therapy final party with blindfolded dance // Beach

(team bulding with all the teachers and presenters at the festival)

To purchase your ticket & registration please:


for more info please write to:

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direct line/whatsapp: Morena Shree Sundari (contact info blocked)

Registration includes:

– Happy meals on Saturday and Sunday  (breakfast and lunch)

–  Annual Subscription fee to Kutir (necessary for insurance purposes)

– Certificate of attendance to the Akhanda retreat

– A cup for your Tea which will be returned at the end of the retreat

– Yoga mats available in our yoga center


Parco Naturale di Cervia

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Lungomare di Milano Marittima

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Palazzo dei Congressi

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Bookings accomodations:

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Getting there:

Closest airport: BLQ Bologna

Closest railway station: Cesena/Cervia

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.


We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).


You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Kelly Anne Butera   June 13, 2020

      Pranic Healing Workshop

    This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed the online format and the use of the breakout rooms to meet and have discussion of the experiential techniques with other attendees. Yogrishi Vishvketu is such a brilliant teacher! I love his easy nature, sense of humor and his openness to answering questions. The various breathing practices ( pranayama ) that he presented during this class serve as excellent tools to promote overall better health and a peaceful, calm receptive mind. Looking forward to attending more offerings this summer and fall.

  • Géraldine Soares   January 03, 2020

      My second home, a place to nourish myself

    I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !

  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

  • Elizabeth Leenheer   June 10, 2019

      Incredible Experience

    This retreat was the very best “vacation” I have ever had. Everything about is was perfect; beautiful and serene location, charming rooms, helpful staff and remarkable food all aligned for transformation! I have never felt so whole, welcome and accepted. Vishva’s presence is so powerful; he left me feeling inspired, empowered and motivated to be my optimal self, every moment. His intention landed, the simple instructions he gave have changed my life; still glowing two weeks later. I did not know it was possible to love yoga more, after this retreat I am more determined to practice, share and honour this ancient and sacred medicine. Grateful for the experience and for my Guru. So much love. Namaste.

  • Adam Herdman   June 05, 2019

      Sanctum Retreat Alberta

    Another amazing year!! As Yoga is a practice so are yoga retreats. I feel like I am getting better and better at understanding what I need to get out of this retreat and how to do that. Prior to the retreat I was suffering a malaise I couldn't shake, simple tasks were difficult and, at the pace I was going, true contentedness seemed achievable only through the course of many lives. Post the retreat my battery feels charged and most things in my daily life as a common "householder" feel quite effortless. I walked down a street on the Monday after the retreat that I always walk after work. I was simply amazed by the amount of things I was observing, smelling and feeling, my senses were uniquely alive and my head was, for once, quiet. I was seeing everything, observing the world, I felt like a part of it. I saw every bike on every balcony of the apartment buildings. I noticed beautiful painting jobs on houses that I have never noticed before and I gave and received as many smiles as I have in the past 11 months combined. I was resting in my true nature!! It was really nice. I eagerly look forward to next years retreat and will earnestly continue on with the progress I made this year. Namaste!

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