Ashtanga Yoga Summer Retreat with Petri Räisänen and Pauliina Merisalo (more info about Pauliina at www.astangashala.fi/astanga-shala-ja-opettaja)
The retreat is based on Traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice in a quiet, gentle and therapeutic environment in beautiful and warm Puglia region. Yoga in Salento is a great place for yoga, culinary delight, good company and relaxation.
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 afternoons we will do asana techniques, pranayama (breathing), yoga philosophy and discussions. The evenings after the dinner are dedicated for relaxation, meditation and special programs (music etc.).
There will be time to explore the surroundings in the mornings and afternoons. The afternoon programs will start at 4pm (technique classes) or at 6pm (pranayama). On Wednesdays we will have a full afternoon off for a longer day trips. 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. Our local children yoga teachers are well educated for Gioka Children Yoga. Please ask more about the Family and children yoga options from YIS.
Welcome all level of yogis, yoginis and yoga families!