IMMERSE YOURSELF DEEPLY IN YOUR BODY: HEAL AND EXPLORE YOUR SELF WITH IYENGAR YOGA.
LET’S EXPERIENCE THE SUBTLETIES OF OUR OWN BEING STEP BY STEP AND ONE BREATHATATIME.
IYENGAR YOGA RETREAT WITH MARYAM ASKARI
MAY 18 – 25, 2023
Description of the retreat
Iyengar yoga is a progressive, innovative, and intelligent approach to the practice of yoga. By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, BKS Iyengar, the forefather of this world renown system, has developed the precision into this ancient practice.
This type of practice develops and cultivates strength, endurance, stability, awareness, and flexibility while emphasizing correct body alignment in each asana (posture).
The specific use of props such as blankets, bricks, and belts help individualize and modify the asana according to the student’s need, and therefore has a therapeutic effect for the partitioner. In the way,the students are able to safely, and intelligently build and develop their practice of yoga. Iyengar’s unique approach to teaching asana from its foundational level and using props to individualize the asanas to meet each student’s need, allows for students of all ages and physical abilities to benefit from the practice of yoga.
Maryam Askari values the power of our mind as our greatest resource, and she uses asana and breath focus and still the mind. She believes, “where our thoughts go, our energy flows.” For her, this is the heart of the Iyengar yoga system.
The classes will be hold in english and in french.
6 days with an international teacher
6 morning sessions
3 afternoon in-depth classes
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The YIS retreat centre is located in Zollino, in the heart of the Salento. Twenty minutes from both coasts and from cultural centres such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.
Our yoga retreats are also an opportunity to get together, share good moments, pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of the Salento in a peaceful environment. Give yourself an energetic recharge through vegan and vegetarian organic food, eco-sustainable tourism and relaxation in our spaces.
Our staff are at your disposal for the entire duration of the retreat to advise you about the must–see places in the Salento, organise excursions, guided tours, gastronomic tours, transfers, rentals and anything else to make your stay enjoyable.
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Our retreats take place at Agricola Samadhi, a unique organic farmhouse because it proposes something more than just recreation.
In this charming oasis, the lifestyle revolves around well being: you can combine your stay with a SPA, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, and a wide range of massages and more.
You can regain your well being through a variety of top–level yoga classes. There is also a SPA Healing Centre and the HQ of YIS, Yoga In Salento, a European leader in yoga retreats, for years a favourite destination of the best internationally renowned teachers in the world.
An energy recharge and psycho–physical well being will be the most precious gifts of your stay that you’ll take home with you, together with the new friendships you’ve made during the retreat.
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7 vegetarian dinners
double, single or shared rooms
A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens
Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request
I began studying at Yogaworks in 1991 under the the legendary Maty Ezraty, who helped popularize yoga in the US and created the rigorous teaching program used to train tens of thousands of yoga instructors worldwide.
I was teaching Hatha at Yogaworks when Maty recommended I further my studies in the Iyengar yoga system. So in 2001, I moved to France where I was privileged to study directly under Faeq and Corine Biria. It was the late Faeq who encouraged me to become an Iyengar teacher. I took the teacher-training program created by B.K.S. Iyengar himself and in 2005 was certified as a teacher by the Association Française de Yoga iyengar.
I continue to study with Corine in Paris whenever possible, and I also take classes with senior teachers around the world. I believe a true teacher must remain passionate about studying in order to teach well and relate to their students.
In addition to yoga, I have studied Vipasasna Meditation and Buddhism.
I give classes in both English and French, and have students throughout North American, Europe and in Iran. My favorite part of yoga is the therapeutic aspect of it.
“To take joy in the well-being of others is to share in the riches of the world.”
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