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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.

Ashtanga Yoga WITH Petri Räisänen

JUNE 13-26, 2020

Description of the retreat

The retreat is based on Traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice in a quiet, gentle and therapeutic environment. Petri 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!





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.

For all information, call +39 0836 600284 or send an email to info@yogainsalento.com.



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The Location

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.


7 nights

6 brunches

7 vegetarian dinners

1 breakfast

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

Susanna was born in Rome, and lived in Copenhagen for about fifteen years where she taught Ashtanga Yoga together with her partner Jens Bache in her school Ashtanga Yoga Copenhagen. She goes to Mysore in India every year to study and deepen her practice with her teacher R. Sharath Jois, nephew of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the late Guru of Ashtanga Yoga. She has received authorisation to teach Level 2. She has also taken part in Sharath’s special teaching courses held exclusively for teachers authorised by the KPJAYI of Mysore.

In September 1993, at the age of thirty, a friend spoke to her in such a positive way about Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and its dynamism that she was intrigued. From that first class she never stopped practising and from that moment onwards little by little Yoga entered her life and changed its direction. As a herbalist interested in Yoga she then became a full-time yoga teacher over seven years, moving from Rome to Copenhagen in 2001.

In 1995 and 1996 she made her first trips to Mysore to practise with Guruji, a beautiful, unforgettable and very intense experience. She met Guruji, Saraswathi and Sharath again in Helsinki in 2001 during a workshop and then decided together with Jens to go to Mysore to practise with him again. From 2003 she returned regularly to Mysore to practise and deepen Yoga under the careful and vigilant guidance of Sharath and until 2009 of Guruji and Saraswathi.

During her travels to Mysore, in addition to deepening her practice with Guruji and Sharath, she began to study Sanskrit, chanting and philosophy with Lakshmish Bhat, Dr. Jayashree and Prof. Narasimhan. She deepened her knowledge of Sanskrit with Prof. Ken Zysk at the University of Copenhagen.

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