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Be Strong, Be Receptive, Be the practice


 Mark Kan



Description of the retreat

Immerse yourself in a week long Dharma yoga retreat with Mark Kan and explore the essence of this dynamic practice in a creative and playful way with two daily classes led by Mark.

This unique physical practice aims to open up your whole body, juxtaposing backbends, with arm balances, twists with hand balances, and inversions with hip openers, taking you on a journey through the body, mind and senses. 

Chanting, pranayama and meditation techniques which will be taught each day to facilitate different levels of consciousness and different breathing patterns.

Experience the power of manifestation through Psychic Development techniques and the psychic sleep of Yoga Nidra.

So come and join us on what is sure to be a memorable and transformational week of Dharma Yoga.


Dharma yoga is a system of classical Hatha Raja yoga based on the many decades of teachings from New York based Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. It is a devotional practice that emphasizes radiant health, a clear mind and a compassionate heart.

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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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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

Yoga In Salento - ritiri yoga, corsi di yoga Lecce

Via Stazione, 116, 73010 Zollino LE, Italy


Mark is the most senior Dharma Yoga teacher in the UK. Since he introduced the practice to London in 2008, over the past decade he has worked tirelessly to establish Dharma Yoga in London’s leading yoga studios and has grown a strong and dedicated Dharma Yoga community, inspiring many of his students to become Dharma Yoga teachers themselves. 

His classes are renowned for being physically and mentally challenging, inspired by the classes that Sri Dharma Mittra taught when he first practised with him in 2006.
Like his Guru, Mark’s teaching are rooted in the classical hatha raja yoga tradition, encompassing all aspects of the science of yoga – from the physical to the mental and spiritual.
He is a mentor on the Dharma Yoga teacher training faculty in New York and author of The Complete Yoga Tutor, published in 2013 for which Sri Dharma Mittra wrote the foreword.

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