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A week of retreat immersed in yoga practices and the quiet beauty of Salento for a profound transformation of the perception of reality that arises from the expansion of our awareness.


25 June – 2 July, 2022

Description of the retreat

Atmabalasparsa means connecting with the power of the Self. It is touching (scattered) our inner strength (atmabala). We can experience the touch of the Self when our mind is still, not captured by external objects and situations. The practices of hatha yoga help us to quiet the mind and to connect to our inner power, and then maintain that state of stillness, joy and strength even during our daily activities.

During the seven days of retreat Piero will guide you through the practices of āsana, prânâyâma, bandha, mudra, svādhyāya, mantrae dhyāna, leaving you the space to absorb the teachings and completely regenerate yourself by the pool, by the sea and on pleasant excursions, all experienced in the quiet beauty of Salento, in the ideal atmosphere of the Samadhi farm, twenty minutes from the sea and ten from Lecce.





6 days with an international teacher 

6 morning sessions

6 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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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

Among the most influential Italian teachers of yoga, Piero Vivarelli has the ability to guide students to explore deeply and confidently their inner and outer resources, skills that arise from his direct experience of the power of practice, and the passion with which shares this experience in an open and sincere way. Dedicated since 1994 to yoga in all its traditional aspects, he lived in India from 1997 to 2000, and he regularly studied with John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga, and with other world-famous teachers including Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Shermann and Noah Mazé. In 2005 he was the first Italian to get the certification of Anusara Yoga. In the same year he founded the AtmaStudio in Bologna. Deeply influenced by the study with world-renowned professors of philosophies and religions such as Mark Dyczkowski, Carlos Pomeda, Bill Mahony and Paul Muller Ortega, he regularly teaches at AtmaStudio and holds courses, training for teachers and retreats in Italy and other European countries.

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