+39 0836 600 284 info@yogainsalento.com

 

Join Devika for a week devoted to strengthening and nourishing your center in the wondrous region of Puglia, Italy; an area rich with history, beauty and mysticism.  An immersive retreat that weaves strengthening and conditioning with restorative rituals. 

 

 

PILATES AND WELLNESS retreat

with Devika Wickermesinghe

SEPTEMBER 12 – 19, 2020

Description of the retreat

 

Join Devika for a week devoted to strengthening and nourishing your center in the wondrous region of Puglia, Italy; an area rich with history, beauty and mysticism.  An immersive retreat that weaves strengthening and conditioning with restorative rituals. 

Through daily Pilates practice, deep muscular conditioning, fascial stretching, and creative movement, this workshop is designed to center and balance your body in ways that nourish and support you. Through her expert teaching as a Pilates instructor in Los Angeles, and her professional career as a dancer, Devika offers a multi-layered approach to expanding your body’s possibilities. Ease of movement, injury prevention, and deep core strengthening are at the heart of this week, all set in the gorgeous retreat center YIS-Yoga In Salento.

 Our days will begin with a 2hr Mindful Movement Workshop, incorporating Pilates, Yoga, deep somatic conditioning, and principles of alignment. Devika will provide props such as YogaTuneUp fascial release balls, bands, and other props to help you stretch as well as strengthen. A delicious breakfast will be provided by the center’s organic agritourismo gardens. Midday we will engage in educational and rejuvenating excursions into the region or spent relaxing at the beautiful YIS retreat center. Evenings will combine movement, stretching, and deep muscular unwinding.  Other nights will be spent visiting nearby towns for music, dancing, strolling or luxuriating in the delightful Yoga in Salento retreat space.  

 

Working Itinerary 

Day 1 

Arrivals

Orientation with an unwinding- travel movement practice 

Dinner 

* Devika’s Birthday Celebration in Zollino!

Day 2-6

8:30am – Daily Pilates Practice

10:30am Brunch

1pm – 

  • excursions into the region 
  • relax at YIS 

8:30-Deep stretching, fascial unwinding, evening Meditation.

Day 7 

Morning travel movement preparation

Breakfast

Goodbyes

  • All activities are at the desire of the participant – nothing is mandatory
  • Personal excursions can be arranged

THE PROGRAM

 

 

6 days with an international teacher 

6 morning sessions

3 afternoon in-depth classes

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Salento

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.

BOOK YOUR STAY

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

Devika Wickermesinghe is deeply committed to embodied practice. Her experience as a Pilates instructor, yoga teacher, movement coach and professional dancer has allowed access into an ever evolving teaching strategy that aims to give folks of all abilities a movement experience that improves quality of life and enables dynamic possibilities. She is interested in unwinding negative movement and energetic patterns and in the ways communal somatic experiences can unlock potential and cultivate joy.
Devika currently lives in Los Angeles, CA

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