Witchy Wellness Retreat Movement,
Manifestation and the Virgo New Moon
with Anastasia Baratta and Devika Wickermesinghe
SEPTEMBER 12 – 19, 2020
Description of the retreat
Join Anastasia and Devika for a journey into your deepest self, through the wondrous region of Puglia, Italy; an area rich with history, beauty and mysticism. New Moon Magic is an immersive retreat that weaves nourishing daily practises with forays to the land and seas of deep Italy, delving into the diverse energies and stories of the region. Goddesses, myths and magic will be our guides.
Our days will begin with a 2hr Mindful Movement Workshop, incorporating Pilates, deep somatic conditioning, and principles of alignment. 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 and doing activities related to our purpose of manifestation. Evenings will combine movement, sound, contemplation and discussion in preparation for the culmination of the New Moon in Virgo. Other nights will be spent visiting nearby towns for music, dancing, strolling or luxuriating in the delightful Yoga in Salento retreat space.
The New Moon is a time for planting seeds, making wishes and listening to the fertile places within that are asking to be born. On the occasion of the Autumnal Equinox, we will gather to set our intentions and manifest our power. Virgo is the sign of healing, service and purification. A rooted Earth sign, Virgo can enable us to ground into the nurturing power of self love and personal restoration in order to manifest our purpose through health and generosity.
Orientation with an undoing travel movement practice
* Devika’s Birthday Celebration in Zollino
8:30am – 2hr Mindful Movement Workshops and Practices
1pm – middays will vary
- excursions into the region
- relax at YIS
- new moon activity
8:30- activities including rituals, dancing or group mediations.
Morning travel movement preparation
- All activities are at the desire of the participant – nothing is mandatory
- Personal excursions can be arranged
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
Anastasia Baratta has been a student, practitioner and teacher of wellness, healing, sexuality and movement for over 20 years. Her deep excitement and mission centers on the profound feelings of connection through movement and the ability to self-heal. The body-conditioning program she employs works through a combination of movement, energetics and self massage techniques such as Pilates, yoga, myo-fascial release, Reiki and Somatic techniques. Anastasia considers herself a Modern Witch and a devotee of the Moon, nature and universal love. Born to ritualize, she has a gift for creating magical environments and intentional gatherings.
Anastasia began her movement training at the Kane School 2009 in New York City and then continued her training with BASI Pilates 2012 in Los Angeles. She has been a Reiki Master since 2005. In addition, she has participated in countless workshops, retreats and classes in and around the topics of healing, movement, magic and social justice.
Anastasia currently resides in Los Angeles, CA
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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