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‘Utilising Mudra, Mantra and Meditation will transform our routine Yoga Practice into a blissful experience of ‘sat chit ananda’


Mudra, Mantra, Meditation retreat
with Elana de Veaux
An immersion into the subtle energetics of Yoga Practice

25 – 30 May, 2020

Description of the retreat

Mudra is the energetic alignment of the bodymind through specific gestures of the hands and placement of the body to activate the flow of pranic energy. This in turn shifts our consciousness to the continual stream of intelligence and energy that is always available to us, filling our mind and heart with joy and peace.

Mantra is the practice of attunement to the frequencies of pure sound that activate and harmonise all of creation. From the ultimate universal mantra of ‘Om’ to the Bija mantras of the Chakras, to the invocation of the Divine Name we will explore many of the key mantric phrases in the yoga tradition.

Meditation is the key to transforming our consciousness and establishing our awareness in the essential truth of Being. While words are only an indicator to the state beyond word and form, the ancient teachings are full of inspirational guidance that support our practice. We will be working from the Radiance Sutras, a relatively recent translation of the ancient Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, which is sublimely poetic and powerfully focuses our awareness.

Each Morning of our retreat we start the day with a Flowing Asana Practice incorporating these 3 elements of Mudra, Mantra and Meditation. Our afternoon practice we focus on the essentials of each specific practice, deepening our connection to and understanding of those elements.



Our days will begin with an Asana Flow practice from 7:30 to 9:30. The Mudra, Mantra and Meditation elements will be included in these sessions.

There will be 3 2-hour afternoon sessions that we will use to specifically explore the connection, and understanding of each element.

Check in: 25 May at 2:00 pm
Check out: 30 May at 10:00 am

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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.


5 nights

4 brunches

5 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


 Elana de Veaux is an international teacher of Yoga, specialising in the Transformational Benefits of Yoga for optimal physical, mental and Emotional Wellbeing. She holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Psychology, and is passionate about guiding others to achieve the fruits of Yoga. Founder of Shakti Yoga in Sydney and a beautiful garden studio in Bryon Bay, Australia, she was blessed to find her Yoga Teacher Kamala Devi as a teenager and has been practicing ever since, now giving Teacher Trainings and Retreats at home and abroad. Shakti Yoga sessions are nurturing and joyful, enabling a deep connection to the inner divine presence that is our true nature, creating peace and harmony in all our relationships.
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