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Breath and Bandha with Lucien Sanchez Zuber


Ashtanga yoga retreat :
Breath and Bandha with Lucien Sanchez Zuber

22-29 August, 2020

Description of the retreat

My personal practice is based in the Ashtanga Yoga method. I have been dedicated to a daily, six-day-a-week practice for over 20 years. Ashtanga yoga traces its lineage to an ancient sage named Vamana Rishi and it is through a long line of students who became teachers themselves that we now have access to the heritage of yoga. Ashtanga literally means eight limbs and is defined by the sacred yogic text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as Yama (moral codes), Niyama (self-purification and study), Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense control), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (total peace). Ideally teachers are well-versed in all eight limbs before they begin teaching so that they may truly guide the student through the entire journey of yoga.

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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

Lucien grew up in a family of artists and musicians around the world, he was deeply immersed in classical music and had the opportunity to learn a few languages early on. In his teens, an uncle who had travelled in India introduced him to yoga and vipassana and among these newfound practices his interest in the metaphysical led him to research of shamanism and native practices of his father’s motherland, Mexico.

When he discovered ashtanga yoga he was hooked and it became his daily sadhana. Study of yoga and meditation led him to South East Asia where he spent most of his time in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bali. There, over the next few years he studied Thai massage with Pichest Boonthume, and asthanga yoga with various different teachers spending a particularly long time practicing and learning from Iain Gryzak in Bali, Eileen Hall in Sydney and Sharath Jois in Mysore both of the later whom he had the opportunity to study with and assist over the past years.

It is with great joy and pleasure that Lucien now looks to transmit any knowledge this life path has given him in the most honest and authentic way possible giving students the space to find the wisdom in themselves to improve their lives as it has slowly done for him through dedication, experience and practice. With this intention Lucien has spent the last years traveling and teaching in different places across the world such as Mexico, USA, Sri Lanka, Thailand, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia amongst others finally coming to settle in Paris for further university studies at Ecole 42 in 2019.

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