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Come and feel the traditional ashtanga yoga method and embrace the value of this practice !

An ideal chance to deepen your practice in primary, intermediate and advanced series of the ashtanga method.

Patrick Frapeau

In depth Ashtanga Yoga retreat with Patrick Frapeau

27 May-3 June 2023    3-10 June 2023

Description of the retreat

This is a two-week retreat and we encourage you to have the full experience, however we understand your life commitments so its also available for one week onl

Patrick fonder of Mysore practice in Paris teaches the traditional method of Ashtanga-Yoga, founding his teaching on the fundamental aspect of internal alignment (breath, Bandhas and focus) as well as the proper placement of the body.

According to Patrick, the practice should be like meditation in motion, oblivious to progress, comparisons or goals. He encourages practitioners to cultivate simplicity and humility, calling on them to stay open to anything that might present itself.

6 morning Mysore class per week 

Organizing and strengthening the Ashtanga-yoga practice according to each student needs, difficulties and limitations.

7:00-10:00 am



Mysore class

Afternoon workshops :

The evening workshops will be dedicated to all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga methodology including practical techniques and philosophical wisdom and how it influences our life.


    • – In-depth exploration of the Ashtanga-yoga practice
    • – Studies of Asana through their interactions and affiliations
    • – Philosophy and mythology
    • – Meditation

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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

Patrick Frapeau

Authorized Teacher Level II
The Artistic Language has been my main channel of expression and development as an actor, dancer and acrobat, for almost 20 years.
In 1999, as I was a professional dancer, I took my first Iyengar Yoga classes, shortly followed by Hatha Yoga classes.
In 2002, in the course of my insomnia, Ashtanga Yoga came into my life.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga very quickly became a daily practice. Charley Bensusen was my teacher and my guide for many years during which he taught me the art of “being present”.

Quite naturally, I followed his 9-months’ training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
In 2005 I started to teach. I met renowned Yoga figures such as Rolf Naujokat, John Scott, David Swenson, BNS Iyengar…
I discovered Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Anusara Yoga, and complemented my training.
Numerous trips to India and around the world enriched my explorations.
I graduated with diplomas in Thai massage and reflexology from the school of Wat Po in Bangkok and Chang Mai (Thailand) .

After several extended stays in Mysore (Southern India), studying at the KPJAYI, in Mysore, I was given the permission to teach, (the “blessing” ) from Sharat Jois himself.
He also encouraged me to create a Mysore Programme in Paris. Thus, the “Mysore Practice in Paris” was born.
Today, internal alignment (dristhis, bandhas and breathing) remains a priority practice for me. Yet, combined with my knowledge of anatomy (drawn from my training as a body actor, and the study of Iyengar and Anusara yoga), I can create safe spaces for the practitioners in my classes, without distorting the practice of Ashtanga.

I transmit the technique with my heart, with love for the Art of Yoga.
My teaching is in line with the tradition and its evolution, as it continues to be transmitted to me during each Yoga stay in Mysore.

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