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A unique opportunity for yogis, muses and photographers. Let’s create magic and build community!

 

THE BEAUTY OF YOGA

Content Creation week with Alessandro Sigismondi.
August 7-14, 2021

Description of the retreat

Yoga is one of the purest expression of beauty. Capturing the essence of yoga with a camera can be one of the most powerful art of expression.
Come and immerse yourself into a week of yoga, photography, creativity, fun and holiday vibes.
Are you a new yoga teacher? Come to learn how to take better photos and videos of your practice.
Are you looking for great content for your social media? Come to be a muse and a model.
Are you a photographer who wants a great portfolio? Come to discover a new and exciting niche.
If you are one of the those people, or all the things listed above, this is the opportunity for you.
Immerse yourself into a week of powerful creative energy at beautiful Yoga in Salento, in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Dive deep into the magic of yoga photography and the art of being in front of the camera with an enthusiastic mentor.
Alessandro Sigismondi, the content creator who since 10 years has created some of the most memorable content for yoga teachers, studios and brands such as Kino MacGregor, Laruga Glaser, Triyoga and Liforme.
Your days with start with yoga classes with international yoga teachers exploring different practices to center yourself and recharge, then we will immerse ourselves into our creativity with Alessandro.
Our resident teacher will be Petra Vukotic, with backgrounds in different styles, a past in rhythmic gymnastic and a career in modeling. In the afternoons we will have photo shoots, trips and more yoga, again with Petra and with other guest teachers such as Juliette Van Der Weijde, Paula Vahos and Alice Maisetti.
All the photography classes will have a theory part but will be mostly practical, and they will be totally accessible: you can join with your camera or your phone.
And if you come to have your yoga photos taken, don’t worry, you will have plenty of them, shot directly from Alessandro.
After this week, you will bring home a priceless wealth of experiences.
It will be an unforgettable experience, when you will be part of a wonderful community, you will have a lot of fun, you will take your creativity to the next level and you will boost your online presence with amazing content: truly the memories of a lifetime.
Discover a new way of seeing beauty. The beauty of the Universe, the beauty of of the yoga postures, your inner and radiant beauty.

Program

SATURDAY 7.8.

Afternoon
18:30
Welcome GATHERING
19:30 Dinner

SUNDAY 9.8.

NEW MOON – SUNDAY

MASTERCLASS PETRA + MEDITATION
7:30 -9:00
30 MINS MEDITATION + PRANAYAMA

9:00 – 10:30 ALESSANDRO WORKSHOP
INTRO TO THE WEEK / KEYS TO A GREAT YOGA PHOTO (composition / angles / light)

11.00 BRUNCH

FREE TIME

16:00 – 17:00
Creativity visualization Meditation with Paula

17.00 – 19:00
YOGA + PHOTO PLAY (Petra and Alessandro)

Exploring which postures look best in camera
19.30 DINNER + SHARING

MONDAY 9.8. (open day)

7.30-8:30
Prana Vashya MORNING FLOW with PETRA

9:00-10:30 ALESSANDRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
How to master natural light (indoor)

11:00 brunch
FREE TIME
15:00 – 16:30 Backbending with JULIETTE
17:00-19:00

ALESSANDRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Chasing the light (outdoor)
19.30 DINNER + SHARING

TUESDAY 10.8. (open day)

07.30-09.00 MORNING VINYASA FLOW with PETRA
9:00-10:30

ALESSANDRO AND PETRA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
How to be confident and look great in front of the camera.

11:00 BRUNCH
FREE TIME

14:00-18:00 Body painting session with LELA
You can choose to get painted, to create artistic photos or both.

18:00.19:30
Ecstatic Dance with PETRA

19.30 DINNER + SHARING

WEDNESDAY 11.8.

07.30 – 09.00
MORNING FLOW  with PETRA

9:30-11:00
Reviewing photos and editing

11:00 BRUNCH
FREE TIME
17:00-20:00

Trip to secret location for amazing outdoor yoga photos
20:00 Dinner

THURSDAY 12.8. (open day)

07.30 – 09.00 MORNING FLOW WITH PETRA
9:00- 10:30

Tips and tricks for shooting videos.
11:00

Brunch
FREE TIME
15:00-16:30 Playing with arm balances with Alice
17:00-19:30

Collective photo shoot
19.30 DINNER

FRIDAY 13.8.

07.30- 09.00 MORNING FLOW
9.30-11.00 TAKE YOUR CONTENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL : EDITING WITH ALESSANDRO
11:00 BRUNCH
16:00 – 17:00

Creativity visualization Meditation with Paula
17.00 – 19:30

Yoga lifestyle shoot.
Not only yoga photos: food, nature and more.
19.30 DINNER

SATURDAY 14.8.

8:00 BREAKFAST AND SHARE

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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

Yoga In Salento - ritiri yoga, corsi di yoga Lecce

Via Stazione, 116, 73010 Zollino LE, Italy

Alessandro Sigismondi was born in Torino, Italy, in 1974 and attended University of Turin. Upon matriculation and for 16 years, he worked his way up the corporate ladder, becoming the deputy creative director at top advertising company Italia Brand Group. In 2012, he quit the corporate world and moved to India with his wife Paula and young son Leo to study yoga. He intended to become a yoga teacher while there, but soon realised his real calling in life – as a yoga and movement photographer and filmographer. Since then, he has built a huge portfolio, shooting the world’s most influential teachers like Kino MacGregor and Dharma Mitra, and working with globally-known brands like OHMME Apparel, Liforme as well as big name studios like Pure Yoga in Hong Kong and Triyoga in London. Alessandro has a lot of passion in his job and thinks that sharing images that are both aesthetically beautiful and deeply authentic can inspire more people to embrace a healthy lifestyle like yoga. While he can work on set with big crews or being a one-man-crew himself, he’s always focused in making who is in front of the camera comfortable and at ease, to let them fully express the better version of themselves. Alessandro is based in Turin, Italy, but constantly travels globally. His reach and influence is wide with more than 70,000 subscribers on his Youtube channel and 37,000 followers on Instagram.

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