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Eleanor Evrard
Eleanor Evrard




 03 – 10 August 2024

Description of the retreat



This INTENSE 300HR PROGRAM is an invitation to delve into the heart, broaden the mind and elevate your own practice & teaching skills (sequencing, embodied cuing, energy body understanding and cultivation).


Whether you want to teach, run a studio, or retreats you will start embodying the wisdom of a more cyclical awareness of your feminine or masculine body to avoid burnout but also to BE from a place of intrinsic power, and LEAD your life from your heart with increased focus, grace, and determination. This training is rigorous, challenging and comprehensive. It integrates classical asana, mantra, chanting, meditation, and philosophy to enhance your desire for moksha- liberation from Self ignorance. The anatomy program that will be part of the online section of the training  is designed to be 100% relevant to your asana, and pranayama practices. You will leave knowing exactly why you practice what you practice, as well as embodying this. 


What are the Organic Metamorphosis requirements? 


This program is challenging spiritually, mentally, emotionally, energetically and physically.

Therefore the most important requirement is the complete acknowledgement and acceptance to meet, face and work through the challenge as it reveals itself.

The second is a deep confidence in the practice and a sincere desire to share it.

The third, all applicants must hold a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved certification. 


What does the Organic Metamorphosis program include?


  • A set morning HATHA (meaning asana, postures) sequence (a blend based on the arts of Anusara Hatha, and Ashtanga inspired vinyasa flow) to illuminate your progression. You will therefore be able to keenly notice your areas of relative “weakness” and witness the progression throughout the 14 practices, whilst leaving with impeccable technical skills to continue improving after the course. This is merely a new start to your journey. Please note: Hatha yoga is not a style of asana, but rather can be translated as an effort and is an umbrella term to describe physical yoga. All practices are well rounded and include 
  • Daily posture clinics with expert guest teachers, to break down the asana from the sequence and beyond.
  • Learn to practice and guide others in the art of Bandha, Mudra, Drishti and Pranayama. 
  • Daily handstand practices, inversions, backbends, and arm balances to boost both your flexibility levels, whilst enhancing your stability (strength/power).
  • Evening of embodied insights into the art and practice of yin (feminine/Shakti) Taoism, kirtan, and yoga Nidra to balance out the three hour morning practice (yang/masculine/shiva energy).


Please note: Hatha yoga is not a style of asana, but rather can be translated as an effort and is an umbrella term to describe physical yoga. All practices are well rounded and include all of the above techniques mentioned. 


  • Embodied understanding of the chakra system, not only deeply anatomical but energetically through energy work and meditations. 
  • Enhance your understanding of prana, or how “breath is boss”
  • Teach the 90 Minute EP Intermediate Sequence: Learn to lead others in this 90 minute sequence by Elea Gisele which includes Dharma Talk, Guided Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting, Bandha, Asana and Yoga Nidra.
  • Mantra: Daily mantra chanting and study.
  • Meditation: Learn various meditation techniques and practice meditation twice a day. Additionally, learn how to teach meditation to others.
  • Scriptural Study with Dr. Keshava Murthy via zoom: Explore portions of major yogic texts: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
  • Advanced sequencing: The power of smart sequencing, knowing how to break down the steps towards complex poses in order for even beginners to produce these shapes. Whilst also using intuition through deep embodied knowledge. Learn the various ways of sequencing therapeutic sequences, and theming with Elea Gisele, author of “The Sequencing Bible”
  • Cyclical awareness: practice in respect of your cycle, whether a woman or a man, see when you build muscle vs become more flexible, what times of the day benefit what style of practice the most. Also interesting for studio owners when preparing your class schedule. 
  • Physical anatomy and physiology: skeletal, muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Injury prevention, and recovery. Subtle anatomy: including chakra, Nadi, prana and bandha. 
  • The power of words: in depth clinics and examinations of how what we say matters, aka words can either enhance or reduce muscle power and flexibility. By cuing in a yang, extra precise manner we clarify neurological pathways. By cuing in a yin or Yoga Nidra fashion, we guide the body to soften throughout all its different layers. (Physical, and auric field)
  • Ahimsa: explore and deepen this mula-Yama- or foundational practice, through a vegan lifestyle, choosing the path of least harm on the self and the world at large as the first step to self realization. 
  • Practice teaching and receiving constructive feedback, in small and larger groups. Includes how to teach workshops. 
  • Assists, and modifications: learn to give hands on assists and scale the asana according to the student’s needs. 
  • Yoga Nidra: Practice and learn to lead yoga Nidra- deep yogic relaxation. 
  • Manual: Organic Metamorphosis advanced manual.
  • Meals: vegan brunch, and dinner as well as herbal teas.
  • Accommodation: triple, double or private accommodation at the world renowned center Yoga In Salento (YIS).


Note: these two weeks on site can be taken in retreat mode (come one or two weeks and attend the 3 hour morning session, and after 6pm classes) or in training mode (two weeks intensive).


Graduation requirements:


  1. Complete and submit all pre training reading and assignments
  2. Attend every session of the contact hours on time (respect your time on this earth) 
  3. Receive passing grades on written and practicum exams
  4. Begin shifting to a vegetarian diet at least one month prior to the training
  5. Take no alcohol, or recreational drugs at least one month prior to the training. No alcohol, smoking or drugs of any kind is tolerated while onsite together. 

 Guest teachers:

These will be confirmed closer to the time of the course/retreat and are all experienced and specialized in their field.

    Eleanor Evrard
    Dr Keshava Murthy

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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

    Eleanor Evrard

    Eleanor Evrard

    Eleanor Evrard Msc Osteopathy, has been practicing traditional forms of posture, movement and breathing for over 25 years.

    Her yoga background is in Anusara Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow and Yin. She has been training yoga teachers in India, Puglia and Corfu for 10 years, and has been a practicing osteopath for 13 years.

    Dr Keshava Murthy

    Keshava Murthy

    Dr Keshava has been teaching yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama, therapeutic yoga, original tantra, Sanskrit, Vedic mantra chanting and poetry on more than 100 teacher training courses.

    Keshava lives a monastic life, practicing and teaching yoga, meditation and spirituality.
    He is committed to bring deep change in the personality of the seeker in order to have a meaningful and blissful life of peace, harmony and universal awareness.

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