ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA RETREAT
WITH FRANCESCA MANIGLIO & LENA PELLEN
9 – 16 July, 2022
Description of the retreat
We will venture in a self journey, allowing, recognizing what emerges, recognizing the un-necessary, letting go, disconnecting from the heavy load we carry on our shoulders daily that prevents us to just be. The over emotionalized reactivism of the conscious mind stands between the individual and the true peace and harmony he seeks, as well as creating blockages and barriers to his ability to understanding life as it unfolds. We must begin within: the awakening of your self to yourSelf. No prior yoga experience is required. All levels welcome. Awakening the body, the Re-connect to the self.
We strive for an identical goal of peace, harmony and love. The place is here, the time is now. Join us. Today.
I have prepared a unique retreat for the participating guests. We will embark on a journey within, through the ashtanga practice in the morning. The afternoon practices will include extracts and aspects of my favourite readings and deepening certain areas of yoga that I consider essential, enlightening and liberating. In our spare time, outside Agricola Samadhi, I will show you my favourite places in nature, extremely unique locations. The minimum number of participants is five. Beginners are very welcome as well as regular practitioners.
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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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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.
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7 vegetarian dinners
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
Each year she hosts and organizes workshops, courses for yoga teachers and intensive courses with highly qualified international teachers. The association YIS, active in the area since 2007, has distinguished itself over the years as an important international yoga center, a meeting point of multiple experiences, opened to different practices deepened over time.
With a genuine love for teaching and for yoga, she teaches with enthusiasm, generosity, commitment and devotion. She is grateful to the masters with whom she had the privilege to study (John Scott, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, BNS Iyengar, Manju Jois, Mark Darby, David Swenson, David Williams, Lino Miele, Louise Ellis, Tina Pizzimenti, Sharon Gannon and David Life), and she is joyful for the practice’s sublime benefits.
She graduated in philosophy at the University of Milan. After degree she studies and works as a filmmaker in NYC for 5 years. While living in NYC, she meets yoga in an open class held by David Life, founder and director with Sharon Gannon, of the Jivamukti yoga school & method.
In 2006 she studies and graduates in Mysore, India, under the leadership of BNS Iyengar in Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama. In 2009 she accomplishes the three-year course AYBO of Giuliano Vecchiè, then she graduates as Ashtanga teacher from UISP – CONI. In 2014 she completes the Teacher Training in Ashtanga Yoga by John Scott.
In 2003, while preparing her master in sports, health, and wellness at Toulouse (South-France), Léna discovers Ashtanga Yoga with one of the first students of Pattabhi Jois, Serge Fonteneau, a yoga teacher in Ariege.This decisive encounter has brought Léna on the path of Ashtanga Yoga. After years of devoted training with Serge, she leaves for Mysore to follow a Sheshadri training for 2 months at the “Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala” in 2007. On her return, Léna starts teaching yoga in Ariege and continues to expand her knowledge with others teachers.
In 2009, she discovers Acro yoga, a playful mixture of acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage, resonating with her simple and generous nature. She plans to participate in the Acroyoga teacher training programme that starts in July 2013 in Barcelona.
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