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Claire Berghorst
Claire Berghorst

Join us at Yoga in Salento to embark on a journey of infusing your practice with joy. Balancing the fundamental concepts of yoga, to create harmony between sun and moon energies, masculine and feminine, yin and yang.



15 – 22 June 2024

Description of the course

Join us at Yoga in Salento to embark on a journey of infusing your practice with joy.

Balancing the fundamental concepts of yoga, to create harmony between sun and moon energies, masculine and feminine, yin and yang.

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a deeply personal practice. Sometimes we practice alone at home, sometimes we step into a shala and share our practice and our vulnerabilities with others. Sometimes we can get a little stuck and just as in life, we find ourselves in a hamster wheel of grasping for more…

During this week of self-discovery at the beautiful Yoga in Salento we’ll delve down a rabbit hole of energy systems drawing inspiration from Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This inquiry and ‘re-learning’ to feel and be curious in postures as in life, we’ll find harmony and spark joy into our practice.

Expect to feel grounded and lifted in equal measure; to get curious about the internal pathways of movement within your own body as you learn to feel and move afresh.

During the retreat all practitioners are welcome, whether you are flying through an advanced series, just learning the standing poses or working with an injury or mental setback.

We will have a combination of counted classes fusing group energy and Mysore style, allowing Claire to support each of you individually.

The retreat will also include 3 afternoon workshops where we will have the opportunity to be curious and explore topics from the all the important foundations to finding a soft fluidity in backbends and bringing our pranayama practice into action.

Claire has practiced Ashtanga yoga daily since her early twenties.

During that time, life has flowed with abundance, becoming a wife, a mother and completing the Ashtanga 4th series.

As life flows it includes everything, the highs and the lows, and hence her practice has vacillated between fiery highs and sweet softening.

Claire’s approach is very much one of holding and supporting, teaching with kindness and compassion. Practicing for any extended duration has to include it all… ‘

Practice, practice do your practice and all is coming..’. Claire is passionate about enabling students to create a practice for life, one that is there to support you through it all.

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Our Yoga 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


1 week

6 lunches per week

7  dinners per week

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request


Claire Berghorst has been teaching yoga on a full time basis since 2008, and has completed several teacher trainings both locally and internationally.

Always a student first, she continues to practice and study with her teachers on a regular basis, allowing her experiences and learnings on the mat to feedback into her teachings; openly sharing her own stumblings and learnings along the way.

She has completed the Ashtanga 4th series, a challenging practice that balances strength and grace in equal measure.

Claire’s passion for yoga is readily experienced in her classes, where she welcomes students of all abilities.

She believes that the practice should be supportive and adaptable to the individual, creating a sustainable practice. She passionately believes in empowering students to develop a nurturing regular practice.

Her teaching style is open and supportive of the individual.

For Claire, yoga is an internal exploration of self discovery that should be kind and honest, yet fun.

She enjoys finding that perfect balance between strength, flexibility and a steady mind. This balance translates into her own life, where her passion for family, health, wellness and abundance merge.

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