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Kathy Sherer

Join Katy for a week long retreat where you get the opportunity to explore the Ashtanga practice on your own terms! 



with Katy Schrerer

31 August – 07 September 2024

Description of the retreat

Back to the Roots – Ashtanga as the Original Vinyasa.
Ashtanga and Vinyasa are two of the most practiced styles of yoga practice but did you know that Vinyasa is deeply rooted in Ashtanga?

Join Katy for a week long retreat where you get the opportunity to explore the Ashtanga practice on your own terms! No matter if you are an Ashtangi through and through or a Vinyasa practitioner, Katy will meet you where you are in your practice and will help to guide you through the Ashtanga practice. This is an Ashtanga retreat BUT with a very open invite to Vinyasa practitioners and teachers to come and experience the practice in a safe and open space.

Our schedule will include 5 Morning Mysore practices, one Led class and 4 afternoon sessions covering a variety of topics.
Optional daily Breathing and Meditation sessions are also included.


Arrival day and retreat welcome.

8-10 am
Mysore Practice and optional Breathwork & Meditation.

We all Breathe but can we do More?
A workshop where we will explore healthy breathing patterns and how to apply them during asana practice.

8-10 am
Mysore Practice and optional Breathwork & Meditation.
Opening the Tool Box of Relaxation.
A workshop where we will look at a variety of tools that we can employ to help create and cultivate relaxation in day to day life.

8-10 am
Mysore Practice and optional Breathwork & Meditation.

8-10 am
Mysore Practice and optional Breathwork & Meditation.
Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures.
A workshop where we will look at way to open the hips and the back outside of the ashtanga practice,

8-10 am
Mysore Practice and optional Breathwork & Meditation.

8-10 am
Led Class with a LOT of extra explanations followed by Breathwork & Meditation.
Asana Clinic and the ultimate selfcare remedy.
A workshop where you come with your own personal asana related questions as well as a breathing sequence to take away and use in moments of need.

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Kathy Sherer
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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

Katy is an Authorised Ashtanga and Breathwork teacher based in Bonn, Germany. She is the co-founder and owner of The Vinyasa People Yoga Studio and Yin Nation a yoga and lifestyle store.

I love to blur the lines between tradition and modernity and find it fascinating, scary, provocative and transformational! An Ashtangi at heart I find comfort and support within the traditions of the practice, completing 5 months of study in Mysore under Sharath Jois and gaining his blessing to teach in 2022 where I received my authorisation.
When it comes to breathwork and pranayama it’s a different story. After years of traditional practice I shook things up and dove head first into the world of breathwork where I experienced the life altering power of breath!

Blending tradition, modern science and dynamic breathwork practices I offer a space for all students to go all in, go deep all whilst being supported on their breathwork journey.
I whole heartedly believes there is beauty in combining tradition with modernity to create a practice that serves you so you can serve others. As a dedicated practitioner, teacher, business owner, mama and wife I understands the true meaning of flexibility and likes to share the lessons I has learnt to all willing to try.

Over the years as a teacher I completed my first RYT 200 Hour training with Seasonal Yoga in Glasgow and then my RYT 300 with Tribe in Austria. I later went on to do a second RYT 200, The Ashtanga Intensive with the Miami Life Center and my 500 Hour Pranayama and breath work teacher training with Pranayama Sadhana in beautiful Bali.
I have also completed the Breath Mastery coursewith Dan Bruhle and the Oxygen Advantage course with Patrick Mckeown. I will a new Pranayama training this year with Eddie Stern and team so there is more to go in this story.

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