RETREATS

Brindisi pool

MINDFUL YOGA RETREAT,  BRINDISI, ITALY, 2 – 9 June 2015

Some places are so magical that you would just like to keep them to yourself. Or… you can use them as the backdrop for exclusive yoga retreats with excellent teachers, delicious food and the company of like-minded people. Masseria Potenti is such a place that we just happened to run into. A place in the south of Italy of such splendour that you never want to leave it. This year we are inviting some highly experienced yoga teachers to this place to give retreats you will remember. So if you are really looking for something special, keep reading…

ACCOMMODATION
Masseria Potenti is a 16th century estate of some 250 acres situated in the countryside of southern Italy, only 3 miles from the sea. The estate used to belong to the influential Imperiali family and is now owned by the charming Mr and Mrs Tomassino. Situated among hills with olive trees and vineyards, the terrain slopes towards the Ionian coast. Fully respecting the antique architecture, the present owners have converted this classical ‘masseria’ into very stylish, personal accommodation where you are made to feel at home. There is much space for you to enjoy private time, near the pool in the Arabic garden, under a figtree with a book, in the hamam that is part of a small spa or enjoying an open air massage. Every room and suite is tastefully furnished and has its own terrace, bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and sitting room.

MINDFUL YOGA RETREAT
The retreat will be hosted by Tory Hyndman. The focus of this week will be on Mindful Yoga, with daily classes of Yin/Yang yoga (calm vs. dynamic), meditation and pranayama. There will also be a half day of silence. Days will start with meditation and breathing exercises, followed by a pleasant sequence of yoga flow to warm up the body. In the afternoon, after a day filled with pure vegetarian food, relaxation at the swimming pool, a walk on the beach or exploration of the surroundings, there will be guided meditation, reflective assignments, yoga philosophy and restorative yoga. At the end of the week you will have a basic knowledge of mindfulness, renewed contact with your inner being, and explored self tolerance and simply ‘being’.

PRICE
The prices for this retreat are:

€1280 on the basis of a king size bed in a shared suite (each has their own sleeping compartment)€1180 on the basis of a single bed in a shared suite (each has their own sleeping compartment)€1550 on the basis of a single room (standard)

INCLUSIVE:
All meals from the Tomassino’s excellent, organic cuisine
All yoga-, meditation and philosophy classes mentioned in the programme
7 nights accomodation at Masseria Potenti
Six months membership to the online yoga and meditation sessions of The House of Yoga (so after the retreat you’ll have unlimited access to Mindful Yoga classes!)
EXCLUSIVE:
Travel to Brindisi
Transfer to location
Travel- and cancellation insurance (compulsory)
Booking fee €15 p.p.
TRANSPORT
Nearest airport is Brindisi. KLM is one of the airlines serving this airport (via Rome), or Ryanair from Eindhoven. From there it takes about 60 minutes to drive to the location of the retreat. Please contact us regarding booking your flight, so we can help you arranging a group transfer if more people will arrive at the same time. If you want to have more freedom to explore the surrounding area, we recommend you to hire a car, for example via http://www.easyterra.nl. The programme begins with dinner on the evening of arrival and ends after breakfast on the last day.

We organize this retreat in collaboration with Yoga Magazine and Happy Soul Travel.
You can reserve this amazing retreat through http://www.happysoultravel.nl and info@happysoultravel.nl
We organize this retreat in collaboration with Yoga Magazine and Happy Soul Travel.
You can reserve this amazing retreat through http://www.happysoultravel.nl and info@happysoultravel.nl.

AYURVEDA: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE, 6 – 8 November 2015Domburg, Zeeland

Retreat Zeeland

During this weekend with Tory you will combine the wisdom of Ayurveda with the practice of yoga to create harmony and vitality. According to Ayurveda, ‘the science of life’, health is achieved by living in harmony with nature. The practice of yoga naturally invites us to turn our attention inwards while Ayurveda offers us an understanding of how to restore balance and wellbeing. Ayurveda is based on the theory of the three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata yoga practice is grounding and restorative, Pitta yoga practice is cooling and balancing, and Kapha yoga practice builds strength and energy. In the evening we will study the principles of Ayurveda in more depth and look at practical ways of adopting recommended diet and lifestyle changes, so you go home with the tools you need to maintain harmony and vitality.

PROGRAM
This workshop is a long weekend away from home. We start on Friday with a delicious welcome lunch. After that you have time to explore the beautiful surroundings. At 17:00 the first yoga session starts and at 19:00 we have dinner together. Below you find the complete program of the weekend.

Friday
13:00 Lunch and introduction
17:00 First yoga session
19:00 Dinner

Saturday
08:00 Meditation (unguided, optional)
08:30 Tea & Fruit
09:00 Yoga
11:00 Brunch
16:00 Yoga
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Evening program

Sunday
08:30 Meditation (unguided, optional)
09:00 Tea & Fruit
09:30 Yoga
11:30 Brunch
14:00 Departure

ACCOMMODATION
You are staying in a gorgeous house, near one of the most beautiful seasides of Holland, Domburg. The house has a great living room, cosy bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and tennis court. Surrounded by beautiful nature and the beach, you’ll find peace here for sure. The farm has eight double bedrooms, most with private bath. Click here for some photos of the location.

PRICE
Minimum number of participants is 10 persons. The price for the weekend starts at €395, based on a shared double room.

Including:

2 nights in the house

all meals, and tea, water and juices
all yoga sessions
use of the pool, sauna and tennis court

Excluding:

Transport to/from Domburg

Extra sessions like massages
Travel- and cancelation insurance
Tourist tax €1.10 p.p. (per night)
RESERVATIONS
We organize this retreat in collaboration with Yoga Magazine and Happy Soul Travel. You can reserve this amazing retreat through http://www.happysoultravel.nl and info@happysoultravel.nl.

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