Italy Master Classes with Yogi Ashokananda / 4 – 7 July



Event Fees:

Casananda, Ortelle Puglia – Southern Italy

4 – 7 July

€200 / £170 – 4 Master Classes

We are thrilled to be returning to Casananda Retreat, located in Puglia, Southern Italy and pleased to invite you to a series of Master Classes held over 4 wonderful days together.

The Master Classes will focus on practices, techniques and experiential learning to lead you towards greater self-awareness and healing.  You will expand your sense of who and what you are with the teachings of Yogi Ashokananda by applying the yoga & meditation disciplines he has developed.

Casananda is located in Ortelle, southern Puglia in the region of Salento. Salento divides the clear, turquoise waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The small villages of the region give a sense of going back in time, visitors fall in love with Salento’s simple way of life. It’s the perfect setting for the practice of Yoga, Meditation, Transformation and Healing. Karita Massara is our partner and location host.

Yogi sees the journey of yoga and meditation as one which allows you to see all of yourself; his philosophy of “without engaging the vehicle, you cannot make any journey” applies to the engagement of the physical, emotional, mental and psychological aspects of self through his practices of yoga and meditation. The spirit or soul, he says, does not need healing as it is already whole and complete; it is the consciousness, the awareness around the soul and the mind which yoga and meditation can help to clear giving you access to the spirit or soul and self-healing. The aim of the practices is to bring you to the center of yourself so that you can transform you and your life from this authentic place within you.


  • Authentic Yoga & Meditation Practices across 4 specific Master Classes, guided by the Master of the practices
  • Yoga & Meditation to fit all levels of fitness and experience
  • The location we have specially selected and our partner & host, Karita Massara
  • Participate Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 hour Master Classes

Master Class Schedule

Thursday – 4 July


Body Awakening – Yoga

Friday – 5 July


Restore & Revive – Yoga

Saturday – 6 July


Chakra & Sound – Yoga

Sunday – 7 July


Power of Relaxation

Yogi Ashokananda

Yogi is an expert and pioneer as a practising Master of Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. He has dedicated his entire adult life in service to humanity by teaching, mentoring, writing, learning, and speaking on yoga, meditation, and spirituality.  He is the Master who created the discipline of Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga & Atma Kriya Meditation, the results of practicing from a young age and benefiting from the teachings of several great Yogis.

Raised in India, he has been practicing yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher.

Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas. The Gurukul style of learning with the masters, influenced Yogi’s experience and inspiration to develop his own profound yoga & meditation disciplines and insights which have their roots in the ancient, sacred Indian tradition. The outcome of this period in his life resulted in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation & Science of Relaxation.

Yogi Ashokananda resides primarily in the UK, teaching across Europe, Asia, India and Live Online. His teachings have been available in the U.S. through his students and in 2022, he traveled to the States for the first time with a view to understand the interest in his teachings directly.  He is delighted to be returning to the States, this time to Texas.

He continues to incorporate these beautiful practices into his daily life, while helping others to achieve the same. As an eternal student, he continues to learn from all his students and maintains an openness to new experiences.

All instruction in English

Yogi-ji also speaks: Hindi and Sanskrit

General Information

Included in the Fee

  • Practices
    • Thursday Evening Master Class – Body Awakening with Himalayan Hatha Yoga
    • Friday – Evening Master Class – Restorative Yoga
    • Saturday – Evening Master Class – Chakra & Sound with Prana Kriya Yoga
    • Sunday – Evening Master Class – Power of Relaxation
  • Use of yoga mats and props

Not included in the Retreat Fee

  • Accommodations (Contact Karita at Casananda for assistance)
  • Transfers to / from Casananda
  • Flights
  • Meals


Nearest airports: Brindisi (~93 km) & Bari (212 km)

Skill level

  • New to Yoga or Meditation
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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