Italy Workshop Date with Yogi Ashokananda / 6 – 9 July



Event Fees:

Self-Healing & Awakening

6 – 9 July

€35 each workshop

€120 – 4 Workshops

Maximum of 14 participants each day

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

The Self-Healing & Awakening workshops 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.  You have the option to join one workshop or all 4 workshops. 

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.

You have the option to join one, two, three or all four workshops.


  • Authentic Yoga & Meditation Practices across 4 specific workshops, guided by the Master of the practices
  • Yoga & Meditation to fit all levels of fitness and experience
  • Tasty vegetarian, sattvic meal (Sunday) lovingly prepared by Karita leveraging local artisan products and produce
  • Refreshing drinks following each workshop
  • The location we have specially selected and our partner & host, Karita Massara
  • Workshop options to participate Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Possibility to stay locally, accommodation advice available from Karita at Casananda

Workshop Schedule

Thursday – 6 July

17:00    Power of Relaxation

19:00    Refreshment

Friday – 7 July

17:00    Restore & Revive – Yoga

19:00    Refreshment

Saturday – 8 July

09:00    Body Awakening – Yoga

11:00    Refreshment

Sunday – 9 July

17:00    Breath Healing – Yoga & Meditation

19:00    Light Meal*

*meal not included in Workshop Fee – Donations welcome, Karita will donate all profits to Fondazione Sylva, a local charity focused on saving the olive tress and reforestation of Salento

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

Yummy Food

Karita from Casananda Retreat has been a Private Chef from New York to London and beyond. Most recently honing her craft to optimise the flavour sensations from the local, organic and artisan produce of Salento. She primarily prepares vegetarian and frequently vegan meals all to mesmerise the senses.

Karita will offer refreshing drinks following each workshop and a meal following the Sunday workshop. The Sunday meal is not included in the workshop fee, donations will be accepted with all profits going to a local charity, Fondazione Sylva, a foundation focused on saving the olive tress and reforestation of Salento.

The Sunday meal will be prepared honouring the principles of Ayurveda and  Sattvic.  100% vegetarian, no onion, no garlic and no mushrooms.  

Yogi will talk about why these are excluded when following a Sattvic approach.  

General Information

Included in the Retreat fee

  • Practices
    • Thursday – Evening Workshop – Power of Relaxation
    • Friday – Evening Workshop – Restorative Yoga
    • Saturday – Morning Workshop – Body Awakening with Himalayan Hatha Yoga
    • Sunday – Evening Workshop – Breath Healing Prana Kriya Yoga & Atma Kriya Meditation
  • Refreshing drinks following each workshop
  • Use of yoga mats and props

Not included in the Retreat Fee

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


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

Skill level

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

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