Retreat Date July 3 – 10 with Yogi Ashokananda

Relax and Revitalise Retreat 

with Yogi Ashokananda

Casananda Retreat, Puglia Italy

3 – 10 July 2020 

You will expand your sense of who and what you love with the teachings of Yogi Ashokananda.  The practices of Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga and Pranayama will revitalise your body and mind.  In your free time, you can experience and explore the local culture, relax at the stunning beaches, stroll through the villages.  Your retreat will kick off with a full day of practices at the Yoga Life Conference Lecce Italy. 

You will return from Italy very relaxed and revitalised!

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga practices 
  • Yoga to fit all levels of fitness and experience
  • Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and stories
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • Yoga Life Conference Lecce Event Pass – 4 July
  • Lecce Conference Transfers
  • Daily tasty vegetarian sattvic meals, Breakfast & Dinner, herbal tea, and coffee
  • Free time to explore the enchanting area
  • Use of yoga mats and all the props


Daily Routine

Morning Practice – Prana Kriya Yoga

The Prana Kriya Yoga sessions will allow you to experience the essence and authenticity of true Kriya Yoga with Yogi Ashokananda’s signature style of Prana Kriya Yoga.

Regardless of your physical strength and ability, Yogi will expertly guide you so that you can experience the layer of your highest consciousness by focusing on the fundamental principles of the practice. In these energetic and empowering sessions, we will go into fascinating detail and experience of Prana Kriya Yoga, covering kumbhakas (breath retention), mudras, kriyas and the five pranas.

Prana Kriya Yoga harmonises and unites the flow of the physical movement in our bodies (kriya) with its energetic power helping you become aware of your creative potential.

This form of yoga is one of the most effective means by which to achieve your goals and aspirations, material, emotional and spiritual, and bring your actions in line with your mental and emotional state. Prana Kriya Yoga has also long been highly regarded among many great masters and yogis to hold the key to slowing down the ageing process. It achieves this by recharging the blood with oxygen and decarbonising it, thus rejuvenating the brain and spinal centre and preventing the decay of tissues in the body. It awakens the hidden energy (kundalini) within you allowing you to transform and free yourself from limiting beliefs and old behavioural patterns that hold you back.

Evening Practice – Himalayan Hatha Yoga 

The evening sessions will allow you to experience the essence and authenticity of true Hatha Yoga with Yogi Ashokananda’s signature style of Himalayan Hatha Yoga

The various Himalayan Hatha Yoga practices experienced throughout the Italian Retreat will have specific focuses, including:

  • energise, strengthen restore and connect, body, breath & mind.  You will be guided through Himalayan Hatha Yoga series to create lightness, freedom and space within your body. This is an energetic practice giving you psychological as well as physical strength.
  • release stress focusing on unwinding and releasing toxins and undigested emotions from organs and the nervous system which are collected throughout the day.  This is gentler practice to help calm the central nervous system for a good night’s sleep.
  • letting go and acceptance on physical, mental & emotional levels, This is a restorative practice to rejuvenate & restore the central nervous system and help you to feel more grounded. 

Atma Kriya Meditation will be Integrated into the morning & evening sessions

You will leave feeling stronger, lighter, energised and rebooted. 

Yogi Ashokananda

Yogi Ashokananda 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.

Raised in India, he has been practising 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 resulting in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, ATMA Meditation & Science of Relaxation. 

Location Details

CASANANDA is a courtyard villa and pool in the sleepy village of Ortelle. Puglia, known as the garden of Italy. It is a classic mix of Baroque and Medieval architecture, olive trees, dramatic coastline and clear waters. This is the Italy of the last century, with Moorish and Grecian influence, there is something for everyone. Come and experience the piazza come alive after five o’clock and shoot the breeze with the locals. We offer morning and evening practice with Yogi Ashokananda, your days are free to venture off to visit the local sites, swim in the prestine seas, enjoy a long leisurely lunch or simply relax by the pool. Breakfast & a light dinner are included in the retreat package lovingly prepared by retreat host, Karita Massara, who is passionate about utilising the organically grown local produce.  

Porto Miggiano Beach

Fava Mash

Breakfast Beauty

Rooftop Yoga

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Retreat Fees

From € 800 – € 1,600

Includes

  • 2 daily yoga practices 
  • Yoga to fit all levels of fitness and experience
  • Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and stories
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • Yoga Life Conference Lecce Event Pass – 4 July
  • Lecce Conference Transfers
  • Daily tasty vegetarian sattvic meals, Breakfast & Dinner, herbal tea, and coffee
  • Free time to explore the enchanting area
  • Use of yoga mats and all the props

Extras (not included)

  • Flights – Brinidisi or Bari are the nearest airports
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Transportation
  • Massage Treatments
  • Lunch

Booking & Payment

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