I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a New Year, an Easter and a Summer Retreat in Italy in 2019!
These retreats will be the perfect opportunity to escape from the demands of the modern world to deepen your practice in a peaceful setting. The New Year (Jan 11th-13th) and Easter (April 19th-22nd) Retreats will be held in our peaceful haven deep in the Wicklow woods. These weekend retreats will be an immersion in traditional Ashtanga yoga consisting of morning Mysore style classes, afternoon hikes in Glendalough and the Glenmalure Valley, evening guided meditation classes and amazing vegetarian food. You can view retreat centre here http://mucklaghlodge.wixsite.com/wicklow.
The Summer Retreat (August 17th-24th) will be held in the beautiful setting of the Itria valley, Puglia in Southern Italy. The day will begin with Mysore Style classes and there will also be three afternoon workshops focusing on the key elements of the Ashtanga Yoga system. Guests can choose to explore the local beaches and historical towns or simply relax by the pool in their free time. You can view the retreat centre here https://www.yogapulia.com/.
All of these retreats have been created to ensure you return home feeling fully rejuvenated with a depth of knowledge to help you deepen your understanding and approach to your yoga practice. Treat yourself to one of these bespoke retreats if you feel like truly nourishing yourself! I’ve included lots more details below – let me know if you any questions and I will be happy to guide you through…
Just a gentle reminder that there will be no evening Mysore classes on Tuesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 8th. As most of you already know, I’m passionate about my continuous studies which are also an integral part of my teaching. I will be practicing with Certified teacher, Hamish Hendry in London – see http://astangayogalondon.com/. All class memberships and cards will be credited accordingly and I will return fully rejuvenated for you all!
There are two last spaces on the Primary Series Workshop this Saturday, November 3rd (see below for bookings.)
Looking forward to seeing you at the evening Mysore classes this week!
Ashtanga and Hill Walking Weekend Retreat
January 11th-13th 2019
Escape for a weekend of Ashtanga yoga, guided mountain hikes and amazing organic vegetarian food deep in the Wicklow woods. This weekend retreat will be a deep immersion in traditional Ashtanga yoga consisting of morning mysore style classes, afternoon hikes in Glendalough and the Glenmalure Valley with our mountain guide, Rory and evening guided meditation classes. The retreat centre is a peaceful haven with shared en-suite accommodation and delicious organic vegetarian food.
€380 Investment (Twin Room Accommodation)
€340 Investment (Dorm Style Accommodation)
Bookings via https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-workshops/
Full Primary Series Workshops
Saturdays 10.30am – 1.00pm
- November 3rd
- November 18th (Elevate Studio, Dundalk. Contact Maria 087 2803307)
- December 1st
5 Little Fitzwilliam Place,
Experience the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa system. We will be moving through the Primary series to help you understand the dynamics and the breakdown of this system. There will be a strong focus on key alignment techniques, providing you with concrete information to flow through your practice from one posture to another more fluidly. There will also be a strong focus on how to apply the Tristana method of breath, posture and focal point to train the mind transforming your physical practice into a moving meditation. Open to all levels. All Mysore practitioners are encouraged to attend.
€35 per workshop or €65 for 2 sessions
Pre-booking via https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-workshops/required as spaces are limited.
April 19th-22nd 2019
Escape for an Easter Bank Holiday weekend of Ashtanga yoga, guided mountain hikes and amazing organic vegetarian food deep in the Wicklow woods. This weekend retreat will be a deep immersion in traditional Ashtanga yoga consisting of morning mysore style classes, afternoon hikes in Glendalough and the Glenmalure Valley with our mountain guide and evening guided meditation classes. The retreat centre is a peaceful haven with shared en-suite accommodation and delicious organic vegetarian food.
€515 Investment (Twin Room Accommodation)
€470 Investment (Dorm Style Accommodation)
YogaPulia Retreat Centre
August 17th-24th 2019
This is a wonderful opportunity for both beginners and experienced practitioners to deepen their practice of Ashtanga yoga with Gillian in the beautiful setting of the Itria valley, Puglia, Southern Italy. The day will begin with Mysore Style classes and there will also be three afternoon workshops focusing on the key elements of the Ashtanga Yoga system including the principles of Back Bending, Inversions and Transitions. Guests can choose to explore the local beaches and historical towns or simply relax by the pool in their free time. Click here to view the Retreat Centre – yogapulia.com
The retreat includes:
- 7 nights accommodation
- 6 mornings of Mysore Style Classes
- 3 afternoon Asana Techniques Workshops
- 2 delicious vegetarian meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner
- Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit
Accommodation and Facilities:
The retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves. Accommodation consists of twin/double bedrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms and AC. The rooms are all renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, creating a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard will provide the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.
Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.
The international airport at Brindisi is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minutes drive. Ryanair has direct flights from Dublin to both airports.
Twin Room with en-suite bathroom and AC €1,030