ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT WITH RICCARDO GHERARDI
This week the approach to practice will focus on listening.
No longer a struggle with your body and your blocks, imposing a “must do” but an abandonment and a flow where, by losing your shape, you will be able to welcome the asanas in a different way. And the moment it is ready to let go, everything comes.
Morning Mysore Classes
3 AFTERNOONS: in –depth class (2 hours)
First afternoon class: “Different stages of Asana”
In this theoretical workshop we will explain how the approach to asanas evolves within the practice. Everything changes and the way we get on the mat should also change over time.
Second afternoon class: “Hip opening”
In this practical study, we will deepen the concept of opening the hips by working on a series specially designed to guide the practitioner in a progressive way.
Third afternoon class:
In this theoretical / practical study we will first explain the concept of emotional release related to asanas and then we will apply this concept to practice.
The retreat is accessible to all levels.
“Good” is a ROUND word. When a child says, “it’s GOOD,” he tells of a world untouched, pure, essential.
“You’re good,” means: “I can trust, I feel safe.” This is true for humans, but also for nourishment.
A child is master of the essential innate ideas. Adults need to relearn to feel, to savor the taste of food connected to the taste of life.
You Are Here, and on this table you receive the privilege of that ‘good’ that has the taste of childhood.
Close your eyes for a moment, while you perceive the food that from your mouth diffuses energy and pleasure in every part of you.
Organic, for what we produce, it is truth, not a definition of fashion: we cultivate without using herbicides or pesticides with an arduous daily work between the rows.
Grow for us means supporting and not interrupting the cycle of life.
This food walks only a few steps to get from the garden to our kitchen.
Yes, this food is Good, because it made with love, because it is good for your health and at the same time does not harm anyone; to get on your plate it does not exploit other creatures, did not generate suffering, and does not bring pain residues, but joy.
It is a harmonious food, whole, in harmony with creation, with Mother Earth.
This food is the present but also the future toward which to aim. The deep aspiration is that the philosophy of mindful eating, respecting all living beings will always expand more, generating virtuous circles.
Listen to this food, it talks emitting happy vibrations.
We do not choose the easy way out, we like the commitment.
We want a full life that tastes Good”.
YIS is an international yoga community that gives high value to the connection and well being of body, mind and spirit.In this land of millenary olive groves we offer a fun, welcoming, kind and supportive eco-friendly space for Yoga retreats and holidays in tune with conscious living, with the ‘here & now’. Reconnect with Yourself, with Others, with Mother Nature, with your playfulness!Through yoga, Italian delicious organic (self-produced) vegan food, a range of integrated services at your disposal (Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Thai massage), this is a place to restore, relax and awaken the power within.
WHOLY DAYS, WHOLY LIFE. Our invitation to come join us is TURN YOUR HOLIDAYS INTO WHOLIDAYS.
Quoting BKS Iyengar: “The word ‘holistic’ is very fashionable nowadays, and one often hears people speak of ‘holistic’medicine. The word ‘holistic’ contains the word ‘whole’, which is the true meaning of ‘healthy’. When there is ‘wholeness’ of body, mind and self, this wholeness becomes holy. Holy means ‘divine’ and without divinity you cannot truly speak of holistic practice or of holistic medicine.When a person connects the soul to the skin and the skin to the soul, when there is a tremendous communion between the cells of the body and the cells of the soul, then that is holistic or integrated practice, because the whole of the human system has been integrated into a single unit in which body, mind, intelligence, consciousness and soul come together.Though tremendous advances has been made by science, medicine and psychology over many centuries, no one can define a frontier between body and mind or between mind and soul. They cannot be separated. They are intermingled, interconnected, united. Where there is mind, there is body, where there is body there is soul; where there is soul there is mind. Yet our everyday experience is of a great separation between these three. When we are engaged in mental activity, we are no longer aware of the body. When we are involved with the body, we lose sight of the soul.”
Yoga is a way to move towards integration. With us you will experience it.
What you must bring
yoga mat and towel mat
What is not included
pick ufp transfer
Name of guide
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before an event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.