Ashtanga Retreat @Yogapulia
with Andy Gill & Annabelle Haberkorn-Gill
24th - 30th August 2019
£275 Teaching and Massage
€540 Accommodation and food
This Retreat is now fully booked - a waiting list is available to sign up to
Yoga practice + Yoga workshops + Massage + Gong baths + Meditation
Join us for a unique six-day Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with tailored bodywork, yoga workshops, Gong and sound baths, and guided meditation at Yogapulia in the beautiful Valle D’Itria in Southern Italy.
We consider the practice of yoga to be a healing modality that has the potential to bring freedom to your mind and body. We have however witnessed many yoga students struggling to find that very freedom, attempting to push and impose the postures on their body in ways that are less than optimal.
Meeting Yoga in this way gets us no closer to personal freedom, often achieving the opposite. It can lead to us giving up this wonderful practice as we struggle with the pain and injury that can result from this approach.
In this retreat we hope to share information that will help you find freedom, space, lightness in your yoga practice, thereby setting you on the path to effort-less practice .
We will work with you to:
Identify problematic movement, breath and structural patterns in your practice and work with you to identify solutions.
Use massage and bodywork to work on specific soft tissue restrictions in areas that may impede your current practice.
Provide you with an individualised set of tools and techniques for you to use and explore in your practice.
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners and includes:
6 x Morning practices
3 x Yoga workshops
1 x bodywork/massage treatment consultation with Annabelle
Evening Gong baths and guided meditations
6 nights accommodation
2 delicious vegetarian meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner. Snacks and refreshments through the day
Opportunity to explore local area and beaches
The cost for the retreat is payable in two parts.
Yoga, and treatment: 275 GBP payable to Andy Gill
Accommodation and board for six nights: 540 euro per person payable to YogApulia, based on 2 people sharing a twin room
We are currently offer a discount of €50 on accommodation for subscribers to andygill.yoga
Booking and further information
Contact Andy at email@example.com or phone/text 07913 615984
About Annabelle Haberkorn-Gill
Annabelle is Andy's wife and specialises in a remedial approach to massage, emphasising her work on alleviating acute and chronic pain. She has extensive experience in treating:
Shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction
Hip and Pelvic pain and dysfunction
Back and neck pain
Repetitive strain injuries
Annabelle combines a range of techniques depending on each person's needs and requirements, including but not limited to: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue massage.
Annabelle has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 15 years, and has been a full-time body therapist since 2010. She is currently studying classical Chinese acupuncture.
About Yogapulia - our home for the retreat
YogApulia is a brand new boutique retreat centre, created in a traditional Trulli house, exclusively for yoga and meditation practice. It has been set up by dedicated yoga practitioners Mark & Nicola. Their intention is to create an intimate space in tune with the natural rhythm of nature and incorporating principles of permaculture, where guests can escape from the demands of the modern world to deepen their practice in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Valle d’Itria in Apulia, Italy.
They look to incorporate the fundamental principles of yoga into everything we do, including living sustainably with nature and the seasons and giving back to the community around us.
Accommodation & Facilities
The retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.
Accommodation consists of seven twin/double bedrooms all with private ensuite bathrooms and AC for the hottest summer months. We are renovating all rooms to a high standard using locally sourced materials, and are aiming to create 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 retreat centre has easy access from Bari and Brindisi airports. You can hire a car or the centre can organise single or group taxis.
For more information go to www.yogapulia.com
The retreat centre is in a beautiful and historic part of Italy. It is surrounded by Trulli houses, Olive groves, and some stunningly beautiful historic Italian towns and villages such as Martina Franca and Alberobello. It is also close to the Adriatic and some beautiful beaches such as Polignano a Mare.
Historic Matera is just a couple of hours drive away and a must see! If you come why not book a few extra days to look around this stunning part of the world, sample the wine and wonderful food perhaps?