Midsummer Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Balu Thevar, Sicily 14th - 21st June

Midsummer Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Balu Thevar, Sicily 14th – 21st June

Balu Thevar is coming to Sankalpasicily for the second time around to share his profound knowledge of the Ashtanga tradition. Balu has got a truly unique way to transmit the Ashtanga Yoga system to his students, firm and lovable at the same time.

Balu’s journey with yoga started 13 years ago when he was introduced to his mentor, Swami Kuttiyand, by his father, Rajendra Thevar. He practiced under the supervision of Swami Kuttiyand for 4 years and then became an assistant teacher for his mentor. His journey continued in Varanasi, Rishikesh and for several years in Mysore where he continued to teach and attend classes. In 2009, Balu opened his own shala, Sadhana Yoga Shala in Arambol Goa. Balu believes that our body is a gift and a vehicle that we use for our journey through this life. This journey provides an opportunity to become a better person and thereby find our true self.

SankalpaSicily is a project for life. Two years ago a seed was planted in Rishikesh India. After our adventure in the summer of 2017 where we organised 3 retreats we are now dedicating more energy into this project we strongly believe in. We, Francesca and Sara, both share a deep love for Ashtanga yoga and the sunny island of Sicily. We can’t wait to meet you and make the most out of your stay here in Sicily.

We believe that with great teachers, ambiance, food and with our dedication all combined we are delivering a 360 degree retreat experience.

Yoga

A week of morning Ashtanga, Mysore style or led classes and five afternoon workshops designed for you to grow into your weak spots and make them your strongholds. We are leaving one afternoon free so you can enjoy the region of Ragusa and explore this island a bit more.

Retreat schedule

14th June
2pm arrival and check in
7pm Dinner

15th June
8am Mysore style
11 am Brunch
5pm Hip opening Workshop
7.30pm Dinner

16th June
8am Mysore Style
11 am Brunch
5pm Back bending Workshop
7.30 Dinner

17th June
8am Mysore Style or led class
11 am Brunch
7.30 Dinner or dinner outside
18th June 8am Mysore Style
11am Brunch
5pm Vinyasa Workshop
7.30 Dinner

19th June
8am Mysore Style
11am Brunch
5pm Hip opening Workshop
7.30 Dinner

20th June
8am Mysore Style or Led class
11am Brunch
5pm Back bending Workshop
7.30 Dinner

21st June
7am Mysore style
9am Breakfast
11am Checkout

The space in between
The amazing island of Sicily has got a lot to offer in-between the daily yoga classes, we will be delighted to help the guests to get a truly Sicilian experience.

During the week there will be plenty of time to explore and indulge into Sicily in all senses.
Music and dance as an expression is something we strongly believe in and according to the group we will offer a music event during your stay with us.

Cuisine

We offer a wholesome abundant buffet brunch and an early buffet dinner. Fresh fruits in season, dried fruits, tea and herbal infusions will be available throughout the day. We provide delicious, healthy, simple Sicilian inspired Vegetarian/Vegan /Raw food dishes made with local fresh ingredients and Love.

We strongly believe in local produce, from Farm to Fork and to establish a close contact with local farmers and their products.

Accommodation

Prices are in Euros
Single room in 2 bed room apartment with shared kitchen/living room and bathroom: €1300
Shared twin accommodation apartment with attached bathroom and kitchenette/living room: €990

Includes

* Accomodtation
* Brunch
* Dinner
* Balus daily yoga classes
* Tea coffee dried fruits and fruits throughout the day

Does not include

* Airfare
* Airport transfers
* Personal insurance

Optional activities

* Massage
* Sightseeing

What past guests have said

”I participated in a one week yoga retreat at SankalpaSicily. This week in August is the highlight of my summer. The accommodation was beautiful and clean, the place for practice was great, the food was superb!! But all what I mentioned would not exist without Sara and Francesca. These two beautiful ladies are the heart of SankalpaSicily. Without their incredible enthusiasm, warmth hospitality and passion for life would not be the same!! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for a retreat place.” Orsi Kinka

”I am humble, so very grateful to have participated the yoga retreat week arranged by HiYoga. Francesca and Sara, you rock ! Your love, passion, smiles, energy, the delicious raw food, engagement and wonderful hospitality has been stunning. The accommodation was excellent. Living in the fields surrounded with beautiful nature, animals, nearby the sea and beautiful villages gives the peace and power of life. The asthanga yoga was very good and my practice has definitely improved with a stronger body and mind. Cant wait to come back. In my heart forever, love you guys.” Toril Rosemary McIlwraith

”What’s not to love about this place? I cannot say, it’s absolutely the perfect place for yoga, peace and tranquility in historical surroundings in an agricultural atmosphere surrounded by cows and their offspring, far away from hectic city life but close to the sea and some of the most picturesque towns with ancient history and the atmosphere that gets to you like only these old towns do. Breathe it in, enjoy the abundance of food grown in Sicilian earth and picked, bought and prepared fresh. And to Sara and Fransesca who do host this unique place and prepare the food themselves, you are genuinely heart driven and complete caretakers of all this. I would love to visit you again.” Mays Al-Ali

Special booking offer

Receive a SankalpaSicily gift bag when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Make an enquiry using the booking form.

Description

Midsummer Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Balu Thevar

Balu Thevar is coming to Sankalpasicily for the second time around to share his profound knowledge of the Ashtanga tradition. Balu has got a truly unique way to transmit the Ashtanga Yoga system to his students, firm and lovable at the same time.

Balu’s journey with yoga started 13 years ago when he was introduced to his mentor, Swami Kuttiyand, by his father, Rajendra Thevar. He practiced under the supervision of Swami Kuttiyand for 4 years and then became an assistant teacher for his mentor. His journey continued in Varanasi, Rishikesh and for several years in Mysore where he continued to teach and attend classes. In 2009, Balu opened his own shala, Sadhana Yoga Shala in Arambol Goa. Balu believes that our body is a gift and a vehicle that we use for our journey through this life. This journey provides an opportunity to become a better person and thereby find our true self.

SankalpaSicily is a project for life. Two years ago a seed was planted in Rishikesh India. After our adventure in the summer of 2017 where we organised 3 retreats we are now dedicating more energy into this project we strongly believe in. We, Francesca and Sara, both share a deep love for Ashtanga yoga and the sunny island of Sicily. We can’t wait to meet you and make the most out of your stay here in Sicily.

We believe that with great teachers, ambiance, food and with our dedication all combined we are delivering a 360 degree retreat experience.

 

 

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