Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Philippa Asher, Sicily 15th - 22nd September

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with KPJAYI certified teacher Philippa Asher, Sicily 15th – 22nd September

Join KPJAYI certified teacher Philippa Asher for a week long ashtanga yoga retreat where you will practice the traditional Mysore program durning the early mornings, and afternoon workshops taking up concepts of the Ashtanga method, technique and safe alignment, history, philosophy, pranayama, meditation.

An immersion into the world of Ashtanga for everyone willing to reap the benefits of an amazing system with an inspiring teacher in a magical setting. Philippa teaches the Ashtanga Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series, as learned directly from Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India.

Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement) and passing on the exact method, as taught by Guruji. Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.

Retreat schedule

15th September
Arrival, dinner at 7pm

16th-21st September
8am Morning Mysore practice
10.30 am Brunch
4pm Afternoon workshop
7.30pm Dinner

22nd September
7am Led Primary
10am Breakfast/ Brunch
11am Checkout
Changes to the schedule could occur

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 humbled, 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 for or email the team directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with KPJAYI certified teacher Philippa Asher

Join KPJAYI certified teacher Philippa Asher for a week long ashtanga yoga retreat where you will practice the traditional Mysore program durning the early mornings and afternoon workshops taking up concepts of the Ashtanga method, technique and safe alignment, history, philosophy, pranayama, meditation. An immersion into the world of Ashtanga for everyone willing to reap the benefits of an amazing system with an inspiring teacher in a magical setting. Philippa teaches the Ashtanga Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series, as learned directly from Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India.

Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement) and passing on the exact method, as taught by Guruji. Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.

SankalpaSicily is strategically placed in the heart of the southern province of Ragusa. The Baglio, (a traditional rural structure built with the local white stone around an internal courtyard) is located in a quiet place in the unique Hyblean Countryside. Pastures, fields, walking paths, surround the property. Fresh air and tranquility are in abundance.

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