ASHTANGA WEEKEND RETREAT IN EGYPT WITH PILAR AND KAZ


NOV 6-10, 2019

RETREAT DETAILS


Cairo & Ras Sedr (Red Sea)

For centuries, Egypt’s rich ancient history, colourful culture and breathtaking natural landscapes have enthralled visitors from around the world, inspiring life-transforming experiences.

To take the yoga practice is about returning to our own roots, and it’s ever expansive inner journey against the backdrop of the epic land of the pyramids and the soulful beaches along the Red Sea. Here, we can rediscover the deep inner peace that exists in the deserts of our own hearts and dive into the deep blue depths of our own soul. Join us for this very special exploration.

Join international yoga teachers Kaz Castillo and Pilar de Miguel for a trip to the pharo´s land, exploring Egypt´s ancient culture and a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend of beachfront yoga sessions, asana workshops and yoga philosophy at Ras Sedr, right on Egypt’s breathtaking Red Sea.

Both Kaz and Pilar, hail from the rich tradition of ashtanga yoga, a dynamic and meditative method that allows each practitioner space to discover their personal practice.

In the opening led class, we will dive into breathing and moving together, while in mysore-style self-practice sessions, students are given the opportunity to individually experience postures deeply with one-on-one teacher alignment and adjustments.

Asana workshops will look in depth at technique while yoga talks will touch on what it means breathe, flow and surf the changing tides of life.

Optional Kite surf course available.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, November 6

  • Arrival to Cairo and transfer to the hotel
  • Check in
  • Dinner

Thursday, November 7

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Visit to the Pyramids in Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
  • 11:00 Transportation to Ras Sedr
    14:00 Arrival/Check In
  • 17:00 Led Class
  • 19:30 Welcome Dinner
  • 21:00 Opening Circle/Invocation Ceremony

Friday, November 8

  • 8:30 Guided Self-Practice/Mysore-style
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Beach Time/Optional Kite Surf Lesson
  • 17:00 Workshop
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21.00 Candle Light Mediation

Saturday, November 9

  • 8:30 Guided Self-Practice/Mysore-style
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Closing Circle
  • 12:00 Check Out/Beach Time/Optional Kite Surf Lesson Day 2
  • 18:00 Transfer to Cairo
  • 21:00 Dinner & Shopping time at Khal Khalili Market
  • Sunday, November 10
  • 7:00 Guided Self-Practice/Mysore-style in Cairo
  • 10:00 Breakfast in the hotel
  • 12:00 Check out, transfer to the airport

Wha’s included:

  • Airport transfer
  • Transportation from Cairo to Ras Sedr
  • Accommodation in Cairo & Ras Sedr
  • Trip to the Pyramids
  • Trip to Khal Khalili market
  • Yoga classes & workshops
  • Meals

Wha’s not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Kite Surf Course

ABOUT THE TEACHERS


PILAR DE MIGUEL

PILAR DE MIGUEL

Founder & Director

Pilar has been practicing different styles of yoga for years, but when she discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2014 it turned her life upside down. She instantly fell in love with the practice, as she deeply connected with the profound and transformative experience of combining breath and meditation with movement.

She quit her job in the international media field and started traveling to Mysore, India, to practice with her teacher and Guru, Sharath Jois. That´s where following her heart decided to create “Balearic Retreats” and bring some of the Mysore Magic to her home island, Mallorca, Spain.

She has experience organizing retreats for very well known yoga teachers such as Laruga Glaser, Dany Sa, Ty Landrum, Philippa Asher and Harmony Slater.

Pilar is based now in Mallorca during the Retreats season, however she keeps traveling to Mysore yearly to deepen her studies and teaches both national and internationally. In February 2019 Pilar got Sharathji’s blessing as well (authorized level 2) and combines teaching at her Mallorca based Mysore program - Ashtanga Yoga Portals

KAZ CASTILLO

KAZ CASTILLO

KPJAYI Authorized Level 2

Filipino-American, Kaz Castillo is Authorized Level 2 by her teacher Sharath Jois, who she has been studying with yearly since 2010 in Mysore, India. She has taught for various ashtanga programs in San Francisco, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She has been traveling to teach in Egypt since 2013; in 2017, she launched her own daily program Mysore Zamalek at Nūn Center.

PRICING


Prices:
Shared room: 700€
Single room: 950€