ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT WITH LARUGA


Aug 24 – 31, 2019

RETREAT DETAILS


Each morning there will be morning Mysore class based on the traditional method of Ashtanga yoga. All guests will be self-led into the practice under the watchful guidance and supportive instruction of Laruga and her assistant. This will be an exciting opportunity to become more profoundly grounded and immersed in the practice within the beautiful natural setting of Mallorca.

The evening workshops will be dedicated to all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga methodology including practical techniques and philosophical wisdom in regards to integrating yoga principles into daily life. This is a time to be inspired and more deeply rooted within the true nature of the Self through the context of Ashtanga yoga and all the beauty and insight it entails. This retreat is appropriate for all levels.

Workshop Programs
  • Vinyasa Integration: Understanding the Art of Merging Breath and Movement
  • Awakening the Core: Bandhas, Breath and More
  • Backbending with Ease
  • The Gateway Postures of Primary and Intermediate Series
Philosophical & Contemplative Topics
  • Yoga is stilling the Mind. Inhabiting Our True Nature
  • The Fire of Transformation: Tapas
  • The Discipline of Transcendence: Abhyasa and Vairagaya
  • Asana: A Tool for Understanding the Self

Schedule in Detail


Saturday 24 August
  • 15:00 – Check-in
  • 18:00 – Welcome Meeting
  • 19:00 – Dinner
Sunday 25 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation and Led Primary Series
  • 10:30 – Brunch
  • 11:00 – 16:45 – Free Time
  • 16:45 – 18:45 – Theme: Yoga is Stilling the Mind. Inhabiting Our True Nature
    Workshop: Vinyasa Integration – The Art of Merging Breath and Movement
  • 19:00 Dinner
Monday 26 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 Meditation and Mysore Practice
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:00 – 16:45 Free Time
  • 16:45 – 18:45 Theme: The Fire of Transformation – Tapas
    Workshop: Awakening the Core: Bandhas, Breath and More
  • 19:00 Dinner
Tuesday 27 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation and Mysore Practice
  • 10:30 – Brunch
  • 11:00 – 19:00 – Free Time
  • 19:00 – Dinner
Wednesday 28 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation and Mysore Practice
  • 10:30 – Brunch
  • 11:00 – 16:45 – Theme: The Discipline of Transcendence – Abhyasa and Vairagaya Workshop: Backbending with Ease
  • 19:00 -Dinner
Thursday 29 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation and Mysore Practice
  • 10:30 – Brunch
  • 11:00 – 16:45 – Theme: Asana – A Tool for Understanding the Self
    Workshop: The Gateway Postures of Primary and Intermediate Series
  • 19:00 – Dinner
Friday 30 August
  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation and Mysore Practice
  • 10:30 – Brunch
  • 12:00 – Goodbyes and Check-out
What´s included:

  • Morning Mysore practice
  • Afternoon workshops/classes
  • Accommodation in a stunning luxury finca in Mallorca
  • Plant-based meals prepared with love by our team using organic and locally grown ingredients
  • All day fruits, coffee, and tea available
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All yoga equipment
  • Wi-fi
  • Plenty time to explore the beauty of the island
  • Welcome presents
What´s not included:

  • Flights
  • Transportation
  • Massages or other therapies (available under request)
  • Activities (available under request)

ABOUT THE TEACHER


LARUGA GLASER

LARUGA GLASER

KPJAYI CERTIFIED TEACHER

Since a young age Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual thought which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It was not until she stumbled upon Ashtanga yoga when she began the journey, immersing herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998. Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies of Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI in Mysore, India, practicing under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and who she considers her principle teacher and guide, his grandson R. Sharath Jois. Laruga has made 12 trips to KPJAYI and began her studies there after 10 years of established practice.

An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a KPJAYI CERTIFIED TEACHER, Laruga entered into teaching after years of sustained practice and brings with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential.

Currently Laruga directs the Ashtanga Yoga program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.

PRICING


EARLY BIRD
Shared room: 1,600€
Single room: 2,100€

Note: Early-Bird rate good until MAY 24th
 

Shared room: 1,750€
Single room: 2,250€
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
OF 500€ REQUIRED

BALANCE DUE 2 MONTHS BEFORE RETREAT

THE LOCATION


This intensive will be held in a beautiful antique finca in Campo, in an atmosphere of exceptional quiet and seclusion. The finca is easy to reach, only 25 minutes by car from the International Airport of Palma (PMI) which receives direct flights from all over Europe throughout the summer months. The finca has spacious and fully appointed rooms, with a variety of different sleeping arrangements to insure your complete comfort.

The retreat will be orchestrated by Pilar de Miguel, founder and director of Balearic Retreats. As a Mallorca native and devoted Ashtangini, Pilar has developed a reputation for organizing magical Ashtanga retreats in the Balearic Islands and elsewhere. She will ensure that our intensive runs smoothly. You can email her with questions about logistics, accommodations, registrations, or anything else.