Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams

  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams
  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams
  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams
  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams
  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams
  • Yoga Holiday in Salento. Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams

Public

Open to all

Languages

English

Guidance

Guided

Included

7x Nights and daily room cleaning
6x Vegetarian organic brunches
7x Vegetarian organic dinners
1x Vegetarian organic breakfasts on Saturday
Yoga mats and props
YIS staff assistance
Swimming pool

Not included

Pick-up/drop-off service from and to Brindisi airport
- Pick-up /drop-off service from and to Lecce station
- Thai, shiatsu and ayurvedic massages
- Horse, boat, bike excursions

Agricola Samadhi is a last generation organic farmhouse located in southern Puglia in the heart of Salento in the Grecia Salentina countryside right in the heart of Zollino, just a few steps from the quaint country train station.

Immersed in the fascinating and authentic atmosphere of Puglia, the Agricola Samadhi farmhouse enjoys a strategic location to discover Salento, just 10 minutes from Lecce and 20 minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the Ionic and Adriatic Seas.

Salento is that portion of Italian land where the West meets the East, point of fusion among ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean; an earth to be discovered, kissed by the sun and by a crystalline sea.

Salento is a coffer rich of inestimable treasures: medieval white stone villages built perpendicularly to the sea, innumerable evidences of ancient civilization, country churches, Romanesque Cathedrals, monumental Basilicas, “federician” castles, archaeological areas (dolmen, menhir), uncontaminated oases, millenary olive groves, park and sea reserves, splendid carsic caves, suggestive and unique “Trulli” houses, the Baroque art, sacred and pagan rites, local fairs, feasts, perfumes and tastes and the deliciousness of an authentic and genuine kitchen.

YIS is an international yoga community that gives high value to the connection and well being of body, mind and spirit.

In this land of millenary olive groves we offer a fun, welcoming, kind and supportive eco-friendly space for Yoga retreats and holidays in tune with conscious living, with the ‘here & now’. Reconnect with Yourself, with Others, with Mother Nature, with your playfulness!

Through yoga, Italian delicious organic (self-produced) vegan food, a range of integrated services at your disposal (Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Thai massage), this is a place to restore, relax and awaken the power within.

The farmhouse has areas dedicated to yoga courses and sessions: the beautiful yoga rooms are found in the 19th-century farmhouse: high ceilings made from stone from Lecce, parquet flooring that is heated in winter and large windows letting in lots of light and offering views of the green park.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Wifi
  • Parking

Room type

  • Shared bedrooms
  • Single room
  • Double room

Meals Included

  • Dinner

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Allergic option

david williams

David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1972, David met K. P. Manju, the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda’s Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his 6 month Yoga teachers training course certification.

In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians to be certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas and one of the very few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama.

David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju to America and the western world when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California, in 1975.

David’s Complete Ashtanga Syllabus poster is the only poster showing photos of the asanas of all four series.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today’s leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Batiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Tracy Rich, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler.

David is 67 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since l976.


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SATURDAYS
From 3:00 pm Arrival at Agricola Samadhi Registration and accommodation in the rooms.
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
9:00 pm Welcome & Intro meeting with the teacher, the staff, the location, treatments
SUNDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 pm Afternoon Yoga Practice
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
MONDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 pm Afternoon Yoga Practice
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
TUESDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 8:00 pm Free Time
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
WEDNESDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 pm Afternoon Yoga Practice
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
THURSDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 8:00 pm Free Time
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
FRIDAYS
from 7:30 am Morning Yoga Practice Santosha Yoga Shala in the Masseria
10:30 - 11:30 am Organic Brunch at La Cucina del sole
12:00 - 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 pm Afternoon Yoga Practice
8:00 pm Organic Dinner at La Cucina del sole
SATURDAYS
10:00 am Check out (luggages in the reception)
10:00 - 11:30 pm Organic Breakfast at La Cucina del sole

By car

Take the Brindisi-Lecce highway and right before entering the city of Lecce follow the directions for Maglie-Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca, way before reaching Maglie, after the exit Sternatia you will find the exit Zollino, just 10 minutes drive away from Lecce. We are in Via Stazione 116.

By train

Lecce station is well connected with all major Italian cities. Lecce-Rome is 5 hours and a half trip. From the station of Lecce you can take a 10 minute taxi ride or take Ferrovie del Sud Est’s local train line that in about 20 minutes will take you to Zollino. We are 5 minutes walk from the local train station.

By plane

Brindisi’s “Papola Casale” airport is about 50 km from Zollino and is connected with Lecce and its provinces by local buses and trains; taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport as well, we can organize group pick-ups.
Bari Airport is less than two hours drive from Zollino.

The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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  • Zollino, LE, Italia
  • 7 days
  • January to December
  • 799 Eur
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