Yoga Holi-days

2017

1- 7 May Corfu’ ,Greece

The Art of Living Vinyasa + Optional TT Module The Art of Teaching Vinyasa.

Lon- Corfu’ 1 May arrival, orientation, evening opening practice.

7th May Departure.

This holiday in Corfu’ will inspire you to reconnect with the power of the Elements and the Bliss of Nature as we spend one week practicing Yoga outdoor and living by the beach. There will be daily hikes to natural settings where we practice our afternoon Sunset meditation. There will be optional excursions to sacred sites, Temple of Artemis and Corfu’ town.

2nd- 6th May

Daily Yoga & Sunrise/Sunset Meditation sessions that include the techniques of Vinyasa Flow as Asana, Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas, Kriyas, Mantras. Long Morning Sadhana/Practice on a beachfront terrace ( weather permitting) and afternoon practice outdoor in various locations, like a Natural Reserve perched on a hill overlooking the sea, etc.

Beachfront Hotel, Corfu'
Beachfront Hotel, Corfu’

The “Art of Living Vinyasa”, daily Yoga is open to all. The TT Module “Art of Teaching Vinyasa” is open to Trainees of Aditya 200hrs and other teachers the own a 200hrs Certificate from an accredited School and is valid towards the 300hrs Aditya Yoga Certification Course. Upon completion and upon request the Teachers that have attended the TT Module will be issue an Attendance Certificate that will reflect the contact hrs covered together.

“Art of teaching Vinyasa” Module in Corfu £ 110

Optional ” The art of teaching Vinyasa” Module in Corfu’ £ 110 . Open to Teachers in Training with Aditya 200hrs / 300hrs/500hrs and Teachers with 200hrs qualification.

Rooms, and Hotel terraces overlooking the beach
Rooms, and Hotel terraces overlooking the beach

 

Booking and Price

7 days/ 6 nights

£ 490 with “The Art of Living Vinyasa” Daily twice Yoga and Meditation.

£ 600 with “The Art of Living Vinyasa” plus TT ” The Art of Teaching Vinyasa” valid as CPD with yoga Alliance Professionals (25/30 Contact hrs), included Certificate and PDF Manual.

To reserve your place a deposit of £ 190 will be required at time of booking.

Full payment required by the end of March 2017 done via Bank Transfer.

To book please email me at:

alessandra@adityayogaschool.co.uk

Price Includes:

£ 490

Accommodation in a double shared room with private bathroom and breakfast (6 nights / 7 days ) . Supplement for single room available. Daily Yoga ” The Art of Living Vinyasa” ( see above for detailed description).

£ 490 + 110 ( YTT supplement) 

All of the above plus TT Module  The “Art of Living Vinyasa” and Certificate, Manual / Study Material.

Not included:

All travelling expenses, insurance, meals.

Cancellation Policy

Once the booking is made there is an administrative fee of £50 in case of Cancellation up to two months before the Holiday ( before the 1st April).

Between two month and a month before the start of the holiday the cancellation fee is 15 % of the total.

Between the 1st and 15Th April cancellation fee is 25% of the total.

Between the 15th April and the 30th April the cancellation is 50% of the total.

 

2016

21 – 31 March 2016, Delhi / Haridwar/ Rishikesh , India

Spring Renewal 10 days Inspiring Journey to the Holy cities of Northern India. With optional Teacher Training Module with Aditya RYS 500

Lon – Delhi

Dep London on 20 March . Arrive in Delhi on 21 Mrch

Delhi – Haridwar. Arrive in Haridwar on 21 March.

Rest of the day to settle in. Welcome evening and Dinner

 

Haridwar 22 – 26

5 days Intensive Advanced Vinyasa Yoga , Mod 2 Creativity and Inspiration.

Morning long Sadhana. 3 hrs practice. Brunch. 2 hrs Vinyasa Methodology

Afternoon: Temple hopping, Markets, Sadhus, Pujas and pujaris, Caves, Meditation, visualisations, Visions/ Envisioning / Colouring a Mandala (personal and group).

Haridwar – Rishikesh 27 March. Travel, settle in, visit to temple or Triveni if time allows.

Rishikesh – Delhi 30 March

Delhi – London 31 MArch

 

Haridwar
Haridwar

Haridwar

Propitiously located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, Haridwar (also called Hardwar) is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city, and pilgrims arrive here in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. The sheer number of people gathering around Har-ki-Pairi Ghat give Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feel. Here every evening the river comes alive with flickering flames as floating offerings are released onto the Ganges. It’s also the site of the annual Magh Mela religious festival.

 

Daily Accommodation and Yoga

21st to 27th March, Haridwar – Uttarakhand, India

We will stay at the Johari Residence, the spacious house of the late Harish now home to his daughter and granddaughter. Harish, painter and tantric scholar author of the renown book “ Chakras”, Tools for Tantra and many more important textbooks. We will enjoy the rhythm of life in a real indian residence, with three homely cooked vegetarian meals a day. The house boats numerous terraces overlooking the Ganges where we will gather for our daily long morning Sadhana and evening meditation and star gazing.

Yoga will be a long 3 hrs morning Vinyasa Flow practice, with sunrise meditation, visualization, mantra chanting, dynamic asana, pranayama, kriyas on a terrace overlooking the Ganges. This will be followed by brunch and Techniques of Teaching Vinyasa Methodology for those on Teacher Training (optional extra 2 hrs till lunchtime). We gather again for lunch.

The Johari Residence. Haridwar
The Johari Residence. Haridwar

In the afternoon we will enjoy various activities, visits to local temples, markets and the back again for sunset mantra chanting and a slower practice of Yoga if time allows followed by dinner.

Rishikesh

27th to 30th March, Rishikesh – Uttarakhand India

On the 27th of March we will travel all together to Rishikesh, the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with its exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills.

Rishikesh. A temple on the banks of the Ganges
Rishikesh. A temple on the banks of the Ganges

Here we will be visiting Temples and famous Ashrams. We will practice together yoga and meditation in various different settings, watch the nightly ganga aarti (a fire offering or ritual performed on the Ganges) and take a dip in the refreshing water of the holy river if you like.

 

On the 30th we will travel back to Delhi where you will continue your journey onward or back home.

Booking and Price

10 Night/ 11 days £ 650 ONLY!!!

To reserve your place a deposit of £ 250 will be required. To book please email me at

alessandra@adityayogaschool.co.uk

 

Price Includes:

Accommodation, all Yoga sessions, food in Haridwar.

Accommodation only and all Yoga in Rishikesh.

Not included:

All travelling expenses, insurance, tipping, extras, food in Rishikesh.

A night ( 30th March) in Delhi, if your flight is on the 31st March.

 

2015

28/29 November 2015, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc France

A weekend of Workshops in the beautiful Chamonix

I will be in Chamonix this Winter, in a beautiful Chalet overlooking the mountains, to offer a series of Workshops to ease the tradition between seasons.

Chamonix Chalet Magic
Chamonix Chalet Magic

DECEMBER Autumn to Winter: End of the Solar Cycle of the Year- Renewal, Letting go.
Water /Earth practice emphasis on deep hip openers.
This is the time of year to cultivate Vairagya ( non attachment/letting go and contentment)
The sessions will be a crescendo peaking with the workshop incorporating these hip openers in more advanced postures like:
Hip openers in back bends, inversions, arm balances for the more advanced students or teachers. Breaking down /hands-on and partner offered.

Saturday AM: (8.30-11.00)

The Saturday morning session is dedicated to preparing the body/ brain to incorporate Hip openers in advanced  and unusual postures. This practice is fluid, vigorous and  multidimensional  strengthening yet healing for the lower body and allows great ease and freedom at the base of the spine. There will be a brief explanation on how Vinyasa classes are meant to follows the cycles of Nature, so they are designed to suit the time of the day, the day of the week, the month of the year, the geography and the students that attend the class!

Hanumanasana standing (Adho mukha) and bound ( Baddha Adho Mukha) intensification.
Hanumanasana standing (Adho mukha) and bound ( Baddha Adho Mukha) intensification.

We will warm up the body with breath work ( ujjiayi breath and other forms of pranayama) , kriyas, bandhas, asanas, mudras , chanting  for the Hanuman the monkey split and learn how to incorporate Hanumanasana into standing ( trivikramasana ) & seated or reclined  postures ( kashyapasana) , arm balances ( the Koundinyasana family of poses) , inversions ( hanuman in headstand or handstand) and backbends!!

There will be time for partner work or exploring variations at the wall, working with hands on and props.

The sequences naturally spiral from simple to more complex , they are built with intelligence and they are progressive. They are based of years of Alessandra’s experience guiding students safely and inviting them to creatively explore their potential on and off the mat.

Saturday PM: (5.00 to 7.30)

This evening Vinyasa session is relevant and powerful as we tune into the slower pace of the day ( the evening ) and embrace a deep release through Samakonasana. We will break this posture down in its building blocks and show how this deep hip opener can be unpacked in an intelligent way in its components ( to make it accessible ).

The class begins with fluid movement meditation that prepares your body brain for sequences that circulate healing sinovial fluid in your joints ( both the hips and the shoulders) , allowing you to access interesting and unusual postures. In particular you will flow and explore how samakonasana can be incorporated not only in standing and seated postures but also in more advanced arm balances and inversions ( headstand and handstand, working with the support of the wall or a partner) .

Sunday AM: (8.30-11.00)

The Sunday masterclass is a  multi peak asana session ( think about eka pada kurmasana/ one legged tortoise pose, eka pada rajakapotasana in pigeon and in hanumanasana/ The king pigeon pose in pigeon and in the frontal split, straddle in headstand and handstand to name a few)  with a specific and meaningful beginning, a strong middle and a poetic end.

We will explore the principle of Abhyasa/ Vairagya in action on the mat.  I will invite you and encourage you to practice fiercely intermediate and advance hip opener postures while you remain fully anchored in the “Here- now”  by letting go of expectations and fear.

There will be a brief introductory talk about what lifestyle to adopt in Winter to optimise your health, followed by chanting, heating breath work exercises and ujjiayi breath, Kriyas, creative Namaskars, core work and beautiful sequences of asana that will leave you inspired and nourished  for the colder months to come !  We will incorporate partner work and hands on adjust toward the end of the session and to answer questions if you have any.

BOOKINGS

Sessions can be booked individually or as a package and you can come and stay at the Chalet or come only for the Yoga. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment

Prices:

1 class = 38 euros

2 classes = 75 euros

3 classes = 105 euros

 

Package “all included” Yoga = 130 euros

-3 yoga classes

-1  hike into the mountain

 

Package “all included” Full catered “Magic Chalet” = 120 euros

-2 nights in shared room

– 2 brunchs et 2 dinners (organic and veggie)

– Sheets and towels provided

On request:

Holistic tibetan massages, reenergetic treatment ,sport massages = from 48 to 75 euros.

Chalet Magic
Chalet Magic

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