Ashtanga Retreat with Philippa Asher
Balearic Retreats are experts in holistic yoga holiday experiences.
This retreat is designed for anyone who wants to advance their yoga practice and who that are just starting their yoga journey. It is suitable for all levels of Ashtanga yoga practitioners, from complete beginners to Advanced B Series.
Type of Event
Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji (Pattabhi Jois) and his grandson, Sharath, at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India
During this retreat Philippa will offer daily yoga classes in the mornings adapted to suit all levels of practitioners. The Mysore style (self-practice) provides a unique opportunity to work one‐on‐one with the teacher to progress and experience the benefits of yoga practice. In the afternoon she will lead workshops and will introduce us to this beautiful tradition through philosophy, history and chanting classes.
The retreat is all located in a stunning countryside finca, where we serve delicious Mediterranean vegetarian meals and we will always ensure that the schedule leaves plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Mallorca.
Our team boasts vast local knowledge of the island and we are always available to organize any extra activities you might like – for example paddle surfing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking or horseback riding through the scenic Tramuntana mountains.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches only a few kilometres away, and the rustic yet luxurious villa where you will be accommodated is the perfect place for reading, relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet of the surrounding nature.
This retreat will be held at the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain. In the heart of the Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands have their own unique touch and character.
Mallorca, the largest one, offers excellent hiking in the mountains, lovely old towns, beautiful beaches, and cliffs plunging into clear water. The sunny climate combined with the beautiful scenery makes it a perfect getaway for a peaceful and relaxed holiday. The soothing energy from the mountains makes Mallorca a perfect place to practice yoga while merging yourself with the beautiful surroundings.
Daily schedule (subject to change):
Subject to change
- 9.00 Concepts of the Ashtanga practice
- 9.30 Ahstanga Mysore Practice / Sanskrit counted led class
- 11.00 Technique and safe alignment
- 11.30 Brunch
- 12.30 Free time
- 16.00 Workshops / Yoga philosophy and history
- 17.00 Chanting, pranayama, meditation, Q&A
- 19.00 Dinner