Ashtanga and Yin Yoga Retreat
Summer in Sardinia
24 June - 1 July, 2023
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - ASHTANGA and YIN YOGA RETREAT
with BELA LIPAT and THINA CATHERINE CHATZIGIANNI
If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat. -Pico Iyer
Immerse yourself for a week of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga practice. Start each morning with meditation, breathwork and asana practice in the beautiful setting of the island of Sardinia located in the Mediterranean. With its famed coastline of crystal clear turquoise waters and a mountainous interior, take this opportunity to explore the hidden magic of Sardinia while diving into your Yoga practice!
Your home away from home will be a quiet location overlooking the Gulf of Orosei. Our host, Renata, is "Semplicità e buon gusto" (simplicity and good taste). The villa used to be a typical noble residence of the Baronie region, formerly called "Villa Campana". In 1990 the house was transformed into a charming hotel. Renata and her team ensure that you will enjoy a lovely retreat holiday by the sea. Located in a private park, it has a swimming pool and lots of green areas. The sea is 100 meters away, just a few minutes on foot. Other beaches are 200 meters away. From the terrace, you have a wonderful view of the sea, one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in eastern Sardinia, where you can enjoy your breakfast and dinner. Free WIFI and parking available.
Leave your worries behind, unwind & allow for magic to happen. Your yoga practice will be guided by Bela Lipat, KPJAYI/SYC Authorized Ashtanga Teacher and Thina Catherine Chatzigianni for a week in a haven of rest, release and renewal. Connect with like-minded people from all over the world and create friendships and memories for a lifetime. This retreat will be limited to a small group to ensure individual attention for the practice. Book your spot early! For Thina’s bio, please click here.
Pack your swimwear and yoga gear and come join us for a retreat like no other.
Treat yourself to an incredible week of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, sun, sand, and transformation!
8 Days / 7 Nights Accommodation in a room of your choice:
Twin-Share or Single room
2 vegetarian meals per day (breakfast and dinner/HB)
Dinner upon arrival/ Breakfast before departure
Lunch is not included
1 group boat trip
to the Gulf of Orosei to the caves of the Blue Marino, Cala Luna, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè, which is a UNESCO site elected in 1995.
The boat trip is a full day tour, there will be no class on this day
All yoga/meditation sessions:
Daily Ashtanga practice
Daily Pranayama and Meditation
Daily Yin Yoga afternoon sessions
2 Technique/Alignment workshops and 2 Philosophy/Q&A sessions
The focus of this retreat is the practice of the Ashtanga Yoga method as taught in Mysore, South India by R. Sharath Jois. Each morning we will start the day with Meditation and Pranayama followed by the Ashtanga Yoga practice, Mysore style Ashtanga (self-practice), which is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga. Mysore classes mean the student practices at their own pace and progress through the asanas as and when they are ready. The teacher will go around the class offering one-on-one attention to each student and adjust when necessary. You need to know at least the Sun Salutations and the standing postures of Primary Series before coming to the retreat.
The classes are suitable for all levels, focusing on both practice and philosophy. Classes are taught in English. Please bring your own yoga mat and practice towels/rugs, and yoga blocks if you use them in your practice.
Mouna, or Silence, will be practiced daily until Breakfast.
In the afternoons you will have daily Yin Yoga class with Thina. There will also be an hour of Technique/Alignment class with Bela twice in the week as well as a Philosophy talk twice in the week.
This retreat is designed to take you deeper into your practice as we move into stillness, become more aware, more sensitive, and more receptive to the beauty in our lives. Enjoy nature, clean air and starry nights to recharge from your busy daily life.
Sample Daily schedule
• 6:45-8:45am Meditation, Breathwork, Asana practice
• 9-10am Breakfast rest/relax/free time
• 16:00 – 17:00 Yoga Workshop/or Philosophy
17:00 – 18:30 Yin Yoga
• 19:00 Dinner
Sample Schedule subject to change
Location and Accommodations
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Immersed in its garden overlooking the Gulf of Orosei, Hotel Fuile 'E Mare is a unique renovated villa with a shared terrace and restaurant, just 200 m from the sea in the Baronia area. It offers free WiFi in public areas and an outdoor pool. Parking is free. With its peaceful location 10 km from Orosei, this property offers rooms with garden views featuring simple traditional furnishings. Breakfast is served daily on a sea-view terrace. A car is recommended to explore the beautiful beaches and nature of the Golfo di Orosei.
In accordance with the management philosophy, for ethical reasons, the use of air conditioning is not included in the retreat package. It can be paid separately by those who need the service. The service can be requested at any time at the reception, even after your arrival, for the days you deem it necessary at 5euros/day. Accommodation choices are either Twin Sharing or Single Superior Rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner will be lacto-ovo vegetarian. In case you have any food allergies or special diets, please let us know when booking and we will try our best to meet your needs.
Check-in time, 2pm on 24th June. Settle in, relax, so as not to miss the Welcome - Opening Circle at 5pm.
Class times from 25th June – 1 July , 6:45 – 8:45am and 16:00 - 18:30.
No class on the day of the Group Boat Trip.
Last session ends on the 1st of July, at 8:30am.
Breakfast at 9:00. Check-out by 10:30am.
Early- Bird Rate before December 31, 2022
Secure your spot with a 500euros deposit
-Twin-Share Room 1075euros/person
-Single Room 1270euros
All rooms have ensuite bathrooms
Sign-up early to book your desired room!
Solo travellers: We try as much as possible to accommodate solo travelers in a shared double room, but if there is no one to share a room with, you may have to pay a single room supplement.
Rates increase by 100euros after December 31, 2022
Confirmation of booking depends on receipt of your deposit.
Deposit to hold space (non-refundable) = 500euros
To Register/Book for the Retreat:
1. Send us an email to register
2. Wait for our e-mail confirmation with all payment instructions.
3. Submit your non-refundable deposit of 500€ to reserve your space.
4. Full payment must be completed no later than April 24, 2023.
To book your spot, send us an email requesting which room you would like to book.
We will let you know if the room is available. Once the room is reserved with us,
to confirm your reservation, please send your deposit of 500euros to:
IBAN: FI44 1544 3000 2826 52
BIC: NDEAFIHH Name: Maria Bela Lipat
ASHTANGA YOGA ROVANIEMI
For those who would like to bring their family or non-yoga practicing partner/friend,
most welcome! Please contact us for rates and availability.
Please note that from 15 April to 15 October a tourist tax is payable in the Municipality of Orosei. The amount of the tax is charged to guests and amounts to 1€/night per person (exempt under 14 and others) for a maximum taxable amount of 7 nights of overnight stay.
Not Included in Retreat Package: Airfare, Additional Activities & Excursions, Baggage Fees, Trip Insurance, Tips & Gratuities, and Airport Transfers.
Our Cancellation Policy is in the Terms & Conditions page which can be found here.
Please note: Consumption of alcohol and drugs are not allowed during the retreat.
Cigarette smoking is allowed only in the parking lot, not in view of other student.
Getting to Sardinia
There are direct flights, several times a day, from most European cities to Sardinia. There are 3 airports on the island, 2 in the north and 1 in the south. The closest one to the retreat venue is Olbia (OLB) Airport which is about 73kms or a little over an hour drive away. Check here for flights from your preferred city
Sardinia is located in the centre of the Mediterranean and can be easily reached by sea too. It is served by several ferry routes from Rome, Genoa and Naples but also from France and Spain. The main ferry lines are the Sardinia Ferries, Tirrenia, and the Moby lines.
Airport transfers may be arranged with the hotel.
Looking forward to our time together in Sardinia!
Remember: Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in.
And this is the point of spiritual practice;
to make us teachable;
to open up our hearts and focus our awareness
so that we can see clearly what we are and live our best lives with care, compassion, and light!
“And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais nin”