AYP Yoga

AYP Yoga offers full-scope yoga retreats including asana, pranayama, meditation, and samyama. Retreats are held in Europe, the USA, and Thailand.

Yoga Retreats (4)

Instructors (4)

Tristan Dorling

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200

Tristan had his first awakening experience in 1990 after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand and experienced the awakening of Kundalini the following year in 1991. Over the next 19 years, he continued to study Buddhist meditation and yoga, and then he traveled to Nepal, Sri Lanka, and especially India as often as possible to continue the study and practice of yoga in various ashrams and monasteries. He started teaching yoga and meditation in 2006. He qualified as a yoga teacher from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Kerala, India.

Devrim Zahir

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200

Devrim completed his teacher training qualification at the Sivananada Ashram in Kerala, India in 2004. He has been teaching yoga since then. AYP came into his life in 2006 and was a transformation for both of his personal practice and his teaching style. Like most teachers, asana practice was his focus, however, with AYP he slowly began to understand the connectivity of all other parts of yoga, leading to a much deeper, effective, and efficient practice. Devrim now runs his own yoga studio and yoga retreat center on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand.

Alex Wales

Yoga Alliance RYT 200

Alex first came to yoga through meditation, and this practice continues to provide the foundation of his yoga journey and the inspiration for his teaching. He sees the practice of yoga postures as a means to integrate the subtle transformative effects of meditation with the physical body creating space in life for peace, energy and creativity to arise. Alex aims to offer a therapeutic practice, leading to healthy, functional and effortless movement in daily living. He has been practising AYP since 2009 and currently teaches AYP Yoga classes at the Stables Yoga Centre in York, U.K.

Blanche Serban

Yoga Alliance RYT 200

Blanche started to study yoga in the Patanjali tradition, while she was a student in psychology at the University of Bucharest in Romania. This included learning effortless mantra meditation. Her yoga practice reached a new level with the Advanced Yoga Practices taught by Yogani. Besides Yogani, other major influences have been Katagiri Roshi, the Dalai Lama, and Amritanandamayi. Blanche has a degree in fine art painting, a B.A. and a license in psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a master in social psychology from Syracuse University.

Reviews (9)

Suzy Maxwell

from Great Britain, May 2018

Tristan was excellent, a genuine person, I arrived frazzled and stressed, I left feeling I have been very fortunate to have found this way of yoga and meditation which suited me very well. I even was introduced to a teacher who lives close by so I can continue a weekly class.

Amy Glanville

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Beautiful experience!!"

The whole retreat was beautiful. The practises were easy to follow and had a really powerful effect. By the end of the weekend I felt like I'd done some really deep energetic work and feel inspired to continue a regular meditation practise. Tristan and Amandine were really laid back, knowledgable and kind. The food cooked by Sally was amazing - perfect nourishment! And the location was just wonderful, so many lovely walks, places to swim in the river, and to hear the brook from my bedroom at night was very relaxing. Thank you!!

Mandy Symons

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Nurturing retreat"

Retreat leaders

Schedule well set up



Delicious food

Sandra Berg

from Great Britain, November 2017

"A very relaxing retreat!"

I enjoyed all the practices that we did, some were new to me but they were all very well explained.

The eating twice a day was great, this is something that i have not done before but i will continue as much as i can.

The location was perfect, the food was perfect and the overall experience was just amazing.

Karen Schaerer

from Switzerland, October 2017

"What a wonderful weekend."


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