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This retreat offers the ideal program both for experienced practitioners and beginners, either wishing to deepen the practice or start the yoga journey. The course is organized for guests to discover a lot of new information and develop useful skills, to cover different aspects of yoga practice. You will experience daily sessions, healthy food, comfortable accommodation, and a friendly atmosphere. Join these perfect conditions and embrace this body and mind enjoyable holiday!
TAYSP accommodates their guests in a fully equipped house with a comfortable single or double occupancy rooms at Land and House Park close to the Yoga Shala. It's a big private and quiet area in a serene lush tropical setting near the lake.
For the convenience of the guests we provide bicycles to move around the park. The allocation of the houses depends on availability on the moment of booking.
During this retreat you will study the main aspects and principles of Ashtanga yoga, implementing knowledge into practice. You will build a solid practice based on vinyasa system, applying bandhas, drishti and using ujayi breath. You will discover the foundation of each asana and its modifications, body alignment, therapeutic effect of asanas and additional trainings for building the strength and flexibility to improve the practice. You will take a journey to explore inner and outer sequence of Ashtanga yoga primary series to make a daily asana practice a meditation experience. The retreat also includes training in pranayama practice. Students will be guided to practice a number of pranayama techniques consistently, taking time to deepen the understanding of this ancient practice, strengthening breath control. During the retreat, you will learn kriya techniques (ancient purification exercises which help to purify the body and prepare yourself for pranayama and asana practice). Students will be provided with basic equipment for these cleansing practices.
This retreat would not be complete without focusing on mind work. Even the asana, pranayama and kriya require a deep concentration, while students get additional experience and training in yoga nidra and meditation. It will help to change the habitual patterns of the mind, essential for self-development and inner growth. Students will also be introduced to yoga philosophy and main ancient yoga texts, as it gives a strong theoretical foundation of the practice.
Please note that the schedule may and will be changed due to the number of circumstances.
Sofya has been interested in studying spiritual traditions from a young age. She is known for her warm and light way of teaching yoga, which creates a special atmosphere in her classes.
Rich is famous with warm and personal approach to the teaching of yoga. He is talented with a special natural vision of students needs which allows him to guide them in their practice in a right direction to achieve the best result on their path of yoga.
Phuket Island, Thailand, will be your home during this retreat.
During the course healthy vegetarian food is provided. To experience the good effects of the yogic lifestyle, please do not bring meat from outside to eat. In a case if student has any allergy or intolerance to any kinds of food please inform us so the diet will be adjusted accordingly.
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala Phuket is located in Land & House Park at Clubhouse building. Following Chaofa road just turn right before Wat Tai (Temple) and go toward security check post at the entrance of Land & House Park. Sign your name at the security post and drive straight towards Clubhouse.
You will be flying into Phuket International Airport (HKT).