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Ashtanga with laruga

Dive into the heart and soul of the Ashtanga yoga under the inspiring guidance of Laruga Glaser. A week to deepen yoga practice immersed in Mediterranean nature will maximise harness all your potential.

ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT
3-9. OCTOBER 2022 - Rovinj

The Experience

Join us for a week in the beautiful Mediterranean oasis of Rovinj city.
We have this fantastic opportunity to host Laruga, one of the outstanding Ashtanga teachers in Europe. Deepening yoga practice immersed in nature is profoundly healing and soothing to the body and soul.

Moments to dig deep, expanding mentally, physically and spiritually, will be interwoven into the teaching approach and sharing of wisdom.
This retreat is appropriate for all levels.

The Week

Together we will practice and meditate. A great way to start a day in a high vibration that tunes your whole being into a higher frequency.⁠ ⁠⁠

You will become more aware of how you create your reality through the words you use when you think and speak. 

You will be enlightened and helped to remember who you truly are. This remembrance being the ultimate purpose of life and our most important quest.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in the “Mysore” style and is the most impactful approach in learning and understanding the practice. The name Mysore is derived from the actual city located in Southern India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, studied, taught and raised his family for most of his life.


Mysore is supervised self-practice where the āsanas (postures) are introduced and taught, one at a time. The student can quickly memorize the sequence with both confidence and comfort, ultimately building the skills to move through the practice establishing a sense of empowerment, steadiness and calm. In class, the student will advance at their own rate with the guidance of an experienced teacher. 

In turn, the Ashtanga yoga practice is offered to each individual student, fully dependent on where they are the day they walk into class.

In fact, in Mysore the teacher can better suit the needs of those who need special attention or guidance in learning.

DAILY ROUTINES

We will start our day with Mysore session alternated with Led Primary on designated days. Each morning will be dedicated to Mysore practice based on the traditional method of Ashtanga Yoga and Led Primary on designated days. All guests will be self-led under watchful guidance and supportive instruction on Laruga.

The late afternoon workshops will be focused on all aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga methodology, including practical techniques and philosophical wisdom regarding integrating yoga principles into daily life.

We want you to feel as if you’re on holiday with the healing practice.

As you will soon discover, Rovinj has preserved its irresistible charm and vibrations offering excellent  parks and forest,  local agriculture with organic produce and gastronomy, beautiful beaches to sunbath and the turquoise Adriatic sea to dive into.

It follows a draft schedule. Final schedule will be soon published.

Monday 3 October 
15:00 – Check-in

18:00 – Welcome Meeting/Dinner

Tuesday 4 October.                                         8:00 – 10:00 – Led Primary Practice
10:00 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 18:30 – Free time
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Wednesday 5 October
8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice

10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00 – Free Time
16:00 – 18:15 – Theme: Yoga is Stilling the Mind Workshop: The Art of Ashtanga Yoga
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Thursday 6 October
8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00 – Free Time
16:00 – 18:15 – Theme: Ashtanga Yoga The Path and The Journey – Workshop: The Gateway Poses of Primary/Intermediate Series
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Friday 7 October

8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 16:00  Free Time.                                           16:00-18:30 Theme: The Fire of Transformation – Tapas Workshop: Core Integrity
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Saturday 8 October

8:00 – 10:00 – Morning Mysore Practice
10:00 – 11:30 – Brunch
11:30 – 18:30 – Daily trip in Istria

18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Sunday 9 October
9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast

11:00 – Goodbye/Check out

Your UNIQUE retreat accommodation

A hotel of unique charm with premium service and a long-standing tradition, situated in the shade of the centuries-old forest park.

At Hotel Eden, you can enjoy peace and tranquillity in well-equipped rooms, relax in ample and pleasant public areas, and immerse yourself in Mediterranean themed treatments at the wellness & spa.

It offers elegant and spacious newly decorated rooms and suites with a view overlooking a hundred years old park forest.

Immersed in nature, the beachside venue boasts views of the preserved forest park and the crystal-clear waters of Lone Bay, offering a peaceful, scenic setting for relaxation by day or night.

The Retreat Price Includes:

  • 7 days / 6 nights accommodation at Hotel Eden

  • All yoga routines and practice

  • Daily inspired breakfast, lunch and a light dinner with vegan & gluten free options available

  • Transfers during the retreat

  • All the activities and trips included in the program

The Retreat Price DOES NOT Include:

  • Transfers to and from Rovinj Island

  • Meals and drinks not included in the program

  • Any personal  trips, rents, or activities

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Daily Mysore practice, except for Led class on designated days, beginning with seated meditation and silence

  • Afternoon workshops with more attention to the various experience levels

  • Staying in a wonderful hotel  to recharge and unwind.

  • Transform and heal in the vibes of nature

  • Relax poolside and enjoy delicious veggie food

  • Discover the beautiful, rich Istrian culture & nature

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • There is a 500€ non-refundable deposit required to secure your space.
  • The retreat must be paid in full 40 days prior to the start date.

RETREAT RATES

Shared Twin Bed Room

  • Early Bird EUR 1200/person
  • Regular Rate EUR 1400/person

Private Room / SOLD OUT

  • Early Bird EUR 1500/person
  • Regular Rate EUR 1700/person 

Due to surge in bookings

Early Bird rate closes on April 8th.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

24 m2
Pool and park view
King bed or 2 twin beds
Bathroom with shower or bath
Balcony with chairs and a table
Mini bar
Telephone
SAT TV
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Safe
Central heating

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Laruga Glaser has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 23 years. Laruga is one of the most senior Ashtanga teachers in the world with a Level 2 Certification and a charisma who share her yogic knowledge and ethos off & beyond the mat. Starting at the beginning of her 20s, she was immediately drawn to the practice after working with other forms of yoga years prior. After establishing a committed practice she then deepened her studies traveling to Mysore, India annually to practice at KPJAYI where the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois teaches. Laruga has made more than 14 trips to Mysore and is on a mission to continue to learn and grow as a student as well as a teacher. She is one of the few in the world who have been given the distinction of being certified to teach up to Advanced B, which is not easily given and takes many years to earn. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential, and has been personally invited all over the world to do so.

This is Laruga’s first ever retreat in Croatia.

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