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Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana with KIA NADDERMIER (2)

Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana PRACTICE IMMERSION RETREAT – LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS!

Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana with KIA NADDERMIER (2)

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2023, 2:00 PM GMT+3 – Jun 18, 2023, 2:00 PM GMT+3

Τέρτσα, St. George Church, Τέρτσα 700 04, Greece

About the Event

Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana PRACTICE IMMERSION RETREAT

Kia Naddermier has more than 25 years of experience of Ashtanga Yoga. She is an international teacher and founder of Mysore Yoga Paris, a global Ashtanga Yoga community dedicated to a holistic, multi-layered approach to practice. She mentors teachers and gives training, workshops and retreats internationally.

Kia is a highly skilled and compassionate Pranayama teacher certified to teach at the highest level within the Kavalyadham lineage.

Being a devoted meditation practitioner, her teachings draw extensively from traditional Buddhist teachings of Mindfulness and Loving Kindness.

Kia offers a non-dogmatic, inclusive and creative space open for personal exploration and inquiry. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.

She is the co-creator of the much appreciated podcast Mysore Yoga Paris - Closer Together offering free practice resources available for all.

ASHTANGA YOGA & PRANAYAMA PRACTICE IMMERSION

(limited to 16 students!  Students must be familiar with Mysore style self practice)

This is a rare opportunity to join Kia for a full week of practice in a small intimate group, offering space for abundant individual guidance and support to deepen your personal practice. With a sincere dedication to the development of her students, Kia offers an inclusive, warm and creative space open for personal exploration and inquiry.

Kia will share her insights and guidance as we allow space for daily Mysore practice, Pranayama, Kriyas, Mindfulness Mediation and Philosophy.

Integrating all aspects of practice naturally awakens usto the wisdom of our full embodiment, allowing the subtleties of body, breath, heart and mind to unfold and blossom.

The retreat is open for all levels, but you need to have an established Mysore Style - self practice.

“Fully supported by deeply knowledgeable guidance, there was so much to learn that I felt we could happily spend a lifetime to absorb all of the subtitles of Kia´s teaching.”

— Callie Mahoney, Paris France

Course Content

We open our mornings with Mindfulness Meditation, cultivating deep awareness as we align body, breath, mind and heart. Kia will also introduce everyone to the essential practices of classical Kriyas (yogic purification techniques) as per Hatha Pradipika.

- Followed by Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style classes, where you receive individual guidance and adjustments. One or two led classes may also be offered to refine our internal and physical awareness of energetic principles, actions and alignment of practice.

Afternoons will be dedicated to the philosophy and practice of traditional Pranayamas and Kriyas in the lineage of Kaivalyadham as well as Meditation, Satsang and exploring mindful principles of Yoga.

These subtler practices take us beyond the physical aspects of yoga to the next level of awareness. We deepen our appreciation of the many layers of the breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy.

New students will be mindfully introduced to classical Pranayama & Kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.

The retreat is open for all levels, but you need to have an established Mysore Style - self practice.

 About Yoga Retreat in Tertsa (Crete) 

Tertsa is a tiny village hidden in a beach-side valley on the island of Crete.

It is a haven for those that seek true retreat from the fast paced modern world.

Off the usual tourist trail, Tertsa’s lush valley and beachfront location offer the best of Crete; living in harmony with nature, generous hospitality, a slow paced lifestyle and the shining Mediterranean Sea… Located on the Southeastern Coast of the island, the surrounding Dikti mountain range shelters the small valley from the cold North wind making Tertsa one of the warmest places in Greece.

Tertsa Retreat center – is a 5 minute walk from the village and the beach. A place created with mindfulness and care for nature. Aplace of healing, banana trees, sun, sea and peace… We are happy to offer you an opportunity to step out of the day to day world and live in pristine nature while you dive deeply into yoga.

 Accommodation 

The original yogis were totally in tune with nature. We have created an opportunity for you to experience living close to the elements while being completely comfortable!

We have four large and beautiful cotton canvas tents. Each can accommodate two people comfortably. These beautiful structures include a mesh wall that zips onto the groundsheet and canopy, allowing you to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation and view while being totally protected and bug free.

All of our tents are fully furnished including comfortable mattresses, bedding and towels.     Fall asleep to the smell of wild Cretan herbs! .

There are outdoor showers and toilets which are shared by the tents in the camping area. Each tent sleeps two people. Couples can arrange to have their own tent.

Right under the yoga shala and overlooking the lush sub-tropical valley of Tertsa and the sea, is our boho style guest accommodation. With 32 m2 of living space, for up to four people can stay here very comfortably. It is ideal for a family or group of friends!

This space has an outdoor hot shower and toilet.

There are fully equiped indoor bathrooms and a laundry room at the bottom of the retreat.

 Food 

Organic vegetarian cooking, fresh from farm to table!

Mediterranean cuisine at it’s best. Our meals are catered by a local chef who sources almost all ingredients directly from local farmers.

Traditional Mediterranean dishes with a vegetarian twist, a variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits, fresh bread, fresh fruits an array of traditional Greek and of course an abundance of Cretan olive oil.

 Schedule 

Sunday 11 June: Check in afternoon

Dinner in a local tavern 19:00

Daily Schedule:

· 6.30 to 8.00am light breakfast (coffee, tea, nuts and dried fruits, cookies, some fruit…)

· 8.00am  Morning Practice

· 11.00am Brunch

· Free time

· 4.00pm Afternoon Class (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

· 6.30pm Dinner

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