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Mon, Apr 27


Tertsa Retreat

Just Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Join Dr. Gilad (Gilli) and Miri Harouvi for a Yoga journey: Asana/Vinyasa, Pranayama, and Darshana (philosophy)- making it an in-depth three-dimensional view of yoga as we know it today.

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Just Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Just Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2020, 2:00 PM – May 02, 2020, 2:00 PM

Tertsa Retreat, Tertsa 700 04, Greece

About the Event

ASHTANGA YOGA in TERTSA, CRETE- with Dr. Gilad (gilli) and Miri Harouvi.

Join us for a Yoga journey: Asana/Vinyasa, Pranayama, and Darshana (philosophy)- making it an in-depth three-dimensional view of yoga as we know it today.

A unique retreat in Tertsa, south Crete. Everybody welcome- we are 2 senior teachers, highly experienced to cater for everyone, regardless of your current stand. Students and teachers from all backgrounds are welcome to attend! we will meet you where you are, and guide you to where you want to go.

Asana/Vinyasa and Pranayama will be taught according to the principles of Anatomical Ashtanga Technique, the fruit of 49 years of movement research and 34 years of Yoga research. Darshana will focus on the foremost Yogic text, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, while using other Yogic text as well.

We will incorporate modern and ancient movement knowledge: Indian, Chinese and Japanese, Egyptian and European traditions. The physical work will be dynamic and precise. The theory sessions will call for an open mind, and the ability of "close-by reading"

The Asana vocabulary in the workshop will be the Ashtanga sequences, from primary through to advanced 3rd. Pranayama ("expansion of Prana") practice will focus on the "ashtanga pranayama" sequence, a great way to nourish the breathing body.

We will lead the workshop as a safe, light hearted and happy practice, while combining that breathing body with movement from the very core of the human body (Bandhas).

This is what creates calmed concentration. This is what made Yoga special, and is the root cause of the Yoga boom to-date: We call all this "Just Yoga".

More details: * The anatomical technique is based on what makes Yoga special, even unique: the Pranayama, the expansion of breath. It is NOT just "breathing exercises," but the internalization of the chemical, biological, and mental dialogue of the breath mechanisms with human consciousness. * This internalization facilitates the transition from "physical exercise with a beautiful name" to the yogic essence of practice. It is, in fact, the key to what we feel, but cannot always explain. It is the main psychological tool of the original yoga Darshana/philosophy (we will explain, we will explain) which is not exactly religious. * as for the Asana/Vinyasa practice, The anatomical technique is meant to establish an approach that will stimulate, nourish, and maintain the body. That starts with finding our own personal core stabilization, that will enhance proper use of our bio-mechanics, promoting healing, preventing injuries, relieving pain. On the side note, it also promotes better working of our "inner works". This is what ancient Yogis experienced, this is what we need, too.

Programme: Morning session- 08:30-11:00 - Asana/vinyasa practice. Evenings: 3 x we will meet in the evening for Pranayama practice, Yoga Philosophy fact-finding discussion, "Q&A sharing is caring" time and meditation.

THE VILLAGE OF TERTSA Tertsa is a tiny village hidden in a beachside 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.

ACCOMMODATION Camp in style! We have a four spacious cotton canvas bell tents which sleep up to two people comfortably. Each bell tent comes furnished with bedding and towels. Right under the yoga shala and overlooking the lush sub-tropical valley of Tertsa and the sea, is our boho style glamping area.; 32m2 of sleep and living space, for up to four people. There are shared outdoor showers and toilets as well as two fully equiped bathrooms at the bottom of the retreat. This makes it a luxury hassle free camping experience allowing you to get close to nature and focus on the activities on offer.

MEALS Welcome dinner at local taverna Daily light Breakfast (coffee, tea, fruits, yoghurt, nuts, biscuits) Daily Brunch

 To book your spot, please, contact us any time: - Nathalie Gesche - Gilad Harouvi - Miri Harouvi

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