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Retreat: Ashtanga Holidays with Benji & Anton in Sardinia - Italy (19. - 26.10)

Aktualisiert: 9. Nov. 2023


Benji and Anton are happy to announce their first retreat together in Cagliari, Sardinia. Both are dedicated practitioners of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for over a decade. They practice in the lineage of Sri BNS Iyengar, one of Krishnamacharya's direct students who still teaches today at the age of 96.


Their style of teaching is easily accessible for everyone!


Come join us for this magical event on the beautiful island of Sardinia and practice with us on the stunning rooftop overlooking the Mediterranean sea! Get to know new friends during hiking trips or just relax on the beach and soak in the smooth rays of the autumn sun. Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters and end the day with a delicious meal prepared for us on site by our chef, Harald.


What's included in the costs of the retreat:

  • The retreat takes place at Villa Bella Salmagi, 30 minutes from Cagliari Airport

  • Daily morning practice (Led Primary, Intermediate, Short Forms and Mysore Style)

  • Afternoon sessions (Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Philosophy)

  • 8 days/ 7 nights accommodation in clean, well equipped rooms (check www.surya-sardinia.com/ashtangaholiday23/ for more details)

  • Handstand workshop with Benji

  • Vegetarian cuisine (contact us for special requirements or vegan options)

  • Nature excursions in the area

  • Movie Night

  • Brunch and dinner/ fruits, coffee and tea for breakfast and in the afternoon

  • Drinking water (bring a bottle if possible)


What's not included:

  • Flight

  • Transfer from the airport

  • Private PT sessions with Benji

We are happy to help you organize airport pickup to the retreat for a fee or assist with car rental. Just let us know in advance.


Investment:

Private Room: 1450 € (Early Bird till 15.08: 1200€)

Shared room: 1250 € (Early Bird till 15.08: 1000€)


If you’re experiencing financial difficulties contact us for individual solutions.

Please note that this being an international retreat with very limited space, no refunds are possible once you commit to coming. You may transfer your spot to any other person in case.


Sign In and more Information:


Retreat limited to 14 people! Get your spot today!

To secure your spot contact us via mail!


Anton Böhler

AT70 1919 0000 0025 5612

BIC: BSSWATWW


Program:

(The program is subject to change and will be held flexible to give all participants the best experience possible.)


Thursday
  • Arrival around 16:00

  • Introduction

  • Dinner

Friday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Free Time

  • 17:00 Philosophy

  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Free Time

  • 17:00 Pranayama

  • 19:00 Dinner

  • Screening Mysore Yoga Traditions

Sunday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana/ Pranayama Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Free Time

  • 17:00 Mudra

  • 19:00 Dinner

Monday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana/ Pranayama Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Excursion

  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana/ Pranayama Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Free Time

  • 16:00 Handstand WS

  • 19:00 Dinner

Wednesday
  • 8:30 – 11:00 Asana/ Pranayama Practice

  • 11:00 Brunch

  • Excursion

  • 19:00 farewell dinner off site

Thursday
  • 07:00 – 10:00 optional morning practice

  • 11:00 check out


Teachers

Anton Böhler

Anton is a Vienna based yogi and started practicing in 2011. After meeting Boris Georgiev he dove deep into Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and started studying with him.

He completed an 800h Yoga Alliance Professional Training with Boris and a 200h Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Andrew Eppler, producer of the 'Mysore Yoga Traditions' documentary.

Andrew inspired him to travel to Mysore to meet Sri BNS Iyengar, one of T.Krishnamacharya direct students who still teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the age of over 90.

Anton became a devout practitioner of this lineage.

Besides studying Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Philosophy with BNS Iyengar, he took classes in Chanting and Meditation with the founders of Ananta Research Foundation, Dr. MA Jayashree and Prof. Narasimhan and Yoga Darshana with Dr. Lakshmitatachar, founder of Samskrti Foundation in Melukote.


Benjamin Fink

Benjamin discovered his passion for Yoga on a trip to India in 2011. The start of his journey, and shortly after his first teacher training, was in the tradition of Sivananda Yoga. Nevertheless, after getting to know Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, he found another style to teach and practice.

Benjamin regularly travels to India, especially Mysore, where he gets to study and practice with exceptional teachers like BNS Iyengar, Vijay Kumar, Saraswati Jois and Gregor Maehle. Over the years he also got to explore other styles of Yoga and movement systems.

For years, Yoga, acrobatics and training with bodyweight or weights are part of his daily life. As a physiotherapist, the health aspect of yoga practice is of particular concern to Benjamin.

That is why he incorporates his medical expertise and practical experience from the life of a therapist into his teachings. "Experimental Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga" would be an adequate description of the style that Benjamin primarily teaches today.

Away from regular classes, he specializes in applied anatomy and training science, but also handstands, arm balances and vinyasa, which are offered in trainings and workshops, but also individual coaching.

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