Ashtanga Yoga

Via Stazione, 116, 73010 Zollino LE, Italy


Primary type: ✓Yoga
Secondary type: ✓Meditation ✓Wellness ✓Vegan
Skill Level: ✓Beginner ✓Intermediate ✓Advanced
Host Language: ✓English


Treat yourself with a gift of a whole week diving deep into the Ashtanga Yoga practise with David Robson (KPJAYI Level 2 Authorized) and Jelena Vesic, two superb teachers, while also enjoying a break in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. This retreat brings together traditional daily guided Mysore-style self-practice, the Sanskrit-counted Led class, and a series of afternoon technical workshops.

This is what I hope to create this week in Salento.”

Mornings will begin with traditional Mysore-style practice. David & Jelena lead one of the world’s largest Mysore programs at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, and now you will get to experience their teaching in an intimate setting.

After practice, some days will offer workshops in the technique and philosophy of Ashtanga. Dive deeper into specific aspects of the Ashtanga Sadhana and learn invaluable tips to deepen your own practice.

And some days after practice are free so that you have time to explore incredible Puglia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” This region is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.

And after a full day of practising and exploring, you get to come back to the retreat for delicious vegetarian food and good company. The next day you get to do it all again!

What's included in the package

  • 7 nights
  • 6 brunchs
  • 7 vegetarian dinners
  • 1 breakfast
  • Double, single or shared rooms
  • A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens
  • Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request


David and Jelenna
David Robson is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. With 100+ students each morning, he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India. After completing a degree in Comparative Religion, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching, and since 2007 has been an Authorized Level 2 teacher. In addition to running his Mysore program in Toronto, David teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and he has released a popular series of instructional videos on Ashtanga called Learn To Float.

Jelena: After studying ballet for 16 years, Jelena made Yoga her sole focus in 2009. She has studied with her teacher, David Robson, since 2010, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT. She often assists David Robson in workshops and retreats in Toronto and around the world.



From £103/night

£723 total


8 days / 7 nights


06/06/2020 - 13/06/2020

Retreat Capacity

50 people

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