#RETREATS BY MIND BODY ALCHEMY

MINDBODY ALCHEMY @DANENA SICILY

April 16 th -23 rd 2022

Join Ameriga at Danena Sicily this April 16th -23rd for a Yoga & Self-Development Immersion. 

This is not your typical yoga retreat, as it includes plenty of multi-style yoga practices, meditations, embodied rituals, and daily laboratories and satsang on self-development.  

During the week, besides from grasping some important concepts related to yoga and Eastern Philosophies, you will also learn about Western modalities of conscious relating, such as non-violent communication, NLP, and Mind Body therapy.  
This intensive course is a great immersion to the world of yoga and conscious living, and you will leave with practical tools to bring back into your daily life. 
An optional activity to join is rock-climbing around the stunning canyons of the Siracusa region, while those who need relaxation can find plenty of it in our stunning ancient masseria.

YOGA ALLIANCE CEUS

If you are registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, this retreat counts for 35 hours of CEUs (continuing education credits) and it’s part of Prema Vinyasa Yoga 300 hrs Teacher Training course. 

THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU:

  • Love the idea of a transformative retreat with more than just the physical part.

  • Want to take your yoga practice to the next level, are intrigued to learn new poses and challenging transitions under the lens of functional anatomy.

  • Are willing to be challenged on and off the mats.

  • Want to take steps to learn more about yourself through yoga and other techniques.

  • You are a team player and want to share your story as well as get inspired by the stories of the other participants, while having fun with a supportive group.

  • Are looking to make new connections with inspiring & positive people.

  • You want to find out how your greatest failures have been your greatest teachers. 

  • Feel a bit stuck and are looking for clarity.

  • You are a yoga teachers and want to learn how to handle group dynamics and conscious communication, while receiving plenty of inspiration and healing.

PROGRAM

The day will start at 8 AM with a pranayama or meditation session followed by a 2 hour Vinyasa Flow. Expect creative, slow, deep and intense sequences, leading to a peak pose, and garnished with Indian philosophy, psychology, immersive music and kirtan. Ameriga has a reputation for taking her students’ practice to the next level, so prepare to explore postures that you might have only seen in books, in a safe and functional way.

If you are a seasoned practitioner you will thoroughly enjoy the new challenges, and if you are new to yoga you will feel always included and supported in trying out new postures. 

After the morning class you’ll enjoy a wonderful energising brunch. The food is naturally plant-based and local.

During the day you can use your free time for a massage , to visit the beauty of Southeast Sicily, go to the beach, have a one-on-one life-coaching/NLP session with Ameriga, or simply relax by the pool at the beautiful venue.

In the evening we will meet again at 5 PM for a class/satsang during which we’ll explore yoga philosophy, buddhism, conscious communication, notions of Transactional Analysis, narrative coaching, NLP, and Mind Body therapy. 

At 6 we’ll go back to our mats for either a workshop on a family of posture (such as inversions, backbends, handstand, arm-balances and so on), a relaxing Yin Yoga session and meditation.

Our wonderful sit down dinner will be served at 7.30. 

There will be a day off during the retreat during which you can enjoy sightseeing or just relaxing at the pool. For those interested, you can go on a rock-climbing mission in some of the stunning canyons of the area with Ameriga and an alpine guide. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AS A YOGA TEACHER?

This course teaches soft skills that are usually not taught in a 200 hrs TT course, yet are essential to a yoga teacher who wants to develop a community.

Through the course you will learn: 

  • To hold space for your retreat groups, teacher trainings and workshops.
  • To hold space for sharing circles.
  • The “Art of listening” to your students in a holistic way, where everything comes into play at once – body language, intuition, the environment, and the goal is not to find out details but to uncover feelings for the speaker.
  • And introduction to the art of asking powerful questions.
  • You will receive plenty of inspiration on how to bring powerful themes to your yoga classes and share them. 

SCHEDULE

6 -10 am – We respect silence 

8.00 – 8.30 Pranayama or Meditation

8.30 – 10.30 Vinyasa Flow

11.00 Brunch

Free time

4.30 – 5.45 Evening program: Workshops, Satsang, Class.

6.00-7.00 Evening Practice (workshop, yin yoga)

7.30 Dinner 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES:

You will have a day off during this retreat to spend as you please, however Ameriga will be leading those who want to on a climbing expedition with an alpine guide.

LOCATION

La Masseria is a beautiful restored farmouse from the 1800, set in amongst olive and almond groves, we’re just 15 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centres.

A 15-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a heaven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches.

We are one-hour drive south from Catania airport, on the island’s east coast. We recommend hiring cars from the airport, to discover this wonderful part of the world while retreating with us. Alternatively we could arrange transfers for you.

The Yoga studio is a beautifully restored pitch roof barn and can accommodate up to 25 people, fully equipped with all props, with an outdoor wooden shala overlooking our orange garden.​ 

A fresh water infinity pool, loads of different patios and living spaces, where to eat or simply relax, two massage rooms and a stunning sunset terrace.

There is plenty to do, walking through plantations of almonds, olives and watermelons fields or cycling on trails amongst the groves, having a massage from one of our great therapist, swimming in our magical pool and of course going to the wonderful beaches or Sicilian historical towns all very nearby.

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Cancellation Policy: Full refund for any cancellation 2 months prior to arrival. 50% refund for any cancellation 60 to 30 day prior to arrival.

No refund for any cancellation 30 days prior to arrival unless you can find someone to take your spot.

Shared Room

1200 €

Pay 200 euros to book your spot

Iva Inclusa

Single Room

1400 €

Pay 200 euros to book your spot

Iva Inclusa

What is included

  • Accomodation for 7 nights,

  • 7 Brunches and dinners,

  • All the yoga and non-yoga activities with Ameriga

What is not included

  • Optional rock-climbing expedition

  • Car rental, Transportation to and from the airport

  • Any activity not included in the “what is included” section

  • Flight

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