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Val D’Orcia, Tuscany 19 - 25 July 2014

It 'a great honor to host for the first time in Italy as a great teacher Dena Kingsberg!

has studied and practiced the traditional method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, for 30 years. She's one of the most advanced student in the world and is certified to teach this discipline by her Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, at that time director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore. Dena, surrounded by the love of her husband Jack (her assistant) and two children, Zoli and Izac, manages to combine her love of yoga and the one for her family, creating a special atmosphere in the classes of acceptance and peace.
Teacher of great experience, has a special look for any person, transmitting with sweetness, purity and authenticity the teaching of her master Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

The retreat will be hosted in Val D'Orcia Tuscany, one of the most fascinating places in Italy, at the Farm La Grossola (www.agriturismogrossola.it), a beautiful traditional guest house with stunning views of the hills. The Farmhouse La Grossola is a certified organic farm producer of wine and olive oil. It has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with a magnificent view of the countryside and a great vegetarian restaurant.
The rooms
are double or triples, so it's recommended that reservations are placed well ahead to allow proper planning.

The landscape of the Val d'Orcia, was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2004. The Val d'Orcia, a blend of art and landscape, is an expression of wonderful natural features but is also the result and the testimony of the people who lived there. Rolling hills covered with dense vegetation of vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Ancient medieval villages and castles rural houses: this is the picturesque landscape that presents itself to the visitor of the Val d'Orcia.

Yoga Retreats are special experiences: they help to deepen the practice and the understanding of yoga, so serene and at the same time profound. Through daily practice, with the right guidance, in an environment dominated by nature, you have the opportunity to reap great benefits and progress on the path of yoga.

Check-in: Saturday, July 19 meeting before dinner.
From Sunday, July 20 to Friday 25: every morning the practice begins with a quiet concentration and with the expansion of the breath. Follows combined practice between led class and Mysore Style, each according to his abilities, from beginners to advanced students.
Afternoon: 4 classes of depth on the fundamentals of asana, pranayama, chanting and philosophy.

PRICE: € 740 for the week of retreat including meals (brunch and dinner) with organic vegetarian food, lodging and all  yogic activities.
This does not include transportation costs, travel (taxi to and from the airport and outputs), meals eaten outside the center and all personal expenses.
Places are limited and priority is given to those who book
the entire week.

To attend the retreat is required to be member of the ASSOCIATION MI.AS.YO. MILANO ASHTANGA YOGA valid for the academic year 2013-2014; this provides insurance coverage and the opportunity to partecipate in all the activities organized by the Association during the year: the cost is 15€.
Students enrolled in the courses of The Yoga Shala are already members and who is registered AICS through other circles for the current year is already in order.
Data for the membership:
Name and Surname
Date and Place of Birth
Resident street
Zip Code

Registration is open! Write us an email: to confirm your attendance is necessary a deposit of 300€. The balance has to be payed before July 10. 

For further info and registration:
Ass.Mi.As.Yo Milano Ashtanga Yoga
Barbara Lunardon +393482639808

Email babi.luna@yahoo.it

The payment can be done in cash during the classes in LA YOGA SHALA www.ashtanga-yoga.it/Lezioni_Eng.htm or by bank transfer to:

  • IBAN: IT52X0501801600000000128260
  • Reason: Dena Retreat + Name