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8 - 22 of August 2021

Casole D'Elsa, Siena - Tuscany

After a year lived as we know, the 2021 Summer Retreat will be a very special event!

It will be held in the enchanting setting of the Tuscan countryside and the Sienese hills, in places of unequalled beauty a few kilometers from the city of Siena, where you can rediscover a deep contact with nature and a human union that we have missed so much in recent times.

The retreat will focus on the practice of Ashtanga Yoga as a path of personal evolution and transformation and on Meditation, an indispensable tool for integrating and consolidating the practice.
Elena, strengthened by her twenty years of experience, will accompany us on a journey within ourselves using the body as a means to reach deep understandings.

In addition to the morning practice, the retreat will offer afternoon group classes on the technique of yogic practices and sharing moments to discuss the proposed inner work. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga asanas is in fact the physical expression of a profound inner work that will be the focus of our investigation.

The Hotel was specially designed for groups of yoga retreats, holistic disciplines and meditation.
The naturalistic context around us will be the ideal setting for this path: La Selva is an ancient Tuscan village surrounded by nature and equipped with modern facilities including rooms, a beautiful and spacious Yoga Shala, the indoor and outdoor restaurant, the swimming pool and a luxuriant garden with wood. The cuisine will be vegan / vegetarian and there is also a children's area for play and the well-being of the little ones.

In these uncertain times it is even more crucial to be able to give ourselves the opportunity to discover and recognize our true nature, which will emerge through Practice, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Chanting and Yoga Philosophy. It will be a rich and intense summer retreat that will bring about a profound change within us.

It is a two weeks retreat  and you can sign up for both weeks, highly recommended for a deeper and more complete work, or even just one, depending on your availability. The rooms are double, triple and quadruple as needed.


Sunday 8 of August:
arrival within 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Presentation Circle of the Retreat
from Monday 9 to Saturday 21:
7.00 am MYSORE STYLE morning practice - 9.00 BEGINNERS LED CLASS
Afternoon activities Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Friday:
Technical and Theoretical Classes, Pranayama, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation
Saturday 21 August:
Final Circle and Sharing of Experience
Sunday 22nd August:
Free Practice for those who want it, Breakfast and final greetings
For those who will do the same program for a week starting with the meeting on Sunday Afternoon before dinner.

including accommodation, three vegetarian-vegan meals and all yogic activities
accommodation in a single room
1700 accommodation in a double room
accommodation in a triple room

including accommodation, three vegetarian-vegan meals and all yogic activities
accommodation in single room
 900 accommodation in a double room
 830 accommodation in a triple room

For a different solution about arriving and stay, send an email to astangamilano@yahoo.it and will do our best according the availability of the rooms

In sharing a message steeped in the tradition of this wonderful discipline, Elena's teaching reaches the heart and mind of the students in a subtle way, rediscovering the true meanings of a profound practice and the priceless values that it has within; making them an integral part of our life is the true purpose of yoga.
Mysore Style Morning Practice, Guided, Technical-Practical Classes, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy


In one of the most fascinating places in Italy, Tuscany, the retreat will be held at the Holistic Hotel
LA SELVA  www.hotellaselva.it, a beautiful structure, a place of rare beauty surrounded by the countryside near the wonderful city of Siena. An ancient restored village of the '700, which offers a warm welcome immersed in the relaxing nature of the Sienese hills. The structure is completely autonomous, equipped with a restaurant, bar, panoramic swimming pool, a lush and fragrant garden surrounded by woods, a playground area for children, where everything allows you to experience an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort in close contact with nature. .
La Selva is a wonderful Agriturismo created to host group retreats with the aim of promoting personal growth with a holistic approach. La Shala is a location of incredible beauty, bright and spacious, all white made of prestigious wood with a wonderful view of nature.

Being the place very large and the area of incredible beauty and cultural and artistic interest, it is possible to bring family, relatives, friends with whom you can share the holiday while participating in the retreat at the same time.

To attend the workshop is required to be member of LA YOGA SHALA Ssdarl valid for the academic year 2021 - 2022; this provides insurance coverage and the opportunity to participate in all the activities organized by La Yoga Shala during the year: the cost is 25.
Students enrolled in the courses of La Yoga Shala are already members

Data for
Name and Surname
Date and Place of Birth
Resident street
Zip Code

Registration is open! Write us an email to astangamilano@yahoo.it: to confirm your attendance is necessary to make a deposit in advance of 300 + 25 for membership, balance before 1 of August, all by bank transfer to:

  • LA YOGA SHALA Ssdarl
    IBAN: IT18G0501801600000016739286

    : Summer retreat + Name

For more info and registration:
Elena De Martin
ph. +393473541355