Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Andros with Dimitrios Dibelo
Date: June 5 - June 11, 2016
For workshop, breakfast & dinner & 6-day shared accommodation
The Ashtanga Vinyasa workshop with Dimitrios Dibelo is offered in a package that includes 6-night accommodation in Paradise Design Apartments, located in the traditional settlement of Batsi, just 15 minutes from the port:
Paradise Design Apartments
Workshop-including accommodation, breakfast & dinner Price:
590€ for sharing a room; 630€ for staying alone.
Workshop-only Price: 490€
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The workshop will focus on Honoring The Beginning.
It will get back to the roots and essence of Ashtanga Vinyasa, offering practitioners of all levels new dimension of yoga: teachers and experienced practitioners will revolutionize their practice; those newer to the practice will have the opportunity to get a solid, profound base of it.
It is not to be missed!
“We start with Samasthitihi. The word ‘Sama’ is the first utterance and the most important focal point – the directive – of the practice! It points towards unraveling ourselves from the distorted views, ideas and beliefs that keep us from seeing the sameness, the oneness and the internal harmony of the universal and the individual.
This is yoga and this is Ashtanga yoga. ‘Abide in our true natural state!’ Simple and profound. To be yourself.
Vinyasa is a key concept in this practice. ‘Vinyasa is the breathing system’ Pattabhi would say. The breath and movement become non-separate!Again – Sama – it always points back to sama! The breath we practice is called sama-vrtti-ujjayi-prana-ayama. Not as a sitting down pranayama practice but as a description of the quality of the breath. Equal waves, being controlled into a state of freedom, lifted up through the core, creating an uplifting within the strength of the container. A ‘free breath’. Vinyasa is the linking together of the ‘separate’ BreathMovements.”
“…The three pillars, the principals of practice, can be thought of as ‘anchors’ for the mind, that keep us heading in the correct direction. I call these ‘BreathRootsCore’. Again, the uniting of all three into one!
This will be our exploration. Using the precise sequence of BreathMovements as taught traditionally, not rushing to ‘Get it done’. Rather, ‘unpacking’ the sequence, looking deeper into it, experiencing it in a more intelligent way, honoring the philosophical roots of the practice, experiencing philosophy and practice as one thing.
I don’t care how far you go nor how fast you go. That you understand the direction and quality of effort is more important. It will start slower, it must. We cannot look deeply inside if we continue to run in the same grooves. We need to step out of the regular, habituated patterns of practice in order to evolve (love is in there, in that word!) and go deeper into the essential truths.
Come On. Give it a try. See if you are willing to be a beginner!”
The 6-day workshop daily schedule includes morning & afternoon yoga sessions, breakfast and dinner and free time on the Island.