Retreat

Astanga Sangha Weekend Retreat

With Claudia Pradella

Astanga Sangha Weekend Retreat

with Claudia Pradella

Sangha is a family or larger community of people dedicated to the spiritual practice, it includes people who are engaged in bringing joy to one another, and who inspire each other to contribute to the community and to the greater world.


Join Claudia Pradella, for a unique and intimate Astanga Yoga, pranayama, meditation and Sangha retreat set at Zwier, an outdoor place for inspiration on the Vinkeveense Plassen, just a short ride from Amsterdam. We will gather over this mid summer weekend for 4 days of practice and sharing together, in this special location on the water.


During our time together we’ll take full advantage of our surroundings and embrace a slower pace of life, allowing for more space to think and breathe. Enjoy the water and the delicious vegetarian food, have group discussions, and come together for classes to deepen your practice and to broaden your understanding of yoga, sharing the experience with this very special ‘Astanga Sangha’.


It is an invitation to Astanga Yoga practitioners of any level and experience to join together and share the practices of meditation, pranayama, asana (mysore style practice), chanting and restorative. An opportunity to deepen our practices as individuals, but also to grow as a community of dedicated practitioners who have such an extraordinary practice in common. The afternoon sessions will offer an opportunity for sharing experiences and questions, and for discussions on the philosophical context for yoga practice. Morning asana will be astanga in mysore style, while the evening sessions will cover some technical/therapeutic aspect of physical practice and some restorative poses.

If you are not practicing mysore style regularly don't worry - you will receive plenty of individual guidance on how to build your practice or an extra led class will be added to the program, depending on the needs of the group.


Every day there will also be plenty of time to enjoy nature and the outdoor experience provided at Zwier – weather permitting we’ll be able to explore the surroundings from the water and to enjoy the sun and the starry skies. 


With different inspiration activities for your mind, body and soul – this time together will help you reconnecting to your practice, to nature and to other practitioners. You will leave this long weekend feeling connected, recharged and reinvigorated!


Schedule

Arrival day: Thursday 18 July  
•    17:00 - 17:30 Welcome and check in
•    17:30 - 18:30 Introduction 
•    19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
•    20:00 - 21:00 Evening Meditation & Restorative


Friday 19 July
•    06:30 - 08:00 Guided Pranayama & Meditation 
•    08:00 - 09:30 Astanga Mysore Practice
•    10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
•    11:00 - 13:00 Outdoor time
•    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and rest
•    14:30 - 16:00 Sangha time (philosophy, chanting, Q&As) 
•    16:00 - 16:30 Healthy snack
•    17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga session (technique or restorative)
•    19:00 - 20:00 Dinner 
•    20:00 - 21:00 Watching stars by the campfire (or movie night)
 
Saturday 20 July
•    06:30 - 08:00 Astanga Mysore Practice
•    08:30 - 09:30 Guided Pranayama & Meditation
•    10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
•    11:00 - 13:00 Outdoor time
•    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and rest 
•    14:30 - 16:00 Sangha time (philosophy, chanting, Q&As) 
•    16:00 - 16:30 Healthy snack
•    17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga session (technique or restorative)
•    19:00 - 20:00 Dinner 
•    20:00 - 21:00 Closing ceremony

Departure day Sunday 21 July
•    06:30 - 08:00 Guided Pranayama & Meditation 
•    08:00 - 09:30 Astanga Mysore Practice
•    10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
•    11:00 - 12:00 Outdoor time and Packing
•    12:00 Departure

Please be aware that the program might be subject to change, according to the specific needs of the group.


Location

Just 20 minutes away from Amsterdam, you’ll find this perfect place to unwind from the busy city life, surrounded by the beauty of nature and water. Taken care by the same family for over 30 years, this third generation (Esther, Mariska and Yordi) has recently transformed the old Marina Winkeloord into the modern looking and sustainable glamp site Zwier – a glamorous camping, built with creative sustainability in mind and charged with positive energy.


The campsite is set beside the Vinkeveense Plassen, with beautiful views of the water, where is of course possible to swim, use SUP boards and canoes for free, or rent a boat to explore the lake. Accommodation is in luxury tents (sleeping 1 or 2 people) – all with wooden floors, comfortable boxspring beds, a sitting area, a closet and even a small fridge. The communal toilets and showers are very clean and maintained to hotel-quality.


The old shipyard has being creatively rebuilt into ‘De Werfplaats’, a 2-storey light & spacious building where the workshops and yoga sessions take place. Each day 3 delicious meals will be freshly prepared and served with love, using seasonal and local ingredients, organic wherever possible. All meals are fully vegetarian with vegan options. Coffee, teas and water are available all day.


Zwier is close to the city and close to nature. Here you can let you be guided by what feels good to you. Please visit their website for more information.


Prices

  • Twin/double tent accommodation €550,- per person
  • Single tent accommodation €730 (SOLD OUT)

Prices include 3 nights accommodation, all yoga classes, all meals, use of yoga mats & props, SUPs and canoes at Zwier.

 

There is also a possibility to join from friday evening at a reduced rate - please send an email to claudia@delightyoga.nl for further inquiry about this option.

 


More information

If you have any questions about this retreat, please send an email to claudia@delightyoga.nl


Booking

To reserve your spot, please register using the link below and complete payment as per your choice of accommodation.

 

 

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