Energizing Detox & Yoga Retreat
Time & Location
About the Event
This Energizing Detox Week is designed to rest, retreat and reload your battery in a beautiful, off-grid setting.
The retreat is designed to be beneficial to all, no matter what you think your limitations may be. We strive to help you deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga and meditation in this week. All levels are welcome to this retreat.
€ 899,- per week (shared bedrooms)
Full retreat price is for 8 days (7 nights), including accommodation, food and drinks, airport pick-up Bologna Airport, one meditation class and two yoga classes a day.
(€50,- discount if you joined us before)
(€50,- EARLY BIRD discount when you book before April 1st)
Jagadish (formerly Peter Photikoe) has been teaching yoga mostly in Thailand for the past decade and has intensively studied native approaches to wellness as well as western techniques such as Pilates. He has lead several international Teacher Trainings. He is a kriyaban and continues to study at Ananda Europa, outside of Assisi, Italy. His international group of students does not need to be athletic, flexible nor all speak perfect English to get benefits from the practice. Jagadish will start the day with a series of basic movements, the Energization Excercises, as taught by his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. The gentle stimulation of the body allows for a more pleasant stillness during meditation. If you have never meditated before, please don’t be frightened, as you can lie down if you are in extreme discomfort and still get the benefit. Expect a fun class where you will be challenged. However, Jagadish is very good at making the class accessible for all levels. You will get into poses in a new a refreshing way and you might get into poses you never expect you could do. You will work hard and laugh for sure!
Due to the COVID travel restrictions, Jagadish will not be able to come this year. Marije wil teach the morning class in stead.
Marije teaches regularly at several studios in Amsterdam and has taught Anatomy at Movements Yoga’s Teacher Training. She will teach the evening yin yoga classes, a great combination with the powerful yang class you do in the morning. These more passive classes are based on long holds, targeting the connective tissue and meridians of the body. In Chinese medicine internal organs are linked to meridians, through which energy flows. Holding the yoga poses for a longer time, adds a meditative aspect to the practice.
We will detox our body in this week with solid vegan food (It’s not a juice cleanse week). We don’t have any sugar, dairy, little salt, etc. The food is specific for the organ we are dealing with that day. Our chef Ed buys our food locally, from our farmer neighbors as much as we can. He prepares you breakfast, lunch, snacks, fruit and we have soup for dinner. Every day we take a different supplement to support the organ of the day. If you really do not like something or if you are allergic to something, please let us know up front. Every day has a special tea that is beneficial for the organ we are targeting that day. You can have as much tea as you like during the day. In the afternoon we will have a special juice. We don’t have any alcohol or coffee in these weeks.
The daily schedule is more or less as follows:
07.00: We begin the day early with meditation.
07.45: A short refreshment break
08.30: Main morning yang yoga practice
17.30: Yin yoga practice
This schedule might change slightly from day to day.
This is the retreat with most hours of practice a day.
The retreat will be set in Vidovina, for more information, see the venues page.
Fly to Bologna Airport and we will pick you up from there. Arrival time doesn't matter, the real program starts the next day.
From Holland you can fly KLM from Amsterdam, or RyanAir or Transavia from Eindhoven.
Be prepared for an energizing week full of yoga, meditation, healthy detox food, kicking back, chilling in sunny Italy! Learn what the Italians mean by ‘il bel far niente’, the beauty of doing nothing.