Ashtanga Vinyasa & Somatic Yin Yoga Retreat
with MELANIE GEORGIOU


April 8-15
Ashtanga Vinyasa & Somatic Yin Yoga Retreat

“Wherever you are at, just come as you are.”

The all week will be a blend of yin and yang practices as well as a soft cleansing diet (vegetarian and 1 silent day where we will be juicing). Melanie will open the day with a morning meditation and soft pranayama. Traditional Mysore practice will take place, followed by a led beginner class for those who are new to Ashtanga. Enjoy some relaxing time off to reflect and connect in a warm and inspiring environment or explore and have fun with all that Salento’s beauty has to offer. The late afternoon class will combine Somatic movement education and Yin Yoga sessions to release holding patterns in your body and come into a much calmer and more peaceful mindset.

Find here the weekly program retreat (It is a type model and is subject to change)

Melanie & Karin – BIO:

Melanie Georgiou –

Born in Switzerland, Melanie is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for over 10 years. She first followed a professional ballet training during 10 years. After repeated injuries, she discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga while living in London. Very passionate from the beginning, she diligently embraced the method and through repetition, coming back to the practice every day without expectation she started to notice little changes in her body first, no more pain. The process of transformation had begun. Two years later, she embarked for Asia. This initial short trip turned into a 3-year journey with a focus on practice and study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in India, Thailand, Bali and finally Australia with her teacher Dena Kingsberg . Her faith in the wisdom of the system keeps growing as her commitment to the practice has helped her to open her heart and transform her life. Melanie has a cheerful, caring and enthusiastic teaching approach. She now teaches from her Shala in Switzerland and holds workshops and retreats internationally.


Karin Mathys –

Born in Switzerland, Karin’s life long pursuit for the discovery of potentialities in the physical body led her to India where she experimented with different practices, from Iyengar to Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Anusara. While in Asia she also immersed herself in numerous body-oriented workshops, including Shiatsu, Watsu, Japanese Face Massage and Qi Gong. All of these modalities stimulated an interest in structural integration, which brought Karin to the study of Hanna Somatics, a deviation of the Feldenkrais Method.
Studying Somatics sparked Karin’s passion for the fusing of holistic bodywork and neuroscience, with the intention of bringing about a deeper connection between the body, mind and spirit in order to create a space for a healthier, more authentic and happier life. After living in India and Bali for eleven years teaching in retreats and trainings she now got back to Switzerland to hold retreats in Europe.

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