GRACEFUL WARRIOR
7 DAYS YOGA INTENSIVE - SICILY

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20TH - 27TH OF MAY 2023 | SICILY, ITALY

In this unique, once a year only immersion, Alex shares his secrets of personal practice and guides you on a journey of development of your asana practice, understanding of the body, movement skills and flexibility so that you can enter any yoga class with self-confidence and connect to the flow of the practice with more ease than ever.

Every day will include morning Pranayama and Asana Flow, daily drills to build consistency in various skills such as handstands, arm balances, backbends and flexibility. 

Daily anatomy will allow you to dive deeper into the understanding of the yoga practice as an ensemble.

Time will be dedicated to learn how to build a self practice that reflects your own & unique personality. 

Philosophy lectures will connect you to the roots and the wisdom of yoga, and will guide you to use those precious concepts on and off the mat, in your daily life.

In the evenings, Lucie will support you to gently integrate the teachings of the day with yin & restorative yoga, sound baths, hypnotic meditation, chakra balancing, and many other releasing techniques... 

Sharing our knowledge and holding space for you as a community is our priority. Expect a beautiful cacao ceremony the day of your arrival to open our heart, sharing circles, voice activation, and many other group activities.

You will come out of the retreat knowing how to safely and efficiently create a personal practice for yourself.  Although the training is challenging both physically and mentally, it is open to all levels and there are no prerequisites to join apart from the willingness to participate and learn.

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THE RETREAT CENTER

La Masseria — a private 19th century farmhouse villa situated in the luscious natural landscape of Southeastern Sicily, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and minutes from beautiful beaches and historical sites including Noto, Siracusa, Modica, Scicli and Ibia.

The center includes a fresh water infinity pool, loads of different patios and living spaces, spaces to eat or simply relax, two massage rooms and a stunning sunset terrace.

Free time can be used to walk through plantations of almonds, olives and watermelons fields or cycle on trails amongst the groves. Treat yourself to a massage, swim in the freshwater infinity pool, enjoy the wonderful beaches or Sicilian historical towns nearby.

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:00am         Pranayama & Meditation

8:00 - 10:00am       Morning Asana Flow

10am - 12:00am        Brunch 

12:00 - 100pm          Philosophy/Anatomy/Q&A

1:00 - 3:30pm           Daily Drills/Posture Clinic/Workshop

3:30 - 7:00pm           Free Time

7:00 - 8:30pm           Dinner 

8:30pm - 10:00pm   Kirtan, Yin, Meditation, Sound Bath

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights of accommodation

  • Morning beverages and snacks

  • 2 local vegan organic meals a day (brunch and dinner)

  • All yoga classes and yoga related activities

  • Mats, straps and blocks

  • Access to all the facilities in the property

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel 

  • Day trips

  • Spa treatments

  • Extra activities

CURRICULUM*

  • Flexibility Intelligence Workshop - How to integrate flexibility training in your self practice

  • Handstands, Backbends, Arm Balance Workshops and Posture Clinics - In depth study and daily drills to build confidence in the most challenging aspects of your yoga practice

  • Pranayama Physiology - Understanding the underlying science of the breath and its relationship with the ancient yogic teachings + how to create a self practice

  • Yoga Anatomy for Practitioners - The fundamental anatomical concepts key to a safe personal practice

  • Meditation - Learn the basic concepts of meditation: how to find your seat, to focus on your breath, to become an observer with a variety of mindful practices. 

  • Chakra System - An understanding of the seven chakras, their meaning, and how to unblock, clear, cleanse, restore and balance them. 

  • Yin & Restorative Yoga - An approach to the Chinese Meridians and the Daoist philosophy, being in harmony with your body and the world around you by finding stillness in your body and mind. 

  • Sound Journey/ Sound baths - Enter the realm of your subconscious through vibrations & healing frequencies of the Gong, Tibetan bowls & other instruments

  • Yogic Wisdom - A dive into ancient yogic texts and the fascinating realm of Hindu mythology

  • Group activities - We will raise our community spirit with a cacao ceremony, sharing & singing circles, holotropic breathwork, storytelling, and many other activities...

*This list is not comprehensive. Some activities might be modified slightly depending on the circumstances

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Shared Double

Shared bathroom

- early bird until 15th of December -
1499€

Accomodation & Tuition
Delicious vegan food


Transportation not included

500€ Deposit

Regular price after 31st of December
1649€

Shared Double

Ensuite bathroom

- early bird until 15th of December -
1599€

Accomodation & Tuition
Delicious vegan food


Transportation not included

500€ Deposit

Regular price after 31st of December
1749€

Private Single

Shared bathroom

- early bird until 15th of December -
2249€

Accomodation & Tuition
Delicious vegan food


Transportation not included

500€ Deposit

Regular price after 31st of December
2399€

Private Single

Ensuite bathroom

- early bird until 15th of December -
2549€

Accomodation & Tuition
Delicious vegan food


Transportation not included

500€ Deposit

Regular price after 31st of December
2699€

Superior Single

Ensuite bathroom

- early bird until 15th of December -
3099€

Accomodation & Tuition
Delicious vegan food


Transportation not included

500€ Deposit

Regular price after 31st of December
3249€

TRAVELLING

GETTING THERE

Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) — 1 hour to the villa by car

Comiso Airport (CIY) — 75 minutes to the villa by car

British Airways, Alitalia, EasyJet, Iberia, and RyanAir offer daily flights to CTA.

It is also possible to get to Sicily by car, train or other more ecological means of travel.

REGISTER / FURTHER TERMS

Click the "Register" button under the room of your choice to register. A deposit of 500€ is required to save your spot on the training. 

If you have any questions, please write through the contact form in the "contact" tab above.

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ALEX PEREZ

Alex was born in Paris and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. It is only when he left his hometown that his true passion was revealed to him. He discovered yoga in a park in Barcelona, while he was a university exchange student. Ever since, his passion for yoga kept growing, and with it a deep and uncontrollable impulse to teach and share what he considers a form of art.

Since then, Alex embarked on a journey seeking the best teachings, so he could transmit this art of yoga to his students in the most comprehensive and modern way possible. His quest led him to Bali, London, Paris, New York and San Francisco where he was able to practice and learn with teachers such as Patrick Beach, David Kyle, Jared McCann, Mathieu Boldron, Janet Stone and many others.

Over the course of his apprenticeship, Alex developed his own way of teaching yoga, a non-rigid and modern form based on a scientific understanding of movement and of the body.
Having received his medical license, Alex uses his profound anatomical and physiological knowledge to adapt his guidance to the unique physiognomy of each of his students, herewith creating a safe environment for all to freely express their body wisdom through movement.

LUCIE ANDRE

Lucie discovered her own path to Yoga while living in Mexico. After a complicated surgery, she felt the need to reconnect to herself on the physical, emotional and spiritual planes. Since then, she never stopped practicing, on and off the mat. 

Her approach to Yoga is based on inclusivity, body positivity, spirituality, and deep self-inquiry.

As a certified yoga teacher (Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative), Breathwork Facilitator, & Sound Healer, Lucie is passionate about holding spaces and sharing her energy, leading groups with powerful tools such as breathwork, meditation, hypnosis, sound journeys, intuitive movements and spiritual guidance. For each class/experience she provides, she creates a safe space for sharing, reflecting, and healing.

She believes that body and mind are closely related, so expect a full activation of your entire vessel, both on the physical, mental and emotional levels.

Lucie is engaged in the feminine community in Berlin, the city where she resides, where she has been leading women's circles with many inspiring collaborators. Her dream is to provide a safe environment for the female community in Berlin and beyond, and to raise a loving awareness. 

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