Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Andrea & Claudia Lutz
(28 April - 05 May 2017)
The retreat center is situated on a cliff above the beach of Triopetra. A little paradise with white sandy beaches and mountain blue water of the Libyan Sea. The surroundings are stunning and invite you to rest and swim between Yoga classes. Away from the main tourist spots the guesthouse is run by the same family for over 30 years and is renowned for its friendliness and its delicious Cretan food. The yoga Shala is built on top of the cliff and provides amazing views over the ocean and the hilly coastline.
The retreat provides you with the possibility to focus on your practice, and „retreat“ from your everyday life. Triopetra is a place with special and strong energy and will recharge you on all levels.
In the Mornings there will be traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style classes. This way of teaching allows us, to work with each student individually and to give personal assistance and guidance for beginners and advanced students alike.
In the afternoons the focus will be on the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga, Breath and Pranayama, regenerative Yoga (Yin Yoga) and lectures on Yoga Theory and Philosophy.
Every Morning, before the Yoga class, Andrea will offer the possibility to attend a Zazen – Meditation. Zazen is a technique to calm the mind and to raise awareness. We are sitting for 30 min in silence, with no special aim, just to sit and observe. “there is nothing to gain from Zazen, only to lose”.
In the afternoons, Claudia will introduce the Chanting of the Yoga Sutras. She learnt this powerful method from her teacher in Mysore, India, Dr. Jayashre. Claudia will introduce the chants in the traditional way of call and response (“Sruti Parampara”), which enables everybody, to attend these sessions. Chanting is a way to relax mind and body in a deep and profound way.
All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat.
During the retreat you will also have the possibility to book a massage or an energy healing session with Nisira (Androniki) Louka.
Saturday to Thursday:
08:00 – 08:30: Meditation / Zazen
08:30 – 10:30: Mysore Class
17:00 – 17:30: Chanting
17:30- 19:30: Yoga Practice and Theory
One afternoon and friday is free, so you can go and explore the wonderful island.
You can choose a single, a double or a triple room. All rooms have a balcony with a stunning view of the Libyan Sea.
The vegetarian meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea and will be offered in a buffet style.
We are very happy to help you find accommodation if you are coming earlier or want to stay a bit longer.
Costs are per person and include:
- Yoga Classes (11 sessions)
- Meditation (6 sessions)
- Chanting (5 sessions)
- Accommodation (7 nights)
- Vegetarian meals (2 per day)
Following many years of studying Shivananda and Iyengar Yoga, her first contact with Ashtanga Yoga was in 1997. Since then, her fascination and involvement with this unique form of yoga has steadily increased. She has been a yoga teacher since 1995. In 2000 her focus in practice and teaching shifted completely to traditional Ashtanga Yoga. In May 2005 she opened the Ashtanga Studio Berlin.
Andrea is following the traditional lineage of Sri K. Patthabi Jois, carried on by Manju P. Jois and Nancy Gilgoff. In recent years she has been practicing with and learning from them both in several workshops, teacher trainings and on long study visits to Maui/ Hawaii where she goes every year since 2006 to study under the guidance of Nancy Gilgoff and to deepen her own practice.
In 2009 Manju P. Jois authorized Andrea to teach the Primary and the Intermediate Series of traditional Ashtanga Yoga and she has his blessing to teach the "Advanced Series".
Apart from learning from her main teachers, she studied Yoga over the last 3 decades with many world-renowned teachers around the world to broaden her horizon.
Andrea possesses extensive and sound background knowledge of alternative medicine and she holds a degree as a health practitioner as well as a degree in physiotherapy. She studied different methods of body work therapy and is a Reiki practitioner. Andrea was also a performance artist and dancer for 10 years.
She is teaching daily classes in Berlin, as well as workshops, teacher trainings and retreats all over Europe.
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