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Jivamukti Yoga: Freedom in Flow

Valentina Parmigiani Azulfit Santorini Yoga Retreat

Retreat details

From 780 euros
22 – 29 September 2018
With
Valentina Parmigiani
Surya Retreat, Fuerteventura
Take your yoga to the next level on this fun, challenging and deeply restorative Jivamukti yoga retreat. Flow in  your practice, breathing in fresh island air,  and enjoy heart-opening music guided by an experienced, compassionate teacher.

Nourish yourself deeply with mouthwatering organic, vegetarian food, relax and rebalance with holistic massage and soak up the sun on the beautiful white-sand beaches. Join this incredible Jivamukti yoga holiday and go home stronger, lighter and smiling from ear to ear.

Jivamukti yoga is a playful, challenging flow yoga that will deepen your practice and lift your soul. Our most popular yoga retreat includes vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, pranayama, restorative classes, theory, meditation, guided mantra chanting and deep relaxation. Jivamukti is both physical and spiritual, giving an all-round experience for body, mind and soul.

Photo by Andrew ProdThe word Jivamukti means 'liberated living beings', and this week will be all about just that, liberating ourselves. Find the freedom to to be who we really truly are.
If we care about our own freedom and liberty, then we should also care about the freedom of all others. The practice of Jivamukti will give you the strength and clarity to not only bring happiness and freedom to ourselves but to deepen our love and compassion for our environment and community.
For Valentina, being a teacher means leading by example.
Through her practice she develops her compassion and kindness and feels a deeper ‘oneness’ with everyone and everything.

“For me the Jivamukti method gives me another dimension to my practice. It gave me a way to come back to who I really am. It’s really so much more than just a physical discipline. Being a teacher means becoming an instrument to help others, using kindness and compassion. Freedom without self motivation.”

- Valentina
Valentina gives attentive adjustments and support for practitioners at all levels, so you will really feel your yoga advance during this week. Her teaching style is dedicated, passionate, and attentive. The effect is uplifting, opening and exhilarating. She balances this with wonderful flow yoga with hatha poses that allow you to let go and drift into deep relaxation, giving your body and mind time to reconnect and restore.

About Valentina

Valentina has been practicing yoga and studying for many years. She is certified in dynamic, flowing yoga of both Ashtanga and Jivamukti styles and has also received a special authorization from Matthew Sweeney to teach the moon sequence.

Valentina Parmigiani and Sharon Gannon azulfit

Valentina with Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga

Valentina's passion for yoga and her desire to learn have lead her to study alongside some of the finest yogis in the world, including Master Jitendra Das, Sharon Gannon and David Life, as well as many pilgrimages to India and Sri Lanka. This diverse and detailed experience, along with her open heart and compassionate personality, make her an inspiring and much sought after teacher.

Valentina is one of Azulfit's leading teachers and is well known for her fun, challenging and inspiring classes. She teaches with love and connects with each and every student as her warm, open demeanor and intuition allows her to really see and feel what each student needs.

Classes with Valentina will improve agility, muscle tone, strength, flexibility and breath control, whilst connecting the body and mind. She strongly believes in yoga as a way of life, which can only be learned through experience, and is always happy to share her passion for yoga with others.

My experience of the retreat with Valentina's classes was one of transformation

Valentina is a dedicated, talented and inspiring yoga teacher. Before coming to an Azulfit Retreat and taking Valentina’s classes, I never really understood yoga. I knew it was supposed to be beneficial and was suffering from health problems at the time, so took the plunge, and the view of ‘nothing ventured nothing gained’ and booked onto an Azul retreat to find out more.

My experience of the retreat with Valentina’s classes was one of transformation which had an overwhelmingly positive effect on my life, and continues to do so.

Valentina and studentValentina clearly explains the workings, benefits and magic of yoga – both the physical and the psychological – in a way that makes sense and is accessible for everyone. She is also incredibly patient with a kind heart, so there’s definitely nothing to worry about if you’re a newbie. I couldn’t touch my toes in my first class!

If you’re a more advanced practitioner, Valentina adapts her style of teaching accordingly by carefully and intuitively helping each person on the mat to progress at their own pace. Her adjustments are also excellent and she assisted me comfortably into asanas I never thought possible!

Valentina’s popularity as a teacher I am sure, is down to a wonderful balance of expertise and practical knowledge alongside unbridled kindness and passion - a rare combination.

I’ve been on a number of retreats now, and would recommend Valentina’s classes to anyone, whatever stage of wellbeing journey they are at!"

Kirstie, Manchester

Itinerary

All morning classes are followed by brunch at 10:00, Inclusive evening meals are served at 19:30

MorningAfternoon
SaturdayArrivalsWelcome Class
SundayMeditation, Yoga practice (Jivamukti Fundamentals)Question /Answer (Theory about yoga and Jivamukti )
MondayMeditation, Jivamukti classAlignment workshop (theory and practice)
TuesdayHip Openers ClassYoga philosophy and Lifestyle, Yama and Niyama
WednesdaySurya NamaskarFree afternoon for treatments, relaxing, exploring
ThursdayMeditation and back bends  classworkshop on inversions and back bends (theory and practice)
FridayJivamukti Open classWorkshop "How to create a self practice sequence" theory and practice
SaturdayDeparturesDepartures

Location

This special retreat week takes place at Surya Retreat in Fuerteventura. The villa is beautifully situated nestled amongst the volcanoes with views to the sea. Offering different levels of accommodation to suit all budgets, we are sure to have the perfect place for you to lay your head. Read more about the Surya Retreat.

Meals

Daily brunch (fruit salad, selection of cereals, home-made bread, eggs, salad, cheese, pancakes, juice, herbal teas and coffee) is served after the morning session.

Five delicious and healthy evening meals are included within the cost of the course, designed by our nutrition advisor, Jo .

The retreat food is so popular it is available as a cookbook and you have the opportunity to learn more about cooking and nutrition in a fun and highly recommended workshop with the inspirational Jo.

Within five- ten minutes walk you will find a supermarket, a wonderful bakery and two of the island's best restaurants. Find out more about the retreat food.

Massage, beauty & complementary therapies

Included in this special week is a one hour full body massage - the perfect way to wind down and relax into your holiday. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered. Find out more about the therapies and treatments.

Prices

What's included:

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • All classes as listed above
  • Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • One hour full body therapeutic massage
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)

There is an 80 euro supplement to our normal prices for this special week. The cost of the course starts at 780 euros for a shared room.

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