Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife

Dive into the heart and soul of the Ashtanga yoga practice under the inspiring guidance of Laruga Glaser and team of highly qualified assistants and teachers. It will be a month that will stretch all participants, not only physically, but more importantly mentally, energetically and spiritually. In terms of the spirit, we shy away from believe systems and get into the core of knowing through the process of stilling the mind and understanding what is true resides within. Active participation is always recommended especially in the workshops and philosophy discussions where a safe space is created and contrasting points of view are welcomed. In addition, we encourage a sharing of thoughts and ideas to facilitate in uplifting and elevating the group. Through it all, it is our hope you leave the experience with real tools to utilise moving forward into day to life as well as in your yoga practice.

The Retreat Theme:
E X T R A C T I O N

The Experience

The one month course will be a complete and comprehensive program offering foundational grounding for new students as well as progressive techniques for experienced practitioners. Our goal is for beginner students as well as experienced practitioners to benefit from the retreat, ultimately guiding each practitioner into the heart of their potential. In this regard, the retreat program is designed to harness the full capacity of each participant no matter what level.

Each morning will be devoted to Mysore practice, except for Led class on designated days, beginning with seated meditation and silence. Beginner students will be well taken care of especially in the early stages of the retreat to garner greater confidence to be self led under the guidance of Laruga and the assistants. For experienced students, all will receive full support in helping strengthen and deepen their existing practice while working through challenging aspects of the sequences.

The majority of the afternoon workshops will be split into two groups to give more attention to the various experience levels. Level One will be for beginners up to Primary Series practitioners and Level Two will be for those who have started Intermediate Series and/or above.

We aspire to create an environment that feels supportive through every step of the way, garnering a greater sense of renewal, growth and expansion within the one month program and of course for those who participate for two weeks.

Materials

Have a blank journal or notebook and writing utensil on hand.
(Journal prompts are given during the chanting, meditation and philosophy classes)
Please pack an all white outfit for the closing ceremony.

Suggested reading

Letting Go
Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D., P.h.D

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Chip Hartranft

The Road Less Travelled
M. Scott Peck

Meditations 
Marcus Aurelius

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
Epictetus

Letters on Ethics
Seneca

All About Love
Bell Hooks

The Mountain is You 
Brianna West

The Myth of Normal 
Gabor Mate

Program Schedule

Please Note: Some aspects to the schedule may be subject to change. However, that will be communicated ahead of time if adjustments are made. Also, if there are questions in terms of what group to be in, feel free to get feed back from Laruga or the other assistants. However, if we feel you are in the wrong group, depending on experience, we will make the change for you. Understand the set up is for everyone to have the best learning experience possible. You will not be missing out on anything when placed in a certain group as we will be covering extensive information conducive to each person both in the workshops and in the morning Mysore practices. Also, always feel free to ask questions at all times during our sessions to receive as much clarification as needed to absorb the material.

Mysore Practice

  • 7:00 Experienced
  • 8:00 New Beginners

Chanting, Breath-work & Meditation

  • 10:45

Workshops

  • Split Days:
  • 15:00 Level One (1.5 hours)
  • 16:30 Level Two (1.5 hours)
  • Single Workshop Days: 15:00 (3 hours)

Level One: For those practicing within Primary series

Level Two: For those practicing Intermediate series and/or above.

Week One

Saturday 1 February
Check-in
Welcome Meeting

Sunday 2 February
Morning Practice: Led Primary (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation and Philosophy
Workshop:

Ashtanga Yoga Illuminated: exploring the journey internally and how it transforms our experience to the outer world as well as an in-depth look at understanding and deepening the core components of the practice. (All Levels)

Monday 3 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level One: Ashtanga Foundations
  • Level Two: Ashtanga Refinement and Transitions

Tuesday 4 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy

Wednesday 5 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level One: Primary Series in Depth (Part 1)

Thursday 6 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop

  • Level Two: Intermediate Series in Depth (Part 1)

Friday 7 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)

Saturday 8 February
OFF (Take Rest)

 

Week Two

Sunday 9 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level One: Primary Series in Depth (Part 2)
  • Level Two: Intermediate Series in Depth (Part 2)

Monday 10 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level One: Primary Series in Depth (Part 3)
  • Level Two: Intermediate Series in Depth (Part 3)

Tuesday 11 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy

Wednesday 12 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level One: Backhanding with Ease

Thursday 13 February
Morning Practice: Mysore Class (All Levels)
Chanting, Meditation & Philosophy
Workshop:

  • Level Two: Expanding into Backbending

Friday 14 February
Morning Practice: Led Primary (Levels)
*Mid-Month Ceremony

Saturday 15 February
Goodbyes & Check Out

About the teacher

Laruga Glaser has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 28 years. Starting at the beginning of her 20s, she was immediately drawn to the practice after working with other forms of yoga years prior. After establishing a committed practice she then deepened her studies traveling to Mysore, India annually to practice at KPJAYI where the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois teaches. Laruga has made more than 15 trips to Mysore and is on a mission to continue to learn and grow as a student as well as a teacher. She is one of the few in the world who have been given the distinction of being certified to teach up to Advanced B, which is not easily given and takes many years to earn. In this regard, she honors where the source of the practice comes from, continuing to respect and give high regard to the lineage we are blessed to experience in this transformative method. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential, and has been personally invited all over the world to do so.

Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife

 

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