Luke Jordan Retreat Purple Valley

The daily sessions will begin with an introduction to pranayama, the yogic breathwork practice, and will be followed by Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga practice – the unique method of learning this yoga practice in which one practices alone within a group setting.

For beginners, Luke has developed way in which newer students can rapidly memorise and explore more deeply the sequence of postures. For advanced students, Luke brings his attention to detail, expert guidance and compassionate support to help you deepen in your yoga journey.

Drawing on chants from the Vedic hymns, in the afternoon sessions we will explore the deeper meaning of yoga. Together we will learn their correct pronunciation, the meaning of the Sanskrit words and the deeper philosophical concepts they point towards.

Luke will draw from his deeper knowledge of the yogic lore, its myths and stories, to not only entertain but also inform, inspire and lead to a deeper enchantment with this thing we call yoga.

Course daily schedule

Below is an example of a weekly schedule. Please note that the timings of classes may be changed and adjusted to best nourish the teaching environment and the student. Additional activities not mentioned on the schedule may be added. 

Saturday 19 Nov
Arrival during day.

Students have access to the rooms after 3pm.
6.00 pm Introduction meeting followed by dinner. Try to make it to the introduction meeting

Sunday 20 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 21 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 22 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 23 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 24 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 25 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 26 Nov
10.am Day Off Brunch
Day off From Yoga

10.am Check out from rooms if you are leaving
3pm Check in new students.

Sunday 27 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 28 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 29 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 30 Nov
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 1 Dec
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
3.pm Chai and fruit
4.pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 2 Dec
7.am Morning Mysore followed by Pranayama and Chanting
11.am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 3 Dec
10.am Simple Breakfast
10.am Check out from rooms.

About the teacher

Luke Jordan is a Certified Teacher in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and holds an MA in Indian Religions. Drawn to the philosophical dimensions of Yoga he loves to share the inquiry that springs from the chants, myths and conceptual underpinnings which form the wider tradition of which Ashtanga Yoga is a part.

Always feeling that there was something more to life, Luke first began formal study of Eastern mysticism in the 1990s while at University and plunged headlong into the practise of Ashtanga Yoga in the year 2000. This began an on-going journey that would take him around the world seeking out experts, gurus and teachers in the field of Yoga and spirituality, sharing his knowledge along the way.

Luke first made his way to Mysore, India in 2001 to study with Sri Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath and is one of a very small number of teachers worldwide to have been granted the honour of Certification within the Ashtanga tradition.

Luke now lives in Portugal where each year he offers the Ashtanga Yoga Summer School.

Booking information

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