Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 

A retreat with Laruga Glaser

12-19 February, 19-26 February 2022

12-19 and 19-26 February are now fully booked!

Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife

Dive into the heart and soul of the Ashtanga yoga practice under the inspiring guidance of Laruga Glaser and her assistants.

The one week or for some, two week 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 guest 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 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 afternoon workshops will give more attention to the various experience levels. 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/two week program.

This retreat is open for all levels of practitioners – from beginners to advanced.

Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife
Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife

Retreat schedule

Workshop Programs

  • The Art of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Core integrity
  • Backbends: Balancing active release
  • The Gateway Postures of Primary and Intermediate Series
  • Exploring Transitions
  • Arm Balances and Strength Awareness
  • Breath and Vinyasa
  • Inversions and Spatial Awareness 

Philosophical and Contemplative Topics

  • Yoga is Stilling the Mind. Inhabiting Our True Nature
  • The Fire of Transformation: Tapas
  • The Discipline of Transcendence: Abhyasa and Vairagaya Asana:
  • Asana - A Tool for Understanding the Self
  • Overcoming Obstacles on the Path
  • Self Practice = Self Responsibility
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Path and The Journey
  • Vinyasa and Tristhana: Cultivating the Meditative Mind

Saturday 12 February
15:00 Check in
18:00 Welcome talk and dinner

Sunday 13 February
08:00 - 10:00 Led Primary
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Ashtanga Yoga: The Path and The Journey, Workshop: The Art of Ashtanga Yoga
18.30 -19.30 Dinner

Monday 14 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: The Fire of Transformation - Tapas, Workshop: Core Integrity
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Tuesday 15 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free afternoon
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Wednesday 16 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Yoga is Stilling the Mind, Workshop: Backbends: Balancing Active Release Dinner
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Thursday 17 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Asana - A Tool for Understanding the Self, Workshop: The Gateway Postures of Primary and Intermediate Series
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Friday 18 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Saturday 19 February

10:00 Check out
15:00 Check in 
18:30 - 19:30 Welcome Meeting/Dinner (for those staying on, take rest)

Sunday 20 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Vinyasa and Tristhana: Cultivating the Meditative Mind, Workshop: Breath and Vinyasa
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Monday 21 February
8:00 - 10:00
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Self Practice = Self Responsibility, Workshop: Arm Balance and Strength Awareness
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Tuesday 22 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30  Brunch
Free afternoon
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Wednesday 23 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00  Theme: The Discipline of Transcendence - Abhyasa and Vairagaya, Workshop: Exploring Transitions
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Thursday 24 February
8:00 - 10:00 Morning Mysore Practice
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Overcoming Obstacles on the Path, Workshop: Inversions and Spatial Awareness
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Friday 25 February
8:00 - 10:00 Led Primary Series/Closing Circle
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
Free Time
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Saturday 26 February
8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Goodbyes and Check out

Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife
Laruga Glaser Purple Valley Tenerife

Teacher

Laruga has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 25 years. Starting in 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 14 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. 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.

Practical details

Maximum number of students is 35. 

Morning classes will be taught with maximum 20 students in each class.  

12-19 February is fully booked.                                                                                                                                  

19-26 February is fully booked.

Cost: £800 GBP per week for shared accommodation and £1100 GBP  for single accommodation. The price is all-inclusive (includes accommodation, all meals and yoga). There is an option to pay a deposit of 50% of the full amount to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable and the balance must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the start date.

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