Casananda Retreat

Jivamukti/Yoga & Remedial massage therapy
with Emily Lacy and Jo McCluskey

6th-13th September 2022

Ortelle, Puglia

Rejuvenation, healing, transformation, awakening

Join us on ‘The Ultimate Intimate Authentic Yoga and Remedial massage Retreat Experience. Casananda joins forces again with Emily Lacy (Senior Jivamukti teacher) and Jo Mccluskey (Sport and remedial massage therapist).

Casananda is a retreat centre located in Ortelle, southern Puglia in the region of Salento. Salento’s simple way of life is a quality in itself and forms the backdrop of its appeal to those who fall in love with its charm. The sun shines religiously upon this narrow peninsula that divides the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The energy here is noticeably strong and grounding. Potential to connect to the elements is easily realised creating a perfect setting for the practices of Yoga and healing.

Whats included
Jivamukti yoga (daily morning practice/workshop style)
Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Pranayama (breath work)
Meditation
Chanting
1 Soft tissue/ remedial therapy session (75min with consultation)
Self release workshop (With prop/massage ball included)
2 fresh delicious Vegan meals will be served each day. Brunch and evening dinner
Reconnection with nature
3 excursions:
Boat excursion
Sandy Beach day out
Nature walk along the coast

Transfers
LOTS OF JOY FUN
For more info contact: em.jivamukti@gmail.com

Fundamentals Course with Emily Lacy

Saturday 3rd – Sunday July 4th & Saturday 9th – Sunday July 10th 2:15pm-4:15pm

£ 80 / early bird

Join Emily for this 4 week fundamentals course. Whether you are a beginning or have a consistent regular practise, this course will give you the opportunity to explore a number of the postures that we cover in an open jivamukti class in an in depth broken down format. Focus will be on alignment, modifications and progressions and the use of props giving you the insight into how you can refine your own personal practise.

Day 1 : Standing & balancing

Tadasana, standing forward bend, warrior, 1, 2,3, triangle pose, extended side angle A, B, C, wide Leg forward bend A, B, C, D, intense side stretch, chair pose, tree pose, half moon, extended hand to big toe pose A,B,C,D, bird of paradise

Day 2: Seated/ forward bending & hips

Easy pose, accomplished pose, auspicious pose, half lotus pose, lotus pose, thunderbolt pose, staff pose, seated forward bend pose, head to knee pose, bound angle pose, ankle to knee pose, pose dedicated to the sage A, C, wide angled seated forward bend, seated compass

Day 3: Twists & Backbending

Reclining twist, rotated triangle pose, revolved chair pose, revolved side angle, revolved hand to big toe pose, teepee twist, half seated spinal twist, pose dedicated to the sage C, cobra pose, upward facing dog, locust pose, low lunge pose, hero pose, bow pose, frog pose, camel pose, bridge pose, wheel pose

Day 4 Strength & Inversions

Plank pose, Chaturanga, dolphin pose, balancing staff pose, pendant pose, downward facing dog, shoulderstand/fish pose, headstand, handstand, tripod headstand, handstand, forearm balance

Vinyasa Krama Workshop with Emily Lacy

Saturday, September 3rd 2:15pm-4:15pm

Saturday 3rd September
2:15-4:15pm
£ 25 / £20 early bird before 15th Aug

Join Emily for an exploration into the intricacies of a vinyasa practise.
Vinyasa is the unique linking of one asana to the next in an ordered conscious way.
Krama is the uninterrupted sequence of events from beginning to end.
The key components that make up a vinyasa practise will be covered including:
Breath (ujjayi, victorious breath)
Locks (bandhas)
Gaze (drishti)
Intention
Movement

Each element will be explored in detail teaching you how to cultivate awareness and mindfulness in the moment to moment changes which are always arising yet are often driven by a lack of consciousness. With practise habitual patterns of behaviour can be transformed allowing freedom to unfold.

This workshop is for beginners, experienced practitioners and teachers who wish to develop, refine and deepen their practise both on the mat and off the mat in their everyday lives.

Vinyasa Krama Workshop with Emily Lacy

Saturday, September 3rd 2:15pm-4:15pm

£25 / £20 early bird before 15th Aug

Join Emily for an exploration into the intricacies of a vinyasa practise.
Vinyasa is the unique linking of one asana to the next in an ordered conscious way.
Krama is the uninterrupted sequence of events from beginning to end.
The key components that make up a vinyasa practise will be covered including:
Breath (ujjayi, victorious breath)
Locks (bandhas)
Gaze (drishti)
Intention
Movement

Each element will be explored in detail teaching you how to cultivate awareness and mindfulness in the moment to moment changes which are always arising yet are often driven by a lack of consciousness. With practise habitual patterns of behaviour can be transformed allowing freedom to unfold.

This workshop is for beginners, experienced practitioners and teachers who wish to develop, refine and deepen their practise both on the mat and off the mat in their everyday lives.

Insights into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali WS with Emily Lacy

Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th & Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2:15pm-4:15pm

£80 / £70 early bird before 8th Sep

Join Emily for this fun and interactive 4 part workshop exploring selected sutras from pada (book) 1 and 2 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Yoga Darsana).

The Yoga Sutras are a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorism/words of wisdom) on the theory and practise of yoga. Compiled by the revered ancient sage Patanjali, the teachings form the foundation of Classical or Raja yoga.

Yoga according to Patanjali is a mental science. Over the course of 196 sutras/verses catogorised into 4 chapters, Patanjali guides the reader through the trials and tribulations on the path of Self discovery with different solutions to keep one on track in our every day life. The short yet profound sutras provide insight and room for thought, reflection, contemplation and potential for the transformation of one’s mental tendencies. The result being a calm, clear, peaceful state of mind and one that is in harmony with all beings.

Weekend 1

History of yoga, introduction to the yoga sutras, mental levels (citta bhumi), selected sutras from chapter 1

Weekend 2

Selected sutras from chapter 2

Expect a short warm up (to move the body before sitting), chanting, exploration of the sutras and the relevance of them in our every day lives, discussions, group exercises, reflection, meditation, guided relaxation.

“We won’t be able to alter the entire world, but we can alter ourselves and fly like birds. We can be calm even in the midst of disasters, and by doing so we may help others to be calm as well. Serenity spreads like a virus”.