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Yoga retreat in Positano on the Amalfi coast, July 1 - 7, 2019
ashtanga, yin, pranayama



Welcome to our yoga retreat in Positano, the pearl of the spectacular Amalfi coast in Italy!


Every summer morning is begun by asana practise on the roof terrace of our beach hotel overlooking the sparkling sea. The group is small, which enables individualized teaching.

In the evenings, as the sun sets, we do pranayama.
Regular pranayama practise gives one happy and calm mind.

Our yin yoga sessions focus on opening up the tissues, particularly in the back, shoulders and hips. Yin yoga calms the mind, and enhances the mobility of the body.

The lectures explore anatomy from the perspective of yoga practise. Moreover, we do anatomical exercises, which developes our awareness of how the body functions and moves. Patanjali and chakra -lectures give insights into the origins of ashtanga yoga and into chakras as the energetic source of yoga. Furthermore, there is always time for open discussion.


Physiotherapist and yoga teacher SUSANNA HELENIUS​​​​

Susanna has her own yoga school in Hyvinkää and Hämeenlinna, Finland where she works as the main teacher since 2002. In the years 2002 - 2014 Susanna has been regularly returning to India to do further studies in yoga.


Her major teachers have been K. Pattabhi Jois (1915–2009), Sharaswathi, Sharath Jois, B N S Iyengar, M V Chidananda and Dr. Nagaraz.

Susanna's studies in India have focused on ashtanga, yin and hatha yoga. In addition to asana practise, she has explored ayurveda, yoga philosophy and pranayama while in India.

In Europe Susanna's major teachers are Lino Miele in Italy and Stefan Engström in Finland. As a yoga teacher with the background in physiotherapy, Susanna has unparallel ability to see each person's anatomical challenges and teach how to use yoga as a tool to develop bodily strength, mobility and balance. Susanna has been teaching ArsMondo Yoga Retreats in Italy since 2011.



PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME ​​​​

JULY 1: arrival in Positano and hotel Pupetto on the beach
7.30 pm. WELCOME: vegetarian dinner at Pupetto seaside restaurant
The Amalfi coast is famous for its culinary delicacies, particularly for lemons and vegetables grown on the fertile vulcanic soil. On the first dinner, we enjoy a lovely vegetarian dinner, get to know each other and discuss each person's wishes for the retreat

JULY 2:
7 – 9 am. ashtanga practise to everyone (led practise + mysore)
9 am. breakfast
10.30am. - 1pm. walk in the oldest part of Positano, which a mass tourist doesn't find, and a visit to the oldest minimarket (cheese tasting)
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm. ashtanga yoga pranayama
5.45 pm. - 6.45 pm. Anatomy lecture together with concrete exercises

JULY 3: DAY TRIP
Closer to the retreat we offer you various day trip possibilities: Capri, Pompei, Paestum and Agropoli, Naples, or a hike in the mountains.
7 – 9am. independent yoga practise
9 am. breakfast after which departure to a daytrip or free day in Positano

JULY 4
7 – 9 am.  ashtanga practise to everyone (led practise + mysore)
9 am. breakfast
10 am. - 2 pm. swimming and enjoying on the small beach + a vegetarian lunch on the beach (we take a boat from Positano harbour to get to a lovely hidden beach where you have clear water to dive in and enjoy the beauty of the seaside nature and positanese atmosphere, which cannot be described in words)
4.30 pm. – 5.30 pm. yin yoga
5.45 pm. – 6.45 pm. astanga yoga  pranayama

JULY 5
7 – 9 am. ashtanga practise to everyone (led practise + mysore)
9 am. breakfast
4.30 pm. - 5.30 pm. ashtanga yoga pranayama
5.30 pm. - 6.30 pm. lecture: Patanjali yoga, chakras and discussion around yoga
7.30 pm. dinner at a spectacular seaview restaurant up on the mountains in Montepertuso (the upper part of Positano)
Departure from the hotel at 7 pm. with transfer - and the transfer back to the hotel after the dinner.

JULY 6
7 – 9 am. ashtanga practise to everyone (led practise + mysore)
9 am. breakfast
3 pm. visit to the sowing room of the leading fashion store in Positano (there you see how a hand-made linen fashion is being created; you meet the designer and also have a chance to buy clothes directly)
6 pm. - 6.30 pm. discussion + practise - instructions for self-practise at home
7.30 pm. pizza on the seaside pizzeria

JULY 7 departure
breakfast

PRICE 1180€ per person includes 

*accommodation in a double room with breakfast (each room has a balcony) at beach hotel Pupetto
*Susanna Helenius' tuition
*two dinners (first and second course, and a desert; water and a glass of wine included)
*vegetarian lunch on the beach
*pizza at seaside pizzeria
*walk in Positano
*visit to the sowing room of the leading positanese fashion store

*Flight and travel to and from Positano is not included in the price.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Pupetto
The retreat will be held at hotel Pupetto which is situated right on the beach of Fornillo.

We practise at the roof terrace of the hotel, from where opens up a spectacular seaview.
Pupetto has a seaview restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner.
Each room has a bathroom, a balcony and equipped with wi-fi.

During the week, we tell you everything you need to know about Positano: where to eat, where to shop, where to go for walks, etc. to ensure you make the most of your yoga holiday.
 

The closest aiport is in Naples, Naples International Airport.

There is a Positano Shuttle which is the easiest way to arrive to Positano.

If you fly to Rome (Fiumicino or Ciampino airport), you can take a fast train to Naples (Frecciarossa or Italo) - further info see Trenitalia , and from Naples a circumvesuviano (local train) to Sorrento. SITA-bus runs From Sorrento to Positano every hour. We are happy to give you all info regarding the timetables and prices.

We can also arrange a private transfer from Rome or Naples for an additional fee.

RESERVATIONS
You can reserve your place by calling us at +358 44 32 00 008 or writing us an email at info@arsmondo.fi Reservation fee of 200€ is due within 7 days. The reservations are binding.