Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Dena Kingsberg
and Jack Wiseman
Castello di Titignano in Umbria, Italy
28 JUNE – 4 JULY 2020
Join us in the stunning countryside of rural Umbria for a week of Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga practice with Dena and Jack, exploring the principals of movement for freedom and longevity. The retreat will run from Sunday 28 June until Saturday 4 July, with 6 Mysore self-practice sessions and 4 afternoon workshops starting on Monday 29 June. The cost includes half board (post-practice brunch and early dinner, vegetarian), tuition and accommodation. For more information contact Kamin
Dena has been studying and practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga for over 30 years. She is a devoted long-term student of the late Sri K.Pattabhi Jois. She remains committed, deeply inspired and continuously amazed by the vast healing potential of this life-changing practice. Dena has a disciplined, yet lyrical style of teaching. Her authentic and holistic approach looks beyond external form to guide the individual residing within, inspiring passion for
self-discovery and reflection. Assisted by Jack, family warmth and love of
the practice shine through to create a safe yet provoking class atmosphere.
Six Mysore self-practice sessions and four afternoon workshops.
Each morning will begin with quiet reflection and development of the breath, followed by a conducted or Mysore style class aiming to accommodate and extend practitioners of all levels. A separate beginners class will be added
if required. The afternoon classes will support the morning practice and will cover fundamentals of asana, bandha, pranayama, yoga philosophy,
chanting, and stillness.
• Exploring principals of movement for freedom and longevity.
• ACTIVE PHILOSOPHY: The integration of a seated practice. Simple
pranayama will evolve with sound and culminate in an expression of the
heart through mantra.
• An introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in an interactive and
Castello di Titignano
The castle of Titignano was built in 937 AD. In 1830 Prince Don Tommaso di Filippo Corsini from Florence bought the estate at an auction from the Pope. The estate is still owned by the same family. A self-contained village, Titignano castle includes a church, its own piazza and a swimming pool, all overlooking Corbara lake and the lush valleys and chestnut woods of Umbria. The perfect place for a retreat, Titignano is situated in an untouched part of Italy with unrivalled gastronomy and clean air. The estate produces its own fine wines, olive oil, honey and cheeses, all available in the restaurant and café/bar. Wine tasting can be arranged. Umbria is one of Italy’s most magical provinces – as beautiful and rich with medieval historical towns as Tuscany, but much less known. Titignano is famous for the high quality of its cuisine, made from simple and pure local ingredients. We will be offering a vegetarian post-practice brunch and an early dinner. Vegans and those with special dietary requirements are also catered for, just let us know when you book.
• Single room + en-suite bathroom €1,300 (£1,200)
• Shared double/twin room + en-suite bathroom €1,150 (£1,050)
• Shared triple room + en-suite bathroom €1,050 (£950)
• Booking confirmed with payment of €500/£400 deposit