ASHTANGA RETREAT | MYKONOS
LARUGA GLASER & DAVID | 3 - 8 MAY 2019
Laruga returns to Mykonos after two successful retreats, this time in a new 5 star location and with a special guest teacher, her partner in mat and life, David Fredriksson! A dynamic teaching duo who will share the art of Ashtanga with both new and more advanced practitioners.
Fykiada Retreats has teamed up with Rocabella Mykonos, one of the island’s finest boutique hotels, to offer an outstanding experience of yoga and Greek hospitality. A luxury stay along with an award winning restaurant and a dedicated yogashala gazing the Aegean will provide all the zen needed for a dreamy island retreat. A rich schedule of ashtanga practices led by Laruga & David will be accompanied by outdoor adventures, fine dining nights and a taste of Mykonos vibrant culture and beachlife. Our tried & tested relationship with Laruga promises that you’re in good hands to let yourself go and immerse into the art of Ashtanga.
The yoga classes will be a balanced blend of Mysore practice and Ashtanga specific workshops. Mornings will be dedicated to sitting in silence as well as chanting, to then commence the Mysore practice under Laruga’s and David’s guidance. Mysore classes will be suitable for both experienced students as well as beginners who will receive the attention and support of both teachers. The afternoon classes will be workshops going deeper into the foundations of the Ashtanga yoga practice. In between practices Laruga will lead two yoga philosophy sessions followed by group discussion. By the end of the week, you will have a greater grounding in all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga tradition and leave the retreat refreshed, recharged, and inspired, maintaining the gift of yoga.
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
Laruga Glaser is an advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a Level 2 Authorized Teacher, bringing with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. Laruga’s yoga journey started in 1998 and since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies of Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI in Mysore, India practicing under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and who she considers her principle teacher, his grandson R. Sharath Jois. Laruga has made 11 trips to KPJAYI and began her studies there after already 10 years of sustained practice. 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 realise their inherent potential.
David Fredriksson took his first Ashtanga Yoga class in 2006 and from that point on, he has not stopped. When he embarked on his first trip to Mysore, India, in February 2008, practicing with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, he delved even deeper into the practice, and fully committed himself to the method. In January 2011 he had the honor of receiving his Level 1 Authorization to teach from his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In Sweden, David teaches and assists alongside his teacher, Laruga Glaser. When Laruga travels around the world to teach workshops and retreats, David is the one that runs and oversees her Mysore program at Yogayama Östermalm, in Stockholm. For him it’s a great honor to help hold a space for students from all walks of life were they can explore who they are and grow as human beings with the help of this dynamic practice.
THE RETREAT INCLUDES
Morning Mysore practices & evening Ashtanga workshops
Yoga philosophy sessions
Yoga equipment (Manduka mats, straps, blocks & blankets)
Transfers from & to Mykonos JMK airport upon arrival and departure
6 island days / 5 nights - luxury accommodation at Rocabella Mykonos Resort
Daily brunch with a variety of non-dairy & gluten free options as well as an à la carte menu
Four dinners at the award winning Reeza restaurant, including a three course vegetarian meal
A beach day in one of Mykonos well hidden beaches
A stroll at the alleys of Mykonos Chora followed by a special dinner out (extra cost)
a GOURMET TASTE OF GREECE
We’ve created a bespoke food experience with the Rocabella team to deliver the best of Greek nature at your plate in the most creative way. Rocabella’s Award Winning breakfast is a pandemonium of island goodness served in the most sophisticated set up. A special vegetarian / vegan section has been created specifically for our retreats where you can enjoy a delicious variety of non-dairy and gluten free options. On top of that, there’s an amazing à la carte menu of all types of eggs you’ve ever dreamt of.
The highlight of this culinary journey is a tailor-made dinner experience at Reeza restaurant. The chef, Mihalis Kikis, is one of the most acclaimed greek chefs and has created a special three course menu just for Fykiada Retreats. His approach to Greek cuisine is modern, yet based on traditional recipes and the best quality ingredients. Fine dining has been taken to another level!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & retreat pricing
Superior sea view room with two single beds & ensuite bathroom -- 2.190€ per person - 1 spot left
Deluxe sea view room with two single beds & ensuite bathroom -- 2.390€ per person - 2 spots left
Superior sea view room with Queen size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 2.190€ per person - SOLD OUT
Deluxe sea view room with outdoor spa, Queen size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 2.590€ per person - 1 room
* Suggested for couples, friends or family who are willing to share their bed!
Small room with Queen size bed & ensuite bathroom (no view) -- 2.890€ - SOLD OUT
Superior sea view room with Queen size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 3.390€ - SOLD OUT
Deluxe sea view room with Queen size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 3.590€ - 1 Spot Left
* The above prices include VAT 24%
OUR LUXURY YOGA resort
Rocabella Mykonos it’s the absolute ‘let go’ place awarded for excellence for four consecutive times by TripAdvisor. From the very moment you set foot on the hotel, the warmth of the stuff and the simplicity of the design invite you to leave everything behind and just let yourself be…
The resort is located above ‘Agios Stefanos’ sandy beach, which allows you to go for a quick swim within a 10-minutes walk. Mykonos town is also easily accessible with the hotel’s free shuttle bus. Click for more images.