YOGA... DANCE... HEALING... CELEBRATION... TOUCH...
Be in a healing circle of women to mirror the wholeness of your being and allow your whole being to be heard and loved - embrace the wild you, the wise you, the child you, the strong you and the vulnerable you.
This retreat is meant for you to let go the burdens of the heart to feel the flow of life force, creativity, joy and stillness that is you. To take time to realize what shift you need within yourself to step more into a conscious, balanced path. We will read through your past year to find awareness on what you desire for your new year. We will set intentions with ceremonies and ritual, and we will find clarity and strength through our practice of yoga, meditation, dance and improvisation.
During this retreat we will explore Maya Yoga and Body Soul Movement as a journey of self-discovery and powerful awakening:
Maya Yoga is a harmonious journey of physical, mental and spiritual practices and techniques to help guide you to happiness and wellbeing. We adhere to the classic principles of the Hatha Yoga* tradition, while enriching our practice with the magic of other yoga methods and philosophy. We work hard for your physical improvement, but, more importantly, we invite your yoga journey to become a spiritual path that will nourish your life with Clarity, Bliss and Infinite Love.
Body Soul Movement (BoSoMo therapy) is flowing, spontaneous and fun - while offering the potential for deep transformation, and emotional-mental-physical balancing. It is a Journey of Healing, Experience, Joy and Creativity.
Body Soul Movement Includes:
First, I ask you to return to yourself, which means:
Awareness of your own physical body : (anatomy, bone structure, and analysis of movement)
Awareness of the subtle energy that inhabits it (the meridians of the body)
Awareness of the close relationship between the physical body and the emotional sphere (how the emotions have a story written in the body)
Second, I invite you to rediscover a state of harmony and balance – physically and mentally – and reawaken your inner ability to heal yourself! Healing is an instinctive animal capability that is inscribed in each of us. It is maintaining balance, and that balance is the natural condition and the original condition of all human beings. Let us call this balance a Natural state of health.
We are not here to learn any new theory. We have collected so many theories that our minds are asleep, numb and unsatisfied. Our minds have lost elasticity and the capacity to be alert, silent and open to pure creation. It is our mind that rules us, and we can easily become victims of its pitfalls!
The Puglian kitchen is famous for its wholesome ingredients, both from the sea and from the earth, simple and flavorful.
At La Luna nel Pozzo, you will have the opportunity to sample many of the dishes of the Puglian tradition - dishes of Mediterranean delight.
You will find the colors of the season’s fruits and vegetables, the knowledge of the pastors in the justly-renowned cheeses, olive oils from ancient trees, and artisan sourdough bread made from local, fresh stone-ground flours.
With its spaces for artistic creation and hospitality, and an environment which facilitates concentrated, harmonious work, La Luna nel Pozzo (The Moon in the Well) is an ideal location for retreats.
La Luna nel Pozzo is a theater housed in a traditional stone “masseria,” or farm house, from the mid-nineteenth century; a cultural center nestled among the majestic olive trees in the Puglian countryside near Ostuni. The name expresses a hope for an oasis which can nourish new art forms, creating opportunities for fruitful creative encounters, where one can find the environment, and the time, to realize one’s desires.
Driving distances: La Luna is 15 minutes from the sea, 5 minutes from Ostuni, the white city, and 15 minutes from Cisternino and the trulli of the beautiful Itrian Valley.
Highlights · a stone amphitheater of antique Greek design, with a 12 m diameter stage, excellent acoustics and seating for 250 spectators, equipped for electric lighting (380v) and sound, without losing its traditional aspect. · a Cretan labyrinth of traditional stonework (20 m diameter), for meditation, discussion, writing, inspiration… · 6 hectares of olive groves