8 Day Ashtanga Yoga Retreat With Elena De Martin, Italy

  • Organizer: Yoga In Salento
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 10-August-2019
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Area: Lecce, Italy
  • Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Organic
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Close To Nature


The journey in yoga finds its maximum expression when it brings transformation into life. The work on asanas is not intended solely to give the body a greater capacity for movement and flexibility, but it also leads to personal growth and greater understanding of the what's this.

Ashtanga yoga, a discipline with well-defined and determined rules, teaches you to stay in situations regardless of the difficulty that will inevitably be overcome. Your time in Salento will emphasize the possible and great evolution that the practice of Ashtanga yoga can give to all the practitioners.


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    Elena Serra

    Core Subject: Director

    Actress, director, mime and pedagogue for over 30 years Elena Serra has been the assistant of the great teacher of Silence Marcel Marceau for 20 years, and has accompanied the teacher in numerous tours throughout the world from 1992 to 2005. His multidisciplinary education (Dance, Theater, Mime, Yoga) directs her to a pedagogy where the body becomes the true creative tool able to use the universal emotion. Teacher at the International School of Mimodram Marcel Marceau Elena lives and works in Paris, continuing her work transmission to Acting International, the Instituto del Music-Hall in the city of Le Mans, the Atelier Teatro Fisico in Turin, the University of Brescia, in the schools Paolo Grassi in Milan and Nico pepe in Udine and in several schools in France and Europe. Her work on the body is a real journey of human introspection that deepens the freedom and harmony of the human being.


    Baptiste Marceau

    Core Subject: Ashtanga yoga

    Baptiste Marceau is a pioneer of the method commonly known as Ashtanga yoga. He has been practicing this technique for 34 years, spreading it to the four corners of the planet, passionate about ancient cultures and oriental philosophies. He spent 7 years in Asia but learned this science in May (Hawaii). ) with two masters the American David William who is among the first to have introduced this form by inviting Patthabi Jois himself disciple of krisnamacharia from a long lineage of yogui without the tradition vedanta he remained a few years to study with David and then was Danny Paradise ‘s assistant himself at that time being the only one with David Swenson to spread this method around the world! Baptiste MARCEAU is a therapist using yoga as a vehicle to help people find balance and inner peace, he has no dogmas or beliefs except in the practice of a discipline allowing the human being to express his potential and thus to improve its quality of life.


Agricola Samadhi is much more than a farm, it is a journey in the journey, an existential, multi-sensorial, energizing and relaxing experience. It is at the same time a proposal and practice of a lifestyle in which the priority is re-finding itself, doing good, sharing with others, experimenting with the practices of yoga and other techniques the lost connection between the body, the mind and the Heart.

What is proposed and experimented at Agricola Samadhi is the energetic recharge and psychophysical wellbeing, through a path of knowledge, the rediscovery of the body and its potential and through a diet that purifies, lightens and strengthens.

Energy recharge and psychophysical wellness will be the most precious gifts that you will bring back home with your suitcases and new friendships that always arise during the stays.

We will explore the techniques of the study of the hands, of the walks, of the metamorphoses, of the ages of life, of the tragicomic, of the symbolic and of the sacred. Through a series of physical exercises where the body will translate everything, where the identification with the matter evening thorough thanks to breathing.

Baptiste Marceau will lead his teaching in practice, focusing on:

  • Philosophy of yoga as a science alchemy of self-transformation and art of life.
  • Explanation of the origin of the positions.
  • Approach in: alignment, bandhas, feeding, dosha, some and kriyā nauli.
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Daily Pranayama Practices.
  • Meditation And Chanting Sessions
  • Technical-Practical Classes And Yoga Philosophy
  • Daily Brunch And Dinner

The rooms are located on the large estate, divided into three apartments and the main building with a portico that was completed in July 2011 that overlook the antique villa.

The rooms are air conditioned and it is possible to select the desired temperature: air conditioning during the summer and heating during the winter to be as comfortable as possible at all times.

Rooms, with private or shared bathroom (1 bathroom each 2 rooms) are located within the large estate in the ancient manor house, in three different apartments and in a central building with porch completed in July 2011 that overlooks the ancient villa. If you are planning to come alone, you can still share a room: we will find you a roommate!

Built following the eco-sustainability philosophy, these rooms are comfortable housing solutions and bright rooms with private bathroom. Some of them have also air conditioning and heating. Available as single, double and triple, for those who want all the comforts, but respecting the environment!

Cozy and comfortable rooms, available as single and double with shared bathroom with another room. Some of them are equipped with air conditioning and heating, for a wonderful stay in Salento.

“Good” is a ROUND word. When a child says, “it’s GOOD,” he tells of a world untouched, pure, essential. “You’re good,” means: “I can trust, I feel safe.” This is true for humans, but also for nourishment. A child is master of the essential innate ideas. Adults need to relearn to feel, to savor the taste of food connected to the taste of life. You Are Here, and on this table you receive the privilege of that ‘good’ that has the taste of childhood.

Close your eyes for a moment, while you perceive the food that from your mouth diffuses energy and pleasure in every part of you. Organic, for what we produce, it is truth, not a definition of fashion: we cultivate without using herbicides or pesticides with an arduous daily work between the rows.

Grow for us means supporting and not interrupting the cycle of life. This food walks only a few steps to get from the garden to our kitchen. Yes, this food is Good, because it made with love, because it is good for your health and at the same time does not harm anyone; to get on your plate it does not exploit other creatures, did not generate suffering, and does not bring pain residues, but joy. It is a harmonious food, whole, in harmony with creation, with Mother Earth.
This food is the present but also the future toward which to aim. The deep aspiration is that the philosophy of mindful eating, respecting all living beings will always expand more, generating virtuous circles.

Listen to this food, it talks emitting happy vibrations. We do not choose the easy way out, we like the commitment. We want a full life that tastes Good”.

In this magic retreat which brings together 2 masters, Baptiste MARCEAU and Elena SERRA, the union of YOGA AND MIMO will deepen the knowledge of the body and the spirit.

Everyone will be able, in a playful way, after the Yoga practice, to find the “GAME” of the child inside each of us, experiencing the techniques of breathing, metamorphosis and incarnation, with the world around us.

So turning into Fire, air, earth, water, animal or human, will become the journey of knowledge and introspection almost as if mime means rebirth more free, more aware thanks to a sort of “human theatrical game”, in communion with the surrounding way.

As Shakespeare used to say “THE WORLD AND AN IMMENSE THEATER”, in this event it will not be necessary to imagine actors or mimes, but simply human beings capable of translating UNIVERSAL EMOTIONS.

  • Access to swimming pool.
  • Deep practice of asana.
  • Two daily meals including brunch and dinner
  • Accommodation

Yoga In Salento


YIS is an international yoga community that gives high value to the connection and well being of body, mind and spirit.

In this land of millenary olive groves we offer a fun, welcoming, kind and supportive eco-friendly space for Yoga retreats and holidays in tune with conscious living, with the ‘here & now’. Reconnect with Yourself, with Others, with Mother Nature, with your playfulness!

Through yoga, Italian delicious organic (self-produced) vegan food, a range of integrated services at your disposal (Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Thai massage), this is a place to restore, relax and awaken the power within.


  • The deposit will be refund only for cancellation made until 1 month before the date of arrival.
  • The yoga course and the association card must be paid in cash here at the check-in.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon