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Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Antonella

 

** Last Minute 10% Discount on below prices **

 

antonella warrior 2019

 

Join us at YogaOnCrete and experience lightness of body and spirit and the joy of honouring and nurturing your needs through the practice of Iyengar yoga and meditation, daily encounters with the cool, turquoise Mediterranean waters at quiet beaches, idyllic unspoilt surroundings, and wholesome, vegetarian, local food, excursions, a warm and welcoming group of people and much more!


Antonella's values while teaching are safety, attention, observation, understanding and respect of your limits while, at the same time, she will invite you to expand your potential and find trust in your body and strength in your mind. You will enter into deep contact with yourself through the detailed instructions provided during the class to penetrate each asana as a tool for self-discovery and knowledge. The focus will be on the responses of your physical, mental and emotional body while practising, as each pose, in fact, has a different impact on your body and nervous system, mind and emotions.

There will be two classes per day. In the morning class, we will practice more active poses, while in the evening class we will focus on exploring the movement of the joints and on the subtle energy system in the body through restorative poses, gentle vinyasa sequences and meditation.

By the end of the week, you will have acquired more Self-Awarness, which will accompany you in your daily activities so as to help you respect your real needs regarding food intake, resting moments and the observation of your changing energy levels. You will feel nourished, energised and centered in your body, mind and emotions. 


No previous experience in yoga is required for participation in the course, while more experienced students will discover tools for deepening their practice!


 

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  • Vacation Highlights

    • Daily morning active Iyengar yoga class 
    • Daily evening Somatic yoga - vinyasa, restorative, and meditation - class
    • Option for private 1:1 Guided Drawing® therapy sessions (a form of art therapy based on the Somatic Experiencing®)
    • Professional and experienced yoga instructor
    • 7 nights' accommodation in traditional guesthouse located near beach
    • 7 brunches and 5 dinners included
    • A round trip to the beautiful Sweet Water beach
    • Linen and towels provided
  • Course Programme

    The week begins with an introductory class at 6.00 p.m. on the day of arrival, and the day's programme closes with dinner. All other days begin at 8.00 a.m. with a 1.5 hour Iyengar yoga class, in which more active poses will be practiced.
    After breakfast guests are free to relax and enjoy the beach and sunshine, receive a massage treatment, or explore the village and region. The second class of the day in the late afternoon will focus on restorative poses, gentle vinyasa sequences and meditation to finish the day, and is followed by dinner.
    The fourth day of the week is a rest day from classes; an optional excursion can be arranged, including a guided hike through a gorge of the region (usually the magnificent Aradaina gorge) or other season appropriate hike, ending at the beach (approx. €25 depending on number of participants going). All breakfasts and 5 dinners are offered at the house, while on two of the nights guests are free to dine out in the village restaurants (not included in the course cost; approx. €15 for a full meal including drinks). Individual excursions (e.g., hikes, boat trips) can also be arranged during the week. On the last day of each week, departure can be arranged after morning class and breakfast.
    The number of guests is limited to 15, to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, and to ascertain that individual attention is given in the classes. 

    Iyengar yoga
    The classes comprise of a series of asanas (physical postures), usually sustained for some time so that the body and its necessary actions can be observed within the posture, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditative techniques (sitting in silence, concentration techniques), through which the development of awareness of the body and mind in the present moment and deep relaxation are practiced.
    Iyengar yoga was developed through the pioneering work of B.K.S. Iyengar, who freed the classical yoga postures (asanas) from their Indian mystique and with the use of props made them suitable for Westerners, who want to have a clear understanding of what happens in a yoga posture. A typical Iyengar yoga class focuses on precision of movement, correct alignment, and the study of the ‘muscle and mind’ actions and resistance necessary to enter a state of concentration. Breathing awareness is emphasized in every asana in order to deepen the experience. Through consistent practice the student overcomes physical and mental/emotional limits and develops a deep awareness of the body, power, control, patience and physical and mental harmony.

  • Antonella Cusimano

    Antonella 2024Antonella has had a life path where bodywork, art, and mind & soul explorations, research and studies have been intertwined. That is why she named her activity ‘Somatic & SensoriArt Healing’.
    She originally graduated in Physical Education and Motor Sciences and had a long professional career as a contemporary dancer and dance teacher in Italy, Belgium and the UK. She went on to become certified in Thai Traditional Massage in Bangkok and practised for many years.
    She had to stop dancing and massages due to injuries and so embarked on her physical and mental healing journey through Iyengar Yoga®, Vipassana meditation, art practises and different kinds of somatic therapies and mental healing techniques.
    Antonella is certified as an Iyengar Yoga Intermediate Junior level 1 teacher and started teaching yoga in 2004. She has studied at the Iyengar Ramamani Institute in Pune, India, where she had the chance to study with Geeta Iyengar and be in the presence of Mr. Iyengar, Guruji. On the Himalayas she studied with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani and in San Francisco with Manouso Manos.
    On her journey into the Iyengar yoga method she has followed numerous workshops and conventions and admires the teachings of Christian Pisano, Rita Keller, Carrie Owerko and many other senior teachers she had the opportunity to study with.
    In 2022, she completed a 2-years' course in Initiatic Art Therapy® at the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy directed by Cornelia Elbrecht and she started her practice in therapeutic art, mainly through Guided Drawing®.
    In her 20 years of teaching yoga, she has taught group and individual classes, as well as many retreats, to people of different ages and backgrounds, always finding the pleasure to adapt and tailor the practice to their present needs in person and online.
    Safety, attention, observation and understanding are her main values while teaching. She is particularly interested in helping the mind to self-regulate through the yoga practice: ‘Chitta Vritti Nirodha’ - Patanjali
    Antonella adores animals and loves drawing them. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
    www.antonellacusimano.com
    http://www.iyengaryoga.be/en/leraren/antonella-cusimano
  • Prices

    ** Last Minute 10% Discount on below prices **

            (all inclusive) per person per week
        • €650 shared non-ensuite accommodation (2 friends in a room) with use of communal bathroom
        • €780 shared en suite accommodation (3 in a room) or single non-ensuite (with use of common bathroom).
        • €840 shared en suite twin or double room.
        • €1040 single en suite accommodation (please note that single room availability is limited).
        • €580 non-participating partner sharing a room.
        • €690 work-exchange option (only one place per week): about 2-3 hours’ help per day with light household tasks (e.g., washing dishes, cleaning yoga studio) that does not interfere with the attendance of all classes. Accommodation in triple room

 

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