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.Ashtanga Yoga Retreats

We have been running retreats for over 15 years and have a group of lovely students who come time and again. Nearly all of our students come through personal recommendation or are regular practitioners at our London centre. The retreats give the opportunity for peace, relaxation and solitude, as well as for people to come together socially with like-minded yogis. For a little of what past students have said please see below.


Our retreats are held in unspoilt magical locations, mostly in Europe and we place great importance on offering nutritious vegetarian food. During the retreats we focus on various aspects of the yoga the emphasis of the teaching is on building a personal practice within the ashtanga system. The approach is non-dogmatic, laid-back, enjoyable but disciplined! During the morning there is a strong ashtanga practice and during the afternoon sessions we explore pranayama and meditation along with some restorative yoga, tai chi and qigong.


Upcoming Retreats:
Eco Yoga in Scotland: May 2014
Cevennes in the South of France: July 2014.

Ulpotha, Sri Lanka: 13–27 March 2016


Retreat Testimonials

"Sometimes we just sense without seeing or even hearing that the person we are in the presence of has a very special gift to give. Such was it as we all sat listening to Gingi Lee give a truly great workshop on adjustments.... This was certainly an inspiring workshop."

"Thank you for a wonderful practice and a wonderful time in France. You are a most inspiring teacher; the way you cultivate focus whilst allowing and sharing joy in the practice is very inspiring." TW

"thanks so much for a really special retreat. It was wonderful, just hanging out, laughing and practicing with Shala students and fellow yogis beyond with lots of space for quiet time too. I got so many gifts through conversations and learnings in class that I feel have started moving my practice to a deeper level." NG

" it was really inspiring working with Gingi and it brought a whole new light to my yoga practice as well as being a great opportunity to spend time with warm and friendly people." LB

"Thank you for a really excellent Yoga Workshop. It was one of those magical weekends... Wonderful moments spent with lovely people in a fantastic place. The energy was so good....10/10 rating." IM

"thankyou so much for an amazing weekend... Thankyou Ella for organising everything to perfection and being relentlessly lovely and thankyou Gingi for wonderful teaching, it was brilliant to listen to you talk about yoga, very inspiring... everyone loved the weekend and didn't want to go home." RH

"thank you for such a great week....I really loved it. I don't think I've ever felt so relaxed." IC

"Thank you both so much for such a wonderful holiday. Time away with you is always so much fun and really special. I've been high as a kite for weeks." VJ

"I really enjoyed your teaching in Italy, and your humility and insights." CP

"Thank you so much for such a great week... we all had such a good time and we felt so touched that you made us so welcome as a family." SM

"Best organised Yoga course I have ever been on". IM

"the beginners' weekend workshop has started me on a most fascinating journey - I have been experiencing all sorts of changes. So thank-you so much." JT

"Lovely place, lovely people and the two of you made it really special as always. You always manage to make it really memorable."AM