Villa Mosca Charming House, Alghero (Sardinia)
September 19-25, 2016 | 6 days / 7 nights
6:00-9:00 meditation, mantra chanting, cleansing and purification practices; Hatha Yoga: pranayama (breathing), asana (physical exercise), savasan (relaxation)
10:00-11:00 Lecture on a selected topic (What is Yoga? What is Meditation? Why meditate? Benefits of some asanas on body, mind and soul; purifying through vegetarian diet; Mudras and their purpose)
11:00-15:30 Break (recreation activities, relax, including Ayurveda treatments and massages*, vegetarian lunch)
Imaginal Mindfulness: Vipassana and Virdashana (deep vision); Kasina (concentration); Chankamana (walking meditation); Asana Samadhi (posture contemplation); skeleton contemplation;
Purna Yoga: soul healing rituals; Chakra channelling; Marma (meridian) self-healing; Retreat of projections (reality reabsorbtion); soul hunting; inner mandala practice; energy re-balancing through mantras, asanas and mudras.
18:30-21:00 Break and Vegetarian dinner
€1060,00 for two people/ 6 day-course with morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
*The workshop fee includes 1 Ayurvedic massage per person. Additional Ayurvedic massages and treatments are to be paid separately.
Half Board (lunch or dinner): € 00,00 per person based on a vegetarian menu with organic, high quality produce.
Cancellation Policy for Accommodation
For cancellations up to 60 days prior to the check-in date no penalty will be applied.
For cancellations between 59 and 30 days prior to the check-in date a penalty of 3 nights off the full stay rate will be applied
For cancellations between 29 and 15 days prior to the check-in date, a penalty of 50% off the full stay and workshop rates will be applied.
For cancellations 14 days onwards prior to the check-in date, booking change, or no-show, a penalty of the full stay and workshop rate will be applied.
For non refundable, 15% discounted rates with payment upon booking, in case of no-show, booking change or cancellation, a penalty of the full stay and workshop rates will be applied.
Available at the fixed rate of 30€ (which can be shared among 4 people).
Languages of Instruction
Italian, English, French, Spanish and Chinese
Master Juan Carlos Acuña
Juan Carlos Acuña is a Yoga master, an Imaginal Mindfulness Teacher and an Ayurveda and Art Therapist. For 25 years he has taught and worked as a therapist between Italy and Switzerland in Yoga and Ayurveda centres, mental hospitals, primary and secondary schools, drug-addict rehabilitation centres, and wellness centres. Master Juan Carlos’ teaching aims to produce free, aware and balanced individuals.
Antonella Diana is a socio-cultural anthropologist and a Yoga teacher. Since 1999 she devoted herself to researching Asian cultures and societies. For 15 years she has studied and practiced Yoga in Italy, Australia, China, Holland and Hong Kong. She received training in Yoga, Yoga-therapy and Ayurveda at the C.Y. Surya International Yoga and Ayurveda School and obtained a Diploma of Yoga Siromani (Yoga teacher) from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in France. She teaches Yoga in Sardinia, her motherland, transmitting her knowledge of Asian cultures and her experience in Asian wellbeing practices.
Accommodation in luxury double rooms in a Belle Epoque villa on Alghero’s charming lungomare
Visits to Alghero’s archaeological sites and old town
Ayurvedic treatments and massage
Access to Spa
Top level vegetarian cuisine at the Villa Mosca Restaurant Café
24/7 assistance by the retreat organizers Master Juan Carlos and Antonella