Shadow Yoga - Yoga in Croatia with Jana Appleyard
I had the great pleasure to attend one of Jana Appleyard’s (www.yogainthecity.co.uk) 8-day Shadow Yoga Retreats in July 2009.
Jana is an excellent teacher who, building on a deep understanding of yogic postures, has an amazing ability to make even complex postures accessible to her students by providing detailed, personalized input on movement, alignment, and breathing. Her teaching style is direct, charismatic and authentic, yet above all always focused on advancing her students.
The two classes per day alternately focused on detailed work on specific postures or on rhythm and breathing whilst moving trough a sequence that was gradually introduced. I found these different foci of classes very helpful for learning and they provide a great foundation for continuing a self practice when returning home. The great yoga, the beautiful setting on an island in the Adriatic Sea and the relaxed atmosphere made the retreat a fantastic experience and I already look forward to returning next year!
Torsten, Berlin, Germany