Mysore Intensive Summer Program with Annette Hartwig

The Mysore Intensive Summer Program is for everyone longing for clarity, compassion and wholeness. Join us for one or two weeks in a small group setting at the Dawn Collective Shala in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park - well known for it’s stunningly untouched beaches, great surf and a wild hinterland.

The morning sessions begin with meditation followed by easy pranayama exercises and chanting. Embracing a warm, curious and intimate relationship with yourself. Revealing a new quality of acceptance and a harmonious state of non-doing. During the Mysore Style Practice you will receive individual support and careful adjustments from Annette - allowing you to sense, feel and be present.


Monday to Friday 7.00 - 7.45 am Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting / 7.45 - 9.45 am Mysore Style.
Mondays / Thursdays 10.30 am - 12.30pm Workshop Sessions.

The Workshop sessions will cover introspection & contemplation through asana refinement (peak poses of primary & intermediate series) meditation & mindful practices, stress release techniques, journaling and self care, yoga nidra, sutra chanting & bhajans.


There is no practice on Saturdays & Sundays as well as on full & new moon. A complimentary Meditation practice will be offered on moondays.


250 Euro for a single week and 425 Euro for two weeks. To sign up please use the  Registration Form on the bottom of this page. The course fee needs to be wired within 48 hours after registration to secure your booking. If you cancel your booking up to 4 weeks before the Intensive starts, 80% of the course fee will be refunded. When cancelling later no refund will be paid.



Everyone is welcome: people with no (ashtanga) yoga experience, with injuries or other conditions as well as seasoned ashtanga practitioners. Just come as you are and immerse yourself in your being-ness. Beginners are asked to join for 2 weeks to facilitate the best possible start and a thorough foundation in ashtanga yoga. Classes will be held in english and if needed german translation is available. A Drop-In or other arrangements are by invitation only.



The Mysore Intensive is a non residential Yoga course and students are asked to book their own accommodation. You can choose from a great variety of accommodation (different budgets and needs) within a 5 min walk to a 10 min. drive from the Dawn Collective Shala / the beach. As this is a popular destination in summer we recommend to seek accommodation as early as possible. Please find further info and some recommendations here



The Dawn Collective Shala (Google Maps) is located between the picturesque Arrifana Beach (2 km) and the little village Aljezur (7 km), where you will find everything you need like supermarkets, cafés & restaurants, bakery, organic shops and a charming local farmers market on saturdays.


The stunning and unspoiled beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira allow for endless summer days & unreal sunsets. All beaches are easy to access and offer great surf conditions. The jungle-ish hinterland with magic forests of pine, eucalyptus and cork can be explored with nature walks, mountain bike or donkey/horse rides.

The Dawn Collective Shala has a wooden floor and catches the first rays of sun in the morning. Yoga mats, blankets and blocks are available as well as a big lawn to hang out after class, filtered water, tea and delicious espresso. Oh yes, we are coffee-nerds. Massage treatments are available at the Dawn Collective Shala throughout the entire Summer Intensive.



Annette Hartwig is an ashtanga yoga practitioner since 1997 and has been teaching for the last 18 years in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her teaching is nurturing, undogmatic and inspiring. She encourages students with precise observation, clear instructions and gentle hands-on-adjustments to feel and be present in the moment - as that is where genuine change is possible.  Annette is a longterm student & assistant of Dena Kingsberg (certified by Sri K.P. Jois) and has participated in several in-depth-studies with Richard Freeman, Clive Sheridan & Emil Wendel as well as 4 trips to Mysore practicing in the “old” and the “new” Shala. She has co-founded a well known yoga school in Hamburg and is director of yogabija - a platform for international retreats, workshops and Mysore Intensives in Europe.



The closest international airports are Faro (1hr 15Min) and Lisbon (3 hr) - both are connected to Aljezur with excellent freeways. Most comfortable to get around & discover the area is a rental car - we recommend to book a rental from luzcar (operating from Faro).


Public transport: Rede-Expressos Bus drives daily from Lisbon straight down to Aljezur and on week days you can also get from Faro via Lagos to Aljezur - please find all bus- and train connections in the Algarve on this website


Mountainbikes, E-Bikes and Scooters can be rented on a daily or weekly basis in Aljezur & Vale da Telha once you are here.


Please clarify availability & questions via E-mail before using this form. After you have submitted the registration you will receive an email with further information &  bank details. Wait for our message before booking flights and please don´t expect an instant reply as all our emails are 'hand-written'.


The course fee needs to be wired by bank transfer within 48 hrs to secure your spot. If you cancel your booking up to 4 weeks before the Intensive starts, 80% of the course fee can be refunded. When cancelling later no refund will be paid.


We are very much looking forward to having you here!

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Please send us an e-mail if you have a question - we are happy to help you at any time.