YOGA RETREAT IN UMBRIA, ITALY |16 - 23 MAY 2020
You are cordially invited to taste ‘the sweet life’ during our newest retreat story, in the green heart of
Visiting Umbria is like seeing history first hand and experiencing the world as it was centuries ago. There is no better place to enjoy the romanticism of the past with the conveniences of the future while avoiding the chaos of bustling cities.
This region is often called Umbria mistica, mystical Umbria or la terra dei santi, the land of saints - after the hundreds of saints born here, bringing a spiritual appeal to the area.
Nature boasts wildly rolling hills carpeted in green that are broken only by rows of beautiful vineyards and serene olive groves. Scenic towns and quiet cobbled street villages sit atop the peaks, offering staggering views across the valleys below. From misting waterfalls and medieval castles, to ancient ruins and astonishing architecture, from glorious food to fine wine - Umbria has the very best of Italy.
Your yoga holiday here can be as relaxed, active, cultured and as delicious as you like. On offer there will be yoga twice daily, walks, an "Envision" workshop and a...
Complimentary visit to Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage town!
We are extra lucky, because Umbria’s countryside is at its best in May, garlanded with flowers and spring green, and blessed with weather that is already pleasantly warm.
About your stay: Eco-chic Farmhouse at Equilibrio
We have carefully selected an elegant and serene venue for this retreat - an eco-chic farmhouse from the 1800s specialised in boutique retreats. Here you’ll experience a touch of luxury blended with a down-to-earth natural feel where simplicity has been made beautiful.
The family-run farmhouse is located in the countryside, 8 km away from the first little village and is nestled in the green hills of Umbria with views all around, from morning to sunset.
Once called ‘Casale’, the farmhouse was the home of families who survived the daily life with agriculture, their own produce and neighbourhood collaboration. Maintaining an ancient charm through thoughtful renovations with recycled and traditional materials, it now offers its visitors a peaceful sanctuary from the hectic demands of modern life.
Brilliantly fresh, modern take of the classic Italian-style décor
Comfortably chic rooms each with own bathroom
Serene yoga studio overlooking the surrounding hills
Salt water pool with a sun-kissed sunning area
Eco – consciousness: water direct from the hills and power sourced from the sun, no use of chemicals in farming
At your choice, there are three room options to choose from for your stay:
single, double & triple. (see prices below)
At 30m from the farmhouse, the fully equipped yoga studio (mats, blocks, bolsters, meditation cushions, blankets, straps) offers a warm and comfortable setting for our yoga practices.
We will be teaching twice daily energizing vinyasa and soothing yin/restorative practices to lead you into a state of wellbeing for the body and mind. All levels are welcome.
Let the mind unwind & experience the sweet life by allowing yoga, nature, daily swims and the nurturing environment to work together for you.
> Morning practice: 7:30 - 9:00
> Breakfast: 9:00 - 10:00
> During the day: free time for relaxing, walks, activities
> Lunch: 13:30 – 14:30
> During the afternoon: free time
> Evening practice: 17:30 -19:00
> Dinner: 19:00
*Note: The visit to beautiful Assisi is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 at the closing of the retreat.
Seasonal ingredients as much as possible from own gardens or locally sourced are used for best quality and freshness. Healthy meals are all vegetarian and sometimes eggs and cheese are added. Nourishing meals will be served three times a day & allergies and intolerances can be catered for.
Arrival & Departure
The retreat starts in the morning of Sunday, 17th May and finishes Saturday morning, 23rd May with the closing practice and breakfast. Please plan to arrive on Saturday 16th.
HOW TO ADVENTURE TO THE RETREAT LOCATION
Perugia San Francesco di Assisi airport is the closest airport (at 40 min away). Coming from the Netherlands, there is a direct flight from Rotterdam with Transavia. Coming from England, there is a direct flight from London Heathrow or Standsted airports.
Alternatively, Firenze airport is the closest (at 1.45 min away) or Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino (2.15 min away)
Note: There can be a mini bus for a pick-up on arrival and drop-off at departure organized at an additional fee. Otherwise a taxi from Perugia airport (one way) to the farmhouse is around 70€. It is of course possible to arrive with own car hire.
Retreat Package includes
7 uplifting morning flow yoga practices
6 harmonising evening yin/restorative practices
7 nights stay at the eco-chic farmhouse
Beautiful Italian vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner nourishing meals throughout the stay
Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage town visit
Retreat Package does not include
Flights & transportation to and from the airport
Extra nights stay (can be requested at additional cost)
*early bird until March 1st 2020
Triple room EUR 845
Double room EUR 945
Single room EUR 1045
Triple room EUR 945
Double room EUR 1045
Single room EUR 1145