Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2017
Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2017
The Savour Italy Yoga Holiday offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, amidst the beautiful Italian countryside.
Enjoy daily yoga classes, fresh local Italian food and wine, local organic markets and cooking experiences, mountain or countryside walks, day-excursions to local historic towns, and much, much more (or less if you prefer).
We provide the opportunities, you choose your experience.
A little different to the usual Yoga Retreat, this is a Yoga Holiday!
As well as daily Yoga classes, including deep relaxation, restoration and meditation, there will also be opportunities to mindfully "savour" all that Italy has to offer - beautiful countryside, great food, wonderful wine, and the warm hospitality and shared celebration the Italian culture is famous for.
Yoga practice cultivates mindfulness, allowing us to savour the richness of each moment.
Michael de Manincor
One of Australia's best known and respected Yoga Teachers, and Director of The Yoga Institute (Sydney).
Always looking for a reason to return to Italy, Michael has visited many times and look forward to sharing this experience with you.
A born & bred local of Le Marche region, now resident in Australia, Michela co-hosts this events, and will be available to provide local knowledge and offer any assistance needed to help you enjoy your stay.
Michela is also an experienced Yoga Teacher at The Yoga Institute, and has run numerous Yoga Retreats in Italy.
The resort of Oasi Biologica is equipped with everything you might want for a week of slowing down and settling in - wonderful fresh local food cooked in the in-house restaurant, comfortable peaceful rooms for you to rest in, a beautiful swimming pool, and plenty of space on the surrounding farm for you to wander and explore.
Surrounded by the beautiful Piceno hills, Oasi Biologica is only 20 minutes from the beaches of Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto. The Le Marche area is filed with medieval towns and villages and working farms.
The Savour Italy experience will include plenty of opportunities which you can either choose to take part it, or alternatively you might decide to rest by the pool with a glass of crisp Italian white wine and do absolutely nothing. The choice is yours!
Each morning will begin with a gentle but invigorating Yoga practice to wake you up and get you ready for the day. All of the Yoga Teachers are trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition, which emphasizes a personalised, breath centered approach to the practice, which is naturally mindful and meditative. The morning sessions will integrate asana, pranayama, and meditation and you will have the opportunity to choose the pace that feels right for you. You will be offered plenty of individualised attention to your practice, if that's what you'd like.
After the morning practice we will have breakfast together at the resort, before deciding on the daily activities you'd like to take part in that day.
Some of our days will be spent on site at the resort with opportunities to sit by the pool, wander around the farm, or request some individual Yoga attention from one of your Teachers. Lunch is available at the resort restaurant on the days we stay on site, and on other days we will take excursions to the local countryside and historic towns - it is Italy, after all!
Each afternoon will wind down back at the resort with a deep relaxation session or meditation, before a pre-dinner drink and discussion time with the group, which will spillover into a traditional Italian dinner.
Cooking classes are offered by our local venue hosts, on at least two of the days, also exploring the mindful skill of food and wine tasting - appreciating the subtleties of taste, texture and aroma which assist us to really savour our food.
Our Australian-Italian local hosts Michela and Fabrizio will be available to offer a truly local experience, in the beautiful Italian countryside.
Given this is a Holiday everything on offer is up to you, allowing the opportunity to really savour each moment.
ARRIVAL: Saturday, September 30
Getting to Oasi Biologica
Oasi Biologica is a 20 minute drive from the nearby coastal town of San Benedetto del Tronto, which can be reached by bus or train from Rome Airport.
We will be arranging a pickup from San Benedetto del Tronto at 2:00 pm on the afternoon of Saturday September 30, to provide transport to Oasi Biologica, for those who require it. Please advise us when registering if you would like to be picked up. Our locals Michela and Fabrizio will then be in contact to make arrangements with you.
If you're planning on hiring a car and driving yourself, directions can be found at this link.
We will begin our programme with a group meet & greet at 4pm Saturday September 30, followed by a yoga class together, and dinner.
DEPARTURE: Saturday, October 7th
Our programme will conclude after breakfast on Saturday, October 7th. Check-out and departure will be at your own leisure. Return transfer to San Benedetto del Toronto is included, for those who require it.
Everyone! There are no special requirements for experience in Yoga to join us - there will be enough Yoga Teachers on board that we can adapt the practice to suit you.
Single Room - $2395
Double Room - $2150 (per person)
Twin share - $2150 (per person)
Triple share - $1950 (per person)
(The twin and triple share rooms have a separate bed for each person, which may be either a single or double bed, depending on the room configuration).
$500 deposit to secure your place, with the balance of full payment due before Friday 1st September, 2017.
CANCELLATION: The Yoga Institute Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel any event, workshop or retreat due to extenuating circumstances. In the unlikely event that this occurs, a full refund of registration fees paid will be returned to the participant. However, no responsibility will be accepted for any consequential loss in any circumstances. Where applicable, adequate travel insurance is highly recommended.
Contact and enquiries
Contact and enquiries
For enquiries about the Le Marche area including planning your transfers from the airport, and local accommodation options before or after the retreat, please email Michela - firstname.lastname@example.org