Welcome to Italy

Here’s an invitation to leave your everyday life behind, to recharge, rest, soak up the sun and be taken care of in our blissful, week long yoga retreat in the heart of Sabine Hills, Italy.

Simply arrive, unplug, and experience the shift from hectic to calm, quiet, coming back to your centre.

The Location:

Prepare to be enchanted every day by the gorgeous rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside during your yoga retreat. Located only an hour from Rome, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Two beautifully restored 17th Century stone buildings overlook an incredible panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. The grounds are lush and abundant, with a natural spring, gardens, lily pond and swimming pool. The setting is peaceful, rustic and magical.

There are three terraces with stunning views for relaxing and watching the amazing sunsets every night. We will have our delicious meals from one of these terraces. Within the grounds next to the olive groves there is a gorgeous and spacious open-air yoga platform designed by the architect Marco Antonini, with stunning & panoramic views of the rolling Italian landscape. There is also an indoor converted yoga room, with large windows over looking the hills & trees.

Yoga twice a day, nourishing vegan/vegetarian home-cooked meals, mindful meditation, being fully immersed in lush nature…you can look forward to a complete, whole, blissful and rejuvenating yoga retreat experience.

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23-30 may 2020

A soul filled retreat where we come together from all walks of life and leave as life-long friends. You can expect a week of mindfulness through yoga in the midst of untouched Italian countryside, taking time out to connect with others and hit the reset button.

My intention on creating this yoga retreat is to challenge, deepen and progress your yoga practice whilst also allowing you plenty of time during the day to relax, reconnect and explore this magical place, surrounded by nature.

Nourish your body, mind and soul with a week of being in nature, yoga, meditation, healthy organic food (most of which are grown on site).

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nourish your body…

It feels soooo good to start each day outdoors breathing in fresh air. We start the morning with meditation & energising hatha/vinyasa flow on the open air wooden yoga platform, surrounded by lush, unspoilt nature. The morning practice will gently open the body and attune the mind to breath, moving and building into a dynamic sequence.

We will meet again late afternoon for a gentle & relaxing yin yoga & yoga nidra practice, turning our attention inwards.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of ability. This may just be what you need to help kickstart your yoga & wellbeing journey today!

nourish your soul…

For a whole week, you won’t have to think about shopping, cooking or what to eat. Indulge in delicious, nutritious dishes, provided by an excellent chef using the estate’s own produce from the garden.

Food allergies and other specific dietary requirements can be catered for. Meals are vegan/vegetarian. Tea & coffee provided, or create your own fresh herbal tea by picking your faves from poolside herb garden.

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nourish your mind…

The grounds provide 7 acres of gardens and secret paths filled with love and care. Plenty of areas to relax and restore, from the beautiful outdoor lounge area to the hammocks and swings amongst the nature.

The atmosphere is laid back, tranquil and peaceful.

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your space, your time, your retreat

Take a walk through the quiet grounds to reconnect with yourself & nature. Slow down and allow the peace to wash over you.

Indulge in a massage or treatment on site, or a gelato in the nearby town of Torri in Sabina (40 minutes hike). Spend a day out to nearby waterfalls, or do absolutely nothing and lay your head down by the swimming pool and let your body & heart soak up the warmth of the sun.

This, is your space, your time, your retreat.

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you are here for a reason…

Everybody from all fitness levels are welcomed. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your yoga practice, you will find what you need with this retreat.

This retreat is also ideal for meeting like-minded people and making new friends, coming together to find new inspirations and to share exciting new adventures. Partners, friends or family not involved in yoga are also welcome to come along for the journey.

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typical schedule…

An example of a your typical day in Italy:

0700 tea / coffee
0730 sunrise meditation & morning yoga outdoors
09.30 nourishing breakfast
1030 your free time - massages, go on a walk, hunt for the best gelato in town, find a cosy spot, read a book, chill by the pool or do absolutely nothing
1300 lunch on the terrace
1630 blissful evening yoga
19.00 delicious vegetarian / vegan dinner & sunset


You will sleep well knowing you have another day of yoga, adventures and fun ahead.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Everything you need for a wonderfully revitalising & stress free week is included with:

  • 7 nights stay in this enchanting villa (scroll for room options)

  • nourishing vegetarian/vegan meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as tea, coffee, herbal tea

  • 7 x morning yoga practice, 5 evening yoga practice (optional day trip midweek & friday evening meal out)

  • 1 x afternoon workshop answering any questions you may have, how to establish a practice at home, tips for your yoga & wellbeing progress/journey

  • all yoga equipment including mats, blocks, straps & bolsters.

  • welcome gift & opening welcome circle on arrival day

  • mesmerising sunsets, new friends, reconnecting to your inner self, beautiful memories …. things money can’t buy ♡


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights, airport taxes & travel insurance

  • Transfers to & from airport (I will help arrange this)

  • Friday evening dinner out at local town & additional activities ie massages and day trips.

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everything you need…

…and more:

- a half term week & only 4 days off work as
Bank Holiday falls on Monday 25th May 2020

- monthly payment plan available & starts from only £62.50 a month! That’s only approx £15 a week!
The earlier you book, the better!

- all yoga equipment like mats on site, & 3 meals a day included!

There will be plenty of space for alone time around the estate during the retreat even if you are sharing a room with your new friend. Bask in the sunshine by the pool, or explore the estate’s garden or olive grove. Make yourself a cup of tea from our tea station by the pool (or fresh herbs from the herb garden) and pick your favourite hammock or choose from 3 beautiful terraces to relax in. You will enjoy stunning views on these terraces - the perfect spot for breathtaking sunsets, and where we will be enjoying our delicious meals. There is also an indoor converted yoga room with large windows overlooking the hills & trees.

The property is peaceful and beautiful, offering a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation.

- investment -

EN-SUITE ROOMS (1 room left)
Every room is unique, designed in a simple, natural style, combining old and new. Furnishings and fabrics complement the buildings and their natural surroundings. Beds can be arranged in double or twin.

£1199 // earlybird £1149 (only 3 spaces left) // super early bird SOLD OUT

£200 deposit to secure your booking
monthly payment plan available from only £89.90 a month!
(based on super early bird price over 10 months from july 2019 - apr 2020)

 

SHARED BATHROOM
Every room is unique, designed in a simple, natural style, combining old and new. Beds can be arranged in double or separated to twin beds. You share a bathroom with 1 other room (4 yogis to 1 bathroom).
£950 // earlybird £899 // super early bird (only 1 space available) £875

£200 deposit to secure your booking
monthly payment plan available from only £67.50 a month!
(based on super early bird price over 10 months from july 2019 - apr 2020)

 

YOUR OWN YURT (Fully booked)
The yurts are outdoor tents (circular, almost 3m diameter and made of waterproof canvas) with a bed and bedding inside. Comfortable and clean, please note that they can be hot during the day in the sun and pleasantly cool at night. There is no electricity inside - just simple solar lighting, so are suited to those who like ‘comfortable camping’.
The toilet is about 60m away and there are 2 outdoor warm showers to share with 2 other yurts.

FULLY BOOKED

£200 deposit to secure your booking
monthly payment plan available from only £62.50 a month!
(based on super early bird price over 10 months from july 2019 - apr 2020)

Please note all prices listed above are per person and based on 2 sharing a room (except for yurts). For your own private room based on single occupancy please email for more information.
* £200 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your room and secure earlybird investment.

THINGS TO DO:

You could very easily while away for a week of deep rest and rejuvenation here - relaxing by the pool, having a massage treatment, finding a quiet spot for a read or taking a walk in the stunning natural surroundings.

You can set out directly from the villa into the beautiful countryside as you follow one of the many walking routes that lead to ancient villages, waterfalls, olive groves, vineyards and meadows of wildflowers. It’s a 30-40 minutes walk to the local hill-top town of Torri in Sabina, where you can amble through picturesque cobbled streets enjoying the best gelato you have ever tasted! On Friday evening we will venture out to Casperia, a charming medieval hilltop village 10 minutes away for sunset and a delicious meal.

Optional day trip to waterfalls, or culturally rich hill town of Orvieto (an hour away) can also be offered during the week. For those who wish to spend time in the area before or after the retreat, the beautiful La Torretta in the historic centre is a stunning family run B&B.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Arrive any time after 4.30pm on Saturday (23 May 2020).
Dinner will be served between 7pm – 8pm on Saturday.
The first yoga class of the week will be on the Saturday evening - a gentle practice to stretch out any stiffness from travelling.
Checkout is at 10am on the following Saturday (30 May 2020).

BY PLANE:
The yoga retreat is within easy access of Rome and its airports.
Rome has two airports:  Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) and Ciampino
There are a huge range of flight options to choose from. I tend to use SkyScanner or Google Flights to find the best options. Before you book your flights please email me so I can help to suggest the best flights to meet the group transfer to and from the airport. 

BY TRAIN:
The nearest train station is Stimigliano about 20 minutes drive from our retreat venue.

BY CAR:
For those who wish to be independent or to explore the area you could choose to hire a car at the airport. We’ll then send you through detailed directions of how to find the villa!

 

FAQ’s:

CAN I COME ON MY OWN?
absolutely! Many yogis arrive independantly and leave with life long friends! You can choose between booking your own private room/yurt or stay in a shared room with one other person of same gender.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
This is a retreat for all levels. If you have been in my classes, you will know that I always provide options. If you’re new to yoga or feels like taking a kinder option, you will be supported. If you are looking to deepen your practice, you will be challenged and guided safely.

WHEN IS THE RETREAT AND WHERE IN ITALY?
Sat-Sat 23-30 May 2020, during a half term week and a Bank Holiday falls on the Monday so it is only 4 days off work!
We will be tucked away in Sabine Hills, about an hour from Rome.

I AM A GUY / A WOMAN / NEW TO YOGA / INFLEXIBLE / CAN’T TOUCH MY TOES / PRACTICED FOR 10 YEARS / WANTS TO RELAX …
you are all welcomed, whatever your gender, age, experience, intention.

HOW MUCH YOGA WILL I GET A DAY?
generally about 4 hours. 2 hours in the morning - meditation, morning vinyasa; 2 hours in late afternoon - yin yoga, yoga nidra.
on one of the days we will only have morning yoga (perhaps an extended one) so we can go on a day trip.
on Friday evening there may be a shorter afternoon yoga, as we will be heading out to Casperia for dinner.

WILL THERE BE ENOUGH YOGA? I WANT TO DEEPEN MY PRACTICE
There will be more than enough yoga. From my experience, after a couple days of 4 hours yoga each day, your body needs a rest. Remember that you are going from 1-2 or 3-4 hours yoga a week to 4 hours a day!
We will also have an afternoon session in a ‘workshop’ style, with any questions you may have about your practice, how to progress etc. I will be making notes of your struggle area, how you can deepen your practice.

I WILL HAVE TO CHECK WITH WORK ETC…
Well, the retreat isn’t until May 2020, so plenty of time to book it off. BH falls on the Monday 25th May, so it’s only 4 days off work!

WILL I HAVE TO STAY WITH THE GROUP THE WHOLE TIME?
not at all. This is your retreat, your space and your time! There are plenty of space to retreat to, have a nap, read your book, journal. There are plenty of walks around the estate.

HOW DOES MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN WORK?
in 3 simple steps:
1. choose your room
2. £200 non refundable deposit via bank transfer
3. the remaining balance divided by however many months left and set up a standing order!
for example:
your own yurt at £849
pay £200 deposit in JUNE 2019 = £649 balance
From July 2019 - April 2020 there are 10 months. So £649 divided by 10 months = £64.90 a month in standing order!

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO CONSIDER & HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
All the food (except for 1 dinner on Friday), yoga is included in your investment.
You need to pay for your own flights, travel insurance, and transfers from airport (approx £25 each way)

Whilst you are here on your retreat, you need to bring enough for:
- your own spending money (gelatos!)
- dinner & taxi on Friday evening (approx £45, depending if you drink?)
- optional treatment / massage on site
- optional day out
- GELATOS, GELATOS, MORE GELATOS.

- book now -

Interested in booking your spot on the retreat or have a question? I am happy to help answer any questions you have about room options, travel plans or anything to do with the retreat. Just use the contact form below and I will be in touch with all the information you need to join us for a week of yoga in paradise!

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