DEEPEN. CONNECT. ENJOY.
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
May 27 – June 3, 2017
w/Patricia & Surya
Amidst open expanses of organic olive groves, vineyards and the pure, earthy, sensual aesthetic of rural Tuscany, we will spend 8 days deepening our yoga and meditation practice, renewing our spirit and remembering what truly matters in our lives. The Tuscany yoga retreat takes place at Le Pianore, an 800 year old villa and agriturismo cradled between the medieval hill towns of Montelaterone and Monticello. With its spectacular views, untouched landscape, swimming pool and with consciousness for sustainability, Le Pianore offers an experience of the ease amidst breathtaking countryside of rural Tuscany.
Each day there will be four yoga and meditation sessions. The focus of our sessions is to open energy pathways, quiet the mind and to remember and experience the stillness and ease of our True Nature, the timelessness of Pure Consciousness.
Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, and fluid unwinding, while awakening sensation as guide back to body’s innate intelligence. This approach to practice, shifts the habit of doing asana to an unfolding, by feeling and sensing our way thru the practice. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.
Meditation and self inquiry sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions offer mindfulness and breath awareness based on Vipassana meditation as well as non-dual, open awareness meditation and self inquiry.
The Madonna Spring and the Val di Prata Sanctuary is an easy walk from the retreat center. You can take this lovely walk thru the Tuscan hillside at any time during your stay at Le Pianore.
The ancient, rural beauty and the slow pace of life at Le Pianore,create a rare environment for refining awareness and deepening spiritual understanding in the process of retreat. To enhance the benefit of this retreat, silence periods will be observed.
The fee for this retreat is $995 – $2,295 depending on the accommodation. For more information please see http://rollingmeadowsretreat.com/italy-yoga-retreat/ and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Instructor: Patricia Brown & Surya Chandra Das
- Start: 5/27/17 6:00 pm
- End: 6/4/17 9:00 am
- Price: $995 - $2,295
- Location: Monticello, Monticello Amiata, Province of Grosseto, Italy
Ischia Island, 5 star Relais & Chateaux Terme Manzi
3 nights, 28-29-30 luglio 2017
Enjoy a few days in close contact with nature & its elements. Asana practice will be slow and invigorating and accompanied by blissful meditation both in the morning and late afternoon. Enjoy the mineral waters of the island, local fresh food, the vibrant colors of the sky and the sea, and a friendly atmosphere.
ABOUT THE TEACHER – Maria Elena Bernardi
Yoga is a mean to transformation. Body movements and conscious breath lead to a deeper awareness of the self. With awarenes, patterns can change and new habits can be established. Through yoga we realize that what seems ordinary may in fact be extraordinary. One does not have to be an expert in yoga to feel and realize wholeness. It happens at every stage of practice. Observe the bliss and rejoice.
Maria Elena studied Yoga at the University of California in San Diego with Arturo Galvez. Other teachers include Laxmi De Leo, Roberta Albert, Heather Stants, Shiva Rea, Laura Dasi, Jennie Olson, Jennifer You, Meghan Currie.
– 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 5 star Relais & Chateaux Terme Manzi
– 2 dinners at the Relais Terme Manzi’s Ristorante-Pizzeria Gli Ulivi
– 1 dinner at a local restaurant
– 2 daily yoga practices early morning and late afternoon,
– shuttle service to and from Ischia’s port,
– entrance to the Day Spa at Manzi Spa Thermae (thermal pool, turkish bath, sauna, tiepidarium, emotional showers, open air swimming pool, gym)
– beach service (lounge chair & umbrella) in the Baia of San Montano with shuttle service.
– shuttle service to and from the center of Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno and Ischia Port (based on availability, shuttle is for up to 7 people at the time)
– wi-fi and business center
– private parking
Not included: Airfare, hydrofoil to and from the island, lunches, accommodation tax (Euro 2 per person per day to be paid locally)
Cost: $950 per person in double room or $1350 in single room
♥ ♥ ♥ Early Bird Special: sign up by May 30th and receive $100 off!! ♥ ♥ ♥
- Instructor: Maria Elena Bernardi
- Start: 7/28/17 9:00 am
- End: 7/30/17 6:00 pm
- Location: Ischia, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy