Yoga retreat in Italy – Summer 2013
Dates: 12-17, September, 2013
Join us again for 5 days of Iyengar yoga and inventive gourmet vegetarian cuisine in the serene nature of the Apennines mountain chain in north of Italy. Our Yoga, Food & Nature retreat will take place in an old mountain farm house facing the most breathtaking and peaceful landscape.
During these 5 days we will practice in depth yoga each day with Asaf Hacmon in a stunning yoga shala overlooking the mountains. Staying in such a unique nature surrounding takes us back to the origins of yoga and its connection with nature.
Our chef Galit Hahn will cook delicious vegetarian meals from the freshest local ingredients. We are privileged to get our daily supply from the neighboring farmers and artisan producers. It’s rare opportunity to taste food as it should be – as close to the source (earth) as possible. Food wise, this is a special time of the year; all the summer fruits and vegetable are ripen and in their absolutely best. As usual, the menu will be both cleansing and energizing to support your yoga practice.
Our yoga program
As always, our yoga program is holistic, extensive and includes many facets of yoga such as yoga asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, chanting and meditation.
Each day in our yoga retreat we’ll have two long yoga classes – a 3 hours morning yoga asana class which is active and dynamic, and a 2 hours afternoon restorative yoga practice and pranayama class. Each day we will go deeper into different yoga subjects in a gradual manner. As part of our program we will go on silent walking meditations in special nature setting. This 2013 retreat will have a philosophy focus around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will go deeper into the text and find living links between our lives and Patanjali’s sutras – in this way we will breath fresh life into this extraordinary text.
Our food program
During the retreat you will be served 2 rich meals a day. Our chef, Galit Hahn, a natural food specialist and a published author, will serve a rich brunch consists of fresh juices, fruits, salads and freshly baked bread using flour from a local spelt mill. In the evening Galit will serve a cooked meal (but also some raw food dishes) from fresh local produce.
In our Italian retreat the kitchen is located at the heart of the house and everyone is most welcome to step in, take part of the food preparations, be inspired and learn about wholesome, natural, healthy cooking.
The nature around us
The Apennines are a majestic and very extensive mountain range that runs through all of Italy. This amazing area with its delightful mountain villages, stunning views, and spectacular natural landscapes makes a unique nature treasure. Here you’ll find a glimpse of the real Italy, and places that tourists mostly overlook. The area around us offers lakes, forests and many little charming villages. If you like hiking the possibilities are endless. But most of all, in a unique retreat environment you will be able to feel the energy of nature coming right to you – serving your senses.
We will stay in a large old italian farm house typical to the region. The house is renovated and fully equipped with all modern facilities. It is beautifully simple and rustic. Rooms are for 2-3 persons (first come first served) with own bathroom and toilets. There is a large eating area and an open kitchen where Galit is doing her magic. The house is surrounded by gardens and a forest and many beautiful walking paths depart from its terrain. There is also a nice little swimming pool so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit.
There are many cheap flights going to Bologna airport which is the closest. Florence and Modena are also a good option, whatever works for your travel arrangements. From the airport we recommend renting a car, it is the best way to travel and explore this little piece of heaven we’re staying in. 3-4 people can share a rental car and it’s costs. We are happy to help you find driving partners. Check in is on the evening of Sep 20. As always, we will welcome you with a beautiful dinner.
The package price includes:
- 5 days of yoga program – (at least 5 hours per day)
- 5 days of healthy delicious food
- Evening talks with Galit on healthy food and cooking
- 5 nights of accommodations (2 or 3 people sharing a room with private bathroom)
- Daily meditation sessions (walking nature meditations or indoor)
Transportation costs and transfers are not included.
Price per person in a shared room – €745
Early bird price – €690*
*for sign ups (upon payment of deposit) before June 30, 2013.
How do I sign up?
1) Please fill up our online signup form.
2) To guarantee your registration and your place in the retreat please transfer a deposit with the sum of €150 To bank account ING 5000624 (t.n.v Live Yoga) mentioning “Italy retreat 2013″.
For international transfers please use the following:
Account number 5000624
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