1. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (pool)
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3. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (living room)
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ITALY YOGA RETREAT • LA BELLA VITA

ITALY YOGA RETREAT • LA BELLA VITA

THE BEST OF ITALY! 

LA BELLA VITA

Our Italy Yoga Retreat blends good health with good living. Immerse yourself in an old-world appreciation of peace and tranquility, slow-food cuisine, connection to nature, deep yoga and meditation — all wrapped in a little luxury!

La bella Vita reminds you how truly important it is to slow down, unplug and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

 

FLOW OF THE DAY

MORNINGS  begin with birds and fresh air on the terrace as you enjoy a cappuccino and quiet moments overlooking the Italian countryside.  Convening in the beautiful frescoed chapel, we share a deep yoga practice and meditation with Gayle Olson, followed by an Italian farm-to-table breakfast on the veranda.

AFTERNOONS  can be spent lounging by the pool, relaxing with a massage, reading, swimming, hiking, an Italian cooking class, wine-tasting or enjoying excursions to the famous medieval town of Assisi.  At sunset we re-convene for a relaxing and rejuvenating restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation session.

EVENINGS  are pure magic, as we share our meal family style under the stars—appreciating the simple life of sumptuous tastes, good food and great company! There will be evening activities involving music, meditation and connection… but remember, everything on this retreat is optional! You may prefer to drink wine late into the night, or climb into bed early with a book—our Mediterranean-style retreats provide the the perfect setting for you to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired—in the way that fits for you!

 

INCLUDED IN THE LUXURIOUS ITALY YOGA RETREAT 

  • Five-nights at an award-winning luxurious 10-room ancient borgo in the Umbrian countryside
  • Elegant and traditionally designed en-suite rooms with daily maid service, AC, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, phone, stereo and minibar
  • Salt water infinity pool with spectacular views, restaurant, bar, spa services
  • Transport to and from Rome and Perugia
  • All meals (veg and non-veg options available)
  • Cuisine based on typical Umbrian products, with fresh organic vegetables and olive oil grown in the villa garden
  • Twice daily yoga classes with Gayle Olson  (Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Tantric & Yin traditions)
  • Inversion sessions to learn, practice and have fun with a variety of inversions
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Slow-food cooking class at our villa
  • Excursion to the famous town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis. Hike and explore the monastery; shop and enjoy lunch (on your own) in the beautiful medieval town.
  • Excursion to a wonderful nearby vineyard to hike, wine-taste and enjoy a traditional peasant lunch!
  • Ample untravelled country roads to walk and be in nature
  • EXCLUDED: Airfare to Italy

 

YOGA CLASSES W/ GAYLE OLSON

Discover or rediscover the joy of yoga with Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson in her alignment-based yoga classes blending Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Tantric and Yin Yoga. Whether fiery and energetic or soft and receptive, the practice will include Gayle’s trademark hands-on massage adjustments and individual attention to each student. In her charismatic and playful style she encourages you to maintain a strong, meditative focus on your breath — and on the joy of yoga. Gayle has been teaching yoga for more than twenty years and is author of the Women’s Guide to Yoga & Fitness.

 

 

———   Prices & Information to Register  ———

 

 

PRICES

Come as a couple, friends, or solo and share a room with a new friend you have yet to meet!

 

DOUBLE ROOM:   US dollar: $1,995   (en-suite room with separate 2 twin beds)
COUPLE ROOM:   US dollar: $3,990   (en-suite room for 2 people in queen bed)
SINGLE ROOM:     US dollar: $2,650   (en-suite room for 1 person in queen bed)

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: 

  • Five-nights at an award-winning luxurious 10-room ancient borgo in the Umbrian countryside
  • Transport to/from Rome and Perugia
  • All meals (veg and non-veg options available)
  • 2 yoga classes daily with Gayle Olson
  • A slow-food cooking class at our villa
  • 2 excursions (tour of Assisi & wine-tasting peasant lunch)

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to Italy
  • Lunches on excursion to Assisi
  • Spa services, amenities, bar

 

TO RESERVE

Review our Payment & Cancellation Policy, then click the BOOK NOW button below. You will be redirected to our MindBody registration site to deposit by credit card. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact us here. If you have questions before you book, feel free to contact us by phone (+1) 720-924-8666 PST.

 

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RETREAT DATES & TIMES

DATES:  

September 1 – 6, 2015  (Tuesday to Sunday)

ARRIVAL DAY:  
11:00 am       Rome airport van pick-up
12:00 pm       Perugia group van pick-up
3:00 pm         Check-in available at villa
5:30–7 pm     Opening circle & gentle yoga
7:30 pm         Welcome dinner
 
DEPARTURE DAY: 
7:30 am         Farewell Sun Salutes!
8:00 am         Breakfast
9:00am          Departure shuttle for Rome airport.
11:00 am       Check out
 

 

TRAVEL ROUTES & TIPS

 

For all international flights, we strongly encourage you to arrive a day early (at least to a connecting European city). This extra day helps with jet lag and making sure travel delays do not cause disruption to your retreat.

ARRIVING TO UMBRIA
Arrive to Rome International Airport (FCO), or to the town of Perugia.
We will provide one group van shuttle from Rome Fumicino airport leaving at approximately noon. 
From Rome to the Villa is a 2.5 hours drive.
If taking a train into Perugia, we will pick you up at 3:30 pm. 
From Perugia to the vill is a 20-30 minute drive.
If you are arriving by car, you may find driving directions at this link.

 

GENERAL INFO  &  FAQ’S

1. TRAVEL VISA
Please check that your passport is valid for at least 90 days from arriving date. Depending on your nationality, you may or may not need a Visa to travel to Italy. You can check via this link: Italy Visa Information

2. WEATHER IN UMBRIA, ITALY
September is a fantastic time to be in the Umbria region of Italy. The average daily temperatures are in the mid to high 70’s and there is often sunshine with chances for rain. The tourist season and heat of the summer is winding down and the harvest is plentiful. The evenings can cool down so be sure to bring a  layer  for dinners outside.
For current weather conditions please view thiweather link.

3. MONEY / CASH / CREDIT CARDS
Italy’s currency is the Euro. We recommend you bring a bank card and an international credit card (that does not charge you for each charge you make). Best to obtain cash at the airport after collecting baggage. You will need euros for spa services, bar bill and lunch on one excursion.

4. WIFI
There is Wi-Fi access at the Villa. Please keep digital devices in your room. We strive to keep our common spaces free for relaxing and socializing. This is an opportunity to let your digital devices go to sleep, so you can wake up! 

5. CELL SERVICE
Depending on your carrier, you will most likely have cell service. If not, you can use Skype, as the wifi signal is strong.

6. TIPS & GRATUITIES
Tipping is not obligatory in Italy, however, always appreciated! 10% is a nice offer at restaurants or for other services. If you would like to leave a gratuity for the staff and chef at the villa, you will need to do so in cash.

7. POWER ADAPTOR
Electrical outlets are standard European, type C and type F. Voltage is 230V. All rooms have hair dryers.

8. YOGA PROPS
Since this is a private villa and not a yoga studio, you will need to bring your own yoga mat and any props you prefer. We strongly encourage you to bring a foam block!

 

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