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.
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Phone in San Francisco (+1) 415.287.0440
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Story & script by Gayle Olson & Gayle Kabaker | Painted by Gayle Kabaker | Music by Sonya Kitchell
Yoga holidays inspiring you to see the world differently!
SEPTEMBER 1—6, 2015
A beautiful boutique villa in the countryside of Umbria ~ next door to Tuscany.
Arrive in Rome for group transfer.
WHY THIS RETREAT?
Everything about this retreat was special. I have the most beautiful memories, new friends and experiences that I will cherish! The retreat combined the perfect blend of yoga, meditation and fun excursions. I also enjoyed the flexibility in our daily schedule... I had time for myself, to re-align and reflect on my life; as well as meet great like-minded people. Meeting Gayle has been a true delight. Her loving and positive energy was very present and made this retreat a real joy for me. I recommend the Puglia retreat to anyone looking to 'switch-off', re-balance and have a lot of fun!—Hala Darwazeh, Jordan
“This Italy Yoga retreat was truly magical. A perfect blend of gourmet Italian food, organic wine grown at the villa, yoga, meditation and adventure—all in a breathtakingly beautiful setting! Gayle's commitment to a healthy, balanced lifestyle is mirrored in her hands-on approach to teaching yoga. Strength, serenity and smiles…a perfect balance.” —Cindy McKay, Canada
Hi Talya, I want to express my gratitude for the wisdom you shared with us. I never thought it would happen, but my husband is consciously and radically reducing his caffeine intake, has embraced yerba mate, and is even trying matcha. We are grateful for the impetus to which you are a big contributor. It's helpful for each of us as we head into this with a new level of self-nourishing and mutual-nourishing support. Thank you.”— A.H.
"Healthy hedonism" set the tone for a playful week of yoga and mindfulness, laughter and connection. Our setting, Le Fabriche, oozed with rustic charm and elegance. Quite simply the perfect place to unwind and let imaginations run free. Every meal was a feast for the senses - and let's just say we never went hungry! Nor were we deprived of the finer things like gorgeous wines and luxury shower fittings! But what I especially loved was the collective journey shared in our daily yoga practice. The yoga sala, framed by beautiful stone arches, overlooked the vines and olive groves. Each morning, Gayle guided us through blissful meditation, followed by a combination of vinyasa flow and stretch sequences. She really took the time to tailor the class to each of our needs so it felt more like one-on-one tuition a lot of the time. I'll never forget the energy we created as a group or the peace, joy and friendships which blossom there.— Joanne Joseph, Australia
I feel the best I have in my life. Refreshed and ready to take on whatever I have to deal with at home. Gayle is everything I needed in a yoga instructor. Someone to push me try new things (headstand, arm balances) while making me feel completely safe. I did old poses with completely new eyes due to her instruction. She was warm and inviting and made me able to have the most amazing experience of my life.Kara Ellis, USA
Gayle is an amazing yoga instructor with an incredible depth of knowledge in a wide range of practices. She is a skillful teacher- I truly cannot imagine a better yoga teacher. I loved the restorative yoga sessions and Gayle’s very gentle, kind way of making all of us feel that we were doing a good job. I liked how she managed to find the time to check in with each individual to make sure they were comfortable, or challenged or whatever was needed. — Donna Brecht, USA
Thank you for this retreat; every minute was worth it! It was such a mind, body and heart opening. . . and so much fun! It's helping make my day-to-day life magical, and I can give so much to others as I have feel so fulfilled inside! Thank you again, and can't wait for the next retreat! —Jennifer Clarke, France