1. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (pool)
2. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (red car)
3. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (living room)
4. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (fence)
5. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (pool view)
6. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (borgo)
8. ITALY YOGA RETREAT  (spa)
8. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (garden)
9. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (bed 1)
9. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (bed 2)
91. ITALY YOGA RETREAT (red flowers)

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 ITALY YOGA RETREAT 

  • Five-nights at an award-winning luxurious 10-room ancient borgo in the Umbrian countryside
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners included at the villa (veg and non-veg options available)
  • Cuisine is based on typical Umbrian products, with fresh organic vegetables and olive oil grown in the villa garden
  • Amenities include a salt water infinity pool with spectacular views, restaurant and bar, spa services
  • Rooms are elegant in a traditional style, en-suite with daily maid service, AC, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, phone, stereo, minibar
  • 2 yoga classes daily with Gayle Olson — Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Tantric & Yin traditions woven in the practice
  • Optional morning and evening meditation sessions
  • Special “Alignment Basics” class offered on the second day of the retreat to give students an excellent foundation for posture and safety
  • Optional Inversion Workshop to learn safe and effective handstands and headstands — have fun being upside down!
  • Optional evening activities
  • A slow-food cooking class at our villa!
  • Excursion 1: visit the famous town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis of Assisi. Hike and explore the monastery; shop and enjoy lunch in the beautiful medieval town.
  • Excursion 2: hike, wine-taste and peasant lunch at a wonderful nearby vineyard

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITALY YOGA RETREAT 

  • Airfare to Italy
  • Transport to the villa (Rome is 2.5 hours and Perugia 20 minutes. We can arrange an affordable group pick up, but you will be responsible for the fee, approximately $75)
  • Lunch on excursion to Perugia

 

YOGA CLASSES W/ GAYLE OLSON

Discover or rediscover the joy of moving meditation with Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson with classes blend traditions of 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 encourage you to maintain a strong, meditative focus on your breath — and on the joy of yoga. Gayle has been teaching world-wide for more than twenty years and is author of the Women’s Guide to Yoga & Fitness.

 

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INTERESTED IN JOINING?

 Have a look at our FAQ’s & Travel Page to answer most questions about this trip.

To reserve your spot, make a deposit.

To inquire, inquire here  |    (+1) 720 924 8666

THANK YOU!

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Watch our beautiful 1–minute yoga video

 

Story & script by Gayle Olson & Gayle Kabaker  |  Painted by Gayle Kabaker  |  Music by Sonya Kitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTERESTED IN JOINING?

 

Have a look at our FAQ’s & Travel Page to answer most questions about this trip.

To reserve your spot, make a deposit.

To inquire, inquire here

Phone in San Francisco  (+1) 415.287.0440

THANK YOU!

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Watch our beautiful 1–minute yoga video

Story & script by Gayle Olson & Gayle Kabaker  |  Painted by Gayle Kabaker  |  Music by Sonya Kitchell