Yin + Meditation Yoga Retreat

A Yin + Meditation Yoga Retreat - 7 nights in the Umbrian hills of Italy.
August 22 - 29, 2020

“A yoga retreat to truly relax and be yourself in”

This is a yoga retreat where we will have full days of Yin, Yang and Meditation practice. There will also be ample time to unwind, rest, take afternoon naps or relax by the beautiful pools and gardens. One of the main reasons to retreat is to reestablish our vital sleep and breathing rhythms which are so taxed in our day to day modern lives and  to remember what it is like to feel nourished at each meal with the freshest of food prepared daily for you.

“Why Mindfulness is an essential part of a Yoga practice”

Learning how to integrate Mindfulness into your yin and yang practices isn’t easy with yoga having been a top down teaching style with little dialogue between students and the teacher in large classes. This yoga retreat will offer time to unpack how to integrate the heart of the teachings of Mindfulness into your yoga practice. With a focus on developing these skills in yin yoga, we will also practice how to translate these skills into movement based yang practices.

“Why Mindfulness is an essential part of a Yoga practice”

Learning how to integrate Mindfulness into your yin and yang practices isn’t easy with yoga having been a top down teaching style with little dialogue between students and the teacher in large classes. This yoga retreat will offer time to unpack how to integrate the heart of the teachings of Mindfulness into your yoga practice. With a focus on developing these skills in yin yoga, we will also practice how to translate these skills into movement based yang practices.

“Resetting and recalibrating”

There will be partial days of silence carved out to allow you to experience the spaciousness of a silent retreat setting whilst continuing to attend class sessions. The practical  skills of meditation will be taught for those new to the practices and revisited for those more experienced practitioners, whilst the benefits of learning how to be more mentally more self sufficient, self reliant and self generating with a caring and compassionate attitude towards oneself, will be a key ingredient of the teachings.  It is difficult to reduce the amount of long held stress in our systems after a one hour yoga class, meditation without clear instruction or even a massage. In a retreat the daily unhurried routines and rhythms will help your body to reset and recalibrate.

It takes time for the body to absorb the amount of chemicals circulating the body which cause stress, to begin to reduce the effects of stress in the body. It is in our most relaxed states that our brightest and most creative ideas form. The purpose of a yoga retreat is to bring you back towards knowing and feeling that your body is capable of relaxing and you are able to find a way back to ease in your body, heart and mind. This isn’t anything we can control moment to moment and it happens spontaneously when we are truly in a relaxed state.

Walking Meditation and outdoor practice by the Leaning Tree.

LEANING TREE.

“Nourishment from organically grown food from the garden”

Locanda is an oasis in the hills of Umbria set in soils rich enough to grow its own ripened fruit and vegetables. The property generates its own solar energy and lies on a fault line where there is an undoubted field of positive magnetic energy emanating from the earth which many students including myself have resonated and experienced during their stay here.

Through the practices of both yin to mobilise and hydrate tired stiff joints and yang to strengthen and stabilise muscles, your body will feel renewed in a way that only a yoga retreat with daily practices designed to meet your particular body type can do.

“Renew and rejuvenate”

Experience

It isn’t necessary to have had a long experience of practice of either yin or yang or meditation prior to this yoga retreat but you will want to have the right intention of wanting to learn these skills and a commitment to explore these practices. It would be helpful to have already begun a regular yoga and meditation practice prior to coming on this yoga retreat.

Location

The yoga retreat will be held entirely at Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautiful old stone farm house renovated in natural architectural style, nestled in the hills of Orvieto, Umbria on the Tuscan border.  Completely environmentally friendly, the retreat centre  was built for those who want to regain energy and wellbeing in an authentic holistic environment. Locanda della Quercia Calante uses solar energy for all its needs including an advanced climate control system and comfortable rooms which are free of magnetic fields. It has it own restaurant for resident guests only serving local cuisine with natural organic ingredients and a spring water pool with energizing properties.

 

Located just 150 km/90 miles north of Rome, the centre is set in its own gardens and orchards. It has a fully equipped yoga studio, a beautiful covered outdoor yoga deck, swimming pools with a whirlpool, an elegant living room, indoor and outdoor dining with its own restaurant serving local Umbrian cuisine.

www.querciacalante.com.

Location

The yoga retreat will be held entirely at Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautiful old stone farm house renovated in natural architectural style, nestled in the hills of Orvieto, Umbria on the Tuscan border.  Completely environmentally friendly, the retreat centre  was built for those who want to regain energy and wellbeing in an authentic holistic environment. Locanda della Quercia Calante uses solar energy for all its needs including an advanced climate control system and comfortable rooms which are free of magnetic fields. It has it own restaurant for resident guests only serving local cuisine with natural organic ingredients and a spring water pool with energizing properties.

 

Located just 150 km/90 miles north of Rome, the centre is set in its own gardens and orchards. It has a fully equipped yoga studio, a beautiful covered outdoor yoga deck, swimming pools with a whirlpool, an elegant living room, indoor and outdoor dining with its own restaurant serving local Umbrian cuisine.

www.querciacalante.com.

Travel

Heathrow  – British Airways Flight BA0546 Departing T5 10:45 am; Arriving T3 14:25

Gatwick – Easy Jet Flight 8253 Departing at 9:05; Arriving 12:40pm

Heathrow – British Airways BA0547  Departing T3 15:15pm; Arriving T5 17:00pm.

Group Transfer

We can arrange group transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport at the above times to and from the retreat centre for a cost of approx. €80 return per person. More details will be provided upon registration. Any times outside of these times will need to be arranged individually at your own cost.

La Locanda can also be reached by train and taxi from Orvieto. Taxis are around 45 Euros per trip. This could be a shared cost depending on timings.

August 22 from 5pm

Dinner will be at 6:00pm

We will meet for an evening Meditation and Introductory session at 7:30pm

August 29th by 10am after breakfast

Bus transfer will return you to Rome Fiumicino Airport by 1pm

Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule (excepting the excursion day)

6:30am – Self Practice for early risers

7:00am – Wake up Bell

7:15am – Tea & Fruit

7:30am – Early Morning Risers Meditation

8:00am – Walking Meditation

9:00am – Breakfast

10:00am – 12:30pm – Yin Yang Yoga + Meditation Session

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 4:30pm – Free time, Swim, Nap, Self Practice

4:00pm – Meditation

4:30pm – Walking Meditation

5:00pm – 6:15pm – Yin Yoga

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

8:00pm – 9pm – Meditation followed by optional Self Practice

10:00pm – Lights Out & Silence

Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule (excepting the excursion day)

6:30am – Self Practice for early risers

7:00am – Wake up Bell

7:15am – Tea & Fruit

7:30am – Early Morning Risers Meditation

8:00am – Walking Meditation

9:00am – Breakfast

10:00am – 12:30pm – Yin Yang Yoga + Meditation Session

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 4:30pm – Free time, Swim, Nap, Self Practice

4:00pm – Meditation

4:30pm – Walking Meditation

5:00pm – 6:15pm – Yin Yoga

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

8:00pm – 9pm – Meditation followed by optional Self Practice

10:00pm – Lights Out & Silence

Excursion

On the Thursday we will be offering an excursion to the medieval hilltop village of  Civita di Bagnoregio and a special surprise to a wonder close by. The excursion is included in the cost of the yoga retreat. Any special entry tickets you choose to go on as extras are not included. Timings will be given to you at the retreat.

Excursion

On the Thursday we will be offering an excursion to the medieval hilltop village of  Civita di Bagnoregio and a special surprise to a wonder close by. The excursion is included in the cost of the retreat. Any special entry tickets you choose to go on as extras are not included. Timings will be given to you at the retreat.

Accommodation

There is a limited choice of singles, double, triple and quad rooms available for men and women subject to space on a first come first served basis.  Couples can only stay in a double.

Each room has its own private bathroom and outdoor porch.

All rooms are furnished in typical Umbrian style with simple elegant furnishings, terracotta floors, wooden ceiling beams and brick walls. All rooms are renovated with the most innovative natural architectural criteria: only natural mortar, paint and wax; no electromagnetic fields thanks to electric circuit breakers; water is heated by a solar panel system and electricity is generated by photovoltaic panels.  Each room has its own air conditioning and individual thermostats.

The Pool and Gardens
The green gardens are surrounded by oaks and century old plants, including a spring water pool, a true privilege for Locanda della Quercia Calante guests and the only one of its kind in all of Umbria.  The natural lake shaped pool is surrounded by volcanic rock and divided into three pools on different levels connected by a system of rocky waterfalls with a large whirlpool bath in the middle.

Spa
There are 2 massage and therapy rooms with available treatments from highly experienced therapists.

Meals
Meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options. We can also cater for any food allergies. The cuisine is typical of Umbria and Tuscany, based on local products, cooked freshly daily, and 90% organically grown on the Locanda della Quercia Calante farm.

Accommodation

There is a limited choice of singles, double, triple and quad rooms available for men and women subject to space on a first come first served basis.  Couples can only stay in a double.

Each room has its own private bathroom and outdoor porch.

All rooms are furnished in typical Umbrian style with simple elegant furnishings, terracotta floors, wooden ceiling beams and brick walls. All rooms are renovated with the most innovative natural architectural criteria: only natural mortar, paint and wax; no electromagnetic fields thanks to electric circuit breakers; water is heated by a solar panel system and electricity is generated by photovoltaic panels.  Each room has its own air conditioning and individual thermostats.

The Pool and Gardens
The green gardens are surrounded by oaks and century old plants, including a spring water pool, a true privilege for Locanda della Quercia Calante guests and the only one of its kind in all of Umbria.  The natural lake shaped pool is surrounded by volcanic rock and divided into three pools on different levels connected by a system of rocky waterfalls with a large whirlpool bath in the middle.

Spa
There are 2 massage and therapy rooms with available treatments from highly experienced therapists.

Meals
Meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options. We can also cater for any food allergies. The cuisine is typical of Umbria and Tuscany, based on local products, cooked freshly daily, and 90% organically grown on the Locanda della Quercia Calante farm.

Cost per person

This includes all practice sessions, three meals a day, coffee, herbal teas and snacks, the excursion and your accommodation. Transportation costs are not included. Shared rooms are on same sex basis, excepting any couples rooms who are sharing.

  • Quad share with private bathroom – Early Bird £890; £990 – 2 places left
  • Triple share with private bathroom – Early Bird £ 990; £1090 – 3 places left
  • Double/Twin share room with private bathroom – Early Bird £1190; £1350 – 4 places left
  • Single Private with King Size Bed and private bathroom – Early Bird £1450; £1590 – 2 places left

This yoga retreat is limited to a maximum of 26 participants on a first come first served basis. There are limited spaces for each type of room.

Early Bird available until 1 March. Early Bird Price must be paid in full by 1 March to secure this rate.

Deposit
To book we require a £300 non refundable deposit. All balances are due April 15th, 2020.

Registration
A separate registration form will be sent to you upon booking to complete to ensure we have your emergency contact details and also any allergy or food requirements. We will send you lots more details and suggestions after registration in plenty of time before you pack!

Cancellation Policy
120 days or more prior to the retreat – 100% refund minus the non refundable deposit.
120 days to 90 days – 50% refund minus the non refundable deposit.
Up to 90 days prior to the retreat – No refund unless we find a replacement for you.
All refunds will be processed within 2 weeks.

Insurance
It is a condition of this booking that you take out your own comprehensive travel insurance which must include cancellation insurance. We cannot be held responsible for any cancellations whatever the reasons or circumstances, including illness, job loss, pregnancy, family emergencies, international emergencies, as costs have already been committed to the venue.

A list of appropriate clothing, what to bring and other information will be sent to you upon booking.

Female Quad Room

Female Quad Room with private bathroom

£300 deposit required per person.

Balance due 15th April 2020.

£300.00
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Female Triple Room

Female Triple Room with private bathroom

£300 deposit required per person

Balance due 15th April 2020

£300.00
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Male Triple Room

Male Triple Room with private bathroom

£300 deposit required per person

Balance due 15th April 2020

£300.00
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Male Double Room

Male Double Room with private bathroom

£300 deposit required per person

Balance due 15th April 2020

£300.00
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Female Double Room

Female Double Rooms with private bathroom

£300 deposit required per person

Balance due 15th April 2020

£300.00
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Female/Male Private Room

Female/Male Private Room with private bathroom

£300 deposit required

Balance due 15th April 2020

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