Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in Umbria, Italy

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Teacher: Heather Elton

 

Dates: June 18 – 25, 2016

 

Venue: Locanda della Quercia Calante, Umbria, Italy

 

Cost: From £695 (includes yoga tuition + 3 meals a day + twin share accommodation for 7 nights)

The Locanda della Quercia Calante is a traditional Italian farmhouse close to the spectacular hilltop town of Orvieto in Umbria. The Locanda is the perfect place to enjoy a week of yoga, sun and relaxation, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Italian countryside. The large garden has a natural spring water pool and there is plenty of space to relax and read, enjoy the views, pamper yourself with holistic treatments or explore the local villages and countryside.

 

You can visit the holy sites of the mysterious Etruscan civilization, the spectacular medieval villages of Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Sovana, Sorano, Pitigliano, or swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Bolsena. Three meals are served daily and you can enjoy the traditional cuisines of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany – mushrooms, truffles, cheese, extra virgin olive oil.

 

 

The focus, of course, is yoga – on and off the mat – to enhance your appreciation of all that is around you. Two yoga classes a day with the opportunity for each student to practice at his/her own level making the week suitable for students of different abilities. Have a yoga adventure in the mystical land of its birth and get to the spiritual heart of the practice.

THE YOGA

Start your day with basic pranayama and meditation, followed by a slow, mindful Vinyasa Flow class. Study BKS Iyengar technique and alignment principles (acts of Dharana) in the afternoon ‘Yoga Clinic.’ Restorative yoga is used as a healing/transformational tool to move through fear and release hardness in the body, experience deep inner peace and insight, and learn to be at ease in the present moment.

Heather is skilled at reading ‘individual’ bodies and knows how to help each student to have good alignment, strength and flexibility, and peace in an asana. This retreat is designed to help you improve your practice technically, so you can avoid injury and recover from imbalances. Yoga philosophy and Ancient wisdom traditions are infused into the teachings in a way that diminishes suffering in our lives. It’s a deep practice that moves beyond the physical experience to make the yogic inquiry authentic and relevant to real life.

  • Develop a Meditation practice and learn about the ‘inner limbs’ of yoga;
  • Improve your asana technique through safe adjustments and prop use;
  • Study the inner / outer techniques of Vinyasa that tie the poses together in a ‘moving meditation;’
  • Feel safe enough to work honestly at your edge, try more difficult asanas, and transform blocked energy in problem areas (hips & shoulders).
  • Experience the joy of practicing asana with humility and grace;
  • Enhance your focus and concentration skills and learn how not to over-react in a situation;
  • Discover emotional intelligence and lucidity of mind;
  • Develop a daily practice that is so inspiring you’ll want to get on your mat as soon as you get home.
  • Be a yogi for life!

 

This workshop will inspire and challenge all levels of yoga student. Participants have ranged in age from 19 – 68. Beginners are welcome as long as you have some yoga experience, are relatively fit and willing to try. Afternoons are free for sightseeing, swimming in the sea or pool, relaxation and massage.

THE VENUE

Locanda della Quercia Calante is an eco-friendly farm built to satisfy those who want to rejuvenate their energy. It uses solar energy, including an advanced climate control system, and has comfortable rooms clear of magnetic fields to ensure guests deep sleep and the utmost relaxation. The green park is surrounded by oaks and century-old plants, includes a spring water pool surrounded by volcanic rock and waterfalls, a holistic spa center with massage and yoga room.

 

The charming rooms are decorated in typical Umbrian style, with terracotta floors, wooden ceiling beams and brick walls, while furnishings include classic and ethnic influences to grace every room with charm and elegance. Each room has a wisteria clad terrace overlooking the gardens. The Locanda offers modern day comfort while retaining the authentic natural ambiance of Umbria.

 

 

The restaurant has a beautiful hearth and delightful outdoor bower, that preserve a typical farmhouse atmosphere. The cuisine is typical of Umbria and Tuscany, based on genuine daily products, fresh and naturally grown on the Locanda della Quercia Calante farm. The wine list includes quality wines from local vineyards that maintain local tradition.

http://www.querciacalante.com/home-en/

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

This retreat is produced by Destination Yoga. They are happy to book your flights and arrange transfers. Please email me for details.

The cost of the week is from £695 (shared accommodation) and £1325 (single occupancy).

Prices include: 2 yoga classes a day, 3 meals a day, and 7 nights shared accommodation.

Prices exclude: flights, additional food/beverages, personal insurance, massages, laundry, excursions. Airport transfers on our recommended flights are £15 each way.

Flights: We recommend the following flights and will be providing transfers to meet these arrival and departure times. You can book your own flights once you have checked availability or make a booking through Destination Yoga.

 

 Flight  www.easyjet.com Gatwick- Rome Fiumicino
18/06/2016 EZY5253 09.05/12.35
25/06/2016 EZY5254 13.10/15.00

 

Booking & Payment: If the retreat is of interest to you please let me know and we will hold a room for you. If you decide to go ahead we will need to take a £350 deposit and the balance will then be due 10 weeks before the retreat, this can be paid for over the telephone or by bank transfer.

For more information:

This retreat is produced by Destination Yoga. They are happy to book your flights and arrange transfers. Please email me for details.

The cost of the week is from £895 (shared accommodation) and £1325 (single occupancy).

Prices include: 2 yoga classes a day, 3 meals a day, and 7 nights shared accommodation.

Prices exclude: flights, additional food/beverages, personal insurance, massages, laundry, excursions. Airport transfers on our recommended flights are £15 each way.

Flights: We recommend the following flights and will be providing transfers to meet these arrival and departure times. You can book your own flights once you have checked availability or make a booking through Destination Yoga.

 

 Flight  www.easyjet.com Gatwick- Rome Fiumicino
18/06/2016 EZY5253 09.05/12.35
25/06/2016 EZY5254 13.10/15.00

 

Booking & Payment: If the retreat is of interest to you please let me know and we will hold a room for you. If you decide to go ahead we will need to take a £350 deposit and the balance will then be due 10 weeks before the retreat, this can be paid for over the telephone or by bank transfer.

For more information:  info@eltonyoga.com or call Heather Elton +44 (0) 7714 328 055

 or call Heather Elton +44 (0) 7714 328 055

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