Italy Yoga Retreat at In Sabina (near Rome) 13 – 20 September 2014 – with Sophie Coats and Sue Chopping
Date(s) - 13/09/2014 - 20/09/2014
Experience the Magic of a Yoga Retreat In Italy!
“Stunning venue, great people and a really fantastic teacher. Best yoga retreat I’ve been on by a country mile…” Michelle Marks, London
The perfect Yoga Retreat in Italy … There is everything here to make your experience special, the yoga, the organic food and the stunning views, its all included!
If you wish to join me in a beautiful 17th century estate in wonderful Italy this year just send email to shantiyoga[at]gmail.com
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“Thanks Margherita for the best week ever. I loved the outdoor platform for practice, the delicious food, gorgeous pool area and of course the yoga. I’m definitely coming back next year!” Michelle Mcettrick, London
What you can expect?
This holiday includes
- 7 nights on a 17th century Italian estate
- 3 yummy healthy vegetarian meals a day, from local organic ingredients
- 6 uplifting morning sessions, each lasting 2 hours, invigorating and cleansing for the mind and body
- 5 restorative/therapeutic evening sessions, which can include meditation and yoga nidra
17.00hrs – 19.00hrs Yoga practice
You have time to be still and silent, or as active as you feel – a chance to relax, renew and restore with like minded people. There is an indoor converted yoga room, with large windows over looking the hills & trees. Within the grounds next to the olive groves there is a gorgeous and spacious open air yoga platform with stunning & panoramic views of the rolling landscape. The setting is quiet, rustic and an ideal place for spiritual practice. This week will give students the opportunity to practice yoga in an environment which is calm and relaxing. each individual will have the opportunity to practice at his/hers own level, making the week suitable for students of different abilities and those who may have practiced other yoga disciplines.
An hour from Rome we find the In Sabina estate. Two beautifully restored 17th century stone buildings overlook an incredible panorama of olive groves and fruit trees.
There are three terraces with beautiful views for relaxing and watching the amazing sunsets. Torri, a medieval village with barely 1000 residents, is about 3km away.
At In Sabina you will find a lovely arrangement of beautiful rooms set in acres of lush groves of olive trees, fresh fruit trees, flowers, and all the beauty the Italian landscape has to offer. Rooms are spacious and well equipped, with shared bathrooms. Several single rooms are available, at additional cost. The region has long been famous for its quality food and drink; the olive oil is even considered to be one of the best in the world. In Sabina is featured in the recent Taschen publication Great Yoga Retreats! More information and pictures on: www.insabina.com.
There are many definitions of yoga. For me my practice is about the return
to the center, the center of my being, a journey of awareness both mental, physical and emotional. It is a practice that combines the physical (asana) with the movement of the breath (pranayama) and meditation. This practice has transformed my life.
I first came across yoga in India in 1988 when I studied Hatha Yoga with Ambu in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu. Over the years I have studied with many inspirational teachers and explored different systems of yoga. I have been greatly influenced by the heart opening practice of Anusara yoga, the precision of Iyengar, the connection between breath and movement in Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, the cleansing practice of Hot Yoga and the deeply restorative benefits of Yin Yoga.
I decided to train as a Yoga Teacher after a skiing accident & knee surgery in 2004. Yoga was a vital part of my recovery process and it was then that I truly appreciated on a much deeper level the profound effects of yoga on the mind, body and spirit.
Today my practice is firmly grounded in Anusara Yoga. I remain grateful to this life affirming, heart orientated practice and to my first Anusara teacher Bridget Woods Kramer and the teachings of Alaric Newcombe (Senior Intermediate III Iyengar Yoga teacher) and Tias Little (Prajna Yoga).
I started practicing yoga ten years ago after a back injury. My background is in dance and I have been inspired by the unique blend of ‘Shadow Yoga’ which incorporates Hatha, Tai Chi and Dance. I also study Vinyasa Flow, and Iyengar.
I teach with the emphasis on adapting yoga to the individual, with a non-competitive approach. I incorporate the alignment of Iyengar, and follow the tradition of Krishnamacharya-Desikachar, opening the body slowly to a final posture. The movements follow the breath, connecting to the soul and true essence.
Body alignment is the grounding of all postures and this is the focus of my approach. Nurturing this growth to create stability, then harmony and balance will flourish. Strength and flexibility can develop in the body and mind. Then you will reveal your true potential to transform your life with a lightness of being. Have fun!
I also draw from the reservoir of wisdom and knowledge that has been so kindly and generously shared with me in dance and studying for a B.A in Psychology and an MSc in Neuroscience, leading to publication in The Journal of Consciousness.
I teach to a wide range of abilities from beginners to advanced. I teach my local community, privately, clients with back problems, stressed city workers, couples, and the chronically ill. I have led retreats in Dorset, Morocco, and Egypt.
What should you do next?
If this sounds something you would enjoy please email me at shantiyoga [at] gmail.com and I am happy to help you with the organisation of your magic Italy yoga retreat!
Hopefully I shall see you at one of my Italy yoga retreat this year!