DOLCE VITA-LITY YOGA RETREAT AT IN SABINA, ITALY
18 – 25 JULY 2020
Bliss out this summer with a special yoga retreat at the beautiful In Sabina estate in Umbria, Italy. Relax and recharge with expertly guided yoga and meditation classes, incredibly delicious organic food and enough free time to truly let yourself go. In Sabina has a welcoming and magical environment that is the perfect place to blend good health with good living.
A TYPICAL YOGA RETREAT DAY…
There will be a morning and an evening practice each day. Following the rhythm of the day, the morning sessions are invigorating, transformative and cleansing for the mind and body, and the evening practice, more lunar and nurturing, incorporates meditation, yoga nidra and relaxation. Two half days or one full day off mid week to explore the beautiful Sabine hills and sightseeing the historic Italian hilltowns nearby.
Depending on the energetics of the class some mornings we will have a light fruit snack before yoga and brunch after practice. Similarly on the excursion days we will change meal schedules to enable free time. Usually we end up having the same all week to free up time, ie light snack before practice, brunch after practice, afternoon snack and then dinner after the evening practice.
Come a day early early or leave late to spend an extra day exploring Rome, Spoleto, Orvieto, Siena and Assisi (only 45 minutes to 2 hours away)!
Margherita will lead you through every step of this retreat with her unique combination of experience and care. All sessions will be adapted to the group and modifications of the poses will be offered to cater for all participants and to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and individual attention.
There will be a morning and an evening practice each day. The morning sessions are invigorating and cleansing for the mind and body, and the evening practise incorporates meditation, yoga nidra and relaxation. Two half days or one full day off mid week to explore the beautiful Sabine hills and sightseeing the historic Italian hilltowns nearby.
Depending on the energetics of the class some mornings we will have a light fruit snack before yoga and brunch after practice. Similarly on the excursion days we will change meal schedules to enable free time.
Come a day early early or leave late to spend an extra day exploring Rome, Spoleto, Orvieto, Siena and Assisi (only 45 minutes to 2 hours away)
Dolce Vita …
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, most of them 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 Taschen publication ‘Great Yoga Retreats’! More information and pictures on: http://www.insabina.com.
Prepare to be completely enchanted every day by the gorgeous rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside during your summer yoga retreat in Italy.
The In Sabina estate is located in the heart of the Sabine hills, only an hour from Rome – but a world away from the hustle of the city. Two beautifully restored 17th century stone buildings overlook an incredible panorama of olive groves and fruit trees, as well as lush gardens, a pond and swimming pool. There are three terraces with stunning views for relaxing and watching the amazing sunsets every night.
Within the grounds next to the olive groves there is a gorgeous and spacious open-air yoga platform designed by the architect Marco Antonini, with stunning & panoramic views of the rolling Italian landscape. There is also a second indoor converted yoga room, with large windows over looking the hills & trees.
The surrounding area is rich in medieval Italian history as well as natural beauty. Guests can enjoy visits to Torri, an ancient village with barely 1000 residents only 3km away, and the charming hilltop town of Casperia, only 10 minutes drive from the yoga retreat centre, and where you can stay before or after the retreat at the charming La Torretta Bed and Breakfast.
The setting is rustic but magical, peaceful and quiet. An ideal place for spiritual practice.
I firmly believe that your yoga practice should be supported by delicious and wholesome food. The mouth watering vegetarian meals cooked by our local chef, are cooked using local produce. You will sample some of the traditional recipes of Italy as well as raw and alkalising meals and some comfort food too. You will be served fresh, healthy, incredibly delicious organic vegetarian food. Schedule may vary slightly but usually there will be a substantial brunch and dinner every day, apart from Friday when the group will enjoy an evening out to a local restaurant. Fruit will be available before morning yoga for those who need a little something and a snack mid afternoon. They can cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegan but not for dislikes and not necessarily for more unsual dietary restrictions so do enquire before booking if this relates to you. You will be surprised on how strong and healthy you will feel by the end of the week. For the same reason the retreat is strictly alcohol free and we strongly ask you to respect that by not bringing any wine or spirit at the venue nor in your bedroom and to not encourage others.
All prices per person. (£100 off book by 14th January 2020)
- Yurt single – £860 per person – outdoor shower shared bathroom
- Triple room ensuite – £960 per person*
- Twin/Double room non ensuite – £960 per person
- Twin/Double ensuite – £1060 per person
- Own private double room non ensuite – £1250 per person
- Own private double room ensuite – £1350 per person
- Adjacent house comfortable ensuite – £960 per person
- Own private adjacent house comfortable ensuite – £1150 per person
We have only 4 en suite rooms, and rooms are assigned on first come first served basis, so early booking is strongly recommended.
*Please note that triple room price apply only if the room is filled with three persons or twin room price will be applied.
- 7 nights comfortable accommodation in a 17th century Italian estate
- pre-yoga snack in the morning, healthy abbundant brunch, afternoon healthy snack and dinner healthy vegetarian, using local organic ingredients
- morning sadhana – pranayama, kriyas and meditation
- uplifting morning yoga sessions, each lasting up to 3 hours, invigorating and cleansing for the mind and body
- restorative/therapeutic evening yoga sessions, which can include evening sadhana meditation and yoga nidra
- all linens and bath towels
- All yoga equipment including mats, blocks, straps and big comfy bolsters
- Flights and airport transfers
- Massage treatments
- Trip to nearby medieval hilltop villages
- Excursion and swimming in the nearby Farfa river and Natural Reserve
- One dinner out on Friday night in charming local restaurant
It is a good idea to book your flights as early as you can for the cheapest deals. It is best to take a flight arriving between 12 midday and 4pm.
Rome has two airports: Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) and Ciampino. Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) is the best option for the shared group transfer. However a transfer can also be arranged from Ciampino.
Please note that arrival time at In Sabina on 19 May is between 4.30pm and 9pm. In Sabina cannot receive guests before then. The latest departure time on 26 May is 10am.
We strongly recommend that you join the minibus transfers from Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) airport which will be arranged to bring you directly to In Sabina. The price is very reasonable (and quick as it takes only 1 hours and 15 minutes from either airport) and in many cases costs less than taking the train – the exact price depends on the numbers. For example:
For 6 people in a minibus the price is €29 each
For 8 in a minibus €22 each
For 14 in a minibus €18 each
For 16 in a minibus €16 each
The earliest time a minibus can leave the airport is 3.30pm and we suggest that if you are on an earlier flight that you wait there. You will be advised of the exact meeting point nearer the time.
If there is a group arriving at Ciampino airport then a transfer from there can also be arranged for the same price. Departure from In Sabina is by 10am on 26 May.
If you prefer to take a train the closest station to In Sabina is Stimigliano. From Fumicino (Leonardo da Vinci Airport) the train costs €11 one way and takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. A taxi from Stimigliano station costs €25 (for up to 3 people with little luggage). To check train times, see www.ferroviedellostato.it
There is no direct train from Ciampino Airport to Stimigliano Station.
things to see and do
Cities and towns within easy reach of In Sabina include Rome (45 minutes), Spoleto and Orvieto (1 hour), Siena and Assisi (2 hours).
Reserve your space
To reserve your space you can book directly below or if you have any further questions please feel free to CONTACT me.