7 to 11 Sept 2018 – Yoga Retreat Umbria

7 to 11 Sept 2018 – Yoga Retreat Umbria

Please come and join us in the beautiful Mountains of Umbria for a refreshing Yoga Retreat.

  • 7th – 11th September (Arrive Friday afternoon – depart Tuesday morning). 
  • 4 Nights
  • 7 Yoga & Meditation Sessions
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Brunch & Dinner (Locally sourced produce when available).

Tadasana offer 4 nights stay in a spacious house set in the remote Umbrian mountains. The house has been loving developed as a Yoga Retreat Venue.

You will have the opportunity to Relax, Refresh, and Rejuvenate in the stunning natural setting away from the busy schedule. 

The nearest town is Pietra Lunga 5 km and Citta di Castello about 22km. 
 

The Watch Tower stands alone and remote, surrounded by Umbrian hills, studded with stars and silence apart from the song of birds. (There is WiFi). 

Single room £440

Shared room £350

Deposit £100 p/p

Triple Room p/p £300

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At the time of writing (16 May 2018) we have only shared accommodation left. Please contact us to discuss the availability and your requirements.

Flights are easiest from Stansted to Perugia. Costs vary. When you book we will notify you of good deals when they are announced.

  • Flights & Transfer not included
  • Taxi from Perugia to the house is arranged for you and cost to be divided by guests.
  • Some guests may chose to come earlier. Extra nights stay will be in Sansepolcro or Montagna at 40 euros per night.

Contacts Tadasana Yoga Organiser Rachel Lewis for help with your travel plans. Flight prices vary. When you have booked we will inform you of any good deals.

Rachel Lewis lewisrachel@hotmail.co.uk

Archive – Review of May 2016 Retreat.

Please see below photos from our previous retreat to Tuscany
(All retreats vary with regard to location & activities)

 

Day 1

Preparing for the retreat and imbibing the space at La Casa Musica.

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Putting the final touches to the studio. Sprinkled essential oils, and positioned candles in the windows and around the floor.

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Prayer flags up in the La Casa Musica garden.

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The first guests arrived on Friday. After an orientation walk around the village we had our first Yoga session. This was a back to basics practice to help us just be in our bodies and to feel where we are in ourselves and in the space. Some people were new to Yoga. Others had practiced before. The weather was lovely by then and I felt everyone was at ease. Yoga was followed by the first of many delicious meals.

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Day 2

A beautiful day. The second contingent of guests arrived. There were 9 people for Yoga in the morning. Rachel had prepared a delicious avocado, banana, spinach, smoothie. Another good Yoga practice incorporating some of the previous days learning. About 1.5 hours but not really clock watching.

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A hearty, healthy, vegan brunch with an informal Italian lesson given by Ester and Tamara from the village.

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I spent some of the day visiting the Piero della Francesca murals in Sansepolcro. One of the many delights of the exquisite town.

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Back in the village we walked through the woods to the donkey sanctuary. It was quite a rugged walk, scrambling over waterfalls.

All the donkeys have names and histories and we stroke their leathery ears and bony noses

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Yoga is practiced on Elina’s perfect lawn in the sunshine. They are challenged today with some strong abdominal stuff. The sun sets behind the mountains as we cool down for relaxation, covered in blankets and feeling the soft warm breeze.

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Everyone assembles at La Casa Musica for dinner. A very lovely day.

Day 3

The mountains are shrouded in clouds.

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We had another delicious smoothie before Yoga in La Casa. Another healthy breakfast, pear soaked oats, nut bread.

A walk to the ridges with our lovely Italian Mountain man Alessandro Puleri and the view is stunning looking back to the village.

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The mountains are covered with wild hellebores, orchids, flowering thyme and vinka.

It is some of the guest’s last Yoga session this evening. We have started to introduce the idea of an intention, goal, or heart felt wish into the Retreat. As a final practice we do have a gratitude meditation to help support our intentions. We begin in the garden but end up in the house for the final relaxation and meditation to ensure we stay warm and dry.

Elina drives us up to the Franciscan Monastery. St Francis walk around these very mountains, caring for the animals and people alike.

Day 4

The first session of the morning was very much a personal practice with much detail about our individual spinal alignments and tailored to what people felt their needs were. There was space for questions and discussion. Also so weirder and wonderful bandha practice and throwing the past behind us using Kali as a symbol for cutting through our obstacles on our path.

We had a cooked breakfast with potatoes, onions, spinach and eggs.

We took a trip to Anghiari, a medieval hamlet, built on a Roman road. It is stunning with its high walls.

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Our last Yoga session this evening. It was a very gentle Yin session for those who have worked hard organising the Retreat and to prepare for a long Yoga Nidra. This is really to consolidate the Intentions that people have been contemplating over the last few days.

After yet another delicious healthy dinner.

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I get a very good close up encounter with wild boars. This made my day.

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The Retreat was a resounding success. I would like to thank Elina Roddick and Rachel Lewis for all their hard work preparing for the event. Thanks to them it ran smoothly. A special thanks to Tina Svensson for her creative vegan food. Thanks to Ray Babel for the 12th Century accommodation.  Thanks to Alessandro for his guided walks and to Astra for the Italian lesson. We hope to be returning for another retreat in September.

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7 to 11 Sept 2018 – Yoga Retreat Umbria