Jun
12
Jun 17

Italy Retreat - Heaven on Earth


Italy Retreat – heaven on earth

Five days to deepen the study and practice of Yoga and to relax, revenue and rejuvenate

Sperlonga

Sperlonga offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, and also one of the most beautiful villages ofBelpaese. History, art, culture and traditions of a small Italian town, ideal for those curious turists.

Virgilio Grand Hotel – The peaceful spot

 Amodern 4 stars hotel, made to guaranteethe best for your holidays offering areas dedicated for relaxation, spa treatments and good traditional food.
 

About the retreat 

This retreat is an opportunity for all practitioners, whether beginners or experts, to deepen their study of yoga and bring the practice to a new level. In fact, this amazing opportunity is to understand ourselves and the magnificent world of Yoga.


Includes: 2 daily Yoga classes and the practice of Pranayama and Meditation, we will also do:

Alignment – to understand better our body and to correct and improve our practice
Philosophy - the philosophy of yoga can guide us to a happierand healthier life;
 
More info:
 
The retreat will begins on 12 of June and ends on 17 of June 2017


Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be prepared especially for the participants by a chef, who will cook with organic, seasonal and local products.

Excursions in the charming village

One of the nicest things about Sperlonga are undoubtedly the beaches, marked with the Blue Flag. Here are some of the most famous:
 
Canzatora
The Canzatora is a sandy beach frequented generally by families with children. Not very big, so it is not recommended for lovers of peace, especially during the high season.
 
Fountain
Fountain is also one of the most populated of Sperlonga, it is close to the city center. And 'in general it frequented by locals.
 
The Tiberio Cave
La Grotta di Tiberio, is a natural cavity. The stretch of beach is small, but it is extremely fascinating.
 
Salette
Salette is one of the main beaches of Sperlonga. And 'composed, like all beaches in the area, from fine white sand and clear waters and is very wide.


The city is made of small streets to discover the local culture. The local archaeological museum, built right near the Cave and Villa of Tiberius is hosting big groups of statues. The Truglia Tower gives an perched and tortuous aspect.

 

Day 1

14:00 - Check-in to hotel

18:30 - Light Yoga

  • Intention

20:30 Welcome group dinner – we’re in Italy – HOORAY!

Day 2

7:30 - Morning yoga

9:00 - Breakfast

  •  Exploring the city promenade, the Truglia Tower and the Musem with the Tiberius Cave (entrance fees not included)

13:00 - Lunch

  •  Late afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk, stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

18:30 - Evening yoga + meditation

20:30 - Group Dinner

Day 3

7:30 - Morning yoga + meditation

9:00 - Breakfast

  • Upper old city (with me or on your own)

13:00 Luch

  •  Late afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk, stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

18:30 - Evening yoga

20:30 - Group dinner

Day 4

7:30 - Morning yoga

9:00 - Breakfast

13:00 - Lunch

15.30: Excursion day!

One of these cities to visit: Fondi-Gajeta-Terracina (fees for transportation or mueseum/ castel not included)

Or

Historical afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk,stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

19:00 - Evening yoga + meditation

20:30 - Group dinner

Day 5

7:30 - Morning yoga, meditation + closing ceremony

9:00 - Group breakfast

11:00 - Check-out time!

13:00 - Lunch

  •    Afternoon or evening departures

THE RETREAT INCLUDES

Morning and afternoon Yoga and Meditation

Luxury Hotel accommodation

Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day

Daily walking with Lesley

Free Time to Rest and Explore

Q&A + Discussion Time with Lesley

 
What to Budget for in Italy (Outside of Retreat Fee)

(1) Daily snacks (euro 5 – euro 30). I’ll be suggesting mainly inexpensive cafe options (panini, salads, pizza).The Ventisei9 Bar has a spectacular view over the sea,olso the best italian icecream is Fiorelli. Take away pizza at Pizza Mania.

(2) Transport to and from Rome airport (e-mail me for the shuttle taxi service, we can host maximum of 8 people in the mini bus).

Or

By train: Rome-Naples, stop in Fondi Station (ticket euro 6.90 more info visit www.trenitali.com). From Fondi it is then possible to take a city bus to get to Sperlonga.Ticket euro 1.5 euro(formore info visit http://www.piazzoli.it )

(3) Some churchs, museum or activities entry fees (euro 5 – euro 30).

(4) Hotel private beach with 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs euro 15.00 per day

COME WITH

  •   An intention or desire
  •    Your curiosity
  •   An appreciation of art, good food and panoramic promenade
  •  Your best walking shoes?....no, barefoot on the ground is the best way to connect with nature, now imagine yourself touching the finest, cuddliest  sand in the world… :)
  •  Your yoga mat and maybe favorite prop

LEAVE WITH

  •  A deeper understanding of yogic alignment
  •  LOT OF YOGA and a daily meditation practice
  •  New friends from all over the world
  •  Beautiful memories

The price does not include transportation to and from the airport to the hotel. Before the course will contact each other participants who come from the same area, so that it is easier to get organized with transport and passages.

FAQ

Who is this trip for?

If you like Lesley’s style, relax and do yoga. Practice,practice,practice…This is hand made for you!

Is it for a specific age group?

No, all ages are welcome. This more casual trip is the perfect balance of scheduled vs. free time. Everyday there will be yoga, meditation, casually guided walks, and church, museum or city visits. Everything is optional! We will have the opportunity in yoga and the lunches and dinners to bond with one another, but there is ample time to also enjoy some time on your own. Married couples can also do romantic things too. Younger, single folks can explore Sperlonga nightlife. Anyone traveling alone who just wants to talk about yoga and drink tea is always welcome to hang out with me.

Do I have to be a certain level of yoga?

No. Every yoga class will be taught in the alignment. I’ll provide personal attention to each traveler. Beginners are always welcome. We’ll be meditating too.

What does “shared room double accommodation” mean?

It means you will have 1 roommate –if you’re coming alone, you will be matched with a roommate of your age and gender. You will have your own hotel room, each with your own bed. If you are coming as a married couple, your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is your roommate or kids and you will have a queen bed and your own hotel room or an added 3 bed.

What if I have an injury?

I will help you adjust your practice as necessary and be able to give you hands-on help and adjustments. Please note that this tour is very active in terms of walking. If you cannot walk or struggle to walk distances of a mile or more, this trip may not be a good fit for you.

How do I get there?

Fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport One-stop round-trip airfare.

Arrival/Departure

Check-in begins at 2 pm on June 12, the start date of our tour. Send me your flight itinerary after you book. We must check-out of our hotel on July 17th at 11:00 which point you can book to fly home from Rome airport. After lunch on July 17th, our retreat is technically done (although you may leave bags at the hotel and continue to enjoy Sperlonga if you have a later flight.)

Can I bring my husband, boyfriend or friend who doesn’t do yoga?

Yes. The price is the same, but all activities (including yoga) are optional. As long as YOU are committed to coming to yoga, we’re good.

Remind me again what’s NOT included in the price?

International airfare, transfer to and from airport (I will provide detailed instructions on all options from shuttle to cab), some church, museum or activities entrance fees.

When do I pay for the rest of the trip?

30 Days before the retreat

I don’t want a roommate – can I stay in a private room?

Yes

How do I secure my spot?

Place your deposit here: 525.00 EUR

Deposit
Full Payment

 

Email me at fightmasteryogaretreats@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
5
Jun 11

Greek Island Yoga Retreat

THE RETREAT
 

Practice yoga at an exclusive sanctuary that invites you to experience the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation of your life, what more could anyone dream of!
Tiny and secluded, Koufonisia island is the best place for absolute relaxation in Greece. Geographically located south of Naxos, in the centre of the Cyclades, Koufonisia is actually a pair of islands, Ano and Kato Koufonisi. Only Ano Koufonisi is inhabited and has a main port village where taverns and shops are found. All beaches in Koufonisia have exotic turquoise waters and some are used by naturists, like Pori and Fanos. Koufonisia's beaches are amazingly quiet and secluded. 


The retreat starts on Monday afternoon 3pm where we will meet for a grounding practice and orientation, followed by an afternoon swim and dinner at Koufonisi villas’ main dining room. 


The days that follow will spread between yoga practice (each morning and afternoon), 
walks, bicycle rides, visits to the town and little fishingboat tours of the island and its beaches, swimming and enjoying the amazing crystal waters, white soft sand and bright sun on our bodies.


There will be an optional day trip by boat to Amorgos island, a place for lovers of hiking, covered with historical paths passing by villages, monasteries, chapels and abandoned settlement. The landscape with its close-to-the-sea mountains offers fantastic views on nearly every corner, and is where Luc Besson’s movie “The Big Blue” was filmed.
You can enjoy optional massage treatments from an experienced therapist.
Optional diving lessons and diving trips are available. 

PRICE

Single private bath: $1680E (Ground) $1380E (Lower Ground)
Double private bath: $1290E (Ground) $1170E (Lower Ground)
Single shared bath: $1320E (Ground) $1200E (Lower Ground)
Double shared bath: $1110E (Ground) $1050E (Lower Ground)


A $500 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot, with the balance due 30 days before the retreat.
 


The price includes: 
* 6 nights, June 5-11, 2017 at Koufonisi villas
* 3 delicious meals a day prepared by Chef Esco Essencehttps://goo.gl/vquiVd 
* 2 yoga sessions per day
The price does not include transfers and tickets to/from the hotel. 
Trip insurance is highly recommended


ABOUT THE LOCATION
That is what pure bliss looks like:



ABOUT THE VENUE
Koufonisi Villas
Where the distinctive Cycladic tradition meets minimalism
A newly build, complex of traditional dwellings and houses, typical of the islands unique architecture, welcomes you with state-of-the-art services. The villas stand in a tranquil spot in the northeast of the island, just a few minutes’ walk from Pori, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean sea.
http://www.koufonisivillas.com/ 

Getting to Koufonisi
From Athens
by boat from the Port of Piraeus , the Highspeed takes 4 and a half hours.
by plane to Naxos and then 2 hours trip with Skopelitis ferry.
Direct International flights
through Mykonos and Santorini, then a 1 and half-2 hours trip to Koufonissi by Seajet ferry.

Place your deposit here:

Greece Deposit

Pay in Full

Greece Full Payment

Remaining balance after deposit is due 30 days prior to start of retreat. Pay remaining balance below.

Greece Remaining Balance

Email me at fightmasteryogaretreats@gmail.com with any questions.