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Meditation and Yoga Retreat Italy

Practice yoga and meditation immersed in the silence and purity of the ancient and timeless atmosphere of this Monastery, which saw pilgrims and travelers pass for centuries and centuries on a journey in search of God and themselves. Here you can stop and decide to rest body and soul, breathing the spirituality of the Monastery and the ancient church preserved inside.

Meet the instructors

Francesca
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Highlights

  • Hatha yoga sessions
  • Meditation and yoga Nidra practices
  • Asanas, sadhana, and aradhana sessions
  • Pranayama and pratyahara practices
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinners

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer available:
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$94 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa

Situated in a 14th-century monastery within the Monte Subasio Park, this peaceful wellness hotel is 15 kilometer from the Rocca Flea Civic Museum. The rustic-style rooms with elegant furnishings and wood-beamed ceilings do not have a TV.

Upgraded rooms have brick walls and arched windows. Room service is available. Buffet breakfast is included. The property includes an informal restaurant serving traditional Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine, a spa, hammam, and hot tub, as well as homeopathic treatments with natural oils and herbs.

Program

Only when all forms of Janani, Mother Earth, are respected and loved, will there be Peace in people's lives and on earth .. (Sw.Niranjanananda Saraswati Bihar School of Yoga)

This is a week to practice yoga and meditation immersed in the silence and purity of the ancient and timeless atmosphere of this Monastery, which saw pilgrims and travelers pass for centuries and centuries on a journey in search of God and themselves

Here history has stopped and it is worth stopping for a while .. to look at the sky or the Sun or the stars ..

Here you can stop and decide to rest body and soul, breathing the spirituality of the Monastery and the ancient church preserved inside, cool off in the swimming pool set among the white stones like a small mountain lake or relax in the suggestive Spa rebuilt on the criteria of the ancient spa with the scent of herbs or leave for walks in the woods towards rivers and springs, between churches and places of the history of this land .. as travelers .. looking for the silence to listen to the heart ..

Francesca will conclude the program of this beautiful week offering everyone a concert of spiritual music inspired by Indian ragas with maestro Fabio Roccagli Nirmalam and Havan the ancient Vedic prayer offered to fire.

What will you do?

  • Sadhana of the Ecology of Yoga
  • The daily path practiced today in the Bihar School of Yoga in India
  • Asanas: exercises and sequences of yoga positions (Hatha yoga)
  • Pranayama: energetic and balancing breathing techniques (Hatha yoga)
  • Mudras: premeditative practices (Hatha yoga)
  • Pratyahara: (Raja yoga)
  • Concentration: trataka
  • Meditations: mantra, yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna
  • Aradhana: the ancient Vedic spiritual practices dedicated to nature

PROGRAM (in principle)

8-16 August - Ancient Monastery of San Biagio

8 August

  • Arrival and accommodation in the room from 12 noon.
  • 13.00-14.00 Light lunch (optional extra on request)
  • 16.00-17.00 Summer herbal teas and welcome
  • 18.00-19.00 Program presentation
  • 19-20 Yoga and evening meditation
  • 20.30 dinner
  • Rest

August 9

  • River bath
  • 06.00-08.00 Yoga and morning meditations
  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast
  • 10 departure walk (on foot) to the waterfall and swim in the river
  • Packed lunch and return at 4 p.m.
  • Rest and herbal teas in the summer afternoon
  • 18.00-20.00 Yoga and evening meditation (Antar Mouna Inner Silence)
  • 20.30 Dinner

August 10

  • Path of the springs
  • 06.00-07.30 Morning yoga and meditations
  • 8.00-09.00 Breakfast
  • 09.30 Departure for the Path of the springs (with guide)
  • Packed lunch and return scheduled for 16.00-17.00
  • 18.30-20.00 Yoga and evening meditation yoga Nidra (The blessed relaxation)
  • 20.30 Dinner
  • After dinner under the stars you tell reflections

11 August

  • Same program as the previous day
  • Free excursions and relaxation

August 12

  • Gubbio-Assisi
  • Schedule times the same as on 10 August
  • Only Weekend 3 notti/4 giorni

August 13

  • Arrival and accommodation in the room from 12 noon.
  • 13.00-14.00 Light lunch (optional extra on request)
  • 16.00-17.00 Summer herbal teas and welcome
  • 18.00-19.00 Program presentation
  • 19-20 Yoga and evening meditation
  • 20.30 dinner
  • Rest

August 14*Concert

  • 06.00-08.00 Yoga and morning meditations
  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast
  • 10 departure walk (on foot) in Assisi or in tehe Nature ore pure reòax in Monastery
  • Packed lunch and return at 4 p.m.
  • Rest and herbal teas in the summer afternoon
  • 18.00-20.00 Yoga Nidra
  • 17.00-19.00 Yoga Nidra and Spiritual music and meditation concert (in the small church)
  • 20.30 Dinner
  • Rest

August 15

  • 06.00-08.00 Yoga and meditation in the morning
  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast
  • Walk free and relax
  • mid-August lunch (optional)
  • 16.00-17.00 Yoga Nidra
  • 18.00-20.00 Havan The Vedic prayer offered to the fire
  • 20.30 Dinner

August 16

  • 06.00-08.00 Yoga and morning meditations
  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Conclusion of the program and departures
  • 12.30 Lunch (optional extra on request)

What does it mean?

Sadhana

The lifestyle of the Ecology of Yoga is a Sadhana.

In Sanskrit Sadhana means: Spiritual effort, not physical or mental effort ... It is the effort made to open the doors beyond which there is Enlightenment.

The term "sadhana" encompasses all those techniques which are deliberately adopted to remove the imperfections of the personality.

Sadhana is the effort made to identify with the joy and sadness of each one, to expand horizons and rise above the pettiness of life; this should be the purpose of sadhana. Sadhana is a highly developed science of evolution and is practiced for one's own evolution. Therefore sadhana is not the end but the means. (Swami Satyananda Saraswati).

Aradhana

  • It means adoration, invocation and realization of the higher nature that is within everything. This prolonged experience of joy satisfies
  • chin and happiness is the beginning of spiritual awareness. (Swami Niranjanananda)

Ashwattha Aradhana helps to rebuild the broken relationship with nature, through the relationship of love towards Mother Earth.

Ashwattha means "eternal" and is the oldest known cult tree. Aradhana means "to worship". When you perform ashwattha Aradhana for a tree or plant, you worship the ancient immortal spirit of the sacred ashwattha tree and the eternal spirit of prithvi.

Jyoti the flame represents the atman (soul) and its awakening not only in ourselves but also in the tree.

Yajna, Havan and Agnihotra

They are 3 forms of the ancient Vedic ritual of the Prayer to the fire through the offering of the sacred Mantras and personal devotion. Through the Fire Prayer people align themselves and their environment with the positive energies of creation, which are the generative, sustaining and transforming energies. It is the first step towards environmental and mental stability.

In the twentieth century, Satyananda announced that Yoga would be the culture of tomorrow.

Tomorrow is today and what is needed most now is Yoga which reconnects us to the Divine through nature, the ecology of Yoga.

The earth will survive even after our death but if we want to preserve clean air and water, intact forests, oceans, rivers and deserts we must adopt yoga not only for our well-being but also for the well-being of the spirit of the Earth.

This is the New Path of Yoga towards the future.

Who is it for?

To new yoga practitioners to understand from the beginning of their path the profound contents of this great and ancient Way, today more relevant than ever.

To people who have been practicing and knowing Yoga for a long time to enrich their experience and take up Yoga as an important transformative tool for themselves and others.

To everyone to open their eyes to a Vision of Yoga towards the Future.

Instructors

Francesca Marchi

Location

This retreat will take place at Assisi, Italy in Natural Park of Mont Subasio.

Food

The meals that will be provided for this retreat are vegetarian, bio cuisine, and local products. The menu is personalized for this retreat. The traditional mid-August lunch (optional) has an extra cost of 35 EUR.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cultural and historical visits to the Franciscan sites of Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Gubbio
  • Massages and treatments at the Spa of Antico Monastero San Biagiop
  • Horseback riding
  • Bike rental

Spa treatments

There are spa treatments available with previous confirm with an extra cost.

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Spiritual music and meditation concert for mid-August
  • Havan The Vedic Prayer offered to the fire

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Spa
  • Guides for the walk
  • Taxi
  • Drinks

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$94 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Friday August 13, 2021
Departure: Monday August 16, 2021

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