Savour Italy

A mindfulness experience of Italy

Savour Italy Yoga Retreat Holiday
May 2024

www.savouritaly.yoga

Open for Expressions of Interest

Our Italian Holiday Retreat in 2023 was such an extraordinary experience, we have already confirmed dates for the same location and venue for 2024, and are now taking Expressions of Interest! 

  • From A$ 3975 per person (double/twin share)

  • Retreat Type

    Small group of 10 to 15 people, in a remote luxury nature-health resort, with daily yoga classes, exquisite food and local cuisine, local day tours, nature immersion and forest bathing, and cultivation of mindfulness experiences – savouring every moment of all that Italy offers

  • Duration

    7 nights

  • When

    Saturday May 4 to Saturday May 11, 2024

  • Venue

    Le Silve Nature Resort – an historic Franciscan hostel, set in the Monte Subasio Regional Park, near the medieval village of Armenzano, and the city of Assisi, spiritual home of St Francis and St Clare.

  • Location

    Umbria, central Italy – 11 kms from Assisi


The Retreat Holiday

Enjoy an unforgettable mindful Yoga experience, in the quintessential countryside of Umbria, central Italy

The Savour Italy Yoga Retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, cultivate mindfulness, and savour each moment of the Italian experience.

Enjoy daily yoga classes, exquisite -fresh-home made local Italian food and wine, mountain or countryside walks, day-excursions to local historic towns, and much, much more (or less if you prefer).

We provide the opportunities, you choose your experience.

What is our Savour Italy Yoga Retreat Holiday all about?

A little different to the usual Yoga Retreat!

Through the practice and cultivation of yoga-based mindfulness, we develop the capacity to more fully experience and savour each moment of being together in Italy.

As well as daily Yoga classes, including deep relaxation, restoration and meditation, there will be opportunities to mindfully “savour” all that Italy has to offer – beautiful countryside, great food & wine, and the warm hospitality and shared celebration that the Italian culture is famous for.

Yoga practice cultivates mindfulness, allowing us to savour the richness of each moment.

SAVOUR EACH MOMENT, IN UNFORGETTABLE ITALY.


The Venue

The venue for our Savour Italy Yoga Retreat Holiday is LE SILVE Nature Resort, located in the Mt Subasio Nature Park, near Assisi, Umbria

Le Silve has everything you might want for a week of slowing down and settling in – wonderful fresh local food cooked in the incredible in-house restaurant, comfortable peaceful rooms to rest in, a beautiful swimming pool, health spa facilities, and plenty of space on the property and surrounding hillside for you to wander, explore, and be in nature.

Le Silve Nature Resort is an historic Franciscan hostel dating back to 1200 AD, set in the Monte Subasio Nature Park, near the medieval village of Armenzano, and the city of Assisi, spiritual home of St Francis and St Clare.

See more details about Le Silve Nature Resort


The Program

The Savour Italy experience will include plenty of opportunities which you can choose to either join in, or alternatively you might decide to rest and savour the moment by the pool, perhaps with a glass of crisp Italian white wine and do absolutely nothing. The choice is yours!

Each morning will begin with a gentle but energizing Yoga class to wake you up and get you ready for the day. All of the Yoga classes are taught by your host, Michael de Manincor, one of Australia’s most experienced and highly regarding yoga teachers. The classes will emphasize a personalised, breath-centered approach to the practice, which is naturally mindful and meditative. The sessions will integrate postures, breathing, and meditation. You will have the opportunity to choose the pace that feels right for you. Classes are suitable to yoga practitioners of all levels, including beginners.

After the morning practice we will have breakfast together, and embark on outings for the day.

Some days will be spent at the resort, with opportunities to relax, sit by the pool, wander around the property and local Nature surroundings, or request a massage or other wellness offerings at the resort.

Lunch is available in the restaurant or nearby villages on the days we stay on site, and on other days we will take excursions to the local countryside and historic towns, including Assisi – it is Italy, after all!

Each afternoon will wind down back at the resort, with a deep relaxation session or meditation, reflections and sharing with the group, before a pre-dinner drink, which will spillover into a sumptuous Italian dinner.

Cooking classes will be offered whenever possible, further exploring the mindful skill of food and wine tasting – appreciating the subtleties of taste, texture and aroma which assist us to really savour our food.

Given that this retreat is a holiday, everything on offer is up to you, allowing the opportunity to really savour each moment of all that Italy has to offer.

A Yoga Retreat with a real emphasis on enjoying each moment in Italy


Practicalities

ARRIVAL: Sunday, April 16th, 2023

We will begin our programme with a group meet & greet at around 4pm, followed by a yoga class and dinner.

  • Getting to Le Silve…..

    Le Silve can be reached by car, train or bus, with transfers arranged for you from local train or bus stations to the resort.

    Using Google maps will probably be the easiest starting point. Click here to begin with Google Maps

    For further details and assistance, click here to contact the resort, or contact Michael de Manincor as your host

  • By Car

    From ROME (via Assisi: about 200 km)

    Use Google Maps

    Further directions provided by the Resort

    Otherwise, using Goole Maps to find further options and details from wherever you are travelling from.

  • Train from Rome

    For the fastest trip from Rome (approx 2 hours)….

    From Rome Termini station, catch the fast train to Perugia (e.g. RV4730 or RV4724 depending on the departure time throughout the day), getting off the train at Assisi.

    See Google Maps to search for more options and details

  • Train from Florence (or anywhere in the north via Florence)

    For the fastest trip from Florence (approx 2½  hours)….

    From Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station, catch the RV4077 Foligno train, getting off the train in Assisi

    See Google Maps to search for more options and details

  • Pick up/Transfers

    For those who require transfer from Assisi to the Le Silve Resort, we will be offering a pickup from the train station in Assisi on the afternoon of Sunday April 16th. 

    Please advise us when registering if you would like to be picked up. We will contact you to make arrangements.

Le Silve Nature Resort

The location for our Savour Italy Yoga Holiday

43.0848,12.6996

DEPARTURE: Friday, April 21st

Our programme will conclude after breakfast on Friday, April 21st. Check-out and departure will be at your own leisure. Return transfer to Assis is included, for those who require it.

WHO IS SAVOUR ITALY SUITABLE FOR?

Everyone! There are no special requirements for experience in Yoga to join us – Yoga classes will be adapted to suit your needs, level, ability, and goals, including beginners.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing suitable for Spring weather. It will get cold, so bring warm clothing
  • Shoes suitable for walking
  • Swimming wear (for those willing to brave a cold spring-time plunge)
  • Yoga mat

REGISTRATION

Your registration includes

  • Accomodations

    5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

  • Yoga Classes

    TWO YOGA CLASSES EACH DAY (MOST DAYS)

  • What are those classes about

    CLASSES ON MINDFUL EATING AND DRINKING, INCLUDING WINE TASTING AND FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

  • Meals Included

    BREAKFAST EACH DAY, AND ONE OTHER MAIN MEAL EACH DAY (LUNCH OR DINNER), DEPENDING ON OUTINGS AND EXCURSIONS

  • Activities

    LOCAL EXCURSIONS (INCLUDING TRANSPORT).  GUIDED WALKING TOURS IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE. DAILY YOGA CLASSES. RELAXING AROUND THE RESORT.

  • What can I access?

    ACCESS TO THE RESORT FACILITIES, INCLUDING SWIMMING POOL AND WELLNESS SPA

  • What else?

    TIME SPENT WITH A WONDERFUL YOGA SANGA, OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

  • One more thing

    UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

COST*

  • Single Room

    A$2750     ($500 deposit + balance of $2250 paid in full by March 10th, 2023)

  • Double (or Twin share) Room

    A$4950 (for 2 people)
    ($500 deposit + balance of $1975, per person – paid in full by March 10th, 2023)

NOTE:  Double or Twin-share room bookings are for 2 people only. ie. It is not possible to make a twin share booking for 1 person (otherwise, bring a friend!)

Beds in the twin share rooms can be arranged as either double for couples or seperate beds for each person.

* Cost includes a partial GST component

Terms of Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Deposit payments are required to secure your booking and registration, and are non-refundable. Full balance payment for this event is required by 10th March, 2023.

  • Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund of the balance payment.
  • Cancellations received between 15 and 30 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the balance payment
  • Cancellations received within 15 days of the event, or no-show for the event, will not be eligible for any refund.
  • You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, with prior approval of the event organiser.

EVENT CANCELLATION: Michael de Manincor and The Yoga Institute Pty Ltd reserve the right to cancel any event, workshop or retreat due to extenuating circumstances. In the unlikely event that this occurs, a full refund of registration fees paid will be returned to the participant. However, no responsibility will be accepted for any consequential loss in any circumstances. Where applicable, adequate travel insurance is highly recommended.


Contact and enquiries

Booking for our Savour Italy Retreat for 2023 have now closed.

We also offer local retreats (typically around 1 hour from Sydney), please feel free to contact us for a chat via email at reception@yogainstitute.com.au or subscribe to our Personal Practice newsletter here.

PAYMENT DETAILS (Payment by EFT only)

* DEPOSIT: A$500 (per person)

* BALANCE PAYMENT (Bookings Now Closed!)

          – Single Room: A$2250

          – Double or Twin-share Room: A$1975 (per person)

NOTE: Double or twin-share bookings are for 2 people only. i.e. It is not possible to make a twin-share booking for 1 person

BANK DETAILS FOR EFT      BSB  732191       Acc  659484

Reference:   Surname,   Italy

Your Hosts

Your hosts for Savour Italy look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Amongst them are yoga teachers and Italian locals of the UMBRIA region!

You’ll be in good hands.

Dr Michael de Manincor

One of Australia’s best known and respected Yoga Teachers, and Founder and Director of The Yoga Institute (Sydney).

Always looking for a reason to return to Italy, Michael has visited many times and looks forward to sharing this experience with you.

Michela Caselli

A born & bred local of Le Marche region, now resident in Australia, Michela co-hosts this events, and will be available to provide local knowledge and offer any assistance needed to help you enjoy your stay.

Michela is also an experienced Yoga Teacher at The Yoga Institute, and has run numerous Yoga Retreats in Italy.

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