Experience the quintessential Italian countryside

Savour Italy Yoga Holiday

  • Estimated Budget

    A$ 3,450

  • Holiday Type

    Small group of 10 people, with daily yoga classes

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • When

    Sept 22-29 2018

  • Venue

    Agriturismo Santa Maria farm-guesthouse

  • Location

    Umbria, Italy

The Holiday


Enjoy an unforgettable mindful Yoga experience in the quintessential Italian countryside of Umbria

The Savour Italy Yoga Holiday offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, amidst the beautiful Italian countryside.

Enjoy daily yoga classes, fresh local Italian food and wine, local organic markets and cooking experiences, 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 a Yoga Holiday?

A little different to the usual Yoga Retreat, this is a Yoga Holiday!

As well as daily Yoga classes, including deep relaxation, restoration and meditation, there will also be opportunities to mindfully “savour” all that Italy has to offer – beautiful countryside, great food, wonderful wine, and the warm hospitality and shared celebration 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 Holiday is Casale dell’Ottocento at AGRITURISMO SANTA MARIA.

AGRITURISMO SANTA MARIA is equipped with everything you might want for a week of slowing down and settling in - wonderful fresh local food cooked in the in-house restaurant, comfortable peaceful rooms to rest in, a beautiful swimming pool, and plenty of space on the surrounding farm for you to wander and explore.

An 'Agriturismo' is Italy is generally a working farm providing fabulous Italian hospitality.

The Farmhouse Santa Maria is in the centre of Italy, between Todi (30 km), Perugia (37 km), Orvieto (40 km), Assisi (50 km). Situated on the hillside above the picturesque city of Marsciano and surrounded by the Boutet family olive grove, you will enjoy breathtaking Umbrian panoramas.

Agriturismo Santa Maria has not forgotten its agricultural roots and the traditional way of life. The Santa Maria family live on a working, organic farm with a herd of sheep, cattle and poultry. They grow vegetables in their own gardens, grain in the fields, and produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil with a local cooperative. They are also recognised as a Regional Educational Farm.


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 with a glass of crisp Italian white wine and do absolutely nothing. The choice is yours!

Each morning will begin with a gentle but invigorating Yoga practice to wake you up and get you ready for the day. All of the Yoga Teachers are trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition, which emphasizes a personalised, breath centered approach to the practice, which is naturally mindful and meditative. The morning sessions will integrate postures, breathing, and meditation. You will have the opportunity to choose the pace that feels right for you. You will be offered plenty of individualised attention to your practice, if that's what you'd like.

After the morning practice we will have breakfast together, and embark on activities of day.

Some days will be spent on the farm site, with opportunities to relax, sit by the pool, wander around the property, or request some individual Yoga attention from one of your Teachers. Lunch is available in the restaurant on the days we stay on site, and on other days we will take excursions to the local countryside and historic towns - it is Italy, after all!

Each afternoon will wind down back at the farm, with a deep relaxation session or meditation, before a pre-dinner drink and discussion time with the group, which will spillover into a traditional Italian dinner.

Cooking classes are offered by our local venue hosts, on at least two of the days, also 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.

Our Australian-Italian host Michela will be available to offer a truly local experience, in the beautiful Italian countryside.

Given this is a Holiday everything on offer is up to you, allowing the opportunity to really savour each moment.

A Yoga Holiday with equal emphasis on 'Holiday' and 'Yoga'


Practicalities

ARRIVAL: Saturday, September 22nd

  • Getting to Santa Maria.....

    Santa Maria can be reached by

  • Car:

    Autostrada del Sole (A1)
    Orte exit if coming from South, Valdichiana exit for those coming from the North.
    San Venanzo can be reached from Terni to Perugia or the E45 motorway, exit at Marsciano-Collepepe and follow the signs for San Venanzo (SS 317). The property is at 25 Km

  • Train from Rome

    Catch a "Trenitalia" train from Rome Termini station to Terni (approx 1.5hour/1 hour on high speed train). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train! When you arrive in Terni you need to catch a local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop at Terni station (approx €3).

  • Train from Florence

    Catch a "Trenitalia" train from the Florence Santa Maria Novella station to the Perugia Ponte San Giovanni station (P.S.G). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train! When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2). This ticket does not need to be validated before you board the train as the conductor will clip your ticket onboard

  • Train from Perugia

    If you are staying in the centre of Perugia there are two stations that you can catch a train from - Perugia Santa Anna or Perugia Fontevegge. You need to catch a train from either of these stations to Perugia Ponte San Giovanni (P.S.G) - approximately €2. When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2).

    Note: Trenitalia staff are unable to provide information for "Centrale Umbria" services. Timetables for both services can be found online at:
    Trenitalia

    http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD and
    Centrale Umbria http://fcu.it/

  • Pick up/Transfers

    For those who require transfer to Santa Maria, will be offering a pickup from the train station in Marsciano on the afternoon of Saturday September 22.

    Please advise us when registering if you would like to be picked up. Michela will then be in contact to make arrangements with you.

    We will begin our programme with a group meet & greet at 4pm Saturday September 22nd, followed by a yoga class and dinner.

DEPARTURE: Saturday, September 29th

Our programme will conclude after breakfast on Saturday, September 29th. Check-out and departure will be at your own leisure. Return transfer to Marsciano 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 - there will be enough Yoga Teachers on board that we can adapt the practice to suit your needs, level, ability, and goals.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing suitable for autumn weather. The average weather in Umbria for September is low teens overnight, up to low-mid 20's during the day. See more details here
  • Shoes suitable for walking
  • Swimming wear
  • Yoga mat

Registration

Your registration includes

  • Accomodations

    7 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 (LUNCH OR DINNER) EACH DAY, DEPENDING ON OUTINGS AND EXCURSIONS

  • Activities

    LOCAL EXCURSIONS (INCLUDING TRANSPORT). DAILY YOGA CLASSES. RELAXING AROUND THE FARM.

  • What can I access?

    ACCESS TO THE RESORT AND FARM FACILITIES, INCLUDING SWIMMING POOL

  • What else?

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

  • One more thing

    UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

Cost

(* Cost includes GST & credit card merchant fees)

  • Twin Share

    A$3,450 (per person)

    The twin share rooms have a separate bed for each person, which may be either single or double beds, depending on the room configuration.

  • Single Room

    A$3,950 

Terms of Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Full payment for this event is required to secure your registration. Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after that time will not be eligible for any refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, but please notify the program host in writing prior to the event date if transfer is required.


EVENT CANCELLATION: The Yoga Institute Pty Ltd reserves 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.


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.

Michael de Manincor

One of Australia's best known and respected Yoga Teachers, 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.

Contact and enquiries

For any enquiries about the Savour Italy Yoga Holiday, including how to book, please email Michael (michael@yogainstitute.com.au) or Michela (michelacasellisbt@gmail.com)

For enquiries about the local area including planning your transfers from the airport, and local accommodation options before or after the retreat, please email Michela - michelacasellisbt@gmail.com

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Twin Share - One Payment

$3,450 per person

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Single Room - One Payment

$3,950 (per person)

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