The Essence of Yoga

Retreat

From 15th April 2020 onwards Yoganity offers the ongoing retreat The Essence of Yoga. Join at any time and stay for as long as you want!

 

The Essence of Yoga Retreat is part of a holistic community in the heart of Italy. We promote the spirit of unity, support and kindness and would be happy if you want to join us for however long you wish to! Here you can find quiet and stillness as easily as fun and activity!

 

All classes are held in English language and open to all levels! We are especially happy to host beginners who are curious about starting their yoga and awareness journey in a profound and educated way!

 

Location

The retreat takes place close to Pescosolido, Italy, at the edge of the Abruzzi National Park, Italy's oldest National Park, and surrounded by its beautiful mountain ranges and unspoiled nature! It is conveniently located between Rome and Naples (both about 2 hours away). Hikes take you into the mountains to waterfalls and gorges or to the nearby villages.

 

From the retreat you can go to Sora, the nearby town, and find all the modern amenities, or join in any of the community events like horseback riding, cheese making and many other activities.

 

Our retreat house lies off the beaten tourist track, so you can easily immerse yourself in relaxation and find peace and inspiration.


Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Drinks

 

Enjoy three healthy meals a day, consisting of local and organic products as much as possible, partly harvested in our community garden. All meals are buffet style, vegan with vegetarian options, freshly made and supply you with all that your body and mind need.

 

We also invite you to a local restaurant to strengthen connections with local businesses, and to other places in the community. During hikes and activities we provide snacks and picnics.

 

One day a week you can take part in a guided cooking class with Paul, who has a vegan nutritionist diploma. Have fun and learn how to prepare beautiful, easy and nutritious meals. No previous cooking experience is required.


Program

Daily Yoga, Meditation and Activities!

 

The Essence of Yoga is an ongoing retreat that you can join any time you like for any amount of days! Our schedule varies every day of the week and offers you many different activities like Yoga classes, hikes and trips to local sights with enough breaks and time for yourself to relax and enjoy the wonderful nature around the retreat house.

 

All classes and activities are optional, giving you the full freedom to decide what you want to do with your time! There are Yoga classes every day for those who want to dive deep into their practice, as weekly changing activities for long-stayers.

 

Monday

7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Visit of Community Projects

16:30 - 17:45 - Peak Pose

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

Tuesday

7:30 - 8:30 - Multi-Style Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Free Time

16:30 - 17:45 - Yoga Anatomy

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

20:00 - 20:20 - Candlegazing Meditation

Wednesday

7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Waterfall Hike with Picnic

16:30 - 17:45 - Yin Yoga

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner at local Restaurant

Thursday

7:30 - 8:30 - Vinyasa Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 17:45 - Trip to Sora with visit of the market and the Castello

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 - Yin Yoga with Yoga Nidra

Friday

7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Flow

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Free Time

16:30 - 17:45 - Strength and Balance

18:00 - 21:00 - Pizza and Movie evening

Saturday

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breaksfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Mountain Hike with Picnic

16:30 - 17:45 - Weekly changing activity

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

Sunday

10:15 - 12:30 - Brunch

16:30 - 17:45 - Beginner-friendly Ashtanga

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner at local restaurant


Accommodation

Prices include all retreat activities, daily yoga classes, meditation classes, three meals a day, water/tea/coffee throughout the day, accommodation, group excursions, hikes, evening events, Wifi, transportation during the retreat and a cooking class.

 

Book now as places are limited!

Private Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

120 €



Private Double Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day for two people:

188 €



Shared Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

100 €



Shared Dorm with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

80 €