LA VITA BELLA
ITALY YOGA RETREAT
MAY 19-26th 2018
Join Manorama, founder of Sanskrit Studies, and Danielle Diamond, founder of Xen Strength Yoga, for La Vita Bella Retreat in Umbria, Italy.
Each day be enchanted as you immerse in Meditation, Luminous Soul Yogic teachings, invigorating Asanas, chanting of healing mantras, hiking, and traditional Italian cooking lessons while you take in the sights and flavors of the local hill towns.
The Locanda sits atop the magnificent hills of Umbria’s unspoiled Italian countryside, making this the ideal place to retreat, discover, and revitalize your spirit.
Enjoy a swim in the pool overlooking vast olive groves, relax in the hot tub or steam room, and enjoy classes in the hilltop glass barn.
The delicious, organic, food - some straight from the garden, laughter and time spent together will make this a week you'll never forget!
This retreat promises to be full of positive energy, traditional Luminous Soul Yogic teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, energizing Asana and hikes that make you feel so happy to be present in your body.
Just look at that view from the yoga room!
-Danielle teaches an alignment-based vinyasa class with a focus on the breath and taking your practice to your edge. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned yogi, you'll feel supported and challenged with different levels of modifications in each class.
-Manorama's Luminous Soul method is a modern style of Yoga philosophy that merges traditional yogic teachings and mantras, with a modern therapeutic understanding. Manorama gives students exercises to take into their lives which make these ancient teachings accessible and relevant within your modern life.
-Lodging and three daily organic meals (vegetarian on request)
-City Excursion to Gubbio on the day of their famous market,
-Wine tour to a beautifully restored castle
-Day trip to Perugia
-An authentic Italian Cooking Class
-Hiking, biking, pool, hot tub, steam, and much more!
*Airfare, transportation to Locanda del Gallo, meals on excursions and additional city or shopping excursions are not included.
*All Prices are in US dollars
Simple and elegant, the charming rooms at the Locanda have exquisite reclaimed doors and carved hardwood furniture from Bali and Indonesia, soft cotton bedding, plush comforters and an at-home feeling.
All rooms have large windows that open up to stunning views of the Umbrian hillside.
Option 1: 2 Double rooms with shared bath $2750
Two separate bedrooms, each with two single beds, with a shared bath. ( 3/4 people sharing bath)
Option 2: Double room with shared bath $2999
This choice can be used as two twin beds or one double bed with a shared bath. (only two people sharing a bath)
Option 3: Private room with shared bath $3199
This choice offers you the privacy of your own bedroom with a shared bathroom ( 3 people share bath)
Option 4: Private room with private bath $3400
This option is perfect for extra privacy.
*Please note there are extra bathrooms available on the property.
Manorama teaches Luminous Soul Teachings, this is a modern style of Yoga philosophy that merges a traditional yogic understanding of teachings and mantras, with a modern therapeutic understanding. During the retreat, she will focus on meditation, chanting and exploring the definitive yogic text, the Yoga Sutra. Learn how profound and meaningful these sutras really are. Manorama tours the globe, training students in the Sanskrit Studies Method and the Luminous Soul Method online and in person at Jivamukti Yoga. Learn more
Danielle has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 20 years. She's the founder of Xen Strength and has taught and trained thousands of people around the world, online and in person.
Danielle believes that her yoga and meditation practice is the sole reason she's overcome her biggest challenges and rewrote her story to focus on happiness and teaching others to do the same.
She teaches at events in NYC for Yoga Journal and more. You may have seen her on The Today Show, Yoga Journal.com, or Dr. Oz. Learn More
Be sure to plan for this retreat EARLY! Register as soon as you can to reserve your space and to take advantage of the most favorable airfares to Europe! RIght now direct flights to Rome are around $700 US dollars.
Each person in your party must fill out a registration and liability form to participate. (Form)
Your space will be considered filled when we receive your registration form(s) and payment has cleared. Please send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will forward payment information.
Questions? Feel free to contact Danielle @ email@example.com
Payment Policy: A 50% deposit will reserve your space. Balance is due March 1st, 2018. All payments are non-refundable. Because of this, we highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip. To purchase travel insurance you can go to www.travelsecure.com or call (800) 873-9855.
If you need to cancel your reservation, and we can fill your spot, you will receive back your payment minus $100 for processing fees.
Travel to Umbria
Our retreat begins Saturday May 19th with dinner and ends on Saturday May 26th, after breakfast. Check out time is at noon. If you are coming from the States, purchase International tickets to either Rome, Florence or Perugia (via Milan or London). Perugia is the closest airport to Locanda. We recommend checking both options to see which gets you the best fare. We advise to use websites such as Travelocity to search flights and car rentals. Remember, because of the time difference, you must fly the day before.
To Perugia If you fly to Perugia via Milan or London, it is more direct, and the Perugia airport is only 25 minutes from Locanda Del Gallo. However, the final leg (Milan-Perugia) can cost more, though not necessarily, so it is best to check. The cost of a cab from the airport is approximately 45 Euros one-way.
To Rome or Florence. ( About the same distance) If you choose to fly to Rome or Florence, there are three ways to get to Perugia/Locanda. You can rent a car (or go in on a rental with another retreat participant) and it is about a 2.5 hour drive to Locanda. You can also take a bus or a train to Perugia. Perugia’s main train station is Stazione Centrale. Check out rail schedules. The Italian State Railway Representative in the USA is 1-800-248-7245. The cost of a cab from the the bus stop/train station is approximately $50 one-way. Once the retreat is filled we recommend you connect with another participant and travel with them from the airport- you can also rent a car with a few others.
Depending on where everyone is flying into we may rent a van to bring everyone if we can coordinate the arrival times. If so it would be an additional cost of around $75 for travel.