Savor the Practice:A food, wine & yoga retreat in Italy!
Come to the heart of Italy, the Umbrian valley of Spoleto, for an indulgent and profound eight day long yoga retreat with Jeanie Manchester and Peggy Profant.
Type of Event
Paid in full before June 1: Early bird price $2550/person single occupancy or $2200 double occupancy
After June 1: $2750/person single; $2400/person double occupancy
The retreat will be held in a beautifully restored resort, built from a tiny 14th century village and olive oil mill. Along with luxurious accommodation, there is a beautiful and supportive practice space, a talented local chef, and gardens. The resort is a few steps way from the franciscan pilgrimage trail, so hiking and meditation in the beautiful olive groves is easily available.
Once we leave the resort, our excursions will take us to the ancient sacred forest of Monteluco in nearby Spoleto, also a visit to the Valnerina, an ancient valley parallel to Spoleto with quaint villages and monestaries. Lunch will be at a local osteria, and we will enjoy a walk through the beautiful historic city. There will be an inspiring day trip to the city of Assisi, visiting the historic sites of San Francesco, the beautiful basilica. we will also have a tour and wine tasting lunch at one of the oldest and finest wineries in the region.
Also included is a visit to the nearby hilltowns of Bevagna and Monefalco, known for wonderful artegional crafts, linens, and
cashmere. Another day trip will take us to one of the most beautiful mediaeval cities in Umbria, Gubbio.
On a visit to the ancient roman ruins, we'll explore the museum of the consulate palace, and up the mountain side to the church of the patron saint Ubaldo. We'll go out for lunch, and explore the many ceramic shops and incredibly beautiful alleys!
This intimate retreat is offered for one all inclusive price, literally everything is covered from the time you arrive in Spoleto to the time you leave. We will build friendships and deepen our yoga practice surrounded by the naturally supportive Italian countryside.
2 yoga sessions per day including yoga therapeutics and meditation
All meals, restaurants and meals at the resort prepared by our local chef
8 nights lodging at "borgo della marmotta" farm resort
Transportation to and from the Spoleto train station
Walk in the sacred forest of Monteluco, the Valnerina, and Spoleto
Guided tour of Assisi and wine tasting lunch and walk in Montefalco and Bevagna
Really special day trip to the nearby town of Gubbio including lunch