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Yoga Retreat Italy:Yoga as Mind -Body Medicine - Practices for Change


Monestevole is a small, traditional Umbrian community living in a beautiful 15th century farm hamlet. The property sits at 600 meters on top of a hill surrounded by 40 hectares of olive groves, pastures, oak forests and a vineyard. The vision at Monestevole is to build a model sustainable community in the Green Heart of Italia that celebrates the best of traditional living, providing a beautiful and inspiring home for tribe members from around the world.

YOGA: “Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside” Matthieu Ricard

Daily morning workshops and early evening yoga sessions will focus on the different elements of Yoga as Mind Body Medicine. In the 2 1/2 hour morning workshops we will learn how the elements of the Mind – Body Network affect our health and well – being and how we can weave therapeutic intervention tools into our existing practice to help change the physical, mental, emotional and energetic manifestations of imbalance and illness. A Mindful Vinyasa practice incorporating these intervention tools will follow our discussion. The one hour evening sessions will be a combination of therapeutic and restorative practices.


Food is grown locally, deep in Umbrian traditions, rich in culinary knowledge. The meats are grass fed from the Umbertide valley; the pork, wine, extra virgin olive oil, jams, tomato sauce and veggies are all from Monestevole’s permaculture gardens. They grow farro and legumes to make whole grain bread and pasta.


There is plenty to do in your spare time at Monestevole. Lend a hand in the mandala gardens, in the greenhouse or in the winter garden. Help with the daily meals, make bread, pasta or pizza in the outdoor wood oven. Feed the animals, collect the eggs and milk the cow when possible. Make essences, soaps and body creams. Climb Monte Acuto or Migianella; walk to the water dam for a swim and picnic or visit the abandoned Monestevole Castle. There are also trips to the local markets, neighbouring organic farms and bee-keepers. Day trips to nearby places of interest can also be arranged. Or you can relax around the pool, in the gardens, on a terrace or in a hammock!


Cost for 4 night retreat includes accommodation, all food, drinks, wine and Yoga per person. (Flights are not included in the price transfers can be arranged for an additional charge.)

Shared room, shared bathroom ( 4 person dorm ): £375

Private room, shared bathroom, double occupancy: £400
( single occupancy £ 440)

Private room, private bathroom, double occupancy: £450
( single occupancy £500)

£100 deposit. 10% discount if booked before 31st March 2015.


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Address SP142, 06019 Umbertide PG, Italy