Join us for a week of blissful immersion into Iyengar yoga, peace & relaxation in the heart of the Umbrian countryside at the beautifully appointed Locanda Quercia Calante retreat centre. The retreat is aimed at those with at least 12 months regular yoga practice, but non-yoga partners are very welcome.
Dates: September 9th to 16th 2017
19th to 26th May and 1st to 8th September 2018
For students with 12 months or more yoga practice. Click here to make your booking.
Italy’s Locanda Quercia Calante in the heart of Umbria, is a beautiful converted farmhouse with ensuite accommodation for up to 26 people in twin shared rooms. Single occupancy is available for a supplement but places are limited. Rooms are tastefully furnished with views over the Italian garden and each with their own terrace. The farmhouse was converted with an emphasis on sustainable architecture. It has it’s own water heating system and photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. The large and uniquely designed swimming pool with three levels is a pure spring water pool with a whirlpool at its centre. There are plenty of picturesque areas to relax, walk, read and sunbathe. Massage therapists are available onsite.
FOOD AND DRINK
Light breakfast, lunch and evening meals are provided daily beginning with our welcome meal on Saturday evening and breakfast or a packed lunch is served on departure. Special diets can be catered for to the best of Quercia’s abilities. Many of the ingredients come from Quercia’s own organic garden or are locally sourced. The menu for 2017 will be vegetarian but fish dishes are available on request. The bar at Quercia is well stocked with wines and beer as well as home made elderflower fizz and juices.
YOGA AND STUDIO
There will be two Iyengar yoga classes daily with Rachel, except on Wednesday and Friday when we will take the afternoons off to fit in optional excursions – a trip to Orvieto or any of the nearby historic towns or picturesque lakes. The yoga will be taught in the fully equipped studio at Quercia Calante. In addition, there will be three optional yoga philosophy discussions during the week. All equipment, including mats is provided. The classes are designed to be progressive so we start off gradually and build up our practice during the week, however, this is not a course recommended for beginners but for students who already have a regular yoga practice of at least 12 months.
Co-owners, Enrico and Laura offer a range of excellent massage treatments already road tested by us! They use their own blends of aromatherapy oils, made by Laura and both are skilled therapists offering both relaxing, gentle and deep tissue massages, Thai massage and other treatments.
Fly to Italy direct to Rome (Fiumicino is the best airport for transfers) or Perugia and then either hire a car or take a train from Rome Terni station or a bus from Perugia to Orvieto. Laura at Locanda can then organise a taxi transfer from there which takes around 20 minutes and costs about €40. The car journey is very straight forward and well signposted and the trains and buses are extremely reasonable and comfortable. More information will be supplied on booking.
Double/shared room = €995 per person (for a 2 person booking) Single occupancy = €1400 per person. For friends travelling together, triple rooms are also a possibility for €890 per person
Prices include the complete course of yoga with Rachel, full board, 7 nights’ accommodation. Excursions, massages, transfers, flights and insurance are not included. There are discounts for returning clients. Prices will be confirmed on application. Click here to make your booking.
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