7 Days Abundance All Inclusive Yoga Retreat in Perugia, Italy

Yoga, Meditation and Hiking Retreat in Italy

Rediscover your equilibrium - unwind, energize, and balance. Breathe in deeply the fresh mountain air. Discover a deep, cleansing and relaxing experience at this intimate retreat at San Flaviano, a 15th-century monastery in Perugia, Italy. This natural and historical region is yours to explore - stunning landscapes, medieval perched villages, the infinite bounty of the food, energy, and love that is found at one of Italy's most precious hidden gems. Treat yourself to an abundant you. You will be taught essential asanas, pranayamas, and meditations to increase your focus, strength, flexibility, and overall vitality.

Highlights

  • 2 x 2 Hour daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Full day excursion of yoga and hiking in the Sibillini National Park
  • 3 x daily full home-cooked locally sourced vegetarian Italian meals and cooking class
  • Unlimited fruit juices, fresh spring water and chocolate
  • 6 nights accommodation in a 15-century monastery
  • Excursion to a local historic town of Assisi

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$29 per person)

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Accommodation

San Flaviano, The Land of Light where the Doves Meet is one of Italy's oldest buildings. It is estimated that the original Etruscan Temple on this site was built around 750 BC. The present church was built from the ruins in the 8th century and grew with the community until the 15th century. The church is dedicated to the 4th century Archbishop of Constantinople San Flaviano and was used as a resting place for pilgrims on the route to Assisi. The frescoes over and around the altar area are from the 14th century and have been restored where possible. There are beautiful watercolors of San Flaviano, St. Thomas, and St. Anthony along with cherubs and angels playing music and singing.

San Flaviano serviced the community until closing in 1972 when it was deconsecrated. It has reopened its doors in 2014 as a non-denominational spiritual center, taking care of those who also want to take the pilgrimage to their essential selves through a physical, emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. The rest of the beautiful white stone building was most certainly a monastery and has been newly renovated. It includes a living room / dining room with fireplace, a professional chef's kitchen, and four double bedrooms, each with their own en suite private bathroom. Another interesting element is that the four bedrooms are each off the stone portico.

The portico in front of the bedrooms looks out onto the lush green hills. The church has an oak beamed open plan living mezzanine sleeping area with a bathroom. The oldest section of the church, dating back to 10th century, is a small stone building. It later became used as the sacristy and is now a comfortable living room. The surrounding plot on a hilltop is approximately a hectare from which one enjoys peaceful views of the countryside. The property is located on a wonderfully panoramic highland with great views and a lovely wooden surround, the woods are primarily precious oak wood.

Since 750BC this site has been used as a sacred community place of worship and the grounds are protected and monastery are Grade 1 listed therefore we can only offer an above ground fresh water 32ft swimming pool.

Abundance Yoga Retreat Italy Schedule

Yoga program

Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Pranayama, Vipassana meditation, and partner yoga. Our classes are designed for participants who are beginner to intermediate and alternative poses are taught so all abilities can be in flow. Our teachers will be creating classes daily to fit the needs of each group and individuals. There will be a maximum of 8 guests ensuring you get lots of personal attention. We teach all classes in English.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Freshly prepared smoothie, juices or ginger, turmeric & lemon tea
  • 08:00 Morning yoga: Wake up your senses - physical exercise to start the day full of energy
  • 09:30 Meditation
  • 10.00 Delicious breakfast of fruits, all homemade yogurts, fresh breads, preserves, honey, nuts and seeds, farm eggs, teas and great Italian coffee
  • 10:30 Excursion, workshop or relax
  • Cooking Class
  • 14:00 Lunch served outside on the portico, local award-winning cheeses, salads, homemade soups and deliciously healthy desserts
  • 15:00 Free time to siesta, swim in the pool, take the dogs out for a walk on one of the trails, meditate, paint
  • 18:00 Evening yoga (Restorative / Yin): Relax the body and mind - improve flexibility and keep the body warm
  • 19:30 Pranayama (breathing techniques) and guided meditation (optional)
  • 20:00 Three-course dinner served with Prosecco and wines at the big table under the stars or inside the church
  • 21:00 Free time to relax or socialize

Please note that all the classes and workshops are optional during your yoga retreat. Abundance Yoga Retreat - Italy wants you to develop at your own pace and to enjoy your stay. They aim to let you relish your yoga retreats as much as possible, to become healthy in mind and body, to learn how to relax and deal with stress, and to learn how to feel at one with yourself. San Flaviano is a Grade 1 listed ancient site, one of the oldest in Italy

Included excursions

During this retreat, there will be a trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi Famed as the birthplace of Italy’s Catholic patron saint, St Francis, the sleepy little town documents all the highs and lows of his life. On a walking tour includes The Basilica di San Francesco, Piazza del Comune, with its turreted ‘palace’ Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and admire the Roman Temple of Minerva, and then return to San Flaviano for dinner on the terrace. Day yoga and hiking trip into the Sibillini National Park - voted one of the worlds top 10 most beautiful parks by National Geographic.

Instructors

Amber Seal
500-hour certification the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts in Atlanta under the instruction of William Hufschmidt and Vladimir Tchakarov. Pranakriya Yoga is based on the Hatha Yoga teachings of Swami Kripalu. Her yoga classes include gentle, meditative, restorative, and workout flow. She firmly believes that yoga is the change maker the world needs now. Yoga allows space for everyone to connect intimately with breath, mind, and body without judgment. It allows us to shed that which no longer serves, while cultivating grace and compassion for self as well as for others.
Eve Pettitte
Eve offers gentle, alignment based classes, strongly focussed on the breath and spinal integration, encouraging personal spiritual exploration and a truly embodied practice. She helps to establish patterns in the physical body which invite the flow of prana to move freely in a balanced and effortless manner. Exploring and discovering the body and mind through asana (posture), pranayama (breath manipulation) and meditation, engaging with a deep sense of interconnected wholeness. Styles of yoga studied: Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Kundalini and Anusara,
Amanda Holmström
Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Restorative Yoga. Amanda also shares aspects of yogic philosophy and wisdom of Ayurveda, translated to knowledge of life, known as yogas sister science. This allows the practice to blossom both on and off the mat, taking it to a deeper level with a user-friendly approach of practical tools to incorporate on a daily basis in order to be more in balance with oneself. Siam Reiki Practitioner. Swedish Classical Massage. Massage Therapy. Reflexology. Wellness Developer.
Bronwel Kettleson
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Bronwen is a 500 E-RYT yoga teacher, dance artist, and choreographer from the Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. She has amassed thousands of hours of yoga teaching experience, working with a variety of populations over the past 10 years spent on three continents. The most formative study in yoga was done while living in Buenos Aires and Oslo, Norway. She primary views postural yoga as an art form with a variety of stylistic interpretations, therapeutic benefits, inspirational, as well as spiritual possibilities that are scientific, artistic, and mystical in nature.

Location

The retreat takes place in 15 Century San Flaviano Monastery, The Land of Light where the Doves Meet, Perugia, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly
  • Patio

Services

  • Conference room
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Meeting room
  • Mosquito net
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

After so many request we have decided to add in an Italian cooking class plus an open invite to join the chef in the kitchen to learn how to prepare our famous Abundance Food.

The traditional vegetarian Umbrian cuisine is about good flavor, freshness, and simplicity. Umbria's rich local soil provides its residents an unlimited number of amazing seasonal ingredients which are simply prepared to highlight the true flavor of each dish. The traditional methods still used in the production of such typical ingredients as Norcias regional artisan cheeses, regional wines, and the famous treasured black truffle that grows on the grounds at San Flaviano Retreat.

The cuisine is unique to the region and authentic to its origins. The cuisine of Umbria is healthy, hearty, and born from cucina povera. Umbrians have always relied on the natural resources harvested from their fields and forests. It is honest, Italian home cooking at its very finest.

On request

Abundance - Yoga Retreat Italy, will be happy to offer you a full delicious week of enthusiastically created vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and other dietary requirements.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can take part in an optional trip to Triponzo: Wellness spa and thermal springs, a newly revamped medieval baths with wellness center which is located at only 15 minutes' drive away. You will spend a half day here enjoying the outdoor warm sulfur pool, indoor thermal spring, wet and dry rooms (25 EUR supplement)

Other optional activities include:

  • Hiking
  • River rafting
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping

Spa treatments

Treatments available at the local spa:

  • Oriental Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Abhyanga Massage
  • Reiki
  • Thai Yoga Massage

Treatments are available at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 x 2 hour daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation in the ancient church of San Flaviano
  • Workshops
  • Excursions to Assisi & yoga and hiking in The Sibillini National Park
  • 3 full home cooked locally sourced vegetarian meals daily
  • Italian Cooking Class
  • Unlimited fruit juices, Prosecco, wines and chocolate

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Spa treatments at the local spa
  • Optional Half Day VIP entrance to Triponzo
  • Luxury Thermal Spa carries a 25 EUR supplement

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Perugia Airport

Rome Airport with connecting Train to Assisi or Spoleto Train Stations

Transfers from Perugia Airport, Assisi Train Station and Spoleto Train Station are 25 EUR each way.

Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$29 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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