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7 Day Yoga, Wine, Cuisine, and Culture Holiday in Sona, Verona

Villa dei Cipressi, Via Montecorno, 10/a, Sona, Verona, Italy

Italy Yoga Holiday

Liz Lindh, Lakshmi Rising, and Gaia Gourmet welcomes you to this amazing holiday in beautiful Italy. Space is extremely limited, and prices increase after the new year so now is the time to invest in yourself, give the ultimate gift to a loved one, travel, see the world, and experience beautiful Italy on a mindfully curated yoga and culture tour to delight all of your senses.

Meet the instructors

Liz
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Highlights

  • 5 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Daily meditation session
  • Breathtaking places and sights
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 18 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

The villa and wine resort

The charm and deep-rooted history of Verona led The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh to explore this magical region to host the October yoga teacher training. Verona is a medieval city built between the majestic Adige River in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This magical old town is home to the Verona Arena, a huge first-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances regularly.

In the province surrounding Verona, there are some of the most historical areas of world-famous wines such as Valpolicella (Amarone), Soave, Lugana, Bardolino, Custoza, Durello, that can be accessed in less than a 30 minutes’ drive.

The timeless beauty of Villa dei Cipressi, nestled on the highest hilltop of the Sona Village, is both enchanting and inviting. Her classically elegant architecture and design are said to date back to the end of the ninth century. Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture including many beautiful art deco pieces, original artworks, exquisite lighting, ancient tiles, linen drapes, and luxurious bedding.

You will begin each day with a beautiful morning yoga practice in the panoramic sunroom facing the park.

The grand estate, recognized as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves, and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centered as the crown jewel. Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy.

This property, at about 200 meters above sea level, is part of the Garda Lake Morainic amphitheater. The unique geologic formation is composed of many horseshoe-shaped hills carved out by glaciers and streams 100,000 years ago. The special soil composition is key to their world-renowned wines. Verona is to the East, Garda Lake to the West and the Dolomites to the North.

The Landini family has owned this property since 1963. The Sparici-Landini motivating spirit is their love of the land, its vineyards and olive groves.

The founder of the wine resort was a woman, Maddalena, called “la Grisa”. Their 40 years of success in wine production is a synthesis of rich traditions developed over centuries, wisely measured modernism and, most importantly, good soil. They harvest the finest selection of grapes for their boutique wines bunch by bunch by hand.

Program

Your daily 90-minute practice will be an inclusive Vinyasa style designed for all levels. The Lakshmi Rising perspective is a therapeutic approach that fuses movement and intention to promote the circulation of lifeforce (Prana) which awakens and heals the body, mind, heart, and soul. Everyone is welcome, whether you have 20 years of experience or none at all. Variations and modifications will be offered to customize your practice and enhance your understanding of yoga.

Daily itinerary

Sunday, September 27th

You need to plan to arrive at the villa on Sunday after 3:00 p.m. Villa dei Cipressi is a short distance from both the train station and airport in Verona. It is very simple to hire a taxi from your arrival point (address included in the welcome letter). You will have a welcome celebration dinner at the villa that evening.

Monday, September 28th

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • Day trip to Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa with group dinner (extra cost to be determined)
  • No lunch or dinner served at the villa

Tuesday, September 29th

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • Tour, tasting, and lunch at Sparici Landini Winery (extra cost to be determined)
  • 20:00 Gaia gourmet dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday, September 30th

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • Day trip to Venice (extra cost to be determined)
  • No lunch or dinner served at the villa

Thursday, October 1st

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • Pizza garden party at the villa
  • Gaia gourmet dinner (bring your own wine)

Friday, October 2nd

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • Day trip to Verona with group dinner (extra cost to be determined)
  • No lunch or dinner served at the villa

Saturday, October 3rd

  • 09:00 Gaia gourmet breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Departure

Instructors

Liz Lindh

Location

The villa and wine resort

The charm and deep-rooted history of Verona led The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh to explore this magical region to host the October yoga teacher training. Verona is a medieval city built between the majestic Adige River in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This magical old town is home to the Verona Arena, a huge first-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances regularly.

In the province surrounding Verona, there are some of the most historical areas of world-famous wines such as Valpolicella (Amarone), Soave, Lugana, Bardolino, Custoza, Durello, that can be accessed in less than a 30 minutes’ drive.

Food

You will enjoy a vegetarian tasting menu welcome dinner with wine on your evening of arrival featuring farm-to-table local specialties and one or two organic vegetarian meals each day, Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, and high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing included in the price. Please note that gluten-free or vegan diets are difficult to accommodate in this Italy experience.

Nutrition is more than just feeding the physical body. Food is essential on so many levels and that is why Lakshmi Rising has chosen Gaia gourmet cuisine to cater to all of the international retreats and yoga teacher trainings. This incredible cuisine nourishes every aspect of your being - supporting, nourishing, and cleansing your body, mind, and spirit along your journey. Their talented plant-based chef creates three unforgettable Gaia gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals per day inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines.

Their healthy organic food is artistically crafted to please all of the senses. Meals are designed around the seasons using Ayurvedic principles while incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs, and spices. They procure and serve organic produce from local family farms at all of their yoga teacher training properties. Their meals are well balanced and prepared with love. This positive energy is infused into the food, aiding the digestion process.

It is important to them that you are well-fed and completely nourished from the inside out when you join them on retreat or for your training. With a vegetarian-based menu (and vegan and gluten-free options available), they provide plenty of protein by using legumes, seeds and nuts, artisan cheeses, and eggs from free-ranging chickens. They only use whole grains and natural sweeteners. Overall, this will produce a more lively healthy body and mind and is the most environmentally friendly diet.

They always do their best to accommodate food allergies. They can omit certain items from dishes, such as cheese, dairy, and nuts. They cannot guarantee a completely gluten-free or nut-free environment. Persons with serious food allergies such as Celiac’s disease or those on a 100 percent raw food diet should not attend a retreat. They must know of all serious food issues at least three weeks prior to arrival. Bring an open mind and allow your taste buds to savor this unique culinary adventure.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

As a part of personal growth and wellness element of the training, Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness has some delightful cultural excursions planned for you. Please note that these excursions cost extra and are subject to change without notice.

Explore Venice

The ancient city of Venezia is considered by many, including your hosts Liz and Naga, as the most beautiful city built by men. You will find exquisite works of art around every corner and breathtaking delights for all of your senses where ever you direct your attention. Join Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness for a day trip with lunch and dinner out. Hi-speed train or private boat charter.

Visit Verona

Most famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” but the history of the city dates back to over 550 BC. You will take the day to explore cultural sights and then meet at Antica Bottega Del Vino (Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List in the World 2019) for dinner together.

Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa

This world class spa is an oasis of wellness immersed in a large park, well known as a place to enjoy intense beauty, harmony, pleasure, and healing. Unique sulphurous, salsobromoiodic thermal waters from a natural spring deep in the bed of Lake Garda are healing for the bones and joints, respiratory ailments, uro-gynecological system, alterations and diseases of the skin such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.

This hotel has been in operation since the 1920s but recognized as a healing place as far back as the Renaissance. The thermal waters, mud, steam and heat, combined with pampering personalized treatments and breathtaking views of Lake Garda make this experience unforgettable.

You will spend the day soaking and sun bathing and then, after sunset, enjoy a group dinner before returning to your villa.

The water at the basis of everything

More than 10,000 square meters of wellness, of which 700 contain thermal water with swimming pools, hydromassage, effervescent beds, saunas, steam baths, sensory showers. Rich in mineral salts and micronutrients, the sulphurous water containing sodium chloride, bromide and iodide is vital for the skin and the whole body, at all times of the year.

Its temperature is at a constant temperature of between 34 and 36 degrees, allowing the outdoor swimming pools to be used even in winter, and its exfoliating properties prepare the skin for tanning in the summer. Everything at Aquaria Thermal SPA is designed for all round wellness.

What's included

  • 90-minute asana and meditation practice each morning
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 1 vegetarian tasting menu welcome dinner with wine on the evening of arrival
  • 1 or 2 organic vegetarian meals each day
  • Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, and high vibration spring water
  • Transportation from the local train station on arrival and on departure days
  • Full access to the common areas
  • Access to laundry machines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited enjoyment of a beautiful private estate including vineyard, olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, chaise lounge beds for sunbathing, and swimming pool
  • Concierge assistance planning your travel

What's not included

  • 5 optional group excursions
  • Additional food, wine, or personal care necessities
  • Meals out
  • International transportation
  • Lodging outside of the villa
  • Optional wellness services

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN). Plan to arrive at the villa on Sunday after 3:00 p.m. The villa is a short distance from both the train station and the airport in Verona. It is very simple to hire a taxi from your arrival point (address included in your welcome letter). You will have a welcome celebration dinner at the villa that evening.

You can also easily get here from Florence or Rome Airports!

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday November 14, 2021
Departure: Saturday November 20, 2021

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