The Center For Higher Knowledge - Tanya and Michael Aprile welcome you to a unique and unforgettable experience! Join this deep spiritual retreat, where you will be shown the way further into your spiritual path. The focus is within yourself to explore and experience the deepness of your own inner power and silence. You will stay in the most fantastic scenery at a spa hotel with outdoor thermal pools, surrounded by nature and silence.
The retreat will take place at the beautiful historic spa hotel Posta Marcucci. The hotel has the absolute best location in Bagno Vignoni and with the most outstanding spa wellness pools! This spa hotel has the unique outdoor hot springs pools with deep therapeutic healing effects. This is for the ones who would like to have calmness, being close to nature while enjoying the amazing healing hot springs and spa wellness both during the day and two times a week for an unforgettable night bath under the stars.
The historic best spa hotel in Bagno Vignoni is a peaceful and tranquil haven, located in a quite peaceful corner of Bagno Vignoni. The thermal pools, restaurants, rooms, and garden overlooking the Tuscan hills. The hotel is newly re-opened after a big a makeover and upgrading. Time seems to have stopped in those years when vinyl music swelled in rooms and cars, unassuming yet functional. Often, people say that "this hotel feels more like a home" and in that they are correct: welcome to your home away from home.
Tanya and Michael Aprile's spiritual teaching is about finding back to the origins of yourselves, which is an all-knowing and omnipresent force that dwells deep inside all of you. It is also about revealing the illusion and the truth. You will experience a teaching that is unique as they combine all the elements needed to improve your awakening. You will throughout the retreat receive a strong healing and transformation energy.
The teaching in this retreat is given through: spiritual yoga, meditation, individual session on Reiki healing, individual sessions on clairvoyance with healing and therapy, water de-tress mediation classes, and diet, detox, and health class. They teachers with many years of studies and experience in walking the spiritual path.
Spirituality is in its essence a huge energy that contains infinite love, wisdom about everyone and everything, ultimate peace and freedom. Everyone and everything is a part of that huge energy.
Spirituality is about to walk the path back within yourselves to rediscover that energy - to find the origins of balance and love within your hearts. That huge energy has been throughout the centuries named in many ways such as the universal power, the universe, the universal energy, the light, the source, the God energy, or simply God.
The essence of all the religions are based on the truth of that energy. The problem of the world today is that the truth has been misused and then mislead people into a false believe system. Tanya and Michael offer their knowledge to help the world and humanity to find back to the universal power, source, or God within your hearts.
In Tanya's yoga teaching, the goal is to help and guide you to reach higher levels of consciousness. The essence of the yoga philosophy will be passed to you - how to walk the spiritual path and use yoga and meditation as a tool for this.
This yoga purifies your whole-being, transforms your physical and mental pain, and as a result brings you calmness, clearness, and deeper happiness. Everybody can participate to her teachings - no matter what level you are on. She is as well offering yoga for pregnant women and after birth yoga. The yoga class is always combined with the deep practice of meditation, healing, and spiritual guidance.
She is using her capacities as a clairvoyant and healer being a channel of the God energy in the yoga teaching. Therefore you will receive a strong healing and transformation energy throughout the classes. She is channeling the messages, the knowledge, and the healing energy that her spiritual master - God is giving her.
The yoga asanas she is teaching you, are the beginning sequence and the primary series of the Ashtanga yoga. She has modified it through her own experience and guiding from her spiritual master. Therefore you might experience that some of the teaching will be different from the mainstream Ashtanga teaching.
Meditation is the way to reach the absolute balance in body, mind, and heart. Your life on this planet is about obtaining liberation and reach the absolute freedom. Your minds has to be freed from all old memories and veils. The only way you can reach that state is through meditation. In the stillness within you find everything.
Meditation is the way to the universal power or God. By practicing steady with deep prayers, the goal can be reached. They are happy to guide you on this journey within your heart.
An individual session that will give you new perspectives. Helps you to see the “real you” and your path. Ask questions and get answers. Heal mentally and physical issues. Receive tools to walk your path further on. Receive deep healing and a guided personal meditation.
An individual session where you will receive Reiki healing and support of life consultancy to your current situation. The session promotes deep relaxation, increases energy, removes energy blocks, reduces stress, enhances health and wellbeing, reduces aches and pains, preventative healthcare, energizes and balances, and strengthens spiritual connection. Reiki works because it connects the universal life force energy with the body’s innate power of healing.
Learn about the thermal water and its benefits. Connect to the water, yourself, and the energy. Michael will be with you in the water, do light yoga stretches then floating de-stress exercise with you, and you will end the session with a meditation in the water. A class that leaves you with deep relaxation, peace, and happiness.
Learn about the hidden reality. The real reality of our world an universe. It is important more than ever to give a complete understanding about the world! Michael is touching themes as the spiritual philosophy, politics, and its manipulation, the universe and its secrets, the rewriting of history, archaeological discoveries and their importance, the illnesses of the modern time, modern medicine and its background, diet and health, the weather manipulation, etc are topics between many. You will start the lecture with a small introduction and then you choose the topic of your interest.
Learn the benefits of connecting to the universal spiritual energy and the therapeutic techniques needed to improve the love and sexual relationship. A lecture where you learn about therapeutic spiritual tools and how to heal each other through that knowledge, how to grow and unify. They do not practice sex in their lectures.
Dancing is an amazing tool to explore and feel the deeper parts of yourself. By dancing you can transform emotions and as a consequence you will feel your power and the deeper happiness that is dwelling inside you. You will be guided through different exercises with different genre of music. Dancing is a tremendous glory! The classes are combined with the deep practice of meditation.
Walk in the amazing nature around Bagno Vignoni. Connect with nature, its beauty and silence. Get recharged, and touched within your heart. You as well do a meditation in the nature.
Non-participant travel companions and partners are most welcome. Please contact The Center For Higher Knowledge for availability and price. Due to different unexpected situations outside The Center For Higher Knowledge's control, The Center For Higher Knowledge reserves the right to make changes to the program.
Bagno Vignoni is a medieval village located in the heart of the world’s famous Tuscan hills. The place is known for its healing hot springs with strong therapeutic effects. Bagno Vignoni was a spiritual center and it now has a strong spiritual energy. It is also known for its special soothing energy, unique scenery, cafés, wine bars, and restaurants with wonderful Italian food and wine. During the year, many events are held in the village such as weekly live music, classical concerts, markets with local products, etc.
You will have half board in your retreat package at your spa hotel, with both rich breakfast buffet and four-course dinner or lunch options. Vegetarian and vegan food is available.
You also have the option to add an exclusive Tuscany tour with Michael to your retreat package at an additional cost. Michael is a tour expert and has been giving tours in Tuscany and all over Italy for many years with VIP clients from all over the world. With Michael, you can explore Tuscan hill top towns, wineries, wine and cheese tastings, art history, history, etc.
They also offer guided hikes and walks in nature with meditation and spiritual teaching and guided hikes and walks in nature with a visit to a local farm for wine and cheese tastings. Spirituality classes, consultancy on different topics, Tantra lectures, water therapy classes, intuitive dance therapy classes, and more treatments are also available at an additional cost.
The thermal spring in the center of Bagno Vignoni is the foundation of the outdoor hot spring pools with deep therapeutic healing effects. There are two different pools where you can enjoy two different temperatures of the hot healing water. It reaches up to 45 degrees Celsius. This is for the ones who would like to have calmness, originality, and being close to nature while enjoying the amazing healing hot springs and spa wellness.
The outdoor pools and the indoor spa is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is also open for an unforgettable night bath under the stars from 9 p.m. to midnight. They kindly inform you that The Centre for Higher Knowledge does not recommend pregnant women and children under five to access the outdoor pools because of the strong affect of the thermal water that can create damage to pregnant women, the baby, and small children.
There is as well a big garden with sun chairs where you can relax, read a book, or simply just look at the amazing nature. The indoor spa offers the small covered swimming pool connected to the two outdoor thermal pools, as well as the stanze dell'Acqua with hydro-massage pool, finish sauna, biosaline, and Turkish bath.
The indoor spa area also offers different types of massages. They would like to inform you that children under the age of 14 are not allowed in these rooms. For maintenance reasons, one of the two pools will be closed every Thursday.
Please book your flight to arrive at one of these airports: Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), Ciampino-G.B. Pastine International Airport (CIA), Pisa International Airport (PSA), or Siena-Ampugnano Airport (SAY). The Center For Higher Knowledge can organize a shuttle pick-up for you upon your arrival. Please contact The Center For Higher Knowledge for prices.
Take the regular bus service from the Buonconvento train station for San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni. The transport company running the service to Bagno Vignoni is called "R.a.m.a.".
Train stations nearby are Chiusi train station, which is 50 kilometers away, and Buon Convento train station, which is 20 kilometers away. You can get a direct train from Florence to Chiusi train station. From Rome, the train takes between one and a half to three hours depending on the train you decide to take.
From Pisa or Bologna, the time varies but it generally takes two to three hours. The Center For Higher Knowledge can organize a shuttle pick-up for you upon your arrival. Please contact The Center For Higher Knowledge for prices.
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