Italy, Yoga & You w/Sabre Page
Freedom Journey Yoga & Retreats presents a week-long yoga retreat with Sabré Page in Pulgia, in the heel of southern Italy, at a most beautiful time of the year. We will be traveling on a group shuttle from Bari, to a very special Yoga Ashram which focuses on a healing environment from every point of view: through the special energy of the land; through the silences and spaces of the place; through food philosophy founded on the balance of alkaline PH of the body; through their sensitive approach of kindness to all.
This center is located 5.6 miles from Martina Franca, in Apulia, atop a hill, halfway between the Adriatic and Ionic Seas, immersed in peace and quiet. It is set in a 17th Century “masseria,” or farmhouse, recently renovated and restored to preserve the original structure, and stay true to the nature of the Valle d’Itria, most famous for it’s ancient buildings.
The retreat theme will be peace and balance. Our yoga sessions will incorporate peacefulness through focus on the environment, meditation, spiritual philosophies and readings, and asana practice which enables each of us to find our way to the most peaceful and balanced part of ourselves….the Divine we possess within ourselves at all times but to which we sometimes need encouragement and direction to find our way. Our time at this retreat will give us just that.
Along with daily yoga sessions, we will be given three delicious meals per day, and dinner includes an optional glass of Italian wine. La Rosa has a strong philosophy about food, which will tie into our theme of balance. We’ll take a group trip to a beach one day, and one evening we’ll venture into town for an evening meal at a local restaurant. Other group excursions are also available and can be arranged once we arrive.
If enough of us are interested, we can also include a few days in Rome or Naples. Please let True Nature know if this possibility is of interest to you.
7 Nights Accommodations at Beautiful Retreat Center in Southern Italy
3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
Two daily yoga sessions
1 Dinner in nearby village
Lots of time to rest and explore local village and beach
This retreat center is located in Puglia, in the southern Italy. The NY Post calls this region magical and Lonely Planet put it in its 2014 must see places list. This area is full of historic and cultural sites. Beautiful beaches are easily accessible. Martina Franca, the closest town, has a particularly beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets.
Sabré been teaching yoga in Fort Collins for 16 years. Before teaching yoga, she was a Certified Massage Therapist on Martha's Vineyard, in Massachusetts, for 11 years. she began teaching yoga there as well, then became certified through The Yoga Institute, in Texas, before moving to Colorado and began teaching full time. She also have a B.A. from the University of Texas in Creative Writing. She has been taking and taught writing workshops and will incorporate writing in some of her retreats. . She has been a student under a wonderful myriad of teachers including Baxter Bell, Nicki Doane, River Cummings, Gurmukh Khalsa, Sarah Powers, Sean Corne, Erich Schiffman, Judith Lassiter, John Friend, and the greatest teachers of all, her students. She teaches intuitively, drawing from the energy of the class and the Divine in us all, for guidance. She likes and provides variety and loves to have fun!
"Since I do not do yoga on a regular basis, I was not sure how I would like an entire week of twice daily yoga. It turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done. Sabre's classes were so wonderful, she taught us so much and was truly an inspiration. Every class was different, and I learned many new poses, as well as mastering poses I had found difficult before. All this in a scene of breathtaking beauty! I will not say that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, because I fully expect to do it again on one of Sabre's future retreats. I will say that it is an experience not to be missed!"~Suzy U.
"It is with great pleasure I send my deposit for 2015. I've never had so much fun!! Sabre's care and attention to every detail were evident throughout!" Betsy P.
Participating in a yoga retreat has been on my 'bucket list' for many years. I went into the Costa Rica retreat experience with high, hopeful expectations, and Sabré's retreat truly exceeded all of these. I have been practicing yoga for the past 15 years, experimenting with different styles, classes and teachers, and found Sabré’s teaching to be fantastic. I always felt appropriately challenged as several modifications as well as challenge opportunities were consistently offered. In addition, Sabré provided lots of variety throughout the week, incorporating flow, hatha, yin, partner yoga, and yoga Nidra options. Her classes were always fun as well as a great workout. Sabré is an inspiring woman with a strong passion for life. From her retreat, I learned a lot about yoga, about life, and about myself. I am now integrating these new discoveries into my 'regular' daily life." ~Jenny A., Vancouver, BC
The retreat will be held at an intimate yoga center located in Martina Franca. This is a must see and experience center ~ the architecture and decor is exquisite. There are ten rooms with occupancy varying from singles to triples and are all consciously decorated. The location is imbued with deep spiritual, friendly and calm energy that will be felt throughout your visit.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish The food is local and organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients. This center has a focus on their food philosophy which features a cleansing element.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural tours and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:
Local Market in Martina Franca
Day Trip to Ostuni village ( the famous white town ) & Beach
Day Trip to Lecce (the Florence of the south)
Polignano a Mare (an ancient village on the rocks in front of the sea ) & swim at the little slice of local beach
The villages Tour: Martina Franca - Alberobello - Locorrotondo or Martina Franca - Cisternino - Ostuni
Visit local beach for exploration, swimming and sun bathing
Biking in the country
*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition
Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big "I Want To Go To Italy" list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
To register, go to our Online Registration Platform *.
At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will "Hold Your Spot for Italy and You!" and Lock in Your Price for your retreat. For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform.
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Initial deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
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There are flight options. Rome is about 5 hours drive from the center and Naples is 4 hours, if you are planning to extend your trip. There are 2 nearby airports: Bari (BRI) 1h30min and Brindisi (BDS) 45/50min from the center. Group shuttle for this retreat will be provided from the Bari (BRI) airport on the arrival day. We will book the shuttle to accommodate the last arriving passenger.
True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.
True Nature Education
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips around the world each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Italy, and until you return home from your journey.
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