Women's New Year Yoga & Body Soul Movement Retreat in Italy
- Luna nel Pozzo
- Ostuni, Apulia, Italy
- Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018 (8 days)
- 695-1500 euro
YOGA... DANCE... HEALING... CELEBRATION... TOUCH...
Be in a healing circle of women to mirror the wholeness of your being and allow your whole being to be heard and loved - embrace the wild you, the wise you, the child you, the strong you and the vulnerable you.
This retreat is meant for you to let go the burdens of the heart to feel the flow of life force, creativity, joy and stillness that is you. To take time to realize what shift you need within yourself to step more into a conscious, balanced path. We will read through your past year to find awareness on what you desire for your new year. We will set intentions with ceremonies and ritual, and we will find clarity and strength through our practice of yoga, meditation, dance and improvisation.
Just about everything is included for 8 days / 7 nights once you arrive at the Ostuni Train Station! Here's a breakdown:
7 nights shared accommodation in a traditional Italian Masseria
Delicious Puglian Food - 2 meals daily (brunch and dinner)
Snacks & Tea
Twice Daily Classes in Yoga & Body Soul Movement
Yoga will anchor and balance your sense of self, while Body Soul Movement will give you an outlet to free your emotions, open your heart and find your joy.
Daily organized gatherings, such as open-heart discussions, healing circles, rituals and ceremonies
Experience Of Movement & Meditation in Nature - we will be in a quiet, secluded location surrounded by the healing power of nature.
Transfers From / To Ostuni Train Station: Get to the Ostuni Train station and we'll take care of you from there.
Yoga and Movement Classes
During this retreat we will explore Maya Yoga and Body Soul Movement as a journey of self-discovery and powerful awakening:
Maya Yoga is a harmonious journey of physical, mental and spiritual practices and techniques to help guide you to happiness and wellbeing. We adhere to the classic principles of the Hatha Yoga* tradition, while enriching our practice with the magic of other yoga methods and philosophy. We work hard for your physical improvement, but, more importantly, we invite your yoga journey to become a spiritual path that will nourish your life with Clarity, Bliss and Infinite Love.
Body Soul Movement (BoSoMo therapy) is flowing, spontaneous and fun - while offering the potential for deep transformation, and emotional-mental-physical balancing. It is a Journey of Healing, Experience, Joy and Creativity.
Body Soul Movement Includes:
- Intense physical exercise to liberate body and mind from pain, past and reaction
An intensive mind-body work to reach a state of balance
Living the body through movement
Dance and improvisation
Physical theater and voice work
Self-expression - break down the fear of going out of your comfort zone
First, I ask you to return to yourself, which means:
Awareness of your own physical body : (anatomy, bone structure, and analysis of movement)
Awareness of the subtle energy that inhabits it (the meridians of the body)
Awareness of the close relationship between the physical body and the emotional sphere (how the emotions have a story written in the body)
Second, I invite you to rediscover a state of harmony and balance – physically and mentally – and reawaken your inner ability to heal yourself! Healing is an instinctive animal capability that is inscribed in each of us. It is maintaining balance, and that balance is the natural condition and the original condition of all human beings. Let us call this balance a Natural state of health.
We are not here to learn any new theory. We have collected so many theories that our minds are asleep, numb and unsatisfied. Our minds have lost elasticity and the capacity to be alert, silent and open to pure creation. It is our mind that rules us, and we can easily become victims of its pitfalls!
The Puglian kitchen is famous for its wholesome ingredients, both from the sea and from the earth, simple and flavorful.
At La Luna nel Pozzo, you will have the opportunity to sample many of the dishes of the Puglian tradition - dishes of Mediterranean delight.
You will find the colors of the season’s fruits and vegetables, the knowledge of the pastors in the justly-renowned cheeses, olive oils from ancient trees, and artisan sourdough bread made from local, fresh stone-ground flours.
Depending on what retreat participants decide, we will have a car onsite that can be hired / rented for 25 euros per day. This is the best way to experience the surrounding areas.
Tours & Activities
We usually make at least one trip to the beach to enjoy the open space, peaceful and deep energy, and connect with ourselves and each other.
Depending on the season, there are numerous organized tours and activities that you can book outside of the retreat. The retreat schedule can be modified by group request to take a day off for an optional activity.
Massage treatments are 1 - 1 1/2 hours and tailored to suit your individual needs. Some benefits include:
balances mind and body
leaves you calm and refreshed
Craniosacral Therapy treatments are typically 45 minutes - 1 hour. The subtle power of this technique is likely to surprise you - it works with the body's natural rhythms to influence deep and primary patterns. In this way, it provides a safe container for emotional, mental and even physical issues to resolve