Savor the Splendors of Italy with Cora Wen
- International Yoga
- Sabina, Italy
- Sep 8 - 15, 2018 (8 days)
- $2,795.00 - Shared Double Room $2,095.00 - Private Yurt $2,195.00 - Shared Triple Room
Relax and enjoy the splendors of the enchanting Sabine Hills, among Italy’s foremost hidden treasures, less than an hour from the eternal city of Rome. On this retreat, you will enjoy classes with Cora Wen, an internationally prominent senior teacher of alignment and restorative yoga. A lifelong student of Buddhism, Cora is a firm believer that wellness emanates not only from the physical but also the mind-body and spiritual connections.
Daily practice will offer an active 2-hour morning session and an optional hour in the afternoon of restorative yoga, meditation and discussions. Incorporating principles of Chinese Meridians into a movement and breath-oriented practice, Cora focuses on body systems and the root causes of underlying health concerns. Her approach provides students with the tools of asana, meditation, and relaxation to unwind and access their inner sources of stability and calm.
The week also includes sumptuous, healthy local cuisine; a day trip to Assisi and the Basilica of St. Francis; a cooking class of local ingredients, and a comparison tasting of artisanal olive oils by food writer and Wine Spectator columnist, David S Gibbons.
Our accommodations will include two beautifully restored rustic 17th-century stone farmhouses with a gorgeous outdoor yoga platform. The grounds are lush and abundant, with a natural spring, gardens, pond and gorgeous swimming pool. Each room is unique and tastefully designed in a simple, natural style, a combination of old and new.
- A stay in a rustic, restored 17th-century stone farmhouse
- The villas and property reserved exclusively for our group
- A stunning outdoor yoga platform
- Gorgeous grounds with hot spring, gardens, pond, and swimming pool
- Incredible Italian farm-to-table meals (wine included!)
- An opportunity to explore an off-the-beaten-path area of Umbria with a rich culinary heritage
- Group day trip to explore nearby Assisi with private guide
- Group hike + transport neary by medieval villages
- Group cooking class
- Daily yoga with Cora
Meals are included. Vegetarian meals will be prepared by a private chef throughout the week. Special diets can be accommodated if required and ordered in advance. Before the morning yoga practice teas, fruit and juices will be available, there is an area near the pool where to make tea at anytime. Light breakfast, lunch & dinner will be served alfresco, weather permitting, using fresh local ingredients and produce. Note: this excludes lunch while visiting Assisi.
All the rooms are beautifully designed in a natural and simple style, in a combination of modern and old. The materials and fabrics complement the character of the buildings and their setting, creating an environment which is calm, comfortable and practical. Yurts within the grounds are also available for a reduced fee. Three of the Double bedrooms have their own bathroom, one has its own toilet and basin and all others share bathrooms between two rooms. Rooms are designed in a simple natural style – a combination of old and new. Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
You will book your international ticket into and out of Fiumicino international airport in Rome (airport code: FCO) Airfare is not included in the retreat price. Airport transfers are provided from Rome on the first and last day of the retreat. We recommend arriving in the morning of trip start and departing in the late afternoon of trip conclusion. In Sabina is within easy access of Rome and its airports. It is approximately one hour from the center of the city (by car or train) and around 1.5 hours drive from both airports.