Emma Bird Kentura

About us

Make a life changing investment in your health today. choose Bird of Paradise retreat and you yourself can experience the energy and purity of mountains and spectacular environment  by joining our 7 day retreat.

A RETREAT CENTRE IN THE HEART OF ITALY FOR YOGA OR MEDITATION RETREATS, AND FOR VACATION IN NATURE AND SILENCE.A PLACE    FOR RELAXING, WALKING, EATING GOOD VEGETARIAN FOOD AND FINDING YOURSELF. No Experience necessary, all abilities welcome.

Our Retreat is located 35 km driving from Tuscany, at 650 mt altitude. It is surrounded by hills and woods offering an excellent opportunity for hiking in nature. With one hour driving one can be in Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Urbino.The food is vegetarian only, largely organic, prepared with great care.(vegan and other special dietery requirments available).Silence and close contact with nature are between the main features.

Without following the crowded flows but giving time to yourself and to nature, a regenerative holiday thanks to the calm atmosphera of the place, to the good and healthy food and to natural environment.

God is to me that creative force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love.

Event Highlights

  • 7 nights total accommodation
  • Explore nature path
  • Morning sunrise meditation and silent walk
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Daily pranayam classes
  • Daily Hatha asana practice
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage and Spa Facility
  • Sound Healing with Tibetan singing bowl
  • Daily Restorative practice for pain, tension and relaxation.
  • Ashtanga workshop (optional)
  • Mantra chanting sessions
  • Chakra Work
  • Jala Neti cleansing Technique (included)
  • Energy Purification and Cleansing Practices.
  • Thai Massage workshop.
  • Visiting the nearby historical town
  • Hikes
  • Relax and Enjoy your free time

Venue Highlights

Retreat place is a very good place for a holiday, alone, in couple or with your family.
A slow holiday, without following the crowded flows but giving time to yourself and to nature, a regenerative holiday thanks to the calm atmosphere of the place, to the good and healthy food and to natural environment.
A short list of what one can do, while being here:
- Walking along the paths that surround the house.
- Relax in the garden lounge around the house and refresh in the small pool.
- Receiving relaxing or thai massages.
- Visiting the nearby historical town: Gubbio, Montone, Assisi, Perugia, Urbino, Arezzo, etc
-- Making an art tour, many masterpieces of Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Giotto, Perugino and more are available within one hour driving.
- To read, looking at nature, having conversation with old and new friends, and giving time to yourself.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

itinerary

Saturday 20th day 1 .
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time for exploring your surroundings
15:00 Welcoming ceremony
16:00 Tea break.
16:30 Restorative asana practice to ease you in after your journey.
18:00 Team Building workshop on trust.
19:00 Mantra/meditation.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Sunday 21st day 2.
7:30 Morning pranayam.
8:30 Hatha asana practice
10:30 Break.
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time to explore near villages/Nature walks/Relax in the pool.
16:00 Tea break/Questions and Answers
16:30 Restorative Yin asana practice.
18:00 Sound Healing Meditation.
19:00 Mantra/meditation Techniques.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Monday 22nd day 3.
6:30 Morning silent walk.
7:30 Pranayam/Sound Healing therapy(Tibetan Singing Bowls)
8:30 Hatha asana practice.
10:30 Break.
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time to explore near villages/Nature walks/Relax in the pool.
16:00 Tea break/Questions and Answers
16:30 Restorative hatha Iyenger style asana practice.
18:00 Sound Healing Meditation/Mantra practice.
19:00 Tratka Meditation Techniques.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Tuesday 23rd day 4.
7:00 Pranayam.
7:30 Sound Healing therapy(Tibetan singing bowls).
8:30 Hatha asana practice.
10:30 Brunch
11:30 Free time.
12:30 Thai Massage Workshop(3.5 hrs)
16:00 Tea break/Questions and Answers
16:30 Restorative asana practice.
18:00 Yoga Nidra Meditation
19:00 Mantra and Sound Healing Meditaion.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Wednesday 24th day 5.
6:00 Silent Nature walking meditation(Bring a warm Jumper).
7:00 Outdoor Sound Healing therapy in Nature (Tibetan singing bowls).
8:30 Hatha asana practice with ashtanga twist.
10:30 Break
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time to explore near villages/Nature walks/Relax in the pool.
16:00 Tea break/Questions and Answers
16:30 Asana practice with breath work and Mantra.
18:00 Yoga Nidra Meditation
19:00 Mantra and Sound Healing Meditation.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Thursday 25th day 6.
7:00 Food Meditation.
8:30 Hatha asana practice.
10:30 Break
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time to explore near villages/Nature walks/Relax in the pool.
16:00 Tea break/Questions and Answers
16:30 Hatha gentle flow.
18:30 Sound Healing Meditation.
19:00 Guided Meditation.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire.

Friday 26th day 7.
7:30 Pranyam /Sound Healing.
8:30 Hatha asana practice.
10:30 Break
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time to explore near villages/Nature walks/Relax in the pool.
16:00 Tea break/Snacks/Questions and Answers
16:30 Restorative gentle flow.
18:30 Guided Meditation.
19:30 Evening meal.
20:30 Free time.
21:30 Retire

Sat 27th day 8.
6:30 Silent Meditation nature Walks
7:30 Sound healing/Pranayam
8:30 Hatha asana practice.
10:00 Packing
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Meet and Greet /Question and Answer/ farewell.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

Vegan options available
Raw food options available
Lactose free options available
Gluten free options available

Accommodations

Comfortable, simple but beautiful farm house with contemporary blend. Rooms have a door opening out on to the stunning sun terrace bringing nature at your door step.

Directions

Flying
Nearest airports are Rome (3 hours driving or about 5 hours with public transport), Ancona (less than two hours driving), Bologna (two and a half hours driving), Pisa is about 3:30 hours driving and Florence (about 2:30 hours driving). Recently Perugia (one hour driving) has been connected directly with London Standsted, Barcelona and Bruxelles. If you are a group, we can arrange for a minibus to come and fetch you in the airport. In any case, we can help you to find the best way to get here.

Driving
From Florence: Highway to Arezzo, from there follow the signs first to San Sepolcro and then to Città di Castello. Once there, follow the direction “centro” go around the ancient walls of the town keeping them at your left and passing four roundabouts in total. At the fourth round about turn right (first exit) following the direction “Gubbio”, go straight 1 km until on the left you find the sign “Pietralunga”. Driving about 19 km in that direction you will find the sign ‘S.Andrea’ on your left. Follow it. 5 km more, four signs in wood with written “S.Andrea” will show you the right way. Last 400 mt are not asphalted.

From Milan or Venice: Highway until “Cesena nord”, then E45 toward Rome until the exit “Città di Castello nord”. Once there, follow the direction “centro” go around the ancient walls of the town keeping them at your left and passing four roundabouts in total. At the fourth round about turn right (first exit) following the direction “Gubbio”, go straight 1 km until on the left you find the sign “Pietralunga”. Driving about 19 km in that direction you will find the sign ‘S.Andrea’ on your left. Follow it. 5 km more, four signs in wood with written “S.Andrea” will show you the right way. Last 400 mt are not asphalted.

From Rome: Highway to Orte, then follow the direction Perugia and Cesena , exit at Montone – Pietralunga and follow the signs to Pietralunga. Once there, immediately after a “Robi” petrol station, turn left for Città di Castello. Follow this road for 2.5 km. A sign on your right will show the way to ‘S.Andrea’. Follow it for 5 km more. Four signs in wood with written “S.Andrea” will show you the right way. Last 400 mt are not asphalted.

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