Italy 2019 | June 29 – July 5

  • Bija Retreats & The Yoga Bar Bija Retreats & The Yoga Bar
  • Via Gavigliano, 11 Belvedere Ostrense 60030 Marche Italy
  • Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2019 (7 days)
  • $2,499.00 - Single en-suite (1) $2,375.00 - A. Twin/Shared with en-suite. Per Person (2) $2,375.00 - B. Twin/Shared with en-suite. Per Person (2) $2,375.00 - C. Twin/Shared with en-suite. Per Person (2) $1,945.00 - BOOKED…

About This Event

A week-long immersion in Italy in the slow-paced splendor of Le Marche, Italy. Fall in love with daily yoga classes, homemade pastas, locally grown wines, Medieval towns and the cerulean waters of Adriatic sea. Above all, fall in love with your own heart during this week of pleasure, friendship, exploration, and wellness.

This is a retreat for designers, artists, lovers, dear friends, and those who wish to be pampered while practicing yoga and meditation.

The Location: Le Marche, Italy

From the white-pebble, cliff-backed bays along the Adriatic to sloped hill towns and the high-rise mountain ranges of Monti Sibillini, Le Marche is one of Italy‘s little-known treasures.

It’s inland where Le Marche really shines. Urbino, Raphael’s hometown, presents a smorgasbord of Renaissance art and history up and down its vertical streets. Pale but lovely Ascoli Piceno has beauty and history in bounds.

Retreat participants should travel to Rome or Florence and arrive in Le Marche by rental car, or fly/train into Ancona and we can arrange local transportation for you. Please specify after booking if you need travel assistance.

The Casa:

The house is nestled on a hill in the rolling province of Le Marche, five minutes drive from the historic and picturesque Medieval town of Belvedere Ostrense. It’s a peaceful haven just 20 minutes from the coast and the wide, welcoming, beaches of Senigallia on the Adriatic.

CasaErcole is a beautifully restored farmhouse with views across the rolling countryside, with a large swimming pool, twelve person jacuzzi, and extensive gardens. Staying at CasaErcole is not a hotel experience, it is bespoke and unique, a designer’s paradise.

There is free Wi-Fi throughout the house and ample free parking.  CasaErcole is also home to the Ercole Moroni Flower School with courses running throughout the year taught by the internationally renowned designer Ercole Moroni.

Additional rooms available at the neighboring Inn. All group meals and events take place at the main house, so only the room accommodations differ between the Casa and Inn.

The Food:

Oh my, the food!! Locally sourced, seasonal, and delicious meals crafted in the in-house kitchens and outdoor forno oven.

The Yoga:

Daily morning mindfulness meditation, pranayama, and Vinyasa yoga practices. Suitable for all levels. Yoga classes led by Yoga Bar founder Rachel Roberts will bring balance to your mind, body, and heart.


The Inclusions:

Flower arranging class with the world-renowned floral designer Ercole Moroni. Excursions to nearby Midevil villages and the Adriatic Sea, all Casa meals. Transportation from nearby airports can be arranged for an additional fee. Those wishing to rent a car to explore, free parking is included.

The entire experience was beautiful and powerful! I came here looking for some downtime and to have an adventure. I left feeling very centered and grateful for the gift of this week. - Angie, USA

Venue Highlights

Bija Retreats has been guiding yogis around the world for more than a decade. We specialize in leading mindfulness excursions in some of the most spiritual, beautiful, and auspicious places in the world. We never host a retreat somewhere our founder Rachel Roberts has not already been to and explored. Guests can rest assured that we have done all the leg work to find the best excursions, the most immersive rituals and the finest locations available. When you book a Bija retreat you are freed of the burden of planning and decision making and completely open to resting, renewing and rejuvenating while experiencing the culture and uniqueness of the places we visit.

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • David Levy   November 04, 2019

      Newbie falls in love (with yoga)

    The location and time of year paired to make everything extremely pleasant. The grounds had a lovely location for us to do our twice-daily practice and then had so much more to offer in terms of delicious food, lovely pools, natural thermal waters, tubing and zip-lining opportunities, a spa, and a delightful staff. The weather cooperated the entire time and the wildlife was abundant. If anything could be improved with the facilities, it would be the addition of ceiling fans as a little air movement could go a long way at times. As for the yoga practice itself... I have participated in yoga one or two other times in my life. I went on this retreat more to take a trip with my "better half" and originally did not intend to do the practices (or maybe just check out the meditations), but finally decided to give it a go and I'm very glad I did! While I might have benefited from a primer with some yoga 101 poses (child's pose, warrior 2, etc.), nothing was so difficult that I couldn't grasp from sneaking a peak at Rachel, our instructor, when I had a question. Speaking of our instructor, she was incredibly attentive to anyone's needs during the practice. If she saw me looking confused or struggling with a pose/movement, she would provide more clarity and/or offer alternative methods to accomplish some of the same things. I felt very well cared for! I definitely plan to pursue some more yoga and meditation, thanks to how accessible I now realize it is. It will be a shame to do it in a studio instead of the jungles of Costa Rica, but I'm game!

  • Michelle Reynolds   November 04, 2019

      Rio Perdido - Costa Rican retreat

    I had an absolutely amazing experience with Rachel and Bija Retreats in Costa Rica. The location and venue was simply beautiful. It's clear that Rachel spends the time to curate the retreat experience prior to our arrival. Yoga practice and meditation are themed for the week for the group, but also individually tailored as needed. The retreat was the perfect balance of yoga practice, meditation, self care, and fun. This is my second retreat with Bija Retreats and I recommend them to everyone!

  • Lorraine Ragni Horine   April 16, 2019

      Wonderful Retreat!

    LOVED this retreat. We did different practices each day that were all really nice. The meditative hike around Rose Lake and the firepit forgiveness exercise was great too. ALL meals were fantastic!

  • Shauna Kruse   October 30, 2017

      Yoga Retreat - Hocking Hills

    What an amazing weekend! The Cedar Falls Inn and Spa was a great place to stay. They have cabins, yurts and rooms at the Inn. The restaurant had great food and a good wine list. Lots of hiking in the area and the owners and staff are a pleasure to work with. The Yoga retreat was fantastic!!! Jessica was our instructor and led us through a fabulous weekend of yoga, mediation and discussion. We also had lots of free time to explore the area or hang out in your room under a blanket reading a book. I will definitely be back.

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