Benessere (beˈnɛssere) means, “well-being” or “comfort” and renaissance means, “a renewal of life and vigor”. Join us in Italy to renew well-being and become more established in your Self.
Italian culture is based on an absolutely strong work ethic. In fact, “How’s the work” (rather thank ‘how are you!’) is a traditional to greet your friend in some regions of the country. way you would greet your loved ones in the market in some regions of the country. As Yogis, we often engage in conversation similarly with, “How’s your practice?”
Have you been looking for the opportunity to create a more committed relationship to your yoga and self-care practice? Do you sense that there’s more to you than meets the eye and are you curious to explore the many layers of your self? The art and science of Yoga lays out the path for you to realize your Divine brilliance through the map of the Koshas, the five “sheaths” of the Self. Using this ancient technology, you’ll gain access to the depths of your being during this experience.
This immersion is part retreat, part yoga training. You’ll leave with more understanding and experience of the science of the Koshas, complete with 25 hrs CEU for yoga teachers. Using Tantric Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini practices, we’ll illuminate your layers and brighten that which you already are. Then through daily satsang, gathering in community with the teachers, we dive deeper into our experience and create our own rituals for self-care.
As an added bonus in this immersion, you’ll receive a private one-on-one session with Paul or Meg to create tailored plan in relation to the Koshas. Combined, these two Yoga Teacher Trainers’ skills include Thai massage, Reiki, chakra balancing, coaching, private yoga, meditation practice, and mantra work, all of which will be available to you based on your needs.
All are welcome, come with an open mind and open heart….ready to commit to your well-being renaissance in one of the most pristine areas of Italy!
Set in the countryside between Pisa and Lucca, we make our home at Villa Gourmet, an 18th century Tuscan farmhouse, restored to the comforts of modern style. Some consider this to be one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, yet it is tucked away from the main tourist route, so you’ll find peace and quiet in and around our Tuscan home. The villa overlooks the Apennines and Apuan alps….it’s not an Aluna Adventure without majestic mountains within view! The villa grounds boast an infinity salt-water pool, sports field, gorgeous gardens, a sun-deck, and many nooks to escape with your journal or a good book.
Any retreat experience in Italy must highlight phenomenal food. Tuscan cuisine is all about elegant simplicity. They insist on using only the highest quality foods, which means that you’ll be nourished with the freshest, highest quality food of the region. At Villa Gourmet, we will have our own private chef who will prepare the classic dishes passed down to him by his family. One evening, we will join him in a cooking class and learn more about the Tuscan cooking style, and prepare our dinner as a group!
You’ll have the option to purchase local wine and enjoy a glass with your dinner on select evenings.
**Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you an information packet that will include guidance on purchasing your flight!**
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**all prices in USD**
Deposit of $497 reserves your space (non-refundable)
Retreat limited to 10 spaces, only 2 remain!
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