Northern Italy Citta De castello June 29th-July 6th
ANGELA JERVIS & ECHO GIESEL WIDMER
This retreat is a retreat into Umbrian countryside. Seclusion, self introspection, connection, dance, and outdoor activities. We retreat away from familiar spaces so that all that is left is our true nature. We connect to ourselves, to relatable stories and to the earth around us.
Meet Angela Jervis. I call her my Yin-tor. She has a beautiful grasp on meridians, Traditional Chinese Medicine and yoga as a holistic healing practice. She will incorporate her knowledge into our daily practices through Yin, subtle anatomy and philosophy.
I myself will be leading Hatha Flow practices in the morning, and leading workshops around healing through yoga with believe systems, re-patterning, exploring alternative systems of thought and communication, and of course transformation through movement, dance, breath and vulnerability.
THE SPACE This exceptional 6-bedroom Umbrian farmhouse is a haven for lovers of peace and unspoiled natural beauty and the perfect location for family holidays, Yoga retreats, other retreats, painting courses, walking/cycling holidays. The 400 sqm house has a magical hill-top setting, with unparalleled views over pristine Umbrian countryside. It is 25 minutes by car from Città di Castello, an authentic Umbrian walled town that is ideally located for exploring central Italy’s historic and cultural sites. The space
This spacious house - restored with great love and flair as a family home - is on two floors, plus an attic bedroom. In the centre is a large, wooden-floored room that is perfect for Yoga practice or other group activities. The charming restoration of the house - once a watch-tower with a history dating back several hundred years - retained as many of its quirky features as possible. So expect not just original terracotta floors and wooden beams, but wonky walls, oak ceilings, idiosyncratic doorways and a bedroom featuring wooden cow stalls. On the ground floor, the large and lovely kitchen with its central oak table and copper worktops leads into the dining room and out onto the wisteria-covered terrace. In the other direction is the 50-square-metre Yoga space.
Upstairs is the main living room, open to the rafters and with a huge fireplace. A wrought-iron staircase leads up to the low-rise attic bedroom, with three single beds. The house is surrounded by a 2.5-acre fenced terraced garden and, beyond that, protected oak forests that extend down the long green valley. There are three terraces and many other shady or sunny spots to relax and enjoy the silence, the breath-taking views and, at night, the extraordinary canopy of stars (no light pollution here). The stone gazebo is a popular spot for gathering to enjoy home-made pizzas or barbeques.
Daily Schedule 7:00-8:30 AM- Hatha- Sun/Moon Flow 9:00- 10:30 Breakfast 11:00 -1:30 PM Hikes In the Umbrian Countryside 1:30- 2:30 PM - Lunch 3:00- 5:00 Workshop, YIN or Outdoor Activity 6:30 -7:30 PM Dinner 8:00 PM Satsung or Yin Practice
The price for this retreat is 1500 USD and includes transfer from Pegunia, three meals a day, two yoga classes, activities, and shared accommodation.