October 13 - 20, 2018
If lush rolling hills, medieval towns, and ancient olive estates are your glass of vino, then have I got a retreat for you. Located in Umbria, the heartland of Italy, our retreat centre is no ordinary place. Set high on a ridge, the 12th century property features panoramic views, a Moorish-style spa, ecological pool and hot tub, ample gardens, terraced lawns and woods, ideal for afternoon reveries. The kitchen will seduce you with the simple pleasures of Italian cuisine.

This therapeutic retreat is tailored to bring you deeply into the heart of your individual practice. No one-size-fits-all instruction here, thank you very much. Beginners, seasoned practitioners, and everyone in-between will receive the kind of personal attention and patient instruction that catalyzes personal breakthroughs and supports lasting change. You can expect a deep dive into nurturing and restorative movement, juicy self-massage and self-care techniques, yogic breath-work, and meditation.

As if that weren't enough, our retreat is predicted to coincide with Europe's largest annual chocolate festival. For nine days, the cobblestone streets of Perugia transform into a dessert-lover's paradise. Only 15 km away by car, you will have ample opportunity to indulge your sweet tooth. Of course the exact event dates are outside our control but we have it on good authority that our timing is perfect.

Yoga, meditation, lots of walking and organic cuisine tempered with a generous dollop of indulgence. Once you experience la dolce vita, you’ll never want to leave.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Roundtrip ground transport to and from Rome
  • Exquisite meals made from the freshest local organic ingredients
  • Morning meditation
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Free pair of Yoga Tune Up therapy balls
  • Use of the wellness area and spa
  • Wi-Fi

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Massages
  • Alcoholic beverages


Locanda del Gallo is beautifully located between Gubbio and Perugia in central Italy. A favourite of travel writers, this luxurious boutique property is both utterly secluded and within easy reach of Umbria's most famous medieval towns, including Assisi. Meet us in Rome at the assigned time and we'll whisk you off on an unforgettable journey into the green heart of Italy and deep into the swetness of your own yoga practice.

Rates and registration

Double occupancy: $1,995 CAD (taxes included)
Single occupancy with shared bathroom: $2,395 CAD (taxes included)
Single occupancy with your own bathroom: $2,795 CAD (taxes included)

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable payment of $500 CAD. Balance to be paid in full by September 1, 2018. We strongly suggest that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

To reserve your spot now, email travel agent Jenn Collins of TravelOnly , or call her at (416) 801-2755. She will also be happy to assist with your travel arrangements.
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YuMee Chung
YuMee Chung is a former lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. Named in Yoga Journal's listing of yoga's "who's who," she is an Advance Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who is also trained to teach Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Tune Up. She has taught and spoken at national yoga conferences and she is on the faculty of a number of teacher training programs. Today, she is a yoga teacher, writer and spiritual seeker. Her teaching takes her around the globe, but she is happiest at home with her musician husband.

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