June 11 - 18, 2017
If lush rolling hills, medieval towns, and ancient olive estates are your glass of vino, then have we 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 swimming pool, ample gardens, terraced lawns and woods, ideal for afternoon reveries. The kitchen will seduce you with the simple pleasures of Italian cuisine. Trust us, once you experience la dolce vita, you’ll never want to leave.

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.

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

Venue

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, includind 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 heart of your own yoga practice.

Rates and registration

Double Occupancy: $1,995 CAD (taxes included)
Single occupancy: $2895 CAD (taxes included)

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable payment of $500 CAD, constituting the yoga fees, payable to Octopus Garden Yoga Centre. Contact the reception desk at 416-515-8885.

Balance to be paid in full by May 1, 2017 to our travel agent Angie Mammoliti of Transat Travel (56 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5C 3C8). She will contact all participants in late April to discuss your payment options but you can reach out to Angie by phone at 416-366-1961 and email at angie.mammoliti@transat.com if you need assistance with your travel arrangements. We highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.
** Transat Travel's customer funds are protected in Ontario by TICO Reg. #50015088

Teachers

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.

Pat Harada LindfootPat Harada Linfoot
Pat sees the practice of yoga as an opportunity for physical, psychological, and spiritual inquiry. With compassion, generosity, and humour, she encourages students to maximize their potential. Themes from eastern philosophy, psychology, and everyday experience have been informing Pat's teaching for the past 20 years. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of asana, restorative, meditation, and therapeutic movement practices as a conduit to healing and optimal health. As co-owner and director of Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre, Pat continues to teach classes, workshops, and retreats, and to mentor and train teachers.

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