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Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Northern Italy

Friday 15 July - Friday 22 July 2016

 

I am so happy to have found this very special venue in the Northern part of Italy. Villa La Madonna, with it’s roots in the 16th Century, has just opened its doors after an 18 month careful renovation. This venue is combining the authentic Italy with beautiful, luxurious design and high quality. Situated in the area of Piemonte, which means ‘at the foot of the mountains’, our venue is situated on a hill and surrounded by mountains and quaint little vilages. On a clear day you can see the Alps on the horizon.  

 

This retreat is for those who would like to spend time in a peaceful and magical place, far from the stress and hustle of everyday life. A few days of self-care, relaxation and enjoyment. The program includes Yoga, Meditation, and Deep Relaxation. There will also be time for walks, excursions and time to just be in stillness.

 

Daily Yoga and Mediation classes in beautiful, fully equiped yoga studio with Rose-Marie Sorokin. 

 

Accommodation

To make your experience at this Yoga Retreat quite out of the ordinary, Villa La Madonna has taken great care in the decoration of the rooms. Each room offers a personal style down to its smallest detail, carefully selected to create a wonderful atmosphere, well-being, harmony and comfort. All rooms also have their own terrace or balcony with striking views across the vineyards and the green clad Bormida hills in the background. You sleep in a quality bed from the Swedish company “Hästens” and in the room awaits a comfortable dressing gown, which is perfect on the way down for a morning dip in the pool, in its beautiful natural surroundings, to a spa treatment or for relaxing moments on the terrace. All rooms have air conditioning and free wi-fi.

 

Cuisine

The kitchen and restaurant are the heart and soul of Villa La Madonna. In the restaurant, wonderful healthy dinners are served with ingredients that have been handpicked for the day, which are purchased every morning at the local market. Our meals will be a combination of vegan and raw food with plenty of Green Smoothies, Salads and Fruit.

The chef Davide has worked as a Guide Michelin chef.

 

Moreover, fantastic wines are served from Villa La Madonnas own wine cellar with wines from the region. We will eat outdoors on the terrace and spice the experience with enchanting views across the Bormida Valley and its magical vine yards.

 

Wine

On the Villa La Madonna estate, they cultivate the Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which were selected after detailed analyses of the soil and location. The production of wine builds on traditions that are centuries old and is conducted in collaboration with a local well-reputed vineyard. They produce approximately 6,000 bottles a year.  

 

Location

Villa La Madonna is situated in the Bormida Valley midway between the Alps and the Mediteranian in Northern Italy. It is in the area of Piemonte, which means ‘at the foot of the mountains’, and situated on a hill, surrounded by high mountains and quaint little villages. On a clear day you can see the Alps on the horizon.  The coast is approximately 1 hour away by car.

 

The village of Monastera Bormida is 10 min walk away, where you will find some shops, a restaurant and bars. There are some fantastic walks in this area!  

 

Just a few kilometres away is Acqui Terme, an ancient Roman town famous for its health-giving waters. Here, you can see the town’s famous hot springs that are popular with people who want to experience the benefits from the healing thermal water. Acqui Terme is an intimate little town with many shops, bars, excellent restaurants and cafés and it is only 15 minutes by car from Villa La Madonna.

 

Spa Treatments

A whole range of treatments are available such as Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aroma Body Wrap, Facials, Manicure etc. Price from 40 euros.

 

Thermal Bath

Acqui Terme, with its underground springs, is one of Italy’s most famous spas. The water in the springs has a unique combination of minerals and trace elements that give vitality and well-being to both body and soul. Many people come here for medical purposes to find a cure for aching muscles, stiff joints and various skin conditions. The town is also known for the fountain in the square where hot water bubbles up from the underground spring all year round.

 

Price: £895 per person.          

 

A deposit of £300 will secure your place - the rest is payable 1 June.

 

What is included:

•7 night’s shared en-suit accommodation (single supplement is £250)

•Breakfast every day, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

•All Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Relaxation classes with Rose-Marie

•Use of pool. Bathrobe included.  

 

Not included: Flight, transfers, treatments, excursions, dinner at restaurant one night, travel insurance.

Flight is approx £85 return with Ryanair.

The mini bus is £25 per person each way (only available if you book the recommended flight)

Spa treatments (optional) from 40 euros.

 

Payment options:

1.Cheque payable to R T Axon and sent to Yoga & Pilates Holidays, 5 Mill Hall, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7JN.

2.Bank transfer. Contact us for details.

 

Transfer to/from Villa La Madonna is available for the following flight: Ryanair, www.ryanair.com

Friday 15 July 2016, 12.10 flight from London Stansted Flight no. FR972 (arriving Genoa 15.20)

Friday 22 July 2016, 15.45 flight from Genoa, flight no. FR973 (arriving at Stansted 16.50).

The price for this flights is around £85 return. Baggage fee for checked baggage is £25 for 15 kg or £35 for 20 kg, each way. Hand luggage is free, 10 kg.

 

Please note that if you book another flight you would have to arrange your own transfer to/from Villa La Madonna.

 

If you have any questions please contact us on info@yogapilatesholidays.com or phone 01622 715576

 

 

 

 

 

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