Yoga Retreat Italy Summer 2010
Renewal, Empowerment & Transformation
With Isabelle Du Soleil July 1- 8, 2010
Join us for an authentic Yoga Flow & cultural immersion retreat with Isabelle du Soleil, well known European Yoga & Wellness Expert from Los Angeles: 7 days & 7 nights of Yoga, total rejuvenation and Italian culture immersion with gourmet Italian cuisine in the heart of Italy, just one hour from Rome & close to Tuscany, in a place of history and natural beauty surrounded by olive trees, vineyards & forest covered mountains.
Take your Yoga practice to the next level, give yourself an authentic European vacation, visit Rome, Florence and Tuscany, explore the Italian countryside & swim in the natural springs, discover the Italian culture, savor delicious gourmet Italian food & ice creams and much more…
The Yoga retreat center, just 1.5 hours by car from Rome, is a 15th century palace in an authentic Italian village surrounded by exceptional natural beauty.
Extend your stay in Italy and spend a few extra days in Roma and Tuscany, visiting famous monuments or shopping in world class boutiques.
THE ULTIMATE YOGA AND EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE DESTINATION!
Take your Yoga practice to the next level with our daily Yoga, breathing and meditation.
Give yourself an authentic European vacation in Italy in a 15th century “palazzo”.
Let go of all your worries and stress. Re-energize yourself and fill your cup. Immerse yourself in the Italian “Dolce Vita”.
Have a lot of fun: Ride a bicycle along the sunflower fields and vineyards. Take a hike through the mountains. Swim in the natural hot springs and roman thermal baths.
Celebrate life with a Yoga Dance Flow tm into the night. Eat delicious fresh gourmet food. Unwind and relax at the spa, receive deep healing massages and much more..
Make it your holiday vacations: Invite your friends & family with a special discounted lower rate for non Yoga Practitioners…
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“My retreat with Isabelle was an important stepping stone in my Yoga journey…Isabelle goes all the way for her Yoga retreats. Her enthusiasm and depth of experience makes her a fabulous teacher. Great planning for maximum coverage of material and in depth practice. She is also expert in reading the group and being flexible with the schedules.”
– Catherine Parks from Cove , Oregon
This retreat is for you if you are looking for:
1- A deep Yoga/ meditation and cultural immersion
2- An opportunity to have fun, explore Italy & discover the Italian culture.
3- An amazing European summer vacation to de-stress, rejuvenate and recharge yourself.
Our Yoga sessions are suitable for levels from athletic beginners (3 to 6 months of Yoga) to more advanced Yoga practitioners. A healthy athletic Yoga beginner is someone who is in good health overall with limited Yoga experience (3 to 6 months of Yoga practice) yet interested in exploring Yoga. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at 310-390-5250.
– Immersing yourself in our daily Yoga, breathing and meditations
– Meditating under the stars
– Dancing into the night with a Yoga Dance Flow Celebration
– Hiking in the sunflower fields & forest covered mountains
– Bathing in the antique spa
– Swimming in the hot springs and pool
– Receiving deep healing massages
– Taking long restful naps
– Sharing laughter, food and a community of new friends
– Simply being quiet and doing nothing.
“My retreat with Isabelle has been superb. The heart of it has been the Yog and the beauty of the experience. She is a phenomenal teacher. She is so knowledgeable both about the physical nature of Yoga and also its history, meaning and background. The ambiance and esprit de corp has been terrific. Isabelle has taken extrordinary steps to make sure that everything we wanted to do has been done in a lovely and caring way. I will certainly come back on Isabelle’s Yoga retreats in the future.”
– Geri Palast from New York City.
Isabelle Du Soleil is French Yoga and Wellness Expert based in Los Angeles with a background in Dance and Medicine. She has been teaching Energetic Vinyasa Fow TM yoga for 20 years, currently at UCLA, Yogaworks and Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. Isabelle received the “UCLA Outstanding Yoga Teacher Award”. She is the private Yoga trainer fro the UCLA professional women’s volleyball team. She is also recognized for her life transforming national and international Yoga retreats in California, Hawaii, France, Italy, Costa Rica and Mexico. As a a Wellness expert, Isabelle developed “Radiant Wellness Yoga” TM programs for Stress Relief and Relaxation.
Isabelle created a unique Yoga style called: “Energetic Vinyasa Flow TM” a fluid and powerful Yoga flow cultivating mindfulness, alignment and core strength energy, linking breath to movement. It is a transformational practice where Tantra meets Vinyasa Flow Yoga. It integrates breath, energy and meditation into the Yoga Flow.
She is an Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer (ERYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance. She holds a Yoga Works certification. She has extensively studied with by internationally renowned teachers May Kazan, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea.
RETREAT ITINERARY with arrival & Departure days + Special Group Excursions
Thursday, July 8, 2010:
After 11:00am: Arrival & Check in
1:00pm- 2:00pm: Lunch
5:00pm-7:00pm: Opening & Gentle Yoga Session
8:30pm-9:30pm: Breathing, Meditation & Relaxation
Friday, July 2, 2010:
11:00am- 5:00pm: Special Group Excursion to the thermal baths
Monday, July 5, 2010:
11:00am- 6:30pm:Special Group Excursion to Assisi, birth town of famous Saint Francis
Wednesday, July 7, 2010:
8:30pm-9:30pm: Yoga Dance Flow TM Life Celebration
Thursday, July 8, 2010:
8:30-am- 9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am- 12:00pm: Energetic Vinyasa Flow TM + Closing Ceremony
12:00pm: Check out & Departure
DAILY YOGA SCHEDULE
7:30am- 8:30am: Delicious gourmet Italian Breakfast
9:00am- 12:30pm: Pranayama +Energetic Vinyasa flow TM Yoga
1:00pm- 2:00pm: Delicious gourmet Italian Lunch
Afternoon: Free time for Relaxation, Deep Healing Massage or Hiking
5:30pm- 7:00pm: Rejuvenative Yoga Flow Session
7:00pm- 8:00pm: Delicious gourmet Italian Dinner
8:30pm-9:30pm: Breathing, Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga Philosophy/ Discussion
The intention of this retreat course is RENEWAL, EMPOWERMENT AND TRANSFORMATION.
This retreat is NOT an introduction to Yoga.
*Our Yoga sessions are suitable for levels from athletic beginners (3 to 6 months of Yoga) to more advanced Yoga practitioners. A healthy athletic Yoga beginner is someone who is in good health overall with limited Yoga experience (3 to 6 months of Yoga practice) yet interested in exploring Yoga. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at 310-390-5250.
*Experience and connect with nature’s five elements and the 7 chakras or energy centers in our daily Energetic Vinyasa Yoga flows and meditations We will be celebrating life with a Yoga Dance Flow on the last evening.
*Solar Energetic Vinyasa Flow TM Yoga classes are purifying, dynamic and balancing. They start with breathing and centering followed by spinal warm up, sun salutations and a long progression leading to a stilling cooling down sequence with a long final 20 minutes relaxation.
*Lunar Rejuvenative Flow Yoga classes include restorative Yin Yoga, breathing (pranayama) practices, fun partner Yoga, Stress Relief yoga, Yoga Nidra and guided inner contemplations/ relaxations.
*Evening guided meditation: Nature’s Five Elements Meditations TM:will be held outdoor or in our yoga studios. A unique practice created by Isabelle du Soleil to re-connect to nature in most simple and powerful way for healing, balance and bliss. This daily guided meditation session goal is to build a new capacity and ritual of daily meditation practice in your life with ease and delight. Our meditation practices will allow you to focus your mind on an object, or a color or a sound. Cultivating mindfulness and relaxed concentration on the breath.
*Yoga Nidra, an amazing guided meditation lying down on your back. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 3 hours of deep sleep.
*Our Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels from athletic beginners to more advanced Yoga practitioners. A healthy athletic Yoga beginner(with 3 to 6 months of yoga) is someone who is in good health overall with limited Yoga experience yet interested in exploring Yoga.
*Each level of practice will be addressed with level 1, 2 and 3 variations instructed for all postures. You are always welcome to take a break and relax in child’s pose.. Isabelle will provide individualized hands on adjustments.
*Our Yoga flow practices will build progressively from one day to the other based on a physiological and structural coherence and consistency. This retreat course design constitutes an intelligent body of Yoga flows, breathing, visualizations and meditations.
You will also learn about Ayurveda, India’s science of life & medicine, Tantra Yoga teachings and Radiant Wellness Yoga.
Name: Isabelle Du Soleil
Those prices per person include:
– 7days/ 7 nights accommodations in a 15th century Italian palace,
– 3 delicious Italian meals per day,
– 3 Yoga classes per day, outdoors meditations and Yoga Nidra
– 2 Group Excursions : Thermal Baths & Visit of Assisi
– Ground Transportation from train Station
– Free Use of bicycles
Fees per person:
Deluxe Room Regular Rate:
Single Occupancy : Regular : $ 2650
Double Occupancy: Regular: $2350
SPECIAL LOWER RATE FOR NON YOGA PRACTITIONERS
If your are traveling with family or friends who do not wish to participate in the Yoga sessions, we offer a special lower rate discount of $450 from the listed costs above. The non yoga practitioners guests will participate in all group excursions and benefit from the same amazing amenities (gourmet food, hikes, waterfalls trek. sightseeing, thermal baths excursions….) but will NOT partake in our daily 5.5 hours of Yoga & meditation practices.
Total Payment includes a $500 Non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit.
-Early rate: $100 discount off total cost, applies if full payment is received by June 1 2010.
-Full payment is due upon registration
-Your room and deposit will be forfeited if we do not receive payments by due dates: early bird rate by June 1 , 2010.
Reservation of your space includes $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit ( see further policy)
In the event of cancellation:
-61 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded , less $500 deposit plus a $200 administration fee
-60 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable
Cost does NOT include:
Extra cost (for Pick up at Rome Airport
Deep healing massages ($50 to $140)
Entrance fees to village olympic size swimming pool, jacuzzi & thermal baths- Really great,not to be missed!
Meals away from the retreat center
HOW DO I GET THERE
Fly to Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (‘Fiumicino’) airport
More travel details provided upon registration
WHAT IS WEATHER LIKE
Best time of the year with warm sunny summer weather, temperatures in the low to high 80’s with long days of sunlight until 8 or 9pm.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK
Yoga clothes + Yoga Mat
Light Summer clothes
Long sleeve shirt
Hat and sunglasses
Sweater or shawl
Sturdy walking/ hiking shoes
Flip flops or sandals
Day pack or fanny pack