The “real tradition” of yoga involves being guided from within and trusting one’s own inner reference system
– Quote from Donna Fahri’s keynote speech at the IYTA Conference in Sydney, 2017.
Creating and holding a safe, nurturing space in which individuals are provided with the opportunity to be still, be silent, and reconnect and/or rediscover their inner voice, is one of the greatest gifts a teacher can offer their students.
Yoga retreat daily schedule*:
8.30 – 10.30 – Morning practice, to include meditation, enquiry, pranayama, asana and relaxation.
11 – 1 – Brunch
1 – 5 – will either be personal time – to rest, swim, read, explore surrounding countryside, or include a 2 hour workshop.
5 – 7 – dinner
7.30 – 8.30 – enquiry/meditation
9 – silence and sleep
*please note that the schedule is subject to change and will include silent times. The second week will be altered to incorporate self-practice and more silence
Where and how to get there?
Casa Martini is situated in the Tuscan countryside, approximately 90 minutes from Pisa airport. Transport can be arranged to collect students from the airport and bring directly to the retreat villa. Arrangements for this will be made once numbers have been confirmed.
Please do take a look at the website for some further information: https://www.casamartini.eu/
Accommodation and food
The retreat centre is split into three apartments accommodating 2-3 students in each room. Great consideration and care will be taken to ensure all students are comfortable and sharing appropriately. If friends and/or families are booking together please just ensure that information is shared when booking.
All food will be locally soured and vegetarian.
The dates of the retreat have provisionally been reserved for two weeks – the 7-14th and 14th – 21st of September. My initial intention was to dedicate the first week to a more relaxed, open approach to the retreat that would appeal to all students of all levels, and the second week would be focused on a deepening immersion into meditation, self-enquiry and self-practice. This will depend on numbers, and I have the flexibility to adapt in accordance with interest and needs of the group as a whole. Students would be perfectly welcome to attend both weeks, or just the first, or just the second depending on where they’re at with their individual practice.
The cost of one week retreat will be £610. If students wish to attend 2 weeks I will be considering a reduced rate for the second week (to be confirmed once numbers have been determined).
- Daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, self-enquiry
- Workshop sessions and healing gong bath
- All meals
- 6 nights accommodation on site
- Use of natural pool
- Transfer to and from airport (2 minibuses will be arranged)
This does not include flights.
Payment plans can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
How to Book
A non-refundable deposit of £150 will be required to reserve a place on the retreat.
Account details: 83482863; sort code – 20-65-20
Reference: Yoga Retreat (Initials of Payee)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07532030969 if you want further information.
If you want to reserve your place – the retreat is limited to 10 per week – please transfer the deposit and email me with the following information:
- Which weeks would you like to book for – week 1, week 2, or both.
- If you have any specific needs or dietary requirements
- If you are booking as part of a couple, group or family
Sending love and kindness to all, and am looking forward to seeing what unfolds 🙂