Living With a Wide Open Heart-Italy Yoga Retreat w/ Shawn Shaw
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|Yoga Retreat:||Living With a Wide Open Heart-Italy Yoga Retreat w/ Shawn Shaw||
|Location:||Gubbio Umbria Perugia Italy|
|Dates:||August 31, 2013 to September 7, 2013|
|Living with a Wide Open Heart
Umbria, Italy at Locanda del Gallo
August 31st thru September 7th, 2013
See what students who have attended Shawn's retreats have to say...
Its beautiful in this place, so quiet, so still so perfect to be alone, so perfect to share When I practice I feel like an open window all of you are the wind that keeps the door ajar Terry( a poem written in Italy from a student at the 2012 retreat)
Tom and I loved traveling to Italy with Shawn to participate in a yoga retreat at Locanda delle Gallo in the hills of Umbria. It was the perfect vacation a beautiful site with healthy and tasty food and wonderful sessions of yoga in the morning and afternoon. I felt as if I was nurturing my head, my body and my spirit. We took early morning walks in the hills overlooking Locanda and went for drives to the nearby Italian hill towns to take in the local culture. It was a priceless experience! Tom a student at the 2010 retreat
Living with an open heart is not easy. Life can hurt. When we get hurt, we tend to close off. This retreat will provide tools to help you keep your heart open, dispite lifes struggles. Join Shawn in this truly inspirational and unforgettable retreat that will transform you physically, shift you emotionally and open your hearts.
With stunning views and a spiritual calm that permeates the home and grounds, Locanda del Gallo, a 12th Century restored stone home, tucked into the magnificent hills in the peace and quiet of Umbrias unspoiled Italian countryside is the ideal place for a retreat. Bask in the spectacular sunsets of the Tiberina Valley and enjoy delicious healthy organic food, an intriguing mix of Sri Lankan and Italian cuisine, rich in genuine flavors: cold-pressed olive oil, aromatic herbs and vegetables straight from the gardens. Each day will include a morning meditation, a dynamic flow/vinyasa class, journaling and discussion. Some mornings will also offer a easy breathtaking hike and some afternoons will offer a restorative or Hatha yoga class as well. Excursions to see and experience some of what Italy has to offer will be available. Just soaking up the postcard-perfect views of the Tiberina Valley is guaranteed to stir the soul. Give yourself the gift of this magnificent retreat. You will cherish the memories for a lifetime! Some afternoons will be open to explore or relax as you choose. Visit nearby hill towns, hike Locandas exquisite land, swim in the natural waterfall, get a massage or take a dip in the stunning infinity pool (chlorine-free!), a mirage on the side of the hill. For the shopper in you, local goodies to savor include rich olive oil, sweet balsamic vinegar, home cured olives, organic jams, chocolates, and wine. Local artisan studios feature cashmere weaving, and ceramics decorated with non-toxic paints. Accommodations: Simple and elegant, the charming rooms at Locanda have Asian-influenced decor with exquisite reclaimed doors and carved hardwood furniture from Bali and Indonesia as well as clean renovated fixtures, soft cotton bedding, plush comforters and an at-home feeling. Bathrooms are gorgeous, with deep baths and walk-in, glass-doored showers. All rooms have large windows that open up to stunning views of the Umbrian hillside. Cost: •Main Castle Shared $1695 •Main Castle Single $2095 Early Bird Discount! Register by August 1st and save $100 Price includes luxury accommodations, three magnificent meals a day, and yoga/meditation/pranayama/journaling with Shawn Shaw. Transportation to and from airport is included. Airfare and excursions are separate. About Shawn Shaw: Shawn is the founder/owner of Metrwest Yoga in central Massachusetts. She has been leading yoga retreats in Italy, Greece, Costa Rica and the White Mountains of New Hampshire for many years. Her retreats are unique. She is known for her heartfelt, authentic, fun and sincere teaching as well as her intutitive and competent work. Shawn has been practicing for over 30 years and teaching for over 10. To Register: Be sure to plan for this retreat EARLY! Space is limited. Register as soon as you can to reserve your space and to take advantage of the most favorable airfares to Europe! Registration requires a minimum $500 deposit. Balance is due 60 days priot to retreat start date. All payments are non-refundable. Travel to Umbria Our retreat begins October 6th with dinner and ends on October 13th after breakfast. Check out time is at noon. If you are coming from the States, purchase International tickets to either Rome or Perugia (via Milan or London). Perugia is the closest airport to Locanda. We recommend checking both options to see which gets you the best fare. We advise to use websites such as to Cheap Flights to search flights and car rentals. Remember, to allow for the time difference when arranging your flight and arrival.
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