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YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY WITH STEFANIE & CHRISTIAN

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2-8 Oct 2023

7
days
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Tuscany is what many people around the world envision as a true representation of Italy. Rolling hills. Stone farmhouses. Vineyards. Olive groves. It is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations.

Our retreat takes place in the heart of the tuscan Maremma coastal area (Grosseto province), in a beautiful and secluded retreat center surrounded by nature, woods and silence of the hills. The property includes 40 hectares of land where you can take long walks and explore. Its great position a few kilometres from the sea on one side and the healing thermal baths of Saturnia on the other is perfect for discovering the most interesting natural and cultural sites of this picturesque area.

The yoga program will be held in German by Stefanie Schiele-Grahl & Christian Grahl, teachers and founders of Shaanti Ultra Yoga (Germany) who prepared a rich program of Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, Meditation and Deep relaxation for you to unwind and dive deep into the peaceful countryside atmosphere.

The retreat is suitable for beginners to advanced students alike.

In addition to yoga and exploring the beauties of Tuscany, we will savour delicious organic and locally grown vegan food prepared by our professional retreat chef.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unwinding yoga holiday in a peaceful countryside retreat center surrounded by the hills of Tuscany

  • Rich yoga program with Stefanie & Christian held in a big beautiful yoga shala

  • Healthy and tasty organic vegan food prepared by a professional retreat chef

  • Vicinity to the sea 

  • Many opportunities for different activities and sightseeing like walking/hiking, cycling, visiting the thermal baths of Saturnia, charming Scansano and Pitigliano towns, Maremma nature park, beach time, etc.

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Daily Schedule:

Arrival day:

Monday 02.10.2023.

18:00h Dinner

20:00h Welcome, getting to know each other, presentation of the programme, yoga (sweet and easy), kirtan, meditation

 

Tuesday to Saturday

6:30-9:30h Ashtanga Yoga (Mysore/Led class), Kriya Yoga, Meditation

10:00-12:00h Brunch

12:00-16:00h Free time

16:00-17:30h Philosophy, Yoga Nidra, "sweet and easy" Yoga

18:00h Dinner

19:30-20:00h Meditation

 

Departure day:

Sunday 08.10.2023.

8:00-9:30h Farewell Led class

10:00-12:00h Brunch

12:00h Farewell

PRICES PER PERSON:

Triple room: 980 

Double/Twin room: 1015 

Single room: 1160 

Double/Twin room shared bathroom*: 980 

Single room shared bathroom*: 1120 

Supplement for yoga program: 450 €

PRICES for Shaanti Ultra students:

 

Triple room: 830 

Double/Twin room: 860 

Single room: 980 

Double/Twin room shared bathroom*: 830 

Single room shared bathroom*: 950 

 

Supplement for yoga program: 380 €

*Only 2 rooms in the retreat center share one bathroom. All other rooms have a private bathroom.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 7 nights' accommodation

  • 7 brunches & 7 dinners prepared by our professional chef

  • 1 daily snack with fruit

  • Tea/infusion available all day

  • Yoga program​

  • Use of yoga equipment (mats, blankets, pillows)

  • English speaking local staff

  • All local taxes

  • Basic insurance

 

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MORE INFO ABOUT THE RETREAT CENTER & FOOD

“Il Risveglio” Meditation Center is reserved exclusively for holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, tai chi and similar.

It's a place where people are considered as guests and not as customers.

The atmosphere you will find is warm and welcoming, the environment is comfortable and cared for. 

The center offers 7 rooms (5 rooms with private bathroom and 2 rooms that share one bathroom), an independent small house, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a beautiful 70m2 yoga shala.

Property owners take care of about 800 olive trees from which they produce their own olive oil, as well as a large vegetable garden and an orchard, all organically grown.

The proposed menu is vegan, and all food comes from local organic farms, so called “farm-to-table”. Served dishes go hand-in-hand with the activities carried out in the Center, therefore, particular care is paid to serving food that is seasonal, balanced and healthy. 

The food is varied and tasty, avoiding excess sugar and gluten. 

Amenities: free wi-fi connection in the lounge, use of the swimming pool in warm months (by the end of September or mid October, depending on the year), bed linen and towels. 
 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Airfare

  • Lunches

  • Airport transfers

  • Optional excursions

  • Coffee (a coffee pod for the machine costs 50 cents each)

  • Travel insurance

BOOKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Deposit upon booking: 200 €

  • Balance by 1st September 2023

* Deposit should be paid to Green Yogi Traveler and it's non-refundable (we only refund the deposit in the unlikely case if Green Yogi Traveler cancels the retreat)

 

* Balance for room price should be paid to Green Yogi Traveler and yoga program should be paid to Stefanie & Christian by 1st September 2023

NOTES

 

  • Closest airport: Pisa (1h30 drive)

  • Other airports: Florence (2h), Rome (2h)

  • Closest train station: Grosetto (10 min)

  • Minimum number of participants: 8

  • Check in: from 16:00h

  • Check out: rooms need to be vacated by 10:00h but you are welcome to stay at the property until 14:30h

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SURROUNDINGS & NATURE - photo gallery:

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YOGA - photo gallery:

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FOOD - photo gallery:

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ABOUT STEFANIE & CHRISTIAN

Stefanie Schiele-Grahl and Christian Grahl are certified yoga teachers by the central testing agency for prevention and are members of the AYA (Ashtanga Yoga Association), as well as the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden in Deutschland e.V. (BDY). So feel competently supported and accompanied on your personal path to overcome negative stress, to improve physical and mental performance for more movement, health, relaxation and a peace of the higher frequency, in your life.

Stefanie & Christian are teaching yoga all year round and full-time, with a weekly class size of 18-20 lessons in their two yoga schools in the heart of the Ruhr area (Duisburg and Mülheim):

https://ashtangayoga-ruhrgebiet.de/team.html

 

More about Stefanie:

Stefanie practices Yoga since 2002. After several yoga trainings from 2005 (RYT-500) in the traditions of Iyengar, Sivananda and Kundalini Yoga, as well as to the state-approved yoga teacher training AYA for Ashtanga Yoga (1450 hours, ayw, Cologne), her enthusiasm and deep respect for the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga led her to Mysore/India to her constant teacher and loving Guru Saraswathi Jois (daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois). During her annual stays in India for almost a decade, Stefanie has been continuously developing and deepening her knowledge and experience in Yoga.

For Stefanie āsana is only a small part of the healing power of Yoga and so besides āsana in her classes there are also the elements of bhakti, karma and jñāna Yoga in the form of Chanting, japa, pūjā, Meditation and a sattvic way of life. Her greatest priority is to create a protected space where self-healing is possible. A space to deepen your practice and understanding of yourself, the connection to your breath, body, mind and soul to develop a calm and true way of life.

More about Christian:

 

Christian started with yoga in 2006. he successfully completed the yoga teacher training at the state-approved supplementary school for yoga (ayw, Cologne).

From 2012 to 2019, Christian also expanded his knowledge and insights about yoga with Saraswathi Jois during his annual training stays in Mysore, South India. In 2014 Christian received his "blessings" from Saraswathi Jois to teach the first series.

In 2013 Christian Grahl finished his Sanskrit studies at Samskrita Bharati Bangalore in Mysore/South India and successfully wrote his exam. This enables him to understand more precisely and to teach ancient Indian texts in speech and writing, with which only a few teachers and students in the West are familiar.

He dedicates himself to the tradition of Raja/Ashtanga Yoga to the maximum extent and teaches full time to his students, whom he has accompanied for many years.

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We invite you to join us on this special retreat,

looking forward to spending time with you in Tuscany!

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