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Join Centro di Luce for wonderful sessions of yoga. If you need some peace in your life, this retreat is perfect for you. The retreat is a place to rest and find your center and a place to listen to nature and to the singing of the birds with beautiful olive trees and fresh mountain air. In short, it is a place of natural tranquility. Perfect for you who are looking for a timeout whilst doing yoga, repose, and refresh here at the place of rural Umbria.
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The retreat will take place in Umbria, Italy. You will stay in a beautiful nature setting close to the little village of Preggio. The big house is a former farm house with a garden. The style of the house is typical for rural Umbria, with a fire place in the cozy living room. Olive and other old trees contribute a good shelter in the hot summer. You can choose between three guest rooms. One double room with one big or two twin beds with a shared bathroom on the second floor, one twin bed room with two separate beds and a shared bathroom on the second floor, or one double room with an extra large bed with an en suite bathroom on the ground floor.
Welcome to the green heart of Italy! In the morning, you will wake up to the chirping of the birds singing. After a coffee, tea, or hot lemon, you will start your day at 08:30 with yoga. Mats and cushions are available, thereby creating more space in your luggage for other things. It’s time to refresh your soul with the beauty of nature! During this retreat, you will learn Kundalini, Hatha and Yin yoga in a lovely yoga studio with a wooden floor. It was used for wine making before.
Kundalini yoga is a part of the tradition of Yogi Bhajan. It is called the yoga of awareness. The exercises are often dynamic, including different breathing techniques, mudras, and mantras. Static postures can be found as well. Kundalini yoga creates the space for an individual experience, encouraging the student to balance the body and the mind.
It strengthens the body, the immune and nervous system, and works wonders in reducing stress. With mostly easy postures, it is suitable for beginners and more advanced students. Upon request, you can also take shamanic sessions and introductions into meditation. Centro Di Luce loves to share the passion for this and for a life in the country with you.
For two evenings, you will have the opportunity to go out to a restaurant which will cost around 20 EUR per person.
One excursion is included in the price. You can opt to go to for a swim in Lago Trasimeno which is about 30 minutes away or if you like to go to a local market, there is plenty of it in the medieval towns. There are still some small places where the time has stood still. There are also some best places for a great cappuccino and ice cream. If you like to go for a walk, there are plenty of walks in the vicinity. Be sure to bring your walking shoes along.
After studies in social sciences and in business administration Sonja works for more than 15 years in different roles for an international company. About 15 years ago, Sonja discovered Kundalini Yoga while she was looking for more sense and joy in life. Right from the beginning, she knew yoga would play an important role in her life. Practicing yoga and meditation have become a vital part of her daily routine and it helps her to concentrate and to face her challenges better.
The old farm house is nestled in between the green gentle, sloping hills of Umbria and is surrounded by very old olive groves, vineyards and, oak forests. A beautiful retreat, far away from noisy city streets and other disturbing sounds, it is quiet and peaceful here. You can listen to the sound of nature and the many birds, the pecking of the woodpeckers and recognize the cuckoos and owls by their distinctive sounds.
However, the next cappuccino bar or a typical Umbrian lunch, Un Pranzo, is easily reached by car within five minutes as it is located in an old village. Like many other Umbrian villages, times time seems to have stood still in Preggio, a medieval village, majestically crowning the top of a hill. The Centro Di Luce or else known as Center of Light is located around one hour away from Perugia and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Florence and Rome.
During this retreat, you will be served with daily breakfasts and lunch box which you can prepare on your own from the breakfast buffet. You will also have three Italian vegetarian dinners and on a couple of nights, you will enjoy your dinner at a nearby restaurant with an additional of 20 EUR approximately per person. The food are home cooked and it is a delicious and fresh Mediterranean meals with ingredients from the garden or the local markets. Bread and cakes are home-made and upon request, vegan food can also be made. You can enjoy your breakfast and dinner outside on the terrace.
At the exit Val di Chiana, leave the motorway direction Perugia. At the exit Passignano sul Trasimeno Est, leave the motorway and at the end of the exit go left direction Castel Rigone or Magione. Follow the road, under a viaduct and go left at the notice board Umbertide or Lisciano Niccone or Castel Rigone. The road is fairly steep with curve and goes upwards. Follow the road until the village Castel Rigone located 670 metres away. In the village, follow the road direction to Umbertide.
The road travels through the hills. At a T-junction, go left heading to Umbertide. To your right is Perugia, Mantignana. At the next T-junction, keep left and head on to Preggio. To the right is Umbertide. The road will descend. At a fork in the road, there will be no sign but keep following the road that is descending. Do not take the road that goes upwards.
Drive to the village of Preggio, on the hill, to the main square La Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII where Centro Di Luce will pick you up. From here, its only five minutes of driving time to the house. From exit Passignano sul Trasimeno Est to Preggio, it is about 25 minutes driving time.
Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO). You can also take a flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), Pisa International Airport (PSA), Florence Airport (FLR), and San Francesco d'Assisi Airport (PEG). From there, continue by train to Passignano sul Trasimeno or Terontola-Cortona. The journey from Rome will take around two and a half hours, the journey from Pisa is three and a half hours, the journey from Florence is one and a half hours, and the journey from Bologna is three hours.
The closest train station is Passignano sul Trasimeno or Terontola-Cortona. The train stations can be reached regularly during the day. Transport from the train station at Passignano sul Trasimeno or Terontola-Cortona can be organized on request.
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