10 Days Advanced Silent Mind and Yoga Retreat in Quarna Sopra, Italy

Advanced Meditation and Yoga Retreat Italy

This retreat is a silent 10 days training allows you to investigate the mind as a true scientist within your own laboratory. The philosophical ground of practice will be based in non-dual practices, Buddhism and Tantra. Yoga, as taught in the past, was always taught one-on-one. The teacher would assess the needs, aspirations and constitution of the student and give him/her the personal practice that would connect them to their innermost truth. This innermost truth of the individual is unique to that person and each person’s yoga practice will ultimately be an individual practice guided closely by authentic teachers and teachings.

Meet the instructors

Kevin & Katiza
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Highlights

  • Daily asana yoga classes
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Daily kriyas and pranayama practices
  • Dharma teachings and healing yoga sessions
  • Daily dream yoga or Nidra yoga practice
  • Daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:30

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Internet access
  • Library

This retreat is hosted at the Mandali Retreat Center. Mandali is a peaceful retreat center, established on a mountaintop, overlooking Lago d’Orta in Italy. It is an open space dedicated to spiritual practice and personal transformation. Mandali provides an optimal environment to exchange and receive teachings, wisdom and guidance from some of the world’s most inspiring teachers. The location is a result of an extended search. When the founders saw the view from the mountain top, it accelerated their hearts. They realized they had found the perfect place. Building this place is their dream and heartfelt intention; to create a place of quiet beauty, to learn, and to relax.

They built the place from scratch. Its architecture is a faithful reflection of the ancient villages by which it is surrounded. The center breathes a soothing, serene atmosphere and offers its guests a guiding hand. You will fall in love with nature, find balance in the elements, and feel harmony with your true self. Rooms are based on shared room at the Mandali Retreat Centre. Upgrade to twin or a single room is possible at an extra charge. For more information on room upgrade, please send an inquiry to Delight Yoga.

Program

During this retreat Satya and Sahaj will draw from several wisdom traditions to offer you 10 days of practices ranging from asana, pranayama, meditation, healing, Tantra to Buddhism, self-inquiry and dharma. This retreat presents the subtlest part of the practices, where we investigate the mind following as basis non-dual practices, Buddhism and Tantra. We will take the foundation of mindfulness practice and go deeper into meditation techniques that will firmly establish you in your awareness and presence.

This is the root and beginning of seeing the greater purpose that is guiding our lives. We become aware that our lives as yoga teachers are a gift of service towards others. This goes beyond our own self-interest. Deep seated unconscious emotional patterns and areas of unclarity in the mind must be illuminated and purified to go into the real next level of awakening. Clearing the energy body’s chakras and pathways to open the mind will create the conditions for deep self-inquiry in this retreat.

So this period is for ripening and going deeper. All practices before this are merely a preparation, a cleaning of the temple of body and mind to make space for the opening of our true nature. Here the true yogi starts to be born. Through the deep immersion in the teachings of these very gifted and experienced teachers, in this very special place on the Orta Lake in Italy, you will come out as a different person, with a clearer understanding of yourself, your practice and your dharma - this retreat will literally open your heart and blow your mind away.

Requirements

  • Four years of regular yogic practices including asana's
  • Have done some meditation retreat or have a regular meditation practice
  • Have some familiarity with the different aspects of the mind
  • A motivation letter why you would like to take part in this retreat
  • To be emotionally stable

If you are not sure about meeting these requirements but you'd like to join this retreat, please send an inquiry to Delight Yoga.

Please read the following books prior to the retreat

  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  • The Book Of Living And Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 Guided meditation
  • 07:00 Kriyas and pranayama
  • 07:30 Asana yoga practice (Yin and Yang)
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Dharma teachings
  • 12:30 Meditation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Dharma teachings
  • 16:00 Meditation practice
  • 16:30 Tea break
  • 17:30 Healing yoga practice
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation, dream yoga, or Nidra yoga practice
  • 21:00 Bed time

This retreat is part of the advanced studies of the Delight Yoga, however, it is open to yoga teachers as well as dedicated practitioners of yoga and meditation, meeting the specified requirements.

Instructors

Kevin Sahaj
Kevin Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening. His focus is to offer the right method for the individual according to their needs and aspirations. He is the life partner of Katiza Satya and together they are leading the Delight Yoga teacher training and offering guidance in the spiritual direction of the school.
Katiza Satya
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200 and 500-hour levels. Katiza has in depth knowledge of Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga as a way of life. Her friendly personality, contagious enthusiasm, and warm heart inspire her students to getting the best out of themselves. Katiza Satya leads retreats, workshops, immersions trainings, and courses throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.

Retreat location

The retreat will be held in Mandali Retreat Center, Quarna Sopra, Italy. Mandali is set 850 meters above sea level, overlooking lago d’ Orta in Italy, the site faces southeast, enjoying the morning sun rising over the Mottarone mountain range across the lake. The classic feng shui dream of enjoying the inspiration of the sun, lake, and valley in front of you, whilst being supported and protected by the buildings, trees, and gardens behind is a functioning reality at Mandali.

Unique features

Activities

  • Health Club
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the retreat, you will be served with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can enjoy your own rhythm and choose what suits you best. Relax in your room, take a forest walk, enjoy the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, or take a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool. A good massage can feel wonderful, help integrate all level of experience, and liberate your body from the tightness and holdings that keep pulling you backwards. There are various types of massages available at Mandali’s Body Care Center, such as Lomi Lomi (traditional Hawaiian), deep tissue massage, cranial sacral, and intuitive bodywork.

Massage sessions can be booked at an additional cost. Full information on the massage type and therapist of your choice can be obtained at the reception.

What's included

  • 3 vegetarian meals daily
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Program fees and course manual
  • Taxes and 21% VAT
  • Teas, fruits, and filtered water
  • Use of Body Care Center facilities

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to the retreat center

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP).

From Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), you can get a transfer to Mandali, which will only take about 60 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
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Arrival: Friday November 1, 2019
Departure: Sunday November 10, 2019

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