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7 Days Eat.Pray.Move Venice Yoga Art Retreat

  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa Castello, 5246, 30122 Venice, Italy

Overview

Art and Yoga Retreat in Italy

Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats (also known as EPM) invites you to escape from your chains for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! Venice is a place unlike any other in the world and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale. Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. This yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands.

City of water

EPM is so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city as it is out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life, as well as a chance to see the "acqua alta" - the time of year when the waters rise and parts of Venice become an even more amazing visual landscape. This is the time when photographers and artists flock here to take in and capture images of the "city of water" under water. This is a unique glimpse into the parts of Venice that many tourists don't get to experience. Also, as a bonus, the Venice Biennale, one of the largest modern art exhibits in the world, will still be on display.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Experience a dinner with a live opera
  • Visit thermal spas on the outskirts of Venice
  • Learn creative focus in sketching and "ifonography"
  • Experience the amazing visual landscape "acqua alta"
  • Discover the islands of Murano and Burano
  • Daily breakfast and dinner, select lunches
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Italian
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The retreat will be hosted at the beautiful luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Vitturi, a Byzantine / Gothic Venetian Palazzo built during late 1200's and adorned by fine neo-classical original frescoes. Feel a timeless atmosphere where you're transported to the old days of glorious Venice, with the original beams, the Murano chandeliers, the typical venetian flooring, the capitals and decors: every detail will give you a flavour of romance and exclusivity to your time in Venice.

Healthy vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, and select lunches, either hosted at the villa or out and about in town. Ingredients are local and seasonal, and the meals are inspired by the Venetian traditions. You will be visiting some of Venice's most historical cafes and restaurants like Florian during your visit, as well as smaller local in-the-know osterias and trattorias for more traditional experiences.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Curt from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I know all of us on that retreat are huge Erin fans and can’t sing the EAT.PRAY.MOVE praises loud enough. It is the most incredible way to travel. Erin has every detailed covered and it takes the stress out of international travel. I know I am getting an amazing travel experience at an incredible value. The accommodations are always world-class and the activities and adventures always provide cultural emersion with local experiences."

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  • Review by Kim from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for another incredible adventure! Croatia is beautiful, and I really feel I got to see the best-of-it, with the itinerary you created!...I especially enjoyed the yoga and meditation. I feel more encouraged than I have previously to incorporate both into my day-to-day life, especially the meditation! Thanks again, and see you soon!"

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  • Review by Ethan from Georgia, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first Yoga retreat (I attended with my girlfriend) and it was terrific. Erin has created a great concept and runs a great business. She said she loves to travel and she loves yoga and she has merged these passions into a very unique experience. The yoga was technically pure and diverse without the rigid atmosphere you might expect. The day trips were a mix of city, village, and nature environments. The accommodations and itinerary allowed us to make new friends. In fact, many of our new friends told us that this is the way they travel because of what Erin has put together. You eat well, have sessions of yoga, see parts of the world you will never see againall in one week!"

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  • Review by Eugenia from Georgia, USA
    10 out of 10

    "What a treat it was to experience France for the first time with EAT.PRAY.MOVE. Erin was a wonderful host who led thoughtful, challenging, and accessible classes in addition to daily excursions that provided a view of the Provenal region from many different angles. The accommodations and landscapes were breathtaking and I couldnt ask for a better group to share the week with. I returned with new friends, a renewed love of yoga, and inspired to travel more. Thank you Erin and EAT.PRAY.MOVE for a memorable experience!"

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  • Review by Stacy from Pennsylvania, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I had the best time in Italy with you! I keep thinking about all the amazing people I met on the retreat and all that we saw and learned. Thank you so much for that experience and I look forward to taking more retreats with you in the future."

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  • Review by Mary from North Carolina, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I just wanted to thank you for a lovely experience. I enjoyed everything we did, ate, saw, you name it! I plan on raving about you and your lovely, well planned experience."

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  • Review by Camile from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip. The food was delicious, the accommodations were so unique and so lovely and of course Icelands landscape was just breath taking. Thank you for planning a great trip, this will certainly not be my last!"

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  • Review by Lauren from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My EAT.PRAY.MOVE Morocco retreat was the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Every aspect of the trip was perfectly executed, from accommodations to dinners, and the women I met were incredible. I will absolutely do another trip with Erin in the future!"

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  • Review by Liz from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Our Moroccan yoga retreat was a dream come true for me. I loved everything about EAT.PRAY.MOVE! I truly enjoyed our twice daily yoga practices as well as our day tours into Marrakech for some unique cultural experiences. Erin did a fantastic job with every detail of this retreat. She made it an unforgettable travel experience for us. Im looking forward to attending future yoga retreats...I want more of EAT.PRAY.MOVE!"

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  • Review by Michele from Vancouver, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "The Marrakesh retreat was like a dream. Every detail from the warm welcome to the departure lunch was fabulous and so thoughtful. Erins wonderful personality along with all the women in our group created a beautiful energy full of fun, adventure and inspiration. Everyday there were new activities, treasures to see at Peacock Pavillions, yoga postures and beautiful table settings in the stunning dinning tent. Along with Erin, Maryam and Chris were so welcoming and made us feel so comfortable. Peacock Pavilions was an amazing and perfect setting for EPM. Thanks so much Erin, my mom and I had a fantastic week and we look forward to another one...maybe Italy next."

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  • Review by Bonnie from Pennsylvania, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have always had a love of travel and a spirit of adventure, but as an almost 69-year old single woman, I believed my opportunities were limited and tame. Then EAT.PRAY.MOVE came into my life and boy am I hooked! I signed up for the September trip to Marrakech and it was one of the finest travel experiences of my life. The accommodations were beautiful, the service. Wonderful, the feeling of family and good friends surrounded us. Instead of being in a hotel, with the usual hotel culture, I was able to experience a true Moroccan lifestyle, including delicious food served on a delightful porch near the beautiful pool during the day and in a picturesque tent in the evening. The activities were fabulous: walking around in the walled old city with shopping galore, going on a day trip to a beach town, including riding a camel, (I fantasized being Lawrence of Arabia) and dining in exceptional Marrakech restaurants. We received henna treatments and spent an afternoon at a spa. Of course, there was yoga and meditation every day, too. It was a wonderful, exciting and affordable trip. I cant wait to see next years schedule!"

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  • Review by Erin from North Carolina, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I am still dreaming about my recent EAT.PRAY.MOVE yoga retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco. Everything Erin planed for the trip was above my expectations! Not only was the trip perfectly planned to include a fantastic cultural experience... the yoga sessions (twice a day) and instruction took me to a deeper level of practice. Erin really took the time to help me improve and excel each day of the retreat. This will not me my last EAT.PRAY.MOVE trip...cant wait to see what she is planning for next year!!!"

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  • Review by Leigh-Ann from Ohio, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat to Ischia was amazing. I was not sure what to expect when I first signed up. Erin did an awesome job researching and planning everything for the group. The yoga was motivating and enjoyable, the villa was incredible, the day trips were very thought out and the food was yummy! I will be signing up for another trip! Thanks Erin!"

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  • Review by Anne from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for being such a wonderful host. I had an incredible time. The accommodations, the food, the yoga, the day trips.... everything exceeded my expectations. And to top it off, I feel like Ive made a few really good friends!"

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  • Review by Mary from Indiana, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I do want to thank you again for planning and offering this lovely trip. It was so enjoyable on many levels and everyone here was so easy to be with. It was a fabulous vacation, one of my best! I loved Tuscany, the lovely villa, yoga and the other guests, the food , the wine and the beautiful countryside. Our host Julian was most knowledgeable, kind and engaging. His knowledge of history, art and culture was quite enlightening. I recommend the trip to anyone."

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  • Review by Incia from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "A big thanks to you and to Julian for being such wonderful hosts! I had a trip of a lifetime! Thanks for making dreams come true!"

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  • Review by Yoryani from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the best experience of my life. I can't even remember the last time I cried so hard. Mostly tears of joy but also a deep nostalgic longing. You, Julian and all my new yoga buddies are the most wonderful people I have ever met in my life. My time in Marrakesh was unforgettable, I have never felt so happy."

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  • Review by Rene Castro from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I have participated on four EPM retreats. Each time we have been completely captivated by the experience. The locations are absolutely spectacular. The food and wine is local, healthy, fresh and delicious. The daily trips are personal, structured (but not overly so), enthralling, adventurous and chic. This is not your uncles travel guide tour. Erin offers an intimate and deeply restorative experience. It is invitation to form lifetime friendships with people who are curious, joyful and fun.Many times we feel like we are not only getting a sense for a place but being invited to peer behind the veil and see what is invisible to many travelers, all informed by Erins appreciative eye for beauty, story and style.Finally the yoga is inclusive and healing. I love the music, the settings, the flow and Erins ability to meet you where you are at in your practice.Eat, Pray, Move is our first choice for international travel, personal restoration and inspiration. We highly recommend the experience!"

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  • Review by Sharon from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Loved our retreat with EAT.PRAY.MOVE! I own Serenity Yoga in Mineola, TX and wanted to travel but also incorporate yoga into my daily routine. Along with two of my members, we joined Erin in Provence and took advantage of this fabulous retreat! Erin was great to find a perfect balance of yoga, adventure and a spa day that was wonderful. I would definitely join Erin again at another retreat in the near future. I loved her yoga practice and her well organized daily excursion trips. Our accommodations, in a beautiful villa, were fabulous!"

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  • Review by Marja from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "EAT.PRAY.MOVE Tuscany was the perfect balance of culture, relaxation, and joie de vivre. Erin curates a retreat that makes you feel the furthest thing from a tourist, exposing you to the local haunts and gems of Tuscany. Thank you for so many beautiful memories made in Tuscany. I can't begin to tell you what an amazing time I had! What an incredible, beautiful, and graceful woman you are. I can't wait to join you around the world again! Thank you."

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  • Review by Marsha from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "EAT.PRAY.MOVEs retreat to France was so well planned, and each day was filled with delightful yoga, interesting tours throughout the region, top quality accommodations and superb meals. This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. If you love yoga and travel, I recommend Eat.Pray.Move for an adventure of a lifetime."

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  • Review by Catherine from New Jersey, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My trip to Provence with EAT.PRAY.MOVE was a life changing event. Not only did I experience Provence and its beautiful landscapes, history, and culture, but I was also given a chance to meet a group of people who inspired me in so many unique ways. Erin Lewis is a phenomenal yoga instructor. She brings such a calming presence and expert knowledge to her practice; I felt so comfortable and well taken care of knowing Erin was there. I would highly recommend to take a yoga retreat with EAT.PRAY.MOVE, as it is a trip I will never forget."

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  • Review by Danielle from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Deciding to finally live my dream and go to Morocco, when finding EPM and the Luxury Marrakesh package I was immediately sold! Erin did an outstanding job to really deliver a luxury retreat without missing a beat! Her knack for style, taste, and overall experience is bang on! I just wish it never ended! From the food selections to the markets, hotels, spas, wine tasting, mule treks and yoga (of course), it was all around exceptional. She has created the ultimate experience, and I look forward to adding another one of her retreats to my list! Thank you, Erin and EPM, for a life altering experience that I will always cherish!"

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  • Review by Maryam from UK
    10 out of 10

    "The Tuscany retreat was that good that I signed up for the next one! It delivered beyond my expectations. I was showered with warmth at Julian and Amanda's stunning villa where the views are to die for! The day excursions and yoga were well balanced and afforded time for quite relaxation. My energy levels were always at a high thanks to the daily serving of fresh and wholesome Italian cuisine. Erin created a class atmosphere which was focused yet fun. As a Yoga teacher myself I found Erins years experience hugely beneficial, her wealth of knowledge tailored both to myself and Yoga newbies. She is extremely travel savvy and had plenty of recommendations about the must-sees and dos of Italy. This is handy if, like myself, you want to extend your trip. I have been to many yoga retreats but this one stands out as the best. It's contemporary, cost effective but luxurious. Another bonus of the retreat was meeting a variety of personalities. I still stay in contact with some members of our group and we plan to meet at the next retreat.(Ischia) If you desire a getaway which explores culture and personal wellbeing then Eat Pray Move is for you! Thanks Erin, can't wait for the next adventure."

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  • Review by Rebecca from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Tuscany retreat was an amazing experience! I love yoga and love to travel so this was the perfect combination and a great balance of both. The yoga classes were very accessible for all levels and Erin tailored the classes to meet everyones level. The accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable, it almost felt surreal to be staying in a beautiful Tuscan villa overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The food was amazing and didnt leave you hungry just wanting more because it was so delicious! This was my first time in Italy so I really loved the day excursions and getting to explore Florence and other nearby hilltop towns. The small group setting was perfect and allowed people to get to know one another and forge new friendships. I would recommend an Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Retreat to anyone. It exceeded my expectations! I cant wait to go on another retreat. Thank you Erin!"

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  • Review by Rene and Elizabeth from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Erin, you've made us appreciate yoga, traveling and eating well to another level. And not to mention the friendships we've made. Thank you. I can't wait to see you again!"

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