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Relaxing Yoga Retreat Italy

Experience a weekend of transformation through yoga, meditation, and hiking in a beautiful scenery of Lombardian mountains. Unplug from your busy life and open up to the wild spirit of the heart! This weekend getaway invites you to let go of the world for a while and connect with yourself. Join Paulina from English Yoga Milan in a retreat that combines just the right amount of yoga, hiking, and relaxation in the hotel's spa. All that will leave you with a feeling of being energized and refreshed and ready for more!

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily guided meditation practices
  • 2 guided hiking trips in Lombardian mountains
  • Complimentary use of hotel pool and spa facilities
  • Daily meals from the organic farms
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Wine tasting

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Hotel Milano Alpen Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the Bergamask Dolomites and 90 kilometers from Milan, Italy’s bustling business, fashion, and shopping center. With its blend of tradition and modernity, this stunning mountain resort offers a unique opportunity for personal transformation. It is where you can recharge by means of natural wellness rituals, alternating between the most innovative and luxurious natural and organic beauty treatments and fitness activities taking place in the surrounding scenic alpine forest.

An essential break, allowing you an escape from the routine, a well needed self-rediscovery time, a romantic weekend, and a time to truly enjoy your loved one or loved ones. This is a place for a vacation to discover your optimum physical and mental health or, for the more innovative organization, a training course to help your team renew their inner force and vision.

Hotel Milano Alpen Resort & Spa believes in being one with nature, in ‘enjoyable’ physical activity, in using organic farming to obtain effective and pure essential oils to naturally nourish and promote your inner and outer beauty. In respecting the environment, helping you to live in a more wholesome world, in lasting friendships, in unfaltering hospitality, and in good healthy food accompanied by the ‘right’ glass of wine. Although it can often be difficult to maintain the right balance with such a lifestyle, Hotel Milano Alpen Resort & Spa offers this balance!

English Yoga Milan Yoga Holiday Italy Program

This retreat has a vast program of yoga, meditation, and hiking. Each day you are going to start with Vinyasa yoga, followed by mountain hikes with a local guide, free time after lunch when you can use the spa facilities, and in the evening, yoga and meditation practice. After that, you will be offered with delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant made of local, organic ingredients with a variety of Italian wines. This yoga retreat will be lead by Paulina Grochowska, the founder of English Yoga Milan.

This small group yoga retreat is open to all ages and levels of yoga experience. The training is composed of a lineage called ISHTA yoga (Integrated Study of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda). Each practice is based on principles of Hatha yoga with breathing exercises pranayama and floating asanas (Vinyasa). You and your body will be cared to create an anatomically-based alignment practice that is sensitive to the individual, encouraging each student to find their own yoga with acceptance, curiosity, and joy.

Challenging asanas are mixed with resting poses for a well-balanced class that combines physical awareness, strength-building, and flexibility with mindfulness and relaxation and a bit of humor. Evening yoga practice is also followed by meditation practice to let go and release everything you do not need such as negative emotions and unpleasant sensations in order to find peace in the heart.

Daily schedule

Thursday, 19th October 2017

  • 15:00-17:00 Arrival
  • 18:00-19:30 Yoga and meditation class
  • 20:00-22:00 Dinner
  • Free time after dinner

Friday, 20th October 2017

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga class (Vinyasa yoga)
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30-14:00 Hiking trip with a guide
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-18:00 Free time (use of pool spa, individual yoga classes)
  • 18:00-19:30 Gentle yoga and meditation class
  • 20:00-22:00 Dinner with wine tasting
  • Free time after dinner

Saturday, 21st October 2017

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30-14:00 Hiking in the mountains
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-18:00 Free time
  • 18:00-19:30 Restorative yoga and meditation class
  • 20:00-22:00 Dinner
  • Free time after dinner

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30-14:00 Free time
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 16:00-17:30 Last yoga and meditation class
  • 18:00 Departure

Included excursions

There are two hiking trips in Castione della Presolana area with a guide included in the price.

Instructors

Paulina Grochowska
Paulina is an international yoga teacher based in Milan. Her story began at the age of 17, when she read a book about yoga and became a yogi. In 2015, she did the ISHTA yoga teacher training in Berlin, followed in 2016 by Yoga4Cancer Teacher Training. In her classes, she mixes challenging asana with resting poses for a well-balanced class that combines physical awareness, strength-building, and flexibility with mindfulness and relaxation and a bit of humor. It creates a personalized practice that is sensitive to the individual, encouraging each student to find their own yoga with acceptance.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Hotel Milano Alpen Resort & Spa in Bratto, Castione della Presolana, Province of Bergamo in the Bergamask Dolomites, the Orobic Alps are in the Seriana Valley in Italy. It's 90 kilometers away from Milan.

Nearby places

  • Bergamo, 42 kilometers
  • Lake Iseo, 20 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lake
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Beauty salon
  • Conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will have the opportunity to enjoy typical regional cuisine and fall in love with dishes from both land and sea. The buffet breakfast has both sweet and savory options. Summer time it is also possible to eat on the outdoor terrace with a magnificent view of the mountains. Vegetarian option is also available. You can also enjoy beverages such as coffee, wine, and fresh water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

Spa treatments

You can enjoy treatments such as Ayurvedic, Siddhamarma Mardana, and oil massage. There are also, hydrotherapy Kneipp phlebology path, a fountain for cervical, lumbar heads, oxygen beds, Jacuzzi aromatherapy, heat cave of dreams with aromatherapy, vitarium (bio), and fog aromatic. Moreover, Finnish sauna, Scottish shower, Turkish bath with aromatic salt for purifying scrub, equatorial shower, relax in the parlor teas duration ca. three hours are also available.

Other activities

  • Booking a private yoga class
  • Hill walking straight from the hotel or further afield
  • Swimming
  • Take an aperitivo
  • Using the fitness area
  • Visit Bergamo city
  • Visit some local attractions

What's included

  • 1 daily meditation practice
  • 1 dinner with wine tasting
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 guided hiking trips in Castione della Presolana area
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily international buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Full board beverages (water, wine, and coffee during meal)
  • Parking
  • Use of swimming pool spa
  • Use of yoga and fitness area (mats included)
  • Water from mini-bar
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Aperitivo with three different type of champagne at lounge bar
  • Insurance
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfer from and to Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY)
  • Transportation from the hotel to the hiking spot - 30 EUR per person for one way

How to get there

Driving directions from Bergamo

  • From Bergamo, take road S35 and then SP671 direction Albino.
  • In Bratto town, turn left in via Pio XI and then turn left on the third street.
  • Hotel Milano Alpen Resort & Spa is on the left side right after.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

English Yoga Milan can pick you up if you send your flight details in advance.

Arrival by bus

Take the regular bus service from the Bergamo bus station or Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY). Get to Bergamo bus terminal SAB and take S bus direction to Albino. It is also possible to organize a shuttle to pick you up from Bergamo.

Arrival by train

From Milan, take a local train to Bergamo railway station. English Yoga Milan can organize a transfer from and to the train station that is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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