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4 Days Bliss Beat MMA and Yoga Festival in Italy

  • Cascina Bellaria, Reg Boschi 47, Sezzadio, Alessandria, Italy

Meditation, Music, MMA, and Yoga Festival Italy

Enjoy days filled by music, dances, meditation, workshops, yoga, and mixed martial arts. The love for music and yoga is the concept behind the festival. The idea of an event was a thought that arrived like many thoughts arrive. With the passing of the days, this thought became enthusiasm and joy and began taking shape. This is how the festival was born and it's now at its sixth edition, becoming bigger, attracting people from all over the world, for amazing days of sharing experience.

Highlights

  • Extensive yoga and MMA workshops
  • Visual arts seminars and kirtan concerts
  • Internationally famous rock and psychedelic bands concert
  • Creativity workshop on writing yoga and repercussions
  • Enjoy the organic food and drink stalls
  • 3 nights camping space
  • 4 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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During this festival, you will be staying in the tents at Farmhouse Bellaria. Please note that you have to bring your own tent as Hari Om only provides camping space. Farmhouse Bellaria is a classic farmhouse in Piemont style, part of it to be drawn back to the half of the nineteenth century. It is located in a quiet hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.

Far from the city center and the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. Foxes, deer, squirrels, wild boars, and many kinds of birds live in this countryside. Very often, they get close to the houses and the small lake, which is located inside the property of the farmhouse.

During this festival, you will have the opportunity to attend various workshops on yoga, martial arts, creativity, and meditation, as well as music concerts by well-known rock and psychedelics band. In the martial arts workshops, a lot of topics on various martial arts styles will be covered, from Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, to Tai Chi. The yoga workshops also cover many interesting topics, from Yin yoga, breath and pranayama, Vinyasa, to yoga Nidra.

Concerts

  • Comaneci
  • I Luf
  • Istvan
  • Marcello “106” Milanese
  • The Fleshtones
  • The Picturebooks, Angelina
  • The Warlocks
  • Tucker Travis and Miller

Creativity workshops

  • Laughter Yoga Energy
  • Repercussions
  • Writing Yoga

Kirtan and meditation music concerts

  • Ancient Music - Contemporary Sounds in Concert
  • Bansuri Concert
  • Gong Bath
  • Gongs in the Dark
  • Pindaric Flight
  • The Sound of Silence

Martial arts workshops

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids
  • Capoeira
  • Karate - The Secret Kata Teaching
  • Muay Thai - Science of Eight Limbs
  • Muay Thai Basic
  • Muay Thai for Kids
  • Qi Gong - The Five Animals
  • Self-Defense
  • Tai Chi
  • Ving Tsun Kung Fu

Yoga workshops

  • A Journey into Yin Yoga
  • AcroVinyasa
  • AcroYoga Play Party
  • An ecstatic yoga session
  • Awareness in Our Personal Practice
  • Balancing practice for Vata Dosha
  • Between Heaven and Earth: Vasistasana
  • Bhakti Flow
  • Breath and Pranayama
  • Breathe, mothafucka!!!
  • Dynamic Meditation and Asana Practice
  • Gazing into the Abyss of Happiness
  • Heart Rise and Shine
  • Intention and Softness: Playing with Visvamitrasana
  • Mavya Yoga
  • Mudras, the beauty of the energy
  • Power Core Flow
  • Roots Rise and Shine
  • Silent Warrior Training
  • Vinyasa to Handstand
  • Water Your Soul
  • Water: the fluidity unhindered
  • Yin Yoga: the Strength of Suppleness
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga with Wings
  • Jun Lee

    Jun is a 500-hours Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She teaches an approachable, deep style of Hatha yoga that safely challenges the body and soothes the mind. She is also a dedicated student of Hatha yoga, meditation, Tantra, and Ayurveda. Her teaching skillfully weaves the practices of Hatha yoga to awaken fire and remove obstacles within, so that you may reveal and remember your natural state of meditative awareness and ease of heart. Jun is also a certified massage therapist and registered nurse.

  • Marco Mandrino

    Marco is the founder and director of Hari Om Yoga School. His official profession is being a farmer, but he is the author of books, articles, and more. He is an enthusiastic practitioner of Muay Thai and combat sports in general. He also nourishes a deep love for music. Marco has been teaching yoga for around twenty years, dealing almost exclusively with teacher training and retreats. His idea, which the school reflects, is to integrate diverse techniques from various disciplines and arts in order to live simply, in harmony with the present moment, and to the best of one’s potential.

  • Devin Parenti

    Devin was born in La Spezia in 1993. As a son of gym owners, Devin perceives what will be his destiny as well, passing the days observing his father’s workout, who is in fact, a kick boxing and Muay Thai World Multichampion. Devin travels more often to Asia in order to improve his technique. Sacrifices increase too, but in 2006, after playing numerous fights nationally, Devin knows the big breakthrough: at 12 years he becomes World Junior Champion of Technique Kick Boxing.

  • Marco Fasanotti

    Marco's journey along the investigation of mind & body started 40 years ago when he was a child & he first met the Martial Arts world. This encouraged him to get to know different cultures & different ways of thinking. He has studied as a personal trainer & as a Pilates trainer. After many years of teaching physical fitness he went to China to study Tai Chi & QiGong becoming a Tai Chi instructor, recognised as such by the Chinese Wushu Association. He is also a QiGong instructor having studied with the Chinese Health QiGong Association.

  • Max Monti

    Since an early age, Massimo felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of mystics, masters, and yogis like Rumi, J.Krishnamurti, G.I. Gurdjieff, R. Tagore, and P. Yogananda, among others, which shaped the spiritual path to follow. Extensive travels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, North Africa as well as the Americas, Australia, and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of human consciousness growth.

This festival will take place in Sezzadio, Alessandria, Italy.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Yoga studio

Meals are not included, but vegetarian, vegan, and organic food stalls will be available in the festival.

Floating touch massage sessions are available to book during the retreat at an additional cost.

  • 3 nights accommodation (camping space)
  • Entrance to all concerts, seminars, and workshops
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tent
  • Transportation

Driving directions from Brescia

  • Take Brescia Piacena Torino - Highway exit Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take tangenziale.
  • Exit to Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following the direction of Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two uphills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Genoa

  • From Genova Milano, exit to Alessandra Sud.
  • Follow the tangenziale (ring road), drive to the direction Acqui Terme, and exit at Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Milan

  • From Torino, take the highway exit to Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme, and take the tangenziale.
  • Exit to Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Turin

  • From Torino Piacenza, take the highway exit to Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take the tangenziale.
  • Exit to Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left at the direction Mantovana Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with Cascina Bellaria and Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN). Transfer from the airports is available for approximately 75 EUR for a one-way trip.

Arrival by train

The closest railway station is Alessandria.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Testimonials

  • Review by Beatrice
    10 out of 10

    "I made it through this time... I am going to attend Yoga teacher training, taught by a pusher named Marco, who claims to be a farmer. I was convinced to practice “just Yoga", but I found myself playing Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Functional Training, Running, Painting, contemplative silence, and to attend live concerts with music from overseas groups, dining under the stars with a good beer. I am back with: 1) a piece of paper that enables me to teach Yoga at an advanced level (!) which I do not believe in as I firmly believe that we are all beginners; 2) the knowledge that the body is able to do everything, while the mind has to be convinced; 3) teachers who, without any presumption, will pass on the message by example. Conclusion: between a jump rope, a bath, a right-left hook, you also "learn" Yoga. You learn and play, just as children do. A sort of "get away from all, detoxify and put order in your closet" My Thanks to all. Beatrice"

    Hari Om Yoga School website, edited

  • Review by Mac
    10 out of 10

    "The Silent Warrior Camp is a unique experience. It is a trip where the yin is constantly accompanied by the yang. It is a both a personal journey - where you do your best and go beyond your possibilities - and one that proves we are all part of something bigger. The Silent Warrior Camp, is a special meditation where I “felt” others without using words of sights. I was “there” and they were “there”, too. "

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  • Review by Ines
    10 out of 10

    "As for the Silent Warrior Training, I was fascinated by it during the course of the 300 hours and from that trial lesson I found that my body needs that discipline, that job, that new part of my yogi path. The setting is ideal: the climate, the food, the teachers. So I convinced one of my classmates, and we will be both part of this new Hari-Om path. "

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  • Review by Aisling

    "For Hari-Om Teacher Training: exceptional teachers whose passion had no limits and have instilled their passion in me, thank you!(I love the asana practice so much and the content of classes)"

    Hari Om Yoga School website, edited

  • Review by Niki

    "Love love love the location for YTT, the sounds of the jungle really add to the experience. Amazing instructors, great classes and knowledge. Thanks "

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  • Review by Brittany

    "This has been an amazing experience! I feel the program is very well organized and both of you (Jun and Max) are very knowledgeable and personable. Your passion for the art of Yoga is so very inspiring! One idea would be to have more group discussions incorporated in the lectures. The group lecture that we did on Mudras was so powerful! Thanks again for a life changing experience"

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  • Review by Arianna

    "An experience that teaches us that there are no poles but only endless possibilities. A young and dynamic school that makes the student independent and prepares them to find their own path. In short, an experience, at the end of which, you only think: thank you to all."

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  • Review by Dominique
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed Hari-Oms yoga teacher training. I liked how it taught many different philosophies, basics of different styles, the differences and similarities between them."

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  • Review by Calin N.
    10 out of 10

    "I was impressed by the vast experience, in depth knowledge of yoga, and teaching skills of the instructors. I liked the special approach to teaching by using an invigorating blend of hard work, attention to details, and recurrent episodes of fun jokes to make everything feel lighter, more human, and all to make students love yoga more than they used to. And for me it worked and I think that is the secret and the big science.I left the training feeling a better yogi, and aside from the insights received, the asanas technicalities, and many other details and knowledge required of a yoga teacher, with which surely I will still require continuous study, self work and effort to improve and consolidate.I left feeling more in touch with the inner realms, with myself, perhaps a better person, with a better will, more clearly defined personal priorities and certainly better equipped to live a more yoga type of life, to be able to take care of myself, body, soul, spirit and emotion. And why not, who knows, perhaps one day, in my turn, to also be able to help others start to love or get closer to yoga, get closer to themselves."

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  • Review by Angelica Scott

    "I have been trained in a three year apprenticeship, with hundreds of hours, still ongoing seminars every year, where meditation and union with the Divine is the goal. I found the training to be not only enjoyable and beneficial.I loved the fact that there was always the referral to meditation as the real thing, as well as provision of a good introduction to yoga philosophy. It was rich, interesting and stimulating. I feel renewed enthusiasm for my teaching and the desire to expand and grow, which I had lost."

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