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The aim of this retreat is to teach you about health and nutrition and to give you an insight into one important part of the Italian culture - wine.
The teacher on this retreat is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Anastasija obtained her qualification from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, Canada. She spent her apprenticeship on a farm in Vancouver Island, where she studied herbal medicine and medicine making. She also has experience as a recipe tester and developer and was working in health food cafes.
Anastasija uses her knowledge of health to design and plan recipes as well as menus that will be used for the nutrition and wine retreat and she promises that the 3 days will be full of delicious and healthy meals. There will also be workshops on nutrition and on healthy cooking, covering the main pillars of nutrition - fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
During this retreat, you will not only get profound knowledge about macronutrients but also get some ideas and inspiration on plant-based food choices. There will be demonstrations, how you can easily add some healthy food choices in your daily diet from plant-based sources. Each day will be emphasized on one topic and will include some food demonstration.
Do you want to learn how to make your own seed butter, or are you interested in making your own plant-based milk? Or you have always been curious about fermentation, and would like to get some impulses about how to start? Come and join us on this retreat and you will be enriched with health and nutrition knowledge, in a beautiful surrounding, far away from rush and distractions of our daily lives.
In the late afternoon, you will get the opportunity to taste the best wines of the region. Riccardo, who is not only passionate about his garden but also about wine, will share all his knowledge and provide you a real and authentic Italian dolce vita experience.
We will make sure that you will return back home and have learned the best secrets of healthy food choices and got to know the real Italian charm and spirit.
This retreat does not provide personal health consultations but provide an overall overview of health and its connection to nutrition.
If you would like to come one day earlier or stay an extra night please contact us for complimentary accommodation.
During this retreat, there will be plenty of free time to relax, enjoy the views, swim in our salty swimming pool, read, sleep, visit the local villages such as Sant'Angelo or Sarnano, and explore the countryside.
Excursions to 3 different vineyards with a wine tasting of at least three different wines are included in the program.
Anastasija is a passionate and certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP). She offers a comprehensive culinary program which includes basics and deeper nutrition knowledge with workshops and hand-ons teaching. Her workshop and food preparation classes are designed to inspire and to educate everyone who is interested in healthy lifestyle and holistic nutrition.
Certified Yoga teacher searching for balance in all aspects of life. In his teachings, he guides and encourages you to relax, slow down your breath and focus on the present moment. His goal is restoring functionality and helping to sustain and maintain wellbeing of body, mind and soul.
This retreat located in the rolling hills of Le Marche, between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic coast. Il Picchio Verde is completely surrounded by nature, the building is located on the top of the hill that overlooks the medieval village of San Ginesio. The splendid view from the house stretch down to the Adriatic Sea coast and Mount Conero.
Il Picchio Verde B & B consists of two double rooms with private bathroom located on the first and second floor of the main building. As well as 2 apartments for a maximum of 8 guests, a number of people that ensures an intimate and familiar retreat.
The location of the farmhouse provides a peaceful place to enjoy the large garden enriched of a walk among more than a thousand shrubs and flowers surrounding the entire house, to complete this image of harmony a large rooftop salty swimming pool where you can relax after your yoga session.
The Mediterranean garden has more than a thousand shrubs and fruit trees to welcome and accompany you every day with its scents and essences, every season has its own charms and reasons for coming to visit. You can enjoy the sunset from the swimming pool, meditate in one of the patios, or explore the nature around. This is the perfect place for self-reflection and discovery.
Reconnect to your health through food and learn to embrace your own inner healer.
Anastasija is a holistic nutritionist and passionate about connecting with people and providing them with healthy and delicious plant-based food. She believes that the relationship with food and how we nourish ourselves can positively transform our spiritual, physical, and emotional body. She will create all meals with seasonal and locally grown products from our vegetable garden or local farmers.
Riccardo, the owner of Il Picchio Verde, is responsible for the veggie garden and all the herbs and flowers on our property, he is passionate about yoga, permaculture, and sustainability. He is growing organic vegetables according to the synergistic gardening method of Emilia Hazelip, it is an easy and organic way on how to grow food collaborating with nature.
The emphasis will be on locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables as well as wholemeal foods. We use fresh eggs from free-range chicken, fresh cheese from a local farmer, honey from a local beekeeper, vegetables, and fruits from fresh markets.
Anastasija will prepare healthy herbal infusions from herbs of the garden.
A professional therapist is available on request for different kinds of massages.
Ancona Falconara Airport
Transfer not provided
The closest airport is Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI), it is only 1-hour away. However, the international connections are limited. Bologna Airport can also be an option, it is about 3-hours away by public transportation.
Airports from Rome: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA) has more connections, and it is a 3 hours drive away (or longer, depending on traffic).
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