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8 Days Open Heart Yoga Retreat in Le Marche, Italy

Open Heart Yoga Retreat in Italy

Join Mariel Chiaraviglio, a yoga instructor in the beautiful countryside of Le Marche, Italy for 6 days of connection. This inspiring retreat will be filled with Hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, and nourishing natural food. All designed to rejuvenate your body and enhance your personal health and wellbeing. This retreat is located at Il Picchio Verde B&B in the rolling hills of Le Marche region, between the Sibillini National Park and the Adriatic coast. A place where you can breathe deeply, sleep soundly, and feel revitalized by the abundance of surrounding nature.

By leaving behind the usual distractions of life, you will get a chance to reboot your body and mind. Mariel will introduce you to techniques, information, and skills that will create positive change in your life. This week is a blend of yoga, meditation, delicious natural food, nature exploration, reading, dreaming, and conversations by the campfire. Come back into balance, rediscover peace, rest an reconnect with your internal happiness.

Meet the instructors

Mariel
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Highlights

  • Relaxation and meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes with Mariel Chiaraviglio
  • Guided hikes in the hills surrounding the property
  • Visit the local winery and wine tasting in a breathtaking destination
  • Visit to a local honey bees and Aloe Vera farm (optional)
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
00:00

The Jasmine and The Biancospino apartments:

  • Sleeps a maximum of 2 each: 1 couple or 2 singles
  • One double bed
  • One sofa in the living space
  • Private bath
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Patio

Main House

  • 2 single bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4 singles or 2 couples
  • 2 double beds
  • Both with private bath

Program

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Herbal tea
  • 07:30 Hatha yoga featuring pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time to read, relax by the pool, or optional excursions
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Free time to rest, massage, swim, or explore
  • 16:00 Hatha yoga and dharma talk (Samkhya system: 9 forms of chakra yoga)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening program eg: conversations by the fire, meditation

This retreat is for you, if you are:

  • A yoga beginner or yoga fanatic
  • Interested in learning more about personal health
  • You just want to do something good for your health
  • Want a unique and fun experience
  • You want some fresh air, sunshine, time to play, and time to yourself

If you have a serious health condition, this retreat might not be suitable for you.

Included excursions

During the week, 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 San Ginesio or Sarnano, and explore the countryside.

The beautiful Medieval city of Macerata is only 20 minutes drive from our location retreat. Excursions to vineyards a Honey Bee or Aloe Farm can be organized on demand.

Instructors

Mariel Chiaraviglio
Pyramid Yoga Center Thailand Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Mariel is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy. Availing herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, Mariel weaves thought-provoking speaches throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, to the world and to the universe at large.

Retreat location

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.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

Click to see more vegetarian-friendly Yoga Retreats

Food

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 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
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • 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)

Herbal medicine walk

Hiking

Nature meditation

Visit rural villages or the biggest town close to the B&B - Macerata

Visit local farms

Wine tasting

Optional massage by a professional masseuse

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes with Mariel Chiaraviglio
  • 7 nights accommodation (bed linen and towels included)
  • Private swimming pool for retreat guests
  • All vegetarian meals prepared by a holistic nutritionist
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Visit of local winery and wine tasting (optional)
  • Guided hikes in the hills surrounding our property (optional)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Personal insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

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).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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