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3 Days Weekend Dynamic Yoga, Trekking and Chestnut Tasting Retreat in Italy

  • Il Roccone, Agriturismo Il Roccone Walden, Piancastagnaio, Province of Siena, Italy

Overview

Italy Yoga Retreat

SATI Dynamic Yoga Retreat invites you to take part in this rejuvenating yoga adventure held in beautiful, sunny Italy. The retreat will take place at “Il Roccone”, in a farmhouse surrounded by nature, and is designed to energize, regenerate, and take you closer to your forgotten inner self. The yoga classes, awakenings, meditation sessions, and workouts held at sunrise and sunset in a site full of energy will recharge, reconnect, and inspire you!

Highlights

  • SATI Dynamic yoga classes
  • Sitting and dynamic meditation sessions
  • Bioenergetics, functional, and core training
  • chestnut festivity in Abbadia San Salvatore
  • Hikes in the beautiful natural park
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 6 meals
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English, Italian
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You will stay in shared double rooms which have been recently renovated. Since the center is at 800 meters altitude, the rooms are quite cool in the summer and offer a 360 degree view of the woods, villages, and valleys.

Friday

  • 16:00 Arrival at “Il Roccone” before 16:00
  • 18:00 Introductory class: IN-CON-TRA-RSI, dynamic full experience, celebrating the meeting
  • 20:30 Dinner

Saturday

  • The day starts with 30 minutes of morning sunrise meditation and the five Tibetan rites
  • 08:00 Functional SATI Dynamic yoga and balance: insights and practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Hike in the natural park
  • 14:00 Light lunch and rest
  • 16:30 30 minutes silent sunset meditation
  • 17:30 SATI Dynamic Chakra meditation: dynamic meditation to help you activate and balance your energetic centers
  • 20:30 Dinner and free time by the fireplace

Sunday

  • The day starts with 30 minutes of morning sunrise meditation and the five Tibetan rites
  • 08:00 SATI Dynamic bio energy and SATI dynamic meditation: an active meditation through movement, dancing, and singing
  • 10:00 Breakfast and three hours exploratory hike in the natural park
  • 14:00 Lunch and departure

SATI Dynamic encompasses

  • Yoga
  • Active observation
  • Functional and core training
  • Bioenergetics
  • Music therapy
  • Sitting and dynamic meditation

During this weekend retreat you will experience two refreshing nature hikes in the beautiful nature park at “Il Roccone”.

Evi Choutou

Evi was born in Athens, lived in Rome for the past 18 years, and is currently working in both cities. She has been spending most of her life practicing sports and living in the fitness and wellness world, studying and examining all the disciplines that can serve any useful purpose in improving life quality. After realizing that some of them are ill-suited or not easily adaptable to the present historical moment, she started looking for a way to insert them in our current context.

Evi is an architect, bio-architecture and Feng Shui consultant, naturopath with specialization in natural nutrition, kinesiologist, yoga teacher, and personal trainer with a great passion about functional training, as well as an author for a wellbeing magazine. She examines thoroughly everything that can raise the quality of life. The whole of her studying and professional experiences has brought her to focus on her vocation: the research of physical and psychological balance and the overall wellbeing!

This retreat will take place at “Il Roccone”, a beautiful farmhouse located in Piancastagna, the province of Siena, Italy. Being a place fully surrounded by nature, this is the perfect spot to practice forest bathing, which is a technique used to reduce stress level and restore mental and physical balance through the slow immersion into nature’s healing processes.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Hiking
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio

The price of this retreat includes a total of six meals with a choice of vegetarian cuisine or local specialties.

Since you will stay in the healing embrace of nature, you will focus your time on taking part in the planned out activities. If you feel like exploring, you can hike through the Pigelleto natural reserve or visit the mercury mines of Siele village.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 6 meals (two breakfast, two lunch, two dinner)
  • SATI Dynamic program as described above

Driving directions from Florence Airport (FLR), Pisa International Airport (PSA), or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)

  • Take the Florence - Siena highway towards Siena South.
  • From Siena, take the highway towards Rome, via Cassia.
  • After five kilometers, turn right at the Monte Amiata sign.
  • Switch to Abbadia San Salvatore and Piancastagnaio, follow the directions to Castell'Azzara.
  • On the road to Castell'Azzara, after six kilometers from the junction of Pietralunga and at the sign for Siele, turn left and go straight for three kilometers down a dirt road until you reach your destination.

Driving directions from Rome

  • Exit the motorway at Orvieto.
  • Follow the signs to Lake Bolsena.
  • From there, continue to Acquapendente and then follow the signs to Piancastagnaio.
  • When you arrive at Piancastagnaio, follow the signs to Castell'Azzara.
  • On the road to Castell'Azzara, after six kilometers from the junction of Pietralunga and at the sign for Siele, turn left and go straight for three kilometers down a dirt road until you reach your destination.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airports are Florence Airport (FLR), Pisa International Airport (PSA), or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

GPS

  • 42.80366694
  • 11.67809665

Distances

  • Acquapendente 15 kilometers
  • Castellazzara, 8 kilometers
  • Piancastagnaio 8 kilometers
  • Santa Fiora, 8 kilometers
  • Saragiolo, 4 kilometers
For information about the booking conditions, please send SATI Dynamic Yoga Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Carlo from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "First retreat but definitely not last! Unexpectedly fun! The place amazing! "

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  • Review by Roberto from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "It was an intense weekend both physically and emotionally. The schedule was perfectly balanced according to everybody's condition and the wellbeing effect at the end of the retreat was the proof! The location was uniquely beautiful and has contributed to make those days even more fun and relaxing at the same time. Evi was really intuitive on our characteristics and could mix them in such an original way: it's not easy to lead a group of people who hardly know each other and make them feel like a team in such a short time, but she did it!"

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  • Review by Athina from Athens, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "I don't like yoga but this retreat was much more than that. It was challenging emotionally and physically. A transformational experience that helped me see things about myself and others in a deep way. The place was like paradise. I thought I was in a dream! "

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  • Review by Claudia from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "My third retreat already with Evi. Thank you for your passion, your availability, your dedication, and your simplicity with which you manage to create unity! Always new thing to learn inside and out! "

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  • Review by Ioanna from Athens, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Excited about the place, about SATI Dynamic, and about the experience! "

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  • Review by Silvia from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "Third retreat with Evi and this time, I could bring my 13-year-old daughter with me. It's getting always better and deeper! The location in as natural as it can be. The house was beautiful and the hosts are always very polite and helpful! "

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  • Review by Michele from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "Great practices, great location, and the spring waters were amazing! Regenerating! "

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  • Review by Daniele from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "We couldn't have had enough!"

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  • Review by Sabrina from Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "Playing, dancing, singing, and practicing yoga in nature with great people and a fantastic teacher! I loved it! "

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  • Review by Silvia from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "My second retreat with Evi, I went to the summer retreat in Aegina and at the one in Tuscany! Different places, different people, and different energies but always a profound experience!"

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  • Review by Cassandra B from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I had a tough time with all those dynamic exercises as I am not at a 100% energy level, but when home I felt transformed in a positive way. We learned that we can do more than we think :-)"

    "I liked quite everything, but I definitively liked more the evening classes. SATI Dynamic method is tough, dynamic, mind-based, but also time for fun. It helps a lot to get more motivated, fit dynamic and to be in its own power and trust we can do whatever we wish to do. "

    "Location is a bit difficult, if you don't have a car but it's worth it!"

    "The “day after” physically i feel something between very tired (but maybe also because of the long travel-day home) and also full of energy and power to do whatever I wish to do. Mentally, Lots more motivation, strength, power. Feel like some blockages were gone. Emotionally Also much better. Thank you Evi for having made it such a special time."

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  • Review by Simona P from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "Everything went great, from location to the courses, to Afrodite the cook! I would have liked it to be longer so as to have more free time to go around the island."

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  • Review by Luigi from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "It's my third retreat with Evi already and it's a great combination of working out, meditation, relaxing, having fun and staying in beautiful places."

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  • Review by Maria M from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "It was all beyond expectation! I didn't know anyone but right away, Evi managed to create intimacy among everyone and break the ice. The practices and the communication games were intense physically AND emotionally, the location and food was great... Thank you Evi for giving so much of you!"

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  • Review by Liliana M from Rome
    9 out of 10

    "Unique experience... When I arrived I wanted to go home the same day, I'm not used in sharing rooms and bathrooms and it was hard for me, but I remained and that's why I would recommend it as an important experience and occasion to explore sides of oneself. The island is beautiful, the practices challenging but very different and intense in every way. Amazing experience! I would pay more money to have a private room and bathroom."

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  • Review by Daniela C from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "The courses were fantastic, all of them, Evi was capable of transmitting beautiful energy and positivity. Although the sharing of common spaces (rooms and bathrooms) was hard in some moments for whom is not used to do it, it has been an amazing experience! "

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  • Review by Francesca S from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "My fourth retreat with Evi and I can only say: thumbs up!"

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  • Review by Silvia L from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "I liked it: I didn't know that we would have faced also emotional issues, and it was hard for some people of the group, but I found it was a fun way to talk about ourselves and have a look within. As far as the practices and courses are concerned, I loved everything."

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  • Review by Raffaele M from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "My fourth retreat with Evi, a way out and at the same time a way in. Very significant!"

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  • Review by Claudia S from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "The place was amazing, the house beautiful, the food also. The SATI Dynamic method is the most complete among all the yoga styles and functional workouts I have ever tried (and I have tried almost everthing). It was very interesting the interaction with people I didn't know, all the new connection, what I could discover about myself... It was my second retreat with Evi and she always gives me more than I pay for! I could never thank you enough!"

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  • Review by Daniele D from Rome
    10 out of 10

    "Evi is the best. Unique experience and hospitality. I liked the practices, the communication games were also very interesting, I had fun, I worked out, I relaxed and met nice people!"

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  • Review by Emma B. from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for this experience! I feel such a lovely energy from how positive this week has been for us all. I plan to come back for the next one on September!"

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  • Review by Katia S. from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Sati Dynamic is energy, breathing control, focus on myself. The retreat was a significant experience: we put together in a few days physical practices and workouts and meditations in a beautiful and silent location, far from the city chaos, in the middle of nature where we could appreciate completely our walks and hikes. I wouldn't have changed any of the practices, that - although intense - left us enough time to relax and get to know better our travelling partners."

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  • Review by Daniele L. and Sabrina L. from Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "The spring retreat in Tuscany was really cool!!! We had fun, we worked out and we relaxed! We are going back for sure in Tuscany and we are also participating at the one in Greece! Thank You Evi!"

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  • Review by Francesca A.M.
    10 out of 10

    "SATI Dynamic is a medicine for the body AND the spirit. After each class I come out tired but reborn. The retreat is a wonderful socializing experience (although I don't like to share the bathroom). Great place and food!"

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  • Review by Francesca P.
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat has been an experience of sharing but also a way to dedicate time to myself and go deeper. The SATI Dynamic yoga practices teach me how to face myself without fear, they teach me to breathe, to release, to express and to also have fun! I'm joining the summer retreat in Greece as well!"

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  • Review by Laura S.
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was an opportunity to get in deeper touch with myself and others. It has been a moment of pure breath in a reality that is never breathing. The house was beautiful, the food even more, and the teachings amazing! Thank you Evi."

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  • Review by Paola S.
    10 out of 10

    "SATI Dynamic practices manage to resolve 70% of my physical problems and 50% of my mental and emotional ones. The retreats are my first choice vacation, a way out of my busy routine. They give me the energy and the motivation to go back stronger and healthier. I have participated in most of Evi's Retreats and of course I'm going in Greece and in Tuscany again!"

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  • Review by Roberta C.
    10 out of 10

    "I was lucky to participate in three SATI Dynamic retreats already. A very positive experience! Each time a retreat is over I feel reborn, regenerated and in peace with the world (although I am not an "easy person" . I had the chance to practice different classes twice a day, I "felt" the energy of my chakras, I learned the 5 Tibetan rites routine, I could meet new people with different ways of thinking and completely different lives to enrich mine. A life-changing, transfromational experience! Thank you Evi."

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  • Review by Arty from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "Challenging workouts, amazing venue and great food! I will definitely go back on September!"

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  • Review by Roberta S from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "That was much more than a retreat! Amazing sunset in Cape Sounio, deep cultural sensations in the ancient Acropolis, restoring relaxation in the beaches around Athens and the best yoga practices and meditations held by a really inspirational teacher. I went back home with a unique sensation in my heart! Can't wait for our next retreat with Evi! "

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  • Review by Roberta R from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "It was a great experience! I'm happy to have shared it with new people and to have made a couple of great new friends. Plus I fell in love with the city and can't wait to visit it again more thoroughly! Evi is a great teacher, that leads us through functional training and her unique yoga to an introspective state of mind that we take it back home! "

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  • Review by Alexandros X from Athens, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "In five days we did more personal work than in an entire year! Cultural visits, free time at the beach, two different practices and workouts a day, fantastic greek food all under the guidance of a really special teacher! Thank You Evi! "

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  • Review by Francesca S and Chiara S from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Evi is a revelation for us! Her SATI Dynamic method includes dynamic yoga practices, functional workouts, active and dancing meditations and partner games that makes us connect in a deeper way to our friends, family and partners! Every workshop and seminal she plans is different and unique! We went to her retreat in Athens last year and it was a cultural yoga vacation where we had the possibility to practice under the blue sky of Attica in locations only she could have taken us. We participated at her retreat in Tuscany on December and it was a totally different experience: fantastic place inside the natural park, great food and a more introspective program. Somehow she manages to plan what we need for every season of the year! We are totally joining the following Spring and Summer retreats!"

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  • Review by Giorgia L from Rome, italy
    10 out of 10

    "I am not a Yoga person myself, (or at least I thought so) but my friend Claudia insisted I should join a class of her instructor Evi Choutou, that was not the usual yoga class, it was "something different" as she said... I did! And that 2 hours class was enough to convince me to join Evi's retreat last December in the beautiful Roccone farmhouse, in Tuscany! It was a revelation for me! I breathed, I practiced yoga, I played, I sang, I danced, I hiked, I slept, I ate great local food, I met nice and fun people and I went back home after two days reborn! I gained inputs for a healthier lifestyle! There's no need to tell you that I'm joining her next retreat and my sister and boyfriend are coming with me!"

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  • Review by Rosy R from Ravenna, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I had just come back from a yoga retreat in India, which, of course was a unique experience, and my friend Silvia talked to me about a different yoga retreat her teacher had planned in Tuscany. After India, my expectations where high! But when someone like Evi offers her experience and professionalism in such a pure, honest and generous way the energy created opens the door to a truth I have to admit: you don't need an Indian Guru to find a way to yourself. You have to be lucky to meet authentic people with passion for what they want to transmit to guide you when you have doubts. Evi is one of them. The Winter Retreat in Tuscany was introspective and fun at the same time, Tuscany is always amazing, the food was fantastic and the hospitality of Renato in the Agriturismo Roccone makes you want to go back: and in fact I'm joining either the Spring Retreat at the same place!"

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  • Review by Dimitris M from Salonicco, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic location, great food and hospitality, regenerating walks and hikes in the natural park, strong meditation practices and work outs and intense yoga practices all under the guidance of a charismatic teacher! "

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  • Review by Simona P and Luigi S from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Me and my husband found immense benefits from Evi's SATI Dynamic Yoga classes, either on a physical and on an emotional level. Her retreats are the best regenerating vacations we ever had and we can't have enough! And she always finds the best places to take us!"

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  • Review by Paola P from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Evi through her SATI Dynamic method found the perfect balance among Yoga, Functional training and dynamic meditations. Her retreats are my first choice when I plan my vacations schedule! I try to follow her everywhere and she always takes me to wonderful energetic places. My concept of "vacation" has changed thanks to her!"

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  • Review by Micheal D from Athens, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "People of all ages forming curiously a compact group at the end of the retreat, after only three days! The nature was beautiful, the food fantastic, the hospitality beyond standards and last but not least, great practices lead by a unique teacher!"

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  • Review by Liliana from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "When I came back home from the retreat with Evi, the energy was still really high! My husband was happily surprised, he said: "You should go more often!" And actually I will!"

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  • Review by Claudia from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "My first choice vacation! Evi takes us to beautiful places, we eat healthy but delicious food, the practices are intense in every way, and when I go back to my normal life everything looks much more positive! Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Silvia M from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Evi is an inspirational teacher in every way. Her truth comes out in all she does and what she plans for her students comes directly from the heart! Her classes and retreats are restoring for me, they became my medicine, my source of power to face my everyday life routine in the best way! The venues she chooses every time are highly energetic locations, the food is delicious (and I always loose weight!) the program she schedules is rich and complete with different practices (we do yoga in the most different of ways, we meditate through dancing, singing, playing...)"

    "I can't wait for the next retreat!"

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