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Short Yoga Retreat Italy

Join YOGAMEA and celebrate this yoga retreat to immerse yourself in nature with yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantras, music, good Italian cuisine, discussions on the philosophy of yoga in front of the fire, long walks, mountain bike, horseback riding, a good book, and much more.

Meet the instructors

Timea, Narendra, & Donatella
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Highlights

  • 2 days of activities
  • 2 90-minute yoga lessons per day
  • Group walk to explore the surrounding area
  • Satsang of yoga philosophy around the campfire
  • Guided 1-hour meditation sessions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$312 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Federico Fellini International Airport (US$62 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (US$415 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Ancona Falconara Airport (US$312 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

The Monastery of San Girolamo is a magnificent Renaissance monument wrapped in the majestic arms of centuries-old oaks. Finished in 1503 by Don Ghisello Vandini of the noble Vandini family, Capitani di Frontino can be defined as from the Renaissance period. Inside you can find a spacious room, finely decorated with wonderful period frescoes. If needed, it will be used for your yoga and meditative activities. There is no shortage of space here. They have a wonderful cloister and a lush garden all around the structure.

Alternatively, comfortable gazebos especially set up can be used for practicing yoga sheltering them from the summer rain, without having to give up contact with mother nature. The ancient church, now deconsecrated, is available for various activities. Inside you can find the magic of history, through a blissful silence that only the atmosphere of ancient times can help you to re-live. A fantastic opportunity for yoga and group meditation, without neglecting the possibility of guaranteeing truly intimate and personal moments. The monastery of San Girolamo puts at your disposal 14 bedrooms, of which:

  • Two shared classic rooms with private bathroom - can accommodate up to three beds; all with private bathroom
  • Seven large classic rooms capable of accommodating four to six people, with a private bathroom inside, plus an external one
  • Five Monastic rooms, deriving from the renovation of ancient monks' cells in the ancient part of the Monastery, terracotta floors, and wooden ceilings

The rooms feature simple furnishings and essential comforts. In each room, together with the essentials, you can find a private bathroom with a shower cubicle. Wi-Fi connection is throughout the building.

Program

This yoga and meditation retreat is suitable for every level of knowledge. They will help you relax body and mind. The YogaMea School formula “Arrive and leave when you want” offers everyone the possibility to organize themselves as well as possible in order to participate in this retreat. This way you can relax and stay with them for as long as you wish, choosing the best arrangement for yourself.

You will carry out meditation sessions and yoga under the guidance of the instructors, who after years of experience in practical and theoretical training are able to sustain any level of preparation from a beginner to a more advanced level. Together with the usual and transformative yoga and meditation activities, you find time to go for group walks, or if you prefer, you can go alone to enjoy an excellent massage, read a book in the garden, or by the pool. On Sundays, there are no lessons, however, it is still possible to use the various areas that are always at your disposal for solitary practice.

It is also possible to book a private yoga session. On Sunday, various excursions will be available. These will be evaluated nearer to the day, taking into account the requests of those present: in just over 30 minutes it is possible to visit the city of Urbino, or on the other side of the hills, the small Republic of San Marino; there is also the possibility to visit the cells of Cagliostro, the Castle of San Leo, or to go for a walk by sea in the nearby seaside resorts. Going to visit the guests at YogaMea School by the sea is something that guests at the Monastery like best.

It allows them to make new acquaintances and spend the day on the beach in Misano Adriatico. On other occasions, it is the guests from YogaMea school in Misano who join at the Monastery. This yoga retreat carries on without interruption. It starts around Easter and ends when the weather turns cold in October. Your holiday will not only be dedicated to yoga and meditation. It will also offer you the wonderful opportunity to relax and let go of the tensions of everyday life. Come and savor the magic of this period residence, guided by their expert teachers who will give you what you need to start off.

In addition to this, there are many extra activities available. The maximum number of participants for the yoga and meditation retreat is 20 people. However, in the case of larger groups, YogaMea school can arrange classes and instructors for simultaneous sessions. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and check-out time is 10:00 a.m. YogaMea School reserves the right to apply these times only and exclusively in the following examples. If you come earlier and your room is ready, the management can allow anticipated entry at no additional cost. At departure, the same rule applies.

Every morning, Yogamea school proposes a Hatha yoga lesson. Each lesson lasts 90 minutes. Some may think that this is difficult, but on the contrary, they would like to assure you that it is perfectly accessible to everyone. In fact, each lesson is suitable for beginners and also advanced yogis. By getting in tune with your body, the transformation will begin, because, with YogaMea school at San Girolamo Monastery, you can, in just a few days, obtain the maximum benefits.

Through the asana yoga positions, the pranayama exercises breathing technique, yoga meditation, and chanted mantras, you will attain a state of well-being beyond compare. The yoga philosophy does not only focus on deep contact with the body but on the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. During your retreat and wellness stay with YogaMea School at the San Girolamo Monastery, you will have the opportunity to take part in several meditation sessions and Yoga Nidra sessions. If you have never tried them before, you will be able to discover the gentleness and the unique sensation you get from taking part.

Meditations made of silence and sound, mantra chanting in Sanskrit while you move around, stand upright, and finally sit down. Visualizing and paying attention to the sensations throughout your body. All types of meditation have their own effect and they all lead to a single final goal: to live consciously and in great peace. Today you have the incredible opportunity to improve your life.

Subjects covered

During your stay, you will have the possibility to explore the following subjects.

  • Mantra chanting, ethic (Yama and Niyama)
  • How to practice Shat Karma (cleaning technique for the respiratory tract)
  • The appropriate techniques to reduce the risk of injury during asana practice
  • How to practice pranayama (breathing technique)
  • How to practice Dhyana (meditation)

Karma yoga

Karma yoga is doing your duty without thinking about yourself. Karma yoga’s main purpose is to keep in check and finally allow you to let go of your ego. During Karma yoga practice, it is essential that you do not involve your ego because only this way you will be able to practice without attachment and personal desire. The Karma yoga activities are all those tasks, in which guests actively take part in, in order to ensure that everything at the yoga retreat is a success, for example, the cleaning of one’s room or the communal areas, preparing for meals, picking up leaves, watering the plants, etc.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Ashtanga yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 10:30 Walks and all other available activities - Massages, excursions, etc.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Aerial yoga
  • 17:00 Hatha yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Free time

Instructors

Timea Vitez

Narendra Gusain

Donatella Colucci

Retreat location

Frontino is the smallest village in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino. With its peaceful and natural surroundings, it is located in front of Mount Carpegna and within the beautiful Natural Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncelli. Frontino is a charming medieval village and, due to its uniqueness, it has been recognized as one of the most beautiful of its kind.

Distances

  • Urbino - 50 minutes
  • San Leo - 50 minutes
  • Fano - 70 minutes
  • Rimini - 70 minutes
  • Ravenna - 110 minutes
  • Republic of San Marino - 1 hour by car
  • Florence - 2 hours 45 min by train
  • Venice - 3 hours 45 min by train
  • Rome - 4 hours by train

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served three vegetarian meals per day as well as water and herbal tea included in the price. Food is made by local organic products, prepared by the expert hands of the chef, with buffet service, served at the restaurant. Not least the Italian cuisine: organic products at "zero km", finely and expertly produced healthy and rich in fiber directly served at the table by the Italian chef to delight your well-being.

The restaurant is open every day. In addition to guaranteeing the school a healthy and correct yogic cuisine, of vegetarian and vegan origin, for economic or commercial reasons, the restaurant, which is managed separately and independently, also serves meat and alcoholic drinks.

YogaMea School does not sponsor this type of cuisine. However, in respect of those who instead follow the regular Sattvic yogic diet and under "prior request and extra payment", it is possible for anyone staying at the retreat in the Monastery to sit at a separate table and get a different menu from the one chosen for you by the school.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Yogic
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)

  • Cooking courses
  • Drawing lessons
  • Excursions by car or minibus
  • Excursions on e-mountain bikes
  • Massage
  • Pony trekking

What's included

  • 2 yoga lessons per day
  • 4 meditation sessions a week
  • Group walk to explore the surrounding area
  • Satsang (discussions) of yoga philosophy around the campfire (weather permitting)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Water and herbal tea
  • Quality support throughout your stay
  • 2 changes of sheets and towels a week
  • Use of washing machine

What's not included

  • Massage
  • Excursions by car or minibus
  • Excursions on E-Mountain bikes
  • Pony trekking
  • Cooking courses
  • Drawing lessons
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Transport to and from the train stations in Rimini, Riccione, Misano, Cattolica, or Pesaro

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by train

Pick up from Rimini train station costs 60 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

The taxi service is always available in order to guarantee each arrival and departure is logistically sustainable. The cost of each taxi ride can be divided by the number of passengers.

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer available: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (US$312 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Federico Fellini International Airport Airport transfer available: Federico Fellini International Airport (US$62 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer available: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (US$415 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Ancona Falconara Airport Airport transfer available: Ancona Falconara Airport (US$312 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • May 1st - June 11th
  • August 28th - September 24th 
Mid season
  • June 12th - August 8th 
High season
  • August 9th - August 27th 

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