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6 Day The Essence of Yoga Holiday in Abruzzi National Park

The Essence of Yoga Retreat, Via Querceto, Campoli Appennino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy

Italy Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of yoga? Or do you want to find an entry into your practice? All levels are welcome in this beautiful ongoing yoga retreat in the heart of Italy! Experience different styles of yoga, taught by expert teachers, indulge in local vegan / vegetarian food to boost your health, and enjoy the stunning mountains of the Abruzzi National Park.

Meet the instructors

Paul & Katja
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  • 10 yoga classes a week
  • Meditations, hikes, excursions, evening events, and more
  • Feel immersed in nature: Find stillness and quiet as well as activity
  • The Essence of Yoga Retreat is part of a holistic community promoting the spirit of unity, kindness, support and abundance.
  • Everything is optional: You have the full freedom to decide what to do with your time.
  • Easy to reach location and no car needed
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

All the rooms are situated in an old restored Italian country house. They are spacious and cool in the summer. Views out of the windows vary from garden views to beautiful views of the mountain range.


The Essence of Yoga is an ongoing retreat that you can join any time you like for any amount of days! The schedule varies every day of the week and offers you many different activities with enough breaks and time for yourself to relax and enjoy the wonderful nature around the retreat house.

All classes and activities are optional, giving you the full freedom to decide what you want to do with your time! There are yoga classes every day for those who want to dive deep into their practice, hikes, excursions, anatomy classes, workshops, and weekly changing activities for long-stayers.

Daily schedule of activities


  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning meditation
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 14:15 Visit to community projects
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Peak pose
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:30 Multi-style yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 14:15 Free time
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Yoga anatomy
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:20 Candlegazing meditation


  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning meditation
  • 07:30 -0 08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 14:15 Waterfall hike with picnic
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Yin yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 17:45 Trip to Sora with visit of the market and the Castello
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Yin yoga with yoga Nidra


  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning meditation
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Hatha flow
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breaksfast
  • 10:15 - 14:15 Free time
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Strength and balance
  • 18:00 - 21:00 Movie evening


  • 07:30 - 08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 14:15 Mountain hike with picnic
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Weekly changing activity
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner


  • 10:15 - 12:30 Brunch
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Beginner-friendly Ashtanga
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner at local restaurant

Included excursions

  • Trip to a waterfall and gorge in the mountains with picnic
  • A hike into the mountains of the Abruzzi National Park with picnic
  • Sora, the nearby town, with a visit of the market and the castello


Paul Maycock

Katja Schick

Retreat location

The retreat takes place in the mountains of the Abruzzi National Park, Italy's oldest National Park, surrounded by unspoiled nature. It is conveniently located between Rome and Naples. Hikes take you into the mountains to waterfalls and gorges or to the nearby villages.

You can reach Sora, the nearby town, with all the modern amenities in case you need anything or just stay at the retreat house, immerse yourself in relaxation, off the beaten tourist path, and find peace and inspiration.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The organizer provides three healthy meals a day, consisting of local and organic products as much as possible.

All meals are buffet style, vegan with vegetarian options, fresh and supply you with all that your body and mind need.

You will also be invited to a local restaurant to strengthen connections with local businesses and to other places in the community, so you get the chance to see more of the area. During hikes and activities, snacks and picnics are provided.

One day a week, you can take part in a common meal preparation with Paul. Have fun and learn how to prepare beautiful and nutritious meals. No previous cooking experience is required.

The package includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
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)

  • Community activities
  • Horseback riding
  • Cheese making

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation classes
  • Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Specialized workshops
  • Group excursions / activities
  • Nature hikes
  • Pre and post retreat support from the team
  • Pranayama classes
  • Evening events
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • Transportation during the retreat
  • Cooking class
  • Free excursions to sites of interest

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Flights cost
  • Visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Private classes
  • Additional treatments
  • Additional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP), Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA), or Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO).

Sora, the nearby town is reachable by public transportation from Rome and Naples in about two hours. Let the organizer know when you come, so they can arrange anything from there.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% 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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6 days / 5 nights
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This retreat is available from April 15 until the end of September, 2020, as an ongoing retreat. Come whenever you like!

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