Namaste Bella – A Yoga Retreat to Italy
August 31 – Steptember 7
Food. Friends. Family. If you value these things, please join us on our retreat to Italy. Il Tesoro is 500 acre a family-run farm-to-table destination at the crossroads of Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. We will begin or end each day with yoga and meditation, bookending carefully curated excursions that will immerse you in the local flavors of Italy.
Il Tesoro is nestled on 500 acres of farmland in the heart of Italy. The gorgeous private property allows for rest, relaxation, and a chance to embrace a slower pace of life. Conveniently located, it is a 1.5 hours drive from Rome and only 25 minutes from Orvieto Train Station.
Guests can wander amongst the olive grove, stroll along lemon tree-lined paths, relax by the pool, swim under the waterfall in the waterhole, or savor nature as they hike along trekking paths. Owners Rita and Massimo’s lifetime of experience means access to extensive knowledge about the most memorable local experiences and excursions – including the best of Italian culture. Il Tesoro is the perfect location for a retreat from the busyness of daily life to the unforgettable experience of la dolce vita.
Each apartment has its own en-suite bathroom. All linens and sheets are provided, and there is daily housekeeping and towel change. Il Tesoro provides eco-friendly amenities, slippers for guests’ convenience, and in-room hair dryers. Tea set and water available either in the apartment or in the common areas between apartments.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
- Morning Yoga and Meditation
- Tour of 2,500-year-old hill town Civita di
- Lunch in Civita di Bagnoregio
- Free time at Il Tesoro (e.g. Spa Time, Pool, Hike on Property)
- Afternoon Yoga
- Dinner at Il Tesoro
- Facial Treatments
- Wine and Cheese Tasting
- Cooking Classes
- Leather Shopping Trip
- Visits to Civita di Bagnoregio, Orvieto, and
- Torre Alfina
The restaurant’s menu is seasonally dependent, as only the freshest ingredients from the farm and other local sources are used to prepare each meal. All of the meals are traditional Italian cuisine, perfect for being slowly savored and best eaten amidst shared conversation.
Guests can expect to start the day with a delicious, nutritious breakfast composed of made-to-order eggs (fresh every morning from the farm), cheeses, local breads and Italian breakfast pastries, fruit and juices, teas, and fresh Italian cappuccinos and espressos
ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher, E-RYT500
Kate was born in Puerto Rico and lived in six different counties before the age of 15. She has a passion for travel and learning about other cultures. When she is not teaching classes and leading programs at her studio in Savannah, GA, she loves to combine her two passions and lead international retreats.
Kate’s yoga practice started in 1998 to balance out the physical stress of her running habit and the mental stress of working in the software industry. During the years since, she has turned a weekend hobby into her vocation. With more than 1,500 hours of teacher training under her belt, Kate brings a breadth of experience to her teaching. For more on Kate’s background click here.
Yoga Alliance Certified, E-RYT500
Rebecca Cheeks Soule, PhD is a New York City based yoga and meditation teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. She also leads yoga, adventure and lifestyle retreats worldwide. Rebecca and her Soule Man live a very full life in New York City.
The combination of her practical knowledge, strong science background and extensive yoga training generates intelligent and accessible classes for people from all backgrounds and experience.
Rebecca guides her students towards physical ease within their body, clarity and peace of mind, and to experience their boundless spiritual potential. Rebecca’s teaching will guide you towards the wisdom and intelligence you have inside, towards your own inner teacher and ultimately, your best life.
Rebecca’s Yoga Alliance 500-Hour E-RYT certification comes from training at Sonic Yoga and ISHTA Yoga in New York City. For more information about Rebecca, click here.