Ritual and Renewal Retreat, Lake Como | Italy 29th August – 3rd September

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SAVE $150 when you book on before the 15th of January

Description

Join us at our newest retreat location – the stunning Lago di Como! Italy’s premier chic destination, this week is guaranteed to bring la dolce vita! From private boat rides, villa visits, hikes, gourmet meals, spa day, with daily yoga + personal ritual workshops.

Our first week filled up in record time so we’ve added another week for everyone who still expressed interest!

Besides daily yoga and wellness classes, we’ll be able to experience this area up close and personal with private boat excursions to view some of the lakes famous villas, a visit to the legendary village of Bellagio, as well as the “pearl of the lake” Varenna, with one of the most picturesque promenades in the country.

We’ll take a walk in the hills to get close to nature, and learn about the flora and fauna as we forage with a Michelin level chef before a class with lunch.

And of course, one evening we’ll get to explore the local town of Como, which is perfectly charming, full of boutiques, cafes, and a lively atmosphere, as well as a dominating cathedral. We’ll enjoy a guided hike with views down to the lake, as well as another boat trip across the lake to a luxurious spa day with treatments to cap off our time together with pure relaxation.

Join us for a special week of deep renewal as we explore the power of ritual to bring us into the present moment and into the flow state. The ceremony of tea will guide the flow of each day’s activities and daily yoga classes with flow and/or yin. Yin yoga, like tea ceremony, facilitates deep emotional release and heart opening, and it accentuates our exploration of mindfulness, connection and slow, soulful living!

Guests will leave with an understanding of tea as a plant, a lifestyle and a divine beverage, as well as cultivating a personal tea ritual: a hand-blended tea and a daily practice to turn the mundane into meditation and tap into the bliss of the present moment.

Yoga

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered on our yoga retreat in Puglia in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.

Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students’ needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalised attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice.

Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable.

Your Hosts

Erin Lewis

Certified yoga instructor Erin Lewis, will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements.

She’s studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style. Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!

Sarah Scarborough of Tea Huntress

This retreat is led by Sarah Scarborough of Tea Huntress. Sarah has devoted the last twenty years of her life to discovering the culture and agriculture of tea, sourcing the finest varieties. As a registered yoga teacher, she offers vinyasa classes rooted in the Ashtanga tradition, as well as Yin yoga to compliment the power of tea ceremony to connect and change us.

Cuisine

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and lunch or dinner daily – either onsite at the amazing restaurants, in the city at some of the top rated locales, or out on our day trips.

We’ll taste the regional specialties at a couple top-level gourmet tasting dinners, as well as a wine tasting, foraging hike and food class with a Michelin-level chef. We will also visit some fun casual restaurants and have a pizza night! You won’t leave hungry, and you’ll be able to experience how the food is an integral part of this country.

Accommodation

This magnificent yoga retreat will take place at the beautiful Hotel Villa Flori in the picturesque lake-side position between Como and Cernobbio on the first basin of Lake Como.

This luxury historic hotel boasts lake views over the area, and we’ve secured Superior Lake View Rooms with private balconies for each of our guest room offerings. This way you’ll feel like you’re indulging in the chic Italian summer scenes made for films.

Retreat price

6 days / 5 nights (Aug 29 – Sep 3, 2022)

Inclusive Retreat Price = $3,995 (shared room*), +$1050 (single room)

Deposit to hold space = $950

Max # Guests = 12

Includes

  • Luxury accommodation (superior rooms with Lake Views & Private Balconies, spacious bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, linens)
  • Daily yoga
  • Meditations, Tea Ceremony, and Ritual Workshops
  • Daily Breakfast at hotel
  • Daily lunch or dinner
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • Private boat ride tour on lake
  • Visit to one of Lake Como’s famous villas
  • Wine tasting
  • Day trip to the “Pearls of the Lake” villages: Bellagio and Varenna
  • Foraging hike and class with Michelin level chef
  • Use of estate premises
  • Guided hike
  • Afternoon in Como town for sites, shopping and aperitivo
  • Luxury spa day with treatments
  • Various gourmet tasting dinners
  • Tips & taxes

Does not include

Airfare

What past guests have said

“Erin, It’s hard to know where to begin. The week was, in a word, magical, and even my most sincere thanks aren’t enough. After following these retreats for a year, I can hardly believe I was able to experience it myself. You are an inspiration. Your thoughtful planning and extensive research comes through with every detail – the pre-retreat emails, the welcome bag and note, the extraordinary meals and excursions, the yoga classes which always seemed to be just what we needed. It was a privilege to meet you and to be in your positive energy and glow for a week. I take none of it for granted.” Paige

“This was my first Yoga retreat ( I attended with my girlfriend) and it was terrific. Erin has created a great concept and runs a great business. She said she loves to travel and she loves yoga and she has merged these passions into a very unique experience. The yoga was technically pure and diverse without the rigid atmosphere you might expect. The day trips were a mix of city, village, and nature environments. The accommodations and itinerary allowed us to make new friends. In fact, many of our new friends told us that “this is the way they travel” because of what Erin has put together. You eat well, have sessions of Yoga, see parts of the world you will never see again…all in one.” Ane – Oslo, Norway

How to get here

Cernobbio, Como Town

Nearest major airports: Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN)

Taxis are easy and direct from either Milan airport or train station, and the ride takes about 40 minutes. Guests can arrive whenever is convenient for them. Check-in is officially at 3pm (earlier depending on availability) and the retreat will start at 6pm for orientation and welcome reception.

What to pack

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

– Bathing suit (on-site pool, spa day)
– Yoga clothes
– Personal yoga props (blocks, straps, etc.)
– Plug adaptors / converters
– Comfortable walking shoes
– Journal

Booking

To book or enquire about this Ritual and Renewal Retreat, Lake Como | Italy 29th August – 3rd September, fill in the form below. You can also email the team directly at retreats@soulseedmedia.com who will get back to you within 24 hours.

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