Balance Luxury Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Untouched Italy, 5th – 12th September

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Description

Are you ready to calm your mind, body & soul? Are you ready to relax, refresh, restore & re-balance? Join us at the luxury Oliveto Estate, with your hosts, the calming and experienced Gianluca Iacopini and Caroline Benzi, on our luxury, 7 night all-inclusive Yoga and Wellness retreat.

Designed to help you to bring balance back into your everyday life through the practice of Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, meditation, workshops and delicious food.

Here, you can take time to relax, recharge and retreat in the beautiful, luxurious Oliveto Estate & Spa, in the heart of Le Marche, one of the most unspoiled and charming regions of eastern Italy. Offering all the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, but without the crowds as described by Forbes and The Telegraph and recently voted as No.2 region to visit in the World for 2020 by Lonely Planet.

Here you can take time to experience the slow way of life in this untouched part of Italy. With its endless coastlines of clean, quiet beaches, delicious local cuisine, breath-taking mountain ranges and charming historic towns, Le Marche ticks all the boxes for those seeking an authentic Italian escape..

You can experience the slow way of life. Whether you want to join this retreat to recharge round the fire pit, silence your mind in a sound bath, or create a deeper connection with yourself and nature, the calmness and surroundings of the Oliveto Estate makes it the perfect place to allow the magic to happen.

Designed as a holistic experience for up to 20 people, the carefully crafted schedule has been created to focus on your health, wellbeing and how to best create a more balanced lifestyle with small steps that make a big difference.

Each day will being different experiences where you can enjoy a variety of Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa Yoga techniques, strengthen your knowledge through Yoga workshops, and discover how to calm your mind with meditation techniques and sound healing that you can take back home with you.

We can also offer bespoke retreats tailored to you and your group should you wish on a date of your choosing.

Accommodation

Set on a hilltop with expansive views of the stunning Adriatic coast, the beautifully designed Oliveto Estate is an unforgettable luxurious Italian retreat that offers year-round exceptional luxury, 5* services and authentic experiences in the heart of the untouched Marche region.

This nine-acre manicured estate is set amidst rolling hills and ancient vineyards. It has its own olive grove with over 400 trees yet is only 10 minutes from the beautiful Adriatic Sea.

Oliveto Estate includes two beautifully appointed independent Villas that sleep 8 and 14 guests respectively, and are only a minutes’ walk from each other.

Both luxury Villas have been beautifully crafted to the highest standards, each with their own private grounds and pool. You can find a tennis court, two gyms and plenty of places to sit back and relax. With ample room to roam around, the hilltop location is the perfect space for those who want to spend time together but who also value their privacy.

The luxurious Villa Olivo has recently been completely refurbished and newly decorated and boasts 600 square metres of luxury living space including an in-home Spa including steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. t

There is a newly furnished gym, heated infinity pool, fire pit, state of the art kitchen, and the most incredible expansive views from all rooms in the Villa of either the sea and hillside, or the 13th Century town close by.

The large ensuite bathrooms are contemporary in design and feature natural stone, polished concrete and sleek, brushed steel fittings. The spacious bedrooms each feature panoramic views of the countryside and beyond. Four enjoy stunning sea views of the Adriatic coast and two have vistas of the charming 13th century town of Civitanova Alta.

They are bathed in natural light and decorated in gentle hues that give a tranquil, calming atmosphere. Furnished to the very highest standards, rooms feature natural wood floors, king-size beds with leather or fabric headboards, bespoke artisan lighting, Italian embroidered textiles and Egyptian cotton linens.

At the beautiful and homely Villa Oliveto, you can enjoy pared back luxury of over 300 sqm of luxury living space, with calming hues and Italian designer furniture. a game of tennis, olive grove vistas and large pool house and gym.

Here you will find two beautiful ensuite bedrooms, slightly smaller than those at Villa Olivo, but still a charming place to rest on an evening. Two have a double kingsize bed, and two bedrooms that can be twin or double.

The Studio

Enjoy your practice in our fully air conditioned/heated Studio, newly designed and created this year, purpose-built flexible Studio is our dedicated space overlooking the olive grove that can be used as a yoga, pilates or dance studio and workshops. Enjoy the mood lighting, use of all the latest newest equipment including inbuilt stereo system and projector for workshops.

Retreat schedule

Designed as a holistic experience for up to 20 people, the carefully crafted schedule has been created to focus on your health, wellbeing and how to best create a more balanced lifestyle with small steps that make a big difference.

Each day will being different experiences where you can enjoy a variety of Hatha, Yin and Vinsyasa Yoga techniques, strengthen your knowledge through Yoga workshops, and discover how to calm your mind with meditation techniques and sound healing that you can take back home with you.

Here is an example of a day, each day will vary a little:
08:00 Wake up and have some time to yourself
09:00 Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation
11:00 Homemade healthy brunch
12:30 Beach and other activities (sunbathing, walking, stand up paddle, swimming)
18:00 Yin Yoga practice at the beach or at the Villa
19:30 Healthy Italian dinner

Teachers

Join the knowledgeable, calming and friendly Gianluca Iacopini who will be your Yin & Vinyasa host and yoga teacher for the week.

Having completed 400 hours of Vinyasa and Yin Yoga training, 50 hrs of Aerial Yoga course and 50hrs of meditation training, he will teach you how to use the practices to live a well-balanced life.

Born and raised in Civitanova, lived in New York, Los Angeles, Colorado and currently based in Amsterdam, Gianluca is also an avid traveller and handpan player who loves to share his passion for yoga along with beautiful relaxing melodies everywhere he goes.

Having taught and practiced in Bali, Italy, The Netherland and Sri Lanka he is bringing and sharing on the retreat all the knowledge he gained internationally.

This retreat is designed for any gender, singles or couples over 16 years of age. Beginner and intermediate Yoga Practitioners are welcome. No previous Yoga experience is required, however, if you have never practiced Yoga before, we recommend you let us know ahead of time so we can advise how to come to the retreat more prepared.

Carolina Binzi, will be your other host and Hatha Yoga teacher for the week. An experienced yoga teacher with an MA in Cultural Studies and Anthropology, Carolina will guide you through what she calls ‘finding what flows within’. She is fully dedicated to sharing the practice of yoga and her studies, from energy work to philosophy and anthropology.

After years of passionate university research, which however had brought her to places where she felt imprisoned, in 2018 Carolina decides to accept the inner call and flip her life upside down. She recognised that what once was her side job was a true vocation, and she has become a full-time teacher since then.

Today, she is completely dedicated to yoga and to promoting a holistic lifestyle, aimed at inner growth and personal flowering. With 10 years of personal yoga practice, Carolina has always been a student and a traveler: her style combines traditional Hatha yoga, contemporary anatomy, and functional movement principles, spiritual practices, academic knowledge and experiences gained in the different countries where she has lived. Carolina is a kind and loving teacher, but at the same time, she is rigorous and with a hint of sarcasm that will make you smile.

Carolina’s core qualifications are: Hatha Yoga (100h), Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (200h), Yin Yoga (80h), Restorative & Pregnancy (100h), Italian Olympic Committee Instructor of Gymnastics & Mobility for Fitness and Health, Coaching PNL Practitioner and Pranic Healing Level 1.

Cuisine

Enjoy two daily delicious chef-made organic and vegetarian/vegan meals using locally sourced vegetables as well as our own home-grown olive oil. Non-vegetarian/vegan options or diet restrictions are available on request.

Retreat Price

€1650 per person for shared occupancy, twin or double bedroom, Villa Olivo
€2250 per person for private bedroom, single occupancy, Villa Olivo
*Bookings for Villa Oliveto will be available only once the rooms at Villa Olivo is filled.

Includes

  • 2 Yoga practices per day
  • 3 Workshops
  • 2 daily chef-made, organic and mostly vegan/vegetarian meals (non vegan/vegetarian options or diet restrictions are available upon request)
  • Snacks, fruits, tea and coffee available all day
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation with en-suite bedrooms (twin or private rooms (with a supplement)
  • Group transfer from Ancona or Bologna airport
  • Yoga mats, bolsters, straps, yoga bricks, blankets and meditation equipment are all provided
  • Access to all facilities of Villa Olivo (Spa with Jacuzzi and Sauna, heated pool, gym, tennis and ping-pong, table football, fire pit)

Does not include

  • Flights to and from Italy
  • Optional and extra activities (excursions/transportation/ daily trip)
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional drinks such as wine

Optional activities

Throughout your stay, take your pick of as much, or as little as you like of our additional experiences like such restorative massage, experiential cooking classes, enchanting hikes or city tours.

Or if you just want to simply kick back and relax, take time to enjoy our in-home Spa complete with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna or enjoy the uninterrupted sea view in our heated outdoor infinity pool. This is your time at your pace.

Experience an escape like no other, in your own Italian home-from-home, and go home feeling relaxed, grounded and most of all, balanced. We advise you to book any massages or treatments ahead of your stay to avoid any availability issues.

What past guests have said

“What can I say about the Oliveto Estate? It was amazing, and I’d love to go back sometime. The decor is beautiful and everything you could possibly need is in the fabulous kitchen, just made for wonderful group meals. We were bowled over by the meal the owner’s housekeeper cooked for us, and the spa was out of this world. Our visit was brief but it’s the perfect place for a large family or group to totally relax in stunning surroundings. The owners have done a fantastic job and we’ve been singing Villa Olivo’s praises ever since! Grazie Villa Olivo!” Janet August 19

“The La Oliveto Estate is a perfect retreat escape. I visited the property recently to check its suitability to take my clients on a Pilates retreat. The facilities are second to none. The design is fantastic. Francesca the concierge is a wealth of information and can arrange anything for you. The views, the spa, the grounds and the decor is just perfect. We will be back for our retreat in 2020” Shannon, Nov 19

What to pack

  • Yoga gear
  • Walking shoes/trainers
  • Swimwear for pool & spa
  • Relaxed clothing for relaxing at the retreat
  • Smart/casual clothes if you wish to dine out
  • Jumper and warm jacket for evenings around the fire pit (we have blankets for you too)

Location and how to get there

As it is centrally located, it is easily accessible by plane, train and car, this enchanting area is nestled between the dramatic Sibillini mountains and the coastline of the Adriatic Sea.

Ancona Airport – 35 minute drive
Pescara Airport – 1 hour 35 minute drive
Rimini Airport -1 hour 30 minute drive
Bologna Airport – 2 hour 30 minute drive
Rome Airport – 3 hour drive

Booking

To enquire about or make a booking on this Balance Luxury Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Untouched Italy, fill in the form. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.