Infinite Expansion – Open To Divine Love
Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork Retreat
w/Patricia (Sunyata) & Surya
May 25 – June 1, 2019
OUR FIFTH year of offering retreats in rural Tuscany
~The beauty and way of life calls us back….
~Embraced by the Tuscan hills, we focus upon the inner work of personal transformation…Breathwork…Yoga…Meditation…Sacred Movement…Silence
~Expanse of olive groves and vineyards, a long cypress lined dirt road to a lovingly restored 800 year old Italian villa…
~Enveloped in this womb of earthy, sensual, aesthetic beauty we remember… who and what we are…
~Energy uplifted…self-resourced, inspired, expanded, renewed and clear, we return focused and re-committed to what truly matters in this life…
Our Tuscany yoga retreat takes place at Le Pianore (once on the site click the English flag to see the English version), an authentic Italian villa and agriturismo cradled between the medieval hill towns of Montelaterone and Monticello. With its spectacular views, awe inspiring landscape bordering Mount Amiata, generous swimming pool bordered by cypress trees, and the fabulous Italian cook and her sumptuous cuisine, Le Pianore offers an environment of conscious sustainability, and an experience of a slower paced and thoughtful way of life amidst breathtaking countryside of rural Tuscany. Reviews of Le Pianore may be found here on “Trip Advisor.”
Each day there will be four sessions. The focus of our sessions is to open energy pathways, quiet the mind and to remember and experience the stillness and ease of our True Nature, the timelessness of Pure Consciousness.
Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, and fluid unwinding, while awakening sensation as guide back to body’s innate intelligence. This approach to practice, shifts the habit of doing asana to an unfolding, by feeling and sensing our way thru the practice. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.
Meditation and self inquiry sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions offer mindfulness and breath awareness based on Vipassana meditation as well as non-dual, open awareness meditation and self inquiry.
Breathwork is one of the quickest ways to personal transformation, enhanced wellbeing and the direct experience of expanded consciousness. It is a profound dimension of our retreats.
The Madonna Spring and the Val di Prata Sanctuary is an easy walk from the yoga retreat center. You can take this lovely walk thru the Tuscan hillside at any time during your stay at Le Pianore.
The ancient, rural beauty and the slow pace of life at Le Pianore, create a rare environment for refining awareness and deepening spiritual understanding in the process of retreat. To enhance the benefit of this yoga retreat, silence periods will be observed.
On the first day of the retreat, May 25, 2019, you will be picked up in Siena at the Hotel NH Excelsior on Via Tozzi at 3PM for the 40 minute ride to Le Pianore. Between inspiring practice sessions, enjoy walks on the sacred land and environs of Le Pianore, and to the nearby hill town. Perhaps you might plan to arrive a few days before or stay a few days after the retreat to enjoy Florence, Siena and the Tuscan hill towns, opening the heart to the slow, sensual way of life that is Italy and it’s unique gift of evoking both inner and outer beauty. All meals are vegetarian prepared from the organic gardens and imbued with long loved art of Italian cooking.
On the last day of retreat, June 1, 2019, we will leave Le Pianore after breakfast, arriving at Siena by 10AM from where you can make your connections to airports or embark on further travel in Italy.