The Perfect Yoga Retreat in Italy… Everything That Makes A Retreat Special, The Massage, The Excursion, The Extra Classes, Is Included!
Our 2014 Italian retreats:
• 19th – 26th April - 2 spaces left ! !
• 17th – 24th May – 4 spaces left
• 2nd – 9th August - 6 spaces left
• 16th – 23rd August
• 4th – 11th October
If you want to join us in a beautiful 17th Century estate in wonderful Italy this year, simply make a no-obligation booking.
Just fill in your details using the easy form to the right and we’ll pencil your slot in!
Very well organized, relaxing, flexible and peaceful.
Rachel and Cecilia made this yoga retreat beyond what I could have expected.
Not only do they know a lot of history, roots and ways of yoga but their energy makes everyone feel comfortable.
The 17th century estate was breath-taking, the food was natural and delicious and I met a lot of really amazing people.
Carly Pisarri , USA
What You Can Expect
Remember, this is an all-inclusive holiday so there will be no extra costs this week! The minute you arrive at our estate, everything will be taken care of for you.
The all-inclusive price includes:
• 7 nights on a 17th century Italian estate
• Transfer airport – estate – airport
• 3 divine and healthy vegetarian meals a day, prepared with local ingredients
• Sunset drinks and dinner at a typical Italian restaurant on the Friday evening
• 6 morning sessions, each lasting 2 hours, featuring different yoga styles (hatha, yoga therapy, sivananda, kundalini, iyengar and vinyasa flow)
• 5 restorative evening sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours
• 1 massage: Shiatsu or Thai, Swedish, Reiki, etc, depending on which massage therapist is available
• 2 workshops: themes may include yoga philosophy, ayurveda, creativity, and coaching techniques
• Half-day excursion
• Silent walk through the hills of Sabina
• Welcome gift
Shared Accommodation: 1350€
Private Accommodation: 1450-1550€
Prices include full board accommodation, all yoga, workshops, and excursions, and one full-length treatment per person.
What You Will Do
We start each day with yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.
During these morning sessions you will experience a variety of yoga styles so that you can find the ones that best suit you.
After a lovely breakfast, we gather again for the workshops. You get more insight on the true philosophy of yoga, on healthy food and you learn how you can get more balance and rest in your daily life.
In the afternoon you will have some time for yourself, take a dip in the pool, enjoy a rejuvenating massage or read that book that’s been waiting for you for a while.
On one afternoon we will visit a small typical medieval village together that’s renowned for its hill views, small alleys, and little shops.
There’s also a silent walk on the program: let the silence dazzle you and experience its strength. This silent time is often one of our guests’ favorite moments of the holiday.
Sunset is the time for the evening yoga classes. They will balance body and mind and above all, will give you a deep sense of peace and rest. After class you can enjoy, another wonderful dinner.
This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.
An hour from Rome we find the In Sabina estate. Two beautifully restored 17th century stone buildings overlook an incredible panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. There are three terraces with beautiful views for relaxing and watching the amazing sunsets.
Torri, a medieval village with barely 1000 residents, is about 3km away.
At In Sabina you will find a lovely arrangement of beautiful rooms set in acres of lush groves of olive trees, fresh fruit trees, flowers, and all the beauty the Italian landscape has to offer.
Rooms are spacious and well equipped, with shared bathrooms. Several single rooms are available, at additional cost. The region has long been famous for its quality food and drink; the olive oil is even considered to be one of the best in the world.
In Sabina is featured in the recent Taschen publication Great Yoga Retreats! More information and pictures on: www.insabina.com.
Rachel is the founder of Revealing Vajra. She will be ably assisted by Myrna van Kemenade to ensure that you enjoy varied days.
Rachel will be your guide during the evening classes. Having studied in many different styles of yoga, Kundalini and flow classes are by far her favourite ones to teach, and follow.
Rachel is also an experienced shiatsu therapist and personal coach and brings this experience to her retreats as well.
You can read Rachel’s story here…
Myrna van Kemenade
Myrna attended the Dance Academy of Amsterdam and was a professional dancer for many years, starring in hit musicals such as Chicago and Saturday Night Fever.
11 years ago she shifted her energy and became a yoga teacher. She is now the owner of Yogadreams, a well-known yoga studio near Amsterdam: www.yogadreams.nl
After her Ashtanga/Power yoga training in Montfoort she went to LA to learn from one of the best, Shiva Rea. During this training she discovered a unique mix of flow, power, relaxation, music, and dance.
Myrna’s lessons are characterized by a lovely flow and her voice will guide you into a deep relaxation. For Myrna, yoga is so much more than just asanas. She will encourage you to make yoga part of your daily life.
At Yogadreams Myrna teaches Ashtanga vinyasa, stress relief and meditation.
What Our Guests Say…
Amber, the Netherlands
This week has been most enjoyable! For me it was the perfect combination of excercise, leisure time, adorable food and great people in a wonderful location. The yoga classes were a very good mixture of different styles, enabling me to figure out what style suits me best; Thanks Rachel, for this great retreat!
Ann Tilman, Belgium
Breathing sensations, powerful warmth and an astonishing environment. This Vajra retreat very gently introduced me to the variety of yoga. Daily practice has now become an integral part of my life. I discovered myself, care for my body and reinvented my life! Alla prossima volta!
Marjolein Paap, the Netherlands
If you want to start with yoga or are a beginner and want to know more about it, this yoga retreat is a wonderful choice: a well balanced program, good teachers, a great environment and a relaxed atmosphere.
Pati Nunez, Spain
Rachel and Cecilia took care of us in all senses and I admire the genuine humbleness of both teachers. I loved the yoga classes, ALL of them, but also the rest of the program. In Sabina itself is located in a beautiful area, just perfect for a yoga retreat. It’s cozy and decorated with very good taste, full of details and the yoga platform is wonderful!
Everyone takes care of you and that is a wonderful feeling to have!
Karyn Monat, USA
I came to this retreat not knowing what to expect as I had never met Rachel and Cecilia and was not familiar with the style of yoga they would teach. However the retreat was fabulous! I learned and practiced many styles of yoga, felt comfortable asking the instructors questions and enjoyed the company of the multinational group and loved the relaxing atmosphere of the Italian countryside. Thank you!
Kim Verheyden, Belgium
Signing up for the Vajra yoga retreat was definitely the right choice for me. I would describe this retreat as the perfect balance between yoga, relaxing, me-time, good laughter, nice food & accommodations… all with a soft spiritual touch. Rachel and Cecilia are truly lovely people! They will make you feel at home as of your arrival and will guide you along this nice yoga-journey.
All you need to do is enjoy!
Farrah Roberts, UK
Thank you so much for a fantastic week. It was the perfect combination of yoga and relaxation!
The location is amazing and I feel fully re-charged. Keep up the good work!
Lotte, the Netherlands
A perfect holiday to feel healthy, relaxed and comfortable. It opens your eyes and body.
I definitely recommend it!
Nice and warm yoga retreat in a beautiful location. You get up early and feel happy and alive at the end of the day. Nice pool, delicious food and warm teachers around.
This was a very nice yoga experience for everyone.
Magali Lucas, Belgium
Never done yoga, never done a meditation and above all, I had never been on a retreat before! I just wanted to relax, to take some time for myself and to decompress totally. This yoga retreat was exactly the place where I had to be! A beautiful environment, filled with different yoga styles, meditations, great food, warm people, free time to relax and of course two amazing teachers! Rachel and Cecilia, thank you for making this retreat so unforgettable! I could just be myself enjoying the silence in this indescribable atmosphere..
I can just say.. don’t hesitate, just do it, enjoy it and you will be carried away to a place where everything is allowed.. Rachel and Cecilia, you will see me again on one of your next retreats!
cute video made by one of our guests!
What Should You Do Next?
If this sounds like something you would enjoy;
- The 17th century Italian estate with beautiful comforts and wonderful food sourced from local ingredients…
- Our “leave your wallet at home” All inclusive packages so you literally don’t have to worry about the cost of anything else (a big source of worry on holiday in my experience!) …
- The varied and interesting itinerary we have planned to ensure you have a relaxed and rejuvenating experience…
Then please make a no-obligation provisional booking. Just fill in your email at the top of this page and we’ll fill in your slot.
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Hopefully we’ll see you in Italy this year!