Italy
Destination
8 Days
Duration
Yoga
Activity

This retreat is suitable for Beginner and Intermediate level.

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 & Caroline Benzi, on our luxury, 7 night all-inclusive Yoga and Wellness retreat. Designed to help you to bring balance back into your every-day life through the practice of Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa Yoga, meditation, workshops and delicious food.

Benefits of this retreat:

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. Here 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 sur-roundings 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, well-being 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 & 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.

You will come away feeling fully refreshed after the retreat and after relaxing in your very own luxury hilltop retreat & spa in beautiful heart of untouched Italy.

 5 -12 Sept 2020

LOCATION

Location:
Situated on the east coast of Italy, in the heart of Le Marche, one of the most unspoiled and charming region 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. Whether you want to join this retreat to recharge, silence your mind 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.

INCLUDED 7 nights luxury accommodation with en-suite bedrooms (twin or private rooms (with a supplement)
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
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)
NOT INCLUDED Travel Insurance
International Flights
Personal Expenses
Optional and extra activities (excursions/transportation/ daily trip
Additional drinks such as wine
ACCOMMODATION
  • Single
  • Double
  • Shared – Mixed

The bedrooms at Villa Olivo 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. 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.

Your home-from-home
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 9 – acre estate includes 2 pools, an in-home spa, 2 gyms, yoga studio, tennis courts, fire pit, multiple indoor & oudoor eating areas and endless manicured gardens.

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, 2 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 & jacuzzi, 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 bedrooms are all large, beautifully decorated, en-suite and can be either configured as double or twin beds. 4 rooms have a sea view, 2 have beautiful views of the 13th Century Civitanova Alta.

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 4 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 airconditioned/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 & projector for workshops.

FOOD
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Organic

Enjoy 2 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.

ITINERARY Designed as a holistic experience for up to 20 people, the carefully crafted schedule has been created to focus on your health, well-being 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 & 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.

Retreat schedule

Here is an example of a day, each day will vary a little, with opportunities to
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’S PROFILE 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 Amster-dam, 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 Neth-erland 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 intermedi-ate Yoga Practitioners are welcome. No previous Yoga experience is required, however, if you have nev-er practiced Yoga before, we recommend you let us know ahead of time so we can advise how to come to the retreat more prepared.

For additional information or questions, you can reach him on Instagram @gianluca.iacopini or gianlu@gianlucaiacopini.com.

Carolina Binzi, will be your other host & 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 recognized 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.

PRICES
  • €1650/ US$1787 per person for shared occupancy, twin bedroom, Villa Olivo
  • €2250/ US$2437 per person for private bedroom, single occupancy, Villa Olivo

Note:

*Bookings for Villa Oliveto will be available only once the rooms at Villa Olivo is filled.
*Deposit required: €495 / US$536  for shared room per person, €675/ US$730 for single private room