Italy
Destination
8 Days
Duration
Detox, Yoga
Activity

The Yoga and Wellness Retreats will be held on the natural green Island of Elba in Tuscany, in our Shala of Villa Shanti (indoor and outdoor), or on magical rocks or beautiful sandy beaches.This inspirational retreat is the perfect balance of emotional healing and physical fun surrounded by a magical nature in peaceful Villa Shanti .

We start with the sunrise early morning, having a Zen Mediation in our garden and a more powerful Yoga Session to wake up, stretch and strengthen our whole body, giving it new energies and release all tensions. You will have breakfast under the palm trees and we make plans for the day, like hiking, biking, swimming, doing all kind of water sports (Windsurfing, snorkeling and diving). The daily activities may cost extra, depends on the activities you choose. Or you just relax in the beautiful garden or do some sightseeing. The little medieval villages are worthwhile to see. One day we have an Italian cooking class with our chef Alberto (included).

And two days, if you wish, we do all the kriyas, the yoga cleansing technics with some fastening to restore your body completely, reconnect to your center and feel physically and mentally realigned, revitalized and rejuvenated.

Starting early evening with Restorative, SlimYoga and YinYogawhilst the fusion of different Yoga Styles combined as well with Pilates will end up in a Meditation, allowing you to unwind with Pranayama which will include mindfulness and Yoga Nidra.

You can book massages during the daytime like Thai, Shiatsu, Slimbody and Ayurvedic Massages for an extra fee. We give Reiki (Christel is a Reiki Master).

Spoken Languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish

10% off till 31.01.19

24 MAY – 31 MAY 2019
7 JUNE – 14 JUNE 2019
13 SEPT – 20 SEPT 2019

LOCATION
INCLUDED 7 Nights Stay at Villa Shanti
Yoga Sessions
All Meals
Zen Meditation
Asana & Prayanama
Cooking Lesson
NOT INCLUDED Airport Transfer
ACCOMMODATION Double Room Only – Private Bathroom

ACCOMMODATION

Villa Shanti is located in Marciana. 3,5 km from the next beach in Marciana Marina and 1.5 km from the beautiful medieval village of Marciana Alto.

One Apartment called Scirocco ( 60 qm) has one bedroom and another open bedroom on a balcony accessible with stairs. There is a huge living room with fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The apartment can be used from 4-6 people, because there is a bedcoach in the huge living room. Another second bathroom is combined with the interior Yoga Shala next door and can be used if the apartment is used by six people.

The Second smaller Apartment, Called Ponente, (25 qm), has one bedroom reachable with a staircase a living room, bathroom and kitchen. We use it for 2 people, maybe a couple with a child who could sleep on the little bedsofa in the living room. 

Featuring a living room with a sofa, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette, each unit has a private bathroom with bidet. Each unit features a terrace and has a satellite flat-screen TV, as well as air conditioning. 

The whole house has AC (warm & cold) and free WiFi. We are getting our energy with solarpanels and we have an own dwell with 100% tested drinking water. The quality of our water has the perfect standard like “fontana di Napoleone” witch is nearby the house. Beeing independs from water and having solarenergy is like Bingo in this Island.

We have two Yoga Shalas. One big one outdoor where you are doing real sun salutions with the rising sun every morning. Around the Outdoor Shala we have herbal plants and an own garden where we do grow our own food. The Garden is huge and has wonderful palmtrees, fruittrees and else. There is a barbecue area and different relaxing places with hangmacs and sunchairs or sundbeds. The sun is shining from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. and the old trees give you nice shadow areas. 

We have an indoor Yogashala, so every time of the year we are giving regular Yoga courses. Portoferraio is 20 km from Villa Shanti, while Marina di Campo is 17 km away.

Yoga teacher Shakti Chris

“Bend over will definitly change your life” – staying in the forward bend “Pada Hastansa” will change your life! I read the saying in the first yoga book I picked up in 1995.

I laughed and thought, let’s see! My son was born and I lived in the wonderful but stressful job of a global reporter, desperately looking for an anchor in my restless world.

I then literally stuck in Pada Hastasana !!

What followed were several yoga teacher trainings that have changed my life sustainably.

First at Power Yoga inventor Bryan Kest in Santa Monica, California, the yoga guru of stars like Madonna and Sting. Bryan was literally my catapult from the western to the eastern world. Power Yoga was just the beginning that gave me the first access to a very athletic yoga. But that cannot be everything, I thought, and set out for India and Nepal.

In an Ashram in India (Kerala) I graduated in Therapeutic Yoga with Guru Saji. Added to this was another degree in YinYoga and my Reiki Master.

“I have created my own style from this colorful yoga world with many great inspirations, but it always adapts to the group. I like to teach in nature, on beautiful beaches, on magical rocks or in the Yoga Shala of my Villa Shanti on the beautiful Island of Elba where I do live most of the year. ”

I completely turned my life upside down. From the secure employee relationship as a reporter, I have jumped into the new world of yoga, with no net!

And this has become a dream that I live in my Toscany Italy. I opened the first yoga and mediation center on the green island of Elba in January 2018. With an indoor yoga shala (we searched for 3 months for the right colors and repainted again and again until we were happy). The outdoor Yoga Shala surrounded by a beautiful garden with its own vegetables, herbs and citrus fruits is made of wood and at about 7 o’clock in the morning sun salutation the sun comes up in all imaginable colors.

It’s a magical place I live with my Italian partner Alberto (great cook). And every morning, when I get up with the sun, I’m just happy! Bend over- Pada Hastasana !!!

We have space for yoga groups up to 10 people. And my wonderful neighbor has also offered her villa. So place for 15 yogis easy.

DAILY SCHEDULE

1

Day 1

  • 17:00 Arrival
  • 18:30 Welcome with a Light YinYoga 
  • 19:30 Welcome Diner 
2

Day 2

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Zen Meditation 
  • 08:00 – 08:30 Tee
  • 08:30 – 10:00 Asana & Pranayama
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Light Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 16:00 Hiking or Beach
  • 17:00 – 18:30 Evening Yoga Restorative & Yin
  • 19:00 Meditation
  • 20:30 Barbecue
3

Day 3

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Silent Walk in the nature or in the Garden of Villa Shanti
  • 08:00 – 08:30 Tee
  • 08:30 – 10:00 Asana & Pranayama 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Light Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 17:00  Hiking or Beach
  • 17:00 – 19.00 Yoga at the Beach
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Diner
4

Day 4

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Zen Meditation
  • 08:00 – 8:30 Tee
  • 08:00 – 10:00 Asana & Pranayama 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Light Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 15:00 Cooking with Alberto *
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Partner Yoga
  • 19.00 Diner
  • 19:30 Elba Wine form local production Zega
5

Day 5

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Zen Meditation
  • 08:00 – 08:30 Tee
  • 08:30 – 10:00 Asanas  & Pranayama
  • FREE TIME
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Evening Yoga with Meditation
  • 20 :00 Diner
6

Day 6

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Silent Walk
  • 08:00 – 08:30 Tee
  • 08:30 – 10:00 Asanas & Pranayama
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11.00 – 17:00 Enjoy Nature beautiful walkt o the magic rocks
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Health Advantage with Yoga (Powerpoint)
  • 19:00 Diner
7

Day 7

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 – 07:30 Tee
  • 08:30 – 10:00 Morning PowerYoga 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Light Breakfast
  • 11.00 – 16:00 FREE TIME
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Learning of Basic Thai Massage Principles
  • 20:00   Diner
8

Day 8

  • 07:00 – 08:30 Meditation, Pranayama, Asanas
  • 08:30 – 08:45 Tee
  • 09:00 – 09:30  Get your own Yoga Programm for home
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Byebye in Elban Style

*Alberto Clerici, co-owner of Villa Shanti and Ex-Hotel Manager 4+. He Learned cooking with his grand chefs