Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat at Villa Lina, Italy with Alessandra & Daria - 15-19 July 2020

Daria-Alessandra

YIN & YANG Retreats invites you to Italy’s bohemian Villa Lina for an immersive, experiential, creative and balancing 5 day yoga retreat.Take a step into the past as you immerse yourself in the magical energy of Villa Lina’s 19th century charm. Here, yin melts into yang, the sun meets the moon, ida and pingala merge, clearing the pathways for a deeper connection to yourself through yoga, meditation, chanting, free form movement, art as a healing tool, Thai bodywork, ritual and ceremony. All these tools serve to remind us that we are born blissful.

Alessandra and Daria are the co-creators of this creative project aimed at exploring your Yin & Yang polarities; ultimately restoring a blissful balance within. There is space for everyone, so please come as you are, individually, as a couple, with a friend, your mother, sibling, father, or soul sister. We are here to hold the space for you.

The Venue


Set within 80-acres of land, Villa Lina is a beautiful historic estate dotted with bohemian cottages among organic kiwi and olive trees, lavender fields and grape vines. The property also boasts an 18th century botanical garden with fountains and statues dating back to the Etruscan era. Within its walls, two pools await you…an Olympic pool from 1929 and a sunset pool with 360 degree vistas as well as recently refurbished yoga shala.

Your Facilitators

Alessandra Pecorella


Second generation Yogini and electronic engineer, Alessandra is a Senior Yoga Teacher, founder and director of Aditya Yoga School for Conscious Living, based in West Hampstead London. She discovered yoga at a very early age from her mum and has been on this path ever since.

She has had the honour to study and spend time with some of the foremost swamis and teachers from both the East and the West. She is a direct student of Swami Kriyananda from the Kriya tradition and Shiva Rea, creatrix of Prana Vinyasa® – or Prana Flow®.

She passionately facilitates yoga classes, workshops, events, training and retreats to enrich, inspire and motivate other fellow humans to live a life of Intention.

She works with a kaleidoscope of techniques, from asanas, meditation, chanting, breath work, introspection to ecstatic dancing, threading seamlessly the Wisdom of the Yoga Tradition with Modern Science.

Daria Germondari

Certified Yoga Teacher, Advanced Thai Massage Therapist and Artist. Daria’s teaching is built around the principles of yoga psychology; cultivating personal intention that translates into healing fluid asana to help generate awareness, emotional growth and a connection with Spirit. She comes from a creative Vinyasa background influenced by Shiva Rea, Julie Martin, Susanne Lahusen and her primary teacher Alessandra Pecorella! Her signature flow includes working with the energetic body, creative and somatic movement, exploration of pulsations, and free form yoga (sometimes taking you off the mat). Daria loves to integrate elements of Thai Yoga massage with healing touch and hands-on assists helping to open the body and encourage the freeflow of energy around the body’s energetic pathways.

Daria identifies with the softness and fluidity of Yin flow practices; she is pure flowing Water! She can’t wait to juxtapose this with Alessandra’s passionate Fire! She will also be leading a unique Thai Yoga massage workshop which perfectly exemplifies the dance between Yin & Yang as you take on both roles of the idle receiver, and the dynamic giver of this ancient healing practice.

Sample Schedule

  • 7.30am Sunrise Chanting & Meditation with Alessandra
  • 8am Light Breakfast
  • 9.15am-11am Solar Yang with Alessandra
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • Free time
  • 6pm Yoga Nidra with Daria
  • 6.30pm-8pm Lunar Yin with Daria
  • 8.15pm Dinner

Accommodation

Based on shared accommodation

Nourishing Food

There will be three meals per day cooked with fresh local ingredients from the biodynamic vegetable garden.

Investment

  • Super Early Bird: £595 if you book by 31st December 2019
  • Regular Price: £695 if paying in instalments
  • Dates: 15th to 19th July 2020

What’s not included: flights, travel to the venue, individual massages or day trips into nearby Ronciglione or Viterbo.

Terms & Conditions

  • A £100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 2 months before arrival (by 15th May)
  • A 50% refund is available for cancellations made up to 1 month before the start of the retreat
  • A 30% refund is available for cancellations made up to 15 days before the start of the retreat
  • Any cancellation made 2 weeks prior will result in the loss of 100% of the retreat price, unless the place is filled

Instalments

We want to make this retreat as affordable as possible so do get in touch if you would like to discuss a reasonable instalment plan with us. Email:

yinyangyogaretreats@gmail.com

Activities

Massage: We will have an experienced massage therapist onsite for which you can book on arrival at the property.

Pools: Villa Lina boasts two beautiful pools; an Olympic pool from 1929 and a sunset pool with 360 degree vistas

Surroundings: We will be immersed in 80-acres of land in one of Italy’s Greatest Gardens. We invite you to explore the magical grounds with its hidden pergolas, secret gardens and shady orchards.

Day Trips: You can walk into the medieval village of Ronciglione, or explore the nearby nature reserve of Lake Vico in the stunning town of Viterbo

Travel

Villa Lina is located just outside of Rome in the village of Ronciglione. We would recommend that you fly to Rome Fiumicino airport. If you let us know the time of your arrival we can help group you and assist you with arranging a private driver to take you to the property. The price from the airport is approximately 100 Euros. We recommend that you arrange renting a car and sharing the cost.

~ We experience Bliss when Yin meets Yang ~