SEPT 28th - OCT 7th, 2018
MONTE AMIATA · TUSCANY · ITALY
Join Tara and Peter for a luscious, spacious, and serene 10 day yoga and more retreat, just for you.
Set in the heart of Tuscany, cradled between medieval hilltop towns and surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams. A private haven ideally suited to creative exploration and spiritual practice: with its spectacular views and untouched landscapes, it imparts a real sense of freedom.
The Tuscan Countryside provides the perfect environment to open and revel in the five senses. To listen, To see, To touch, To smell, and To taste are all gifts of this embodiment. Peter and Tara will guide the students into deeper relationship with the five senses utilizing the practice of Yoga asana, breathwork, and meditation as a framework for exploration. We let the practices become a bridge to the senses so we may feel even more attuned and alive.
The rich land, nourishing food, and fragrant air offer the backdrop to a full experience of what it is to be awake and alive. What an incredible opportunity to dive into yoga and life in the most beautiful places on earth.
Mornings will begin with early meditation and breathwork surrounded by the fresh, cool air. A light breakfast of coffee/ tea and fruit is available in the early am. Prior to Brunch, Peter or Tara will lead an active asana class that will include dynamic poses and flow to get the blood moving and the heart open. Enjoy an incredible feast for the senses after yoga practice prepared by the Tuscan chefs. The afternoons will be filled with sight-seeing, alternating with days of afternoon quiet/ restorative and rejuvenating yoga practice. Dinners held on site, prepared to perfection, in the style of simple and delicious Tuscany are sure to bring great joy to the palette. Students will have plenty of freedom and time to explore the magical land of Tuscany while being provided with a full experience of wellness, and heart-mind-body connection and centering.
We offer this to you for your heart’s journey, set in magnificent Tuscany where the pace of life is slower, and focused on the appreciation of quality of living, in harmony with the world around you. Leave this unforgettable 10 Day Tuscan Retreat with a new vitality and energy for your life, work, and relationships!
Don’t miss out on saving your seat to the Tuscan vineyards for a wholesome 10-day yoga retreat. Prices increase $300 after the Early Bird period ends. Book your spot with a small $500 deposit today!
The estate is an IMC certified organic farmstead where we will enjoy 3 meals daily, with more than 80% of it’s energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels and sustainably managed wood) and all the water comes directly from the mountain spring.
The property offers a variety of rooming options from private, double to dorm, mostly with private bathrooms, and beautiful, spacious indoor and outdoor yoga facilities.
We will all meet in Rome for an overnight on Sept 28, and then travel together, the following morning, to the retreat center, where we will spend 7 days practicing yoga, meditating, exploring our inner world, and exploring the beautiful land of the Tuscany.
Then on Oct 6th, we will return to Rome for another overnight and depart the following day to wherever is next for each of us.
Your flight should arrive into Rome ANYTIME on Friday Sept 28 and depart from Rome ANYTIME on Sunday Oct 07th. You should make your own arrangements for transport from the airport to the group hotel in Rome, but we will give you a list of group arrivals, in order to co-ordinate and share travel costs.
Angus and Tania of Chirriposa Retreats will be your retreat hosts for the whole week, and there will be rental vehicles (9 seater mini-vans) and drivers to take us on group excursions throughout the week, giving us the freedom to visit as many medieval villages and towns as our hearts desire.
Tara, E-RYT 500 is the owner and founder of Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn, NY. Since Abhaya’s inception in 2010, it has been Tara’s mission to create a home for yoga with a focus on community, education, healing, and spirituality. Her classes are dynamic yet subtle and incorporate principles of the breath, the pranic body, and are inspired by mythology that she codes into an embodied experience through asana. The Abhaya Method provides the framework for Tara’s teaching.
The Abhaya Method focuses on the return to our natural state by attuning to the architecture of the body aligned with a free and open breath.
Each layer of experience from most physical to most subtle is explored through asana, pranayama, meditation, subtle body techniques, philosophy study, chanting, and community support…
Tara holds certification in both Vinyasa traditions and Anusara. Her passions are teaching teachers and helping students heal through yoga therapeutics.
Having led international retreats, spanning over 15 years, to Bali, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, have been some her greatest memories.
Tara is thrilled to return to Tuscany after almost 20 years.
Peter has a playful spirit and loves to share this path of delight through his teaching of yoga. He has been in the world of yoga for 25 years and has had the great honor and pleasure of travelling worldwide to study with many great yogis in many corners of the world. He is passionate and sincere in offering students a place to journey to, a place filled with stability, freedom and integrity in alignment yet never forgetting the joy filled love of life, the highest teaching life offers! He has a special love for safe alignment teachings, therapeutic yoga and the proper hands on touch aspect of yoga. Peter teaches worldwide and offers private instruction as well as group trainings for the more serious student. Concurrently he has served as a guide and mentor to many along the way seeking his life earned wisdom and support as they go through major life changes.
Peter is excited to come to Tuscany to co-teach this retreat with Tara adding to the many Urban 3-day retreats, assisting week long retreats and module focused trainings in Costa Rica, Mexico, Bogota, Ecuador, Barbados, Italy, Athens, and Ireland. Website: www.petergoodmanyoga.com