A yoga retreat in the heart of the beautiful Sabine Hills, Italy

27 April - 4 May 2019

Cost from £765

Teacher Catherine Annis

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About In Sabina

In Sabina, an elegant and breathtaking retreat centre in the heart of the Sabine Hills, offers spectacular views and a magical setting. Less than an hour north of Rome near Umbria, In Sabina lies in the midst of the untouched Italian country side.

The property is peaceful and rustic, offering a haven for spiritual practice, relaxation and rejuvenation. The retreat centre’s grounds are lush and abundant with lovely gardens, a pond, a natural spring and swimming pool. The perfect location for stunning sunsets and nature walks.

 

The daily programme

The yoga practice will be held outdoors on the magnificent wooden yoga platform overlooking the lush valley or in the serene and tranquil indoor yoga space with views over the hills and vales.

The day will begin with breakfast on the terrace, before the morning class on the yoga platform overlooking the valley. Practice will include meditation and asana focusing on breath and alignment to release and unwind long held tensions. After the morning session there will be time for massage, relaxing by the pool, swimming or a visit to the local village.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class and a deeper exploration of the poses. There may also be some yoga nidra, depending on how everyone is feeling that day. There will be one yoga free day and the classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

Three delicious Italian/vegetarian meals will be served daily. On one evening, there will be dinner out at a local restaurant. Also, an optional day-trip excursion to Umbria will be available for those who would like to explore the culturally rich hill town of Orvieto (on this day there will be no yoga practice).

 

Things to do

One could quite easily while away a week of deep rest and rejuvenation here. Relaxing by the swimming pool, having a massage treatment with an excellent therapist, finding a quiet secluded spot with a good book or taking a walk in the stunning natural surroundings. There are nice walks from the house and even better ones just a short drive away.

The area is rich in sites of historic and natural beauty. Only 10 minutes away, the charming medieval hilltop village of Casperia is a favourite haunt for In Sabina groups for dinner out on a Friday evening.

An optional day trip to the culturally rich hill town of Orvieto, just an hour away, is also offered during the week.

Accommodation at In Sabina

The exquisitely restored 17th century stone buildings have been converted into accommodation and overlook a panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. The rooms are designed in a simple, natural style, with a combination of new and antique furnishings. Four of the bedrooms are en-suite, the other rooms share a bathroom between two rooms.

All accommodation is shared between two or three people with limited availability for single occupancy.

There are three single occupancy yurts close to the pool area with an outdoor shower and shared indoor bathroom facility. The yurts can be warm in the day but sometimes cold at night. There is no electricity inside - just simple solar lighting. They do not suit everyone - only those who like ‘comfortable camping’.

 

Comments

A big thank you to Catherine – what an incredible yoga teacher! I’ve woken this morning and the Scaravelli yoga retreat now seems like a colourful dream, the kind that stays with you long after you wake up. We were asked to move with subtlety, and at the same time constantly challenged to work hard. All of our sessions were fun, some felt wonderfully random, but by the end of the two weeks, I thought to myself, everything made sense as a perfect whole. I’ve taken with me many body memories, not least a new awareness of particular parts of my spine!
Emily
A great experience, looking forward to booking my next YOAS holiday because the learning about yoga was like one careful breath towards coming home to my body.
Inga
Thank you so much for a truly wonderful week of yoga and getting in touch with my inner me! It has been inspirational and lots of fun too. I have learnt so much that I will now try and apply it to my own yoga practice (my new resolution is to do at least one proper practice at home per week and I now have the confidence to do that!. My downward dogs will be never be the same again now I know I should be treating my spine like a living breathing animal!
Natasha
You are the best Scaravelli yoga teacher I have ever had, and I love your mixture of a very thoughtful and intelligent approach to yoga with a light touch and sense of humour. You also seem to be genuinely interested in your pupils – it’s not all about you.
Amanda

A yoga retreat in the heart of the beautiful Sabine Hills, Italy, 27 April - 4 May 2019

Costs

Double or twin room with a shared bathroom £775
Double or twin with en-suite bathroom £825
Single occupancy room with shared bathroom £975 (very limited availability)
Single occupancy room with en-suite bathroom £1025 (very limited availability)
Single Yurt with an outdoor shower & shared bathroom £765
All costs are per person

Included:
Accommodation
Three delicious meals each day apart from dinner out at a local restaurant one evening
Two daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

Not included:
Airport transfers
Dinner out at a local restaurant one evening
Optional day-trip and other excursions
Massage treatments

Travel Arrangements

It is a good idea to book your flights as early as you can for the cheapest deals. It is best to take a flight arriving between 12 midday and 4pm.

Rome has two airports: Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) and Ciampino. Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) is the best option for the shared group transfer. However a transfer can also be arranged from Ciampino.

There are many airlines that fly to Rome direct including Easyjet, Ryanair and BA.
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Please note that arrival time at In Sabina on 27 April is between 4.30pm and 9pm. In Sabina cannot receive guests before then. The latest departure time on 4 May is 10am.

Transfers
We strongly recommend that you join the minibus transfers from Leonardo da Vinci (Fumicino) airport which will be arranged to bring you directly to In Sabina. The price is very reasonable (and quick as it takes only 1 hours and 15 minutes from either airport) and in many cases costs less than taking the train - the exact price depends on the numbers. For example:

For 6 people in a minibus the price is €29 each
For 8 in a minibus €22 each
For 14 in a minibus €18 each
For 16 in a minibus €16 each

The earliest time a minibus can leave the airport is 3.30pm and we suggest that if you are on an earlier flight that you wait there. You will be advised of the exact meeting point nearer the time.

If there is a group arriving at Ciampino airport then a transfer from there can also be arranged for the same price. Departure from In Sabina is by 10am on 4 May.

Trains
If you prefer to take a train the closest station to In Sabina is Stimigliano. From Fumicino (Leonardo da Vinci Airport) the train costs €11 one way and takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. A taxi from Stimigliano station costs €25 (for up to 3 people with little luggage). To check train times, see www.ferroviedellostato.it

There is no direct train from Ciampino Airport to Stimigliano Station.