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This retreat is dedicated to an intense practice and a carefully planned diet aimed to detoxify the system. Join your hosts Marco Mandrino and Veronica Tamburella and test your own boundaries to grow stronger. Experience days of daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, functional trainings to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, silent meditations, and learn a new way of listening and observing all surrounded by a peaceful and relaxing environment.
During this retreat, you will stay in a private or a shared room at Farmhouse Bellaria. The house offers a shared dorm with a shared bathroom, a double, a triple, and a quadruple room with their own private bathroom, and a tree house bungalow with two single beds with a style camp bad, and a shared bathroom.
Farmhouse Bellaria was created through the will of getting together, sharing a lifestyle aligned to the rhythms of nature and to the yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. The barn has become the big yoga room (100 square meters), with naked wood roof, wooden floor, and a whole glass window wall, which offers a great countryside landscape.
This retreat values 56 hours for the 500-hour certification. The program includes yoga classes with intense asanas, functional training and running to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, silent meditations to learn and practice listening and observing, dynamic meditations and Sufi dances to clean the mind and tune into the life force. Two days will be dedicated to complete silence.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a walk in the hills and a bath in the lake.
Since an early age, Massimo felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of mystics, masters, and yogis like Rumi, J.Krishnamurti, G.I. Gurdjieff, R. Tagore, and P. Yogananda, among others, which shaped the spiritual path to follow. Extensive travels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, North Africa as well as the Americas, Australia, and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of human consciousness growth.
Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga)
Veronica Tamburella is a Hari-Om certified yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance and is part of the staff who teaches at Hari-om Yoga School faculty. Veronica has practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and has participated in many seminars and workshops with Italian and foreign teachers with different approaches to yoga, thus deepening her vision for a comprehensive practice without limits of style or tradition. She integrates in her journey of discovery the synergies between body, mind, and spirit.
This retreat will take place at Bellaria Farmhouse in Alessandria, Italy. The farmhouse is a classical Piemont style, newly renovated with the original structure and style dating back to the middle times of the nineteenth century. It is located in a quite hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.
Far from the inhabitant center and from the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. It is also an eco conscious farm producing organic vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, and preserves. It is a farm with vegetarian cuisine that promotes respect for nature and the earth in every aspect.
Foxes, deer, squirrels, wild boars, and many kinds of birds live in that countryside and very often they get close to the houses and to the small lake, which is located inside the property of the farmhouse.
During this retreat, you will enjoy three daily healthy raw meals. This retreat is dedicated to an intense practice and a carefully planned diet aimed to detoxify the system. During the week, an organic vegan diet will progress from a mainly raw diet to a purely liquid one with one day of fasting. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner includes smoothies, raw and cooked vegetables, soups, herbal teas, and fruit juices.
During this retreat, you can enjoy a body treatment at Bellaria Farmhouse for an additional cost. The farm house offers a floating touch treatment which is an holistic massage that combines the fluidity of the Ayurvedic massage though the use of oils with the vibration of the sound massage though the use of Tibetan bowls, a gong, an ccean drum, or a cimbali koshi. The combination of the two practices allow you to reach a deep calm in mind and body.
Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN). Transfer from the airports is available for approximately 75 EUR for a one-way trip.
The closest railway station is Alessandria.
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