With Andrew and Francesca
From 14th to 21st September 2019
Welcome to our third retreat in the beautiful Tuscan hills for a week of rejuvenation, relaxation and reconnection with nature.
Surrounded by a Mediterranean forest, Casale Pundarika is the special location for our week long retreat. A typical Tuscan country house ideally set in a magical place 2km from the village of Riparbella on the Maritime Hills a few km from the Tyrrhenian coast. A mixed landscape of woods, olive groves, vineyards and a skilfully-worked countryside reflect the agricultural origins of the town.
The house offers comfortable shared accommodation, ample practice rooms and the possibility to practice yoga outside on the gorgeous terrace, from which the rising sun can be contemplated during our morning practices.
As part of the retreat process we ask to respect each other’s space and sanctity by limiting the use of electronic devices, and honouring the daily periods of silence. Mornings will be silent until 12 o’clock, and there will be one full day of silence where we will ask you to switch off your mobile phone. We understand this might be a unique occurrence in this day and age, but there will be a 24 hour contactable phone number for the retreat centre in case of emergency.
The programme offers:
- Meditation and Pranayama early morning (one hour approx)
- Yoga asana (postures) mid-morning (one and half hour)
- Afternoon practice – Question and Answers followed by Yoga postures and Pranayama (one and half hour)
- Late evening gatherings on some days.
There will be time for quietly enjoying contemplation and personal time. We will observe silence each morning until lunch time, as well as a full day of silence as part of our practice.
The cost of £700 / £820 (for twin/ double use) includes full accommodation, all delicious and locally sourced vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and supper), yoga practices and the use of the heated outdoor bath tub.
The nearer airport is Pisa – flights from Manchester and other major UK airport are excellent and can be booked well in advance. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged.
Numbers are strictly limited, so bookings are confirmed with a (non returnable) deposit of £150 with the balance to be paid by 15th of September 2018. Cheques made to Pure Yoga Cheshire, bank transfer, Pay Pal or cash are all accepted.
For more information and bookings – email us [email protected] – phone +44 7909 144 414