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SALUTE TO THE SUN ITALIA 2018

Yoga Retreat with Judith Danielat the stunning VILLA LINA, a world away - but only one hour north of Rome

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June - Early Bird discount to 31 March 2018***

 

             

SALUTE TO THE SUN returns to Italy, this time to the magical kingdom of Tuscia, where time has stood still at magnificent VILLA LINA. Just outside the walls of the authentic medieval town of Ronciglione, we retreat into another world where nature reigns wild and free, overgrowing, overflowing and celebrating her riotous lovemaking in the magnificent historical gardens of the estate. To the song of the fountains and birds, we will salute the sun from the roof of our bohemian 18th century villa or in the converted barn yoga shala, with our daily flowing yoga practise, lunch under the canopy of the centuries-old Linden trees in fragrant bloom or in one of our villa’s many dining spaces, and lose ourselves in this enchanted realm, only to find ourselves anew… In the perfect setting for an Italian Midsummer Night’s Dream, our week coincides with the summer solstice (21 June) and we’ll be honouring the day when the power of the sun is at its strongest (music to the ears of those in a frozen Europe, no doubt!) and nature at its fullest and most creative… We will also explore the surrounding area and visit the neighbouring beautiful Lake Vico. Food will be delicious, rustic and Italian, sourced largely from the estate’s organic farm and locally. While not on the mat, you can take a dip in the art deco olympic-size swimming pool which dates back to 1929, find your own secret spot in the garden to read, write or relax or take a stroll in the ancient narrow streets of picturesque Ronciglione..

Your day will begin with meditation and pranayama, and include two sessions of yoga - a more dynamic class in the morning and a more gentle and restorative afternoon session.  All levels are welcome and this is a great opportunity to kickstart your practise or take it to another level.  Excellent Italian massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin will also be on hand to soothe away any aches and pains and one massage is included.  

Leave your struggles at the gate to the grounds, surrender to this immersion in nature, yoga and massage, step away from daily life and back in time to reflect and dream as the healing energies of Villa Lina work their magic on mind, body and soul.  

VILLA LINA (www.relaisvillalina.com)

Villa Lina embraces three villas, each in its own beautiful grounds within its 80 acres of organic estate in the heart of Etruscan Tuscia, Italy’s best kept travel secret (see FT article:  goo.gl/pUKXaJ).

Featuring one of the ‘Great Italian Gardens’ of the 18th Century which is home to many rare and ancient species of plants, Villa Lina is also an organic farm producing hazelnuts, kiwis, chestnuts, oil, wine and lavender.  

Managed by writer/film-maker, Paola Igliori, it was bought in the early 20th century by her grandfather as a present for his beautiful young Roman bride, Lina.  In her honour, it was then lovingly restored to its former glory and unveiled in 1929, becoming home and inspiration to many writers, artists and painters.  

A 19th Century villa with a strong ‘30s feel, Casa Vostra (goo.gl/gZQi5n) with its peaceful verandah, vintage tables and swings, will be our home for the week.

 

    

About me:  Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centred throughout her career in the hectic music Industry.  Now an experienced yoga teacher, she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and encouraging people to join her on the mat.  Her teaching style is creative and flowing, synchronising breath and movement (Vinyasa Flow) and the sun salutation is key to this.  She loves nothing more than teaching where the sun shines and nature flourishes and helping her students to re-connect to themselves and open to life’s flow.  Judith is very excited to be saluting the sun once again in beautiful Italy and will help you to explore yourself and your practise throughout this wonderful week at Villa Lina.

About Claudia:  Highly experienced, Claudia is qualified in various massage techniques including Thai Yoga, Deep Tissue, Sports, Classic Swedish and Indian Head Massage. With a long-standing interest in health, fitness and the therapeutic power of massage, she continues to travel and train and fuses many different styles and will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs and overall well-being. One session at her healing hands will have you relaxed, stress-free and floating on air.

Includes:

- 2 sessions of yoga per day including meditation & pranayama

- 1 massage

- 3 meals per day apart from one lunch which will be outside*

- 6 nights accommodation, shared or single, at Villa Lina.*

We will organise a day excursion, which will include lunch outside. This is optional and will be at an additional cost.

Price:

Single - £1350 - with early bird discount £1295

Shared - £1150 - with early bird discount £1095

A £350 deposit is required to book. The balance will be due 6 weeks before the start date.

Flights & Travel

The retreat will begin with late lunch on Saturday 16th June, and end after breakfast on Friday 22nd June. Depending on where you are flying in from, there are many flights to Rome (BA, Al Italia, Easyjet - for those in the UK). We will organise a group transfer at around 12.00 midday from Rome Fiumincino airport on Saturday 16 June and a return transfer at 10.00am on Friday 22 June. The timing of these transfers may change so that we can accommodate as many of you as possible. If you are not able to make the transfer time, a car costs 100 euros. There is also a bus option direct to the door.

For any further information, or to make a booking, contact: judithadaniel@mac.com

or claudiatessarin@hotmail.com

What people say about Salute to the Sun Yoga Retreats: "I’ve never felt so ‘well’ in my life!" - Amani, SALUTE 17 (Barbados)"Salute to the Sun at Holders is a beautiful place for the heart, body and mind” - Julie, SALUTE 2016 (Barbados) “The retreat was just perfect for me. The yoga, the food and the location. Everything. I can’t wait for the next one.” - Jasmin, SALUTE 2015 (Barbados)



SALUTE TO THE SUN RETREAT, BARBADOS 2017

Feedbacks:
"I was very nervous coming in, thinking it would be beyond my capabilities, but the instructors and coaching were excellent and everyone was very supportive (...) I would recommend this retreat to any person at any level.

I have had hundreds of massages and I have a regular monthly massage at home with a trusty masseuse, but the massage with Claudia was very likely the best one of my entire life. Alas, I fear this will become the "gold standard" and from here on, all others will not measure up."
Larry

Yoga Practice with Judith Daniel


PHOTO GALLERY
Food
by Manuela Scalini

A sample of our  Poolside Elixirs:
Pineapple, mint and coconut milk drink
Tropical Fruit “Mojito”
Turmeric, Apple, Lime and Raw local honey
Sparkling Citrus “Soda”. Made with Kefir

A sample of our Lunches:
Caramelized Fennel, red onion and grapefruit and avocado, with the “magic sauce”
made with avocado, oils, herbs and capers
Beet Ravioli with nut ricotta,
tarragon sauce, topped with arugula pesto and sprouts
or
Bowl of olives, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, mixed with olive oil
marinade
Bowl of marinated broccoli
Bowl of marinated leeks
Lasagna with three sauces (zucchini, tomato, pesto,
tomato sauce, rocket)

A sample of our desserts:
Deconstructed Cheesecake
Mini Key Lime Pie Bites
Basil and Mint Ice Cream over pineapple slices
Soursop Popsicles dipped in smoky cayenne chocolate Sauce

SALUTE TO THE SUN 2017

YOGA RETREAT with Judith Daniel (www.quantumyoga.com) at Holders House, BARBADOS 6 to 13 May or 4 to 11 November

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT offered on bookings made before 3 March 2017***:

"Salute to the Sun at Holders is a beautiful place for the heart, body and mind” - Julie, Salute 2016

The retreat was just perfect for me. The yoga, the food and the location. Everything. I can’t wait for the next one.” - Jasmin, Salute to the Sun 2015

Now in its fourth year, SALUTE TO THE SUN 2017 will take place at magnificent 17th century plantation house, Holders House (www.holders.net). Set in its own stunning grounds on the wonderful west coast of the island, the house has a beautiful verandah looking out to sea, which provides the perfect backdrop for the twice daily flowing yoga practise with Judith Daniel (www.quantumyoga.com). It is elegant but comfortable with lots of sumptuous sofa areas for relaxation and reflection, gorgeous dining spaces, stylish bedrooms and a wonderful pool. The gentle waters of the Caribbean sea beckon a 15 minute walk or short drive away.

Fabulous raw food expert Manuela Scalini (www.manuelascalini.com) will delight with menus which are delicious and divine and highly skilled massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin (www.attivamassage.co.uk), will be on hand to soothe away any aches and pains.

As we salute the sun, we are bowing to the light within and acknowledging our oneness with all the sun creates... In our practise, the sun salutation brings about the harmony of body, breath and mind in a seamless flow, strengthening the body and opening us up to this reality. Throughout the week, we will explore many ways of saluting the sun, as it rises and as is sets, on the mat, at table, in the sand, on the water. We will bask in its healing rays and experience its radiance in the lush and vibrant nature of the colourful Caribbean.

Purify, re-energise and re-new on beautiful Barbados and let your inner sun shine through…

Your Day:

7.15-8.00am - Meditation & Pranayama

8.00-9.00am - Breakfast

9.00-11.00am- Dynamic Yoga Practise

11.30am - Poolside Elixir

12.30-2.00pm - Sumptuous Raw Food Lunch by Manuela Scalini

4.30-6.00pm - A more gentle, playful Yoga Practise

7.00pm - Healthy Bajan cuisine from our resident local chef, Anthony

Your package includes one massage with excellent massage therapist Claudia Tessarin. This will be booked into the schedule on your arrival. With regard to the Yoga Practise, all levels are welcome. The group will be small enough to guarantee a good level of attention to each student and ensure that you will progress in your practise throughout the week.

Other Activities:

- SUP/Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga - Full Moon Sailing - Sunrise and Walking Meditation on East Coast - The local farmers market in the grounds of Holders House - Explore local restaurants (one lunch, one dinner) - Reggae Flow Yoga

The Food:

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Raw citrus granola and brazil nut milk, local fruit salad, fresh (Jamaican) orange juice

Poolside Elixir: Coconut kefir turmeric cocktail

Lunch: Kale seaweed salad, carrots, cucumbers with creamy miso citrus ginger dressing, seeds. Rice paper spring rolls with pineapple dipping sauce. Passion fruit cheesecake.

Dinner: Blackened red snapper with salad and local vegetables.

There will be an opportunity to sample the fabulous local restaurants as one lunch and one dinner will be eaten out.

The retreat includes: * Accommodation (7 nights, twin or single) * 2 yoga sessions per day * One Massage * All food (except one lunch and one dinner) * Transfers to and from the airport

Price:

Early Bird Discount offered on bookings made before 3 March 2017***:

With Early Bird Discount: * £1395 for Shared Twin Room * £1595 for Single Room Without Early Bird Discount: * £1495 for Shared Twin Room * £1695 for Single Room

To secure a booking, we require a £500 deposit. Full amount to be received by 25 March 2017.

Flights: If you’re coming from the UK, flights on Virgin (www.virgin-atlantic.com) and BA (www.ba.com) from London are daily and direct and take 8 hours. You can also check www.newmont.co.uk, a Caribbean travel specialist who offer competitive prices.

The Team:

Judith Daniel (www.quantumyoga.com): Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centred throughout her career in the hectic music Industry. Working in the highly stressful areas of PR and Events, she often said that she would love to give it all up and become a Yoga Teacher. And finally, she did. Now she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and inspiring others to take to the mat. She teaches creative, flowing sequences which synchronise breath and movement. An international Yogi and sun-seeker, she fell in love with Barbados 20 years ago and loves to share her passion for the island.

Claudia Tessarin (www.attivamassage.co.uk): Highly experienced, Claudia is qualified in various massage techniques including Dynamic Thai Yoga, Deep Tissue, Sports, Classic Swedish and Indian Head Massage. With a long-standing interest in health, fitness and the therapeutic power of massage, she continues to travel and train and fuses many different styles and will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs and overall well-being. One session at her healing hands will have you relaxed, stress-free and floating on air.

Manuela Scalini (www.manuelascalini.com): Born and raised in Brazil, is an international raw food chef who travels the world teaching workshops, catering retreats and consulting for raw food restaurants in SE Asia, USA and Latin America. Certified by Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Manuela entwines her Brazilian heritage with her culinary delights, creating an unique exotic experience. She is an expert in tropical flavours and cuisine and one of her many passions is creating beautiful gourmet living food dishes using local and seasonal flavours from all of the places she travels to and the freshest ingredients, to nourish and energise body, mind and soul.

For more information or to make a booking: judithadaniel@mac.com

To see photos of SALUTE TO THE SUN 2014 & 15, go to: 2016: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JudithDanielYoga/photos/… 2015: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… 2014: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… See what they’re saying in July edition of inspiring online lifestyle magazine: http://www.phenomenalwomanmission.com/july-issue

More Quotes:

What an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it!” - Susannah, retreat guest 2014

'Judith is wonderful at recognising each individual and their needs - keeping the yoga challenging and diverse. Gently encouraging a disciplined approach without being pushy. Excellent with people who prefer to push themselves.' - Claire, retreat guest 2014

"The venue was superb, stylish but homely... We had some amazing experiences, the rising sun, the setting sun, the absolutely hilarious and uplifting rain at sea during paddleboard yoga, a flirty crying parrot, and dips in the warm Caribbean Sea. Without doubt however the real stars were Manuela and her filling delicious raw food and of course the amazing Judith delivering beautifully organised, uplifting and graceful yoga. Always delivered with clear focus and gentleness - it is something I will certainly be rushing to do again, (just ordered a new yoga mat to salute the sun each day)." Susannah, retreat guest 2014


GALLERY FOR SALUTE TO THE SUN,

BARBADOS 2016

GALLERY FOR SALUTE TO THE SUN,

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SALUTE TO THE SUN ITALIA

Luxury Yoga Retreat in the Umbrian Hills with Judith Daniel 18 to 25 June 2017

At La Taverna al Monte (www.latavernaalmonte.com)

Early Bird Discount on Bookings made before 31 March 2017

***

Salute to the Sun finally arrives in Italy! This first Luxury Yoga retreat 700M high up in the Umbrian Hills will take place at the fabulous La Taverna al Monte.
In a fairytale setting, up above the clouds where a medieval walled hamlet caresses the hillside, we find La Taverna with it’s beautiful terraces opening to the rolling hills and the vastness of the sky. And it’s here centred in its amazing panorama where an extraordinary sense of peace and tranquility prevail and nature surrounds, that you will practice twice daily flowing yoga with Judith Daniel.
Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centered throughout her career in the hectic music Industry. Now an experienced yoga teacher, she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and encouraging people to join her on the mat. Her teaching style is creative and flowing, synchronizing breath and movement (Vinyasa Flow) and the sun salutation is key to this. She loves nothing more than teaching where the sun shines and nature flourishes and helping her students to re-connect to themselves and open to life’s flow. Judith is very excited to be saluting the sun in beautiful Italy and will help you to take your practice sky high throughout this wonderful week at La Taverna al Monte.
A labor of love for vibrant and dynamic London design duo of Italian heritage, SPINA (Joe Zito and Robbie Spina, our hosts), La Taverna al Monte is a medieval 16th Century villa, formerly a palace and a convent, which they have sensitively and exquisitely restored, drawing on their 15 years experience in high-end interiors and accessories. Marrying the old rustic Italian traditions with their seasoned eye for the bold and the luxurious including crystal chandeliers, a green marble pool and 4 posters, they have created a beautiful space for relaxation and restoration - and one which you will not want to leave! Keen yogis themselves for many years, Joe and Robbie warmly welcome the opportunity to co-host their first yoga retreat at their beautiful Italian home and ensure your stay is a memorable one.
The week’s Food will be largely sourced from the surrounding earth - a divine and delicious mainly plant based and very local menu will be provided by the villa’s own manager, Patricia, who brings to the table a lifetime’s experience in restaurants and catering. Beyond creating wonders in the kitchen from regional delicacies like truffles, chestnuts and celebrated young wild fennel, Patricia will also take care of your every need and totally spoil you throughout your stay.
As will highly skilled Italian Massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin, www.attivamassage.co.uk, who will be there to soothe away any aches and pains with her healing hands. Claudia, who specialices in many styles of massage including Thai Yoga Massage and Deep Tissue, will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs and overall well-being. One session at her healing hands will have you relaxed, stress-free and floating on air.
There will also be an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and its sacred history including Mount Subasio and Assisi with a one day excursion. Take your practice sky high with this week above the clouds! Create space in both body and mind through opening to the wild and beautiful space around you. Salute the glorious Italian sun and all it has to offer in its rich and diverse nature – let go and soar!
The retreat includes:
* Accommodation (7 nights, twin or single) * 2 Yoga sessions per day plus Meditation and Pranayama * One Massage * All food (except one lunch and one dinner) * Group transfers to and from Perugia airport
With regard to the Yoga Practie, all levels are welcome. The group will be small enough to guarantee a good level of attention to each student and ensure that you will progress in your practice throughout the week.
Price:
Early Bird Discount offered on bookings made before 31 March 2017***:
With Early Bird Discount: *Luxury Single Suite - £1895 *Luxury Suite Sharing - £1575 *Medium Suite Single - £1795 *Medium Suite Sharing - £1350
Without Early Bird Discount: *Luxury Suite Single - £1995 *Luxury Suite Sharing - £1650 *Medium Suite Single - £1895 *Medium Suite Sharing - £1425
To secure a booking, we require a £500 deposit. Full amount to be received by 28 May 2017.
Travel:
Flights from the UK take 2 hours 15 minutes, Stanstead to Perugia on Ryan Air, transfer time to the villa is 35 minutes. Alternatively you can fly BA from London City airport to Florence, which takes 2 hours, 10 minutes, transfer time to the villa is 90 minutes.
The Region: To check out the many diverse riches that Umbria has to offer, go to www.umbriatourism.it
Reviews: What the Telegraph said about La Taverna al Monte: http://www.latavernaalmonte.com/press/zing each individual and their needs - keeping the yoga challenging and diverse. Gently encouraging a disciplined approach without being pushy.” - Claire,
 For more information or to make a booking: judithadaniel@mac.com

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