NEW BEGINNINGS RETREAT
DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
Early Bird room rate per person starts at £1,080
Available till November 2023
Welcome to New Beginnings: Disconnect to Reconnect Retreat. Think of it more as an Adult Camp where we get the time to play and learn while enjoying each other's company and nature.
Are you seeking a way to reconnect with your inner self and find your true direction? Look no further! Our retreat is the perfect opportunity to escape the chaos and immerse yourself in nature while practising daily yoga and meditation. The pool will be the perfect place to relax in-between sessions.
Not only will you have the opportunity to deepen your yoga and meditation practice, but you will also have the chance to try out a variety of workshops and activities. Discover new hobbies, learn new skills, and connect with like-minded individuals.
And the fun doesn't stop there! We offer an evening out in the charming town of Bracciano, where you can explore the local culture and cuisine.
Join us at New Beginnings Retreat and take the first step towards a more fun and playful way to retreat. Disconnect from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with yourself. We can't wait to see you there!
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
6 days (5 nights) accommodation in an authentic Italian countryside house (click here to view the rooms)
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshments and dinner
daily yoga and meditation
Access to the pool
A variety of fun activities and workshops such as Tapping, Sound Bowls, myofascial and crystals workshops, spiritual physical theatre movement, painting picnic in nature, games in nature and more
Opening and closing ceremonies
Walks in nature to find ancient Roman ruins and a cave to meditate in
Shuttle from/to Fiumicino airport on the day of arrival and departure for a group or 3 to 4 people when arriving at the same time
Transfer to Bracciano for an afternoon trip to visit the castle, the crystal shop, the town & have drinks and dinner in a small Italian town
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Individual airport transfers if you arrive at times without other people from the group
Dinner and drinks out in Bracciano
Any shopping in Bracciano
Entrance fee to the Castle of Bracciano (10 Euros)
Anything not stated in the 'what is included' section
We require a £350 deposit to secure your place. Full payment due by October 1st, 2023
Instalment payment plans are available
arrival on Tuesday is anytime between 10 am and 3 pm
departure on Sunday is anytime between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm
T&C: Our rates are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-adjustable. In extenuating circumstances only, we can provide a discretionary 50% refund.
workshops & Activities
on the retreat
A variety of fun activities and workshops are planned throughout the week to explore different ways of moving the energy around the body and to try new things. We will offer a variety such as Tapping, Sound Bowls, crystals workshop, spiritual physical theatre movement, painting in nature, myofascial release, walks in the woods, circles and ceremonies with plenty of time for energy exchanges 1:1 and more. Meet some of the amazing teachers at the retreat:
Tapping release, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a therapeutic technique that combines elements of traditional Chinese medicine and modern psychology. It involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on a specific issue or problem. This process is believed to release energy blockages and restore balance in the body's energy system.
Spiritual Theatre Movement
A fusion of theatre, dance and meditation techniques aimed at making the invisible visible. Theatre as a ritual act can bring to light the darkest abysses. Often we forget to have a body and how much this is able to feel, to remember, to communicate with ourselves and with others. As A.Jodorowsky says “ There are millions of cells in our skin with complex memory” But we can reconnect and embark on a journey between these cells, return to a ‘Zero’ in order to be able to know the universe better inside and outside of us, thus recovering its true nature. It will be possible to explore your body, break it down and then rebuild it, find new ways, new movements, new sounds, a reverse process to return to being in the world.
BORGO ACQUA PAOLA
Borgoacquapaola is the ideal place for meditation retreats and holistic disciplines such as yoga and other kinds of body activity
Borgoacquapaola is located in Bracciano 37 km from Rome, and borders the wood of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, a large and luxuriant park.
The structure offers a splendid swimming pool, a bio-energetic vegetable garden and an amphitheatre for shows and events, as well as two large rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to immerse yourself in nature.
An Italian - American from the outskirts of Rome. Sporty and rebellious, I have always been one to push boundaries and seek the paths less travelled. After graduating with a degree in Fashion History and fast-forwarding through a Master's in Fashion Curation, I was fortunate to be able put my advanced degrees to use by curating inspiring exhibitions and museums. While on pause from my fashion career, I found myself on a detour to what has now become one of the most incredible paths I could have imagined...
Seeking a new adventure, I spent 2 months in an orphanage in Haiti teaching English, where I developed and led a successful fundraiser to raise the necessary funds to build a new dorm for the children. Invigorated, energised and deeply moved, I set off to see more of the world and its vast cultures. I spent nearly 1.5 years travelling around Southeast Asia, learned Reiki (L2) from the Master Luna Praya in Thailand before finding my way to India. Submerged in its rich culture of Yoga and Meditation, I lived in a few ashrams and participated in several 10 day silent meditation courses (Vipassana). My time in India was undoubtedly instrumental in guiding me on my Yoga journey.
Driven by my new-found passion, I returned to London where I studied under the senior teachers of Fierce Grace Yoga, including Yogis Michele Pernetta, Emma Croft, Karen Bellfield and Mark Oram. A student at heart, I’ve continued my development by completing Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Chair Yoga Training and pre- and post-natal Yoga Teacher Training.
A winding journey has led me to where I am now and I am excited to continue to grow, learn, teach and practice with all of you.
I love teaching, I love yoga, and I love sharing the love.