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The Umbria Yoga Program

Each day will be a new adventure into yoga, local gastronomy and our gorgeous surroundings – we’ll practice together in the mornings and meditate on the beauty around us, eat glorious home-grown meals, rejuvenate in the steam room and underground spa, hike the surrounding hills, indulge in the local harvests, learn to cook authentic Italian food and raise glasses of vino together at night! There’s no doubt about it, we will leave feeling deeply nourished in every way!

SEPT 30 // ARRIVE

Transfers
5:30 pm Yoga + Opening Circle
7:30 pm Dinner

OCT 1 // AM YOGA + HIKE + PM YOGA

Coffee/Tea
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10 am Group Hike
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Swim, Relax , Massage…
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner

OCT 2 // AM YOGA + COOKING CLASS + PM YOGA

Coffee/Tea
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Cooking Class (making lunch)
1:00 pm Lunch
4:30 – Wine Tasting at Local Castle
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner

OCT 3 // AM YOGA + EXCURSION TO ASSISI + WINE TASTING Coffee/Tea

7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Depart for Assisi (45 min drive)
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Explore Assisi + Lunch on Own (2.5 hrs)
2:30 pm Depart to visit Abby (20 min) Address: V allingegno, 06024 Gubbio PG, Italy
7:30 pm Dinner

OCT 4 // AM YOGA + TRUFFLE HUNTING + PM YOGA

Coffee/Tea
7:00 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Depart for Truffle Hunting. 1 hr drive. Citerna, via Marconi  – 06010 
10:00 am Optional Truffle Hunting. Reservation details below.
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Swim, Hike, Massage…
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner

OCT 5 // AM YOGA + RELAXING + PM YOGA

Coffee/Tea
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Swim, Hike, Massage…
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner

OCT 6 // DEPART Breakfast + Depart

* Transfer schedule To Be Determined

**subject to change

Where is this retreat and how do/when do I get there?

What is Locanda del Gallo?

Our luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature. Enjoy our green hills, our gardens, our silence, extreme relaxation in our wellness centre with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities. Let our chef spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi and Cortona are all within easy reach of the Locanda del Gallo and even Siena, Florence and Rome are not too far.

Arrivals/Departures:

The retreat starts at 5:30 pm on September 30th.

You are responsible for your own flight and we will provide one shared shuttle (included) from the local train station Perugia Ponte San Giovanni Rail Station (not Perugia Train Station) at about 2pm. The exact time will depending on group arrivals and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of. We can also arrange private transfers (not included) to suit alternative arrival times. See taxi prices below.

Most guests fly into Florence or Rome and take a 2-3 hr train ride to Perugia Ponte San Giovanni for about $15.00. If you fly into the local Perugia airport, you’ll be closer, but flights aren’t as easily available. Guests also often choose to rent a car and rent a GPS or get data to drive to the retreat and have that freedom to adventure.Retreat ends: after 8AM breakfast on October 6th. We will arrange a shared shuttle back to Perugia Ponte San Giovanni Station between 8-10 am, exact timing depending on group needs. You will be responsible for any transfers outside of the group shuttle.

Taxi Prices:

We can help set you up with a taxi to/from Locanda del Gallo. Here are the prices:
Aeroporto Roma FCO/Firenze – 200€
Firenze – 260€
Gubbio/Perugia/Assisi €100
Perugia rail station/airport €60
Perugia Ponte San Giovanni rail station (the nearest) €50

 

What will the retreat be like?

What is Included?

6 Nights Accommodation at Locanda Del Gallo
1-2 Daily Yoga Classes in an amazing studio
All Meals at Locanda – Local, Delicious, Gourmet
Incredible Jacuzzi & Salt water swimming pool with a view
Steam Room in Moroccan Hammam (spa)
Wine Tasting at Nearby Castle
Shared Transportation to/from Local Train Station
Cooking Class with Chef & Local Hikes
Yoga Mats and Props

What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport outside designated times
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals

I heard Locanda del Gallo is like a dream. What makes it so special?

The Garden & Spa:

Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley, The Locanda del Gallo commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland. Stroll at leisure through the olive grove, inhale the scent of roses and herbs, or simply curl up with a book under the shade of the old elm tree. The gardens hold many hidden gems and secret corners for you to discover. In one, an ecological chlorine-free swimming pool, encircled by comfortable sun loungers and close by the sybaritic delight of an outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool spa.

Or descend a few steps and enter the small Moorish style spa, let your tensions slip away in the Turkish bath and then immerse yourself in a cloud of cool, refreshing, mint scented water, before heading for the peace of the salon overlooking the verdant landscape to sip a tisane, or read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse.

What level yoga will there be and how often?

Yoga classes will be 1-2 times daily and all levels. Our teachers are amazing at creating classes that are both suitable for beginners and challenging for the more experienced!

How much free time will we have?

YOGASCAPES yoga retreats honor giving participants plenty of free time to explore on their own or relax back at the retreat. We pride ourselves on putting together an itinerary that allows you to dive deep into the sense of place and also dive deep into your well being and relaxation.

What is the weather like?

For up to date forecasts, search online for the weather in nearby Gubbio and Perugia, Umbria. Weather in early October tends to average highs in the low 70’s and lows in the low 50’s with a chance of some rain. Weather here is changeable, and we’re at 600 metres, so layers and a waterproof jacket are a good idea. Bring walking shoes and Biodegradable toothpaste. We supply towels, linens and organic shower gel & shampoo.

What is the food like?

All vegetarian and can cater to specific requests. Organic tomatoes, salad leaves and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Olive oil from the olive grove, aromatic herbs from the garden, yogurt, cakes and home-made breads. In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine everything is natural, everything is genuine.

Travel Insurance

If international: Yes, YOGASCAPES requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage.

What do people say about Locanda del Gallo?

“Locanda del Gallo has been our “must stay for at least a week” place for five years now. Its superb location, delicious food, exquisite wines, and above all, lovely hosts, make the Locanda so special. We’ll be there this year, too, to recharge our batteries at our favorite locus amoenus.”

Do you have internet and cell phone coverage?

Yes, there is internet in the common dining room.

What are the rooms like?

The Locanda del Gallo has 10 rooms all with private bathroom, each equally fresh and silent, each different from one another. The furnishings adorning every room were all hand-picked and brought back one by one from many distant journeys made by Paola and Irish, the owners of the Locanda del Gallo. There is no television, nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity.

What are the activities offered?

If you find yourself able to leave the wellness spa (jacuzzi, massages, aromatic steam room, etc…), then there is plenty to do including: nature walks, a local hand weaving workshop, visitings to nearby world class destinations, wine tasting, hiking, etc…

When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.

How do I prepare for my yoga retreat in Umbria?

PACKING TIPS:

Packing List:
Passport (check that it will be valid) and copy that you keep separately
Yoga & exercise clothing- (multiple pairs)
Comfortable walking shoes/lightweight hiking boots
Slip on shoes/Sandals for around hotels
Comfortable socks
Swimsuit (multiple pairs)
Casual Clothing & Warm layers (long sleeve, jacket, sweats)
Journal and Pen
A good book or two
Rain jacket/poncho & Plastic bags for packing
Snacks – Bring anything you know you’ll want to be snacking on so that if the food doesn’t sit well with you you’ll have some back up. Always good to have some granola bars etc.
Water bottle to refill
Sunscreen & Hat & Sun Glasses & Lip Balm
Bug repellent (not necessary)
Moisturizer/ Aloe / Coconut Oil
Camera & Chargers
Digital Alarm Clock or Watch
Small day backpack (highly recommended)
Hat/Cover up
Hair ties
Ear plugs
Toiletries (bring soap/shampoo etc.)
Credit Card, Debit Card, (check foreign transaction fees – Capital One usually is good)
Cash for gratuities, purchases, optional excursions and treatments. We suggest about $10/day.
Open heart & sense of adventure

 

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