Soul-Centered Italian Immersion
*Umbria, Italy * May 30th-June 6th, 2020*
Locanda del Gallo
Join us for 7 nights in the beautiful countryside of Umbria, Italy in the Tuscany Region. Locanda del Gallo is a country house boutique hotel located in the peaceful Umbria hills between Florence and Rome, near Gubbio and Perugia. The Locanda sits atop the magnificent hills of Umbria’s unspoiled Italian countryside, making this the ideal place to retreat, discover, and revitalize your spirit.
This luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature.
The Locanda del Gallo commands beautiful views over its 28 hectares (69 acres) of gardens, terraced lawns and woodlands. Stroll at your leisure through the olive grove, inhale the scent of roses and herbs, or simply curl up with a book under the shade of an old elm tree. The gardens hold many hidden gems and secret corners for you to discover. Walls of stone aged by the centuries. Gardens of manicured lawns and olive trees. The scent of lavender and rosemary filling the air. A swimming pool kissed by sunlight. Numerous paths running through woods, down to the stream in the valley below. Aperitifs sipped on a verandah watching the setting sun. Candle-lit dinners, and calm nights under a star filled sky. All around, just beyond the hills stand Umbria’s many cities of art, abundant in their treasures, their elegant shops and traditions. Enjoy the ecological chlorine-free swimming pool, encircled by comfortable sun loungers and Jacuzzi. 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. Sip a tisane (tea), read a book, or revive yourself with a massage. All rooms have large windows that open up to stunning views of the Umbrian hillside.
Like all of our retreats, there are planned activities and plenty of free time to relax and decompress. For those who want more solo time to disconnect, that’s up to you. Everything listed below is included and optional, there is no pressure, this retreat is for YOU:
7 nights accommodations
Three daily organic delicious meals, nutritious drinks and healthy snacks
Daily Meditation, Yoga Classes, and 3 Evolve Workshops*
Day trip to Assisi with private guided tour of the Basilica of St. Francis. This is known to many as a highly spiritual Basilica dating back to the 1200’s.
Wine tour to a beautifully restored castle
1/2 Day Excursion to Gubbio on the day of their famous market. Gubbio is a well-preserved medieval hill town with great views over the beautiful countryside. Shop and explore various small boutiques including ceramic shops and a Roman Theater dating back to the 1st Century.
An authentic Italian Cooking Class
Nature trail hike surrounding Locanda to various waterfalls
Full use of chlorine free swimming pool and jacuzzi. spa - includes steam, Moorish style spa with Turkish bath
Daily cleaning and free internet
Airfare (see below)
Airport transfers (see below)
Alcohol - can be purchased at Locanda and you can bring wine from winery which Locanda will hold and cork for you.
You’ll enjoy three delicious, organic meals a day - some straight from the garden. Traditional Italian food served with a healthy, modern twist. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Simple and elegant, the charming rooms at the Locanda have exquisite reclaimed doors and carved hardwood furniture from Bali and Indonesia, soft cotton bedding, plush comforters and an at-home feeling.
Option 1: Double room with shared bath $2500 each
This option is a suite with two separate bedrooms, a private living area, and a shared bathroom. Each bedroom could be either two twin beds or one double bed.(Up to 4 people sharing a bath)
Option 2: Private Room with Shared bath $3000
This option offers you the privacy of your own room with a shared bathroom with one other person.
(ONLY 2 LEFT!)
Option 3: Private room with private bath $3500
This option is perfect for extra privacy.
(ONLY 3 LEFT!)
*Prices listed are per person and include all taxes and included activities.
*Early Bird discount of $150. Register by December 1st, 2019.
*If you are traveling solo and want to share a room, we can pair you up with someone.
*Contact us for pricing for couples in a private room or groups of three or four.
Daily Yoga, Meditation and Workshops:
Yoga & Meditation: Each day begins with a meditation and yoga flow classes in a glass barn overlooking the Umbrian hills. You will deepen your understanding of yoga through asana, meditation, and philosophy. We teach alignment-based vinyasa classes with a focus on the breath and relaxing into the poses. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned yogi, you’ll feel supported and challenged with different levels of modifications in each class.
*Evolve Workshops: Laina will lead workshops designed to support you in living an inspired life. The intention for you is to awaken into the highest version of yourself as a limitless human being. We will explore what Soul Consciousness means and how you can begin living from this place, rather than getting lost within the constructs of the limited mind. You will gain more clarity on your purpose, and release limiting beliefs and situations that are holding you back from living your life in a more inspired, purposeful and joyful way.
In between classes, you’ll have plenty of time for relaxing, going on excursions, and enjoying the beauty of Locanda Del Gallo.
Be sure to register for this retreat EARLY! Right now flights to Rome and Florence are very reasonable from the U.S.!
Each person in your party must fill out a registration form to participate. Once you submit your form, then we will forward information about how to pay your deposit. Your space will be considered filled when your deposit payment has cleared.
If you have any questions or simply just want to speak with Laina, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Policy: Direction for payment will be sent to you once you complete your registration form above. A $800 deposit will reserve your space. Your balance will be due on March 30th, 2020 which is 60 days before our retreat commences. All payments are non-refundable* We highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip. To purchase travel insurance you can go to www.travelsecure.com or call (800) 873-9855.
Travel to Umbria:
The retreat begins Saturday, May 30th with dinner and ends on Saturday, June 6th after breakfast. Check in is at 3pm, check out is at 10am. Purchase airfare to either directly to Rome or Florence. Or, Perugia (via Milan or London). We recommend checking options to see which gets you the best fare. If you are traveling from the U.S. consider the time difference of 6 hours (East Coast) and 9 hours (West Coast), therefore you must fly the Friday night before to arrive early on Saturday, May 30th. You will make up the time on your way home to the states.
To Perugia: If you fly to Perugia via Milan or London, it is more direct, and the Perugia airport is only 25 minutes from Locanda Del Gallo. However, the final leg (Milan-Perugia) can cost more, though not necessarily, so it is best to check. The cost of a taxi from the airport to Locanda is approximately 45 Euros one-way. You can also rent a car if you plan to do some sight seeing on your own.
To Rome or Florence: (About the same distance). If you choose into fly to Rome or Florence, there are three ways to get to Perugia/Locanda. You can rent a car (or go in on a rental with another retreat participant) and it is about a 2.5 hour drive to Locanda. You can also take a bus or a train to Perugia. Perugia’s main train station is Stazione Centrale. Check out rail schedules. The Italian State Railway Representative in the USA is 1-800-248-7245. The cost of a taxi from the the bus stop/train station is approximately $50 one-way. Car rentals are also an option.
Depending on where everyone is flying into we may rent a van (Rome or Florence) to bring everyone if we can coordinate the arrival times. If so, it would be an additional cost of $75 for travel. This will be decided once the retreat has filled.
Laina is a Spiritual Life & Business Coach based in Los Angeles and works with clients virtually in the US & Canada. She uses an experiential learning process to guide clients towards purpose living a fuller, more inspired life and purpose driven action. After 20+ years in the corporate world, Laina received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health and Healing, along with numerous other modalities to enhance learning and growth. She empowers others to evolve into the highest version of themselves, advancing in all areas of their lives. Laina works with clients one-on-one, hosts workshops, and leads retreats worldwide. She is an avid Yogi which she incorporates into her travel retreats.