KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT ITALY
A transformational immersion, deep into your Kundalini Yoga practice
Theme: The Core of your Being
Dates: 28 aug. - 4 sept. 2020
Location: Ventimiglia, Italy
Teachers: Marieke de Lange & Tim Schipper
Price: 550 euro for the whole program including, food and camping with your own tent. Excluding flights & transport, extra costs lodging or renting tent.
THE CORE OF YOUR BEING RETREAT
The Core of your being Retreat is your invitation to make the inner journey. No matter what is going on in our life we can connect with our core essence. When we live from this connected state we no longer need to ‘do’ or ‘know’ everything but we can surrender to the flow of life. In this manner we allow the intelligence of life that is always present within us, to take over and guide us in each and every step.
This week retreat brings you to the Core of your Being, allowing you to rest there and giving you the tools to quickly return to your centre once you feel disconnected again.
Give yourself the chance to deeply dive into your practice and truly meet yourself during this transformational Kundalini Yoga Immersion.
You will be guided through the program with early morning practice (Sadhana), daily Kundalini Yoga sessions and an evening meditation. We offer healthy, vegetarian (mostly vegan) meals 3 times a day. Seva (selfless service or karma yoga) is playing an important role, we serve each other during the whole week.
05.00 – 07.30h Sadhana (early morning Yoga)
08.00 - 09.00h Seva
09.00 – 09.30h Breakfast
10.30 – 12.00h Morning Yoga
13.00 – 14.00h Lunch
16.30 – 18.00h Afternoon Yoga
18.30 – 19.30h Diner
20.30 – 21.00h Evening Meditation
It is a practice retreat in which the focus lies on the deep experience of your practice. Experience with Kundalini Yoga is recommended. You are advised to join Kundalini Yoga Classes/workshops before. Online classes with Marieke and Tim are a perfect option because it will give you an impression of what to expect during the retreat.
We serve a vegan diet. All meals are without meat, fish and dairy; according to Ayurvedic guidelines.
ARRIVAL/ DEPARTURE TIME
We start the program on Friday the 28th of August at 18.00h with a light dinner. You are welcome from 14.00h onwards. On Friday the 4th of September we will end the retreat after breakfast.
Reach the retreat in the following way: You fly to Nice Airport (France) and from there you take a short bus ride to the train station in Nice. From there you start the beautiful train ride (50 min) along the coastline of the cote d’azur to Ventimiglia (Italia); from Ventimiglia you take a short (15 min) taxi ride up the mountain to our retreat place. We’ll share with you the participant list, so you can travel together and/ or share the taxi from Ventimiglia. The other option is to rent a car from Nice airport.
We retreat in a natural setting on top of a mountain near the town of Ventimiglia in Italy. The views on the Mediterranean sea and mountain valleys are magnificent. For an additional fee you can book accommodation or bring your own tent for free. Check the possibilities for accommodation below:
€350 / shared €175 p.p.
Beautiful house with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. With small kitchen, private toilet and shared showers.
€280/ shared €140 p.p.
Basic house with the most beautiful view looking over the Vineyard. With 2 Single beds and shared sanitaire facilities.
€175/ shared € 100 p.p
Sleeping in a tree with an open rooftop (optional) under the stars. With 1 small double bed and shared sanitaire facilities.
€140/ shared €70 p.p.
A comfortable tent with 2 compartments for 2 persons and shared sanitaire facilities.
€140/ shared €70 p.p.
A comfortable tent with 1 compartment for 2 persons and shared sanitaire facilities.
Basic old-school ‘Kip’ Caravan with 1 small double bed and shared sanitaire facilities.
€280/ shared 140 p.p.
A private house at 5 minutes walking distance from the Yoga floor for 2 persons and your own sanitaire facilities.
€70/ *extras €10
Rent a basic single tent with a sleeping pad on the campsite. For €10 extra* we also provide bedsheets and a towel.
€0/ *extras €10
Bring your own tent and camp on the campsite. For €10 extra* we provide you with bedsheets, sleeping pad and a towel.
Marieke and Tim guided us through the layers and patterns of our conscious and subconscious mind, using powerful yoga kriyas, playful group exercises, chanting and meditations to deeply connect us with ourselves. Showing us the beauty of staying present with the sensations we experience during the different practices and releasing our creative power through writing and drawing.
My biggest revelation of the week has been the experience that I can use my mind to keep me focussed on what I want and what I need, in stead of letting my mind have it's own (crazy) way. I clearly see myself being very aware of my thoughts and redirecting their energy to a place of healthy empowerment. Super grateful for this insight and experience. In love, bless and bliss. Sat nam. Thierry -- Thierry/ Kundalini Yoga Retreat Italy
The next year I joined again. The expectations that I had about the week and the program, according to my first experience, didn’t make any sense. It was a different theme (Detox) and a totally different programme, with many new and surprising elements and experiences. Again I got to meet so many nice people. And of course, the weather and the location where still as lovely and beautiful. And I should not forget to mention, our great teachers: Marieke and Tim! I will join the retreat again, I am already looking forward to it, all these great ingredients for another unforgettable week! Sat Nam. -- Peter S. / Kundalini Yoga Retreats Italy
Kundalini yoga for me is all about discipline, focus, structure, endurance, containing and directing energy and connection with the space beyond the mind. Entering the subconscious mind and releasing everything that doesn’t serve anymore. If you really know me then you know that I am all about living in the moment, following the flow, living life the feminine way in receptivity, softness, yet powerful but in ease. This was nothing but ease, but I needed this.
It was basically a few years of talking therapy in one week. I saw how I created a wall against anything to do with structure, discipline, rules, focus, etc. And it wasn’t serving me. I needed to let go of that. The last missing piece to bring my healing programs into the world was this. Stepping into real freedom. Focusing and directing my energy to create what I want. My grandfather who had a black belt in karate and a successful karate school would say: “Freedom is discipline”.
And this time, I agree.
And I wanna thank my beautiful partner Thierry for inspiring me to join this amazing training ❤️ -- Rose Ayuna / Kundalini Yoga Retreat Italy