RETREAT 2023

Kundalini Yoga Retreat Italy

Dates: 23 - 30 June 2023
Location: Ventimiglia, Italy
Teachers: Marieke de Lange & Tim Schipper

Price: 625 euro for the whole program including all meals and camping with your own tent. Excluding flights & transport, extra costs for lodging or renting a tent. 

 

Kundalini Yoga retreat Italy - Elemental Being

A proper balance of the five elements in our being is essential for good health and wellbeing on all levels. During this retreat we will dedicate our practice to deeply connect  to all five elements and discover how they are operating within us. You will learn techniques to restore balance that you can apply to your life after the retreat. Besides the daily Kundalini Yoga sessions there will be several ceremonies to anchor the shifts we make during this week deep into your being. 

We guide you through the program with early morning practise (Sadhana), daily kundalini yoga sessions and an evening meditation. We offer healthy, vegetarian & Sattvic (mostly vegan) meals 3 times a day. Seva (selfless service or karma yoga) plays an important role during the whole week.

The retreat is given in the beautiful hills surrounding Ventimiglia in the Northern part of Italy. There are several (basic) lodging possibilities you can also camp between the olive trees in your own or a rented tent.

 

Daily schedule

05.30 – 07.30h Sadhana (early morning Yoga)
08.00 - 09.00h Seva
09.00 – 09.30h Breakfast
10.30 – 13.00h Morning Yoga
13.00 – 14.00h Lunch
16.30 – 18.00h Afternoon Yoga
18.30 – 19.30h Diner
20.30 – 21.00h Evening Meditation

 

Intensity 

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 (online) Kundalini Yoga classes 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.

 

Accommodation

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:

Oak House
€350

Beautiful house with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. With small kitchen and shared sanitaire facilities.

 

Vineyard House
€175

Basic house with the most beautiful view looking over the Vineyard. With 2 Single beds and shared sanitaire facilities.

 

Tree House
€175

Sleeping in a tree with an open rooftop (optional) under the stars. With 1 small double bed and shared sanitaire facilities.

 

Large tent 
€140

A comfortable tent with 2 compartments for 2 persons and shared sanitaire facilities.

 

Large white tent
€140

A comfortable tent with 1 compartment for 2 persons and shared sanitaire facilities.

 

Mountain House
€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.

 

Single tent
€70 (*extras)

Rent a basic single tent with a sleeping pad on the campsite. For 10 euro* we also provide bedsheets and a towel.

 

Bring your own tent
free

Bring your own tent and camp on the campsite. For 10 euro extra we provide you with bedsheets, sleeping pad and a towel.

 

Arrival/ departure time 

You are welcome from 16.00h onwards on Friday the 23rd of June. We start the programs at the end of the afternoon (6 PM) with a light dinner. The retreat ends on the consecutive Friday (30th of June) after breakfast.

 

Transportation

Reach the retreat in the following way: 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 côte 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 or travel with your own car.

 

 

Testimonials 

 

The retreat on top of the hill in Italy has been a very special week. Great to be diving into Kundalini yoga practice, seeing beautiful sunrises at Sadhana (gave me goosebumps every day!), beautiful people to share this week with, doing seva and a fantastic vision quest which gave me some good insights. It has been a wonderful journey and I would love to come again next year.

Ingrid

A week full of self-love and making new friends. Everything is taken care of: healthy food made by superb chefs, a fixed schedule, the sun, nature, clean accommodation and an open air shower to enjoy the mountain view. Only thing you have to do is opening up yourself to let the Kundalini flow, to work on yourself, supported by the energy, the love and the kindness of the group. Guided by Marieke & Tim who take care of you in any situation. Who smile throughout the week and who make Kundalini yoga more down to earth than you would expect beforehand.

Micaela

This retreat has been very special, I experienced many beautiful things and I have met very nice people. Never guessed a group process could be so good (I’m not really a ‘group person’) and to see the goodness in everybody

Corinne

I so far had the opportunity to experience the Kundalini Yoga retreats in Italy twice. I had done some yoga before, even some Kundalini Yoga, but to be honest, I had no idea what to expect that first time I joined. Spending a whole week, at an indescribable beautiful location, with lovely weather and 25 amazing people, has really touched me. I really got a chance to go ‘inward’, to come home to myself, something I had never experienced before. Very special!

The next year I was there 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!

Peter

It's a week in which I've gained useful insights about myself. Some of the insights had been slumbering on the background for a while, so they were not totally new to me. But what I like about a week like this, is that you make time to stand still, get to the essence and make space for the things you would like tot change. For me the week is all about self development. Also there was enough time to relax in between the sessions so it felt like a holiday as well. I love the accommodation and teachers; the surrounding is beautiful and peaceful, the accommodations are pretty basic which matches the yoga well, and Tim and Marieke are incredibly skilled in leading such a week. I really recommend joining this retreat.

Anna

It was a very special yoga retreat and the classes are fantastic! I’m grateful for you and what the retreat has given me. Happy to come again on the next retreat on the hill in Italy and enjoy the magical sunrises during Sadhana.

Roslyn

This retreat has given me so much. In the week after it I noticed I was much more able to concentrate myself and my memory improved! Since then I am doing a meditation every day and that feels great. I’m so happy about this. I can truly recommend this retreat experience to everyone.

Maaike

Everything was organised to perfection! You seemed to enjoy giving this retreat just as much as the participants enjoyed being there and that made it a very special and fun experience.

Ellis

The atmosphere and safety you guys create during this retreat is thus that I can totally surrender to everything. And the way you explain things is a true enrichment of the process.

Els