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A one week retreat dedicated to intense practice and a detoxifying diet. One week to test oneself and grow stronger. Yoga classes with intense Asanas to make the body stronger and more flexible. Silent meditations to listen and observe. Meditations and Sufi dances to clean the mind and tune with the life force.
Farmhouse Bellaria was created through the will of getting together, sharing a lifestyle aligned to the rhythms of nature and to the Yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. The Hari-Om Yoga Centre is the ideal place to rediscover the essential meaning of life: love!
Bellaria offers shared rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, double rooms with shared bathrooms or private one, and double rooms, triple rooms or quadruple rooms with bathroom in the room, and also small one-room apartment.
The barn has become the big yoga room (100 square meters), with naked wood roof, wooden floor and a whole glass window wall, which offers a great countryside landscape.
06:00 - 07:00 Meditation
07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
08:00 - 08:30 Light breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Hatha yoga
16:00 - 18:00 Hatha yoga
18:00 - 19:00 Pranayama
Farmhouse Bellaria is a classical farmhouse in Piemont style, part of it to be drawn back to the half of the nineteenth Century. It is located in a quite hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.
Far from the inhabitant centre and from the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. Foxes, deers, squirrels, wild boars and many kinds of birds live in that countryside and very often they get close to the houses and to the small lake, which is located inside the property of the farmhouse.
During the week an organic vegan diet will progress from a mainly raw diet to a purely liquid one with one day of fasting.
The farmhouse has a room for Ayurveda massages, with a wooden massage table in respect of the traditional Indian medicine. In Farmhouse Bellaria, people may opt for the following Ayurveda massages:
It is the typical Ayurveda massage; it is done by massaging the body with lukewarm medical oil or a mixture of essential oils in vegetable oil, different according to the person and the parts of the body. Besides being relaxing and acting against stress, it has as main aim the psycho-physical reactivation; from a physical point of view it cleans and makes the skin softer, reactivates and melts the muscles, and helps to improve the lymphatic and blood circulation.
It is excellent for people with a Vata Dosha constitution and for all troubles due to an imbalance (insomnia, depression, dryness); from a deeper point of view it helps to discover and to remove fears and anxieties, and to gain a better ability to live and profit from the present and increase self-consciousness; it can be done for therapeutic purposes and specific troubles.
It consists in pouring a constant lukewarm thread of vegetable oil on the forehead; it gives a deep sense of peace and serenity to the mind and body; very useful for people suffering from headache, insomnia, eye diseases, strong stress, depression, it improves the intellectual ability, the memory, auditory and eye perception.
The body gets strongly massaged with a mixture of soft and fragrant dust, spices and legumes; it is useful to diminish the excess of Kapha Dosha and to dissolve the fat layer; it improves the skin colour, the blood and lymphatic circulation, and gives stability to body and mind.
It is done with cotton sacks filled with a warm mix of dusts, spices and legumes, and used to tap or scratch the body, more or less energetically according to the constitution; first of all the body is covered with sesame oil and essential oils, and then the body is tapped with Kizhi; this allows the oil to penetrate more deeply; this kind of massage improves the lymphatic and blood circulation; it is useful against backache, cervical pains and sciatica.