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7 Days Detox and Functional Training Yoga Retreat in Piedmont, Italy

Italy Yoga Retreat for Body and Mind

This retreat is dedicated to an intense practice and a carefully planned diet aimed to detoxify the system. Join your hosts Marco Mandrino and Emanuela Boriotti and test your own boundaries to grow stronger. Experience days of daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, functional trainings to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, silent meditations, and learn a new way of listening and observing all surrounded by a peaceful and relaxing environment.

Highlights

  • 2 silent days
  • 3 rejuvenating yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama classes
  • Functional training and martial arts classes
  • Meditation with sound and a gong bath
  • Daily healthy detoxing meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English

Airport transfer available:
Malpensa International Airport (US$171 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Il Caravaggio International Airport (US$171 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Turin Airport (US$171 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (US$171 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Milano Linate Airport (US$171 per person)

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Accommodation

The Bellaria Farmhouse was created with the desire and intention of getting together, sharing a lifestyle aligned to the rhythms of nature and to the yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. The Bellaria Farmhouse is a classical homestead build in the traditional Piedmont style, part of it originated as far back as the middle of the 19th century.

You will stay in a private or a shared room at Farmhouse Bellaria. The house offers a shared dorm with a shared bathroom, a double, a triple, and a quadruple room with their own private bathroom, and a tree house bungalow or lotus belle luxury tents with two single beds with a style camp bed, and a shared bathroom.

Program

This retreat values 56 hours for the 300-hour certification. The program includes jogging, running, martial arts, and yoga to help the body becoming more flexible and strong. Two days will be dedicated to complete silence.

Day 1

  • 21:00 Pre-detox meeting

Day 2

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 Morning sweaty workout
  • 09:00 Breakfast with smoothies
  • 11:00 Another sweat!
  • 13:00 Lunch with raw vegetables
  • 17:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner with cooked vegetables and soup

Day 3

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 Morning sweaty workout
  • 09:00 Breakfast with smoothies
  • 11:00 Another sweat!
  • 13:00 Lunch with raw vegetables
  • 17:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner with cooked vegetables and soup

Day 4 (Silent day)

  • 07:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Morning sweaty workout
  • 09:00 Breakfast with herbal teas
  • 11:00 Another sweat!
  • 13:00 Lunch with fresh juices
  • 17:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner with fresh juices

Day 5 (Fasting day)

  • 07:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Leisure time - walk in the hills and have a swim in the lake
  • 17:30 Meditation with sound and gong bath

Day 6

  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 Colon cleanse with salted water and yoga asanas
  • 12:30 Lunch with fruit shake
  • 17:30 Meditation with sound and gong bath
  • 19:30 Dinner with cooked vegetables

Day 7

  • 06:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 Morning sweaty workout
  • 09:00 Breakfast

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will enjoy a walk in the hills and a swim in the lake.

Instructors

Marco Mandrino
Marco is the founder and director of Hari-Om Yoga School. Marco is an enthusiastic practitioner of Muay Thai and combat sports in general. He has been teaching yoga for around twenty years, dealing almost exclusively with teacher training and retreats. Marco's idea, which the school reflects, is to integrate diverse techniques from various disciplines and arts in order to live simply, in harmony with the present moment and to the best of one’s potential.
Emanuela Boriotti
Emanuela Boriotti is the creator of Floating Touch Massage, she is an Animal Flow and yoga instructor, an Ayurvedic therapist, and is specialized in sound massage as well as being an expert in nutrition. She practices many different sports that range from functional training to Muay Thai practice, to surfing. Emanuela's been practicing yoga since many years and she is tireless when it comes to mountain trekking. She brings and incredible passion in everything she does.

Location

This retreat will take place at Bellaria Farmhouse in Alessandria, Italy. The farmhouse is a classical Piemont style, newly renovated with the original structure and style dating back to the middle times of the nineteenth century. It is located in a quite hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.

Far from the inhabitant center and from the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. It is also an eco conscious farm producing organic vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, and preserves. It is a farm with vegetarian cuisine that promotes respect for nature and the earth in every aspect.

Foxes, deer, 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.

Food

This retreat is dedicated to an intense practice and a carefully planned diet aimed to detoxify the system. During the week, you will gradually shift from a vegetarian and mainly raw diet to a liquid diet. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner include smoothies, raw and cooked vegetables, soups, herbal teas, and fruit juices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Raw food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily raw detox meals
  • Meditation with sound
  • Gong bath sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A walk in the hills and bath in the lake

What's not included

  • Additional activites
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Driving directions from Genoa

  • From Genova Milano, exit to Alessandra Sud.
  • Follow the tangenziale (ring road), drive to the direction Acqui Terme, and exit at Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN).

Hari-Om Yoga School will provide shuttle service to Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), and Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY). While return transfer from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN) is available for approximately 200 EUR.

Arrival by train

The closest railway station is Alessandria.

Airport: Malpensa International Airport Airport transfer available: Malpensa International Airport (US$171 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Il Caravaggio International Airport Airport transfer available: Il Caravaggio International Airport (US$171 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Turin Airport Airport transfer available: Turin Airport (US$171 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport Airport transfer available: Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (US$171 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Milano Linate Airport Airport transfer available: Milano Linate Airport (US$171 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
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