About this retreat
YOUR AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT AWAITS YOU IN ITALY, AT THE SAN FLAVIANO MONASTERY
This year, instead of telling ourselves all the things we need to improve or give up, lets’ give ourselves something to look forward to; something that not only fits with our health goals, but also gives us a new outlook on maintaining a healthy lifestyle – all year round. So, join us on one of our three yoga retreats set in Perugia, Umbria.
We hand selected the 14th Century San Flaviano Monastery as the destination to host our yoga retreats in the late Spring, Summer and early Autumn of 2022. This uniquely located retreat is an opportunity to focus on you!
For 1200 years San Flaviano has been a sacred place – ‘The land of Light where the Doves Meet’. It is situated in 10 acres of pristine woodland, overlooking the spectacular Sibillini Mountains National Park of Umbria known as the ‘green heart of Italy’.
The church is dedicated to the 4th century Archbishop of Constantinople San Flaviano, and was used as a resting place for pilgrims on the route to Assisi. The frescoes of San Flaviano, St. Thomas, and St. Anthony over and around the altar area are estimated from the 14th century and have been restored where possible. San Flaviano is built of thick stone walls and oak beamed ceilings, furnished with Rustic Italian antiques and original features.
The historical San Flaviano Monastery provides beautiful panoramic views with its lovely surrounded woods of precious Oak. Umbria is the ideal place for restorative walks, and we encourage guests to explore on foot, all that the Umbrian countryside has to offer including idyllic Medieval hilltop villages, enchanting landscapes of mountains and valleys with its ever-changing colours during the seasons.
An essential part of the retreat is also to simply relax and rejuvenate, whilst enjoying locally sourced fresh healthy food, breathing in clean air surrounded by nature and making new friends.
All of our retreats are pitched towards all levels of yoga – from newcomers to skilled yogis – our Retreat Leaders will always adapt classes to accommodate the abilities of our attendees.
During our retreats, guests will enjoy Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Yin yoga sessions along with meditative elements. Your retreat leader will run two yoga sessions daily, in the morning where guests will undertake a more dynamic class and in the evening where the focus will be on restorative aspects (see example itinerary). All classes are optional and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping you to build on your practice.
This retreat will be led by yoga teacher of 25 years, Jennifer Ellis (view profile).
We believe that on a retreat our guests should eat well and plentifully and therefore we employ a private chef to cater for your meals, who will cook a range of healthy and delicious meals using fresh, local produce and a buffet brunch will be available every morning until 12 noon.
Our meals are vegetarian and pescatarian. We are happy to accommodate food preferences or allergens where possible, although some gluten free / vegan items are not always easily available in retreat locations.
For each of our retreats, we handpick our favourite excursions to help you explore your surroundings and have unique and memorable experience. Excursion information will be available after booking and we are more than happy to assist you booking onto external trips.
At San Flaviano, guests can book a variety of experiences and tours such as: hill walking tours, historical medieval village visits, Assis – birth place of St Francis and Triponzo Thermal spa visit.
Arrival time on the first day : 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
Departure time on the last day : 12.00noon.
Should you wish us to arrange your transfer to San Flaviano to suit your exact train or flight details this can be pre-arranged. Please enquire for prices.
Perugia Airport – 50 mins drive to San Flaviano
Rome Airport – 2.5 hour drive (OR train to Spoleto & 40 min drive through mountains to San Flaviano)
Florence Airport – 2.5 hour drive (OR train to Foligno & 40 min drive through mountains to San Flaviano)
No. of nights: 5 nights.
Check-in time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Check-out time: 12.00noon
This retreat includes as standard:
2 x Double bedrooms – suitable for partners/friends available
†3 x Shared twin rooms – suitable for two separate single beds
All rooms have a private bathroom.
£995pp – shared occupancy
£1350pp – single occupancy
Additional Costs (subject to individual booking)
£50 – £80 (approximate) based on the transfer from airport or train station
Terms & Conditions
† Guests are welcome to book shared occupancy even if they are traveling alone. We will match you with another guest who has also booked shared occupancy
The monies due shall be paid by the guest to Yoga Wellness Ltd not less than 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival and must be paid in full at the time of booking.
In the event of cancellation by the guest, regardless of the circumstances, the following refund fees, minus the deposit (which is non-refundable), apply.
Cancellation 2 weeks or less before due arrival date, 0% ; Cancellation 2 to 4 weeks before arrival date, 25% refund ; Cancellation 4 to 8 weeks before due arrival date, 50% refund.
Yoga Wellness Ltd is not held liable for flight costs. It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has all the relevant travel documentation and arrives at the airport in time.
Yoga Wellness Ltd can accept no responsibility for delay or cancellation of any flights, train, buses or other forms of transport.
Yoga Wellness Ltd shall not be liable for any failures beyond its control. This covers natural disasters, war, ‘acts of God’, closure of airports, civil strife, accidents or failure to perform by third parties, including suppliers and subcontractors.
Yoga Wellness Ltd accepts no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness which may be received during the guests stay or travelling to and from Yoga Wellness Ltd Retreats.
We recommend that all guests have adequate travel, cancellation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip .