Immersive Jivamukti and Ayurveda Retreat
Villa delle Rose, Lombardy, Italy
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This summer, discover and explore new possibilities on the 5-day immersive Jivamukti and Ayurveda Retreat at Villa delle Rose. Give yourself this opportunity to disconnect from the speed and stress of daily life and join us in the lush scenery of Lombardy, North Italy, nurtured by our expert teachers, Benjamin Beirs, Jennifer Schmidt and certified Health Coach, Maria Angela Ruberti. This retreat will incorporate the method of Jivamukti yoga, a system of Yoga designed to help individuals realize their highest selves through compassion for all beings.
Jivamukti Yoga’s history extends back to 1984, established as a physical, ethical and spiritual practice. Jivamukti Yoga, as its name suggests in Sanskrit, ‘jiva’ meaning living soul and ‘mukta’ meaning liberation, is liberation of living. Though Jivamukti yoga offers a rigorous practice to increase strength, flexibility and confidence, it can also become a method to help improve relationships with other beings, leading to a sense of interconnectedness, the realisation of the oneness of being and the discovery of contentment and spontaneous joy. Across the past decades, Jivamukti has gained a reputation for being a favourable style of yoga amongst celebrities, yet although known worldwide, Jivamukti is lesser known across Europe. Ben is happy to be sharing what he has learned through the method in Europe.
Jivamukti yoga will be led by Benjamin, taking place every morning in the wistfully beautiful gardens of the villa, after a refreshing drink of hot lemon and ginger water to hydrate and purify the body. This villa carries a history dating back to the 19th Century, enriched with a warm and homely intimacy, gracing guests in a welcoming embrace. Consisting of four floors, Villa delle Rose stands at the foothills of the pre-alps that lends a scenic backdrop for daily activities, yoga and meditation.
Let your shoulders drop and your mind relax with an Ayurvedic treatment in the afternoon spent with an Ayurvedic specialist. The specialist will choose the appropriate treatment after a thorough analysis of your body map but all treatments are designed to detox and slim the body. All Ayurvedic treatments will use a specially produced blend of products made from locally sourced ingredients. Satisfy your desire for rest and relaxation by letting the natural aromas awaken your senses. Clear your mind as the specialist navigates across your body, releasing tensions and eliminating physical or spiritual aches and pains. Face and beauty treatments and massage are also available and included as part of this programme.
Also part of this exclusive programme designed by Balance Holidays is a Partner yoga workshop, which will be led by both Benjamin and Jennifer. Partner Yoga is a great way to experience connection and support in one’s Yoga practice. For the active bodies looking to get the legs and arms moving, go on a power-walk trek up the mountain at Capanna Mara or take a tour of a local archaeological park, Piramidi di Montevecchia. Restorative yin yoga and other calming practices led by Jennifer and Ben will follow in the evenings before retreating for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Reenergise the body and feed the soul with nutritious plant-based foods cooked by a qualified Health Coach, Maria Angela Ruberti. Eating healthy can also be delicious and effective for improving personal happiness. Each meal will be prepared using organic ingredients, implementing healthy cooking concepts. These concepts aim to detoxify the body with foods that will help balance the body’s PH to rid inflammations. The chef will also explain her choice of ingredients, why the choices of ingredients have been applied together and the benefits for the body. An additional calorie-restrictive menu is also available and will serve the same purposes.
Disconnect to reconnect and feel lighter, more confident, and more calm on the 5-day Immersive Jivamukti and Ayurveda Retreat at Villa delle Rose. Release stress and tension, rejuvenate your body, and soothe the mind with invigorating yoga practices and activities in the tranquil outdoors of North Italy.
*In case of bad weather, Chakras cleaning themed workshop will be held indoors.
- Daily Jivamukti Yoga
- Evening Yin Yoga and Meditation
- Walk with guided beta meditation at archaeological park
- Trekking in the surrounding mountains
- Three Ayurveda full body treatments and face beauty treatments
- Restorative Yoga Workshop
- Partnering Yoga Workshop with Ben and Jennifer
- Nutritious plant based meals
- Unlimited herbal teas, ginger water and snacks
- Accommodation and essential bathroom toiletries
- Yoga mats
Unique style rooms
Each room at Villa delle Rose carries a characteristic charm owed to its pastime, furnished with the comforts of modern day living. Glass windows surround the rooms to pull in maximum light, offering a warm ambience. In a nod to the beautiful gardens, the windows provide guests with an additional opportunity to admire the green landscapes while the generous sized beds will offer a restful night’s sleep.
One of our key philosophies at Balance Holidays is to bring likeminded individuals together. To no surprise, communal spaces are a point of great consideration when choosing the destination of each retreat. At Villa delle Rose, this villa emerges from the beautiful landscapes and is generous with space, consisting of four floors in total. Get to know one another in either of the two large living rooms located on the ground floor or in one of the dining rooms. Alternatively, the noble floor grants access to the terrace, leading to the garden through a set of double-panelled doors. The yoga room and massage room are also accessible through the ground floor.
Food and cuisine
Designed to let food become a source of redefined happiness by cleansing, nourishing and strengthening the mind and body, our Health Coach Maria Angela Ruberti will be preparing plates of delicious and healthy foods throughout the course of this retreat. Careful consideration will be placed into the choice of ingredients in combination with healthy cooking principles to activate the purification process, strengthen the immune system, enrich the gut flora, lower inflammation and increase energy in your body to benefit weight loss. Simple carbohydrates, sugars, gluten and dairy products will be cut out from Maria Angela’s meal plans. All ingredients will be locally sourced and organic. Please inform us of any dietary requirements or intolerances.
Settled into the hushed surrounds of the countryside, feel removed from the stress at home throughout your stay at Villa delle Rose. The villa adds appeal to the surrounding setting yet the elaborative garden with tall fragrant trees carries its own charm, providing an impressive background for daily outdoor activities. Each day, wake up to the whispers of nature rising from a night of rest in a room complete with the comforts of modern living. Each breath will be a satisfying welcome, creating the calm and space to allow yourself to just be. Abundance of calm in the absence of the extreme, take charge of your personal wellbeing on a retreat in Lombardy at Ville delle Rose.
Located North of Italy sharing borders with Switzerland, Villa delle Rose sits humbly in the Costa Masnaga fraction of Lombardy. Lake Como with all its famed beauty is only a short drive from the villa but those looking for the local social scene, Milan is only 40km away.
To access the villa, if local traffic conditions permit, Villa delle Rose is approximately one-hour drive away from Malpensa Airport, Milan, Italy. Taxis are available at the front of the airport to bring you directly to the property. Simply quote the below address as follows:
Villa delle Rose,
via Cadorna 24
We also recommend bringing some loose-fitting and comfortable workout clothes with you to be able to enjoy the most of each activity.
Our Slimming Jivamukti and Ayurveda Retreat will begins on 23rd May 2019. An arrival and initiation ceremony will take place at 5pm therefore we suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport/train station to the estate. As a general rule, guests will be allowed to check-in from 2pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, this programme includes activities scheduled until 4pm however an earlier departure is also possible to suit your personal agenda. Please contact us if you have any enquiries regarding check-in and check-out.