Ciao, Hello, Aloha, HOLA beautiful souls!
Big announcement first... I’ve been working the last 6 months on getting everything into place for an Italian Wellness Holiday, Summer 2018. (If anything, go check it out, because it’s so stinking rad!)
While I have hosted retreats before, mainly geared toward yoga asana, I have begun to explore a retreat, holiday aimed towards people wanting to have a lifestyle travel experience. Italian Wellness Holiday is going to give persons a glimpse into a similar style to the life I have been leading, as the “traveling fairy” that I have become, over the past four years I've been teaching yoga… Yoga is a lifestyle, and I love asana practice, so there is no doubt that it is a part of the retreat, but this holiday is about living in the moment, which is yoga!
I have been inspired by a beautiful woman, Celia Owens, to take my love for travel & life on the road to Italy. Together we have developed the Italian Wellness Holiday. We are inspired to give people an authentic experience of living in Italy. It’s one thing to vacation, but it’s another to truly live in an area… to absorb the culture, and feel a part of it. With the Italian Wellness Holiday, you will have this experience, and of course with the perks of actually being on vacation. :)
WHAT DOES THE RETREAT INCLUDE?
Daily Morning Yoga & Meditation Classes
Day Trip to Gneo Fonteo Beach & Umbrella Rental
Day trip to Rome
3 Qi Gong Classes
Travel oriented Art Classes
Arrival & Departure Dinner
Refreshments & Lite Snacks
Authentic Italian Cooking Class
Transportation To & From the Airport
Celia has 7 years of experience living in Val di Comino and Rome, Italy, and has a wealth of knowledge to the area and the country. She is a lifelong artist and art teacher, world traveler, and practitioner of qi gong and yoga. Celia also has education and experience in Drawing and Painting, Theater, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, International Peace and Conflict Studies, Hospice Care, Qi Gong and Yoga, Permaculture Design, House Design and Building Methods (frame, straw bale, adobe), Meditation, Buddhist/Baptist/Episcopalian Practice. What can I say? The woman is incredible, and I am psyched to get to work with her. Celia is such an exciting host, and she will be incoporating so much into the holiday! Read more about Celia here.
What else have I been up too?
This past year has taken me all over the world; Fiji, Australia, India, Hawaii, and most recently Costa Rica. I’ve been pretty busy with trainings (teaching & taking)... above is a photo from the Costa Rica program I taught, where 13 incredible beings received their 200HR Teacher Training certificate. Such a rewarding experience to be with such incredible people learning, growing, and exploring the magical world of yoga all together. I am forever the student, and feel so grateful to all the people that I come in contact with that teach me something new about myself or the world. If you’ve never taken a 200HR training, it’s something to think about regardless of whether you actually want to teach or not. Please reach out to me if it is something you are thinking about, I would love to recommend a program for you or talk to you if you’re interested.
Beyond getting everything in order for Italy, this next year is a mystery to me. Not quite sure what is in store, as plans have changed a bit… When life gets turned upside down… just go with it. :) (Note I’m still pursuing #365DaysofHandstands … follow me on Instagram to see my progress @badashvoice … it’s been a while, but I’m still plugging away… lol) … However, I do know that I will be teaching in Illinois on and off for the next few weeks at The Breathing Tree in Canton, and back to Maui this Winter. My travels take me all over & I’m booking workshops, privates, and classes all along the way, let me know if you know of somewhere I should go or if I should come visit you!