Conscious Living Retreat

Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Italy

M&
May 10 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10
Conscious Living Retreat
Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Italy


$2590
Deposit: $1295
May 10 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Tuscan countryside. Join us for 6 nights filled daily yoga and meditation, locally grown organic meals, nature hikes and poolside relaxation in an ideal tranquil setting in the heart of Italy.

THE FARMHOUSE

REBALANCE, RECONNECT, RETREAT

Maraviglia is a Conscious Living center located in a splendid tuscan country farmhouse with an annex and private pool located near the charming village of Monte San Savino, province of Arezzo, Italy. Magnificent view over the surrounding countryside during the day, star-filled sky and rejuvenating silence during the night.

Immersed in an olive grove and surrounded by oak trees, Maraviglia's palpable energy offers a truly healing experience. During the renovation of this approx. 400 year old building, particular care was taken to the maintenance of the original building structure, giving the house all the charm of its original form. The warm and natural colors of the cottage-style furnishings contribute to a comfortable and authentic rustic living atmosphere. 

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, make meaningful connections with other guests, let the countryside rhythm rebalance you.

BIKES | POOL | WIFI | YOGA SHALA | OLIVE GROVE

AMENITIES

Central heating, telephone, internet Wi-Fi, CD player, books, mobile barbecue, fridge with freezer department, oven, microwave, rod mixer, kettle, filter coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine (entrance area), iron and ironing board, clothes airer, clothes line, fly screens

THE FOOD

ORGANIC FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Country living embodies all the qualities that have the power to heal, instill tranquillity and balance in your bodies and minds. The nourishing and beneficial quality of our locally grown organic food will immediately pleasure your taste buds, cleanse your mind and detox your body.

The total absence of sound and noise pollution will make you sink deep into rejuvenating sleeps, putting you back in touch with your dreams and soothing your subconscious so stirred up from city stress.

Our food is locally sourced from neighbors, local farms, and our own orchard. Our chef picks the meal per day, based on the produce available.

Coffee & Tea, mixed vegetable milks, homemade granola, marmalades, toasted bread, seasonal fruit, yogurt, fruit juices will be served for breakfast.

Every morning Coffee & Tea are also served before yoga class. Herbal teas and fresh seasonal fruit are available at any time. Every night a homemade dessert will be served.

SAMPLE MENU

Lunch

Cold Pasta with olive paste, cherry

tomatoes, eggplants & basil

- Compose your own salad with fresh

seasonal veggies and seeds

Dinner

- Tuscan Bruschetta with tomatoes and beans

- Leak frittata

- Quiche with seasonal veggies

THE RETREAT


  • 6 nights accommodation at Maraviglia Conscious Living
  • Morning and evening Yoga and Meditation
  • Mats and props
  • Three, locally sourced, organic meals daily
  • Vegetarian cuisine
  • Guided 3 hour hike in the hills of Maraviglia’s beautiful land
  • Hike to Gargonza Castle
  • Self Care Gift bags with Handmade products
  • Free time

*Airfare, optional activities, travel insurance (mandatory) not included

THE ACTIVITIES

HIKE TO GARGONZA CASTLE

One hour walk to the Medieval Castle with a beautiful view over the hilly landscape of Tuscany. The little walled village of Gargonza is perched atop a hill overlooking Valdichiana (Chiana valley) and is possible to get there by walking directly from Maraviglia! The Castle of Gargonza is a magnificent archetype of a fortified Tuscan agricultural hamlet, with its tower/keep, considerable remaining walls, 13th century gate, 14th century Roman Church complete with bell tower and mullioned windows, and narrow alleys lined with medieval houses. This Castle is one of the most well-preserved fortified complexes in the territory. Once we get there we will have a tour of the village with a fantastic panoramic view and we will have the option to enjoy a snack at the bar inside the Medieval walls.

NATURE WALK

Join us on this 2 hour walk where we will explore and take in the smells and the marvelous landscapes that surround us. Our host Francesco will share all the anecdotes, history and geography of this warm, beautiful land where he grew up. During our Nature Walk we will explore the hills around Maraviglia and walk by some beautiful ancient villa ruins and a marvelous beehive on the top of the hill..

The very name Maraviglia comes form old italian and means: a place or person that causes amazement, marvel, wonder for its exceptionality, unpredictability or beauty. It will be this very beauty that we will be walking through and taking in... understanding why the old pilgrims and travelers decided to give our hill the name of “Podere Maraviglia”!

THE HOSTS


NINA POLO WIEJA

Nina received her initial initiation into the science of yoga & 200HR certification through the Mukti Yoga School, on the beaches of Southern California. Finding a deep passion for the practice and its transformational quality, she soon after became one of the first Y12SR certified yoga instructors (Yoga and 12 Step Recovery), spending years teaching yoga as a service to individuals in recovery and AA. Nina went on to complete in-depth and residential trainings in Yoga Nidra, Classical Yogic Philosophy, Traditional Tantra, Vinyasa Krama (Classical Sequencing Techniques), and Hatha Yoga Asana with her heart-teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. She continues to study with Yogarupa in the Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya, and leads classes in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra (the yoga of guided deep relaxation). Informed by the wisdom of ancient traditions, Nina moves her students through intentional asana, pranayama and meditation, always recalling the spirit of playfulness within such wisdom and a childlike sense of curiosity.


CELIA POLYZOU

Born and raised in Greece, Celia moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 to pursue a Masters degree and a career in the music industry. After realizing that the most rewarding journey is the journey inside, Celia founded Mantras & Mixtapes in an effort to share the healing powers of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

A world traveler, rock'n'roll devotee and follower of all physical and spiritual practices, she believes that the key to a happy life is embracing your unique and authentic self.

Celia completed her Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200) and her 500hr Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and a Reiki practitioner and leads private classes in LA.

THE LOCATION


You can easily walk (20 mins) or bike (5 mins)  to town, the country roads and scenery will make your stroll wonderful at any time of day! 

Monte San Savino offers numerous shops and services, supermarkets, ice-cream shops, bakeries, butcher shops, bicycle rental, fitness centre, post office, banks, restaurants, bars, antiquarian and ceramic shops etc. 

This ancient medieval town is all you can imagine when you think of the gorgeous tuscan stone paved streets, welcoming locals, fragrant air and laundry drying from window to window over narrow streets. Get ready to reset you clock, get a taste of small town life and have coffee with the locals … “un espresso per favore”!

Available Packages

SINGLE ROOM W ENSUITE BATHROOM
only 2 left
$2590
Deposit: $1295
DOUBLE ROOM - TWO BEDS W SHARED BATHROOM
4 left
$2290
Deposit: $1145
TRIPLE ROOM W SHARED BATHROOM
only 3 left
$2090
Deposit: $1045
DOUBLE ROOM W ENSUITE BATHROOM**
only 1 left
$2290
Deposit: $1145
$2590
Deposit: $1295

SINGLE ROOM W ENSUITE BATHROOM

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Mantras & Mixtapes
We want to simplify the concept of wellness. Reinstate the very essence of being alive. Our goal is to provide authentic experiences through a collection of pop-up meditation sessions, conscious gatherings, wellness focused workshops & retreats in unique locations. OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU restore balance in mind, body & spirit make your physical & mental health a priority cultivate mindfulness & creativity discover the transformative effects of traveling connect with like-minded individuals live a contributive life