Idyllic and Pastoral Yoga Retreat in Umbria, Italy

Locanda del Gallo

Sep 5 - 12, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18
Idyllic and Pastoral Yoga Retreat in Umbria, Italy
Locanda del Gallo

Sep 5 - 12, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

Cost: $2200-$3500. 

Our Retreats are for all levels AND beginners!! 

Between daily morning Hatha yoga and evening relaxing practice, we will bask in the natural haven that is Locanda del Gallo, a boutique hotel set in the middle of rolling Umbrian hills surrounded by gardens and quintessential Italian countryside beauty.  The yoga studio is full of light and looks over the verdant landscape. We will relax, stretch, center, ground, breathe and renew.

We will eat wonderful, organic, personal chef created local cuisine, swim in the salt water pool, stroll a country path, visit a winery, shop the famous Gubbio markets and learn to cook a sumptuous Italian meal.  

There will be plenty of time to read, wander, explore, have a massage, or just "be."

This week long immersive combination of yoga, relaxation practice, and education combined with the tranquil surrounding and chosen experiences, will restore balance to your body and mind.  We want to prepare you for an at home practice that continues your journey toward greater health and well-being.  

Request a one time optional daytime private or group discussion of relaxation techniques, breathwork, HeartMath and how to bring the benefits of this trip back home with you.  

There is no A/C at Locanda.  It is very airy and guests stay comfortably throughout the summer months. 

Deposit is non-refundable

Registration closes Feb 1, 2020 or when trip is full

100% refund available if we can book your space by May 1 minus $120 processing fee

No refunds are available after May 1st. 

However, transfers of your retreat spot are available at any time for no charge.

About Aimee Lamendola


Aimee is an E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor with over 2500 hours of teaching, a HeartMath Certified Coach/Mentor and current student of the Massachusetts General Hospital PART Program.  She works in five areas including breath awareness, relaxation, yoga, mindfulness, and cardiac coherence.  Aimee is dedicated to teaching research-proven mind/body practices  and continues to study the space where science meets the wellness discipline. 

"I find great satisfaction when able to share with my students how these practices affect physiology and how implementation can reset the baseline and enhance overall well-being.  I am a dedicated life-long learner who finds deep enjoyment in continuously refining and improving my curriculum and my ability to reach people with these life-changing practices."


Brienne  is a Wilderness First Responder and Mindful Outdoor Guide participant, a lover of all things hiking and nature. She is a firm believer and student of the extreme benefits of nature experiences for well-being and to reverse the current depleting culture of "nature deficit disorder."  She has worked in leadership, management, event coordination and administration for 25 years. 

Brienne researches retreat venues and opportunities in depth and at great length to optimize the planning and immersive benefits of a 5-7 day natural yoga/wellness and learning experience.

What’s included

  • Room
    8 days/7 nights accommodation at Locando del Gallo, Gubbio, Italy
  • Meals
    Dinner on arrival day, 3 meals per day and breakfast and lunch on departure day. Most dietary request can be honored at booking time.
  • villa grounds
    salt water infinity pool, jacuzzi, steam room, beautiful gardens and vistas of the countryside
  • Yoga Studio
    use of studio and all props
  • Twice daily yoga
    1.5 hour Morning Hatha Yoga with Meditation and 1 hour pre-dinner Gentle Yoga and Relaxation class. One class on day trip day and wine tasting day.
  • Waterfall hike
    Explore the nature trails surrounding Locanda, including nearby waterfalls. Paola and Irish, the owners, are happy to show the way;)
  • Italian cooking class
    At Locanda with Private Chef 10:30-1:30 preparing and eating lunch
  • Wine tour
    WIne tasting and lunch at a restored castle.
  • Gubbio Market Day Trip
    Depart 10:00 AM and return at 1:30 for lunch.
  • Trip to the local weaver
    Optional afternoon trip to visit Renza's handweaving workshop ten minute walk away. Here you can learn the art of hand looking and dyeing fabric with vegetable dye.
  • airfare to Rome
  • trip insurance
    HIGHLY recommended for any trip
  • van to Locando
    If needed by guests, mini-bus (depending on numbers) wil leave Rome airport at time tbd for a 2-1/2 hour drive to the villa. Between $30 and $75- each way (cost depends on numbers).
  • Some drinks
    White and Red Wine or other alcohol, cappuccino, bottled H2O are extra. Guest kitchen with stocked honor bar/fridge . $10 corkage fee for wine not bought on premises.
  • Tennis courts
    10 minutes away
  • Championship golf course
    30 minutes away
  • Massage

Available Packages

Quad Occupancy

Suite - Two bedrooms, each with two singles that can be made into one King. These two bedrooms share a bathroom. 

Deposit: $1100
Triple Occupancy
only 1 left

Room with 2 Twins or one King plus a daybed or loft bed. Private bath.  

Deposit: $1400
Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Queen with private Bath or two twins with private bath (can be made into a King)

Deposit: $1400
Deposit: $1750


Day 1 - Saturday
Welcome to Locanda del Gallo!

3:00 Check in to Locanda del Gallo

5:00 Evening Yoga

7:00 Dinner

Your Organizer

breatheIN2IT, LLC
Aimee Lamendola is an EYRT 500 Hour Himalayan Institute taught Instructor with over 10 years of yoga teaching experience. Additionally, she is a Mass General PART Program wellness instructor employing the techniques of meditation, Heart Math, resiliency training and breathwork to meet to the needs and raise the wellness of her clients. Brienne is a WFR and Mindful Outdoor Guide participant with 25 years of director and organizational experience. She organizes the retreats , teaches and leads outdoor nature immersion experiences .