Retreat To Umbria: Yoga, Meditation, Exploration in the Hills of Italy

06036 Gallo, Province of Perugia, Italy

Oct 22 - 29, 2022
Group size: 15 - 22
Retreat To Umbria: Yoga, Meditation, Exploration in the Hills of Italy
06036 Gallo, Province of Perugia, Italy

Oct 22 - 29, 2022
Group size: 15 - 22

About this trip

“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost.”
Frances Mayes

Nestled in and looking over the rolling green hills of Umbria is Locanda del Gallo - a boutique country house immersed in nature and solitude ... A place for relaxation, reflection, connection, and the perfect for which to set off on our adventures. Illuminated Life Projects and Yoga Adventures are so excited and grateful to host a yoga and meditation retreat in this picturesque and magical part of the world. 

Living on the ancient border between Perugia and Gubbio, the 12th century Locanda del Gallo is luxuriously equipped with all the things that slow down time and allow us some space to breathe and properly get away from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives; a wellness and massage center, jacuzzi spa, salt water pool, yoga studio, spacious and comfortable rooms, delicious organic cuisine and personal chef, all surrounded by panoramic Umbrian beauty. 

More about Locanda del Gallo ...

"Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley, The Locanda del Gallo commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland. Stroll at leisure through the olive grove, inhale the scent of roses and herbs, or simply curl up with a book under the shade of the old elm tree. The gardens hold many hidden gems and secret corners for you to discover. In one, an ecological chlorine-free swimming pool, encircled by comfortable sun loungers and close by the sybaritic delight of an outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool spa.

Or descend a few steps and enter the small Moorish style spa, let your tensions slip away in the Turkish bath and then immerse yourself in a cloud of cool, refreshing, mint scented water, before heading for the peace of the salon overlooking the verdant landscape to sip a tisane, or read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse." 

- from the Locanda del Gallo website

About Billy Potočnik

Billy has been working with people in many different realms for over 20 years. He uses yoga, meditation, and his own LightWarrior Coaching as a sort of ‘template’ to provoke, activate, and deepen our own wisdom and intention to live a more meaningful and purposeful life of open-hearted resilience, compassion, courage, inspiration, and joy. He teaches classes, works with individuals, small groups, corporations, and leads Yoga and Meditation retreats around the world.

Illuminated Life Projects is the ever-evolving creation of Billy's own BillyYoga, LightWarrior Coaching, and Yoga Adventures. Our lives should be lived with passion and joy and the courage to feel all of our experiences - informing, inspiring, and guiding our destiny in congruence with our heart and vibrating at the level of our dreams. Let's illuminate.

What’s included

  • Daily Meals
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Fresh, organic, healthy, delicious farm to table cuisine.
  • Assisi
    Day trip to the medieval hilltop town of Assisi and the Basilica of St. Francis. Birthplace of St. Francis as well as Saint Clare. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Perugia
    Day trip to the beautiful, hilltop town of Perugia. Absorb the art, architecture, and history and enjoy the enchanting magic of Perugia. Art, culture, and maybe a little shopping!
  • Gubbio
    Day trip to Gubbio. Enjoy the famous Gubbio markets. Take the Eletto cable cars to the top of Mount Ingino. Get lost in Gubbio's charm.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Every day starts with meditation, breathwork, and yoga.
  • Italian Cooking Class
    Regional Italian Cooking Class with Private Chef. Learn some of the local secrets to creating delicious Central Italian cuisine. Prepare and eat!
  • Wine Tasting
    Wine tasting and light lunch at Castello di Ramazzano. Tour the medieval kitchens, the noble floor, and the frescoed floors where wine tasting and a light lunch will be served.
  • Swim. Spa. Lounge.
    Enjoy the salt water pool and bask in the Umbrian sun. Relax in the jacuzzi spa or soak in the Turkish bath. Unwind and take care of yourself.
  • Airfare & Transportation
    Airfare and transport from airport is NOT included. Closest major airports are Rome - Flumicino & Ciampino , Bologna, and Florence. Perugia Train Station is 20km from Locanda.
  • Alcohol
    Enjoy some of the great Italian wine, but - aside from the Wine Tasting - alcohol is NOT included.
  • Massage
    Spa treatments available at Locanda del Gallo. Not included. About 60€ for a massage treatment.

Available Packages

Shared Suite
Available until August 19, 20228 left

This option is a two bedroom suite with a shared bath. The price is only available for three or four people sharing the suite with a shared bath. The price for two people to occupy the suite is $3400 per person. Please contact us before signing up to request two person occupancy. Please indicate room mate with room booking. Deposits are non-refundable.

Please note that 'Availability' indicates number of individual spots available, not rooms. 

Deposit: $500
Shared Room
Available until August 19, 202212 left

Most rooms have the option of two twin beds or a king bed. Private bath.  Please indicate your bed preference and roommate name with room booking. Deposits are non-refundable. 

Please note that 'Availability' indicates number of individual spots available, not rooms. 

Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until August 19, 2022only 2 left

Room for one, please! Queen bed with private bath. Deposits are non-refundable.

Please note that 'Availability' indicates number of individual spots available, not rooms. 

Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Billy Potocnik
Within yoga, we find a place to connect, a place to share and experience our inner and outer worlds, a place to breathe and to sweat, to suffer and cry and laugh and shine. BillyYoga is a celebration of this living process. It focuses its energy on the most important journey in life – the one that goes inward, into our own hearts – and guiding us on this journey is the knowledge that yoga is always always changing, always harmonizing, and always perfecting.