Yoga Bella A Blissful Retreat in the Umbrian Countryside

Jenny Kaufman & Patti Lupo
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6 reviews
Sep 8 - 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 30
Yoga Bella A Blissful Retreat in the Umbrian Countryside

Jenny Kaufman & Patti Lupo
  • Email address verified
6 reviews

Sep 8 - 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

Join Jenny Kaufman & Patti Lupo on a yoga journey to stimulate the senses and soothe the soul in the ambiance of a country retreat in the hills of Umbria, Italy.  The beautiful setting of Locanda Delia Quercia Calante, located equidistant between Rome and Florence, is an "eco-friendly country retreat encompassing a culture to the values required for well-being of the body and spirit".  WATCH our video from our retreat May 2017:

Payments/Cancellation Policy

Please note: a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $350 is needed to secure your spot.  

We can set up a payment plan for the remainder of the balance should you wish.

All final payments will be due on July 25th, 2018.  

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel your trip, you will only be refunded the cost of your trip (less the non-refundable deposit) should you cancel PRIOR to August 1, 2018.  Any cancellation AFTER August 1, 2018 will only be issued a refund if we sell your spot on the retreat.  This includes illnesses, emergencies  and unforeseen circumstances within 30 days.

Travel insurance is recommended. A travel insurance policy including trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency assistance and medical assistance.  It has happened on at least 3 retreats that I have hosted that someone needed to cancel last minute.  We strongly encourage you to protect yourself and buy travel insurance.

What’s included

  • 5 days of yoga
  • 3 delicious meals a day
  • lodging
  • airport transfers
  • wine tasting
  • two excursions
  • airfare
  • massage services
  • individual wine choices

Available Packages

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King Size bed with your own private bath and outdoor space to sit and enjoy the Italian countryside.

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Two TWIN beds with a shared bath and outdoor space to enjoy the Italian countryside.

Deposit: $350
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Deposit: $1000


Lunch in neighboring hill town Civita.

We take a mid day break and go explore the small hill town of Civita and have lunch on your own.

Your Organizer

Jenny Kaufman & Patti Lupo
6 reviews
Jenny Kaufman has been teaching yoga in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Her classes serve students of all levels and her playful and smart teaching style has made her a much beloved teacher. She served as the Program Manager in Chicago for Yoga Six, where she is able to mentor new teachers in the art of teaching yoga and has now stepped into the manager role at yogaview Wilmette. Patti Lupo has been helping students transform through yoga for many years in the Chicago area with her warm and nurturing style. She is a lover of all things Italian (including the language) and is at her best here in this setting. This is Jenny & Patti's 5th Yoga Bella retreat to this location.


What a fantastic experience. The setting was great, with our group as the sole occupants of the resort (Prana del Mar). The resort staff were all awesome, friendly and helpful. Physically, the facility was very clean and well maintained. You are steps from the beach, and we were lucky enough to get endless whale shows all week right off shore. Town is a van ride away, but I was plenty happy staying on the property for the majority of the week. The food is mostly vegetarian with some seafood, which is not how I typically eat, but I really enjoyed it and hope to incorporate more of that type of food now that I am back home. As for the yoga, note that I am a 50+ guy, not very experienced, but Jen and Jess were able to teach the classes to meet the varying ability, including for me and for the students who were also certified yoga instructors. I am much more comfortable with the yoga than I was a week ago, and intend to up my practice now that I am home. The other participants were also very welcoming and supportive of a less experienced person like me. I can't say enough good things about the experience.
By Matt Berns for LIVE LOVE YOGA on 02 Mar, 2020
Matt! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! What a week huh? I am still having trouble with re-entry. Thanks for trusting and coming along. We appreciate the energy you bring (as well as the guitar) and cannot wait to see you in class! Best. JK
This trip with Jenny and Jess could not have been better. So much thought and hard work was put into every aspect. The accommodations and staff could not have been nicer, the location was stunning with a good mix of relaxation and optional activities, the meals were delicious and the yoga was well designed to be perfect in every way. I highly recommend this trip as well as anything that Jess and Jenny plan.
By Elizabeth Hennion for LIVE LOVE YOGA on 02 Mar, 2020
Oooo thanks for doing this. Helpful beyond measure! You guys were awesome to have along. What a special thing for you and your daughter to share! See you soon for hugs! jk
Loved this trip! Excellent classes with Jen and Jess! Great food! Outstanding accommodations! Wish the retreat would have gone on forever!
By christina bueno for LIVE LOVE YOGA on 02 Mar, 2020
Me too! Re-entry is hard. Thank you for writing a review and for trusting to come along. Amazing time. JK
So I am about a year late on this review, but I find myself reminiscing about my whole trip to Italy in Sep 2018. Yoga Bella was an AMAZING retreat with two of the best yoga instructors you can find. This trip was the beginning of a new journey for me and this retreat was an added plus! After this retreat, I was stronger in my practice and truly at peace. I can see why Patti and Jenny return every year!
Yoga Bella was a phenomenal experience for so many reasons (beautiful location, farm to table meals, lovely staff) but it was Patti and Jenny that made this yoga retreat pure magic. They have an incredible warm energy that brought our entire, relatively diverse, group of yogis (ranging in age from 20-70, novice to advanced) together for 5 days of laughter, deep conversations, wine drinking, day trips and yoga, yoga , yoga. Yes, the weather was less than ideal (little did I know Italy was experiencing the same wet, cold May weather I was enjoying back in Chicago!) and in the end it really didn't matter. As yoga retreat leaders and teachers, they knew how to hold space for each and every one of us, honoring our individual reasons for traveling to Umbria, and gently helping us to notice and celebrate the beauty around us...and more importantly within us. They also worked seamlessly in tandem, both on the mat - where they team taught, swapping roles between leading the vinyasa flow and amazing hands on assists - and off (airport transfers were smooth, lost passports were recovered (really!), gluten-free food options were available). A truly beautiful experience. Grazie Yoga Bella!
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