Quantum Yoga

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, Italy
18th Jun - 25th Jun 2017
SALUTE TO THE SUN ITALIA: Luxury Yoga Retreat in the Umbrian Hills

Salute to the Sun finally arrives in Italy!  This first Luxury Yoga retreat 700M high up in the Umbrian Hills will take place at the fabulous Taverna al Monte.  In a fairytale setting, up above the clouds where a medieval walled hamlet caresses the hillside, we find La Taverna with it’s beautiful terraces opening to the rolling hills and the vastness of the sky.  And it’s here centred in its amazing panorama where an extraordinary sense of peace and tranquility prevail and nature surrounds, that you will practise twice daily flowing yoga with Judith Daniel.    

Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centred throughout her career in the hectic music Industry.  Now an experienced yoga teacher, she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and encouraging people to join her on the mat.  Her teaching style is creative and flowing, synchronising breath and movement (Vinyasa Flow) and the sun salutation is key to this.  She loves nothing more than teaching where the sun shines and nature flourishes and helping her students to re-connect to themselves and open to life’s flow.  Judith is very excited to be saluting the sun in beautiful Italy and will help you to take your practise sky high thoughout this wonderful week at La Taverna al Monte.

A labour of love for vibrant and dynamic London design duo of Italian heritage, SPINA (Joe Zito and Robbie Spina, our hosts), La Taverna al Monte is a medieval 16th Century villa, formerly a palace and a convent, which they have sensitively and exquisitely restored, drawing on their 15 years experience in high-end interiors and accessories.   Marrying the old rustic Italian traditions with their seasoned eye for the bold and the luxurious including crystal chandeliers, a green marble pool and 4 posters, they have created a beautiful space for relaxation and restoration – and one which you will not want to leave!  Keen yogis themselves for many years, Joe and Robbie warmly welcome the opportunity to co-host their first yoga retreat at their beautiful Italian home and ensure your stay is a memorable one. 

The week’s Food will be largely sourced from the surrounding earth – a divine and delicious mainly plant based and very local menu will be provided by the villa’s own manager, Patricia, who brings to the table a lifetime’s experience in restaurants and catering.   Beyond creating wonders in the kitchen from regional delicacies like truffles, chestnuts and celebrated young wild fennel, Patricia will also take care of your every need and totally spoil you throughout your stay.    As will highly skilled Italian Massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin, who will be there to soothe away any aches and pains with her healing hands.  Claudia, who specialises in many styles of massage including Thai Yoga Massage and Deep Tissue, will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs and overall well-being.  One session at her healing hands will have you relaxed, stress-free and floating on air.  There will also be an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and its sacred history including Mount Subasio and Assisi with an one day excursion.  

The sky’s the limit with this week above the clouds!  Create space in both body and mind through opening to the wild and beautiful space around you.  Salute the glorious Italian sun and all it has to offer in its rich and diverse nature – let go and soar!  

The retreat includes: * Accommodation (7 nights, twin or single) * 2 Yoga sessions per day plus Meditation and Pranayama * One Massage * All food (except one lunch and one dinner) * Group transfers to and from Perugia airport

With regard to the Yoga Practise, all levels are welcome.  The group will be small enough to guarantee a good level of attention to each student and ensure that you will progress in your practise throughout the week. New Special Prices***:

Single room/Prince’s quarters:      £1495

Sharing room/Prince’s quarters:  £1250


Flights from the UK take 2 hours 15 minutes, Stanstead to Perugia on Ryan Air, transfer time to the villa is 35 minutes.  Alternatively you can fly BA from London City airport to Florence, which takes 2 hours, 10 minutes, transfer time to the villa is 90 minutes. .  

The Region:  

To check out the many diverse riches that Umbria has to offer, go to www.umbriatourism.it.


What the Telegraph said about La Taverna al Monte:  


What previous retreat guests said about Salute to the Sun: 

“Salute to the Sun at Holders is a beautiful place for the heart, body and mind” – Julie, Salute to the Sun 2016, Barbados 

“The retreat was just perfect for me.  The yoga, the food and the location.  Everything.  I can’t wait for the next one!” – Jasmin, Salute to the Sun 2015, Barbados

"Judith is wonderful at recognising each individual and their needs – keeping the yoga challenging and diverse.  Gently encouraging a disciplined approach without being pushy.” – Claire, Salute to the Sun 2014, Barbados