Surrounded by a Mediterranean forest, Casale Pundarika is the special location for our annual late summer retreat. A typical Tuscan country house ideally set in a magical place 2km from the village of Riparbella on the Maritime Hills a few km from the Tyrrhenian coast. A mixed landscape of woods, olive groves, vineyards and a skilfully-worked countryside reflect the agricultural origins of the town.
Comfortable shared accommodation, ample practice rooms and the possibility to practice yoga outside on the gorgeous terrace, from which the rising sun can be contemplated during our morning practices. During this retreat we will be practicing mostly outside on the newly built decking which is ideally located under a canopy of native cork oak trees, a beautiful setting for this magical time of the year. Sometimes attendees choose to spend the night on the decking as part of their practice – feeling at one with Nature and contemplating the beauty of the magical land (this is optional).
As part of the retreat process we ask to respect each other’s space and sanctity by limiting the use of electronic devices, and honoring the daily periods of silence. Mornings will be silent until 12 o’clock, and there will be one full day of silence where we will ask you to switch off your mobile phone. We understand this might be a unique occurrence in this day and age, but there will be a 24 hour contactable phone number for the retreat centre in case of emergency.
The schedule offers:
Meditation and Pranayama early morning
Yoga asana (postures) mid-morning
Late evening gatherings on some days.
There will be time for quietly enjoying contemplation and personal time. We will observe silence each morning until lunch time, as well as a full day of silence as part of our practice. There is the option of organizing visits to the local wild beaches as well as nearby lovely mediaeval towns like Volterra and Populonia. This will be organized onsite and it will be paid at the retreat.
Costs and accommodation:
The costs are split into accommodation paid in Euros to the venue and yoga teachings paid to Andrew before Septemeber 1st. Please visit Andrew’s website for full details.
- €540 for apartment sharing
- €675 for double/twin sharing
- €1080 for single use occupancy (figures are in € currency)
This includes accommodation, all delicious and locally sourced vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and supper) and the use of the heated outdoor bath tub.
- £425 for the 9 days – 3 to 5 yoga sessions per day with one afternoon free.
- Deposit required to secure your spot – £150 non returnable.
Numbers are strictly limited, so bookings are confirmed with a (non returnable) deposit of £150 with the balance to be paid by 1st of September 2020.
The nearest airport is Pisa. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged.
Please register your interest using the contact box below and we’ll get back to you with more details.