Yoga & Nature in Tuscany – Spring 2019
March 17–23, 2019
**Danish version, please click here: Spring Retreat**
You are invited to a special week that will be balancing, energizing and soothing for mind, body and heart with yoga and hiking in gorgeous surrounding in Tuscany. Experience deep nourishment with daily yoga, organic/local food, mindful walks within a cosy and safe space in the midst of peaceful hills embellished by the colors of early Italian spring.
Whether you are looking for reconnecting with yourself and nature, need to recharge your batteries after a long winter, want to treat yourself or find new inspiration for your yoga practice, this retreat will provide you with the perfect setting.
We will stay and practice yoga in this special, intimate retreat and meditation center, where peace and quietude are two central characteristics, and where everything revolves according to the natural unfolding of the surrounding elements and the seasons.
I, Cedric, PhD and 200-h certified yoga teacher (heartwiseyoga.com), teach in Copenhagen and abroad. My students describe me as a warm, attentive person who can create a safe space where everyone feels seen and welcome. My teaching style can be characterized with a strong focus on body alignment, healing therapeutics, anatomy of movement combined with a heart-centered and personal development dimension, which fills you up on a deeper level.
I can’t wait to share with you my passion for yoga and the interconnection between body and mind, and to take you on a very special and memorable journey. Held by the natural elements, we will take time to create a time of inner peace, build up new energy and enjoy yoga and nature’s positive impacts on several levels.
Everyone is welcome, beginners and routined practicioners alike.
The retreat will take place close to Grosseto, in a center located within 40 ha of green hills, woods, gardens, and olive trees and offering access to several trails on the property.
This special place will take you into deeper contact with yourself, the elements, and your practice. Find peace, inner-balance and a sense of well-being in your body, mind, and soul.
Grosseto is located app. within 2 hours transportation or drive from Roma, Florence, and Pisa. You need to book your own travels to the nearest airport (Rom Fiumicino or Ciampino probably the largest two fly hubs in the area).
From Roma Central trains run to Grosseto, where the hosts can arrange pick up. Trains and busses also run from Florence and Pisa city centers (see more on the retreat center’s webpage). Treat yourself with a prolonged vacation in this part of Italy…
If participants are interested, we can arrange a private shuttle from Roma Fiumicino to the center on the starting and closing days of the retreat (about 90 € per person, depending on the number of passengers). If you’re interested, please inform me when you sign up.
Preliminary program – from Sun March 17, 2019, app. 6pm to Sat March 23, 2019, app. 2 pm.
7:45-8:30 Morning meditation (optional)
10:30-13 Yoga session
13-17: Lunch and free time. Possibility for hikes and other short excursions
17.00-19:00: Yoga session (NO session on Wednesday – possibility for personal or social time)
19:30-bed time: Dinner and free time
Accomodation: In double (a few triple) rooms with private bathroom. Linens provided. Supplement for single room: 160 € // 1200 DKK.
Food: 3 meals a day, home-prepared, locally sourced, seasonal and mostly organically grown food. Special requirements, please let me know.
Equipment: Bring your own mat and god walking/hiking shoes. Weather is uncertain and temperatures will change from app. 15-20 C during the day to 4-12C at night, so please accordingly. If we are lucky, possibility to practice yoga outside 😊
About your teacher
Cédric Gorinas (PhD, CYT-200, Ashaya Yoga ®)
I am a certified teacher and instruct yoga classes and events regularly, mostly around Copenhagen. The most important thing for me is to create a safe space that provides you with a safe container to be yourself and possibly explore your edges.
In my classes, you will experience a strong focus on body alignment, which ensures that you move into each posture in a safe and possibly healing way. In addition to alignment, I also include a more heart-centered dimension, or how your yoga practice can support you in your own personal development – also off the mat.
I am fascinated by the interconnectedness between the body, the mind, and what ancient yogic texts call the “inner heart”. Besides teaching yoga, I offer 1-to-1 life and business coaching as well as team workshops with a holistic approach to development, informed by different modalities including mindfulness, ancient wisdom and body-centered psychotherapy.
Today I regularly travel to the USA in order to educate myself further within advanced anatomy, ancient philosophy, etc., with the Ashaya Yoga ® tradition – and I am as of today the only Ashaya certified teacher in Europe. Ashaya Yoga ® uniquely combines precise, healing and body therapeutics knowledge and science with ancient, easily relatable eastern philosophy.
My website: www.heartwiseyoga.com
” I just love his classes! Such a nice voice to follow, love to detail and nice themes. I always feel amazing afterwards. Lovely!”
”Fantastic classes! Cedric teaches with sharp knowledge, dedication, and care for his students. I participated to Cedric’s retreat in 2018, and it was one of the best and most powerful experiences I’ve had in many years. I can’t recommend enough Cedric’s classes and retreats. He creates energy and magic, so that life opens up again in a new way!”
Price & Registration
Super Early Bird: 5,550 DKK or 750 EUR – registration before 31/10/2018
Early bird: 6,200 DKK or 830 EUR – registration before 31/12/2018
Normal price: 6,700 DKK or 900 EUR – registration after 1/1/2019
The price includes: 3 meals a day, tuition fees for the teaching throughout the week, accommodation in double (some triple) room with private bathroom.
Single room: add 1200 DKK or 160 EUR to the price above.
NB: The price does not include flight and transfers to the retreat center (shuttle possible, please read above) or travel insurance.
In order to ensure a safe and intimate space, this is a small retreat with limited number of spots. Please sign up early to secure yourself a spot.
To sign up, please write to Cedric firstname.lastname@example.org and inform about your full name, contact details, possible preferences for food, accommodation, and interest for shuttle from/to Roma Fiumicino.
Upon signing up, you will be kindly asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of 2000 DKK or 280 EUR. The rest of the payment is due on Jan 1, 2019 or shortly after. (payment plan possible, please inquire).
In case of cancellation before 60 days before the retreat start, you will get your money back minus the deposit. If you cancel within 60 days of the retreat start, you will unfortunately not be able to get your deposit back. However, you are more than welcome to find another participant, in which case you will get a full refund – minus deposit.
Any questions, please write to Cedric email@example.com!
I look forward to a very special time with you!
Namaste and love,