15th - 22nd May 2021 - more than 4 rooms available
Inspiring Yoga to quiet your mind and connect to your Self
La Dolce Vita is not just about delicious food and gorgeous surroundings (although we’ll have those on this retreat!), it’s also about looking inwards and creating meaning in your life. Join Bristol and Carrie for a week of inspiring yoga in breathtaking surroundings that will help you quiet your mind and connect to your Self. Our morning extended asana practice will be comprised of either an Ashtanga, Jivamukti or Flow Practice. This will be a chance to get your questions answered and dive deeply into your practice. The afternoon practice will consist of more meditative offerings, including Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Yoga philosophy discussions and guided meditations.
We’ll also be enjoying our special surroundings and taking advantage of all of Italy’s gifts. We’ll be in the beautiful grounds of Hotel Leone, taking in the gorgeous views from their terraces, swimming in the pool and enjoying the impeccable service of this boutique hotel. The charming and picturesque restaurant offers mouthwatering food featuring local produce. We will also have the opportunity to visit a local vineyard and olive oil producer or take cooking classes.
Join us for this special week of yoga practice in the rolling hills of Le Marche!
About Bristol & Carrie
Bristol Maryott is an Advanced-Certified Jivamukti, KPJAY Level 1 Authorized and prenatal yoga instructor with over fifteen years of experience teaching yoga. Bristol’s practice and teaching is informed by the light and grace of her dear teachers. She is grateful for the tutelage of Jivamukti founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life, as well as senior Jivamukti teachers Lady Ruth & Yogeswari. Bristol also travels to India regularly where she loves to practice with Saraswathi Jois in Mysore. She also has completed an Ashtanga second series intensive with Manju Jois.
Bristol holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London UK and graduated from Yale with a BA in English. She has worked at Sotheby’s in London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bristol believes that art and yoga are complimentary disciplines exploring consciousness. Bristol owns Jala Studio: Yoga & Art in Providence, RI, a space where yoga practitioners can both inspire and be inspired by art.
Carrie Cooper has enthusiastically embraced Ashtanga Yoga for the past 19 years. Carrie is known for her softer approach to Ashtanga, believing that both Intermediate and Primary series should be customized according to the individual student to maximize their benefit. She works with various modifications and teaches that ashtanga yoga can be a lifelong practice. She has done primary series teacher trainings with David Swenson and Manju Jois, Pattabhi Jois' son. Carrie is grateful to Kim Neitch, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, Nancy Gilgoff, Tim Miller, Lino Miele, Scot Hendricks and Bobbi Misiti for all their workshops and shared technique and expertise. Carrie is from Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto. She became American in 2001. She loves living on Cape Cod, where she is fortunate to have many close friends.
To learn more about Bristol visit: www.jala-studio.com
Yoga retreat prices start from €1,865 per person which includes the following:
- All tuition fees
- 7 nights luxury en-suite accommodation - see our rooms here
- Transfer to and from either Ancona airport or local pick-up points on day of arrival and departure*
- All meals including breakfast, lunch and evening meals
- delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
- dedicated yoga studio
*On the day of arrival we organise pick up times based on the groups arrival times either into Ancona airport or at the local train or coach stops.
We will do our very best to make sure nobody has to wait for too long but please be aware we will be picking up other members of the group whose arrival times may not necessary coincide perfectly with your own and we ask for your patience.
If you are arriving at a time that really doesn’t tie in with the group or arriving a day or so earlier we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up. The cost of a taxi is in the region of €150. If there is anybody else arriving doing the same we will arrange it so that you can share the transport costs.
Similarly for departure, for retreats the rooms are to be vacated by 10:00 on the morning of departure. Departure time will be set based on the majority of the group. Again we will do our very best to accommodate everyone.