UMBRIA, ITALY

MAY 3 - 9 2020

THE WELL WOMEN - RITUAL & SELF CARE

42°49’32.74″ N – 12°07’58.08″ E

THE EXPERIENCE

KASHMI KASHMI RETREATS, IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL YOGINI AND AUTHOR CHANTAL RUSSELL WILL BE HOSTING A BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE RETREAT IN THE UMBRIAN HILLS OF ITALY. OUR SACRED PLACE OF REST FOR THE WEEK WILL BE THE AWARD WINNING DESIGN HOTEL EREMITO, A MONASTERY TURNED HOTEL AND RETREAT CENTER NESTLED IN 3000 HECTARES OF NATURAL RESERVE. THIS WILL BE A TRULY SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE COMBINING DAILY YOGA, MEDITATION, ORGANIC LOCAL GARDEN FARE, EVENING BONFIRES UNDER THE STARS AND EXPLORING THE SURROUNDING ITALIAN VILLAGES & COUNTRYSIDE. FOR AN IDEA OF THE SPACE AND SURROUNDINGS WE INVITE YOU TO WATCH THE BELOW VIDEO.

RETREAT THEME

THE WELL WOMEN - SELF CARE RETREAT

THIS 6 DAY RETREAT IN THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE IS AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO SLOW DOWN AND FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS MOST. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE, AND LEARN SIMPLE DAILY SELF CARE RITUALS FOR DEEPER WELL BEING, CREATIVITY AND JOY. 

THROUGH DAILY YOGA PRACTICE, SACRED RITUAL AND DEVOTION AND DEEP REST, FREE YOURSELF FROM THE CONSTANT DEMANDS OF LINEAR TIME, AND RECLAIM YOUR POWER AS A WOMAN TO LIVE BY THE WISDOM OF NATURE AND THE INTUITIVE VOICE OF YOUR SOUL. 

JOIN US IN THE ANCIENT HEALING SANCTUARY SPACE OF EREMITO, TO HONOR NATURE’S RHYTHMS, LIVE BY THE SUN AND THE MOON, CREATE SIMPLE CEREMONY AND CELEBRATE THE SACRED GIFT OF YOUR EMBODIMENT. 


RETREAT FOCUS

FOR MILLENNIA, WOMEN GATHERED MONTHLY TO HONOUR THE PHASES OF THE MOON, THE TURNING OF THE SEASONS, AND TO TAKE A SACRED PAUSE FROM THE DEMANDS OF DAILY LIFE. TIME AWAY FROM FAMILY AND RESPONSIBILITY WAS NOT SEEN AS SELFISH OR INDULGENT, BUT ESSENTIAL TO THE WELLBEING OF THE COMMUNITIES TO WHICH THESE POWERFUL WISE WOMEN BELONGED. 

IN THIS MODERN DAY ERA OF CONSTANT CONNECTION TO SCREENS, YOU’RE EXPECTED TO KEEP UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE, TO DEVICES THAT DON’T NEED REST. LIFE KEEPS GETTING FASTER AND FULLER, YOU FEEL CAUGHT IN THE CULT OF “BUSYNESS”. YOU LONG TO SLOW DOWN, TO CREATE MORE SPACE, AND TO SIMPLY ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF BEING ALIVE. 

THERE’S A RHYTHM IN NATURE YOU CAN ALIGN TO, FOR GREATER VITALITY, CLARITY AND INSPIRATION.

THEMES TO BE EXPLORED THROUGH OUT THE WEEK: 

CREATING BEAUTY THROUGH DAILY RITUALS

HONOURING LIFE CYCLES & EMBRACING NATURE

AYURVEDIC WELLNESS

HONOURING YOUR INTUITION

CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY & THE ART OF MANIFESTATION

THE HEALING POWER OF SILENCE AND DEEP REST

JOIN US FOR THIS DEEPLY NOURISHING IMMERSION INTO THE ART OF FEMININE WELLNESS

THE PROGRAM


THE RETREAT PRICING INCLUDES

  • 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT THE EREMITO RETREAT HOTEL IN UMBRIA, ITALY

  • DAILY YOGA LESSONS WITH INTERNATIONAL YOGINI CHANTAL RUSSELL

  • GUIDED DAILY MEDITATION PRACTICES

  • INTRODUCTION TO DAILY AYURVEDIC PRACTICES

  • CEREMONY AND STORY TELLING AROUND EVENING BONFIRES

  • BREAKFAST BUFFET - LOCAL & ORGANIC FARE WHERE POSSIBLE

  • LONG TABLE ITALIAN LUNCHES OUTSIDE IN THE BEAUTIFUL NATURAL SURROUNDINGS

  • THE FAMOUS EREMITO SIGNATURE “SILENT DINNERS” (FOUR COURSES VEGETARIAN)

  • WATER, WINE, TEA AND DIGESTIVE INFUSIONS

  • ITALIAN COOKING CLASS - HANDS ON PASTA MAKING

  • FREE DAILY ACCESS TO THE JACUZZI & STEAM BATH

  • VISIT TO THE WORLD RENOWNED ANCIENT TOWN OF ASSISI - SACRED SITES VISIT

  • GROUP WALKS IN THE WOODS ALONG CHIANI RIVER, OR TO A LITTLE WATERFALL

  • ALL YOGA SHALA MATS & PROPS

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (AT EXTRA COST)

  • LOCAL VINEYARD VISIT AND WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE

  • HORSE RIDING - 1 OR 2HRS HORSE TREKKING IN THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE

  • MASSAGES (IN HOUSE EXPERIENCE)

  • ONE ON ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH CHANTAL

  • VISIT TO NEARBY MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF PARRANO WITH LOCAL GUIDE (VILLAGE OF ETRUSCAN ORIGIN, BUILT AROUND THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND, ON TOP OF RUINS THE ROMAN EMPIRE. BEFORE BECOMING A FREE MUNICIPALITY IN 1500. SET IN THE UMBRIAN HILLS.)