Yoga Retreat Italy

Return to Source - Yoga Retreat ItalyDecember 8 - 13, 2019
Mandali, Lago D'Orta (Italy)

Return to Source – a Yoga Retreat in Italy

Journey back to your inner well being – and Exploration of the Energy Body

December 8 – 13, 2019

In this 6-day Yoga Retreat in Italy you will be offered the opportunity to (re)discover your true Self and a renewed passion for life.

Your inner world is reflected in your outer world. In order to meet the world in an open way, in which you can experience balance and flow, you first need to establish a solid connection with your Self. Through the busy-ness of life, and the demands society seems to put on you, you may have lost track of who you actually are and what you want in life.

In this program, Marije and Nishta will take you on an inner journey, to reestablish a well-being that is independent of outer circumstances and solidly rooted within. With the practice of Yin Yoga, meditation, pranayama, conscious movement, creative writing, drawing and aromatherapy, you will (re)discover your true Self and a renewed passion for life.

During this retreat Marije Paternotte and Nishta Matarese will offer:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Open Floor Movement Practice
  • Meditation
  • Creativity
  • Essential Oils

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Retreat location

Mandali Retreat Center

Just an hour’s drive from Milan lies Mandali. A beautiful new retreat centre that overlooks the spectacular Lago d’Orta in Northern Italy.

Set 850m above sea level on the edge of the rocks, the design of Mandali has been inspired by Italian villages from the Middle Ages. Local, sustainable materials have been used. And, where possible, energy is produced by solar power and our natural wood heating system. Meanwhile the subtle positioning of buildings based on Feng Shui principles complement the design and emphasize a feeling of space and harmony with nature.

The way that Mandali has been built is based on a unique collaboration between architects Gian Carlo and Matteo Primatesta, interior designer Reineke Antvelink and Feng Shui specialist Simon Brown. Together they helped to translate the founders’ grand vision into a beautiful retreat with a tranquil, mystical and almost monastic atmosphere -all offset by a spectacular natural backdrop.

The result is a stunning, sustainable, spiritual space that enhances and contributes to providing deeper personal experiences and inner self discoveries.

Retreat schedule

Arrival day: December 8

14.30 – 16.30 Check-ins and Orientation
16.30 – Welcome meeting – Tea Service – Library
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner
20.30 – 21.30 – Evening session

Daily: December 9 – 12

7.30 – 8.30 – Pranayama /Meditation
8.30 – 9.30 – Breakfast
10.30 – 13.00 – Morning Session (Conscious movement, Yin Yoga, drawing and aromatherapy)
13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch
14.00- 17.00 – Self-Care (Time for Body Care Centre, Walks, Rest)
17.00 -18.30 – Afternoon Session (Yin Yoga, meditation and creative writing)
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner
20.30 – 21.15 – Evening session – Integration Work. Meditation. Sharing Circle.

Departure Day: December 13

7.30 – 8.30 – Pranayama / Meditation
8.30 – 9.30 – Breakfast
10.00 Rooms Check-out
11.00 – 13.00 – Closing Circle Session
13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Departures and Goodbyes

Retreat rates per person

From € 750 to € 1.175 (depending on room type)


  • 5 nights accommodation in Shared, Single, Twin, Premium Rooms or Hermitage
  • Full board – vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
  • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
  • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center

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