Our Italian yoga retreat last spring didn’t disappoint so we are going back again and I cannot wait. (I am still dreaming about the best ravioli of my life.) We’ll be headed to Bolzano, which is located in northern Italy, set in a valley among hilly vineyards. The area is beautiful, and is the perfect place to either relax and restore, or go out and explore. With plenty of free afternoons, you’ll be able to lounge by the pool or go out with your new yoga friends for an Italian coffee! Bolzano is a city in the South Tyrol province of northern Italy set in a valley with windy roads, ancient castles, endless vineyards and vast orchards. There is much to see and do in the area from hiking the dolomites, taking the gondola up to Renon for lunch, swimming at Lake Garda, exploring castles, touring some of the most gorgeous vineyards or just taking in the sights and sounds of the city in a classic pizza or gelato shop in the town’s center, Walther Platz. We chose Bolzano because we have connections in the area. Connections in the area means we’re able to arrange wine tastings, tours and so much more! This is going to be the trip of a lifetime and we can’t wait to welcome you to Italy!
We’ve booked Hotel Eberle, a luxe boutique hotel that overlooks the city and surrounding mountains. This upscale hotel is surrounded by vineyards where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dolomite Mountains. It’s a family-run hotel that offers a home-like atmosphere, spacious and modern accommodations, and gourmet cuisine. Honestly, I dream about the food here. And the coffee! So good. The hotel is only a short walk from downtown Bolzano. In a city that combines Alpine, Mediterranean and urban lifestyles, there’s always something to do or explore. Past retreat participants have done wine tastings, cooking classes, hiking, and shopping.
The hotel also offers an incredible Finnish sauna or the steam room, with almost 100% humidity and temperatures of up to 55°C. In the infrared sauna your body can soak up energy directly from the active heat radiation at an average temperature of 50°C, while the ice shower offers a tinglingly fresh way to cool down.
Accommodations: All rooms have modern furnishings and are equipped with a bath or shower, hair dryer, air conditioning, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, WiFi and a desk.
From your balcony you have a unique view of the unending expanse of the surrounding mountain landscape. The hotel’s quiet location gives guests the freedom to relax and soak up the peace of nature.
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Mini-Bar, TV (150 channels), Hairdryer, Room Service, Internet/WiFi, iPhone/iPad Docking station, Safe in each room
Where: Bolzano, Italy. We’ll stay at a gorgeous, family-run, boutique hotel that overlooks the quaint little town of Bolzano, Italy.
When: April 20, 2018 – April 26, 2017
Why: Because you deserve it.
What’s included: 10 carefully designed yoga classes and workshops, 6 night accommodation in your room of choice, airport transfer from Milan Malpensa departing at noon on April 20, 2018, airport transfer from Bolzano to Milan Malpensa departing at 8am on April 26, 2018, shuttle service to/from the train station on arrivals/departure days, daily homemade breakfast buffet, daily four course dinner (these dinners will blow your mind!), wifi, swag bag.
What’s not included: airfare, lunches, travel insurance, one to one private session with Candace (optional), optional massage, and activities like wine tastings, cooking class, tours, etc (range from 15 euros and up).
Once you’ve booked your trip with us, you have a few options for flights. We will provide a shuttle from Milan Malpensa (about 3.5 hours away from our venue). It will leave at 12 noon on April 20, 2018. If you arrive earlier, there is a little waiting area just outside the arrivals in Milan Malpensa with a food court and little shops.
Another option for arriving is to come into Munich. From Munich you can easily take a train to Bolzano, and we can pick you up at the train station. Innsbruck airport or Verona airport are also good choices if you connect from London, Frankfurt or Vienna. Again, you can take the train and we can send a shuttle to pick you up at the Bolzano train station. For train information about connections to Germany, please visit the British railway website. After your arrival in Germany, the DB/ÖBB EuroCity trains will carry you conveniently and comfortably from Munich to Bolzano. Tickets may be booked online or bought at train ticket offices throughout Italy.
A word about YBC Retreats
Our retreats are laid back, good times with awesome people. There’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, and everything to share. There’s no expectation that you have to be at a certain place in your practice. We encourage you to honor how you feel on any given day. Bring a sense of humor and an open heart, and prepare yourself for the best time! Book your spot now!
If you’re a frequent YBC® visitor, you probably know Candace pretty well. If you don’t, she is an entrepreneur who believes nothing is impossible. She is a full time international yoga instructor, healthy living blogger, YouTube partner and the best-selling author of Namaslay. She is passionate about wellness and living your absolute best life.
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