Kefalonia Retreat

October 1 to 8, 2022 at Kefalonia, Greece

Retreat Leader: Kate Giampapa

Vericoco Retreat is set within olive groves and vineyards with magnificent views of the majestic Mount Aenos and the Mediterranean Sea. Just a short stroll down the hill offers you the choice of the two nearest beaches, both with trademark Kefalonian crystal-clear shallow waters. The accommodations are stylish and comfortable with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. You will receive three meals daily cooked on property with a wood burning stove and outdoor dining. You can expect fresh, home-cooked food using organic and local produce, mostly from their vegetable gardens. The menu leans toward Greek and Mediterranean style, however the chef will incorporate modern twists on traditional recipes to create new and exciting dishes. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

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Italy: Beauty and Abundance // Yoga + Food + Hiking

October 8 to 15, 2022 at Locanda del Gallo

Retreat Leaders: Laurel Van Matre + Melissa Joy Schoeller of GYPSET Yoga Retreats

Our venue for this yoga retreat is a country house bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Umbria hills between Gubbio and Perugia. Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland, this luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature. Enjoy green hills, gardens, silence, and extreme relaxation in the wellness centre with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities.

The country house has 10 rooms, each equally fresh and silent, and each unique from one another. The furnishings adorning every room were all hand-picked and brought back one by one from many distant journeys made by Paola and Irish, the owners. There is no television, and nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.

Stroll at leisure through the olive grove, inhale the scent of roses and herbs, or simply curl up with a book under the shade of the old elm tree. The gardens hold many hidden gems and secret corners for you to discover. In one, an ecological chlorine-free swimming pool, encircled by comfortable sun loungers and close by the sybaritic delight of an outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool spa. Or descend a few steps to enter the Moorish style spa, let your tensions slip away in the Turkish bath and then immerse yourself in a cloud of cool, refreshing, mint scented water, before heading for the peace of the salon overlooking the verdant landscape to sip a tisane, read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse.



Yoga, Meditation, and Exploration in the Hills of Italy

October 22 to 29, 2022 at Locanda del Gallo

Retreat Leader: Billy Yoga

“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost” – Frances Mayes

Nestled in and looking over the rolling green hills of Umbria is Locanda del Gallo – a boutique country house immersed in nature and solitude … A place for relaxation, reflection, connection, and the perfect for which to set off on our adventures. Illuminated Life Projects and Yoga Adventures are so excited and grateful to host a yoga and meditation retreat in this picturesque and magical part of the world.

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Maui, Hawaii: Tropical Getaway // Yoga + Nature + Island Adventure

April 1 to 8, 2023 at Hana, Maui

Retreat Leaders:Laurel Van Matre + Melissa Joy Schoeller of GYPSET Yoga Retreats,

Get ready for a week of hiking to waterfalls, day trips to beautiful beaches on the Pacific Ocean, Hawaiian spa treatments, farm-to-table meals all while you stay in luxurious accommodations. You choose as little or as much adventure and exploration on the island as you wish. And of course, our signature class offerings of yoga (vinyasa, yin, restorative, nidra) and barre daily.

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North Fork Yoga Shala Retreat

April 29 to 6, 2023 at Locanda del Gallo

Retreat Leader: Claire Copersino, Founder North Fork Yoga Shala

It is time to return to the heart of the Umbrian hills and the divine Locanda del Gallo! Locanda del Gallo is midway between Gubbio and Perugia and sits prominently on a ridge stretching into the heart of a valley with commanding views over gardens, woodland and terraced lawns. It also boasts an olive grove and many beautiful secret gems for you to discover. The whole 70 acres exudes a peace and tranquility which creates a supremely conducive setting for steeping in the yoga practices twice daily, as well as enjoying the small moorish style spa that features a Turkish bath and a salon to sip tea while soaking in the verdant landscape. Treating yourself to a stellar massage before enjoying the salt water swimming pool and a jacuzzi hot tub.

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Umbria Yoga Retreat

May 6 to 13, 2023 at Locanda del Gallo

Retreat Leader: Brienne Sembrat | breatheIN2IT

Join us at beautiful Locanda del Gallo, Italy, for a retreat of a lifetime: peaceful practices, breathe in the clear air of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, sink into guided meditations and gentle yoga practices, enjoy delicious, nurturing food and let the magic of the Italian countryside work its magic while you relax and let others take care of everything.

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Yoga Loft Italy Yoga Retreat 2023

May 13 to 20, 2023 at Locanda del Gallo

Retreat Leaders: Justin Randolph & Greg Cicchino, Owners of Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach

Welcome to Italy during one of the most beautiful times of year! Join Yoga Loft Owner’s Justin Randolph and Greg Cicchino for a once in a lifetime escape to beautiful Italy! Join our 7 night Yoga retreat in the beautiful Gubbio Italy. Gubbio Italy is located in the much less touristed area of Italy in the gorgeous Marche Region.

We will be staying at Locanda del Gallo located in the peaceful Umbria Hills. This luxury and boutique center is immersed in nature. Enjoy the green hills, gardens, silence, relax in the wellness centre with a salt water infinity swimming pool, jacuzzi spa, and massage facilities.

We will be spoiled for the week with our own private authentic Italian chef cooking healthy and organic Italian cuisine.

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Kefalonia, Greece: Mediterranean Island Getaway // Yoga + Olives + Turquoise Water

September 15 to 22, 2023 at Kefalonia, Greece

Retreat Leaders: Laurel Van Matre + Melissa Joy Schoeller of GYPSET Yoga Retreats

We will be tucked in for this week at a beautiful retreat on the island of Kefalonia. This idyllic location will offer you the chance to reconnect with nature, step back and recharge. Set within olive groves and with magnificent views of the majestic Mount Aenos and the Ionian Sea, staying here is a meditation in and of itself.

Kefalonia is a lush green island in the Ionian, famous for its turquoise seas and clean sandy beaches. One of the largest Greek islands, it also boasts the impressive Mount Aenos with thick fir forests as well as underground caves and ample countryside.

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