You asked, and we listened! We are heading back to Europe this summer for a week in gorgeous Bolzano, in northern Italy, set in a valley among hilly vineyards. The area is beautiful, and 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!
If you were waiting for a sign, this is it. This is you chance to do something different. To take some time for yourself. To learn, to make new friends, to take a break from the demands of day to day life, to gently push yourself out of your comfort zone so you can thrive. This is your opportunity. Take it.
- When - August 9 - 15, 2016
- Yoga - This week is about deepening your practice. You'll be lovingly challenged as we move through twice daily practices, each with a specific theme. We'll explore heart openers, arm balances, hip openers, and so much more. We'll practice meditation, breath-work and utilize aromatherapy and sound to deepen our practices.
- What's included: 11 yoga classes, 6 night accommodation in your room of choice, daily breakfast buffet, daily four course dinner, swag bag.
Bolzano is a city in the South Tyrol province of north 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 sound of the city in a classic Italian coffee or pizza 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!
We've booked 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 and spacious accommodations, gourmet cuisine and modern accommodations. 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.
The hotel also offers a beautiful pool and 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 Dockingstation, Safe in each room
Pricing and Rooms:
Deluxe King Room Description: The deluxe rooms are on the southern side of the property and offer gorgeous mountain views. The room is spacious at 301 sqft and perfect for couples or a pair of friends. $1,679 USD per person. If you'd like to book the Deluxe King at single occupancy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for those special rates. As of Monday May 9th, we have 2 King rooms available.
Superior Double Room Description: The Superior rooms are on the southern side of the property and offers gorgeous mountain views. The room is 279 sqft. $2,126 USD single occupancy, or $1612 per person double occupancy. As of Monday May 9th, all superior rooms are sold out.
Garden Double Room Description: The Garden rooms are on the northern side of the property. The room is 279 sqft. $1976 USD single occupancy, or $1441 USD per person double occupancy. As of July 22, we have one garden room available.
Logistics: Once you've booked your trip with us, we will direct you to a private forum where you can chat with others who are coming and arrange to travel together via train, or rent a car together. Alternatively, we can help book a shuttle service.
Airports: Our choice would be an airport with direct flight to Milan or Munich.
Munich is 3.5 hours away, in the summer there could be more traffic, and some border controls at the Brenner, so it could get a bit longer. Milan is also about 3.5 hours away.
Innsbruck could be reached via London, Frankfurt or Vienna, same with Verona the have connections from Frankfurt, Munich to Bolzano airport.
Train: One of the best ways to get to Bolzano is by train. The station is only a few minutes on foot from the central Walther square. For 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: these modern trains, operated in partnership by the German and Austrian railways, run along this line 5 times a day. The journey time is approximately 4 hours. There is no need to switch trains at the Brennero (Brenner) Pass and advance booking of trains is not necessary. Trilingual staff members will attend to your needs. 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.
Terms and Conditions
50% deposit is required to reserve your space for people staying at the venue. Day students will be required to pay in full up front. The deposit for on-site students and payment for day students is non-refundable but is transferrable. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to the start of the retreat. No reimbursement will be granted in case of early departure. We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the retreat or traveling to or from the retreat. All students are strongly recommended to have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary. It is advisable to take out travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to make any changes to our program, accommodation, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. Students who have chosen a single room will not quality for any discount regardless of whether another student happens to be alone in a 'shared' room. We take every step to ensure that students are not stretched beyond the limit of their capabilities. We ask that you speak up if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant. We advise that you always listen to your body, and if you are feeling any pain or illness during the class that you stop and rest.