Palazzo VitturiThe retreat will be hosted at the beautiful luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Vitturi, a Bizantine / Gothic Venitian Palazzo built during late 1200s and adorned by fine neo-classical original frescoes. Feel a timeless atmosphere where you're ported to the old days of glorious Venice, with the original beams, the Murano chandeliers, the typical venetian flooring, the capitals and decors: every detail will give you a flavour of romance and exclusivity to your time in Venice. See more events in this venue
FORM + FOCUS
This is one of our continued collaborations with Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with art projects in sketching and "ifonography" (smartphone photography) throughout the week. Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the calm in the magic that is Venice - and then these art projects will help us find news ways of seeing - both yoga and art working together to find FOCUS in the many layers of history, water, and beauty of the Venetian landscape. *NO PREVIOUS ART OR YOGA BACKGROUND REQUIRED. All levels are welcome, and participation is voluntary. Projects and classes will be offered as a completely exploratory, unintimidating and personal experience.
Come away with us for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! Venice is a place unlike any other in the world and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale. Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. Our yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands. We're so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city - as it's out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life, as well as a chance to see the "acqua alta" - the time of year when the waters rise and parts of Venice become an even more amazing visual landscape. Photographers and artists flock here during this time to take in and capture images of the "city of water" under water. If you want a unique glimpse into the parts of Venice that many tourists don't get to experience, then join us in November! Also, as a bonus, the Venice Biennale, one of the largest modern art exhibits in the world, will still be on display.
The retreat will be hosted at the beautiful luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Vitturi, a Bizantine / Gothic Venitian Palazzo built during late 1200s and adorned by fine neo-classical original frescoes. Feel a timeless atmosphere where you're ported to the old days of glorious Venice, with the original beams, the Murano chandeliers, the typical venetian flooring, the capitals and decors: every detail will give you a flavour of romance and exclusivity to your time in Venice.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, and select lunches, either hosted at the villa or out and about in town. Ingredients are local and seasonal, and our meals will be inspired by the Venetian traditions. We will be visiting some of Venice's most historical cafes and restaurants like Harry's Bar and Florian during our visit, as well as smaller local in-the-know osterias and trattorias for more traditional experiences.
Guests will not only enjoy the hotel property with its traditional docor, but will also have plenty of time to explore the city, the lagoons, canals, and other nearby islands - all with their own personality. An overview visit to Venice will allow guests to get their bearings in the maze of canals, to see the major sites, and even ride the famous gondolas. Another day will be spent seeing the islands of Murano and Burano - each with their own specialty - glass-blowing, lace-making, and historical ruins. We'll also venture out of Venice to a nearby "terme" town of thermal spas to get cozy by relaxing in the healthy waters and having some spa treatments. One night we'll be able to hear voices from Venice's past during a dinner and opera experience, and there's also plenty of time to explore on your own as well.
Join us for our next FORM+FOCUS retreat on a magical, mysterious exploration through ART + YOGA in the floating city of Venice, Italy!