Andrena Woodhams

Retreats

ORVIETO

ITALY

Dates:

1—5 December, 2022
22—26 November, 2023

Location:

Casa Coloniale, Villa Emilia, Orvieto, Italy​

Airport:

Rome (Ciampino or Fiumicino airport)

# of Participants:

6 (max)

These 4 nights, 1-5 December, are on the recently renovated Casale (farmhouse) on my friend Gaia Dona dalle Rose’s Villa Emilia estate near Orvieto, which is about 40 minutes from Rome. The villa and the surroundings is exquisite. It produces its own food and its olive oil is considered one of the best in Italy.

All meals are included. I love food, both the pleasure of eating it, as well as knowing that it is our best medicine, so the four days will be a delicious healthy detox diet of fresh local organic produce, including lots of fruits and vegetables. So if you like food, you’ll learn a lot about how to prepare and cook it, and which fruits and vegetables will help strengthen and vitalize your particular body type.

This is where we will be staying. It’s truly beautiful and very cosseting. You will have your own room and bathroom. This is the link to the location:

https://abnb.me/gAobya09Pub

The feeling is like a long weekend with friends to relax and reset, both physically as well as mentally, to start 2023 with more energy and vitality and in better health. I’ll be offering gentle yoga in the morning, walks in the forest to reconnect with nature, a few insights into how to help the body release stress, and meditations to calm the mind and take you home again so that you can learn to give yourself the self-care you crave.

We’ll have an excursion to a local energy spot called masseur there one day for anyone who would like a massage. There is also a hammam and sauna we can enjoy. We’ll also do a tour of the villa and have dinner with Gaia and Giovanni in the villa one night for some of the best pasta you’ve ever tasted. There are excellent walks in the countryside, an excursion to Orvieto, and one day where we will visit Bagni san Filippo, a wild hot springs set in the middle of a forest. The 48 degree hyperthermal sulphurous-sulphate-calcium-magnesium waters were celebrated by the Romans as a restorative and medicinal cures. Here’s a link:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bagni+san+filippo&iax=images&ia=images

In summary, this all about learning to make friends with the body—after all, it’s the one thing we are going to have with us all our lives. The four days is an all included cost of £1350 or 1500 euros.

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Dates:

1—5 May, 2023

Location:

Villa Marinella, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Airport:

Olbia

# of Participants:

6 (max)

These 4 nights, 1-5 May, are on one of the most beautiful houses on the Costa Smeralda coastline in Sardinia, which is about a 15 minute drive from the airport of Olbia. The house is set on a large property with direct access to the sea. The property is filled with stone paths that wind their way down the hillside dotted with stone formations which are perfect for meditation and contemplation. The sea air is intoxicating, the sea crystalline, the water pristine and the silence is palpable. The location is energizing and healing, which is why we have chosen to do the retreat here. The house consists of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

All meals are included. I love food, both the pleasure of eating it, as well as knowing that it is our best medicine, so the four days will be a delicious healthy detox diet of fresh local organic produce, including lots of fruits and vegetables. We will be doing a celery detox as well as discovering local produce. You’ll learn a lot about how to prepare and cook it, and which fruits and vegetables will help strengthen and vitalize your body type.

Sardinia is world-renowned from its beaches, but it also is one of the five blue-zones, which are geographical areas that contain a population that exceeds 100 years of life, and once we visit a secret site where Sardinians go to energize and revitalize themselves, you’ll know why. It’s hard to put into words the power of this location, which is near one of the 7,000 ancient archeological megalith sites called nuraghe, which were built between 1900 and 730 BC. All in all, it will be a magical time.

The feeling is like a long weekend with friends to relax and reset, both physically as well as mentally, to start 2023 with more energy and vitality and in better health. I’ll be offering yoga in the morning, walks in the forest to reconnect with nature, a few insights into how to help the body release stress, meditations to calm the mind and reconnect to your essence while giving yourself the self-care your body craves.