Friday, 23 November 2018

Yoga Retreat 2019: "Slowing the Pace"


Yoga, hiking, shinrin-yoku (Japanese forest bathing) 

and summer solstice under the stars

17 - 23 June 2019



Kokopelli Camping

Serramonacesca, Abruzzo, Italy


From 17 - 23 June 2019 we’re hosting a “Slowing the Pace” yoga retreat designed to help you take a step back from your daily life and immerse yourselves in the beautiful world around you; to breathe deeply, to just be still and be present.  We’ll be waking up and ending the day to morning and evening yoga and meditation.  We’ll be mindfully walking under the forest canopy of the Alento River whilst being guided in Japanese art of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), and we'll be hiking the ancient routes of the Majella National Park.  There'll be an opportunity to sample, learn about and appreciate the exquisite foods of the region and to dine in local restaurants.

The retreat has been timed to coincide with the summer solstice, when we plan to take an evening walk where we can watch the sun set behind the mountains as we enjoy our yoga practice.  We'll build a fire, we'll cook and play tribal music to the light of the fire, the moon and the stars.

June, here in the hills of Abruzzo, is a magical time.  The earth is warming nicely, the rivers are still flowing well and the night-time fireflies will be dancing to the chorus of the tree frogs and cicada.  We'll be sleeping under canvas in beautifully designed and fully equipped glamping-style tents with double or single beds.  Breakfast will be taken on the terrace overlooking the mountains.


Kokopelli Camping



Retreat Summary


17 - 23 June 2019
Maximum of 10 people
€875pp all inclusive (excluding travel to Abruzzo)

Yoga and meditation led by Crista Soskolne

Daily early morning & evening vijnana yoga and meditation
Two shinrin-yoku sessions
Two guided hikes
Summer solstice under the stars
Optional food tour to learn and sample
the foods of the region (additional €25)

Sleeping in canvas "glamping" tents
Double or single beds
Breakfast of fruits, musli, yoghurt, etc on the terrace
Picnic lunches
Dinner in local restaurants
Return transfers to Pescara, Abruzzo


Yoga in the Majella


Booking and enquiries


Booking via email to jaqs@kokopellicamping.co.uk
Enquires via email as above or phone/WhatsApp:  +39 333 4636075

Payment is required in three instalments of €292 by bank transfer or Paypal
Payment 1 at the time of booking, payment 2 by 17 May, payment 3 by 17 June
Cancellation:  full refund on three months notice, 50% on one month's notice

Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 10



Serramonacesca


Detailed Itinerary

(may changed depending on weather and other factors out of our control)

Day 1 (Monday, 17 June 2019)

15:00:  transfer from Pescara Airport or Train Station
16:00:  intro to Kokopelli Camping and accommodation
17:30 - 18:30:  intro to vijnana yoga with Crista
19:30:  Kokopelli barbeque on the terrace


Kokopelli Camping

Day 2 (Tuesday)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
10:30:  Guided hike with picnic lunch
17:30:  Yoga and meditation
20:00:  Dinner in local restaurant

Day 3 (Wednesday)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
10:30:  Shinrin-yoku with picnic lunch
Kokopelli Camping
17:30:  Yoga and meditation
20:00:  Dinner in local restaurant

Day 4 (Thursday)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
10:30:  Guided hike with picnic lunch
17:30:  Yoga and meditation
20:00:  Dinner in local restaurant

Day 5 (Friday, summer solstice)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
10:30:  Shinrin-yoku
13:00:  Yoga and picnic lunch on the beach
20:00:  Hike to enjoy the summer solstice at sunset, with yoga, music, food and fire

Day 6 (Saturday)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
11:00:  Pescara food tour and lunch (€25)
14:30:  Free time to explore the beach, shops and sites of Pescara
17:30:  Yoga and meditation
20:00:  Fairwell dinner

Day 7 (Sunday 23 June)

07:30:  Yoga and meditation
09:30:  Breakfast
11:30:  Pescara transfer


Alento River, Serramonacesca


Tel/WhatsApp:  +39 333 4636075