Date(s) - 16/07/2015 - 22/07/2015
All Day



 Ashtnga vinyasa yoga and ayurveda retreat in Umbria


ashtanga yoga and ayurveda experts

 Carla Ricci  and Anu Paavola

from 16 at 22 July 2015

at holistic retreat centre

“Le Torracce”


Are you dreaming about a relaxing all inclusive yoga holiday in the Italian countryside this summer? Does the prospect of a week in a traditional 13th century country house with pools, healthy traditional Italian food, ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes and ayurvedic therapies fit in the picture of your perfect holiday?

Share with us a special occasion to practice yoga with joy, listening to the self and to others. Enter into harmony with the beauty of a place, which words can barely describe, surrounded by the peaceful green energy of the Umbrian hills.

We have created a unique experience in this enchanting countryside by offering a relaxing week with a choice of activities that allure your body and mind to come to their natural state of rest. Possibility for two yoga practices daily (ashtanga vinyasa yoga), excursion to Assisi, the home of St Francis, ayurvedic treatments, meditation, workshops in wellness and ayurveda are offered every day to create a unique week you’ll remember forever. Come to relax, enjoy good company and tasty food with a chance to learn how to make the benefits when back home.

Teaching is done in both English and Italian.We suggest you bring your own yoga mat.




ARRIVAL time is Thursday afternoon, 16 July. If you prefer to arrive before you should ask the resort Le Torracce for information about this.  The first appointment will be at 5.00 p.m. on the mat.

Estimated DEPARTURE time will be at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 July, after lunch and greetings



THURSDAY 16th               ARRIVAL

12.30 – 2pm                        Lunch

PM hours                           Settling in

5pm                                  Welcome meeting

7,30pm                               Dinner

FRIDAY 17th                                 

6.30am                                 Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7am – 9am                           Ashtanga vinyasa Yoga practice

9 – 10.30am                         Breakfast

10.30 – 12.30pm                   Free time / ayurvedic treatments

12.30 – 2pm                          Lunch

2 – 5 pm                               Free time / ayurvedic treatments

5 – 7 pm                               Class – asana technique

7,30 pm                                 Dinner


6.30am                                  Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7am – 9am                            Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice

9 – 10.30am                           Breakfast

10.30 – 12.30pm                   Free time / ayurvedic treatments

12.30 – 2pm                           Lunch

2 – 5pm                                  Free time / ayurvedic treatments

5 – 6.30pm                             Class – ayurveda

7,30pm                                  Dinner


6.30am                                  Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7am – 9am                             Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice

9 – 10.30am                           Breakfast

10.30 – 12.30pm                  Free time / ayurvedic treatments

12.30 – 2pm                           Lunch

2 – 5 pm                                 Free time / ayurvedic treatments

5 – 6.30 pm                          Class – asana technique

7,30 pm                                 Dinner


6.30 am                               Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7am – 9am                         Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice

9 – 10.30am                        Breakfast

10.30 – 6pm                        Visit to Assisi

7 – 9pm                                 Dinner


6.30 am                              Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7 am – 9 am                       Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice

9 – 10.30 am                       Breakfast

10.30 – 12.30 pm                Free time / ayurvedic treatments

12.30 – 2 pm                      Lunch

2 – 5  pm                            Free time / ayurvedic treatments

5 – 6.30 pm                      Class – ayurveda

7,30 pm                               Dinner


6.30 am                                Outdoor pranayama & meditation

7 am – 9 am                        Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice

9 – 10.30 am                        Breakfast

10.30 – 12.30 pm               Going home

We start the day with an outdoor meditation session and move to a yoga practice indoors. We teach ashtanga viniyasa yoga, which is suitable for all levels of yoginis and, which enables us to give one to one assistance to single students during practice.

After yoga you can break your fast with delicious Italian food, sourced from the neighbouring land, all organic and vegetarian.

Until lunch there is free time to enjoy the outdoors for walks, great pool area and maybe have an ayurvedic body treatment or consultation.

Lunch is the main meal of our day. We’ll sit down to heat healthy lacto-vegetarian food with vegan options available. Simple and delicious Italian food is made only using fresh ingredients and perfect for enthusiastic locavores.

You’ll have good time to digest your food before we start our afternoon session be it yoga, meditation, nutritional advice, pranayama (breathing exercises) or ayurveda.

On Monday we will organise a visit to Assisi, the home of  St Francis and it’s world famous Chapel. This stunning town, which gives an opportunity to enjoy art and architecture of pre-renaissance Italy, eat out and also do nice shopping in the tiny boutiques of the old town.

Everything we offer in our program is optional for you to take part in. We don’t mind if you miss a session and want to sleep in. This is your time and with the program we’ve designed we give you a chance to wind down and give the body and mind a greater chance to rejuvenate and replenish.

Activities in the program are free of charge except ayurvedic treatments and consultations. There will be a treatment list for pampering body treatments and relaxing and deep tissue body massages. In an ayurvedic consultation you will be able to get a diet and lifestyle program that you can take home with you and continue enjoying the effects of health, relaxation and wellbeing.

Check out the treatment list in  and start booking already now as there is limited availability.

We enjoy another meal in the evening after which we will gather together for a session of light entertainment with music, chanting, a film or meditation.

On the day of the arrival, as people will be arriving at different times, there is lunch and free time to get settled in the rooms and to get to know the place. At 5pm we have a welcome session to get to know each other and to talk about the retreat program.

We reserve the right to small variations in the schedule. If any, they will be communicated at the arrival to the location.



Shared accommodation (double)  850 euro

Shared accommodation (triple)   750 euro

Private accommodation   1150 euro

Early bird discount 50 euro if you book before the end of March

and for who is already member of the Association InYoga Studio.


The prices include full-board, teaching and workshops. Massages, flights and transit to the retreat centre are extra. Ryanair flies to Perugia direct and cheap if you book well in advance. We can organise a transit from airport to the centre at an extra cost.

The payments are made in two instalments. A deposit of £300 is paid at booking. Deposit is taken in good faith and is non refundable. The second payment is required to be paid directly to the venue 4 weeks before your holiday at latest.

In order to take part it is necessary to complete and send the enrolment form. Please and we will send it to you.


You are kindly requested to take out separate travel insurance before you come to our retreat.


For more information on retreat program please contact either Carla in or Anu in

Anu Paavola Director Jivita Ayurveda Ltd 07717706022

Carla Ricci Yoga Teacher for InYoga Studio 0039(0)75 5721593  mobile 0039 333 7364328

For information regarding the rooms, or the resort or if you wish to arrive before or to remain some more days, contact:

Le Torracce Agriturismo Olistico
Strada Francescana 06029 Valfabbrica (PG)
Tel. 0039 075 9010158
Fax 0039 075 901743