In this retreat, you’ll learn various practices from traditional wisdom and cutting-edge research that will allow you to reconnect with your inner wisdom, with others and with nature. You will learn how to cultivate an open heart and a clear mind in trying times, enabling you to create action from a deep sense of purpose. Our teachings are based on the wisdom of various Buddhist schools, including the Vipassana and Mahayana Tradition, Yoga, classical pranayama and modern breathing practices, mind-body and functional medicine, coaching and 20 years of personal practice.
The retreat involves daily meditations, yoga and mindful movement, theoretical inputs and group sharing. It leaves time for you to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. Parts of the retreat will be in silence.
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
8h00-9h30 Yoga & Pranayama
11h00-15h30 Brunch and Free time
15h30 Tea and arrival of other guests
17h00-18h45 Formal start of the Retreat
Welcome Introduction, Logistics
20h30-21h00 Meditation, silence
Monday, March 20th - Friday March 25th, 2023
7h30-8h00 Morning Meditation
8h00-9h30 Yoga & Pranayama
9h30-10h Coffee Break
10h00-11h00 Introduction of the daily topic & Meditation
11h-15h30 Brunch & Free Time
15h30-16h30 Mindful movement, Walking, Pranayama
16h30- 17h00 Tea Break
17h00-18h30 Teachings & Meditation
20h30-21h00 Meditation, silence
Saturday, March 25th, 2023 Departure Day
7h30-9h00 Morning Meditation & Yoga
The retreat center will be used exclusively by our group. There are 4 single and 5 double rooms. The price includes full board 7 nights, including accommodation, brunch, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, wifi, as well as all yoga and mindfulness instructions. Excluding alcoholic beverages, massage and shuttle.
Single EUR 2’550
Double EUR 1’750
To reserve your place please pay 50% of the fee. The other 50% are due in January 2023.
This course is for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. If this is the first time for us to work together, we will have a 20minute introductory call prior to your registration so that you can ask questions and be sure this retreat is for you.
Confirmation of the booking is binding and completed with the transfer of the complete amount. For booking email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contracting of a travel insurance is recommended but fully in the responsibility of the participants.
Please see detailed terms & conditions.
My focus lies on how we can integrate the insights from our practice into action and thereby create positive change for ourselves and this planet.
I am a nature- and people-loving ambivert, with a passion for deep inner work that helps us live our life with meaning, joy and impact. In my courses, I combine ancient wisdom with modern, scientific insights and real-life examples for leaders who want to create positive impact.
I am a former investment banker, investor and business owner, founder of VDB Insights, Chairwomen of the environmental non-profit organisation The Klosters Forum as well as of Vulamasango Schweiz. I have been an active practitioner of yoga and meditation for over 20 years and am a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (MMTCP), taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, accredited by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Moreover, I have a Ph.D. in science from ETH Zurich and am alumna of Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics.
My favourite teachers in lovingkindness are my husband, my children (twins), my dog (first child) and my amazing friends.
The centuries-old practices & wisdom of yoga & mindfulness, combined with insights from cutting edge scientific findings on health issues allow me to live from my heart and find more balance, peace and happiness in my life.
In my courses and coaching offers I draw on over 20 years of personal practice as well as on my professional trajectory as RYT® 500 certified yoga teacher, certified mindfulness teacher from the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP), of the Greater Good Science Center with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, certified health coach from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, as well as on 20 years of experience in the international non-profit sector. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and a Master of Philosophy in Social Psychology from the University of Cambridge. I am founding board member of Achtsame Schulen Schweiz, and active board member of Breathe International . The most important sources of happiness are my twins, my husband, wonderful people around me and the ocean.
The retreat takes place at marvellous La Rosa Dei 4 Venti in Puglia, an ancient 17th century Monastery and “Masseria” (farmhouse), located a short distance from Martina Franca, a town halfway between Adriatic and Ionic Sea. The beautiful private retreat center includes:
– Manor house with a wide dining patio area
- 10 rooms, double or single use
- Number of participants for this retreat is limited to 12
– Large and bright Yoga Shala
– Wide glass gazebo room overlooking the open garden
– Private forest with a meditational path in the woods
– Swimming pool and various quiet areas to relax and meditate
Delicious food (brunch and dinner), alkaline vegan, vegetarian and gluten free
Bari Airport (Karol Wojtyla) 1h30min from the Retreat Center.
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Brindisi (Salento Airport) 55min from the Retreat Center.
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Fasano Train Station (there are direct night trains from Milan).
Ground transportation available 24h from/to any destination needed/required.
Please email La Rosa to arrange your transfer at email@example.com