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Ashtanga Yogaretreat in Umbria, Italy, with Ellen Johannesen

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Come with us to amazing Italy and practice yoga with one of Norway's best yoga teachers!

For many of us Italy holds a special place in our hearts; the food the villages, the landscapes with the charming old villages where time seems to stand still. This retreat, which brings you to the heart of Italy, combines the best of ingredients: Yoga and all the wonders of Italian culture. We will eat delicious local food, we have our own convent garden with pool and sun beds, and not the least, we live in historic surroundings: Il Convente is a privately owned medieval convent situated along the pilgrim trail from Rome to Assisi, near the picturesque village Trevi. The convent, which was built in 1158, has a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere, which forms she perfect framework for you and your yoga practice!

Let this be the opportunity to meet the summer in lovely Italy! Take time to deepen your yoga practice, relax and contemplate - or to read a great book, meet new friends or go for a walk - perhaps to enjoy an espresso in the village Trevi! 

This tour, which will bring you to the heart of Italy, combines the best with the best: Yoga and everything Italy has to offer!

We will be eating delicious local food, and will rest in our own monastery garden, with both a swimming pool and sun beds. We will be living in historical settings: the monastery "Il Convento" is a privately owned monastery dating back to Medieval times, which is located at the heart of the pilgrims walk between Rome and Assisi, close by the picturesque, medieval town of Trevi.

The monastery, from 1158, enjoys a peaceful atmosphere, which creates the perfect setting for you to focus on your yogapractice.

Let's this be the chance for you to meet summer in beautiful Italy, to take the time to go deeper in your yoga practice, to relax, ground yourself or read a good book.

Whether you would like to be social or would rather go for a walk by yourself - maybe to visit Trevi - this tour will no doubt have something to offer you!

Your Yoga Teacher

Ellen Johannesen is well known in Ashtanga Yoga circles in Norway, where, as one of the country's pioneers, she has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. 

Ellen is KPJAYI authorized, level II, and joined in the first batch of students who undertook John Scott's 500HR Teacher Training.

She is known as a precise and committed teacher, one who also relies on her dance background in her teaching.


The days contain a set program of Yoga and afternoon program, with enough time to relax and explore your surroundings..

  • 07.00- 09.00 Ashtanga Yoga (daily)
  • 09.30-10.30   Breakfast
  • 13.30             Lunch
  • 17-18:30       Yoga workshop/ meditation 
  • 19.00 –         Dinner

On one of the days we'll have a Guided tour to the spectacular town of Assisi, home of the Holy Francis of Assisi, where we will have lunch.

The monastery has delicately renovated rooms.
Price for shared accommodation: :

«Early bird» (before September 1st 2017)  EUR 1340,-   (NOK 12 500)

Thereafter EUR 1450,- (NOK 13 500,-)
Additional charge for single accommodation EUR 270,- (NOK 2 500,-.)

The price includes two daily yoga classes/workshops (see timetable), three vegetarian meals, accommodation, half-day tour to Assissi and bus transfer between Fiumicino (Roma) airport and the monastery.

Not included: airfare, travel insurance
Contact us and we will get back to you with payment options, and flight suggestions that matches our bus transfer to/from the monastery!
(Participants will order and pay for their own flights.)


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This event is taking place in 2017 and 2018:


  • October 21st - October 30th 2017

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