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Yoga in Italy
with Suddha Weixler
June 20 - 27, 2020

Tuscany with a variety of amazing landscapes is famous for its cultural and artistic history and beauty. spectacular views of rolling hills. It is a great base from which to explore the area; including optional trips to the towns of Arcidosso, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano,
Pitigliano or amazing Siena.

The un-spoilt organic estate is about 2.5 hours from Florence. We will be staying in restored villas on 50 acres of land with a variety of accommodation options (a total of nine rooms and two yurts), and an outdoor terrace for meals and relaxation. The setting is private, very quiet, rustic, and an ideal place to rest and unwind. A natural spring supplies the property with abundant fresh water for all agricultural use, growing seasonal organic produces for eating healthy Italian food.

The yoga-studio is bright and spacious and fully equipped. There is also a large sundeck and a shaded porch. After morning yoga practice and breakfast, we may visit charming medieval towns, or maybe just hang out and play in the swimming pool, read and relax in the garden, take a massage, or a cooking class. Other nearby activities include: guided hiking, horseback riding, cycling, an excursion to thermal baths, or a monastery or abbey, or a visit to a vineyard to sip on a bold Brunello, accompanied by a variety of local cheeses.

The cost of this trip starts at $1340. This includes your accommodation, double occupancy, (single supplement is available), breakfast & dinner, and yoga instruction. Not included: meals when we travel or sightsee, ground transportation and air fare. We will travel as a group or help participants arrange their own air transportation.

Depart Chicago or the US on Friday, June 19th to arrive in Florence on Saturday, June 20th. The retreat ends on Saturday, June 27th.

Option for extended stay, early arrival: Not included are two overnight stays in Florence, June 18 and 19, (departing Chicago or the US on June 17). Florence, the home of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, Galileo and Dante, has much to offer; roman, gothic, baroque, and it was the city where the Renaissance was born.
On June 20th we will share a ride to our destination. Departure from Florence back to the US is on Saturday, June 27.

Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged.


Yoga in Portugal
Yurt Tripple occupancy - $1,340 Yurt Single occupancy - $1,880
Yurt Double occupancy - $1,520 Standard Single - Shared Bathroom - $1,880
Standard Double occupancy - $1,790 Standard Single occupancy - $2,060
Delux Double occupancy - $1,880 Delux Single occupancy - $2,240
For the EARLY ARRIVAL OPTION please add $200 to your selection.



Enclose full amount, or a deposit of $530 per person, payable to the Chicago Yoga Center to reserve your space for Yoga in Portugal. Deposit of $530 is due with your registration form by February 20, 2020.
Payment in full is due April 20, 2020. If you cancel your reservation in writing on or before February 20, 2020, we will refund all but $530. Cancellations made after February 20, 2020 cannot be refunded. Because our prepayments are not refundable, our cancellation policy must be firm. We strongly recommend that you buy travel insurance for the journey. All refunds will be remitted within 30 days.

Booking flights 3 - 6 months prior to departure usually offer the best fares.


Yoga classes will be taught by Suddha Weixler, including meditation, and talks on the history of yoga and its philosophy.

Suddha began studying yoga in 1978 on his first visit to India. He spent eight years in a monastic environment learning the classical system. Suddha was certified in 1984 and is the Director of the Chicago Yoga Center. Initiated into Raja Yoga and Meditation in 1982 by Swami Narayanananda, his training includes classical Hatha, the Iyengar method, shtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in South India and Vinyasa Krama of Sri T. Krishnamacharya as taught by Srivatsa Ramaswami. Suddha has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1989, and enjoys the art of photography.



Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged.

To reserve a space, fill out and print the WORKSHOP FORM registration specifying
Yoga in Italy
along with a check for full payment or deposit of $530

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