Relaxing. Affordable. Unforgettable.
Why Do You Need
a Yoga Retreat?
A retreat is a gift you give yourself. It is a gift of time that frees you up from your usual duties and chores so that you can rest, relax and nourish your body, your mind and your spirit. You don’t have to be an expert yogi, you don’t need to know all the yoga postures, you don’t need to be in the best shape, you don’t even have to be flexible! All you need is the desire to connect to yourself and to feel centered.
A Relaxed, Joyful and Vibrant You
When you visit a new place, you refresh your perspective and see everything with new eyes, including yourself. During the retreat you have time to slow down and notice the beauty that surrounds you. You also explore your internal landscapes, including the sensations in your body, your breathing patterns, your thoughts and emotions, all in a safe and welcoming environment.
There is no judgement and no competition because every person is seen and honored in her/his uniqueness. Each retreat is an easeful journey for deepening your sense of relaxation, well-being and integration.
The yoga practices and techniques are designed to help you improve your balance, strength and flexibility, to optimize your breathing and to focus your mind.
Each session is tailored to the needs and level of ability of the group so that you can enjoy the benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Of course, there is still plenty of time to relax, enjoy treatments and read that book you have been wanting to read.
A retreat provides you with opportunities to enjoy delicious food prepared with care and the freshest ingredients. You also get to meet like-minded people on a similar journey to tranquility, kindness and compassion.
A yoga retreat is the gift of reconnecting to a relaxed, joyful and vibrant you.
"It is the most magnificent thing I have ever done for myself. It has been the most peaceful experience that I’ve ever had. It is an experience that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life."
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful week we spent together in Guatemala. It truly was Pure Bliss. Rubén, your teachings, guidance and words of wisdom mean more to me than I can say. You inspire me to be a better person."
"Ruben has an extraordinary gift of sharing the true essence of yoga with his students. I actually find myself smiling more now in practice because I do love my practice, just needed reminders about how calming, easy and self-healing the practice is!"
"Thank you for a wonderful trip to Costa Rica, Ruben! For me, it was perfect, an opportunity to deepen my yoga practice, explore the beauty of the rainforest and, most importantly, leave behind the stress of everyday life for just a few days."
"Thank you for planning and delivering such an excellent yoga retreat. I’m so happy I was able to be a part of it. Thank you!"
FAQ About Yoga Retreats
I have lived and traveled in the Americas, Europe and Asia. As a seasoned traveler, I understand the needs of international travelers. Just as in my classes and workshops I do my best to create a safe space for students to explore yoga within their capabilities, before and during the trip I am pleased to offer information and guidance as needed, and I am happy to assist in many ways to ensure that you will have a truly enjoyable journey.
At the yoga retreat center the food is prepared with fresh and local ingredients daily. There is a satisfying variety of dishes every day and the chefs have experience adjusting menu items to a wide range of dietary requirements. Just let me know about your dietary needs when you sign up so that I can ensure that the kitchen staff at the retreat center can prepare delicious and healthy dishes that will agree with you and your needs.
We set the tone of the day with an invigorating morning practice to wake up body & mind from 7:15am to 8:45am. At 8:45 we have breakfast. The rest of the morning is open for you to enjoy at your leisure. Lunch is served from 1pm to 2pm. The afternoon is free until 4:00pm when we meet for our evening practice that includes deep relaxation, until 6:00pm. Dinner is served at 7:00pm. As night falls we retire to enjoy deep rest. Of course, like in any yoga practice you can choose to do as much or as little as will help you feel centered & balanced.
Everybody is welcome and encouraged to attend. During the retreat you will expand your horizons to the complete spectrum of authentic yoga practice. Some of the techniques include breathing, mindfulness, concentration, relaxation, postures, movement, meditation techniques and suggestions for application of yoga techniques in daily life. In other words, we will not be practicing yoga postures the whole day. Instead, you will enjoy a progressive lesson plan offering options to participants at all levels. The emphasis is in meeting yourself where you are and creating a practice that helps you feel vibrant and alive. Some people find it beneficial to attend every single session, while others choose to sleep in or just take time to relax. Some comments from previous participants:
“Rubén is a master teacher in my opinion. Love your style. Years of yoga experience & it feels like it!” – H.A, yoga teacher & previous retreat participant
“The yoga instruction was amazing – loved the variety – not too difficult so anyone could participate. The philosophy was something I will carry with me.” – J.
“Ruben adjusted his instruction to the level of the majority of the participants. Instruction had a consistent flow that was easy to follow and obtain. The sessions were very well done for our level of ability. As a personal trainer, I recognize the talent of building a lesson plan and the presentation of that plan in a good flow. His explanation of life decisions and relaxation was also great. Well done!” – C.
“The yoga instruction was very well done. Ruben gave a variety of styles and difficulty to try and meet everyone’s needs which was difficult since there was a large variety of people and each was in a different place and had different ability.” – L.
- Should the trip fail to achieve minimum participation, we reserve the right to cancel the retreat and refund any deposits received.
- The $600 initial payment can be refunded (less a $300 processing fee) if you need to cancel your participation before February 11
- Cancellation more than 90 days prior to the starting date of the retreat will result in a 50% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip; cancellation 90 days or less from the starting date of the tour will result in forfeiture of the full cost of the trip.
- In case of cancellation you will receive credit for a future retreat.
- When possible, we will allow cancellations to be re-booked at a later date for a re-booking fee of $300 plus any difference in price between the original week and the new week booked.
- There will be no refunds for arriving late or leaving early.
- There are no exceptions to the above cancellation policies including personal injuries or weather.
Join me for a Yoga Retreat in Italy
Unclutter your mind. This yoga retreat is designed to provide you with plenty of opportunities to disconnect from your busy life and re-connect to the deep peace within you. Wonder off the beaten path. Bask in the gorgeous views of the Tuscan hills.Enjoy scrumptious meals in a circle of close friends and relax in inviting rooms of a recently remodeled 800-year-old villa.