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‘La Dolce Vita’ Summer Yoga Retreat with Nico Luce in Sardinia, Italy

Internationally renowned Yoga teacher Nico Luce invites you for a profound yoga experience at the magnificent Eco Retreat Center Balaiana in the North of Sardinia. The program throughout the week consist of daily Meditation, Pranayama and Asana sessions as well as Philosophy lectures rooted in Eastern spirituality.

Clarify your mind with morning Meditation, use precise breathing techniques to energize your body. Dive into the flow of Vinyasa Yoga with practices designed to establish a strong foundation, powerful core integration and unique individual expression in each pose. Then we enjoy a healthy and wholesome brunch. The rest of the can be spent individually. Enjoy the facilities of the center, the beach is a 20 minute drive away or visit nearby villages. In the evening we meet for Yin/Restorative classes and dinner.

Learn more about Yoga philosophy and ancient schools of thought to help you change perspective on the world around you and your place in it.

This retreat is suitable to all, from beginners to more experienced practitioners.
All classes will be taught in English.

Nico Luce will lead this Yoga-Retreat from Saturday, July 7, to Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Balaiana Eco Retreat, North Sardinia, Italy.

Nico Luce has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 15 years and has trained in various lineages such as Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Pilates. He is also a devoted student of eastern philosophy and spirituality. His classes combine inspiring themes with a dynamic physical practice focused on refinement while cultivating presence in the moment.
Together with his wife and their children, they live in the French part of Switzerland and travels internationally offering teacher trainings, workshops and retreats. Nico also produces instructional Yoga videos for MyYogaOnline.com.
For more information about Nico, please visit www.nicoluce.com

Retreat Center
The newly opened Eco Retreat Center Balaiana is located in the beautiful North of Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda in Luogosanto. The architecture is in the typical local style of Stazzu, incorporating a lot of local granite and wood. There is a lovely little lake on the property. On small trails you can wander through the cork oak forest and hang out on large granite rocks. The swimming pool is a convenient way to relax, cool off, or do some lapses. The next village, Luogosanto, can be reached by foot in 1.5 hours or by car in 10 minutes.
Eco Retreat Center Balaiana provides exquisite vegetarian, mostly organic, local food, cooked with love and passion. Most ingredients are sourced from the surrounding farms and from the centers own garden. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
For more information on the Eco Retreat Center Balaiana and to see pictures please visit http://yoga-sardinia.com/

Up to 15 participants can be accommodated in triple, double or in a limited numbers of single rooms. All rooms with private shower/toilette. The rooms are bright and tastefully decorated with love and a good eye for details.

Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
7:45 to 10:15 am: Meditation, Pranayama and Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga
10:30 am: Brunch
until 6:00 pm : Free time, Beach, Pool, sightseeing
6:00 to 6:30 pm: Lectures (every second day): Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World
6:30 to 7:45 pm: Yin and Restorative Yoga
8:00 pm: Dinner

Please note: Lunches are organized individually by the participants.

Exceptions from the program:
• On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, we will finish after the morning practice and breakfast, to help the body and mind to recover and to have time for a daytrip to the beach, town, etc. The dinner out on this day is organized and paid individually by the participants.
• On Wednesday and Saturday, a breakfast will be served instead of brunch.

Cost per person
Euro 1’270.- for accommodation in a triple room
Euro 1’390.- for accommodation in a double room
Euro 1’690.- for accommodation in a single room (limited number)

Included in the price
• 7 nights of accommodation in triple, double or single (limited numbers) rooms
• 2 vegetarian meals per day (brunch/breakfast and dinner)
• All yoga classes and lectures (taught in English)
• Yoga mats, blankets and blocks
• Bed linen and towel

Not included in the price
• Flight to/from Sardinia
• Rental car or transfer to/from the retreat center
• Lunches
• Dinner on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
• Day trips
• Massages

Check in / Check out
You should aim to check in at the retreat center on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. We are unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly.
There will be a meet & greet at 7:00 pm, followed by an opening dinner. For late check-ins between 10:00 pm and 12:00 pm the retreat center charges Euro 30.- extra per person.
Your first class will be on Sunday morning of July 8, 2018.
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 the departure is at 10:00 am latest.

Flight / Transfer
The Eco Retreat Center Balaiana, close to Luogosanto, is a 45 min. ride from the airport Olbia. Easy Jet has flights from either Basel or Geneva to Olbia. We recommend to book early to take advantage of better prices. You can also take a Swiss flight from Zurich directly to Olbia.
You can also request a taxi transfer from airport Olbia to the retreat center and back. One way costs Euro 70.- per car for up to 3 people. A minivan for 4-8 people costs Euro 90.- per way.

Rental car
For this yoga week we recommend a rental car. The retreat centers location is wonderfully secluded, the next village is Luogosanto and can be reached by car in 10 minutes, some nice beaches are 20 minute drive away.
If you book early, a rental car for 4 persons will be around Euro 250.- per week, so around Euro 65.- per person excl. petrol. Rental cars can be rented directly at the airport (no taxi costs to the retreat center). We recommend to rent cars together, to share the costs and ride together to and from the airport and reduce the amount of cars to rent. We suggest you book and rent your car at www.billigermietwagen.de or www.holidayautos.com

Massages / Treatments
Balaiana Eco Retreat offers different massages and therapies. These treatments are not included in the price and need to be paid cash in Euro.

Bookings / Deposit / Further terms
For more information or to book please email Tanja at tanja@yogatanja.com

A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of Euro 500.- per person is required.
Once we have received your deposit, your booking will be confirmed and is binding.

The remainder is due on June 1, 2018. Cancellations after June 1, 2018 will not be refunded.

If the teacher is unable to lead the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to replace the teacher with an equivalent one. If needed, the daily schedule can be modified.

Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. The participant waives any claim against AIRYOGA/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death. We recommend a cancellation insurance.