Travelling on and off the mat

July 15–25, 2019

 

Overview

Itinerary

Details

Staying in Assisi, Celleno, and Rome

On this journey to Italy we will be integrating yoga and travel as we visit hidden gems and sacred places in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

  • Admire artworks to discover what enlivens them.
  • Explore real beauty and sacred places that have been attracting pilgrims for centuries.
  • Enjoy and learn about local cuisine and experience the thermal baths of the Popes.
  • Daily yoga practice and meditation, studies on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with opportunities for group sharing.
  • All in a joyful, enlivening, and nourishing environment.

This pilgrimage offers a unique break from ordinary life, with opportunities to perceive new horizons in our spiritual and everyday life.

Patrizia, our yoga teacher and facilitator, reminds us that this pilgrimage is open to all—new and experienced yoga practitioners, families with children, travelers, and whoever wishes to embark on a more mindful way of exploring the world.

 

Daily practice

  • Meditation
  • Asana
  • Sutras and theme with daily tasks
  • Lectures on different spiritual themes
  • Daily sharing

 

Day 1  •  July 14  •  Departure to Rome Fiumicino airport

Day 2  •  July 15  •  Arrival and Assisi

Day 3  •  July 16  •  Assisi

Day 4  •  July 17  •  Assisi, Spoleto

Day 5  •  July 18  •  Assisi, Todi

Day 6  • July 19  •   Celleno, Siena, Pienza

Day 7  •  July 20  •  Celleno, Civita Di Bagnoregio

Day 8  •  July 21   •  Celleno, Papal Thermal Bath

Day 9  •  July 22  •  Rome

Day 10  • July 23  •  Rome

Day 11  • July 24  •  Rome

Day 12  • July 25  •  Rome-Departure

Patrizia De Libero

US$ 2,380 per person in double

Single supplement upon request

Based on a minimum of 18 participants

 

 

 

 

Day 1  •  July 14  •  Departure

Departure to Rome Fiumicino airport from Boston Logan airport or elsewhere.

Day 2  •  July 15  •  Rome–Assisi

Gather at Fiumicino airport at 1.00 pm, meet with Patrizia at the arrival point and drive by private bus to the old town of Assisi. Arrival, hotel check-in, and dinner around 6.30 pm. Meeting after dinner. Overnight in the amazing town of Assisi.

Day 3 •  July 16  •  Assisi

Sitting at 7.30 am followed by yoga practice. After breakfast walk or drive to St. Francis Basilica. Meet with our Franciscan guide and visit the Basilica. We will learn about the paintings of Giotto and the life of St. Francis. Special time by the tomb of St. Francis, one of the most sacred places in the world that calls people from many religions. Lunch on your own. Meet at 3.00 pm to visit the Basilica of St. Claire (Santa Chiara) with a guide for a spiritual introduction to Santa Chiara. Followed by free time. Meet at 5.30 pm for daily sharing and discussion of our theme for the day. Dinner at the hotel (included). Overnight in Assisi

Day 4  •  July 17  •  Assisi

Daily sitting and yoga practice followed by breakfast. Depart at 10.30 a.m. by bus to Eremo delle Carceri, St. Francis’s retreat place. Theme of the day: “What is beauty and how does it manifest in art?” Peaceful time here for personal meditation/writing/painting. Lunch on your own. Departure at 4.00 p.m. to the famous Spoleto and time to wander around this interesting town. Special dinner (included). Afterwards return to Assisi for overnight.

Day 5  •  July 18  •  Assisi–Todi

Daily sitting and yoga practice followed by breakfast. Depart to San Damiano visiting the place where St. Francis composed the Canticle of the Creatures, bus back to Assisi. Lunch on your own. At 3.00 p.m. depart to St. Mary of the Angels which contains the little chapel of Porziuncola, the original chapel where St. Francis lived and prayed. We continue to Todi, an enchanting medieval town with free time to explore, then dinner (included) at restaurant there. Overnight in Assisi.

Day 6  •  July 19  •  Celleno-Siena–Pienza

Daily sitting and yoga practice followed by breakfast. Departure to Siena. Arrival and meeting with our guide. Visit includes the amazing Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio of Siena is held. Lunch on your own. Depart at 3.00 p.m. to one of the jewels of Tuscany, Pienza. Transfer to Monastery of St. Giovanni, a remarkable 16th century monastery­—our base for the next days. Check-in and dinner (included).  Overnight in Celleno.

Day 7  •  July 20  •  Celleno–Civita di Bagnoregio

Morning retreat and visit of the property. Lunch (included).  Afternoon, departure to Civita di Bagnoregio, an amazing UNESCO World Heritage site. Dinner (included) in Celleno.

Day 8  •  July 21  • Celleno–Papal Thermal Bath

Morning practices followed by breakfast. Departure to Viterbo for a whole day experience of the Papal thermal bath. Return for dinner (included) in Celleno.

Day 9  •  July 22  •  Rome

Travel to Rome after an early breakfast. Arrival around 10.30 a.m. Our location is just few minutes’ walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Meet with our guide, Alessia, and transfer to the Vatican area. Visit the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, the Crypt, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After, return to the hotel and check in. Free time followed by dinner (included) at a restaurant. Overnight in Rome

Day 10  •  July 23  •  Rome

Morning practices followed by breakfast. Departure to the Coliseum and Imperial Fort with our guide. We will continue on to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon walk around the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Campo dei Fiori. Free time followed by dinner at a restaurant (included)

Day 11  •  July 24  •  Rome

Morning practices followed by breakfast at the hotel. At 10.00 a.m. motor coach transfer to Vatican area. Visit the Vatican Excavations. This is one of the most sacred parts of the Vatican, not often visited. Afternoon free time. Final meeting at 6.00 p.m. followed by a farewell dinner (included).

Day 12  •  July 25  •  Rome-Departure

After breakfast, departure to Fiumicino airport, only one departure to the airport.

 

The order of events and visits may be subject to change .

 

 US$ 2,380 per person in double

Based on a minimum of 18 participants, or less depending on bus/van capacity.

Single supplement pricing upon request.

  • 4 nights property in Assisi with pool, with daily breakfast and one dinner.
  • One dinner in Todi and Spoleto.
  • Drinks included in Assisi, Hotel dei Priori (limited amount)
  • 3 nights in Celleno at the Convent of San Giovanni, a retreat property. Half board (breakfast and dinner) plus one lunch.
  •  3 nights at Hotel Casa Filippini in Rome city center, breakfast included
  • Daily dinners in Rome in restaurants as per program.
  • Water and wine included in meals in Rome (a limited amount)
  • Daily meeting rooms in Assisi and Celleno.
  • Guides in Assisi, Siena and Rome as per program
  • Private bus as per program for the duration of the pilgrimage including parking and city center taxes.
  • Entrance fees as per program in Rome.
  • Rome and Assisi city tax (3.50 Euro per day in Rome)
  • Vatican Excavation tickets. Note: Due to the peculiar location of the Necropolis, the Vatican reserves the right to cancel visit at the last minute without refund.
  • Journeys to the East /Kairos Pilgrimages tour leader.
  • Ride to the airport on the day of departure day (one departure available)
  • Airport assistance on departure day at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
  • Yoga teacher and retreat facilitator for the entire duration of the pilgrimage.

 

  • Airfare
  • Any type of insurance. However we are delighted to provide you with medical and/or travel insurance.
  • Tips in Italy welcome, but not compulsory
  • Beverages & Extras not included in the previous paragraph
  • Anything not specified in Price Includes section

 

Laundry: Available outside the hotel in Assisi and in Rome (not in the hotel. In Celleno washing machines available.

 

Assisi: a peaceful property 1 km outside pf old Assisi

Celleno: Convento San Giovanni,  www.conventocelleno.it

Rome: Casa Filippini, www.romacasaperferie.it

 

Possible Restaurants:

Spoleto: Il Panciolle

Todi: Cavour

Rome: La Cabana

Trastevere: La Gattabuia

Trastevere: Isidoro

 

Please download Registration Form here and either:

Email to Patrizia at: info@journeystotheeast.com

or

Mail to with your initial deposit to:

Kairos Pilgrimages

94 Jackson Road, Suite 206, Devens, MA  01434, USA

First deposit (non-refundable) of $800: due April 1, 2019

Balance payment: due May 15, 2019. 50% refundable until June 1; after June 1 no refund available.

Please make checks payable to: Kairos Pilgrimages

Mail to:

Kairos Pilgrimages

94 Jackson Road, Suite 206, Devens, MA  01434, USA

Credit cards also accepted:

Please call John at  978-772-7877 or Patrizia at 978-249-2467.

In case of cancellation, the following fees apply:

  • First deposit of $800 is non-refundable
  • Second payment is 50% refundable until June 1
  • No refunds after June 1, 2019

Please read the Terms and Conditions for Kairos Pilgrimages before registering for this pilgrimage. Thank you.

For more information, please contact Patrizia at:

info@journeystotheeast.com

978-249-6580

 

 

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