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 Italian Retreat

Sept 17-22, 2019

La Dolce Vita Yoga Retreat

Location: Anzio, Lazio Region, Italy

Sept 17-22, 2019

with Tish Hegel & Shaila Parthasarathi

"That it will never come again is what makes life sweet."

Emily Dickinson

Join us on this unique Yoga retreat in Anzio, Lazio, Italy. Anzio is a quiet, medium-sized fishing port on the coast of Lazio, about 51 kilometers (32 mi) southwest of Rome. Anzio is a perfect place to slow down, let go of your worries, relax on the beach and maybe explore some Roman and World War II history.  This ancient town, rich with history, was an important Roman port and the birthplace of Emperor Nero, but now it is best known for its military significance as a landing spot for the Allies in the Second World War. In January1944 British and US forces made a landing on the beaches of Anzio, liberating Rome from German occupation.

While in Anzio we will be staying at a family owned bed and breakfast complete with an on site Yoga studio. Each day will begin with a light, self-serve breakfast before two and a half hours of Yoga, discussion and meditation. Lunch will be served after morning Yoga. Afternoons are free for you to rest, explore Anzio or relax by the pool. We will reconvene for dinner at 6:30 PM followed by relaxing Yoga nidra meditation or a meditative gong session before retiring for the evening. 

Optional Activities

  • An afternoon of sailing around the Tyrrhenian Sea

  • A homemade pasta making lesson on the rooftop kitchen

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in sailing or the pasta cooking lesson upon registration. 


Daily Yoga classes and Yoga nidra meditations will be co-taught by Tish Hegel and Shaila Parthasarathi. Evening gong meditations will be led by Corneilia Petschnik. The morning Yoga classes will be alignment based, mindful movement with a focus on breath awareness and stress release. Classes will be appropriate for all levels and adjusted to meet the needs of students participating. 

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations will be at the lovely Buba BnB and Yoga studio. Lunch and dinner will be served. Buba has five bedrooms, each with private bathrooms and double or triple occupancy double (twin bed can be provided for a third person in your room if desired. The fifth room at Buba has two twin beds with a private bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. Daily room service is provided. On-site library, Mediterranean garden and swimming pool are available to enjoy.


Meals are to be prepared for you and will be vegetarian with vegan options. Special diets will be accommodated, please let us know if any special dietary needs or allergies upon registration.

Sample Daily Schedule

Tuesday 9/17

Arrive at Buba and settle into your room anytime after 2:00 PM (14:00)

4:00-6:00 PM (16:00-18:00): Hip opening Yoga session

6:30 PM (18:30): Introductions & welcome dinner

8:30 PM (20:30): Pajama Yoga nidra meditation

Wednesday-Saturday 9/18-21

7:30-8:30 AM: Self serve, light breakfast 

9:00-11:30 AM: Yoga practices [asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), discussions and meditation]

12:00 PM: Lunch

Free time to relax or explore between lunch & dinner. Sailing afternoon and pasta making lesson will be during these hours. Specific day for each to be announced.

6:30 (18:30): Dinner

8:30 PM (20:30): Evening Yoga nidra meditation OR gong & meditation* 

*Gong meditations will be Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.

Yoga nidra meditations will be Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings.

Sunday 9/22

7:00 AM Coffee/Tea/Fruit

7:45-8:45 AM: Morning Yoga 

9:00 AM: Breakfast

Departure by 10:30 AM




  • five 2.5 hr morning Yoga sessions

  • one two hours afternoon Yoga session

  • three evening Yoga nidra meditations sessions (Tues,Thus & Fri)

  • two evening gong meditation sessions (Wed & Sat)

  • five dinners & four lunches

  • daily morning coffee, tea, fruit & juice, yogurt & boiled eggs

  • Sunday full breakfast, 9/22

  • outdoor swimming pool 

  • sun-lounger and deck chairs 

  • welcome gift upon arrival

Not included

  • Airfare to Rome 

  • Transportation from Rome to Anzio (though we will help organize this with you if needed!) See trail and taxi options under 'travel' below.

  • Afternoon cocktails & smoothies

Optional Extras

  • Afternoon Sailing w/ Refreshments (50-100 euros per person depending on number of participants). The sunset sailing expeditions will be Thursday afternoon.

  • Pasta Making Lesson (50 euros). The pasta class will be held Friday afternoon.

  • Private Sound Meditation with Cornielia (40 euros). 

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