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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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Choose Your Room



Reserve your room and space at the retreat with a 200.00 (regardless of the currency) non-refundable deposit. The balance remaining after the deposit is due within 90 days* of paying your deposit. *All payments are due by Aug 17th. Should you register fewer than 90 days from Aug 17th full payment will be due 8/17/19. 

Refunds, Should You Need to Cancel Your Reservation:

through June 17, 2019 receive 100% refund minus the 200.00 deposit

through July 17, 2019 receive 75% refund minus the 200.00 deposit

through Aug 17, 2019 receive 50% refund minus the 200.00 deposit

after Aug 17, 2019 no refunds

Travel  to  Rome

International Airports in Rome

Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International (Airport Code FCO) (best option when traveling from US)

Ciampino International Airport "G. B. Pastine" (Airport Code CIA)

Travel from Rome to Anzio

There are many options to travel from Rome to Anzio. You can take a train, bus, taxi or ride share (Uber) to Anzio from Rome. Trains are easily arranges, affordable and comfortable. A private shuttle through the BnB is available for 120 euros each way, six seats maximum. Please let us know if you would like to arrange for shuttle service from Rome to Anzio and we will make the arrangements. Payment would be directly to the driver. 


Several trains each day travel to and from the Roma Termini train station and Anzio. If you fly into Fiumicino airport there is a shuttle that will take you the sort distance to the Roma Termini train station, trains for Anzio leave approximately every hour (see links below). A train from Roma Termini station will take about one hour travel time and will be the best value option. A shuttle or taxi will take your from either Fiumicino airport or Ciampino airport to the Roma Termini train station. Train tickets can be viewed and purchased for Roma Termini to Anzio online here:


You can hire a taxi to drive you from Rome to Anzio. The average rate will be appx. 80.00 Euros from Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. Two of the many options from hiring a taxi from either airport are below.


Bus service is available between Anzio and Rome. Rome2Rio lists bus schedule and fairs. This option will be the least expensive and take the appx. 2.5 hours travel time (twice the time of a train with little costs difference).

We will help you make arrangement for travel from Rome to Anzio if you need it, please let us know if you would like assistance!

About  the  Teachers

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Tish Hegel, BS, E-RYT, ACSM CPT

With a practice of yoga that began in 1987, Tish has developed a knowledge of Yoga that as evolved and deepened throughout many life stages. She has had to modify and apply her Yoga practice through child bearing, rehabilitation following various injuries resulting from an auto accident, and management of the chronic back pain. These life experiences, along with the experience of gaining and loosing excess body weight, have enabled Tish to empathize with many challenges to and approaches toward the  practice of Yoga. Tish draws from these experiences, along with her knowledge of body mechanics learned while earning her BS degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University.  Her enthusiastic and passionate approach to Yoga is conveyed through constant encouragement of her students and her efforts to make a Yoga practice accessible to anyone who is eager to improve their mobility, functional capacity and ultimately their quality of life.


Shaila Parthasarathi, MBA, RYT 500

Inspired by her first Iyengar teacher in London more than twenty years ago, in 2010 Shaila completed the Occupational Certificate of Instruction and 500 hour RYT in Scottsdale.  Yoga has helped Shaila in building strength and finding flexibility to develop a healthy posture and continues to cultivate the focused and relaxed state of mind she seeks.  She places strong emphasis on alignment, using props to refine poses and enjoy the therapeutic aspects of the practice. She loves working with people of all ages who are new to yoga and those wanting to deepen their practice. Shaila has inherited a passion for food so, at home, you’ll find her improvising recipes with gusto. She thanks her many teachers, including Ursula Schoonraad, (the late) Lilian Biggs, Revital Prisler, Carlyn Sikes and Tish Hegel, and dedicates her practice to her very first teacher, J N Parthasarathi.


Cornelia Peschnik is a musician and music educator. She native to Austria and has lived in Anzio since 2006 where she lives in a historical house iwith her husband. 


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