Yoga Retreats In Italy at Chez Raz

My first trip to Italy took me to Fiesole for a yoga retreat and an essay I was writing entitled “In search of Vanda Scaravelli” - the author of Awakening the Spine. Ten years and many Italian yoga retreats later my essay continues.

The Tuscan Countryside has always provided me with the perfect backdrop to go on a personal journey of self discovery and healing. With it's infinite sky, shooting stars, penetrating sun that unlocks the body, smells and tastes, Italy grabs all of my senses and knocks on the door of my Soul, you have very little choice but to arrive at 'Destination You' and celebrate all the joy (and pain) that life might be holding and all that life is presenting to you at that moment.

I invite you join me wherever you are in your own exploration, and allow this week to become a nourishing and loving part of your own essay.

Each morning I will guide you through a Hatha yoga practice on a platform over looking vineyards and vast countryside. Early morning classes are a beautiful way to start your day, shaking off the night and exploring each emotion that comes up on the mat, as the sun rises to meet the day.

Giving your mind and body time to surrender itself to your practice and this rich land, held in the same way it supports the seasons as they change.

A gentle breeze carries away each exhalation; what you don’t need, rooting you deeper into yourself as you inhale the new.

As the sun sets, we will do an evening practice including Nidra Meditation. This retreat is designed for those who want to restore and embrace the bodies deep desire to rest.

All classes, accommodation and food is included in the course fee.

What you might need for your journey: 

  • A swimming costume for an afternoon dip in the pool,
  • A sarong to lie next to it; Books, magazines to read under olive trees
  • Sturdy shoes to walk up a nearby mountain
  • A journal, diary or something similar if you would like to write, draw, paint and explore your inner poetry.
  • An empty belly to receive culinary delights and love.
  • Massages are extra; loving yourself is free!

We look forward to sharing with you

Love Tracy xx

Enquiries & Payment

Fee includes all tuition, meals and accommodation, with delicious organic locally produced food, shared accommodation in twin/triple rooms.

For full price details please get in touch.

The fees do not cover flights and transfers.

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About Chez Raz

At three kilometers from the centre of Velletri and only 40 kilometers from the centre of Rome, situated on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and vegetable plots, Chez Raz is an ideal holiday location for visitors of all tastes.

The surrounding area offers many possibilities for those who enjoy the outdoors and nature: characteristic villages and towns can be found perched on the nearby Lepini mountain range (Rocca Massima, Cori, Sermoneta, Segni); natural parkland and lakes are within ten to thirty minutes drive (The Regional Park of the Castelli Romani with the Monte Artemisio summit and the Lepini mountain range with the Monte Lupone summit) offering even sports lovers ample opportunities for nature treks on foot or mountain bike; for lovers of the sun, sand and salt water, we are situated a convenient distance from the best beaches of the central Lazio coastline (Circeo, Sabaudia, and further to the south Sperlonga and Terracina); at not more than twenty minutes in the car, you can find the lakes of Castel Gandolfo and Nemi; otherwise, lose yourselves on an enogastronomic adventure from town to town in the Castelli Romani (Genzano, Ariccia, Albano, Rocca di Papa).

The centre of Rome can be reached in 50 minutes on the train or about one hour by car.

For those who simply want a place to relax, guests can make use of the secluded swimming pool, deck loungers, outside eating areas and barbecue.

Please visit: CHEZ RAZ for more information and pictures. The lovely Paola Lurilli will be able to help you with all your accomodation booking, travel arrangements & transfers.