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Retreat of the Wild Serenity


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Retreat of the Wild Serenity

at Hotel Eremito in Umbria region of Italy

19-24 October 2019

Silencio

We need the tonic of wildness...that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild...We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau

Eremito, a unique luxurious hermitage-come-design-hotel, buried deep in the Umbrian hills with a state of the art solar heating system, an open crackling fire, and a medieval spa featuring an atmospheric thermal plunge pool and a stone steam room.

It’s the perfect setting to relax, really relax. Be silent, really silent, and listen... a full throttle inner adventure retreat for those whose greatest desire is to live an epic life.

This is a week for self-discovery in the footprints of monks, believers and spiritual guides—known and unknown, for the seekers of the 21st century.

Retreat of Wild Serenity is six days and five nights in nature for experiencing inner connection/outer connection and how to join the two-- where full alignment is achieved. Shake off the habit of automatic digital connection in order to become the master of your time, your mind and your emotions to better connect with all that life can offer.

Is it time for your reboot and your reconnection? October is the harvest and an exquisite time to be in the nature of Umbria.

Join me on inner adventure where I partner with silence and nature to guide you back to your essence, your sacred self. Learn to re-vive with all 12 of your innate senses. Become a sensual human being, as we were born to be but have forgotten. Refurbish your emotional outlook and output. Experiment your authenticity and uniqueness—or find it.

Be, con-sensually, in yourself.

When was the last time you did something for the first time in your life?

If these phrase are knocking on your door, if you’re hearing a little bell…then please join me for this exceptional, epic adventure within a mind-fully and spirit-fully inspired group at Eremito.

You’ll practice yoga and meditation, the Wim Hof method (cold water training), walk the land, create rituals to live by, pamper your body, cut the chains that bind your mind and play in this remote natural environment. You’ll be in the fields, the woods, the river— taking in the energy of the nature world during the Harvest and the waning moon period of October. As the moon’s energy decreases and shadows form it's the time to focus your attention inwards. This period is associated with letting go of that which no longer serves you. You’ll identify self-limiting beliefs or fears that may hold you back as well as work with your shadow self.

Be prepared to live and vibrate on a higher level of awareness. This week is a total no wifi, no internet, no telephone experience with moments to be in Silenco.

Are you ready?

Your Guide:

Holly Niemela is a Paris-based “Flow-state” Performance/Agility Coach, Facilitator of emotional intelligence and leadership programs, yoga/meditation teacher and Well-Being expert.

Since 1987, Holly trained in yoga, meditation, mindfulness and various mind-body therapeutic practices (polarity bodywork’87, reiki master 90’s, Regression therapy’03, Shunya/Tantric/Tattwa Shuddhi meditation plus many others).

She studied traditional yoga in India and France with Swamis from the Dashnami Order of Saraswati, established by the philosopher Shankara in the 8th century and still flourishing in India today. In 2002 she was initiated as a Karma Sannyasin in the Saraswati lineage. In 2009, Holly was part of the first wave of teachers to bring mindfulness to France with Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) program.

With 30 years of professional experience, she has become an ”ambassador of wellness” guiding individuals, groups and companies towards optimal being. Holly is one of 100 worldwide certified teachers of the Google developed program “Search Inside Yourself, the unexpected path to success & happiness at work.” Anchored in neuroscience and evidenced-based research, Holly’s conferences, programmes and international retreats highlight how ancient practices can be adapted for our fast-paced, digital world to develop our inner connection to outwardly create, collaborate, and be compassionate human beings.

Your investment for the Retreat of the Wild Serenity: Price Per Person, Single Room: 1500€ all inclusive (except transportation).

WHAT’s Included:

Eremito
900€ per person single room. All meals provided, breakfast, lunch and a four-course dinner. Set menu of simple but wholesome vegetarian dishes inspired by traditional monastic recipes with water, coffee, tea and herbal infusions during the day, wine with dinner. Medieval Spa&Steam, Yoga Shala. Eremito asks for a non-refundable deposit of 180€ to reserve your spot immediately on the retreat. The balance due of 780€ in asked to be paid by 1 September 2019. No refunds after 1 september 2019.

Holly Niemela
600€ per person. All teaching, guiding, presence, organisation and accompagnement before and during the week. Approximately 5 hours of group teaching per day plus times for individual mentoring. I will guide with my voice but sometimes not! We will wake early, chant, meditate and move our bodies in yogic asanas to awaken and vitalize. Daily walks, teachings, guided journaling and practices. Three seated meditations per day. There will be time alone; to listen, to explore, to reflect. The days are punctuated by our meals in front of the open fireplace and practices designed to help us to drop our masks, be vulnerable, be ourselves. Walks, cold water bathing, deep meditation...journaling, experimenting. Holly asks for a non-refundable deposit of 100€ to reserve your place and the balance of 500€ by 1 September 2019. No refunds after 1 september 2019.

All inscription requests by email to hollyniemela@orange.fr

Travel details
The easiest arrival port is Rome where you take a train from Rome Termini to Fabro-Ficulle; depart every 2 hours, 10€ each way (1.30min). Upon arrival in Fabro, Eremito will come to pick up you with their car, 40€ each way (30min). Count approximately 100€ in travel costs to and from Rome.