TRANSCEND. ease and release into spring – Ticino Retreat – April 2023

April 26th to April 30th, 2023

Celebrate the beginning of spring with us, a season where everything comes back to life, blossoms and renews, in a beautiful rustic house located in Novaggio, a charming town of  the Ticino region. A chance to rest, explore and tune in deeper with yourself by peeling off all layers, external and internal, that may be left from winter. 

Imagine waking up in the morning, starting the day with an energizing hatha yoga practice, connecting with your body and your breath, followed by a lush homemade brunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore, read, hike the “Sentiero delle Meraviglie”, get a massage or simply unwind in one of the cozy communal spaces of the house – no rush here, there is full permission to just BE. The evenings are filled with soothing yin yoga, yoga nidra, plant medicine and sound healing sessions, which will give you the opportunity to truly listen to yourself and your inner realm. These are the moments to cultivate reflection and deeper understanding on where you are, what to let go and what to welcome this upcoming spring. Our evenings will be made to gather for dinner, and share insights, stories and laughter together before floating towards a restful sleep. 

SCHEDULE*

Wednesday

Arrival by 15:00
17:30 Opening Ceremony 
18:30 Dinner
21:00 Sound Healing Practice with Gina & Guka

Thursday

8:30 Hatha yoga and pranayama
10:30 Brunch
Free time
17:00 Yin Yoga

Friday

8:30 Hatha yoga and pranayama
10:30 Brunch
Free time
17:00 CBD Infused Yin to Yoga Nidra
19:00 Dinner

Saturday

8:30 PhysiYoga and Meditation
10:30 Brunch
Free time
17:00 Yin to Yoga Nidra with tuning forks
19:00 Dinner

Sunday

8:00 Closing practice with Gina & Guka
10:00 Brunch
Final goodbyes

*schedule can be subject to slight changes

RATES
*** LIMITED EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE UNTIL 31.12.2022 OR UNTIL SPOTS ARE FULLY BOOKED ***

Triple Room* CHF 950 per Person – EARLY BIRD PRICE CHF 850
Double Room* CHF 1250 per Person – EARLY BIRD PRICE CHF 1150
Single Room* CHF 1450 per Person – EARLY BIRD PRICE CHF 1350

* all rooms with shared bathroom

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation at Casa Corvo for 5 days and 4 nights
All yoga classes
Use of mats, props and blankets
Vegetarian brunch and dinner
Snacks and herbal teas
Goodie bag

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Trip to Novaggio
Massages by external therapist Pascale
Use of the in house sauna
Insurance
Any adjustments that need to be made to the menu
Additional private sessions with Gina & Guka
Additional purchases of Malie holistic CBD

Retreat language: ENG
* we speak German, English, Polish & Italian

HOW TO GET THERE

Journey by car to Novaggio is approximately 3h from Zurich. Parking available for 5 CHF/day during weekdays and free on the weekend

3h Journey from Zurich main station via Lugano. Trip to Novaggio from Lugano via Postauto Bus.

Spots are limited to a small group of 10-12 people

ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS

Guka (Hatha Yoga/Pranayama)

Guka Pitu is a Polish native residing in Zurich. A passionate and experienced yoga practitioner, Guka has completed over 500 hours of teacher trainings in Switzerland and India, mainly focused on vinyasa flow, hatha yoga, geometry of movement, meditation and sound healing. Recently Guka has graduated from an advanced PhysiYoga training for yoga teachers. Ran in New York by experienced physiotherapists. This adds on to her practice sharing with a more holistic and healing approach, considering the recent research, anatomy studies and elements of physio therapy that supports the traditional asana practice. She regularly shares her yoga practice through classes, workshops, and retreats in Switzerland, Poland and other countries. While embracing her yoga path, she’s on the mission to prove the accessibility and inclusion of yoga practice to EVERYONE. During this yoga retreat, you will have an opportunity to try few types of yoga practice and healing with Guka: sound healing with singing bowls, morning yoga practice using physiyoga methods and hatha yoga with pranayama and meditation.

Gina (Yin/Yoga Nidra/Sound Healing/Plant Medicine)

Gina has stumbled upon all things yoga in 2015, while googling methods to improve sleeping patterns – as she’s a bit of a night owl, you know. Yoga never left her side ever since, letting her build trust into the various processes of life, including getting her through the high times in light and joy, as well by dissolving challenging moments, grief and a burn out. Gina has travelled extensively for the past 10 years, and let the practice shape her journeys around the world. More and more, she integrated conscious traveling, a low waste and a plant based lifestyle into her everyday life. She got certified as a Yoga Nidra instructor, in shamanic sound healing, as a Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher in Goa, and as well in Yin Yoga in Zürich. Her personal practice is Sivananda and Ashtanga based. She was the first facilitator in Switzerland to offer CBD infused sessions in the yoga space as the founder of Malie Holistic CBD. In 2021, Gina expanded her studies in advanced Yoga Nidra, with a deeper focus on calm, trauma solving, fear facing and manifestation – so far she has collected over 400h in trainings. She shares soothing and relaxed practices suitable for anyone ready to explore their inner realms, with no judgement and no matter with how much experience.

HOW TO BOOK

Fill out the form below. Please specify the type of room you would like to book and if you are booking only for yourself or other people.

A prepayment of a non-refundable deposit of CHF 500 per person is required 3 days upon confirmation of your booking request for booking requests until February 2023. The rest of the amount will be due 60 days before the retreat starts.

Last minute registrations starting from March 2023 are subject to pay the full retreat amount within 3 days upon confirmation for organizational purposes.

The full retreat fee is non refundable starting from two months prior to the retreat (26.02.2023).

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case the retreat has to be cancelled from our side, a full refund will be provided.

Switzerland is free of any COVID-19 regulations. The retreat participants will be informed should anything change in this regard.

Should you need to leave the retreat earlier for any reasons, no refunds will be issued for the time you won’t be able to be present.

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