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Exotic Yoga Retreats, Umbria Yoga Holiday


Luxury Yoga Holiday

Voted top wellness culinary retreat by Departures Travel & Leisure Magazine, this retreat is truly an unparalleled experience in Italian hospitality, gourmet food and Umbrian wine. Stay in a historic and stunning Borgo turned luxury 10-room boutique villa set in the Italian countryside—and immerse yourself in an old-world appreciation of Italian cuisine, culture, wine, nature and yoga—all wrapped in classic Italian luxury!

Flow of the Day


Begin at a leisurely pace with an Italian cappuccino, then breathe in pure peace during a morning serenity walk through the green Umbrian countryside. Our group convenes in the borgo’s former chapel, our sacred space to practice yoga and meditation. Every day begins with a meditation and a gentle Vinyasa yoga flow that accommodates all levels, while emphasizing safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie de vivre of yoga!


Lunch on our Luxury Umbria Holiday is a mouthwatering gourmet salad or other light dish—farm to table with produce harvested straight from Borgo’s garden and paired with a delicate white Umbrian wine. Afternoons are free to enjoy the mediterranean life: a massage, a swim, lounging with a book, or a good long siesta. And for those who would like to explore the region more, we invite you on two excursions: a wander through Gubbio, one of Italy’s most beautiful and intact medieval villages, and wine-tasting at a stunning 10th-century castle. And last but not least, step into a cooking presentation with our amazing Chef Lucca Mazza! 


At sunset each day, we reconvene for a rejuvenating and informative yoga workshop, this time focusing on alignment, pranayama and poses to restore your nervous system. Sylvia has a strong background in yoga nidra; with her guidance, you will reach a place of pure relaxation, in between sleeping and waking. Fully restored and reenergized, we then enjoy an aperitivo and an elegant, 4-course wine-paired Italian dinner that will leave no question as to the precise meaning of “La bella vita”!

Borgo di Carpiano


Sleep in history and luxury!  Borgo di Carpiano is a former countryside castle turned 10-room boutique villa set in the Italian countryside. Once its own tiny village, our private borgo is a cluster of 10th-century cut-stone buildings, set on a hillside of oak, olive and lime trees. Its classic Italian style includes a grand saltwater pool and rambling gardens, plus attention to all the details, from soft linen sheets to the scent of lavender on your pillow.

Yoga & Fitness


All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. All of our Exotic Yoga programs emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie de vivre of yoga! Read more about Sylvia Ferguson, your EYR instructor on this Luxury Umbria Holiday.