Exploring new beautiful places, meeting new friends, going deeper in yoga practice, eating delicious and healthy food, and just getting away from it all… these are the experiences that EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats were founded upon and the memories these holidays hope to build.
Founder, Erin Lewis, began the retreats with a dream of combining her love of travel and yoga together in a package that others can share. Even the name EAT.PRAY.MOVE evokes the type of experience that a week at one of the retreats is like. Combining a holiday that allows for immersing oneself in the culture of a new location through the food, sites, smells, and people with the personal growth through mindful meditation and yogic movements — this is what a true enriching EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreat can offer.
Earlier this summer two retreats were held in a lovely restored Italian villa on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. Each week the intimately-sized groups of 7 guests arrived to a welcome dinner overlooking the sunset on the sunflower fields. Great vegetarian, organic Italian dishes were served by the hosts and villa owners, Amanda and Julian, and even mozzarella, olive oil, and wine tastings were part of the week of culinary treats. Besides daily meditation and yoga classes, guests enjoyed a full day in Florence exploring the sites, a trip to a thermal spa, and small outings to nearby villages.
Coming up later this year, groups will be exploring the more exotic location of Marrakesh, Morocco at the boutique hotel of Peacock Pavilions. Imagine waking up to the smell of mint tea brewing and spices simmering, then heading to the yoga platform in the olive grove for a morning class before shopping at the souks for colorful scarves and textiles. The very next month, EAT.PRAY.MOVE is off to the beautiful southern Italian island of Ischia, just off the Amalfi Coast. Get a real sense of “getting away from it all” at the natural villa overlooking the sea. Hike a volcano, swim in the famous thermal waters of the island, and dive in to a daily yoga practice.
Overall, EAT.PRAY.MOVE is an experience for the senses – one that allows for a rich holiday with personal growth through yoga and meditation…and plenty of new friends and unforgettable memories!