Yoga all’Italiana/EN May 19 - 26, 2018

Yoga all’Italiana

One Week of Yoga and Wellness in Cascina Montessino, Ottiglio (AL)

This yoga retreat offers you the grand opportunity to unwind, recharge and explore your roots far away from everyday rush. The Cascina Montessino and the daily yoga practice will open up a space for retreat, but at the same time you will enjoy shared yoga practice, meditations, nearby excursions and hikes that will bring you back in touch with your inner self as well as establish contact with other inspiring people.

The refreshing and also calming yoga practice, the landscape of Monferrato – still undiscovered by mass tourism – and the warm hospitality of the newly renovated Montessino farmstead will make this retreat an unforgettable experience.

A special yoga-programme (13 units) with sessions in the morning and the evening, has been designed with you in mind. The yoga classes focus on different topics every day and are suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Individual needs have priority (small group, limited number of participants).

The morning yoga practice is dynamic and flowing. In the evening, we will concentrate on letting go and relax with extended restorative exercises. Pranayama (breathing exercises), deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and meditation top off the evening practice.

One afternoon is “free-of-yoga” and offers the chance for half-day trips or just to hang loose. Personal lessons and massage are available upon consultation.  

The newly renovated rooms of the Montessino Farmstead (which has preserved its historic structure), the amazing panoramic view and the fantastic vista of Monferrat (a UNESCO world heritage site), the saltwater-pool, the outdoor Jacuzzi, the little spa with massage room and sauna, the ZEN Island in the centre of the hillside with its sweeping views, and the delightful garden will transform your stay into a holistic and healing experience. Every room has a private bath, some have their own balcony and are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, heating and study desk.

We will indulge in the fresh and rich catering, which will also delight non-vegetarians: a savory brunch in the morning after practice with homemade breads, jams and fruit from the garden or the area. For dinner we will enjoy the tradition of Italian and Monferrat cuisine in-house (water and red wine included) or will be taken to carefully chosen restaurants in the area for a three-course-menu (water included) on five evenings.

Saturday, May 19
(times for yoga and meditation can vary)
5 pm gentle yoga
7 pm dinner

Sunday, May 20 to Friday 25*
* Wednesday afternoon is "yoga-free"
8 am calm abiding/meditation
8.30 am yoga dynamic
10 am breakfast brunch
5 pm gentle yoga/back-friendly/Yin Yoga
7 pm dinner

Saturday, May 26
7 - 8 am yoga dynamic
8.30 am breakfast brunch
departure until 10 am

1 week yoga 19. – 26. Mai 2018, accommodation (double room) und catering (half board): 999 Euro.

Single room upon request. Journey to and from the Cascina Montessino is organized independently. The nearest airports are Torino (Turin) 90 km and Milano-Malpensa 113 km. Transfer to and from the airport can be organized for an additional fee upon request. 

more infos/booking per mail:

Petra Schoenenberg
+49.176.66 85 60 64