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A Yoga & SOund Healing Holiday in The
Umbrian Hills of Italy 2025

Join Jake and I, as we host a very special yoga & sound healing holiday

Based at this stunning 18th Century Villa, in the Umbrian hills overlooking Lake Trasimeno

A very special place close to our hearts

2025 Month TBC

The Details

What's included, excluded, costs, travel details, booking etc...

What's Included:

  • 6 nights, 7 days stay at the Villa

  • Standard transfers (Single Location, Date & Time TBC, *

  • Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation/Yoga Nidra twice a day (Optional. 

There will be no evening yoga on the two excursion days)

  • Two delicious daily meals prepared by a professional chef

  • Daily water and soft drinks

  • Transfers to scheduled day trips (some are weather permitting)  

What's Excluded:

  • Flights

  • Non-standard airport transfers

  • Local holiday taxes

  • Travel insurance

  • Yoga Equipment

  • External meals

  • Alcohol (But it will be available to purchase)

  • Other nearby activities

  • Treatments, including private sound healing / massage

  • Anything else not mentioned

Holiday costs:

Between £1,860 and £2,180

A £1,000 single occupancy or £500 Per Person for shared occupancy, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your room *
Full payment is due by 1st February 2024 via bank transfer.

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How to book your space:

Review the various room options below.  Select an available room and email the room name and

whether you will be single or double occupancy to: mel@meleyoga.com

If you are looking for someone to share with let us know.

We'll check availability and confirm the details so you can make the transfer for the deposit to confirm your booking.

Travel Information: 

We suggest you make your travel arrangements, once the yoga holiday is confirmed.

Panicale is situated in the western part of Umbria, south of the Lake Trasimeno, which in its turn is located in the centre of Italy between Rome (119 miles) and Florence (81 miles).

The nearest airport is Perugia (approx 40 mins by car).  We will be providing one inclusive scheduled transfer.  Location, day and time TBC. 

There’s so much to do in and around Umbria and Tuscany you may want to consider top and tailing your holiday.  You have the stunning cities of Rome, Florence, Pisa nearby, all of which are options to fly in and out of from the UK. 

Rome's two airports are approx two and a half hours away by car (Fiumicino - FCO and Ciampino - CIA). 

Florence is approx one hour 45 mins and Pisa approx two hours 33 mins, all by car.

Some airlines you can use are:

www.ryanair.com   www.britishairways.com  www.ita-airways.com  www.easyjet.com

As the region is semi remote we will have a minibus for scheduled transfers (above) and optional excursions. 

If you would like to do additional trips or would prefer your independence, we recommend you hire a car either from Perugia, Chuisi or your chosen airport.  If you don’t fancy the drive from Rome or Florence, you could opt to take the train to Chiusi (the nearest local station) and collect your hired car from there.  Or we can collect you from Chuisi train station, within the scheduled transfers above.

Panicale is about a 20/30 mins drive away. 

* Subject to change.  Terms apply.  See www.meleyoga.com/privacy-policy-terms for details.

The Rooms - Ground Floor

Suite One

Suite One boasts 5 large windows as it sweeps around, situated above the summer kitchen and under the terrace with beautiful views over the manicured Italian garden.  There is a private entrance / sitting room which is open to the bedroom.  It has a large, bright bathroom with a walk-in shower.

One of the largest and premium rooms - Sitting Room + Bedroom = 45m2 *

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Suite Two

Suite two is a double room on the ground floor of the villa with lovely views over the park as the sun sets. It has a spacious bright bathroom with shower and large window overlooking the park and a small dressing room.

20m2

 A single bed can be added to this room*

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The Rooms - First Floor

Suite Four

Suite four is composed of a spacious living area and bedroom, both with french windows giving access to the large terrace with stunning views of the park and wonderful Umbrian countryside. It is situated on the first floor and has a ensuite shower room.

One of the largest and premium rooms - Sitting Room + Bedroom = 50m2 *

A single bed can be added to this room*

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Suite Three (Comprises of Two Bedrooms)

Suite Three has wonderful views from its two west-facing windows catching the afternoon sun over the Villa park.  The suite consists of two rooms, the first room is a double and the second room is an adjoining twin.  There is a shared bathroom with tub, that is accessed via the double bedroom.

Double Room 34m2 *

A single bed can be added to this room*

Twin Room 24m2 *

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Suite Five (Comprises of Two Bedrooms)

Suite Five has its own sitting room, two bedrooms (one double and one twin). These rooms are accessed through the " Gran Sala", with views on one side over the villa entrance and garden and on the other over the quiet village hamlet. There is a generous-sized shared bathroom, with a shower and bath, that is accessed via the double bedroom.

Double 28m2 - Twin 25m2 + Sitting Room 20m2 *

A single bed can be added to this room*

Double 28m2 - Twin 25m2 + Sitting Room 20m2 *

A single bed can be added to this room*

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Suite Six

Suite six is a spacious double bedroom with views to the gardens.  It has two large windows one looking over the Villa park and the other over the quiet village hamlet.

There is a small ensuite shower room, which also has a view! 

Suite six along with suite seven share the elegant Salotto dei Poeti, a sitting room

with frescoes on the walls and on the ceiling.

24m2 *

A single bed can be added to this room*

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Suite Seven

Suite seven is a spacious double bedroom with views to the gardens.  From the first floor the suite looks out over the garden and park of the villa and has an ensuite bathroom with shower.  It still has its original built in wardrobe with beautiful hand etched glass panes in the doors.

Suite seven along with suite six share the elegant Salotto dei Poeti, a sitting room

with frescoes on the walls and on the ceiling.

24m2 *

 

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Suite Eight 

Suite eight is a gracious double bedroom, with two larger French-style twin beds and a shower room. This cool, calm room is on the first floor with views over the hamlet and surrounding countryside.

 24m2 *

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The Food @ The Villa

Hi I’m Jake, AKA Hubby, AKA Chef,

Welcome to Villa kitchen!

 

As we journey through the week, there will be surprise chilled snacks, funky fridge fillers, as well as Brunch time fuel and relaxed evening two course dinning.  We are surrounded by some of the best produce Europe has to offer!

 

We have been coming to Panicale and surrounding areas for over 35 years now and we still miss it when we're not there.

Chefs from all over the globe travel to this part of Italy for its amazing local produce, cheeses, truffles, wines and food festivals and seasonal vegetables all thanks to Umbria’s golden soil!!

Did I mention the mushrooms!?!?

You are truly in for a rustic Umbrian treat!

Although you'll be in Italy, I'll be keeping your food options global.  A balance of textures, spices and  influences from Italy and beyond will be appearing on your plate.

Please talk to us regarding any dietary needs you may have and we will make sure they are taken into account

See you soon

Jake Beretta

Chef Owner, Beretta Catering

And Hubby to Melé Yoga

​There is plenty to do in Umbria and Tuscany.  Here are some suggestions of some activities, should you like to arrange these yourselves.  We will of course put you in touch with the establishments.

  • Wine Tours

  • Boat trip to the atmospheric islands on Lake Trasimeno (Isola Maggiore and Polvese) Restaurants, walks and Lace Museum 

  • City trips to Assisi, Cortona, Perugia, Montepulciano, Pienza, Pisa, Florence, Siena

  • Golf Lamborghini, Perugia Clubs and Antognolla (approx 10, 30, 45 mins drive respectively)

  • Cycling

  • Visiting the artistic works of Perugino and Piero Della Francesca (further afield) and the many cultural sites offered in the region

  • Horse riding

  • Sailing / Kite Surfing / Canoeing / Pedalos

  • Shopping trips to local towns and outlet villages

  • and much much more......

You'll be treated to a nourishing week of yoga, sound healing, delicious locally sourced food prepared by a highly skilled chef, day trips and culture!

Our family have spent the past 35+ years getting to know this magical medieval hilltop village of Panicale and surrounding areas in Umbria and Tuscany. 

The Villa is truly spectacular and individual, set at the base of Panicale, surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens and olive groves.  Each room has is own theme, many with bespoke painted frescoes.  It's the perfect and most beautiful setting to deepen your yoga and meditation practice and soak up the Italian way of life.  The Villa owner Emma is so welcoming and is a Yoga Teacher herself too.  

Jake and I shared this very special villa with our family and dearest friends when we got married, so we know it well and can't wait to share it with you! 

There is so much to do in Umbria (more info below) this holiday will suit those who yoga and those who don't :). So do feel free to bring your partner or invite a friend along.

The villa also has its own private pool, so if you are looking to cocoon yourself away for the week, the villa is a perfect venue for that too!  You are free to make this the holiday that you want :)

      Your time away will consist of: 

 

  • Six nights, seven days stay in the stunning villa

  • Two hours of daily morning and five evenings of Gentle or Restorative Yoga / meditation / yoga nidra and sound baths*.  If you are saying to yourself "ooff, that's too much yoga for me!", please don't worry.  The time away allows us plenty of time to gradually build up our practice, with options to stay gentle or challenge yourself.  You might just surprise yourself by the end of the week.  It can be truly transformational :). But all classes are optional so you can pick as and when you want to join in.

  • Delicious locally sourced Italian food provided by Jake (Melé's Husband), a professional chef with over 30 years of experience

  • Poolside, garden and olive grove time

Optional Excursions

  • A trip to Panicale, a stunning hilltop medieval hamlet.  With gorgeous views over Lake Trasimeno, restaurants, bars, art gallery, lace museum and theatre

  • A trip to Castiglione del Lago, a larger town beside Lake Trasimeno.  With a beach, bars, restaurants and funky shops

  • Day trip to the stunning natural thermal healing springs, pool and town of Bagno Vignoni (Evening trip, weather permitting.  Restaurant dining excluded.)*

The Yoga and Sound Healing

Over the week we'll practice two hours of yoga in the morning in a workshop style, followed by brunch.  The evening yoga will be a 75 minute class over five evenings*.  Some sessions will also end with a sound bath with magical vibrations and sounds of my singing bowls and chimes.  Time allowing I'll also try to offer some private sound healing and sound massage sessions too.

The yoga will be a mixture of Hatha, Yin, Yang, Mindful Flow and Restorative to keep things interesting and balanced.  As well as Yoga Asana, we'll delve into Pranayama (breath work), Meditation, Yoga Nidra.  I'll also pepper in some philosophy and anatomy too.

 

We have a number of beautiful places to practice in from the various gardens, by the pool or on the terrace overlooking the Umbrian hills, Lake Trasimeno and stunning sunsets.  Beneath the historical Frescoed ceilings within the villa, under the candle lit vaulted ceilings or in the grounds very own chapel.

Holiday costs*:

Between £1,860 and £2,180

A £1,000 single occupancy or £500 Per Person for shared occupancy, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your room *
Full payment is due by 1st February 2024 via bank transfer.

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How to book your space:

Review the various room suite options below (Click me to jump to the rooms).  Select an available suite and email the suite number and

whether you will be single or double occupancy to: mel@meleyoga.com

If you are looking for someone to share with let us know.

We'll check availability and confirm the details so you can make the transfer for the deposit to confirm your booking.

How to book your space:

Review the various room suite options below (Click me to jump to the rooms).  Select an available suite and email the suite number and

whether you will be single or double occupancy to: mel@meleyoga.com

If you are looking for someone to share with let us know.

We'll check availability and confirm the details so you can make the transfer for the deposit to confirm your booking.

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The Villa

 

The Villa is a grand and charming house at the foothills of Panicale.  It's spacious with 10+ bedrooms, multiple sitting rooms and kitchens, beautiful manicured gardens, private pool and olive groves.  We have multiple spaces to practise Yoga, including a stunning frescoed room, under the shade of the trees and beside the pool, the Terrace is a magical spot for sunset meditations and the historic arches of the cellar are perfect for candle-lit restorative and yoga Nidra. 

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I'm excited to invite you to a 4 day, 3 night Yoga and sound Healing Retreat in the quintessential Kent countryside. 🧘🏼‍♀️✨🙏🏽

Bore Place is a stunning estate, set in 500 acres of unspoilt countryside, manicured gardens, ancient woodlands and eco friendly farm.
We have a stunning historical large barn to practice yoga, that's warm, yet spacious with high ceilings and original beams.  We will be staying in the 19th-century Old Stable, which has been considerately modernised.

You will have the option to practice yoga twice a day (all optional as always).
The morning session will be yin Yang Yoga. 
Evening yoga will be a mixture of Yin and Restorative Yoga, to get you relaxed, nourished and restored, with some sessions ending with a sound bath.

Both sessions are designed for mixed ability, so beginner to regular partitioners are welcome.

Bore Place is set in an area outstanding natural beauty, so there are plenty of stunning countryside walks to explore and soak up the local nature.  
There are multiple beautifully manicured gardens and intriguing allotment set ups for you to investigate or set yourself up quietly to read a good book.

Bore place also happens to be were I completed my Yoga Teacher Training, so I know it well.  It's a very special place.

When: 2023 & 2024 dates TBC
Where:  Bore Place, Edenbridge Kent.

Hosted by: 
Melé Beretta from Melé Yoga

The retreat includes: 
✨ 4 day, 3 night Yoga Retreat at Bore Place.
✨ Yoga twice a day (optional)
✨ Brunch and evening
meal
✨ Accommodation in either a twin bedded room/double or single occupancy


Suitable for all levels.

Follow the booking in for more information.

4 days, 3 nights
Bore Place, Edenbridge, Kent

*subject to change



 

2024 DATES TBC
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4 Day Yoga Retreat
@ Bore Place,
In the Quintessential Kent Countryside

Workshops & Day Retreats
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Enriching & immersive Yoga & Sound Meditation Workshop
Sunday 9th June
11:00 - 13:00
@ Little Bookham Village Hall

Join Melé and Mirella for an enriching and immersive Hatha and Yin Yoga, Sound Healing and Meditation Workshop that delves deep into the art of gentle flow, alignment, personal adjustments and sound healing.

Explore with us how alignment and hands on adjustments together with sacred sound can influence energetic flow within your body, creating harmony between breath, movement and stillness to experience a deeper sense of balance and vitality in a safe and supportive environment.

Then cosy down into your blankets, bolsters, where I’ll guide you to feel comfortable and supported, so you can let go, rest and restore.

Restorative yin is a much slower-paced class with fewer postures, held longer (around three to ten minutes each) utterly supported by lots of props. This allows time to journey inwards, focus and release into the poses using the breath. Preparing you perfectly for sound meditation. These combined practices aid relaxation and calm the mind and nervous system, helping you to restore and heal.

The session will end with a sound meditation, where you will be bathed by the vibrations and sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs and more. The vibrations from these wonderful and mysterious instruments wave and ripple through the body creating a sense of inner calm.

Suitable for all levels.

Space is limited so reserve your spot!
Book before two weeks before to save £5

You can also save an additional £5 is you book this workshop at the same time as booking RESTorative Yoga and Sound Massage Workshop With Mele & Debi in the same month

When: Sunday 9th June 2024
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Where:  Little Bookham Village Hall, Little Bookham Street,

Great Bookham, KT23 3AF

Hosted by: 
Melé Beretta from Melé Yoga

Mirella Zampi from MZ Sacred Healing

 

More About Your Hosts

Melé Mel Beretta – Melé Yoga, Sound & Explore

"My classes are designed to make you feel better in your bodies, enhance the quality of your breath and find a little bit of space, whet
her that's time for yourself or peace of mind."

Melé teachers Yin Yang, Hatha, Mindful Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation.  She's a Reiki and Sound Therapist, so weaves these modalities into some classes and workshops too.

Training and Education
Practicing Yoga since 2004
200hr qualifications; British Wheel of Yoga (BWY accreditation) 
200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) registered 
200hr Yoga Alliance US certified.  Via Simon Low and The Yoga Academy
Sound Healer Level 2
Reiki Practitioner Level 2
Currently studying Vedic Chanting in the tradition of
TKV Desikachar and Krishnamacharya


Mirella Zampi - MZ Sacred Healing

“My mission is to help you become aware of those parts that prevent you from having your best life in order to show you how to find a greater joy, empowerment and liberation within you despite the circumstances that persist. With time, you can even learn to transform these circumstances to make your outer life as awesome as your inner life.”

Mirella offers Energy healing and spiritual guidance,
connecting on a heart level that encourages empowerment of self.

Training and Education
500hrs Hatha Yoga Himalayan Institute
Indian Head & Face Masseur
Angelic Reiki Master 
King Healer
Seraphim Healer
Atlantean & Crystal Healer
Trauma Breathing
Experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher with a passion for holistic well-being. Proficient in guiding students through asanas, pranayama and relaxation/meditation healing techniques. 
Currently studying Vedic, Tantric and advanced Mantra chanting and holistic modalities for healing. Meditation & Kundalini.

 

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RESTorative Yoga & Sound Massage Workshop
Sunday 3rd March & 9th June
14:00 +
Little Bookham

Join Melé for two hours of RESTorative Yoga & Sound Healing.

Melé will guide through a somatic yoga sequence, where our intention is attention. Attention to your mind body. Working deep into fatigued muscles and joints with gentle movement designed to nourish and aid us to become more embodied—led by how you feel in your body. 

This practice will be followed by RESTorative Yoga and Sound Massage - Bring Your Body Into a State of Healing.  In Restorative Yoga, the combination of supportive props: bolsters, blocks, blankets, sand bags and longer holds can help bring a sense of calm and comfort that triggers our body’s healing mechanisms.  

The longer held poses will allow Melé to place Tibetan Singing bowls on your body, providing a Sound Massage.  The vibrations from these very special Full Moon Bowls can resonate and reverberate around your body to help enhance the flow of prana/chi, as well as release you deeper into the RESTorative poses.

Both practices can heal, soothe and restore an overtaxed nervous system and help you step more fully back into your life knowing the body has truly rested. 

The session will conclude with a Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep Meditation) and Gentle Sound Bath led by Melé.

Space is limited so reserve your spot!
Book before two weeks before to save £5

You can also save an additional £5 is you book this workshop at the same time as booking  Enriching & Immersive Yoga & Sound Meditation Workshop With Mele & Mirella in the same month

When: Sunday 3rd March 2024
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Where:  St Martins Community Hall, Forest Road, East Horsley
(near Effingham Junction), Surrey, KT24 5HD 


When: Sunday 9th June March 2024

Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Where:  Little Bookham Village Hall, Little Bookham Street,
Great Bookham, KT23 3AF


Hosted by: 
Melé Beretta from Melé Yoga

 

More About Your Hosts

Melé Mel Beretta – Melé Yoga, Sound & Explore

"My classes are designed to make you feel better in your bodies, enhance the quality of your breath and find a little bit of space, whet
her that's time for yourself or peace of mind."

Melé teachers Yin Yang, Hatha, Mindful Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation.  She's a Reiki and Sound Therapist, so weaves these modalities into some classes and workshops too.

Training and Education
Practicing Yoga since 2004
200hr qualifi
cations; British Wheel of Yoga (BWY accreditation) 
200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) registered 
200hr Yoga Allia
nce US certified.  Via Simon Low and The Yoga Academy
Sound Healer Level 2
Reiki Practitioner Level 2
Currently studying Vedic Chanting in the tradition of
TKV Desikachar and Krishnamacharya

 

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Join me for an hour of Restorative Yin Yoga and Sound Session.

Nestle down into your blankets, pillows or bolsters, where I'll guide you to feel as comfortable and supported, so you can let go, rest and restore.  The session will end with a sound meditation where you will be bathed by the vibrations and sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls and more.

The beauty of the session being later in the evening, means you can head straight home and to bed afterwards.

Restorative yin and Restorative yoga is a much slower paced class with fewer postures (approx five to eight) that are held longer (around five to ten minutes each), utterly supported by lots of props. This allows time to journey inwards, focus and release into the poses using the breath. The practice aids relaxation, calms the mind and nervous system, helping you to restore and heal.

Mixed ability class, beginners welcome.

Do read the attendee instructions when booking, so you can gather items to make yourself comfortable in the class.

60 minutes

St Martins Hall, East Horsley

£18 each session

When: Thursday 29th February & 28th March 2024
Time: 20:35 - 21:35
Where:  St Martins Community Hall, Forest Road, East Horsley
(near Effingham Junction), Surrey, KT24 5HD 

Hosted by: 
Melé Beretta from Melé Yoga

More About Your Host

Melé Mel Beretta – Melé Yoga, Sound & Explore

"My classes are designed to make you feel better in your bodies, enhance the quality of your breath and find a little bit of space, whet
her that's time for yourself or peace of mind."

Melé teachers Yin Yang, Hatha, Mindful Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation.  She's a Reiki and Sound Therapist, so weaves these modalities into some classes and workshops too.

Training and Education
Practicing Yoga since 2004
200hr qualifications; British Wheel of Yoga (BWY accreditation) 
200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) registered 
200hr Yoga Alliance US certified.  Via Simon Low and The Yoga Academy
Sound Healer Level 2
Reiki Practitioner Level 2
Currently studying Vedic Chanting in the tradition of
TKV Desikachar and Krishnamacharya

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