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Join us for this exciting launch Yoga and Brunch workshop at the wonderful Studi07, Bookham!!

We’ll start with some gentle fascial release.  A subtle form of rolling self-massage, that can help to release tension in the body.  
We’ll continue to progressively warm and energise through Yang practice.  Before moving into a slow-paced and calming Yin practice.  Where we’ll passively hold postures to hydrate and free connective tissue, clearing blockages allowing energy to move freely around the main meridian pathways.  
​The practices combined will help you reset and balance 
A delicious savasana will conclude the practice, with some subtle sweet sounds. 

We'll then move downstairs for a delicious and social brunch, prepared by Jake from Beretta Catering - A professional Chef and Melé’s Husband.  You’ll be greeted with the Studi07 grazing station of nutritional balanced, fresh funky and tasty food from around the world.  With different textures and aromas, to bring you back, awaken your senses and nourish your body and mind. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you then!

Mixed ability class, beginners welcome.

Please Bring: 

•    2x large blankets or towels
•    2x bricks 
•    2x blocks
•    A yoga belt/scarf
•    Eye pillow or scarf
•    Any other yoga equipment you like to practise with

The Studio has the following equipment but, do feel free to bring your own if you prefer;

•    A Yoga Mat
•    A Bolster (or two/three 3 large sturdy bed pillows)

Three-hour Yoga Workshop and Brunch 

Saturday 30th April
@StudiØ7, Great Bookham
with
@meleyoga @berettacatering 

Special Launch Offer £45
(Normally £65)

Please email any special dietary requirements or allergies to
jake@berettacatering.com
following booking.

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A Yin Yang approach to Spring

In nature, Spring is a time of re-emergence, fresh energy and growth!  In this two-hour Yin Yang workshop, we’ll start with some gentle fascial release.  A subtle form of rolling self-massage, that can help to release tension in the body.  We’ll then shift into the Yang (energising) practice where we’ll progressively play to find a spring in our step to help us re-energise.  Before moving into the Yin portion that will be slow-paced and calming.  We’ll passively hold postures to hydrate and free connective tissue, clearing blockages allowing energy to move freely around the main meridian pathways.  A delicious savasana will conclude the practice, with some subtle sweet sounds.  
 
Altogether the perfect combination 😊🌱🌷🌼☯️
 
Suitable for all levels.  Sports lovers will especially really enjoy the facial release 😊
 
The barn has all the equipment you need, but if you would prefer to bring your own please bring: 
 
1-2 large bath towels or blankets
Two bricks
Two blocks
A bolster (We have these at the barn – you could bring an extra towel/blanket to cover if you wish)
A yoga belt/scarf
Yoga Mat
Anything else you tend to like to use


2 hours

In Person Indoors 

19th March 2022
@ SHP, Health, 
The Barn @ Denbies


£50

Saturday 15:00 - 17:00
Yin Yang 
Workshop
25th June
In Person Indoor 
@ SHP Health, 
The Barn @ Denbies

 
 

A Yoga Holiday in The Umbrian Hills of Italy

Join Jake and I, as we host a very special All-Inclusive yoga holiday

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

A very special place close to our hearts

Proposed Dates:

Friday 20th - 27th May 2022*

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The Details

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

What's Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Standard airport transfers (Perugia Ryanair flights: Friday 20th and 27th May)*

  • Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation/Yoga Nidra twice a day (optional)

  • Three delicious daily meals prepared by a professional chef

  • Daily water and soft drinks

  • Minibus 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 will be available to purchase)

  • Other nearby activities

  • Treatments

  • Anything else not mentioned

Holiday costs:

Prices range from £995 - £1,600 Per Person *

A £500 deposit Per Person is required to secure your room *

The £500 deposit is non-refundable. 

Full payment is due by 1st April 2022 via bank transfer.

Prices are based on May dates 20th - 27th May 2022*

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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 inclusive scheduled transfers from Perugia airport on Friday 20th and Friday 27th May 2022*.  This flight currently departs from Stanstead London. 

Alternatively, you can fly from most other UK airports into Rome (approx two and a half hours away by car). There are two airports in Rome - Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA). Florence and Pisa are options too.

Some airlines you can use are:

www.ryanair.com   www.britishairways.com  www.alitalia.com  www.easyjet.com

As the region is semi remote we will have a minibus for the week, 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. Panicale is about a 20/30 mins drive away. 

* 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 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,580 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,130 per person*

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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

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,500 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,050 per person*  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 *

All-inclusive 

Single Occupancy  £1,600 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,150 per person*  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 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,515 per person, per room*

Shared Occupancy £1,065 per person, per room* A single bed can be added to this room*

Twin Room 24m2 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,445 per person, per room*

Shared Occupancy £995 per person, per room*

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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 *

All-inclusive

Double Room Single Occupancy £1,575 per person, per room*

Double Room Shared Occupancy  £1,125 per person, per room* A single bed can be added to this room*

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

All-inclusive

Twin Room Single Occupancy £1,505 per person, per room*

Twin Room Shared Occupancy £1,055 per person, per room*. 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 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,540 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,090 per person*. 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 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,540 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,090 per person* 

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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 *

All-inclusive

Single Occupancy £1,480 per person*

Shared Occupancy £1,030 per person* 

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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

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​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......

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You'll be treated to a nourishing week of yoga, 

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 :)

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      Your time away will consist of: 

 

  • All-Inclusive seven nights stay in the stunning villa*

  • Two hours of daily morning and five evenings of Gentle or Restorative Yoga / meditation / yoga nidra*.  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.)*

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The Yoga

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*.

 

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.

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All-Inclusive Holiday costs*:

Prices range from £995 - £1,600 Per Person *

A £500 deposit Per Person is required to secure your room *

The £500 deposit is non-refundable

Full payment is due by 1st April 2022 via bank transfer

Prices are based on May dates 20th - 27th May 2022*

Can't make this Holiday? Sign up for my newsletter to hear about future holidays or pop us an email
Options for Sept/Oct 2022 and 2023 dates too :)

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.

Can't make this Holiday? Sign up for my newsletter to hear about future holidays or pop us an email
Options for Sept/Oct 2022 and 2023 dates too :)

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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Example Itinerary

Subject to change. 

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