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EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS MARCH 1, 2O24

Pay in full by March 1, 2024 to be eligible for early bird pricing (saves $200).
PLUS, sign up & room with a friend to each receive $75 off.

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Dolce Vita Yoga Retreat

Le Marche, Italy | June 8-15, 2024
PLEASURE. PURPOSE. FULFILLMENT.

Dolce Vita Yoga Retreat, your key to unlocking the secrets of living the sweet life begins here. Indulge your senses in all that 'Untouched Italy 'and FSW yoga practices have to offer. You'll come home with a newfound lust for your life.

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“The reason I love Le Marche so much is that it’s all of Italy wrapped up into one region. In the same day you can go from visiting the Sibillini Mountains and truffle country to being in a beautiful medieval city – and then driving through wine country to the Adriatic Sea. It offers something for everyone." - Forbes Travel

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GO SLOW IN UNTOUCHED ITALY

Recently voted as the 2nd next best region to travel to worldwide, Le Marche is one of Italy’s most preserved and picturesque regions, often called ‘the best of Italy in the region’. This enchanting area is nestled between the dramatic Sibillini mountains and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. You can reach the coast within a 5 minute drive and the incredible mountains are only a 30 minute drive.

Perfect for the foodie, adventurer, culturalist, or the wellness seeker. Le Marche's authentic experiences will enlighten each of your passions.

Situated in the Eastern part of Italy, Le Marche offers all of the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, but without the crowds. It has its own unique personality and authentic way of life, where the seasons lead the daily rhythms of the people and you can set your pace.

Welcome to Le Marche, Italy - authentic and untouched.

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A NOTE
FROM CAROLE

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO INDULGE!

I am so excited you are HERE! This will be the 2nd retreat I've hosted in Italy, and the 21st retreat I've hosted to date. Now, why should you join us for this specific retreat?

Let's face it, most of us don't give ourselves permission to indulge. We are consumed by the day-to-day, and our joy becomes shrouded. 

 

Most of us relate indulging to something that must bring us guilt or shame; however, when done correctly, and with balance and moderation, it is an act of treating one's self with love. 

 

Life should be filled with pleasure, love and happiness. 

Life is meant to be enjoyed.

Therefore, that is exactly what we will do on this retreat.

 

We will relish in all that La Marche has to offer; local cuisine, exquisite ambiance, charming historic towns, breathtaking mountain ranges, endless coastlines of clean, protected beaches, and authentic Italian culture.

 

As for our FSW yoga practices; we will indulge our body, mind & soul in Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Ayurveda and community.

 

Sit back, relax, and allow Free Spirited Wanderer to guide you towards living the sweet life. 

IN YOUR PRIORITIZING PLEASURE ERA
// WHO IS THIS FOR

If you are looking to silence your mind and completely relax, look no further. This retreat will help you place your health and well being front and center. The calmness and surroundings of Oliveto Estate will enable you to connect with nature on a deeper level, allowing you to concentrate on your practice, and to relax and take advantage of optional activities in between where you will experience an authentic and slow way of life in Le Marche, free from daily stresses. Get ready to slow flow.

This retreat is perfect for the foodie, adventurer, culturalist, or the wellness seeker. Le Marche's authentic experiences will enlighten each of your passions.

Allow this retreat to be an opportunity for you to step away from the busyness of your life, because life will always be busy until we truly allow ourselves the time we need for our own self-care. We have to schedule it like we schedule daily meetings, exercise, and tasks. We cannot pour from an empty cup, we must fill our cup first so we can then pour into others, our purpose, and the world. (Same as when the the airline stuartist tells you to put your mask on first before helping others.)

 

This is your invitation to schedule that self-care you’ve been desiring! Join us and prioritize your pleasure so you can return home feeling refreshed and restored.

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YOUR ITALIAN HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Experience the real Italy without the crowds.

Set on a hilltop with expansive views of the stunning Adriatic coast, the beautifully designed Oliveto Estate is an unforgettable luxurious Italian retreat that offers year-round exceptional luxury, and authentic experiences in the heart of the untouched Marche region. 

This nine acre estate is set amidst rolling hills, ancient vineyards and its olive grove and only 10 minutes from the beautiful sea.  Oliveto Estate includes two luxury Villas, each with their own private pool and grounds, and a shared, purpose-built studio perfect for wellness, corporate or family retreats. Villa Olivo boasts an in-home Spa and gym and heated pool for up to 12 people, whilst at Villa Oliveto you can enjoy a game of tennis in the olive grove, the large pool house and gym for up to 8 guests.

EAT WELL

Italy is a foodie's paradise.

Our retreat menus are perfectly balanced by our chef and offer locally sourced, seasonally based, zero-mile organic in vegetarian, vegan or Mediterranean choices.

 

Our chefs create these menus in a balanced way to ensure that the meals correspond to the use of energy throughout the day. In typical Mediterranean Italian style, we offer a balanced lunch with a lighter dinner. Our portion size is in line with what the Italians believe to be a balanced meal.

 

Our chef cooks using the Marchigiani (local) recipes, using regional delicacies, cooking methodologies whilst using the relevant produce to suit the type of diets.

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AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

Leave the crowds behind in this gorgeous untouched region of Italy. Authentic experiences are offered as an addon option to this retreat (aside from one experience we will do as a group) which you can explore below:

  • GASTRONOMY

    • award winning restaurants, 9 Michelin star restaurants, ​picnics

  • MEET THE MAKER

    • olive oil tastings, truffle hunting, candle making, and more​

  • WINE TASTING

    • Sommelier / wine tasting at villa, ​award winning vineyards

  • COOKING CLASSES

    • pasta & sauce, pizza & bread, gelato & dessert, cheese making​

  • CULTURAL DAY TRIPS

    • Riviera Del Conero​, clear waters and National park

    • Sibillini Mountains, National Park

    • Frassassi caves, largest underground cave in Europe

    • Ascoli Piceno, olives and wine, and 2000 year old piazza

    • 23 of the most beautiful towns in Italy

  • MARCHIGIANA ADVENTURE:

    • sailing, kite surfing, paddleboarding, hiking, road or mountain biking, horseback riding, walking trails​

  • SHOPPING

    • luxury outlet shopping, leather capital of Italy, Montegallo hat experience​

  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

(Everything you see here is included in the prices listed under accommodations.)

7 NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS + ESTATE AMENITIES

DAILY BRUNCH, SNACK, AND 3 COURSE DINNER

VARIETY OF DAILY YOGA CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS

Q&A COFFEE CHATS

ONE OFF-SITE ACTIVITY

VIRTUAL MEET & GREET PRIOR TO RETREAT + PLANNING SUPPORT

FSW RETREAT WORKBOOK + SWAG BAG

FREE TIME TO RELAX & REJUVENATE OR ADVENTURE & EXPLORE

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights

  • Passport & visa fees

  • Travel Insurance (click to learn more)

  • Transportation to and from Villa Olivo 

  • (however, it will be organized for you)

  • Additional meals, drinks, and excursions

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

{Self service coffee & tea available upon wake up}
8:30am: Coffee chat

9:30am Morning yoga (Hatha or Vinyasa)
11:00am Brunch
12:00pm: Free time; activity off-site or relax on-site
4:00pm: Snack

5:30pm: Evening yoga class or workshop (Vinyasa, Core, Strengthen & Stretch, Deep Stretch w/ Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, skills & drills)
7:00pm: Dinner 
8:30pm: Wind down; connect with others, relax, read, etc

10:00pm: Suggested bed