Yoga Vacation in Umbria Italy

Yoga Vacation in Umbria Italy
Umbria, Italy at Locanda del Gallo
September 12- 19, 2015
re-treat: A place affording peace, quiet, privacy or security

Here's what students who have attended Shawn's vacations have to say...
It's beautiful in this place, so quiet, so still
so perfect to be alone, so perfect to share

When I practice I feel like an open window
all of you are the wind that keeps the door ajar

~Terry( a poem written in Italy from a student at the 2012 retreat)
“Tom and I loved traveling to Italy with Shawn to participate in a yoga retreat at Locanda delle Gallo in the hills of Umbria. It was the perfect vacation~ a beautiful site with healthy and tasty food and wonderful sessions of yoga in the morning and afternoon. I felt as if I was nurturing my head, my body and my spirit. We took early morning walks in the hills overlooking Locanda and went for drives to the nearby Italian hill towns to take in the local culture. It was a priceless experience!”

~Tom a student at the 2010 retreat
Have you always dreamed of going to Italy? Do you love yoga and enjoy meeting new people and making new connections? Then this trip is for you! Join Shawn for this exciting trip that will allow you to explore this beautiful country and go home feeling healthier and happier.

With stunning views and a spiritual calm that permeates the home and grounds, Locanda del Gallo, a 12th Century restored stone home, tucked into the magnificent hills in the peace and quiet of Umbria’s unspoiled Italian countryside is the ideal place for a rejuvenating vacation. Bask in the spectacular sunsets of the Tiberina Valley and enjoy delicious healthy organic food, an intriguing mix of Sri Lankan and Italian cuisine, rich in genuine flavors: cold-pressed olive oil, aromatic herbs and vegetables straight from the gardens.

Each day will include an optional (breathtaking) hike, Yoga and Meditation. Shawn will  work with Paola (the owner of the Villa) to set up various excursions you can choose from that will allow you to experience many of the magnificent treasures Italy has to offer!

Visit nearby hill towns, hike Locanda’s exquisite land, swim in the natural waterfall, get a massage or take a dip in the stunning infinity pool (chlorine-free!), a mirage on the side of the hill. For the shopper in you, local goodies to savor include rich olive oil, sweet balsamic vinegar, home cured olives, organic jams, chocolates, and wine. Local artisan studios feature cashmere weaving, and ceramics decorated with non-toxic paints.

Just soaking up the postcard-perfect views of the Tiberina Valley is guaranteed to stir the soul. Give yourself the gift of this amazing vacation. You will cherish the memories for a lifetime!


Warm and elegant, this charming 5 star Villa is Stunning. The cozy rooms at Locanda have Asian-influenced decor with exquisite reclaimed doors and carved hardwood furniture from Bali and Indonesia as well as clean renovated fixtures, soft cotton bedding, plush comforters and an at-home feeling. Bathrooms are gorgeous, with deep baths and walk-in, glass-doored showers. All rooms have large windows that open up to stunning views of the Umbrian hillside.


  • Main Castle Shared $1995 (per person)
  • Main Castle Single $2395

Early Bird Discount! Register by August 1, 2015 and save $50.00

Price includes luxury accommodations, three magnificent meals a day, and optional  yoga/meditation with Shawn Shaw. Transportation to and from airport is included.

Airfare and excursions are separate.

About Shawn Shaw:

Shawn is the founder/owner of Metrowest Yoga in central Massachusetts. She has been leading yoga retreats in Italy, Greece, Costa Rica and the White Mountains of New Hampshire for many years. Her retreats are unique. She is known for her heartfelt, authentic, fun  and sincere teaching as well as her intutitive and competent work. Shawn has been practicing for over 30 years and teaching for over 10.

To Register:

Be sure to plan for this retreat EARLY! Space is limited. Register as soon as you can to reserve your space and to take advantage of the most favorable airfares to Europe! Registration requires a minimum $500 deposit. Balance is due 60 days priot to retreat start date. All payments are non-refundable.

Travel to Umbria

Our Vacation begins September 12th with dinner and ends on September 19th  after breakfast. Check out time is at noon. If you are coming from the States, purchase International tickets to either Rome or Perugia (via Milan or London). Perugia is the closest airport to Locanda. We recommend checking both options to see which gets you the best fare. We advise to use websites such as to Cheap Flights to search flights and car rentals. Remember, to allow for the time difference when arranging your flight and arrival.

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