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Yogherello

1-8 OCTOBER 2022

A BIT OF YOGA, A BIT OF ACQUARELLO

Run away for a week in Sicily where you can explore your inner & outer self through practicing yoga and watercoloring with…

Fiona Corsini San Giuliano will be walking your water color path from were you are,  pilgrimaging you in the meanders of the magic water and pigment can offer.

Jen Warakomski will be practicing yoga with you exploring your potential and awareness of your true self.

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A BIT OF YOGA, A BIT OF ACQUARELLO

Run away for a week in Sicily where you can explore your inner & outer self through practicing yoga and watercoloring with…

Fiona Corsini San Giuliano will be walking your water color path from were you are,  pilgrimaging you in the meanders of the magic water and pigment can offer.

Jen Warakomski will be practicing yoga with you exploring your potential and awareness of your true self.

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FANTASTICA

and magical experience! No other retreat compares to this one. So beautiful!

Silvia

yogherello lesson

The Yogherello Affair

Born from the seeds of Yoga and Acquarello (Watercolor) Art merging together, the Yogherello Retreat is designed to open your body, mind, and spirit to new levels of physical and creative experiences.

Yoga provides the pathway to new physical, mental, and emotional sensations that create sensory change.

Acquarello invites you to see the world with a new set of eyes and feel the pleasure of creating art in a beautiful setting…all while surrounded with other like minded creative souls.

Our philosophy is that one informs the other. Essentially, form and function become one.

Yoga plus Acquarello equals Yogherello.

During our retreat we will have five consecutive days of twice daily Yoga & Acquarello activities. We find this rhythm allows participants to immerse into the creative process of self-exploration, restoration, and inspiration.

On our final full day together, we will have a “Gita Fuori Porta” – a day trip outside the estate property to explore the area.

Sicily is a land of extraordinary history, culture, and natural delights which await your discovery!

Both the Yoga and Acquarello sessions are designed for all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned painter, Yoga practitioner, or an absolute beginner of any kind,  you are welcome to join us for Yogherello!

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THIS RETREAT

could not have been better or more thoughtfully curated. Thank you Fiona and Jen. It was magic.

Pam

This retreat could not have been better or more thoughtfully curated. Thank you, Fiona and Jen. It was magic!

Pam

San Giuliano

We will be nested in a historic “Masseria Fortificata”, which translates in a fortified agricultural estate.

The oldest parts of the house go back to the XII century and it has organically evolved through time to suit its guests needs for agriculture but also for  beauty.

Giuseppe, the late marques of San Giuliano has given its actual appearance by adding a luscious exotic garden and transforming the house into a delightful mansion.

Like San Giuliano Hospitalier, the young medieval Saint, it is our desire to offer you a place where you can be in peace.

Giardino di San Giuliano

Is a 40 minute drive from Catania airport (CTA). It’s nestled in a 60 hectare orange grove facing our dearest Mountain Volcano Etna.

The house is in the middle of this luscious exotic garden. Through time, the garden has acquired much botanical interest and is now part of a prestigious garden association.

You can learn more about Giardino di San Giuliano here.

YOUR RETREAT COMPANIONS

you’ll be looked after with beauty and goodness

jen warakomski
jen warakomski

FIONA CORSINI SAN GIULIANO

The search for beauty is core to my work.

Watercolor is the medium which resonates the most within me. In its pragmatic simplicity resides infinite complexities.

Water paper and pigment accompanied by a helpful brush is all you need to create moments of visual memories. Working in the fashion business as a print designer has enhanced my knowledge in colors, shapes, and composition, essential tools and faithful companions throughout my life.

Unlike most people, I have graduated from art school as a late bloomer, after my working career and forging a large brood of children. The 5 years spent at the Florence Academy of Art have equipped me with method and patience.

These days nature is my favorite muse, landscapes and botanicals capture the most intimate part of my heart.

jen warakomski
jen warakomski

JEN WARAKOMSKI

When I began studying Yoga and Meditation in New York City in 2001 my life transformed. Through practice, I learned that I could heal parts of myself that felt stressed, tired, and unbalanced.

Over the years I have been very fortunate to study with Eastern and Western teachers in the USA, Europe and India.

My personal studies with HH the Dalai Lama, Erich Shiffmann, Yogi Sivadas, Leslie Kaminoff, Jillian Pransky, Carrie Parker Gasteau, Dharma Mittra, amongst others have illuminated my path.

I live in Florence, Italy and hold certifications as a E-500 RYT Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Hormone Yoga Therapist, and Reiki Master.

The core of my Dharma, or purpose, is to show individuals the pathways to embody their wellbeing, enhance their personal growth, and amplify their connection to their Highest Self so that they can make an intentional and influential impact on the planet.

PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK

SATURDAY

Try to arrive at San Giuliano for lunch time 

17:00 Garden tour

18:30 Welcome Circle 

20:00 Dinner

SUNDAY thru THURSDAY

7:30-9:00 Morning Yoga

9:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:30-13.00 Acquarello (watercoloring)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14.30-16.30 Acquarello (watercoloring)

16:30-18:00 Leisure Time …Swim, Walk, Nap, or Reiki Sessions*

18:00-19:15 Sunset Yoga

20:00 Dinner

FRIDAY

Discover your Bliss, Samadhi, Adventure Day

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Depart for excursion

18:00 Return to San Giuliano

18:30 Closing Circle Ceremony

20:00 Dinner, Music and Dancing

SATURDAY

7:30-8:30 Morning Yoga – Travel Prep

8:30-10:00 Breakfast

11:30 Farewell and kisses

*Reiki Healing Arts is exclusive of the retreat cost. You may book your session directly with the facilitator.

*Reiki Healing is exclusive of the retreat cost. You may book your session directly with the facilitator.

This schedule is subject to change yet is designed to present an idea on what you can anticipate when joining us for this experience.

This schedule is subject to change yet is designed to present an idea on what you can anticipate when joining us for this experience.

Fantastica & magical experience! No other retreat compares to this one. So beautiful!

Silvia

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR NOW

Till C*VID is not a bummer, we will abide by all government issued health & safety regulations.

Fly to CATANIA (CTA) or drive your self to Giardino di San Giuliano, Contrada San Giuliano 96010 Villasmundo, Franz. Di Melilli

Transfers to and from the airport of Catania are included in the retreat price provided that you arrive at a decent time of the day.

This retreat is designed for a group of maximum 12 people-minimum 6 people, your place will be secured by a deposit of 40% of the cost. Final balance is due two weeks prior beginning of the retreat.

Should we not reach the desired number of guests, we reserve the right to cancel the course. Therefore, we recommend you hold off booking your flights until we confirm to you that the retreat is on.

Refund of the deposit is possible until the 15th of September.

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IF YOU CAN CONTROL THE RISING OF THE MIND

into ripples you will experience Yoga.

Patanjali

YOUR QUESTIONS

Below are some frequently asked questions. If we did not cover something here, please don’t be shy to ask us anything!

Can I come for part of the week?
We hope that you can commit to taking this time for yourself for the entire week. Therefore, in order to nurture the group energy and respect the retreat process, we ask that you join us another time if you cannot come for the full retreat.
I have dietary restrictions...

We offer delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner on this retreat which is vegetarian inspired. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register.  In order to accommodate requests and meet additional shopping & staff needs, there will be a 150 euro additional fee added to the retreat price.

What is the weather like in October?

Sicily is warm in early October. Although we are in between seasons at this point, light weight clothing is fine for the daytime. It may get chilly at night, thus come prepared with some warm clothes.

Are there amenities at San Giuliano?

The house is equipped with an 18mt by 9mt swimming pool. There is also a tennis court, 59 hectares of orange groves to run around, and a small gym.

I am flying a different airport than Catania, help!

We highly recommend you fly into Catania Airport (CTA). The other closest airport is approximately 3 hours away by car. The retreat price includes round trip transportation to San Giuliano ONLY when you arrive & depart from Catania Airport.

Do I have to participate in everything?

We suggest that you to consider this retreat as week for you to explore new rhythms and experiences. Our retreat perspective is that group energy amplifies the impact and outcome for every single individual. We’ve carefully designed our daily schedule to create a foundation for expansion in both your physical and creative bodies, as well as renew a sense of health, balance, and inspiration in your life. Essentially, our wish is for you to show up for yourself and trust the process. Of course …if for some major reason you cannot participate in a particular session, this is fine.

All Sicily retreats are full for 2022 – but we’d love to have you join us in 2023!

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