Personal Winter Retreat
A time for inner transformation
Weekend Winter Yoga Retreat / December 6 - 9, 2019 38062 Arco, Province of Trento, Italy
Therapeutic Yoga Retreat Italy
Looking for more than a yoga retreat? Connecting your yoga with raw nature, relaxation, culture, and adventure in the stunning mountains, lakes, forests, and historic towns of Northern Lake Garda, Italy. Groups are small with individual attention to a practice that suits you. Enjoy an energizing Vinyasa style to a gentle relaxing practice, yoga therapeutics for specific imbalances, meditation and live sound baths with and an overall focus to connecting with the power of nature, both on and off the mat. Take the opportunity to relax, recharge, reflect and go deeper on your winter journey, reduce stress and take the time to relax. Kushi Ling is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of your daily life where you can wrap yourself in the timeless teachings of Yoga.
Join us at Kushi Ling centro di meditazione
As a small guest meditation retreat, join Denese Cavanaugh along with selected yoga teachers who personally welcome their yoga and non-yoga guests in equal measure for an opportunity to experience a sweet and simple, yoga experience in a personal setting. Our yoga program is authentic and encompassing, in a
space where nature will reset your natural rhythm, to put you on a path for renewal and growth. All yoga skill levels invited.
About Kushi Ling
At Kushi Ling Meditation Centre groups and individuals find a location conducive for gaining spiritual insight and developing their highest potential through philosophical study, intensive meditation practice and related paths of inner development.
The activities are inspired by the content and methods of Mahayana-Buddhism.The teachings and the meditative practice organized by the Centre take their inspiration from the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, whose most well-known representative is the 14th Dalai Lama. The Centre also wants to support all other paths of inner development, which focus on the development of wisdom and compassion and further peace and harmony between all beings.
Meet your Teachers
December 6 - 9 Friday - Monday 4 days/3 nights from $290. + room & meals
Get ready to celebrate and end the year immersed with spiritual wholeness and transition. After the idyllic windy road along the Garda Lake boundaries, you’ll end up at an intimate quiet oasis meant for celebrating awakening. The weekend program is designed to empower and inspire, as we gather to reconnect to our soul’s purpose and what is most important to you through guided meditation, revitalizing partner yoga, therapeutic IPATH, nature Trek, and live sound baths, all deeply calming and revitalizing. The experience of silent mornings using mindfulness and yoga will allow you to rediscover the wisdom you already carry within and return home with a foundation for self-guided sadhana that fosters the unitive consciousness that is your essence.
16 various yoga and meditation classes
2 evening yoga sound baths
1 rejuvenating guided yoga nature trek
Free time for your own personal activity
Simple delicious healthy meals
2.5 days of yoga instruction
Yoga styles - all levels welcome
Check-in Time: Friday, December 6. 2 pm/13.00
Check-in begins at 13.00 (2 pm)The first activity included in your stay is Welcome yoga, dinner and live sound bath at 16.00 (4 pm) Arrival dinner is included in an overnight stay.
Limited cell phone use
The Kushi Ling center is situated in a quiet place in the rocky environment of Arco, which is located about 8 km north of Lake Garda in the Italian Province of Trento. Lake Kushi Ling’s guest house rooms occupy two floors in the traditional old Trentino style. The area is characterized by its exceptionally mild climate. Olive trees and cypresses give the place its distinctive southern atmosphere, which is contrasted by snowcapped alpine mountains.
The center is surrounded by meadows, an organic vegetable garden, and fruit trees. The house has been built in the traditional local style using exclusively natural materials.
There are two large meditation halls and 10 bedrooms, which can host up to 25-course participants. There are nearby lodging facilities, should the Kushi Ling accommodations fill for overnight stay. Kushi Ling is an easy drive for day trips.
The Mountain view twin or family bedroom has a small double sofa bed and bunk beds, allowing multiple bed arrangements or shared options. The yoga hut is located in the main garden.
Small family vineyards, river paths, mountain tracks with panoramic vistas, forests, world heritage flora and fauna, and an unpolluted starry night sky. Pure unadulterated nature in all its forms is all around you.
Kushi Ling is a secret gem tucked away from the tourist areas yet very accessible by road or track to nearby Riva Del Garda on Lake Garda or further up the Ledro valley. Much of nature and several mountain tracks are accessible from your front door.
Our course fees cover fees for the teachers and the organization costs., and do not include accommodation fees. Accommodation fees include three vegetarian meals each day. Price does not include airfare, transportation to and from the retreat center.
All the center activities are for members only. The annual membership fee is 15 Euros. This is fee is included within the full and Day Pass program
Full 4 day /3 night day event $290.00 = 260. Euros
Saturday or Sunday Day Pass (choose either day) $160 = 145 euros
Participants may choose selected class rates: (+ membership fee of 15 Euros)
6 classes $185.00 = 162.Euros
3 classes $98.00 = 88. Euros
Single class $50.00 = 45.Euros
Meals (for those who do not stay overnight at the Center)
Vegetarian cuisine, each meal costs 12 €.
Plan Your Stay
Lodging (costs for who participates in the center`s activities)
Room selections fill quickly! Reserve your non-refundable room with a minimum $100 deposit. The lodging/meal balance is due in full at check-in. An hour of Seva (practical help) Karma Yoga each day around the house and garden is goodwill.
Food and lodging per person per day:
Dormitory / tent 34 €
Yeshe,Padma, Tara , Rooms with 3 or 4 beds
with or without private bathroom 46 €
Shine, Dakini, Vajra, Rooms with 2 beds without bathroom 49 €
Stupa, Ratna, Milarepa, Rooms with 2 beds with private bathroom 52€
Single room without bathroom 62 €
Atisha room Single room with private bathroom 68 €
Enjoy two mornings classes and 10-afternoon-evening yoga sessions including individual guidance or workshop scenarios as appropriate. There will be one guided yoga nature trek such as a mindfulness walk.
Some time will be set for you to relax, go exploring or immerse yourself in nature. Do as much or as little as you wish. The area is world-class for almost every outdoor pastime; mountain biking, hiking, climbing, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, canyoning, historic towns, world heritage sites, geology, photography, art.
As a small guest house retreat, Kushi Ling personally welcomes their yoga and non-yoga guests in equal measure for an opportunity to transform and self-empowerment.
Retreat Program: The holidays are a time of renewal. Following the rhythms of the season, we turn inward, reflecting upon the lessons gleaned in the year about to close while setting intentions for the new chapter ahead. This personal 3-day retreat is made to explore the best of "me time" filled with meditation, karma yoga, and healing sound baths, that plans to enrich your spiritual journey.
14.00 - 15.00
Check-In & Registration
15.30 - 16.00
Kushi Ling Welcome & Orientation Ready to revitalize your weekend with
leading teachers from various yoga traditions
16.00 - 17.00
Opening Program Somatic practice of grace & meditation- Denese & Kristina
17.00 - 18.30
Restorative Yoga Meditation Cultivating Sutra1:3 with Mala Flow - -Denese
18.30 - 19.30
19.45 - 21.00
Evening Program Live Sound Bath w/ Riccardo Rea, along with soothing
Nidra yoga practice- rebuild emotional reliance - Riccardo Rea & Denese
Guided Meditation Sunrise Devotion- Denese
6.55 - 8.15
Embrace your body as a temple with mudras and asana practice - Denese
Silent Breakfast morning reflection
Morning Program The Yin Way, an immersion into the practice of slowing
down to discover the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching - Kristina
10.45 - 11.45
IPATH yoga with healing "sound bath" wrap yourself in the vibrations
sounds with music and allow the body to transform with Integral Postural
Alignment Therapeutics - Denese & Riccardo
14.00 - 15.00
Discovering the forces of Shiva & Shakti- with Tantra yoga - Roberto
16.00 - 18.15
Reconnecting with a partner practice to create and share mindful harmony
and balance. Bring a partner or open to sharing - Erika & Sylvia
18.30 - 19.30 Supper
20.00 - 21.15
Sunset Slow Flow Vibrations. Let the masterful sounds of music
harmonize with deep soft tissue asana practice to renew - Riccardo & Kristina
21.30 - 22.00
Nidra guided meditation. Find your internal rhythm higher peace
and to develop deeper senses. - Denese
23.00 Lights out
Somatic Meditation - Denese
IPATH yoga release, restore and rejuvenate with restorative poses to
eliminate stiffness and back body pain-lengthen to heal - Denese
8.30 Silent Breakfast morning reflection
9.30 - 11.30
Winter Power Trek-Find your place in nature and explore trails right outside
the Kushi Ling door. Enjoy this walking meditation, taking in all senses, harmony
and light. - Weather permitting - Kristina
14.00 - 14.30
Chakra bija mantra chanting practice. Explore and share with the universe
the Chakra petals bring in elements guided by your inner harmony - Denese
14.30 - 16.00
Thai massage the way to deep relaxation. Imagine being able to give your
partner and incredible massage that is easy on your body and full of heart.
Bring a partner or be open to sharing. - Riccardo
16.00 - 17.30
Learn to improve your life through the Tantra experience. Widen your vision
as you explore new points of view about the world inside you. - Roberto
18.00 - 19.00 Supper
19.45 - 20.30
Nidra Yoga to calm the mind with visualization and refresh the whole
being - Denese
20.30 - 21.00
Seated meditation for Devotion - Denese
21.15 - 22.30
Circle of Stars & Life Ceremony- ending the year on a high note. As we follow the
rhythms of the Season we continue inward with sound meditation with Ricardo Rea.
Begin seated on lying down, while taking in vibrational healing sounds that will
inspire a new chapter for your new year. Asana practice along with a magical meditative
concert will help in discovering your authentic self as your personal guide towards
clarity ad inner peace. - Riccardo & all available Deva teachers
23.00 Lights out
6.00 - 7.30
Guided Meditation/Surya A Deva Yogamynd teachers
8:30 Check out
How to get to Kushi Ling
Flights from the USA offers many - our retreat begins on Friday, giving you options to fly in early for shopping or sightseeing directly to Milano Malpensa or connecting flights from London, Paris or Germany, Rome , Brescia, Bergamo or Venice. Getting to Kushi Ling from Verona, see below
We are looking into renting a van leaving from Verona on Friday morning December 6. For more information contact Denese at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Verona Airport to Kushi Ling, Arco you can book a taxi for around 130 euros for max. 3 persons, so you could share it with other students who go there. It takes about 80 min, please let them know the exact address when you book: www.best-airport-transfers.com
By Public Transport in 3 steps
In front of Verona Airport busses are waiting to bring you to Verona Station (Verona Porta Nuova), price is around €4 which you can pay to the bus driver. They go multiple times per hour.
Train from Verona Central Station (Porta Nuova) to Rovereto
There are 3 types of trains: ‘regionale’ (slow train but cheapest, 60 min.), ‘regionale veloce’ (a bit faster, 48 min.) and ‘Frecciargento’ (a bit faster but more expensive, 40 min.)
When you get the train ticket it’s good to mention the name of the train, especially if you want the cheapest train (‘Treno Regionale’) and you should not forget to stamp the ticket before you get onto the train. Also take some time to get the ticket, as the ticket rows can be busy.
Bus 332 from Rovereto to Arco
PDF with bus tables from Rovereto (Staz. S.F) to Arco (Autostaz.) till 26/06/2016:
It takes 55 min. You can also take Bus 301.
Taxi (or lift from somebody) Arco to Kushi Ling
When you arrive in Arco you can take (or share with others) a taxi to Kushi Ling.
If you cannot find a taxi, you can call a taxi at: +39-0464 – 514520
For taxi service you can also call Antonella: +39-333 5963033 or +39-0464 518983
The taxi driver most probably knows Centro di Meditazione Kushi Ling. If not, let him/her read this:
“Dal centro città prendere la strada (a destra) verso Laghel. Arrivati alla chiesa Santa Maria di Laghel si prende la salita a sinistra e si segue tutta la strada (circa 3 km) fino alle Fontane: è l’ultima casa.”
A life filled with Supreme
Peace and Joy