Climbing the Inner Mountain
Hiking & Yoga Retreat
in the Dolomites (The BEST of the Italian Alps)
with Ai Kubo and Mark Silva
July 11 - 18, 2019
“It's not the mountain we climb, but ourselves..” -- Edmund Hillary
As hikers of the mountain we seek to climb the physical peaks and vantage points to get more perspective on the expansive vistas that surround us, feeling more connected to everything in the process. As yogis we seek to climb the inner mountain of the self, exploring, and understanding deeper layers with each passing breath. In this retreat, we will do both!
Set within the magical UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Dolomites, we’ll reside in the heart of the Dolomites, in a lovely family-run hotel in the beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
We will take daily excursions into the uniquely splendid landscapes of the most extraordinary parts of the Dolomites, arguably the most stunning and distinct mountains in the world.
Each day, we will have local professional guides lead us through the most breathtaking landscapes. You'll have 2 hiking options to choose from daily. Enjoy the more challenging hike (up to 7-9 miles with great climbs), or opt for an easier approach (you should be comfortable with a 6-7 mile hike with up to 1200 feet elevation gain on some days.) In the Dolomites, it is possible to savor the astonishing views without all the work, via cable cars, ski lifts and shuttle rides. The diverse and dramatic topography of the Dolomites offers vistas galore for everyone!
This retreat is open to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the Italian Alps, as well as the contemplative practices of yoga. Ai Kubo and Mark Silva will lead a daily all-levels yoga class that will help focus on recovery from our long day hikes. The yoga classes will be progressive and alignment-focused.
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Triple Room Share: $2795.
Double Room Share: $2995.
Single in Single Room: $3395 (only one room available)
Single in Double Room: $3595
All prices are per person. If you don't have a roommate, we can try to help partner you with one.
We cannot guarantee a triple room price until all there are enough other
participants who also want a triple and the room is full.
7 nights accommodations at a lovely 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (see above for hotel description.)
7 breakfasts. The large European breakfasts will include fresh fruit, yogurt, muesli, cereal, eggs and bacon, ham and cheese, an assortment of bread, toast and pastries, and juice, coffee and tea.
3 delicious 4-course dinners at the hotel, plus 1 special dinner out. Hotel dinners range from local to international cuisine. They begin with the fresh salad bar. The first and second courses present choices of pasta, soup, vegetables and meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. Choices could range from native homemade pasta or asparagus in crepes, to veal shanks or filet mignon. Each night is different. Dessert introduces tempting cakes, pastry, gelato and fresh fruit.
Daily hatha yoga classes led by Ai Kubo and Mark Silva, and yoga space rental.
Daily hiking or touring excursions. There will be two hiking choices each day: one for more advanced hikers and one more moderate hike. Both will see the dramatic landscapes.
Ground transportation for scheduled excursions.
Lift tickets for scheduled excursions.
Free Wi-fi at the hotel
Does not include:
Lunches, or 3 dinners.
Massages or Sauna use.
Any extra activities, lifts or ground transportation not included in the itinerary.
Deposit due to hold your space and payment schedule:
Triple Share: $2795 Triple Rooms.
Deposit to hold your space: $1395
Balance due February 1: $1400
Double Share: $2995
Deposit to hold your space: $1495
Balance due February 1: $1500
Single in Single Room (only one available): $3395
Deposit to hold your space: $1695
Balance due February 1: $1700
Single in Double Room: $3595
Deposit to hold your space: $1795
Balance due February 1: $1800