Seeking Higher Ground:
Hiking & Yoga Retreat
in the Dolomites (The BEST of the Italian Alps)
with Christina Sell
July 18 - 25, 2018
“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.” --Rene Daumal
There is no accident that seekers from all traditions have gone to the mountains for inspiration, insight and revelation. Glimpses of natural grandeur and pristine, expansive vistas serve as immediate reminders of our spiritual essence and our connection to nature, while providing an experience of both expansion and humility. This retreat is designed for anyone who is interested in immersing themselves in natural beauty as a means for renewal, introspection and self-care.
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 will have 2 hiking options to choose from. Enjoy a casual approach, or take the more challenging hike (up to 7-9 miles with great climbs) through the most breathtaking landscapes. 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!
Christina Sell will lead a daily all-levels yoga class focusing on chest-opening to assist deep breathing at high elevation, leg stretching to counter-act long days hiking, as well as other techniques designed to assist and support recovery. Christina will make every effort to provide a progressive approach to the postures with modifications and substitutions to address various needs.
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Triple Room Share: $2595.
Double Room Share: $2895.
Single Room: $3495 (very limited number)
All prices are per person. You do not need to find your own roommate.
We can pair you up with someone if you are coming solo.
We cannot guarantee a triple room price until all there are enough other
participants who also want a triple. We can guarantee double room share price.
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 Christina Sell, and yoga space rental.
Daily hiking or touring excursions. There will two hiking choices each day: one for more serious hikers and one more leisurely 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: $2595 Triple Rooms.
Deposit to hold your space: $1300
Balance due February 1: $1295
Double Share: $2895
Deposit to hold your space: $1400
Balance due February 1: $1495
Single Room: $3495
Deposit to hold your space: $1800
Balance due February 1: $1695