Vineyards and Vinyasa in Umbria, Italy
Vineyards and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat
with Julie Margolis
May 9 to 16, 2020
Julie Margolis, a longtime PFY yoga teacher and sommelier, is bringing her Vineyards and Vinyasa yoga retreat to Umbria, Italy. Each day, Julie will lead you through an all-levels yoga class to help you kick back and relax under the Umbrian sun. You’ll enjoy locally-sourced, expertly-prepared food (truffles, anyone?) and daily tastings of Italy’s most tantalizing wines. Round out your vacation with a selection of food and wine activities including winery visits and tastings; a pizza-making dinner; an all-Umbrian food, wine and history tour; truffle hunting; and pasta-making, all with plenty of time to sightsee and meander through several of Umbria’s most iconic towns.
Chiesa del Carmine Estate
Umbria is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most beautiful hidden gems. Famous for its rolling hillsides, sprawling vineyards and medieval hill towns, Umbria truly is the lush, emerald heart of Italy. During your 8-night getaway, you’ll relax in secluded luxury at the beautiful 8-bedroom Chiesa del Carmine estate, which sleeps 13 people. Upon arrival, you’ll be overwhelmed in the best of ways. Once a 13th-century church and farmhouse, the property has been meticulously restored to its former glory offering breathtaking views of woodlands, olive groves, a castle and neighboring Assisi.
For more information about your accommodations, visit the Chiesa del Carmine website.
Single Room with Shared Bathroom: €2575 per person Double or Twin Bedroom with Shared Bathroom: €2675 per person Double or Twin Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom: €2775 per person Superior Double Room with Ensuite Bathroom: €2875 per person
Your $600 deposit is nonrefundable. We kindly ask that you confirm with your significant other, boss, friend and calendar before you reserve your spot. The balance is due 60 days before departure.
- Roundtrip group transfer from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport
- 8 nights accommodation
- Driver and mini coach transport
- Daily English breakfast
- 7 Yoga Sessions
- 6 lunches
- 7 dinners with wine
- Taste Perugia food and wine tour with chocolate-making demo
- Winery tours and tastings at Chiesa del Carmine and in Montefalco & Orvieto
- Truffle hunting experience with lunch and wines
- Pizza-making at Chiesa del Carmine
- Guided tour in Assisi
- Entrance fees for historical sites and local guides where applicable
Julie Margolis is a wine educator who believes that learning about wine can be just as enjoyable as drinking it. As owner of Glass Half Full, Julie creates unique events around the tri-state area including wine-pairing dinners, wine tastings, workshops and retreats to wine regions both domestically and internationally. Julie is also the Director of Education at Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, one of the largest fine wine retailers in the New York metropolitan area. Julie teaches popular monthly public classes in Gary’s four locations throughout Northern New Jersey.
In addition to teaching about wine, Julie has been teaching yoga since 2004 and has a large and dedicated community following for her weekly public classes. She is particularly happy when she gets to combine her two passions with her signature Vineyards and Vinyasa events. Julie’s joy of sharing her knowledge of wine and yoga shows in her inclusive teaching style with an approach that is accessible at any level.
Julie completed her WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Diploma With Merit in June of 2019 and holds the highest level of Yoga Certification as and ERYT-500 with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys traveling with her husband and three daughters and their adventures together also often fuel her expertise in both yoga and wine.