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Summer IYENGAR® Yoga Retreat July 15 – 22/ 2017

IYENGAR® Yoga Retreat


The teacher

Phaedra De Zeeuw

Phaedra de Zeeuw, Dutch art historian (MA), started practicing yoga in 1998 with Jeanne Buntix in Amsterdam, one of the first teachers in the Netherlands trained directly by B.K.S. Iyengar. She lives and works in Italy since 2000 and she has successfully completed the Iyengar® Yoga teacher training in 2016 with Martina Alessio and Paola Porta Casucci in Florence.

Phaedra is registered as a teacher at the Association “Light on Yoga Italia“ and she is co-founder and chairperson of the association “Yoga Marche ASD” situated in the Marche region in the heart of Italy. She is happy and grateful to dedicate herself to the practicing and the spreading of yoga.

She is happy to welcome you in Italy and to share her love for this beautiful country with you. She shares her experience as an art historian during the optional excursions of the yoga holiday. Next to that, she brings you to beautiful places in nature for a walk, to sunbathe or swim.





Summer IYENGAR® Yoga Retreat July 15 – 22 / 2017

During the Yoga Retreat there are yoga classes in the morning and evening. Morning 9:30 am – 12am, Evening 5 – 7 pm.

The Iyengar® Yoga classes are in the spacious and fully equipped yoga school at Sforzacosta, and in the splendid Natural Reserve of the Abbey of Fiastra with its beautiful gardens. You can immerse yourself here in the peaceful atmosphere of spirituality and the beauty of nature.

The time available during the retreat allows enjoying and benefiting from particular sequences. Special attention is paid to the level of each individual practitioner and during the week the lessons are slowly built up.

The Yoga Retreats are designed to practice yoga in a warm environment, while enjoying peace and quiet and to be inspired by the beauty of Italian landscape and art, the delicious food and good company. The classes are open to anybody who wishes to deepen his or her yoga practice, for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners.


Accommodations and meals

In the park of the Fiastra Abbey and surrounding historical villages

Accommodations are in the B&B or Hotel in the park of the Fiastra Abbey, or in the nearby historical Art towns Urbisaglia and Colmurano (from €20 a night). For the full accommodations list please visit the website yoga-vacanza.com.

After each Yoga class it is possible to eat together with the group in local restaurants (optional). The price of a healthy and balanced meal starts from € 8 (delicious Italian meals).



The Yoga Retreat includes optional activities such as a visit to the Medieval Abbey of Fiastra and its Natural Park with beautiful gardens, an excursion to Lake Fiastra in the Sibillini Mountains, or to Assisi.

Costs for the yoga €280,00. The fee includes all yoga classes, the registration to the Yoga Marche ASD association and the optional activities. It does not include accommodations, meals and transport.

It is possible to travel by train. We can come and pick you up from the train station Urbisaglia / Sforzacosta.

Phaedra: +39.334 3295197 or +39.0733 1960113


21 June – International Yoga Day

21 June

Tomorrow we celebrate Yoga day, if you’ve always wanted to try yoga and never gotten around to it this is the perfect chance to give it a go.  FREE class at the Fiastra Abbey 18.30-20 pm

Bring your own mat!



L’assemblea generale dell’Onu ha deciso di proclamare il 21 giugno “Giornata internazionale dello Yoga”, accogliendo così una richiesta presentata dal primo ministro indiano. In questa giornata tutti praticanti di Yoga di tutto il mondo si incontreranno per celebrare questo straordinario evento che riconosce la pratica dello Yoga come patrimonio dell’umanità.

‘World peace through inner peace’


21 giugno 2017

ore 18.30 – 20.00

Abbadia di Fiastra

Pratica Yoga insieme per celebrare la giornata internazionale dello Yoga

Con Phaedra de Zeeuw

L’ evento è senza nessun costo e aperto a tutti i soci.

Appuntamento 10 minuti prima presso il piazzale antistante la chiesa. Portare tappetino, una coperta, abiti comodi.



June 11 – Workshop Iyengar® Yoga with Phaedra de Zeeuw




Workshop Iyengar® Yoga

Sunday June 11, 10 am – 12.30 pm

with Phaedra de Zeeuw

In this yoga workshop improve your understanding of the art of bending backwards in such poses as Virabhadrasana I, Chatush Padasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Bhujangasana, Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana, and Urdhva Dhanurasana.

ASD Yoga Marche

Via Bruno Tano 54 Sforzacosta (MC), Italy

Email info@centroyogamarche.com

Tel +39 334.3295197