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Yoga Holidays in Italy with Yoga Vacanza 2017

This season’s first yoga holiday in Italy starts in spring, during the weekend of April 29 – May 1. The yoga holidays in Marche are an initiative of the yoga school Yoga Marche ASD in Macerata, with the Dutch yoga teacher Phaedra the Zeeuw.

A wonderful week in which you return to your own self, regain new energy and feel inspired thanks to the yoga but also thanks to the beautiful surroundings, the delicious and healthy Italian food, the art and nature. For Yoga Vacanza this is all essential. The Yoga holidays in Italy are an initiative of the yoga school Yoga ASD Marche, Italy.

The first yoga holiday in Italy is a yoga weekend, followed by yoga holidays with the duration of a week: 15 to July 22, the week of July 29 to Aug 5 and finally the yoga holiday week in Marche, Italy, from 19 to August 25, 2017.

Also this spring and summer, the yoga teacher Phaedra de Zeeuw, originally from the Netherlands, offers yoga weeks at her yoga school in Macerata, Marche, Italy, open to any student who seeks an opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge of yoga, for those who want to gain new energy and for those looking for relaxation.

The weeks are designed for anyone who wants to practice yoga in a warm environment, while enjoying peace and quiet. For who wants to be inspired by the beautiful scenery, the delicious food and good company. The Yoga classes take place in the spacious, fully equipped yoga school and at the beautiful gardens of the Fiastra Abbey Park (5 minutes by car from the yoga school).


Yoga and enjoying sunny Italy

Since the year 2000, the founder of Yoga Vacanza Phaedra de Zeeuw works and lives in Italy, in 2013 she opens the yoga school Yoga Marche ASD and from that moment she dedicates herself with love and joy to the weekly yoga classes and also to the yoga holidays during the warm spring and summer months.

She is the one that will welcome you in Italy and is happy to share her love for this beautiful country with you. During the optional excursions in the yoga holiday she shares her experience as an art historian and organizer of cultural tours in Italy. You will also visit beautiful places for walks, to sunbathe or swim.


The daily program of the yoga week is designed to have a nice balance between activity and leisure, what better than to start the day with a yoga class in the spacious and well-equipped yoga studio, then a nutritious and healthy Italian lunch with fresh, local ingredients, followed by free time to walk in the beautiful natural park, horse riding, swimming, or resting. At the end of the day, a restorative yoga lesson that allows you to completely relax and rest. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.

After the evening lesson, you can enjoy a delicious Italian dinner and have a walk around the historic square of one of the charming villages where this area is rich in.


Next to the yoga classes it is a pleasure to explore this area. To be able to move freely, having a car is a must. In Macerata, you can enjoy an Italian opera evening in the spectacular open air theater Sferisterio di Macerata; within 20 minutes you can reach the Sibillini Mountains for a hike, or a swim in Lake Fiastra. At the Natural Reserve of the Fiastra Abbey, that extends over 1825 acres of land with gardens, a centuries old park with beautiful trees and agricultural land, you can make long walks, do horse riding or enjoy a massage or sauna in the Wellness Centre Armonia.


Yoga Vacanza Prices

Vacanza yoga – yoga holiday in Marche, Italy – Cost of Yoga € 280.00. The price includes the yoga lessons and optional activities. The price does not include accommodation and meals.

Accommodation is possible at the Fiastra Abbey Park, or in the nearby villages.

For information about the Yoga Holidays in Italy and bookings please contact us in Dutch, English or Italian language. We will respond within 24 hours.

Mob 1: +39 334.3295197

Land line: +39 0733.1960113

Email: info@yoga-vacanza.com


Places that make you feel good


Places that make you feel good, spaces that are designed by architects to elevate the soul. The region Marche in Italy is rich in places like this. Within just a few minutes’ drive from the yoga school Yoga Marche ASD lies the abbey of Fiastra, one of the best conserved and most important early medieval monuments of Central Italy.  

the abbey of Fiastra in the middle of woods, Marche Italy

Here you can admire the play of light and the beautiful colors. And enjoy the silence and spaciousness.

These evocative surroundings create a new space-time concept that is fertile ground for new thoughts, for new inspiration, for a new way of seeing or interpreting, of one’s own life but also of life in a broader sense.

This environment surely enriches the yoga holiday in Italy, it gives peace and inspiration.

Abbey of Fiastra, order of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

These places are a tangible trace of a past and a way of life that is no longer there, but so palpable during your stay here, such as the rhythm of life in harmony with nature, and the ideals.

It is a relief for every city dweller, or any person with a full and busy life. On entering the various spaces one feels the divine inspiration directly. The rhythm of the capitals, the infinitely high walls, the wooden beams, suggestive arches and frescoed niches provide a unique atmosphere.


A group of monks started with the construction of the church in the year 1142, the complex then grew with several rooms, including the dining room for the brothers and the olive hall, and the underground storage in the form of a labyrinth.Marche, Italie, abdij van Fiastra

Here lived and worked a group of friars together under the rule of Saint Benedict: Orat et Laborat. A part of the day dedicated to study and prayer, and a part devoted to working.

holiday-italy In the Sala del Capitolo was read daily from the writings of Saint Benedict. This room with stone arches and colored masonry is very popular with filmmakers.

The lay brothers were innovative farmers and worked the many acres of land that were donated by landowners to the abbey over the centuries. They were self-sufficient and contributed to the flourishing of this part of Italy.

abdij van Fiastra Italie

The beautiful cloister gives access to the kitchens, the kitchengarden and the adjoining palace Palazzo Giustiniani Bandini with its lovely English gardens.


Here we are reminded of the possibility to live according to the pursuit of higher ideals. But especially of love and humility, of living in serenity, knowing that we are always accompanied by a greater whole.



Phaedra de Zeeuw has travelled as “a pilgrim, a pilgrim of art” (Bernard Berendson, Pellegrinaggi d’arte) to monasteries, churches, medieval occupations and glorious Renaissance cities in Marche, Italy, and happily gives ideas or tips for visiting inspiring places during the yoga holidays in Italy.

Yoga Vacanza in the heart of Italy – enjoy Art and delicious food


If you love Italian culture and art, then the yoga holiday in Italy is a good occasion to make  wonderful tours. This area is rich in places where the life and traditions of medieval monastic communities are still being felt. A lovely setting for the yoga holiday in Italy!

Convent San Nicola Tolentino, Marche, Italy . art in marche italy

Beautiful frescoes, impressive architecture and sculpture, all conceived with the aim to express harmony. This inspiring art together with the suggestive Mediterranean scenery (and temperature!) is a delightful experience. And wherever you stop to have a snack or meal, the food is genuine.

The medieval monasteries were important patrons of art throughout the centuries, and their wishes and religious ideas influenced the local arts in a striking way. On many idyllic locations early Medieval monasteries, abbeys, churches and chapels have survived – located in green natural parks, in the mountains, on top of the hills far away from civilization, and also in the historical centre’s of villages and cities.

Convent of San Nicola Tolentino Marche Italy. art in marche italyLovely to visit during the yoga holiday in Italy: the Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra surrounded by woods and Roman remains, the Augustinian monastery of S.Nicola in the heart of the Medieval city Tolentino and the monastery of Macereto in the National Park of the Sibilini Mountains.