Archivi del mese: marzo 2015
The Yoga holiday is in an area where the life and traditions of medieval monastic communities are still being felt. A lovely setting for yoga!
The medieval monasteries were important patrons of art throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and their wishes and religious ideas influenced the local arts in a striking way.
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.
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, but also in the historical centre’s of villages and cities, like silent witnesses of the social function of these religious centre’s.
Lovely to visit during the yoga holiday in Marche, 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.