Italy 2018



September 29th-October 6th, 2018
with Melissa Spamer & Sara Easterson-Bond
InSabina Yoga Retreat Center
Sabine Hills, Italy

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Daily Practice & Accommodations:

Enjoy 7 nights and 8 days at one of the most sought after Yoga Retreat centers in all of Italy. Each day you will have a 2 hour active Yoga class in the morning, and a two hour Yin/Restorative class in the afternoon. In between classes there are a myriad of walking trails and small villages to explore. You can also relax on the spacious grounds of InSabina retreat center, lounge by the pool (weather permitting), or receive an in house massage.

Your lodging is double occupancy in the quaint eight room InSabina villa. Each room is stylishly decorated by color theme. The villa is quiet, with rolling hills and forrest surrounding the retreat center. The group size is approximately 16 people, and have exclusive use of the villa and grounds. The rooms have shared and ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are assigned by order of enrollment, and at the discretion of the facilitators. Couples are most often assigned rooms with private baths when available.

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Retreat Package Cost: Total price for the retreat is $2400 per person. 

A non-refundable $350 deposit is needed to hold your space in the retreat. The balance of $2050 is due July 1st, 2018. Payment plans can be made available between now and July 1st.

Your Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days lodging at InSabina in a double room (room cleaning mid-week)
  • All Meals – Including a final dinner out at a lovely, local restaurant
  • 2 Daily Yoga Classes with Sara and Melissa. They will be alternating class times each day, morning and afternoon.
  • All Yoga Props in the beautiful Yoga Studios – indoor studio and outdoor platform
  • Airport Transfer on arrival day and departure day
  • 2 Day Trips - One to Orvieto and One to Roma (lunch is on your own)

*Please note as of now there is no wifi service at InSabina. There is wifi in the closest village 3km away. You may wish to get an international phone plan, or buy a SIM card upon arrival in Italy to access the internet by your smartphone.

Not Included in Your Retreat:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to Rome
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Laundry
  • Massage



    Teachers Leading the Retreat:


    Melissa Spamer

    Melissa Spamer, M.A. ERYT 500, L.M.T., C. Ay. began formally practicing Yoga in 1993. She has completed more then six Yoga teacher trainings and has twenty years of teaching experience, leading classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her love of Yoga led her to also become an Ayurvedic practitioner, spending more than two years of clinical training at the Ayurvedic Institute. Her approach to Yoga integrates her in-depth studies with such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and training at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Her classes are inspired by the natural rhythms of the breath and fluid alignment. She will often infuse music and poetry into her classes as well as teachings on energetic anatomy and Yoga philosophy - to help guide each student on a journey into the art of living Yoga. She is also a licensed counselor in the state of New Mexico and continues to study Yogic and body-centered approaches to healing. She maintains a private Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and counseling practice in Santa Fe.


    Sara Easterson-Bond

    Sara began studying yoga at Yoga Source-Santa Fe in 2005 and was hooked after one class. Now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Intermediate Jr. I level, Sara’s teaching focuses on bringing stability, balance, strength, grace and humor to the practice of yoga, both on and off the mat. In addition to her Yoga Source mentors, Sara has studied extensively with Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden; completing Patricia’s 2-year Teacher Training program in 2015. Sara has also studied with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India.


    Travel to and from InSabina:

    Once you book your flight please forward your travel information to:

    Airport Pick-up:

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    A minibus will be arranged to pick the group up at 3:30pm (15:30) on Saturday, September 29th at the airport (Fumicino or Ciampino). We may arrange one bus from one airport or if there are enough people at each airport we will arrange 2 minibuses – one at each airport. 

    Even if you arrive to Italy hours or days early, you will need to either wait at the airport or make your way back to the airport by 3:30pm on Saturday, the 29th.

    The closest train station is Stimigliano. If you would rather come by train, you will need to let us know far in advance so we can arrange taxi service from the train station. Although, your arrival time according to the train schedule puts you arriving to InSabina after the first Yoga Class, later in the evening.

    Airport Drop-Off:

    The shuttle bus will depart InSabina on Saturday, October 6th at 10am. The bus will take you to either of the two airports in Rome. If you are booking your flight out the same day, please make sure it is later in the evening, as the airport is approximately 90 minutes from InSabina.

    Please write to with any further questions.