The Yoga Sadhana Of The Sanskrit Tradition

May 12-20, 2024
La Quercia Calante, Orvieto, Italy
An Embodied Integration of Mantra, Sanskrit, & Iyengar Yoga Practice Scripture Teachings & Guided Mantra Sadhana With Gitte Bechsgaard Ph.D. Guided Iyengar Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana With Sheila Haswell CIYT

Food, Dining, & Dietary Requests


Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are provided by the retreat center each and every day and are fully included within the retreat fees. 


The meals are delicious, locally sourced, organic, and homemade with both vegetarian and vegan options available to you. 


As you relax outside by the pool or on the outdoor yoga deck, you’ll often see the ladies in the kitchen coming in and out as they take a variety of herbs, spices, and vegetables straight from the garden in preparation for the day’s various meals. 


If you have any additional dietary requirements you can contact the retreat center and the cooks are usually happy to help accommodate your needs. 



Getting To The La Quercia Calante Retreat Center


We recommend you fly into one of the two airports in Rome: Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) or Ciampino (Usually Ryanair and Easyjet flights land here). 


From either airport, you will need to find your way to Rome’s Termini Train Station. 


From LDV Airport, the train station is right inside the airport, so follow the signs to the Stazione on the upper level. Buy a train ticket to Termini (30-40 minutes) which costs about 15 Euro.


From Ciampino Airport, take the airport bus to the Termini Train Station in the centre of Rome. From there, buy a ticket to Orvieto (40-45 minutes). 


At the Orvieto Train Station, you can either take a bus or a taxi to La Quercia Calante located at Contrada della Torraccia, 3/9, Castel Giorgio.


You’ll receive even more specific guidance in the weeks and months after you complete your enrollment.




Room Options & Enrollment 



Vidya Institute’s 2024 Retreat Enrollment fee is 200USD for each full day of teachings. This does not include the retreat center’s accommodation fee and there will also be an extra morning of teachings during our final morning together on the day of checkout. 


Retreat Center’s Fee Depends On Your Chosen Room Type: 


Option #1: Single Private Room – 160USD Per Night (SINGLE ROOMS SOLD OUT)


Option #2: 2 Person, 2 Bed Shared Room – 120USD Per Night (2 Spaces Remaining)


Check In Time: May 12th at 2pm

Check Out Time: May 20th at 10am


Please note there is a $200.00USD Early Bird Discount you can use during your registration by entering the code ‘EARLYBIRD’ at checkout. 


The two hundred dollar early bird coupon ‘EARLYBIRD’ will expire on December 14th, 2023.


Enroll Today & Select Your Chosen Room Type On The Checkout Page Here <<


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