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NEW LIGHT ON YOGA RETREAT WITH DANIEL SIMPSON AND MICHELA MONTALBETTI
3-7 JULY 2024

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NEW LIGHT
ON YOGA
RETREAT

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STUDY
PRACTICE
INTEGRATE

Now the light which shines above this heaven, above all, above everything, in the highest worlds beyond which there are no higher, verily, that is the same as this light which is here within the person.”

— Chandogya Upanishad 3.13.7 (trans. Radhakrishnan)

Join Daniel Simpson and Michela Montalbetti in the southern Swiss Alps for a summer immersion in practice and study.

Drawing on a range of transformative teachings – including those described in Daniel’s book, The Truth of Yoga – we’ll explore how to integrate traditional wisdom with modern priorities.


Together, we’ll inquire into yoga philosophy in practical ways that relate it directly to everyday life. We’ll also consider how yoga evolved, and what makes it authentic when so much keeps changing.

Above all, we’ll identify themes that connect today’s methods with earlier approaches, and embody them in practice that goes beyond postures – including seated meditation and pranayama.

This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge with two experienced teachers and a diverse community. Come and get inspired in a beautiful setting and go home recharged!

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SCHEDULE

Arrival Day (Wednesday)
From 3 pm Check-in
5 pm Opening circle - Orientation with Daniel and Michela

7 pm Dinner
8 pm Evening meditation / reflection / journaling

Thursday to Saturday

7.30-9.30 am Meditation, Pranayama and Asana with Michela

9.30 am Brunch

10.15-11.45 am New Light on Yoga – Inspiration and Inquiry


Free time to explore nature


3-4.30 pm – Practical Philosophy – Finding Our Way

5-6.30 pm – Embodied Integration – Practice with Daniel

7 pm Dinner

8 pm – Evening meditation / reflection / journaling


Departure Day (Sunday)
7.30-9.00 am Meditation, Pranayama and Asana with Michela
9-10 Closing Thoughts – Finding Our Way
10 Brunch
by 11.30 Check-out

*subject to slight adaptations.

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ABOUT DANIEL SIMPSON

Daniel is the author of The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices.

He teaches courses on yoga history and philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on yoga teacher trainings and at truthofyoga.com

Daniel holds a master's degree in yoga studies (from SOAS at the University of London) and has been studying yoga in various forms since his first trip to India in the 1990s.

In a previous career, he was a foreign correspondent, working for Reuters and the New York Times. His approach draws on all of these experiences, presenting practical guidance in an engaging and humorous way.

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INVESTMENT
& WHAT IS INCLUDED

Per person
SINGLE ROOM 1350 chf
DOUBLE ROOM 1075 chf

TRIPLES UPON REQUEST

The retreat price includes
- 4 nights accommodation in chosen category
- 4 brunches & 4 dinners (vegetarian, local, seasonal & organic, vegan options available)
- All classes with Daniel and Michela
- All day snacks (hand-fruit, nuts and dates)
- All beverages (water, coffee and herbal tea)
- WiFi in all shared spaces
- All yoga props

Extras (not included)
- Travels
- Travel insurance

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ABOUT OUR VENUE CASA CORVO

Casa Corvo is a stunning eighteenth-century building that used to be a small convent. Later it became the village mayors house and since 2017, after a careful and respectful renovation, is a boutique retreat and yoga center.

There are two adjacent buildings offering occupancy for 13 guests and an extra building just minutes away offering space for 4-5 more guests. The venue includes a spacious dining room and communal spaces, a professional kitchen, yoga shala, finnish sauna, dreamlike courtyard and lush gardens.

Novaggio is a small village nestled in the gentle pre-alpine hills of southern Switzerland, just across the Italian boarder at 650 meters above sea level. Casa Corvo offers enchanting views of the valley and many possible walks in the woods, by the rivers or in the mountains.

The house offers calm and tranquility and has been nurturing yoga practitioners at all levels since 2017. Michela and her husband Mike, who is a professional chef and group caterer, live on the estate year-round.

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HOW TO GET TO CASA CORVO

By public transportation (train and bus)
Stop "Novaggio Posta"
From Milan to Lugano. Then use sbb.ch to find connection from Lugano to Novaggio Posta.
From Zurich to Novaggio Posta use sbb.ch to find connection.

By plane
Milano Malpensa MXP or Zurich ZRH  airport
Then follow public transportation instructions. From Milano Malpensa there's a direct train to Lugano.

By car

See google map.

FIND MORE INFO ON WHERE TO FIND US HERE

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STUDY - PRACTICE - INTEGRATE

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STUDY

Join Daniel Simpson and Michela Montalbetti in the southern Swiss Alps for a summer immersion in practice and study. Drawing on a range of transformative teachings – including those described in Daniel’s book, The Truth of Yoga – we’ll explore how to integrate traditional wisdom with modern priorities.  Together, we’ll inquire into yoga philosophy in practical ways that relate it directly to everyday life. We’ll also consider how yoga evolved, and what makes it authentic when so much keeps changing.

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PRACTICE

We will practice Pranayama, Meditation and Asana every morning with Michela (2 hours complete practice) and meet for practice again for 90 min. with Daniel in the end afternoon to embody the studies and teachings of the day.


The goeal of this retreat is to offer tools to integrate knowledge and tools to your personal practice.

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INTEGRATE

Above all, we’ll identify themes that connect today’s methods with earlier approaches, and embody them in practice that goes beyond postures – including seated meditation and pranayama. This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge with two experienced teachers and a diverse community. Come and get inspired in a beautiful setting and go home recharged!

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