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Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 93379
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: August 18, 2019

Help me creating an Ecofriendly Yoga Retreat Centre in Northern Italy, 30 mins from the coast!

My place is in a quiet valley 50 mins drive from Genova and 30 mins from Chiavari, a very popular and lovely beach location in northern Italy. The house was built by my grandfatherís grandfather for my grandmotherís grandmother, before my grandparents were born. Itís been my family country house forever and you can feel the love and the history in every corner here. We have a big house with plenty of old furnitures and ornaments and some smaller properties attached. All around, thereís a large garden with fruit trees. We wake up with birds songs, walk through the day with cicadas singings and go to bed with fireflies.

Iíve been traveling and volunteering in many places of the world and I recently came back after an extensive Yoga Teaching Training with this exciting project, which Iíd like to share with like-minded people. I live here in a small community with my father and family. We are easygoing, friendly and quiet, we love to share a good laugh and to make good connections. Please note this is not a party place, we like to enjoy the daylight and be in bed during moonlight. I practice yoga asanas every morning (mom-fri) and sometimes meditation in the evening, you are more that welcome to join me.

We are in nature but not completely isolated. Thereís a bus stop nearby and the beach is only 30 mins away, plus many other nice places to visit around, including Cinque Terre, my favourite, Sestri Levante and Portofino. If you like hiking, there are also a lot of good hikes in the nearby.

Soon I want to start a b&b that will help me financing the project. Three rooms are almost set up to host clients and I have a small yoga studio (waiting for a bigger one that will come in the future) where I conduct classes. My project is to make this house a peace heaven where I will organise classic Raja Yoga retreats, as well as Yoga Therapy retreats and workshops. And I want to be as self sufficient as possible, growing most of my food in-house. But for doing this, I need help.

I am starting from scratch. First of all we will clean the garden, make it nice planting flowers and more plants, and we will create a kitchen garden with veggies and herbs. So if you have gardening skills or if you like to get dirty, we can make a difference. Really needed is someone with experience in permaculture and organic gardening, so if itís you, please contact me and write it at the beginning of the message.
We also need to move some big stones and some furnitures, so if youíre strong and good with lifting, we can really create something awesome!
I have place to host up to 6 people and I will provide accommodation and for 3 hours work a day.

Iíd love to hear from you! Let me know something about yourself, your travels, your skills, when you would like to come and how long youíd like to stay and we will sort something out.


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