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An introductory course to learn how to face everyone’s life stress-free days


Six steps of Mindfulness in six days
with Lorenza Guidotti and Patrizia Vaccaro

24 -31 July, 2021

Description of the retreat

Mindfulness or awareness means paying attention at the present moment. It can also be described as a way to cultivate
a full presence in the experience of the moment, to the here and now.

It is a skill that we all have, but that we have generally exercised very little in life. In fact, we spend most of our time acting as “automatically”, prey to our thoughts: we worry about what may happen to us in the future or we get lost in remorse and ruminations on what happened in the past. And we are never in the present. If then we are experiencing a stressful situation, be it a disease, chronic pain, discomfort at work or a family problem, the situation worsens. And to the stress itself we add the load of constant negative thoughts that torment us. Mindfulness proves useful precisely in these situations. Not because it heals us, eliminates pain or magically solves every problem, but because it changes our approach and our way of being with that pain, with that difficulty or with that specific stress. Through the “practice” of Mindfulness we can get to increase our resilience to stress.

Through this path you will learn to observe the sensations of the body, thoughts, emotions by letting the experiences flow freely from moment to moment and accepting them as they are. This allows you to discover a new way of being in relationship with stressful situations, no longer reactive and automatic, but free from conditioning, more peaceful and aware.




Saturday 24 July
21:00 to 21:30
presentation and directions

From Sunday 25 July to Friday 30 July
8.00-9.30 meditation practices
17.00-19.00 meditation practices

Saturday July 31
8.00-9.00 meditation and final greetings

Each day will revolve around a specific theme in which the practices
of awareness will alternate with theoretical and sharing moments.

Sunday 25 July
Discovering the senses

Monday 26 July
Stay in space

Tuesday 27 July
The stress

Wednesday 28 July
Answer don’t react

Thursday 29 July

Friday 30st July
Summing up: the power of silence

Saturday 31st July
Morning meditation and greetings

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The YIS retreat centre is located in Zollino, in the heart of the Salento. Twenty minutes from both coasts and from cultural centres such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.

Our yoga retreats are also an opportunity to get together, share good moments, pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of the Salento in a peaceful environment. Give yourself an energetic recharge through vegan and vegetarian organic food, eco-sustainable tourism and relaxation in our spaces.

Our staff are at your disposal for the entire duration of the retreat to advise you about the must–see places in the Salento, organise excursions, guided tours, gastronomic tours, transfers, rentals and anything else to make your stay enjoyable.

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The Location

Our retreats take place at Agricola Samadhi, a unique organic farmhouse because it proposes something more than just recreation.

In this charming oasis, the lifestyle revolves around well being: you can combine your stay with a SPA, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, and a wide range of massages and more.

You can regain your well being through a variety of top–level yoga classes. There is also a SPA Healing Centre and the HQ of YIS, Yoga In Salento, a European leader in yoga retreats, for years a favourite destination of the best internationally renowned teachers in the world.

An energy recharge and psycho–physical well being will be the most precious gifts of your stay that you’ll take home with you, together with the new friendships you’ve made during the retreat.


7 nights

6 brunches

7 vegetarian dinners

1 breakfast

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

Professional journalist, he works at the weekly Starbene (Mondadori publisher) dealing with wellness, psychology, nutrition and eco-sustainability.

For years she has been practicing Mindfulness regularly and is an instructor of Mindfulness based protocols (Mindfulness Professional Training at AIM, the Italian Mindfulness Association).

Info: +39 335 7745814
Facebook: Mindfulness Milan
Instagram: mindfulnessmilano

Psychotherapist psychologist, she works as a freelancer in Milan and Pavia.

For years she has been practicing Mindfulness regularly and is an instructor of Mindfulness based protocols
(Mindfulness Professional Training at AIM, the Italian Mindfulness Association).

Info: +39 339 3721226
Facebook: Mindfulness Milan
Instagram: mindfulnessmilano

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