GABRYOGA offyoga holidays in the Appenine Mountains in Italy where the sculptor Cornelis and his wife Gabriela share their old stone mansion in the forest.
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Gabriela Morini Rijken
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (School of Santhi)
Gabriela is a yoga teacher and a freelance communication consultant. She is giving weekly classes in Casola Valsenio, Faenza and Imola based on Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga. She is a certified Yoga Teacher RYT200. Her master is Swami Santhiprasad (School of Santhi, India). She also attended the Yoga Teachers Training of Françoise Berlette (EFOA) on Asana and Kundalini. Her studies include works of BKS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar, Yogananda, Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, J. Krishnamurti, Satyananda Saraswati and their commentaries on classical Yoga texts.
from Malta, October 2018
"Excellent experience with Gabryoga"
The location of the house where we have stayed was stunning. Remote area, unspoiled nature, forest and greenery made the experience unforgettable. The outdoor yoga platform was with the overview of the valley and mountains, surrounded with trees and plants, which was just great surrounding for our practice.
Gabriela is a truly dedicated teacher, who took her time to explain theory and roots of yoga, the program was designed to familiarise us with the of concept of Chakras, which I've found particularly valuable.
I have felt very welcome to participate in the life of Gabriela and Cornelis, who have made us part of their unique family :)
from Finland, August 2017
"Excellent yoga holiday"
The week was a very pleasant combination of yoga and other activities (sightseeing, hiking. pasta workshop). Yoga classes suited well my intermediate skill level, and the chakra theme was interesting. It was great to have Gabriela as a local, competent guide, taking us around, sharing information and answering questions.
I found small group size very cosy, and I enjoyed the peaceful surroundings of the beautiful house; walking in the nature, reading and sunbathing in the garden. Served vegetarian food was tasty.
Yoga, nature and cultural experiences made this holiday excellent, I sincerely recommend!
from Norway, June 2017
Gabriela and Cornelis are such lovely hosts, and had planned the perfect week. Lots of nice yoga in the garden, surrounded by the sounds of birds and crickets. One of the evening classes was on top of a mountain, with a fantastic view of the hills around.
They also served amazing Italian food, and the pasta class with Gabrielas mother was great.
We went sightseeing to some very nice places nearby, and Gabriela was a great guide.
Gabriela had put together a perfectly planned program, but was really easygoing and open for changing it according to our needs and requests.
The house is wonderful, situated in the forest with a nice garden full of Cornelis's art.
All in all, for me this was the perfect holiday, with a nice mix of yoga and activities.
from United States, July 2018
L’accueil, la disponibilité et l’amabilité des propriétaires, le lieu, le niveau des cours!
from Belgium, July 2018
Wat ik heel leuk vond was dat ik me deel van de familie voelde, het was echt een gevoel van thuiskomen bij deze mensen. Dat kwam mede door hun warmte, maar ook door de gezelligheid van de kleine groep die we vormden. Daarnaast bestond het programma van de week uit een mooie afwisseling tussen inspanning en ontspanning, met ruimte voor de voorkeuren en wensen van de deelnemers. Als eerste ervaring met een yoga retreat, had ik me geen betere plek en mensen kunnen voorstellen!
from Germany, August 2017
Gabriela und Cornelius are very friendly and helpful people; they really open their house for us and we felt like home. The stonehouse is very well designed and we had such a big room with much space. Every room lokes very special. We really loved the silentness of the location and the possibility to go for a walk. In nearby small villages you can see real italian life - go to the old bar in the tiny village next to Porcaticcio. We liked the Yoga lessons outside on the platform and the amazing special yoga-sunset-class on the hill with incredible views! The food was very good; Valentina - the cook - tries to suit all needs like glutensensitiveness and so on....we also had a pasta Workshop with Gabrys mother! I can recommend the place if you would like to have a few days relaxing and/or when you interested in art (Cornelius offers small workshops as well) and if you want to be in company with very open and friendly people.