Yoga Retreat with Bristol Maryott & Carrie Cooper

Yoga Retreat in Italy 2023

Join us from 29th April – 6th May 2023 on a week-long yoga retreat in Italy with Bristol Maryott and Carrie Cooper in Central Italy.

An enjoyable and relaxing Yoga Retreat in Italy, in the rolling hills of Le Marche


La Dolce Vita is not just about delicious food and gorgeous surroundings (although we’ll have those on this retreat!), it’s also about looking inwards and creating meaning in your life.
We’ll also be enjoying our special surroundings and taking advantage of all of Italy’s gifts. We’ll be in the beautiful grounds of Hotel Leone, taking in the gorgeous views from their terraces, swimming in the pool and enjoying the impeccable service of this boutique hotel. The charming and picturesque restaurant offers mouthwatering food featuring local produce. We will also have the opportunity to visit a local vineyard and olive oil producer or take cooking classes.


Course Details


Join Bristol and Carrie on a week of inspiring yoga in breathtaking surroundings that will help you quiet your mind and connect to your Self. Our morning extended asana practice will be comprised of either an Ashtanga, Jivamukti or Flow Practice. This will be a chance to get your questions answered and dive deeply into your practice. The afternoon practice will consist of more meditative offerings, including Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Yoga philosophy discussions and guided meditations.


Included in the price of our Yoga Retreat in Italy 2023 is:


  • All yoga tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in air-conditioned, en-suite rooms in a luxurious palazzo with commanding views across the rolling hills of the Le Marche countryside to the coast – see our rooms here
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 5 days yoga tuition 
  • Guided orientation walking tour of the medieval hill-top town of Montelparo on day of arrival 
  • One day “Taste of Le Marche” excursion visiting artisanal cheese, olive oil and wine producers with tours and tastings
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio


Prices start from €2149 per person for the Yoga Retreat in Italy, based on two people sharing a room.  To find out more about the different room types, pricing, how to get here and more fill out the form at the bottom of the page or to check availability email


Note:  if the arrival date is more than 12 months away you can book your place and choose your room without paying the deposit.  The deposit will become due 12 months from the arrival date


Bring a Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.




About Bristol & Carrie

Bristol Maryott is an Advanced-Certified Kiyamukti, KPJAY Level 1 Authorised and pre-natal yoga instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching yoga.  Bristol’s practice and teaching is informed by the light and grace of her dear teachers.  She is grateful for the tutelage of Kiyamukti founders. Sharon Gannon and David Life, as well as senior Jiyamukti teachers Lady Ruth & Yogeswari.


Bristol also travels to India regularly where she loves to practice with Saraswathis Jois in Mysore.  She also has completed and Ashtanga second series intensive with Manju Jois.


Bristol holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, UK and graduated from Yale with a BA in English.  She has worked at Sotheby’s in London and he Museum of Fine Arts in  Boston.  Bristol believes that art and yoga are complimentary disciplines exploring consciousness.  Bristol owns Jala Studio: Yoga & Art in Providence, RI, a space where yoga practitioners can both inspire and be inspired by art.


Carrie Cooper has enthusiastically embraced Ashtanga Yoga for the past 19 years.  Carrie is known for her softer approach to Ashtanga, believing that both Intermediate and Primary series should be customised according to the individual student to maximise their benefit.  She works with various modifications and teaches that Ashtanga yoga can be a life-long practice.



She has done primary series teacher training with David Swenson and Manju Jois, Pattabhi Jois’ son.  Carrie is grateful to Kim Neitch, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, Nancy Gilgoff, Tim Miller, Lino Miele, Scot Hendricks and Bobbi Misiti for all their workshops and shared technique and expertise.


Carrie is from Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto.  She became American in 2001.  She loves living on Cape Cod, where she is fortunate to have many close friends.


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