MOUNTAINBREATH

EXPERIENCE JOURNEY, Dolomites, Italy

2021, September 11 – 17 

Make sure you book before 4th september,

(Duo to mountainhut reservations)

I WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS BOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOURISHING MOUNTAINS 

This is the perfect journey for you when you love to combine hiking in the mountains with a conscious yogic lifestyle.

This hiking trek brings you a perfect balance between being active and relax in nature.

While walking you can take the space to experience yourself and your body enjoying the mountains. In the same time the small group of travel compagnons gives you the opportunity to have connecting conversations with likeminded people.

THE MAGIC OF THIS JOURNEY

It is a week of space and time for beautiful opposites; being active and relax in nature, the warmth of the sun and the cold of a dive in a mountain, ascending and descending mountains, nourishing silence and pleasant conversations.

 

This journey soothes you perfectly when you want to embrace yourself in nature. You can choose to enjoy moments hiking in your own (s)pace. Or have lovely conversations while hiking through lovely meadows and mountainflanks with other journey companions.

YUILDS OF THE JOURNEY

  • Feel physical and mental strengthened
  • Connect with nature within & without
  • Amplify love for yourself & others

 

 

THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING AND I MUST GO 

John Muir

Feel the call? Make sure you book in time

6 -13 august | Last day to book August 1st

20 -27 august | Last day to book August 15th

” The MOUNTAINBREATH JOURNEY  felt like heaven, literlly and figuratively!

Just being (active) in the Italian mountains, fresh air, enjoying amazing views, meeting local people on the track and in the mountain huts (no fuss with heaps of tourists), eating good local italian food, all in combination with practicing yoga and meditation/breathing sessions was my ideal holiday experience.

Caloe was nice company and a good guide. She really takes care of you and makes sure everything is according to your wishes. I was Happy! – Dirtha, 2019

When you are a worshipper of silence from time to time,
you will feel nourished by the silence in this beautiful mountain area.

JOURNEY IMPRESSION

After a preparation afternoon in the stunning old town of Bergamo. We travel to a mountain village as from the movies. When we step out of the bus we see a beautiful little church. An old Italian lady and a dog are walking on the street. When we look up we see the stunning mountains in the background. We tie our laces, put our backpacks on our back and walk out of the village replacing the habited world for the quiet mountains.

Our path goes through a fairytale forest slowly elevating to mountain meadows full of flowers. We climb higher and higher. Sometimes reaching a mountain pass above the tree line followed by descending along mountain lakes.

Near the end of the week, we climb a mountaintop where (if we are lucky with the weather) we can look over Italy until the sea.

Every morning, we will do an easy short yoga sequence to wake up. After an Italian breakfast, we start our hike. On the way, we will take enough breaks to enjoy the surroundings, do a little meditation or take a refreshing dive in a little mountain lake.

At the end of the afternoon, we will arrive at the mountain hut. Here you can relax on your own; enjoy the view, read a book, or chat (with the Italians). Together (with the Italians) we dine in the messroom. After that we connect with the mountainhut silence, finding our beds not to late. Early rise, early shine to continue our trip fresh in the morning.

FLOW OF THE DAY

  • Wake up the mind & body with a short yoga sequence
  • Breakfast
  • Hiking
  • Lunch, breath session & relaxing on the way
  • Afternoon arrive at mountain hut; free time
  • Dinner
  • Short evening meditation

PRACTICAL DETAILS

WHAT PHYSICAL CONDITION IS NEEDED?

To join this journey a good basic condition is needed. We take time for the hiking and take enough rest on the way. We will be in physical motion, but will not be in a hurry. You will need to carry a backpack between 10-12 kg. When you have doubts if your physical condition is sufficient enough, just contact me. So we can determine if this journey is a good fit for you.

HOW BIG IS THE GROUP?

The group of hiking compagnons on this journey will never be bigger than 7 wonderful people . As seven is the perfect number for a heartfelt group coherence. Aswell, safety is important in the mountains, with this groupsize I can facilitate a safe journey.

The journey will go through with a minimum of 3 people.

CAN I TAKE MY OWN SPACE DURING THIS JOURNEY?
The journey is a perfect combination of the possibility to socialize as well the opportunity to connect with yourself in the stunning mountain environment.
WHAT IS THE YOGA SESSION LIKE?
The sessions are a short, sweat and easy sequence of 20 minutes, to stretch, wake and warm up the body. Connecting with the breath and yourself in that very moment. I always adjust the session to where the group is in their body and mind.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

When you book you will recieve a supporting packinglist to be able to prepare yourself for this journey. The items are devided in essential & optional. Bare in mind you need some things you might never have used before. Therefor it is recommandable to book the retreat when you feel ready to prepare yourself.

A good preparation will bring you ease and comfort on the journey 🙂

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED ?

Hikingshoes are the most essential items from your equipment. Your hiking shoes needs to be high, with soles with a good profile. Make sure your shoes are worn-in.

WHAT IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED ?
A well fitting backpack, with a good waistband & good shoulderbands are neccesary.
CAN I LEAVE SOME LUGGAGE BEHIND?
All lugage which is not nessecary to take into the mountains can stay safely in the B&B where we spend our first night in Bergamo. After the journey we pick up the luggage you left behind.
WHAT IS A MOUNTAINHUT LIKE?
Mountainhuts have their subculture, a sort of special mountain hospitality. A mountainhut provides a safe accommodation for the night. Don’t expect a hotel, but more a familiar atmosphere where you are been taken care of with a bed and good nourishing mountain food. In the area we hike the mountainhuts are run by very kind Italians.

The common thing in the mountainhuts is that everybody dines together on the same time. In the huts we stay they serve, at least three courses. They courses are offered to the guests in the same moment. This brings a very cosy atmosphere in the dining room. Feeling connected with all people who hiked up the mountains to reach the hut.

Breakfast is served at a certain time, where we as a group eat together.

ARE DRINKS INCLUDED?
During the hikes, we will have breaks where I pop out my burner to make tea, coffee or soup.

During breakfast you will be served either a tea or coffee with some toast. This is a very basic Italian breakfast 😉 Therefor I introduce a second breakfast after one or two hours of hiking along the way.

At diner water is included. When you drink something else it is on your own account.

Once and a while I will offer you to share a carafe of wine together, when people feel like it during diner 🙂

COVID AWARENESS
Whenever people come on my journey I ask them, just what we would expect from one another in daily life: When you have symptoms don’t join the journey. I hope every person is mature enough to behave from common sense to maintain themselves and others in a healthy space.

Disclaimer: Unfortunatly I as a guide cannot control the virus. Therefor I cannot carry any responsibilities when people get infected. However I will do my best to make the journey resonably safe.

Each mountainhut has it’s own rules and regulations according Covid. Their hospitality is amazing. The take the necessary precautions, but are not in stressfull about it (as I experienced this July)

The new man will find his religion in nature – not in dead stone statues, but in living dancing trees in the wind. He will find his religion surfing on the sea, climbing on the virgin mountain. He will find his prayer with the snow the moon, with the stars. He will be in dialogue with existence as it is. He will not live with abstract ideas. He will live with realities. His commitment he will come to know super-nature. God is hidden here in this earth, in this very body: this very body the Buddha, tis very earth the paradise.

OSHO