Vipassana retreat at Mandali Lago D'Orta, Italy - May 2024

500.00  - 3,147.00 

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Vipassana retreat: 8 days (7 nights)
Dates: May 26 - June 2, 2024
: Dharma teacher Dr. Christiane Wolf, Yoga teacher Viveka Blom Nygren
: Full board with vegetarian diet
Location: Mandali Lago D'Orta, Milan
Price: From 1321 - 3147 euros (depending on room choice)
Schedule: See here (Please note that there may be minor changes)

Accommodation options:

- Shared room for 4 people with lake/garden view: €1321 per person
- Hermitage for 4 people with garden view: 1756 euros per person
- Twin room for 2 people with garden view: 1841 euros per person
- Twin Room for 2 people with lake view: 2020 euros per person
- Single Room with Garden View - 2 rooms left: €2393 per person
- Single room with lake view: 2626 euros per person
- Premium Twin Room for 2 persons with sea view - 1 room left: 2222 euros per person
- Premium Single Room with lake view - 1 room left: 3147 euros per person


Upon registration, you pay the registration fee. Final payment by April 10, 2024. You will have a drop-down menu to choose between the payment options: REGISTRATION FEE or FINAL PAYMENT. When booking, select your preferred room and communicate your choice to retreat@atmajyoti.se.

Additional Information

Registration Fee, Garden 4 persons (shared), Hermitage garden 4 persons (shared), Lake 4 persons (shared), Premium single lake, Premium twin lake 2 persons, Room Upgrade, Single garden, Single lake, Twin garden 2 persons, Twin lake 2 persons.

Vipassana retreat with Dr. Christiane Wolf and Viveka Blom Nygren

"Now is the only time you have to be WHOLE" 

From the poem "Awakening" by Donna Faulds


Join us for this in-person retreat in the beautiful setting of Mandali Retreat Center in Northern Italy, sitting high on a hilltop with sweeping views of Lake Orta and the Swiss alps. We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice surrounded by nature. During this weeklong silent retreat, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom.


Together we will explore supports for presence: letting go of distraction, the conscious cultivation of simplicity and contentment, and a renewed sense of connection to our own body, to our heart and mind in community. By bringing conscious attention to our moment-to-moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience in the midst of change and grow in awareness, love and wisdom. For this particular retreat, we will also develop Brahma Viharas, the four qualities of an awakened heart: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Peace of Mind/Justice. The Vipassana retreat includes guided meditation on each Brahma Vihara with questions and answers each day, sitting and walking meditation, rest, instruction in mindful eating, Dharma lectures, and small group sharing with Christiane.


For this particular retreat, we will also be developing the Brahma Viharas, the four qualities of an awakened heart: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. The structure of this Vipassana retreat includes guided meditation on each Brahma Vihara with Q&A each day, time for silent sitting and walking meditation periods, rest, mindful eating instruction, Dharma talks, and small group practice discussion meetings with the Dharma teacher Dr Christiane Wolf.

About Christine Wolf

Christiane Wolf is a medical doctor, internationally renowned mindfulness and Insight (Vipassana) meditation teacher. She trained as a gynecologist in Berlin, Germany, and also holds a doctorate in psychosomatic medicine.


She is passionate about translating ancient wisdom teachings into accessible and applicable language for modern times. She strives to live from the heart, informed by the brain, and inspires her students to explore the same. She is the author of "Outsmart Your Pain - Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind" and co-author of the classic training manual for mindfulness teachers "A Clinician's Guide To Teaching Mindfulness". Christiane is the lead consultant and teacher trainer for the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) National Mindfulness Facilitator Training Program and a senior faculty member at InsightLA.


She is the proud parent of three amazing children and can usually be found exploring the mountains around Los Angeles. For more information, please visit: christianewolf.com

Christiane Wolf

About Viveka Blom Nygren

Viveka Blom Nygren founded Atmajyoti Yoga in 2002, and ran a yoga studio until June 2023. Today, she continues to teach Yoga Teacher Trainings, workshops, private classes and does retreats. She started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1998. Viveka is certified by Yoga Alliance and continues to train continuously in yoga and meditation. Viveka teaches MediYoga, Hathayoga, Pranayama and Meditation and she also does corporate assignments and retreats. She teaches on our yoga trips.

Viveka is a certified Pranayama teacher after a 3-year Pranayama training at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala India, where Sudhir Tiwari and Sri O.P Tiwari were her teachers. Viveka is also a MediYoga therapist after 2 years of studies at the MediYoga Institute. Furthermore, Viveka is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher after a 2-year training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, a training in collaboration with and developed by The Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.

MediYoga therapy

About Mandali

Mandali is a boutique retreat center at the foot of the Italian Alps. They aim to be a point of light for anyone seeking mental, physical and spiritual well-being. At the heart of Mandali is a warm team, expansive lake views and Mother Nature's warm embrace. An experience at Mandali's sacred mountain becomes special with their delicious vegetarian meals, a sustainably created ecosystem and quality cozy rooms designed for deep rest. Mandali was architecturally inspired by the typical Italian medieval towns that surround it. Most of the construction was completed by reusing a large amount of locally recycled materials.


Mandali serves colorful, delicious and local vegetarian food (some grown in their own garden) that is carefully prepared daily for healthy and balanced nutrition during guests' stay. Three meals a day are served and filtered water, herbal teas and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.



The mediation/yoga rooms at Mandali are equipped with sound systems, various lighting options, state-of-the-art ventilation and temperature control. The temple, dome, diamond room and outdoor terrace are multifunctional spaces dedicated to guests' practice.


Bodycare center

Mandali's bodycare center is a peaceful space designed for relaxation and includes a sauna, steam room, swimming pool and the guests' favorite... a jacuzzi with epic views! 

Practical information

You can pay for our yoga retreats up to 12 months interest-free through our partnership with Humanfinans.

Feel free to carbon offset your flight. You can calculate your carbon offset and choose an environmental project to support through Zeromission.


Prices are based on sharing a double room, Yoga, accommodation and food are included in our price.


We provide Travel Guarantee to the Kammarkollegiet according to the Travel Guarantee Act. Furthermore, we follow the Swedish Consumer Agency's guidelines for package tours regarding booking and cancellation - here you can read.

Feel free to carbon offset your flight. You can calculate your carbon offset and choose an environmental project to support through Zeromission.

Cancellation conditions for package travel:

According to the Package Travel Act, we as an organizer are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for the costs we incur due to your booking if you choose to cancel the trip. The registration fee is non-refundable.


Atmajyotis cancellation fee for package tours:

-30% of the entire trip price if cancelled no later than 90 days before departure

-60% of the full price of the trip if cancelled no later than 60 days before departure

-100% of the full price of the trip if cancelled less than 30 days before departure

Booking to Milan. From Milan there is a transfer to Mandali retreat center, the trip takes about 75 minutes: Price 3 persons in a car 140 euro, 8 persons in a car 180 euro. More information on how to get to Mandali can be found here.

You can check in at Mandali from 14:00. We start with a common meal upon arrival at 17:00. On the day of arrival, we present the schedule for the retreat. We enter Noble silence when we meet in the evening in the meditation hall. The course ends with breakfast on the same day as the course ends and we are finished around 11:00. Check-out from the rooms 10:00.

Here you will find the schedule for our days. Please note that there may be minor changes. See the schedule

More Yoga Retreats

Every year we organize Atmajyoti yoga trips to different places.

In 2024, we are doing several Vipassana (completely silent) and yoga retreats.

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