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southern italy

sep 28 - oct 42019 · la rosa dei 4 venti

about the retreat

Return to sanity and beauty Retreat with Max Strom in Southern Italy
Immerse yourself in natural beauty, transformation, and community La Rosa dei 4 Venti / Apulia / Italy
Saturday to Friday / 6 nights

Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the inspiring and empowering teacher Max Strom in his special autumn well-being retreat, September 28 – October 4, 2019, in Southern Italy. The focus will be the end of stress, anxiety, and burnout, and the renewal of deep relaxation and vigor. These days together will consist of full practices of breath-initiated movement and Yoga, lectures, writing, all in the stunning Italian mountains landscape, where the air is pure and nature is powerful.

Apulia is only one hour from Bari and from Brindisi.

Note: This special retreat center can only hold 22 students. If you are interested in joining us, please register as soon as possible as this retreat will sell out quite quickly.

The essential elements of our week:
• Breathing patterns to dispel anxiety and burnout
• Inner Axis – Key Yoga postures, movements, and actions
• Emotional healing and wellness
• Dynamic Meditation
• Mindfulness tools
• Writing and discussion

The classes will be taught in English.

Max Strom was born with severe clubbed feet, and spent much of the first six years of his life with his feet confined in plaster casts and braces. Today, he is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of people from all walks of life, teaching breathing patterns and personal transformation worldwide. His method, Inner Axis, is a system of field-tested techniques that are known to produce immediate results, impacting the internal and emotional aspects of our life, as well as physical healing. Max has taught tens of thousands of students and trained several hundred teachers. Many know him for his two inspiring books: There is No APP for Happiness, addressing the challenge of finding meaning in the digital age, and A Life Worth Breathing, published in five languages and used as required reading in many yoga trainings. A dynamic speaker, Max has presented three TEDx events, and keynote addresses at global government conferences, corporate conferences, wellness conferences, and countless Yoga festivals. Most recently he presented at the prestigious World Government Summit in Dubai and the Inner Peace Conference in Amsterdam. His TEDx talk, Breathe to Heal, is approaching one million views on Youtube.

La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a treat for all the senses, a wonderful place of energy in Southern Italy, located between Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni. It belongs to the selected, Great Yoga Retreats of the World. The center, a typical farmhouse of the area, is located on a hill overlooking the Itria valley and the wonderful beaches are reachable in less than an hour. The center rests amidst many hectares olive trees and vineyards. Orange, lemon and almond trees blossom in competition and the blackberry bushes have grown up among the stone walls. La Rosa dei Venti 4 retreat center is uniquely focused on Yoga and meditation and is also known for its excellent cuisine – vegetarian, organic, macrobiotic and if possible, regionally grown.

We can accommodate only 22 participants in triple and double rooms at the retreat center. No single rooms available for this retreat. All rooms with private shower/toilet. The rooms are bright and tastefully decorated – with great attention to detail.

Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:30-12:00 Inner Axis, Movement and Breathing
1:00 Lunch & free time
4:00 -6:00 Inner Axis, Movement and Breathing
6:30-7:30 Dinner
8:45-9:15 Lecture, meditation, or free time

Special schedule on Thursday, Oct 3rd, 2019: On Thursday the class in the afternoon will take place earlier. This is the closing class of this retreat.

Included in the price
• Accommodation in triple or double room
• 3 vegetarian meals per day
• All classes & lectures
• Yoga mats, blankets and blocks
• Bed linen and towels

Not included in the price
• Flights/trains to Italy
• Transfers to/from the retreat center La Rosa dei 4 Venti
• Massage

Please bring your own Yoga mat if possible.

Costs per person
Euro 1190 for accommodation in a triple room with private bathroom/toilet
Euro 1390 for accommodation in a double room with private bathroom/toilet

You should aim to arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at La Rosa dei 4 Venti. We are unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly. There is a meet & greet at 7pm, followed by the dinner.

On the last day, Friday, October 4th, 2019 the departure time is 10 am. The last class takes place on Thursday afternoon, Oct 3r, 2019.

Flight / Train / Transfer
La Rosa 4 Venti is located close to Martina Franca, between the two airports Bari and Brindisi. Swiss, Alitalia, Air Dolomiti, EasyJet, Euro Wings, Ryan Air, Transavia and additional airlines fly to these two places from various Swiss / European cities. The transfer from the airport to the retreat center will take around 1 – 1 1/2 hour and costs around 50-70 Euros per person/per way, depending on how many people are sharing a taxi. We try to organize group transfers to keep these costs low. If you arrive/leave very early or very late and you need a taxi only for you, the costs of this transfer can be around 90 – 115 Euro per car/per way. If you choose to be picked up from the airport, we would like to have your arrival details on the application form.

From Milan there is a night train that goes to Bari. The transfer from the train station to the retreat center will take around 1 hour and costs around 50 Euros per person/per way, depending on how many people are sharing a taxi. We try to organize group transfers to keep these costs low. If you arrive/leave very early or very late and you need a taxi only for you, the costs of this transfer can be around 90 – 115 Euro per car/per way. If you choose to be picked up from the train station we would like to have your arrival details on the application form.

La Rosa dei 4 Venti offers different massages and therapies. Those treatments are not included in the price and need to be paid cash in Euro.

For the ultimate retreat experience, it is suggested that you practice several times with Max’s IA-30 video on YouTube ( just go to YouTube and look up INNER AXIS 30) before the retreat to familiarise yourself with some of the practice we will be doing. This will enhance your experience.  For more detailed instruction of the breathing method, you can also purchase Max’s Learn to Breathe DVD through,, or as digital downloads right to your phone or tablet at

For more information or to book please email Tanja at [email protected]

Once we have received your non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of EUR 500 (full amount, without deduction of any local and/or oversea bank charges) your registration is valid and will be confirmed.

The remainder is due on August 15, 2019.

After the registration has been confirmed, the whole amount is payable and is non-refundable.

These Inner Axis special events will focus on revitalizing and harmonizing the health of our body, nervous system, and spirit. The center is quiet, beautiful, and serene. The events will consist of lectures, writing, and full practices of Inner Axis breath initiated movement, guided visualizations, and meditation. These are digitally unplugged events.


Dear Friends,

This is an invitation to join me for my well-being and yoga retreats. Retreats are the most potent medium for accelerating our personal evolution and reconnecting with nature, our community, and what is most meaningful to us. In these events we get the rare opportunity to have all distractions removed for a few days, totally unplugged, surrounded by natural beauty and like-minded seekers. I personally select retreat centers that are quiet, beautiful, and conserve healthy and delicious food. All of my retreats consist of lectures, writing, and full practices of my Inner Axis breath initiated movement, guided visualizations, and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome and taken care of.

I hope that you can join me for one of these joyful events.

With affection and solidarity

"I thought I knew how to breathe until I experienced Max Strom’s breathing work. He guided me to a depth and openness I didn't know was available. My heart, my breath, my spirit are nourished deeply by his teachings."
Janet Stone - Yoga Teacher
- San FranciscoCA

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