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Intensive with Rosella Baroncini

July 1 - July 8

Intensive with Rossella Baroncini

1 – 8 July

A week long retreat exploring deep embodiment – undoing the spine through breath and gravity


Rossella Baroncini was born and lives in Florence, Italy where she trained as a yoga teacher and has been teaching classes, workshops and private lessons since 1987. A direct long time student of Vanda Scaravelli (author of Awakening the Spine, 1991) she began her studies with her in 1983 at the age of 26 having individual lessons until 1999. Rossella continues to explore the teaching she has received from many years of practice and her relationship with Vanda, maintaining her simplicity and freedom.


Rossella has been coming to Macalla Farm to teach her intensive since 2005. Her unique teaching style allows students to explore the process of un-doing which offers the means of dissolving tension, blockages, expectations, strivings. She invites you to slow down, go deep and go far  — exploring the outer edges of your universe as you breathe, connect with gravity, free your spine. Practising in this way provides a different way of exploring the relationship to one’s body and its connection to earth.

This retreat is designed for experienced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers due to the subtle and advanced nature of the work; a class will often explore only a handful of postures, peeling back layers to reveal the rhythms and processes lying at their foundations.

Please note that this course involves periods of silence. To truly gain the benefits of being on retreat, we encourage students to turn off phones and any other electronic devices while you are here on the farm.

There will be 5 hours of yoga teachings each day as well as a half an hour silent sit at 7.30 to begin the day.

Testimonial – Caitriona, Dublin 2018
“Recieving teaching from Rossella for a fourth year in a row is a tender gift of self compassion. Feeling free movement of the spine in and of itself, really connecting with gravity and nature on the island has been a new insight which is changing my yoga practice. Supported by the conscious living environment of Macalla Farm – a glorious place -The body is given every opportunity to restore and to heal. The body is enlivened by the island’s activities – swimming in the sea, quiet walks, and savoring delicious organic vegetarian food at the farm. I’m always surprised at how grounded I feel after spending a week there and always sorry to leave, humbled by Rossellas teaching and the sheer joy, love and generosity shown by the team at Macalla Farm.”


“When Rossella came to us I had been practicing and teaching ashtanga very seriously. With my French partner, Christophe, we had just started running a purpose built yoga retreat centre on the island, which was also our home. I attended Rossella’s first retreat curious as to the style she was teaching…”  Read more.

Teaching in Clare Island: yoga blossoms in freedom by Rossella including an extract from Ciara Cullen, Co-founder of Macalla Farm


In line with our three tier pricing policy:

  • Standard cost of this retreat is €1150, please pay this price if you can
  • Supported rate is €950 for those who can’t afford the full fee
  • Supporter rate of €1350 is available for those who would like to support our work and help us make our courses more inclusive

A 50% deposit, payable online by Paypal or by bank transfer, is required at the time of booking.



    • These prices include:
    • Seven nights in shared accommodation. 
    • All meals (delicious organic vegetarian food, all vegetables grown on our farm)
    • 14 yoga classes and 7 meditation sessions, equivalent to 34 hours of tuition


      1 – 8 July

      The course starts at 5.30 pm on the first day of the course, with the ferry from the mainland and ends after morning session and breakfast on last day, departing with 10.15am ferry.


      The price is based on shared twin room occupancy.  A limited number of single rooms available on a first come first serve basis at a cost of €200 extra. Click here to view our Accommodation Page


      If you think  that attending one of our retreats would be of great benefit to you,  no matter what your particular financial situation may be,  we are very happy to explore various options for discounted prices. Please contact us!


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