led by international author and teacher Suryacitta Malcolm Smith

September 15th to 22nd 2018

Suryacitta Malcolm Smith
and Gaynor Quilter

We still have availability of all types of accommodation for each course.

Shared Room


Two single beds in an apartment with bathroom, kitchen and private terrace

Single Room


Single room in a shared two or three bedroom apartment with kitchen, bathroom and private terrace.



A one bedroom apartment. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen, private terrace

The price is per person and includes transfers to and from Assisi, all food and drink and all mindfulness teaching


10% Off group rate, per person in a group of 3 or more registering at one time.

During the week there will be teachings and practises on mindfulness and compassion with Suryacitta and Gaynor. It is suitable for complete beginners and those who wish to deepen their practice of mindfulness and compassion.

The retreat will be based on Suryacitta’s first book “Happiness and How it Happens – Finding contentment through mindfulness”.

Suryacitta and Gaynor will cover themes from Suryacitta’s book such as:

  • Opening to your natural goodness
  • It’s ok to be afraid
  • Compassion meditation
  • Stirring the porridge – waking up to each moment
    of your life
  • Worry – and how to stop it
  • The wisdom of loneliness
  • Living in the Present

There will be ample opportunity for question and answers and time for discussion. Walking meditation will also be taught and there will be opportunity to practice it in the beautiful forest surrounding Casa Rosa.
You wll also be able to practice mindful swimming in the gorgeous pool.
There will also be other (optional) activities taught on the retreat such as Voice Dialogue and Focusing.

Our Mindfulness Retreats are suitable for complete beginners and those who wish to deepen their practice of mindfulness and are interested in the wonderful technique of Voice Dialogue.

Particiants will arrive on Saturday from 3pm, before enjoying a welcome talk, aperitivo and dinner by the pool at 6pm.

Every day on the Casa Rosa Mindfulness Retreat will thereafter begin with a 30 minute guided meditation before a banquet style breakfast.

After a mid morning workshop, the group can take a break, before further meditation and discussion until lunch.

After lunch participants are free to enjoy the surroundings – a walk in the countryside or a dip in the pool, followed by meditation and teaching. Some days there will be the opportunity for a trip into the medieval town of Assisi – until late evening.


3.00 – Arrival at Casa Rosa.
6.00 – Welcome talk, aperitivo and dinner by the pool.


7.15 – Rise.
Followed by Meditation, breakfast, free time and teaching
1.00 – Lunch.
Followed by free time, teaching and meditation (walking meditation, mindful swimming and eating)
7.00 – Dinner.
Followed by evening activity
(Some evenings are free for visits to Assisi or other nearby towns)

This package includes accommodation, transfers to and from Assisi, all food and drink and all mindfulness teaching.

There will be access at all times to the private pool with beautiful views over the valleys, as well as numerous walks though the woods which are part of the national park of Mount Subasio.



“A Mindfulness Retreat brought me to Assisi and to Casa Rosa. It is the perfect location. The Apartments and surrounding gardens blend so well with the landscape. Lavender fills the air. The apartments are beautifully furnished with everything that you you would ever need. Lovely bed linen and towels. Wonderful food and wine. Wonderful art. Ella and her family are so gracious, so helpful and so welcoming.
I should mention the pool with a view ~ swimming in the Lavender perfumed air is unforgettable.
So convenient for Assisi and the St Francis pilgrimage.
I hope to visit again.”





“I had a really relaxing and memorable week in this special place called Casa Rosa. The landscape took my breath away with the stunning mountains and lovely olive trees. The garden, the pool area and everything around the Casa Rosa was so breathtakingly beautiful. Ella & Alessandro, the owners, are the most hospitable and warmhearted people ever and truly make the stay there spectacular. Every room in Casa Rosa was like a work of art. The rooms were also very cozy, clean and comfortable and I slept like a baby. And don’t even ask about the food, I could write a love letter to the delicious food I had an opportunity to enjoy while staying there. I’m surely coming back there and recommend this place highly!”