HERMITAGES (IN FRONT OF THE POND)

Would you like to enjoy some more space when you come to Mandali? Our Hermitages will be the best option for you. They offer plenty of space for you to feel at home fully. The Hermitages are studios with a built-in kitchen, and a chill-out area to share a tea or coffee with others. They are built on two levels, with beds located upstairs, and downstairs.

TWIN ROOM (GARDEN VIEW OR LAKE VIEW)

Our twin rooms are shared rooms. Two single beds with a view and a quiet veranda looking out onto the garden and temple or overlooking the lake. A great place to relax between sessions.

Note: to book your accommodation, please first select a retreat.

PREMIUM SINGLE ROOM (LAKE VIEW)

The ultimate way to compliment your experience is our premium single, spacious room overlooking the lake with a bathtub on your veranda or inside the room for the epitome of indulgence.

Note: to book your accommodation, please first select a retreat.

SINGLE ROOM (GARDEN VIEW OR LAKE VIEW)

We understand that you may need to be alone on your journey, which is why most of our rooms are designed for single occupancy. Comfortable, refined, and tastefully decorated, every single room has an en suite bathroom and Queen-sized bed to help you sleep deeply and peacefully, and consequently get the most out of your stay. You can book it for single-use or if you’re coming with a partner can share it as a couple. You can choose between a room with a private veranda overlooking the garden and Temple, or one that overlooks the stunning Lago d’Orta.

The Mandali ACCOMMODATIONS

Mandali offers a range of sleeping options to suit your needs and budget.

Choose from shared rooms in simple dormitory-style, single, twin, and premium rooms with queen-sized beds, all with en-suite bathrooms and lake or garden views. For something more indulgent, opt for a premium lake view room that comes with its own bathtub on your veranda or inside the room. There are also two beautifully designed apartments (hermitages) built over two levels with self-contained kitchens, that sleep up to four people.

OUR ECOSYSTEM

Wouter and Wildrik envisioned a small village where people could experience inner peace, well-being, and transformation. A place for everyone to enjoy the benefits of meditation and yoga in a serene atmosphere. A sustainably managed village of peace and joy – in harmony with its environment.

This is why ecological sustainability is one of Mandali’s core values. Eco-friendly materials were used for its construction, wood chips fire our heating system, and solar energy powers our kitchen and swimming pool. Any surplus power is shared with the main local grid, so it can be used by the local community. Sustainability also applies to our daily fresh vegetarian menu, which is sourced locally and organically.

OUR HISTORY

Mandali started as a passion project on paper in 2013. Our founders, Wouter and Wildrik, had reaped the benefits of yoga and meditation during various retreats around the globe and wished that their experiences and learnings could be accessible to a broader group of people. They decided to create the Mandali Foundation.

Almost five years were spent in search of the right place with the right energy. When Wouter and Wildrik, visited the hills on which Mandali later was created, they intuitively knew that this was what they had been looking for all along. This was the place. This was the time. They were meant to be here, on this hilltop, with this magnificent view, with its clean air, water, and soil.

OUR TEAM

Our team consists of spiritual seekers from various backgrounds, dedicated to creating a warm and loving atmosphere. Mandali welcomes teachers from all traditions and lineages who are original in their approach.

We cover a broad spectrum of retreats by experienced teachers who aim to help you reach higher plains by sharing their wisdom traditions. At Mandali, we strive to cultivate long-term relationships with our teachers. We encourage them to use our space and see it as a familiar base to return to, likewise for our guests.

If you are interested in sharing your teachings at Mandali we would love to hear from you so please get in touch via our contact page.

OUR GARDEN

We hope our garden inspires you to live in harmony with nature, giving you ample examples of the many wonders nature has to offer us. You will find yourself in the graceful presence of flowers and bees and chestnut trees, embraced by an equilibrium of Earth and Sky energy.

Scattered across the garden you will discover many peaceful places for you to sit and ponder – or meditate, as you please. Slightly hidden under a tree, overlooking the lush lawn where you’ll make contact with the ground during your morning Qi-Gong sessions, you can enjoy the sounds of a babbling brook, lovingly guarded by Ganesha.

Near the edge of the terrain, you’ll find a carefully crafted Zen labyrinth out of stone, a cozy fire pit beset by boulders to sit on, and on the outskirts, you’ll discover a centuries-old water well, flanking the back gate. Beyond that, you’ll also see an ancient statue of Maria pointing her finger in the direction of Mandali’s centerpiece; our Temple. It was this gesture that confirmed to our founders that Mandali was indeed the perfect place to create the retreat centre they had envisioned. Although you can find icons and symbols from various religions, we do not adhere to nor reject any philosophy of life in particular.