Location: Lago D'Orta , Italy

Chandresh Bhardwaj, a seventh-generation spiritual healer and bestselling author, has prepared an incredibly powerful experience for you in the serene, heartwarming mountains of Northern Italy. This wellness retreat will take you on a life altering journey. From birth to death, Chandresh will touch on all of the important aspects of healing in a human journey.

Once you begin to live in awareness, your story will unfold in a powerful and positive way. With the right guidance and tools, you can shift your reality. The only requirement: a willingness to change. It’s never too late. When you start walking on the path toward transformation, your existence starts to protect and guide you.

The Break the Norms Retreat includes daily meditations, talks, and discussions, plus a variety of experiences that will help you break your norms. Students will have scheduled one-on-one time with Chandresh, to help you make the most of your retreat experience. Participants will each receive a meditation bead and a personalized mantra to help them cultivate a disciplined meditation path under Chandresh’s guidance. This will be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Not to mention, you’ll probably run out of hashtags for your social media #truth.


Mandali is a beautiful new spiritual retreat center built on a hilltop, overlooking Lake Orta in the mountains of northern Italy. Only an hour’s drive from Milan, Mandali radiates a tranquil and mystical, monastery-like atmosphere. The classic feng shui dream of enjoying the inspiration of the sun, lake and valley in front of you, whilst being supported and protected by the buildings, trees and gardens behind is a functioning reality at Mandali. The property features tastefully designed guestrooms, libraries and common areas, many different spaces for meditation, yoga and personal reflection, and an indoor/outdoor spa and jacuzzi area—with the most breaktaking view of Lake Orta! Mandali is surrounded by world-class hiking trails and close to quaint traditional villages where you can take in authentic Italian culture during your free time. The most famous place in the whole area is Orta San Giulio, a charming medieval town which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Italy! The area was well loved by great writers, philosophers and poets—including Friedrich Nietzsche, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning—who came seeking replenishment and creative inspiration. Mandali is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and the ideal sanctuary for this heartwarming meditation retreat. We cannot wait to share this place with you!

food and dining

A nutritious diet is crucial to a successful retreat experience. Colorful, delicious, natural foods are carefully prepared to help you feel healthy, energized and cleansed from the inside out. The menu is designed by Mandali’s vegetarian chef, Kes Lilani, and prepared with love by their Italian “food wizard” Viramo. All produce is local and organic, and some of it grown in Mandali’s own gardens. 3 healthy, high-vibrational, vegetarian meals will be served each day. Mandali happily accommodates all dietary restrictions and sensitivities—just let us know what you need! Filtered water, herbal teas, coffee and fresh fruit are available, all day, every day.


Activities include meditation and workshops led by Chandresh, yoga, hiking, visits to the medieval village of Orta San Giulio and much, much more!

Travel Details


  • $1,500 - Hermitage - Quad
  • $1,800 - Hermitage - Triple
  • $2,400 - Standard Room, Lake View - Double
  • $2,600 - Premium Room, Lake View - Double
  • $2,800 - Standard Room, Lake View - Single
  • $3,200 - Premium Room, Lake View - Single

Check In

3:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM


The nearest airport to Mandali is Milano Malpensa Airport, which is about 1 hour and 10 minutes drive away. You have a few different options for getting to Mandali. The first option is to organize a private driver to pick you up from the airport. The cost of this is 130 euros each way—but if you arrive at the same time as someone else on this retreat you can split it! The second is to take a shuttle bus from Malpensa to Gravellona Toce and then transfer to Mandali. The shuttle costs 12 euros and the transfer costs 45 euros each way. If you plan on staying in Milan prior to the retreat, the best way to get to Mandali is to take the train from Milano Centrale to Omegna station. Please let us know your travel plans and we will help you arrange transportation!

Terms and Conditions

-Payment is due 2 months prior to the retreat start date. -If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to the retreat start date any payments made will be refunded, minus your deposit. -If cancellation takes place between 60-30 days prior to the retreat start date 50% of payments made will be refunded, minus your deposit. -If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.


accommodations Accommodation for 6 nights at Mandali
yoga Daily morning yoga
meals 3 healthy vegetarian meals each day
gift bag Goody bags and personalized meditation beads for each guest!
workshops Daily workshops and meditations led by Chandresh
reading material A copy of Chandresh's book - Break the Norms
group excursion All group excursions included
fitness classes