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NEW! Learn Italian By Doing

This spring we are launching a new program where people can learn or practice Italian in a relaxed and “simpatico” atmosphere outside of a classroom.

Come and join us to learn or polish your Italian while doing yoga or enjoying a delicious meal and conversation at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre.

Yoga In Italian! Learn by Doing with Violante Binazzi

Thursdays and Fridays beginning April 4 – June 7
5:00 – 6:00pm

Yoga is a discipline for the body, mind and spirit. It serves to make us live better and happier. It’s a healthy way to discover our roots, and in this class, it will serve as a way to help us to rekindle with the Italian language.

This program will be conducted in Italian and will include some physical stretches and positions (asana), relaxation, breathing exercises, and a space for personal sharing (in English and Italian) to embrace a feeling of community.

Price: $10.00/drop-in
Location: Yoga Room 301-A, Columbus Centre

To secure your spot, please contact cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248.

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Italiano A Tavola (Dinner and Conversations)

Thursdays and Fridays beginning April 4 – June 6
Thursdays: Beginner Level at 6:30 – 8:00pm
Fridays: Intermediate at 6:30 – 8:00pm

Join us for a delicious prix fixe dinner at Ristorante Boccaccio and engage in lively conversations in Italian.

  • Beginners: Each dinner will be devoted to learning Italian in different practical situations, useful for travelling in Italy.

  • Intermediate: Engage in conversation while learning new Italian vocabulary in a pleasant and informal atmosphere.

Price: $26.00/per session (plus taxes and gratuity. Price includes an appetizer and entrée selection with complimentary Italian language instruction)
Reservations: 416-789-7011 ext. 248 or cultural@villacharities.com
Location: Ristorante Boccaccio, Columbus Centre

To make a reservation, please contact cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248.

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Instructor: Violante Binazzi is a yoga teacher, transformative mindfulness facilitator and a certified teacher with the Italian Ministry of Education. Trained as an art school teacher and founder of the Integral Art Method, Violante has immersed herself in yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices all around the world for the past 12 years. She also has a degree in Art History from the University of Florence, Italy.

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