Experience a Yoga Retreat in the Italian Countryside
Here is what you can expect on a usual week of yoga. Keep in mind specific details may vary between teachers.
We will meet you at Bari or Brindisi airport and drive you to your luxury and relaxing villa located in the beautiful countryside for your 7 night retreat. Our yoga retreat is designed to guide you into a calm, connected and restored place. Mixing mindfulness within the yoga practice is a beautiful way to release the stresses of day-to-day life. There is no better place to experience this presence than in our Pugliese countryside. Surrounded by olive trees and sea air, immersing yourself in the calmness of our home will have a lasting impact on your mind. We enjoy full days of sun and clear, crisp nights so during the warmer months you can enjoy yoga sessions under the sun or moon. No matter your level or experience, we welcome all those who are looking for an escape and a bit of tranquility here in Italy.
We typically offer two yoga sessions per day with the exception of Wednesday & Friday - see below for more in-depth details on sessions. Your specific teacher will confirm the times for you. Often our teachers will include extra workshops or meditation exercises that can enhance your experience.
An example of a normal day’s schedule is as follows:
Two yoga sessions daily. We begin with an opening & energizing session to awake the mind & body in the morning and close with a relaxing & restoring session to calm the mind & prepare for rest before dinner. We can accommodate all levels & we adapt to best fit our specific group.
In addition to the two daily sessions, we can offer nutritional lessons, largely based on our closeness to food that is naturally present here in Puglia, silent walks and/or meditation.
We include breakfast and lunch each morning plus three vegetarian dinners cooked by our private chef. We cater to food preferences & intolerance. Please let your teacher know in advance so we can accommodate your needs.
In addition to the yoga retreat, we are happy to include some tours to explore the best places in Puglia. By adding tours to your retreat, we are able to pair the energizing nature of yoga practice with the culturally rich experience you find in beautiful southern Italy. For a relaxing tour of the white-washed Ostuni, we include an original tour on “Ape Calessino”, the Apulian tuk tuk. After breakfast on Wednesday, we will venture out from the villa to the incredible Lecce & Gallipoli to explore the never-ending coastline of Puglia. Lecce is the bustling university town that has been nicknamed the “Florence of the South” due to it’s immense and breathtaking architecture. Gallipoli is on the Ionian Sea and has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of southern Italy. On Friday we offer another excursion to Matera, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site just a short drive inland from Ostuni. Matera is the Culture Capital of Europe in 2019 and the title is well deserved. Thought to be one of the oldest towns in the world, Matera has endless history and sites to see. We can visit the beautiful cliffs of Polignano a Mare to watch a sunset and stand atop the dramatic cliffs that hang over the sea.
All bed linens and towels are provided and included in the price. Rooms will be cleaned and bath towels changed once per week. You will be provided one pool towel for the week but we ask you to dry on the sun-loungers to keep fresh.
WiFi is available in the guest kitchen but not all over the house. Mobile coverage functions on the grounds.
Although the retreat is set back in a rural location, we are just a few kilometers from Ostuni where we can easily access doctors, banks and pharmacies.
Our surrounding countryside offers endless walks among the olive trees and silent farms of the surrounding area. If you're interested in biking, we highly recommend hiring your bikes from a local town in advance.
All car and van transfers are included.
This retreat is created to highlight the calmness of southern Italy's countryside. With our experienced yoga teachers you can center yourself, recharge your energy among friendly and open faces, relax, cleanse your body and mind.
Included: 7 nights in a luxury villa, all breakfast and lunches, three dinners, two full day tours and two half day tours
From 1590 euros per person. More info under Dates & Prices or please contact us for more information on your specific group.