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27 April – 4 May 2019 (Mixed)
4 – 11 May 2019 (Men only)
11 – 18 May 2019 (Women only)
21 – 28 September 2019 (Mixed)
28 September – 5 October (Men only)
Join Journey Amazing on an exclusive Italy Yoga Retreat in the southernmost tip of Italy, Puglia. Set amidst the stunning backdrop of ancient Olive Groves the Italy Yoga Retreat is your opportunity to grow your practice and discover a hidden gem of Italy, Puglia. We offer both mixed, men only and women only retreats. Please note our retreats do not discriminate against age, race, sexual orientation.
The Italy Yoga Retreat is a full week in a typical Masseria (farmstead) set within acres of olive groves and close to pristine beaches. The farmstead is close to Ostuni, known as the ‘White City’ perched on the rocks overlooking the Adriatic Sea with acres and acres of ancient Roman Olive Groves as far as the eye can see. This magical place is the perfect setting for the Italy Yoga Retreat. The Retreat is designed in such a way that you can either choose this week to improve your practice and spend the rest of your time in a place that is totally restorative and meditational or you can engage in an array of optional activities to discover the magical surroundings. For those who want the practice and a chance to see and do some amazing things, there is an array of add-ons including cycling, trekking, massage services, sight-seeing and dining out.
The Yoga is primarily Hatha/Ashtanga flow as well as restorative Yen yoga but our experienced teachers will also push your limits and there will be classes focusing on inversions and other challenging positions that yogi’s are dying to get into! Find out more about the teachers and the teaching style here.
Bike rentals are available throughout the week, allowing you to visit amazing beaches, explore the quaint towns and villages, and ride through the natural landscape at your own pace. There is onsite holistic and sports massage @ 60 euros an hour.
The Italy Yoga Retreat will primarily focus on the yoga. No matter what level you are at, the Italy Yoga Retreat ensures you are in safe hands. Our Hatha-Vinyasa based dynamic yoga sessions will keep you feeling invigorated and transformed. Restorative Yen Yoga evening classes with introductions to meditation will let your body and mind rest and expand in the evenings.
The retreat is semi self catering but the Masseria comes with fully equipped kitchens and we will take you shopping before the retreat. The week includes all breakfasts and 4 dinners where you will get to taste Puglia’s incredible cuisine. The Masseria also offers great services: its equipment features a swimming pool, bar, kitchens in all apartments, wifi and on-site massage services.
Our mixed retreats are for both men and women. The Italy Yoga Retreat mixed group will take an overall and holistic approach to the practice. The teacher will make sure that the retreats are tailored (we have a maximum of 14 people per retreat) so that you get the best out of the week. There will be separate sleeping facilities for the men and women in order for privacy.
Men only retreats
Our men only retreats will focus on areas that men generally need improving on. Flexibility, hip movement and calmness are often key areas. The yoga will also provide quite a vigorous workout at times and strength training postures are often included to help the physique. The teacher will make sure that the retreats are tailored (we have a maximum of 14 people per retreat) so that you get the best out of the week.
Women only retreats
Our women only retreats will focus on areas that women generally need improving on. Upper body and core strength are typical key areas of focus. The retreat is also led by a female teacher to ensure that you are relaxed and feel at ease. The teacher will make sure that the retreats are tailored (we have a maximum of 14 people per retreat) so that you get the best out of the week.
€1290 or USD $1490 sharing in double room..
Solo traveler? If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €490 or USD $690
This will apply to all tours so the prices are clear and transparent.
Fly either to Bari or Brindisi airport.
Transfers To/From Bari/Brindisi airport are available, please inquiry for costs.
30 Minutes Before Event Time
Make your way over to Ostuni Train Station. There is a train service from Bari airport or Brindisi Airport to Ostuni Train Station. Here we will collect youand take you to the Masseria (Farmstead). Alternatively you can hire a car, this is a great way to get around in your free time and discover other parts of Puglia.
Welcome to The Italy Yoga Retreat! Settle in, clear your mind and just relax. Upon arrival you will be greeted and shown your room as well as given a tour of the facilities that are at your disposal for the duration of your stay. If the weather is good why not take a splash in the pool?
In the evening, when the group is altogether, join us for an aperitif, alcoholic or non-alcoholic and a light dinner. This will be the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow yogis your retreat hosts (link to page for hosts, there will be 2-3) and your yoga teacher. Remember: this will be your home for the next week so please enjoy it.
The days on the Italy Yoga Retreat typically start with an early morning session of Hatha Ashtanga Vinyasa based Yoga. Each yoga session will be tailored and there will be a mix of familiar poses as well as introducing more challenging ones, depending on your experience. Don’t be too worried about your level, our experienced teachers are here to help and the classes are designed for everyone to progress.
A hearty breakfast will follow each morning yoga session. We cater for all so please let us know your dietary requirements!
Between breakfast and the early evening yoga class you will have the opportunity to do as much as you like or as little as you like! The Masseria is fully equipped with a bar, Swimming pool, quiet areas and Wi-fi. You can either stay in the Masseria and focus on meditation or you can rent a bike and explore the nearby towns and landscape of the Itrian Valley. There are also an array of activities that can be organized for you, these include:
• Guided Cycling/trekking along the Roman aqueduct or other beautiful routes
• Massage treatments (sports/holistic/deep tissue)
• Cooking classes. Learn the ways to cook the typical regional dishes
• Wine Tasting experiences
• Visit to local olive groves with olive oil / Local Delicacies Tasting sessions
• Guided tours to the nearby cities including Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and others
• Dinners outside the Masseria
There will be an evening class every day on the Italy Yoga Retreat. These classes follow a more restorative and calming Yen Yoga but we will also introduce meditational practices during the week.
For any other information regarding the retreat please get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com
After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) to this Italy Yoga retreat. We hope that we see you the next time.