SPIRIT AND SOUL SICILIAN YOGA RETREAT

SEPTEMBER 5th to 12th, 2020

 

Join me for a blissful week of twice daily yoga at ‘Sicilian Spirit’ Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre in Western Sicily.

 

The location is exquisite, not just for yoga but also for exploring the beauty and abundance of this beautiful island.  Sicily is renowned for its’ authentic Mediterranean cuisine and the Masseria has been certified an organic farm for 15 years.  The retreat centre also offers cookery lessons!

‘From oranges to lemons, to basil to mint, capers, wild fennel, saffron, tomatoes and artichokes everything contribute to make dishes which are unique, delicious and nourishing.’  .

 

The yoga space is truly stunning.  Located in the 17th century farmhouse it’s vaulted beams and soaring arch provide a spacious setting for each 2 hour morning vinyasa flow.  Our evening practice will vary each day, offering the chance to experience meditation, mantra, kundalini kriyas and fascia release through yin based asana.

 

The 25 hectare estate includes a stunning pool, an 18th century labryrinth garden and a secluded oak wood  A  private river offers the chance to wild swim or to take in the beauty with a meditative walk.  For thrill seekers white water rafting, river walking, mountain biking and hiking to Mount Etna are all possible. 

The nearby town of Gangi has been voted Italy’s prettiest town 3 years running and there are traditional fishing villages such as Cefalu, with it's ancient town and uncrowded beaches, also within an easy drive. (Taxis and transfers can be arranged for any of these excursions, there is no requirement to hire a car.)

 

We will have exclusive use of the retreat space:

 

Accommodation Options

 

Shared room with shared bathroom (twin beds available) £895.00 (4 friends or 2 couples sharing a cottage)

Shared room with private bathroom (twin beds available) £995.00 (limited availability)

Single Occupancy with shared bathroom  £1195.00 (cottage with separate bedrooms and kitchenette)

Single Occupancy with private bathroom (limited availability) prices from: £1295.00

An easy 3 stage payment plan is offered.  A non-refundable deposit of £200 secures your place.  Prices are per person; 6 days, 7 nights, all yoga, meditation & 3 vegetarian meals per day included.

(Price excludes air travel, transfer, car hire/taxis and any excursions chosen, wine with meals is also not inc.)

The nearest airport is Catania, just an hour and a half’s drive.  You can also fly into Palermo airport, approximately 3 hours away – the retreat can arrange transfers between both.  

Ryanair, EasyJet and BA all fly to Sicily from the UK.  

For more information or to reserve your place, please email me on:  emma@yogaavenue.me.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yes, it’s hot. The sky will be almost permanently blue and the landscape takes on the color of gold. But we are 650 meters above sea level and the mountains that surround us exceed 1500 meters. Therefore the nights will still be cool – you rarely need air conditioning – and on hot days it will be even more pleasant to swim in the pool or take shelter in the shade of our forest. It is also time to pick summer fruit and prepare apricot or plum jam and fruit ice cream. In July, you can watch the wheat harvest and in September you can collect almonds and porcini mushrooms with us. It will be the best moment to eat large, organic, salads from our vegetable garden and enjoy cold, freshly pressed, fruit juices."

To really get the flavour of Sicily please take a scroll through the photos below; a collection from our October 2019 visit.

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