SPIRIT AND SOUL SICILIAN YOGA RETREAT
24th April to 1st May, 2021
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.’ .
Located in the 17th century farmhouse the yoga space is truly stunning. It’s vaulted beams and soaring arch provide a spacious setting for each of our 2 hour morning vinyasa flow classes. Our evening practice will vary each day, offering the chance to experience meditation, mantra, kundalini kriyas and fascia release through yin yoga.
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 rafting, river walking 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 and airport pick ups and drop offs can also be organised.)
We will have exclusive use of the retreat space.
Shared room with shared bathroom (twin or double beds available) This is the perfect option if you are 4 friends or 2 couples who would like to share a cottage - £895 per peson.
Shared room with private bathroom (twin or double beds available) £1095.00 per person
Single Occupancy with shared bathroom, separate bedrooms in a shared cottage £1295.00 per person
Single Occupancy with private bathroom: room in the main farmhouse £1495.00 per person OR a private cottage with own bathroom and kitchenette for sole use £1595.00 per person.
An easy 3 stage payment plan is offered. A non-refundable deposit of £250 secures your place.
6 days, 7 nights, all yoga classes, 3 vegetarian meals per day
(Price excludes: air travel, transfers from airport, car hire/taxis and any excursions chosen, wine with meals.)
The nearest airport is Catania, just an hour and a half’s drive. You can also fly into Palermo airport, approximately 3 hours away – transfers can be arranged from both but it is suggested to fly into Catania 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: email@example.com
It is the time of a thousand colourful flowers in the meadows and of grass that grows wild, of sudden rains and of the sun that warms up in a moment, of the leaves that begin to appear on the trees and wild asparagus and spring mushrooms that we will gather in the woods and between the fields. April and May are among our favorite months, with the tall green grass, the nights still cold and the blue mornings full of light. In April, depending on the year, it will still be necessary to use the heating and you will need wool jackets and sweaters in the evening. They will make room for lighter clothes in May, when it will be already possible to swimm in the pool and, why not, in the small river. They are ideal months for long walks in the area and on the most beautiful days you will stay very well on the beach. At night, in the first weeks, it will be possible to have 10-15 degrees but, during the day, very often the 20 degrees will be exceeded. June, in Sicily, is full summer, with pleasant and fragrant nights and hot days, ideal for swimming in the pool and for exercising in the cool old rooms of the Masseria, defended by thick walls. It’s a wonderful time to cook seasonal vegetables picked in the farmhouse’s garden, from aubergines to courgettes, to tomatoes and to pick the fresh fruit from the trees."
To experience more of the authentic flavours Sicily has to offer, please take a scroll through the photos below; a collection from our October 2019 visit.