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SOUL RETREATS LTD

7 Night Yoga Retreat Soulful Sicily

15 - 22 May 2021

Hosted by Laura Green

Experience Spring in Sicily, wild flowers, rushing springs, glistening seas and savour the fresh spring time flavours on this all-inclusive 7 night retreat.

Retreat Overview

Explore

The rural Madonie region in the very centre of Sicily renowned for its superb gastronomic heritage. During Spring the mountains are carpeted with wild peonies, orchids and poppies. Explore breathtaking hiking trails, captivating medieval villages and visit the stunning fishing village, Cefalu. We will be staying just a few miles from Gangi – winner of “most beautiful village in Italy” prize. 

Retreat

Stay in a 17th Century farmhouse, surrounded by 60 acres of a lush private park that includes secluded oak woods, a small river, a swimming pool, a labyrinth garden, rolling hills, wild flowers, peace and tranquillity. The retreat centre is also a certified organic working farm which produces extra virgin olive oil, wheat, vegetables and fruit, you're welcome to lend a hand!

Restore

Peace, Tranquillity & Vitality. With plenty of spacious leisure time, to read, snooze, sunbathe, swim, hike, wander and explore, this retreat is just the ticket to refreshing your body, mind & soul. The stunningly beautiful retreat centre and grounds will soothe your soul and revive for spirit. A massage from the onsite Ayurvedic Therapist is the perfect extra treat.

Indulge

Enjoy twice Daily Yoga inc. Pranayama, Asana & Meditation diving in deep to the ancient wonders of yoga and the healing arts with Laura as your guide. The venue has a fully equipped yoga studio, its own 18th century labyrinth in the gardens. We’ll experience a cooking course with our onsite Italian chef, a trip to nearby town Gangi and a day trip to the fishing village of Cefalu. 

Savour

Breathtaking views of the stunning Sicilian landscape; sacred space to relax and reconnect; pure air, open spaces, nature walks and delicious fresh Italian food are sure to be a powerful tonic for the soul. Savour the fresh Sicilian flavours of lemons, basil, capers, wild fennel, saffron, wild asparagus, tomatoes and artichokes as well as true Sicilian Pasta, local wines & olive oil. 

Activities

Do nothing or do everything! The choice is yours with a wide variety of activities to choose from. There is much to explore in the local area which bursting with life and colour during Spring. The breath-taking Sicilian landscape invites long walks, foraging for wild asparagus, maybe a rafting trip on of the Pollina river, or an Ayurvedic massage, with wild herbs from the Sicilian mountains. 

Your Retreat

The Venue

A 17th century “Masseria” which has been beautifully renovated is set in an impressive 60 acres private park. Explore the secret inner paths, get lost in the labyrinth garden, enjoy the stunning view from the beautiful terrace, swim in the freshwater swimming pool. There are 13 double/twin rooms, distributed between the main building and the lovely garden cottages. All rooms have heating and air conditioning facilities and are elegantly furnished with antique or Sicilian style furniture.  

The Facilities

The yoga space is truly stunning, a fully equipped 130 sqm space in the old barn with its vaulted beams and soaring arch providing a dramatic setting for our daily yoga. The 60 acre estate includes a stunning swimming 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. Three different lounge areas offer the perfect space to relax and read. 

The Food

It’s Italy and the food is a true highlight! With 3 nutritious & delicious meals each day inspired by a mostly farm to table food philosophy. The menu will be mainly plant based with the addition of some chicken and the local specialist sausages; fresh fish is available on our day trip to the fishing village. All the food is freshly prepared from the breads and cakes, yoghurt and cheeses, seasonal soups and stews, salads and of course pasta, pasta, pasta prepared with Sicilian traditions. 

Taste of Sicily

Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Sicily has always been a melting pot of culture, art and traditions and also the cradle of the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Experience the true rural Sicily whilst staying at this working organic farm, wander the streets of Gangi winner of “most beautiful village in Italy” prize with views of Mt Etna, visit the fishing town of Cefalu and learn to cook like a local with our included cookery lesson. Lunch is not included on the day trip to Cefula so you can explore.

The Experience

Yoga

Twice daily yoga taught by retreat host Laura Green in a supportive environment. With dynamic morning practice of Vinyasa Yoga and more gentle evening sessions combining Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga. The yoga is heartfelt, illuminating and usually following a deeper theme weaving in Yoga Philosophy for an inspiring experience. Each week will have a specific theme so that you get to learn more about yoga, philosophy and yourself.

Optional Activities

Do nothing or do everything! Your retreat includes twice daily yoga, transportation to Gangi Village and transportation to Cefalu where you can explore these two beautiful locations on foot, have lunch or a little Masala wine - a local speciality). In addition you can book an onsite massage, river rafting, guided hikes. If you want to explore further you could also hire a car, visit Mt Etna, the Greek-Roman Ruins and more.

Room Options

There are 13 rooms distributed between the main building and the lovely garden cottages. The main house has four private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.  The remaining rooms are in the cottages in the grounds, each cottage has two twin/double bedrooms sharing 1 bath with a common area and terrace. All ‘twin rooms’ have two beds that can be separated or joined together so you can stay on your own and share with another yogi, come with a friend or a partner. There are two single occupancy rooms available. All rooms have heating and air conditioning facilities and are elegantly furnished with antique or Sicilian style furniture.

The Price

£1,250 + Flights

Single Occupancy with private Bathroom

£950 + Flights

Double/Twin Occupancy with private bathroom

£850 + Flights

Double/Twin Occupancy with shared Bathroom

What's Included

Accommodation

7 Nights - Variety of Room Options

Activities

Cookery lesson, transportation to Gangi and transportation Cefalu.

Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer from Catania (1hr 75 mins)

Daily Yoga Classes

Twice Daily Yoga inc. Pranayama, Asana & Meditation.

Fully Equipped Yoga Studio

Our venue has a fully equipped yoga studio so there is no need to bring anything additional

Food & Drink

3 meals / day, mainly plant based (organic local chicken / meat occasionally), local wine with dinner, herbal teas throughout the day

Other

WiFi in the lounge area, one room clean during the week

Evenings

Evening Activities including Chanting & Discussions

Book Your Space Today!

If you would like to book this retreat please fill in your details below and we'll get back in touch with you to iron out the finer details. Our retreats sell out quickly, so don't delay. We look forward to welcoming you.

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