5 Days Summer Yoga Holidays with Bike and Catamaran Tour in Puglia, Italy

Yoga Retreat Italy with Boat and Bike Tours

Take the opportunity to release yourself of the everyday stress and join Yogaholic on a great holiday in Italy. You will have the opportunity to practice yoga and do a lot of fun activities on your leisure time. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the place and the tranquility of the valley or you can take a tour to the top of the hillside and enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Be part of this yoga vacation, relax, sun, and beach and more.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Walking meditation in nature
  • Introduction to yoga practices
  • Complimentary bike and boat tours
  • Free time to explore the surrounding areas
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

During the retreat, you will stay at "Villa Le More". It is not a hotel, it is not a holiday camp, nor an ashram, but it is a unique, comfortable Villa surrounded by green vegetation, in a relaxing environment, perfect for an "escape yoga destination", and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and during some period of the year it can also accommodate up to 15 guests.

It is a villa built with characteristic dry-stone walls, another typical style of the little green "village" of Selva di Fasano, typical stones that keep fresh the rooms. This is one of the reasons for not choosing the air conditioning, instead every room has a fan that Yogaholic recommends to turn off every time one leaves the place (avoiding useless consuming electricity) and the floors of the rooms are in special tiles called "cotto", that keep the floor "fresh & cool" during the summer and warm in the winter. There are marble basins in master bathrooms and the fireplace that is useful during the wintertime.

The villa has two levels; every side of the villa has one apartment with three bedrooms (one double, one twin bedded, and one single room), one master bathroom, and one small bathroom (toilet, basin, and shower and bathtub). The communal areas include a furnished kitchen and a living room.

The upstairs accommodation has a terrace with a lovely view over the gardens and the surrounding countryside. Every room is no smoking.

Please be informed that you will be on a yoga retreat with others and you will share a whole apartment (sharing kitchen, living room and bathrooms ) with other guests as well. If you are travelling with someone or by your own, Yogaholic will try to do their best to accommodate you with someone with same gender and same age where is possible. Every apartment can host 5 people.

Nearby places

Selva di Fasano is a summer resort and a summer destination, and it is good to know that public transportation in this area is not frequent. During a certain time, you can reach the town of Fasano at 5 kilometers. At just one kilometer and a half away from "Villa Le More", you can easily walk, surrounded by vegetation, to reach the main center of the small village of Selva di Fasano where you can find restaurants, bars, two small markets, post office and pharmacy. The nearest beaches are about 14 km.

Yogaholic Italy Summer Yoga Retreat Program

This retreat is a great combination of yoga and vacation in a beautiful Puglia, in Italy. This is the perfect place to relax and re-energize from everyday life. You will immerse into the nature surrounded by olives trees, cipresses, vineyards, and fruits trees. You will have two classes every day, in a nice area around the villa, or enjoying classes by the beach at the sunrise or sunset.

During this Yoga Vacation you will be practicing a Core Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with a focus on poses such as, headstand, arm balances, back bending, and more. Concentration, breathing, physical challenging, and final relaxation, will be all part of your yoga classes and you can practice at your own pace. There will be extra classes of a more static yoga such as "Yin Yoga", a practice focused on seated, supine, or prone poses held for long periods of time, targeting the connective tissue such as ligaments, bones and joints.Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

Remember that you are on a yoga vacation and so you can practice yoga, rest and relax, or walking around the area surrounded by green vegetation and enjoying the countryside walking, or jogging around the beautiful area of Selva di Fasano or drive down the hill to get to the town, Fasano or to the seaside, Savelletri, Torre Canne, Egnatia, Rosamarina.

If you need a break from your normal routine and you love yoga or you are just starting to approach the practice, this is the perfect yoga holiday for you. This is your holiday ! You may choose to spend time alone or with the other guests. Relax, enjoy, and do what you love more !

Join the morning or afternoon walks ,Yogaholic encourages all the guests to join with the morning walk, which takes most guests about an hour to complete and gives you some of the very best views from the hills. Various routes can be followed depending upon your desired level of activity.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Morning walk
  • 12:00 Lunch and Free time
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 18:00 Free time for afternoon walk
  • 20:00 Dinner and Free time

Note that this schedule is shown for indicative purposes. Although, likely to be in exceptional circumstances, Yogaholic reserves the right to change the schedule at any time.

Included excursions

During the retreat, you will enjoy a touring bike with a professional guide. You will ride around the area and make a few stops in farmhouses where you will taste the typical local products.

You will also get to enjoy a boat tour to Polignano, between Bari and Monopoli, where you can admire from the sea the beauty of this town. It is a fantastic old town sited on its rocky promontory and is always going to be a great attraction of its ancient old town, which was probably founded and originally part of Ancient Greece and to view some of the vast sea caves that penetrate right under and into the old town. "Aperitivo, on board"

Instructors

Isabella Lacirignola
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Isabella is a certified yoga teacher. She studied In Thailand, covering asana, pranayama, Kriya, bandha, alignment, adjustments, therapeutic and Restorative yoga, physical and energetic anatomy, meditation, philosophy, and mantra. She approached yoga in 2011 and deepen her practice in 2013, when she was in Thailand and United States. When she lived in California, she fell in love with yoga and started practicing different styles, and simply yoga changed her life. She started teaching in Thailand and she regularly teaches her Core Power Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga practice.

Location

This retreat will be held at "VIlla Le More", in the town of Selva di Fasano in Apulia (Puglia) region, Italy. The town marks the border between the Altosalento and the province of Bari. It lies about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from all three of the provincial capitals in Apulia, namely Bari, Taranto, and Brindisi.

Selva di Fasano is situated on the hill and in an extended area with secular olive trees and its territory extends from hills to the sea with rich Mediterranean vegetation. Coming down from hills the town of Fasano occupies a dominant position in the valley which then leads down to the sea: coastal resorts include Savelletri with its beaches, the archaeological digs at Egnatia, and a golf course and the quaint fishing town of Torre Canne.

The coast is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere that prevails despite growing tourism. Around Fasano are centers of secular olive cultivation and a range of medieval fortified masserie or farmhouses aimed at agricultural tourism. There is a beautiful seaside on the east coast of Puglia and about 15 kilometers far from"Villa Le More", you can discover many beaches, from dunes to rocks and nature reserves.

You also have options of choosing from Lidos which are beaches with all facilities or small sandy or isolated rocky bays.

Nearby places

  • Alberobello, 19 kilometers
  • Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI),), 64 kilometers
  • Brindisi-Salento Airport (BDS), 63 kilometers
  • Castellana Grotte, 27 kilometers
  • Fasano, 4 kilometers
  • Gallipoli, 41 kilometers
  • Lecce, 45 kilometers
  • Locorotondo, 9 kilometers
  • Ostuni, 23 kilometers
  • Otranto, 30 kilometers
  • Polignano al Mare, 22 kilometres
  • Santa Maria di Leuca, 31 kilometers
  • Savelletri Beach, 11 kilometers
  • Shopping Apollo bar and market, 2 kilometers
  • Shopping Mall Conforama, 6 kilometers

Food

Every morning, you will enjoy daily fresh breakfast that includes homemade jam, organic fresh fruits from local fields, traditional Italian coffee, caffe latte, green tea, yogurt, toast, and cereal. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner will be arrange at additional price. All information will be given at your arrival. It is a way to connect with new people, but you are free to choose to participate.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

Things to do (optional)

There is a range of activities you can do during your free time, including:

  • Book a private yoga class
  • Go to the beach
  • Golfing in Savelletri
  • Play tennis in Selva di Fasano
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Try wine tasting in Locorotondo

Some attractions and places to visit are:

  • Alberobello
  • Lecce
  • Locorotondo
  • Martina Franca
  • Ostuni
  • Otranto
  • Polignano al mare
  • Zoosafari and Fantasilandia Amusement Park in Fasano

Spa treatments

Massage can be booked on site with a qualified masseur for an additional price (reservation on request). If you would like to book your massage please inform Yogaholic, one week before your arrival

What's included

  • 4 days of yoga sessions (twice daily)
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Bike and boat tours
  • Core Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast tea, coffee, milk, juices, cereals, cookies, and organic fruit
  • Walking meditation in nature

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Drinks, beverages, and snacks
  • Excursions
  • Laundry
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Massages therapies
  • Transfers to and from any places
  • Travel Insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive either at Bari Karol Wojtya Airport (BRI) or Brindisi-Salento Airport (BDS). You can rent a car at the airport to get to the venue or using the "shuttledirect". Selva di Fasano is about 75 kilometers away from Bari and Brindisi or

Arrival by train

Please book your train to arrive at Fasano Station. From the train station, you can take a bus or taxi to Selva di Fasano or Yogaholic can arrange a pick-up for you at the train station for an additional price of 15 EUR per person / one way.

Arrival by bus

Please book your bus with "Autolinee Marino", arriving to Fasano (BR).You can take a bus or taxi to Selva di Fasano or Yogaholic can arrange a pick-up for you at the bus station of Fasano, for an additional price of 10 EUR per person / one way.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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Availability

Please note that this retreat can be tailored to the length of your stay. You can change the retreat period, depending on availability. Simply send an inquiry to Yogaholic if you wish to rent the rooms for different days time.

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