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We're thrilled to announce an unforgettable retreat set in the heart of stunning Puglia, Italy. Picture this: a serene eco-friendly villa nestled amidst the Italian countryside, powered by clean solar energy and offsetting carbon emissions. Nearby, a short walk to the sandy beach and turquoise waters of the sea. Rejuvenate and realign with your inner self, while exploring the traditions of yoga and meditation.
The retreat, guided by Susan and Mark, promotes inner peace, wellness, and self-discovery through yoga and mindfulness meditation, complemented by nourishing plant-based cuisine, all set within an inspiring natural environment. It offers a holistic approach to well-being, intertwining physical activity, mental tranquillity, and environmental consciousness.
Mixed Age, Ability & Gender
X5 energising daily early morning yoga classes, suitable for all skill levels.
X5 evening Yin Yoga classes for gentle relaxation and transitioning into sleep.
X10 short healing meditation sessions, integrating breath work sessions and movements drawing inspiration from Buddhist Tantra, Zen, Yogic, and Taoist philosophies.
X3 short inspiring workshops centred around well-being, spirituality, Buddhism, and Yoga.
•End-of-day campfire circles fostering connection.
•Personal downtime and options to explore the local area and villages.
•Optional extras include massages and guided hikes to enhance the retreat experience (extra cost).
•Experience a breathtaking environment featuring stunning beaches and idyllic countryside walks.
• Savour delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes crafted by a local chef. Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and snacks available.
1. Arrival Friday 10th May 2024 for 5 nights
2. Arrival Thursday, 5th October 2024 for 5 night
Shared room ( 2 people room) price per person • €1400 / £1200
Shared room (3 people sharing) €1150 / £990
Single room ( 1 person) €1600 / £1400
Offer available for three people sharing - contact to discuss
50% Deposit to secure space
Balance 90 days before
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Mark is a seasoned meditation instructor, ordained Buddhist Dharma teacher and well-being mentor, specialising in mindfulness, Zen, and tantric-style meditation within a deep-rooted Buddhist practice. He leverages his extensive travel experiences in Central Asia and the Far East and his life goal of serving others to teach various meditation and mindfulness practices to promote peace, wellness, healing, and life purpose. Mark integrates spirituality and personal development into his teachings, including admissions of sustainable living, self-regenerative healing methods, and self-regulated well-being techniques for today's world.
Susan is a Yoga Alliance-accredited RYT200 yoga teacher with over ten years of yoga experience. She has studied classic authentic breath-based Hatha yoga heavily influenced by Krishnamacharya, alongside various pranayama and meditation techniques. Susan teaches classes suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. She has a background in engineering and has also transitioned into becoming a yoga teacher, discovering the profound impact of yoga beyond physical movement, fostering inner peace and self-discovery. Susan's vegan lifestyle aligns with her commitment to environmental sustainability and compassion for all sentient beings. Additionally, she has a passion for interior design, offering her expertise in creating beautiful, nature-inspired spaces to enhance well-being.
Your Accommodation: You'll spend five nights in the beautiful eco-friendly masseria, an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by Puglia's countryside, a picturesque and serene landscape with a unique charm. Rolling hills, expansive fields, and vast stretches of olive groves dominate the scenery, creating a patchwork of green and golden hues. The countryside is dotted with quaint, traditional farmhouses known as "masserie," which add a touch of rustic elegance to the landscape.. you’ll be just a 10/15-minute walk from the turquoise beaches of Puglia, and you'll find yourself perfectly placed for relaxation and exploration!
• All rooms come with eco-friendly toiletries, beach towels, AC and WiFi.
Daily Yoga and Meditation: Suitable for both advanced yogis and beginners, start your day with energising Hatha yoga classes and guided meditation sessions. Mark is an experienced meditation and spiritual studies teacher and will guide you through various types of bite-size meditation with theory and practical exercises, including Tao Chi. Susan, an experienced Yoga Alliance-qualified instructor, will guide you through carefully choreographed routines that mix Asana and Pranayama techniques designed to release blocked energy and tension. Evening yoga sessions will be calming and relaxing yin yoga. Yoga and meditation will be held both inside and outside the Masseria and at the beach.
Food for the Soul: Enjoy the flavours of Italy, nourishing, plant-based vegan and vegetarian meals prepared from local produce. We believe in the power of medicinal food - fresh, organic, and cooked with various spices and herbs that promote an alkaline state in the body.
Experience Puglia: Between yoga and meditation classes, workshops, treatments and mindful meals, take some free time every afternoon to explore the beautiful Italian countryside with guided walks, explore local villages, take a soothing massage, spend time on the beach swimming the beautiful turquoise sea, or relax soaking up the early/ late summer sun.
Bite-size 30minute Workshops provide a transformative journey into Yogic, Taoist, and Buddhist well-being practices. These sessions will guide you through mindful living and energy balancing, offering tools for holistic health, including stress management, nutrition, and sleep. By blending modern and ancient wisdom, our workshops aim to enhance inner growth, peace, and universal connection. This experience will empower you to bring positive changes to your daily life and inspire others. Join us to tap into your limitless potential.
Campfire experience: Ignite unforgettable moments at the end of the day and foster genuine connections with our captivating campfire experience, where storytelling and laughter flourish under the dancing flames.
Take-Home Goodies: We'll provide a goody bag filled with healthy herbal products for you to take home and continue your wellness journey.
Payment schedule 2024
Secure your space straight away by placing a 50% deposit or wait to hear back from us about confirmed dates. Full payment is required 90 days before the retreat date. All payments are to be made via bank transfer. Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis of deposit paid.
Flights: Please note that participants will be responsible for booking their flights. The retreat will begin upon arrival at the retreat centre. Brindisi Airport has a 40-minute transfer, and Bari Airport has a 2 hr transfer. There will be one free transfer bus to the retreat centre at the most popular flight arrival time/location, to be advised. Else you would be welcome to make your arrangements to make your way to the retreat centre. We can provide details of local car hire or transfer services.
Currently, as of 20th June, a return flight to Brindisi is between £182-£199 from Stansted UK. Please check your local flights if you are resident in another country.
Ready to say yes to this life-changing retreat? Please let us know your preferred dates and your attendance. We're excited to guide you on this journey to tranquillity, nourishment, and rejuvenation in the heart of Italy.
With warm wishes,
Susan, Mark and the Retreat Team
*Begin your journey to rejuvenation and self-growth with us.*
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