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8 Days Embracing Shakti Women’s Yoga Retreat in Puglia, Italy

Women's Yoga Retreat Italy

Join Carla in a gorgeous Italia, Puglia retreat to connect with your feminine spirit and rediscover your inner goddess. Together you will gather in sacred community to learn how to nourish, express, heal and cultivate your innate feminine radiance into your daily lives. Through breath, movement and awareness you will cultivate deep presense and empower yourselves to live wildly with a fully open heart.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • A luxurious massage
  • Private olive oil tasting
  • A private Homeopathic consultation with Carla
  • Full day excursion to villages on the Adriatic Coast
  • Celebration dinner party on the last day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 gourmet meals daily

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a 14 acre property located between the Adriatic and Ionic Sea and is surrounded by the splendid nature of Valle d’Itria. It is a charming, family-run yoga venue. La Rosa situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. The main building is a 16th century masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old apulian style with many of the authentic features still in place. All rooms are en suite with shower, toilet and basin. Each room is a different shape and unique is its own way as many of the rooms are traditional trullos, each unique and gorgeously decorated. The grounds contain lovely gardens, a swimming pool, a wild forest and fields, and a tiny church. There is plenty of space to walk and be free.

Women's Yoga Retreat Italy Program

You will explore a 4-step process to uncover the layers of being as a means to merge deeper within.

The first step is to “Connect into the Body & Breath.” It helps people be in their bodies, to really be in their bodies. This includes focused work on breathing and being breathed. You find love and respect of the physical form through an appreciation of alignment and the power of the breath.

The second step is to “Release the Issues in the Tissues.” In this practices you broaden your awareness around movement of emotions through the body. You open areas that store blocked emotions and release related mental limitations leading to the issues in the tissues.

The third step is to “Recognize the Power of the Mind.” Working with your mind can be one of the greatest challenges on this journey. The thinking mind can hinder ever step while the intuitive mind can set you free. Students will be help use their power to banish perceived smallness. You will be challenged to recognize growth in moments of uncertainty and discomfort. Together everybody will ‘Think less and listen more’.

Finally, the last step is to “Live a Sensual and Awakened Life.”

We all yearn to blossom into our truest self. As we cultivate the practices, we become more familiar with what it feels like to liberate and embrace Shakti, our divine indwelling power. A life of freedom awaits!

By working with this model, I can help you to begin to feel more, which will begin with just truly inhabiting the body and listening. I provide a safe environment to dive deeper into your experiences. And I speak from a place of relating to your journey since I have been there myself.

The program will include a variety of practices and modalities including:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breath of BlissTM
  • Tao Tantric Feminine Arts
  • Sacred Feminine Rituals

Included excursions

This program includes a full day excursion to villages on the Adriatic Coast.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Puglia, located between the Adriatic and Ionic Sea and surrounded by the splendid nature of Valle d’Itria. The perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. The landscape is rural and dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The luminous Puglian-born cook Ilaria, believes that food cooked in a bad temper and without love will make people sick. Your food will be lovingly prepared, strictly organic, vegetarian and wheat-free. And there will even be wine with supper. The diet for the community of people of La Rosa dei 4 Venti is extremely important, as much as the yoga practice. Their cuisine follows the ph alkaline diet philosophy whose goal is to bring back to balance your organism through a healthy vegetarian diet mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairies and wheat free. They serve fresh, organic and seasonal products from their garden; they produce their own goat cheese and milk and they make their bread, pastries and pastas with spelt flour or no gluten flour like buckwheat. The dishes are from the italian tradition but revisited by them following this diet by introducing some raw dishes at lunch and superfoods in the recipes. You won’t miss the Italian cuisine, simply you will taste it in a healthier way.

What's included

  • 3 gourmet meals each full day at La Rosa
  • Accommodation in beautiful and uniquely furnished traditional south Italian buildings
  • All classes and workshops
  • Celebration dinner and party on your last day
  • Full day excursion to the villages Ostuni, Polignano a Mare and Trani on the Adriatic Coast
  • Local market tour in Martina Franca
  • Luxurious massage
  • Private Homeopathic consultation with Carla
  • Private olive oil tasting
  • Voucher of 50 EUR towards transportation to and from the airport.

What's not included

  • Additional meals offsite
  • Airfare
  • Personal tours and any related expenses
  • Travel and personal insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) or Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS). Voucher of 50 EUR towards transportation to and from the airport will be given.

Driving directions from Bari

Leaving from Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) take the SS16 and continue for about 69 Km.

Take the exit Taranto toward Fasano / Locorotondo /Martina Franca and take the SS172 dirirection for approximately 11,7 Km.

Once in Martina Franca turn left into the Strada Provinciale 70 for about 10 Km., then turn left Strada Monti del Duca 302 Zona H, continue for 450 meters and turn right for Strada Monti del Duca 302 Zona H.

Then continue for another 2.5 km to your destination.

Driving directions from Brindisi

  • Leaving from Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS) follow the signs to Taranto / Lecce /Brindisi Centro.
  • Take the SS16 and after 2 km, take the exit Brindisi Centro.
  • Take the SS7 and continue for 35,7 km. Take the exit Villa Castelli and turn left onto the Strada Provinciale 50 for about 6,5 Km.
  • Cross Villa Castelli and turn left onto the Strada Provinciale 66, continue for 7 km and then turn left onto Strada Provinciale 67, then continue for 4,3 km.
  • Turn left and immediately right towards Strada Monti del Duca 302 Zona H.
  • Continue for 1,1 km until you reach your destination.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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