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8-Daagse Catamaran Zeilcruise en Yoga Retraite op de Eolische Eilanden, Italië

Refreshing Yoga Retreat Italy

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Join this retreat alone, or with friends for a yoga and sailing holiday on the Aolean Islands, Italy. Allow yourself to escape everyday concerns and discover new paths while refreshing the mind, body, and spirit in this special and energizing location. Everybody is welcome, from beginners to advanced, and even the simply curious. You can participate as you wish or just go along for the ride. With the wind and without constraints, Salsasails guarantees a beautiful holiday.

Hoogtepunten van de retreat

  • 7 2-hour yoga sessions
  • Yoga sessions suitable for all levels
  • Certified professional yoga instructors
  • Daily healthy breakfasts / brunches
  • Beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea views
  • 7 nights' accommodation


  • Beginner
  • Half gevorderd
  • Gevorderd

Yoga stijlen

7 instructiedagen in het Engels
De organisator spreekt: Frans, Duits, Engels
De maximale groepsgrootte is 6
Verberg alles


You will be accommodated for 7 nights onboard the sailing vessel equipped with modern luxury comforts and all amenities. The sailing vessel is a 40-foot catamaran, providing a stable ride, and steered by a certified Yachtmaster Offshore skipper. The vessel has 4 double bedrooms, each equipped with a queen-size bed. The size of the boat allows everyone to isolate themselves for introspective moments.

Salsasails Yoga Holiday Italy Program

Yoga sessions

Prior yoga experience is not required and beginners are welcome in Salsasails' yoga sessions. The teacher (certified professional Iyengar yoga master from Switzerland) will adapt the practice to suit all levels and ages. Yoga sessions will begin with a series of relaxation techniques to open up the mind and body and regulate the breath.

This will be followed by a series of more dynamic postures with a strong emphasis on alignment, that will lend stability, strength, and flexibility to the mind and body. The small group size assures that you will get individualized attention. 7 yoga sessions minimum will be included, locations may vary depending on the weather.


You will wake up at around 08:00 in the morning and enjoy a light breakfast. The location of each yoga session will vary, but will usually be held on the nearest beach (or on the boat if the weather does not permit the later). The yoga session will start at 09:00 and will last until 11:00. After the yoga session, you will return to the boat to enjoy a nutritious brunch.

The afternoon will be at your own leisure, you may walk around the beach, swim, relax, go sightseeing, or scuba diving with a Salsasails' guide! More yoga session can be held in the afternoon if the group desires. Evening meals will be on the boat or at a local restaurant.


  • Arrive in Catania and join the group to transfer in a minibus to Milazzo. The point of embarkation is in Milazzo, Sicily.
  • You will depart Milazzo between 14:00 to 16:00. Milazzo is a small industrial village with a very lovely center and fantastic marina.
  • Cap is set toward Vulcano. You can bathe in mud baths and later, will have a yoga session on the beach.
  • Cap is set toward Lipari. You will do yoga in the park, with an impeccable view of the sea.
  • Cap is set toward Panarea. You will join a yoga session on the deck, then stroll in the quaint village.
  • Next is Stromboli! The yoga session will be at a beautiful volcanic sand beach. You can have an expedition to the summit of the volcano (optional) with a guide, and enjoy nighttime navigation to appreciate the glowing lava in the dark.
  • Cap is set toward Salina. You will have a yoga session on the beach of Pollara, one location of the famous film ‘The Postman’ directed by Michael Radford.
  • Return to Milazzo Transportation back to the airport is organized by Salsasails.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to minor changes due to weather.


Debbie Smidt
Debbie is a Swiss-certified yoga instructor specializing in Iyengar technique. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She holds her own studio in Ollon, Switzerland. She is originally from South Africa. Debbie speaks fluent French and can teach the class in French. Her classes are designed to relieve all tensions, calm the mind and nervous system while developing strength and balance in a profound symbiosis with the body. Debbie has extensive training in rehabilitative yoga and can work with all ages and levels of experiences, as well as physical limitations.
Isabelle Ronseaux Merle
Isabelle has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She is a Swiss-certified instructor (4-year course) and has trained at the Iyengar center in India. She practices Vipassana meditation and mountain sports.

Retreat locatie

Your retreat will take place on the Aeolian Islands that offer out of this world views. Each island has its own particularities which are why several movie makers have turned their films there.

The volcano on Stromboli is an active volcano but can be climbed (with a guide) to the summit, where a 360 view awaits. The beaches on several of the islands have sand of volcanic rock, contrasted by the winding white villages. And of course, the cuisine is fantastic, as one anticipates in Italy.

Please note that sailing requires flexibility on the sea in relation to climatic conditions and the direction of the wind. The exact route will, therefore, be adapted to allow the engines to rest and for you to enjoy the wind as much as possible in order to minimize the pollution.


Salsasails take special care in preparing their meals and are open to all forms of food. They buy fresh, organic, and seasonal products as much as possible. In this retreat, you will have a light breakfast in the morning in order to practice yoga. Hearty brunch awaits you upon returning from your yoga practice.

The fridge is accessible to you at all times. You can serve yourself and make yourself at home. Dinner in the evening on the boat or in the restaurant according to your desires and will be at your own expense.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt
  • Brunch

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Biologisch
  • Andere dieetwensen op aanvraag
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

Wat er te doen is

  • Excursion to Stromboli summit
  • Historical tours
  • Night navigation in Stromboli
  • Local cuisine tasting
  • Scuba diving
  • Swimming
  • Visits to villages

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 yoga sessions
  • Bedding and towels
  • Daily breakfast and brunch
  • Miscellaneous related to the boat

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic drinks and dinners (will be covered by a dashboard)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer to and from Catania
  • Travel insurance
  • Yoga mats


  • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 30 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.
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