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Italy Yoga Retreat

Join this retreat as the best of southern Italy awaits you with ancient, pristine, and magical features. Nestled between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, you will enjoy yoga on a land bathed in a clear golden light. Immerse yourself in a sanctuary solely dedicated to providing you with the ideal retreat in simple and uncompromising elegance. Come to relax and experience the art of letting go!

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  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Post-retreat Skype session with Brian Hilliard
  • A personal meditation session with Brian Hilliard
  • Special events in the evenings and farewell dinner
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5 meditation talks with Brian Hilliard
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport group transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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You will be staying at La Rosa dei 4 Venti, an exquisite 18th century masseria (farmhouse). The manor house is a traditional pristine white masseria made of stone. A large swimming pool is surrounded by white daybeds adorned with curtains, and sun loungers to relax, sleep, or read.

The property is situated at the highest point in the area, affording delightful cool breezes. You will be enchanted by the Trulli houses, white and majestic. Enjoy walks along the meditation paths among vineyards, olives, and woods.

Discover many little nooks and crannies scattered in and around the farmhouse. You will find a library, garden benches, a glass sitting room, and massage room. The yoga and meditation room is exquisite. This jewel of a place also has its own chapel with recently recovered old frescos.

Ten spacious and simply designed en-suite bedrooms are scattered around the farmhouse. Rooms accommodate one, two, or three people. Most rooms have the high ceilings characteristic of Trulli houses. Decors feature white palettes with splashes of lavender and orange. These are ideal accommodations to rest in tranquility, style, and understated elegance.


Mindfulness meditation with Brian Hilliard

  • Acquire the tools needed to de-stress
  • Cultivate greater kindness
  • Gain greater peace and relaxation
  • Learn how to mix meditation with daily life
  • Learn to let go of what is unimportant

Your day closes with a meditation session guided by teacher Brian Hilliard. The practice space is a beautifully designed shala and fully equipped. There you will learn the techniques and practice of sitting and walking meditation. Talks, discussions, and some silence for inner reflection make the experience complete.


  • Access and work with deep emotion through working with the body
  • Gain confidence in your natural balance and harmony
  • Practice Yin and Hatha yoga styles
  • Strengthen and align body and mind

Optional running with meditation

If you are interested, this is suitable for runners and walkers. Running with meditation is an introduction to meditation in movement. Reach the zone easily with practical instructions for combining mindfulness and movement.


Brian Hilliard
Brian carefully and expertly guides beginners and experienced meditators through all the steps of mindfulness meditation. He provides lots of opportunities for you to build on strengths and let go of weaknesses, while inviting you to engage in solitary connection with yourself, and warm and friendly group interaction. At 18, Brian got life-changing teachings from the great Tibetan master Chőgyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Following many advanced seminaries and years of training, Brian completed the traditional Tibetan three-year retreat, and has studied and taught mindfulness for over 35 years.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Valle D’Itria, near Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy. Puglia is a land bathed in a clear golden light.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala
  • Patio


  • Library

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The diet perfectly compliments the practices of yoga and meditation. The Italian kitchen really sets the stage for a refined and healthy diet. Vegetarian meals are based on a pH alkaline diet philosophy. This will bring new balance to your body.

The organic meals are based mainly on low gluten and are dairy and wheat free. Delight in these healthy meals at the large communal table. The kitchen is flexible and will also accommodate your special needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can relax at the turquoise swimming pool, surrounded by loungers and shaded daybeds. Find a nook, crannie, or hammock to nap, read or contemplate. Take a long and aimless meditation walk through the woods. This ancient land has a special energy. Refuge and meditate in the tiny chapel adorned with ancient frescos. Wander along country lanes lined with stone walls.

The massage room also awaits you for some well-deserved pampering. You’ll want to take a snooze in your beautiful room under the high dome of the Trulli.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • 5 meditation talks with Brian Hilliard
  • 1 post-retreat Skype session with Brian Hilliard
  • 1 personal meditation session with Brian Hilliard
  • Optional running or walking with Brian Hilliard
  • Special events evenings
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Airport transfers
  • Farewell dinner

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Massage treatments
  • Day out transfers and activities
  • Airport private transfer

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) or Brindisi Airport (BDS). Group transfer from and to the airport is included. Retreats - Mindfulness and Yoga will pick you up from the airport.


  • 40°38'15.4"N, 17°21'50.1"E

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 56 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 70 days before arrival.
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