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Let yourself sink in the glorious pastel colors and amazing beaches of Cinque Terre! Along the Ligurian Coast, you will find some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on earth! Cinque Terre is comprised of colorful houses and vineyard that cling to steep terraces and harbors filled with fishing boats and beaches dotted with candy-colored umbrellas. Join the luxury yoga retreat, and enjoy a blissful holiday for the mind, body, and soul!
The gorgeous villa is located in Levanto, Cinque Terre, Italy. The accommodation is perfect for a divine and peaceful yoga retreat. The lovely decorated guest rooms ensure an incredible night's rest with the most comfortable luxury linens and down pillows. Each bright and spacious guest room is en-suite with rain showers and deliciously scented bath products. There is also a complimentary mini bar, in-room coffee and tea set, housekeeping, music sound dock, hairdryer, and Wi-Fi.
During your retreat, you will practice two daily yoga classes, except for the days when you will go on a boat tour and shopping for vintage clothes and souvenirs when you will have only a morning yoga class. The daily outdoor yoga classes will be held by Shari, your instructor, and host that will guide you through a vigorous Vinyasa flow. During the week, you will also participate in Yin and Restorative yoga sessions. As always, Shari will listen to what the group needs and adjust accordingly for the best yoga experience!
For surely, you will fall in love with Italian food, and you will be most happy to find out that you can learn the secret of the Italian cuisine. The Italian Riviera is home to pesto, so of course, you will take a class on how to make it! The pesto will be hand made with the freshest ingredients. Then, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor with a special wine on the side.
During the retreat, you will also enjoy a bike trip to Bonassola beach with bikes taken from the villa. You will be amazed by a glorious sunset while enjoying an aperitive. The ride is easy for any level rider.
The excursion is reserved exclusively for you and your fellow retreat-goers accommodated at the private villa and includes a boat tour along the picturesque coastline of the Cinque Terre at sunset. You will be served with a special aperitif on board.
You will go on a half day hike through the stunning coastal region of Cinque Terre and will stretch your legs in a gorgeous natural landscape. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide that will show you the best sea and mountain views.
Time to find that perfect pair of Italian-made shoes or exquisite antique piece for your home and shop till you drop! You will explore a local town and all the hidden gems in the company of a local expert that will show you all the secret spots and find for you the most wonderful treasures to take home.
Day excursions: hiking, shopping, and pesto making class.
Evening excursions: sunset boat tour and biking to Bonassola beach.
Shari discovered the positive effects of yoga over 15 years ago in California. Her journey included numerous disciplines, but it wasn't until Ashtanga that she found her true passion and was certified in 2010 in Italy. Shari enjoys teaching a vigorous, playful, and challenging Ashtanga flow class. She hopes through her teaching she can inspire others with the grace and love that she has found. Shari has been leading yoga retreats and holidays for over two years in amazing locations from Belize to India, to Morocco, and all over her adopted and gorgeous country, Italy.
This retreat will take place in Levanto, Cinque Terre, Italy, a unique place on the Italian Riviera known for its scenic landscape, pastel houses, and great cuisine. Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's one of those places that you should see at least once in your lifetime.
During the retreat, you will be served with nourishing meals and evening aperitifs. You will start your day with a hearty breakfast. Fresh fruits, juices, eggs made-to-order, cheeses, local bread, and heavenly sweets are all part of you daily post-yoga meal. For dinner, you will be served with a variety of other delicious dishes!
On arrival, you will be welcomed with a special pizza party dinner. Along with your fellow retreat-goers, you will enjoy some amazing homemade pizzas, fruity sangria, and big bowls of crisp salad. There will also be a special seafood dinner prepared with heavenly local fish or seafood. For the last evening, you will be part of a special dinner event with local wine and dishes, in a special location with view to die for. The last evening includes a special aperitif, a pesto cooking class, and much more surprises.
Please book your flight to arrive at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an extra fee.
Please reserve your train ticket to arrive at Levanto train station. Sole Yoga Holidays will pick you up from the train station.
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