Vedaguru Centre organizes Ayurveda yoga retreats, training, and Panchakarma retreats in India and Italy.
Yoga Retreats (5)
After a trip to India in 2008, attracted by Ayurvedic medicine, by the powers of nature, and her passion for anthropology, Carola has known indigenous and ancient cultures present in Kerala. She has worked for years in Greece, learning the culture and the mysteries of the Cyclades. She has lived in Italy, in the Alps, where she rediscovered the ancient traditions and cults. She has studied Ayurveda, pranic healing, yoga, and meditation in India.
Elena is a yoga teacher and therapist, with a passion for business. She has traveled to places like Mexico, India, South America, Africa, and Australia, in search of knowledge and new life experiences. She has also worked as a yoga teacher in Morocco and Greece. In India, she has been able to learn more about Ayurveda, yoga, and the art of massage. The guidelines Elena follows are those from the yoga tradition of Hatha in India.
A masseuse and therapist since 2000, Mariangela is always open and looking for an improvement in the studies. She uses multiple techniques in her work, like hot stone therapy massage, watsu, Ayurvedic massage, deep tissue, slimming, anti-stress, and energetic. She is the president of Vedaguru Association.
Lucrezia D' Alessandro
Lucrezia is a local chef, whose passion for food and cooking has been her devotion for a number of years. Working with only the freshest and most authentic ingredients gives a delightful originality, as well as a superior flavor, to everything she makes or bakes. She will be teaching you some of the secrets of the famous Italian cuisine.
Fabio is a specialist in neurology, with refinement in Ayurvedic medicine and psychosomatic, having been trained in India, as a student of Doctor Raju. After years of general practice, he decides to resign and devote himself to Ayurvedic medicine. He followed a three-year course to become an Ayurvedic therapist and received his diploma in Ayurvedic medicine from Maharishi Vedic University. For more than 20 years, he has been dealing with Ayurveda, combining the study of the basic principles with an interest for massage, nutrition, yoga, meditation, philosophy, and psychology.
from Belgium, September 2020
"Beautiful place, great food, nice ayurveda yoga experience"
I had a really good experience! The place is absolutely beautiful with an amazing garden and fresh fruits and vegetables everywhere. It was really quiet so if you're looking for peace then this is the place to go to. We had yoga in the morning and in the afternoon there were excursions planned. The cooking workshop was great, the food in general -amazing- and the ayurvedic massage really good as well. Carola is a really nice person and a great teacher. If you have more questions about ayurveda and yoga, she's more than happy to tell you about it. Everyone at the centre/hotel was really nice as well, great service and very housy. :)
from Canada, November 2018
"A taste of Italian countryside"
I really enjoyed the opportunity to be able to travel to the nearby towns everyday. Beautiful surrounding.
from Italy, October 2018
"Heaven on Earth "
From the moment I stepped off the train in Conversano Carola and her 'team' tended my every need!
The accommodation, the food, the wine, the yoga, the people, the treatment, the cooking lesson, the trips....all first class!
So relaxed and easy going, but equally professional. And follow up pdf advice...
from Ireland, October 2018
"A truly relaxing holiday"
From the moment of arriving you felt the tranquil and relaxing surrounds start to work their magic. The yoga lessons in the morning were excellent and really set the tone for the day. Cooking classes and ayurvedic massage were also wonderful. All round perfect combination holiday
from Netherlands, October 2020
"Fijne retreat in Zuid Italie!"
Het was een hele ontspannen retreat met veel afwisseling met andere activiteiten zoals kookworkshop, massage, bezoeken van stadjes in de omgeving maar ook voldoende vrije tijd om lekker bij het zwembad te liggen of een dutje te doen. De locatie is prachtig, zowel de omgeving als het verblijf zelf, met ruime kamers.
Het eten vond ik wisselend, het was niet vies maar ook niet heel bijzonder. Carola is erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam, haar kennis van yoga wist ze goed over te brengen op de groep. Dit retreat is een goede eerste kennismaking met auyverde.
Celine Van Aalst
from Netherlands, July 2019
I liked the combination of yoga, cooking, ayurveda massage and tours.
from Germany, March 2019
Man fühlt sich wie bei Freunden, wirklich alle sind supernett und unkompliziert; Yoga, Massagen und die Ausflüge waren ganz toll; man lernt viel über die Geschichte, Kultur und Küche der Region; a propos Küche: Die Köchin ist eine Wucht! Und der Wein zum darin baden.
Für mich waren es in jeder Hinsicht perfekte Tage, und ich werde definitiv wiederkommen!
from Netherlands, February 2019
"A nice mix"
Carola is a real good instructor and made you feel at ease. Joseph did everything to take care of my group and me. The whole week was a nice mix between yoga, food, visiting old cities and I had the best group to share this with!
from Netherlands, September 2020
"Yoga retreat in an Italian farm"
The instructor and the therapist were excellent. They knew what they are doing and gave very useful information.
The tours to Conversano, Alberobello and Napoli were great.
from United States, November 2019
"Relaxing experience in Puglia"
The entire staff were wonderful. Very accommodating, helpful and genuine. Food was abundant and simple. The property was lovely, felt like being at someone’s country home. It was a short distance to nearby villages for exploration.
from United States, November 2019
"I can't say enough good stuff about Carola! and Monetepaolo"
How easy and accommodating the staff adjusted to our schedule and needs. Anna our chef was super nice, an amazing cook!!! and also very accommodating, It was a positive and wonderful experience!!!
from Germany, September 2019
First of all: Thank you for such a wonderful teacher and location. Carola is an amazing person: allways helpful, kind and enthusiastic and a super motivating yoga teacher. The Masseria Montepaolo and all their staff are super nice and friendly and it is a heavenly place and I felt part of a big family in an outstandingly lovely family home. Grazie ancora.
from United States, July 2019
"Wonderful experience at Vedaguru"
I appreciated our yoga instructor, Carola, who explained aspects of yoga that I was not aware of. Yoga not only helps the body but also the inner person. Carola was kindness itself, and was available in person or by phone should there be questions about yoga or about scheduled trips to surrounding areas. The enclosed resort, with beautifully manicured grounds, flowers, palm trees and fruit trees, added to the calmness and relaxation. The staff were the loveliest people one could wish for, from the cooks who came to chat with us during our sumptuous dinners, to Joseph our breakfast and dinner server, to Anna who taught the cooking class, to the ladies who kept our rooms tidy. As part of the package, our driver and tour guide, Angelo, took us on several trips to explore nearby villages, and to the seaside. Everyone made our stay warm and friendly. I could not have asked for a better location to enjoy my yoga week.
from Great Britain, June 2019
"An unforgettable experience"
The hotel itself (Agriturismo Masseria) was lovely and the staff, particularly Joseph, made us feel very looked after and at home. The swimming pool was a definite plus in the hot weather.
Carola was an excellent host and we felt she couldn't do enough to make sure we had a pleasant stay. I enjoyed her yoga classes which she adjusted to match the ability of the group (my first time), building up day by day to more challenging poses. I loved the cooking classes with Anna and Angelo was very accomodating as our excursion driver. Very good value for money and I hope to definitely return in the future. Fully recommend this little gem in Puglia
from United States, November 2018
"Brilliant hospitality in a relaxing, rural setting,"
My husband and I are Irish and were on our honeymoon in Italy when we attended the retreat. My favourite thing about the trip was the people we met and the people who looked after us. Carola gave us great care and attention and we had relaxing yet awakening yoga classes every morning. Anna was great fun and an unbelievable cook, she really does cook with 'care and love,' and humour. Pablo provided great entertainment and cuddles. The staff at the retreat were so good, Joseph was always on hand to help out and the Chef and Manuela were always keen to know if we were enjoying ourselves and if we were well fed which we certainly were! Thanks to all, we really enjoyed our honeymoon with you and we wish you all continued success.
from Bulgaria, October 2018
"Great time! Great yoga experience!"
Carola’s attitude- very clearly explained the poses, fixed everyone in the right position, being very sensitive about the state of the people every morning.
from United States, September 2018
The staff, food accomodations, yoga instruction and value of this retreat were 5 star all the way. We had day trips, pickup and drop off from conversano and the agritourismo! All were generous and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was excellent and enjoyable. We felt quite spoiled and would highly recommend this trip and location.
from Canada, September 2018
"Will absolutely return!"
This experience with Carola did not disappoint in any way. The farmhouse setting was beautiful...a 16 th century building in the beautiful Conversano countryside. Early morning yoga with Carola, fabulous cooking lessons with Anna ( preparing local specialities in an oudoor kitchen), wonderful staff at the retreat centre, and daily excursions ( optional) in the afternoon/ or just laying by the pool! I felt truly pampered.
from United States, September 2018
"Authentic Experience "
I really enjoyed the Aruveydic therapies that were offered. Marie Angela is passionate about her work and has many years of experience.
Carola is an excellent teacher . It was a little slow in the beginning of the week , but I like how she built on the practice as the days progressed. It’s smart to start with yoga foundations as you don’t know which style of Yoga your students have had. Being a teacher myself , and an American sometimes it’s necessary to start at the beginning and move more slowly. Especially when you are on vacation! I also really enjoyed all the staff members. Everyone that works there , really makes you feel welcomed , and they will do anything for you to make your stay more comfortable.
Andrea Von Seggern
from Spain, June 2021
Die Masseria die Leute sehr angenehm. Joseph ist ein Engel. Alles fantastisch und zu meiner Zufriedenheit sehr empfehlenswert und zum wiederholen
from Belgium, August 2019
"Melange ideal entre decouverte de la region et du yoga "
Carola est un excellent prof experimente qui s'adapte en fonction du groupe.
les soins de mariangela sont extraordinaires, faites le premier tres vite pour pouvoir apprecier et en rajouter sur la semaine. Ces soins meritent a eux seuls une semaine de cure. Nourriture exellente, fruits et legumes frais, repas prepares par un(e) vrai(e) chef qui m'a fait des repas vegan succulents , meme des biscuits et gateaux !!
Possibilite de rajouter des visites ou de passer la journee a la plage, de rester a la piscine (tres jolie, entourée d'arbres) , d'en apprendre plus sur le yoga ou la medecine ayurvédique, de profiter des soins... selon vos envies.
Toute L'equipe est tres chaleureuse, pro et a votre ecoute pour agementer votre sejour. l'endroit est tres propre. La semaine est passee trop vite !
Eva-maria Dr Konnertz
from Germany, May 2019
"Zu teuer. Nett, aber außerhalb, Frühstück nur sehr dürftig"
Frühstück nicht gesund und auch nicht abwechslungsreich ;
Yoga war ok - der Raum und va Boden ist uneben und ungeeignet; im Zimmer zu kalt, Wasser auch nur lauwarm;
Essen mit 20 EUR viel zu teuer;
sehr freundliche Menschen - Anna, die Köchin ist toll und herzlich
Pool war leider noch zu kalt; es ist schön, dass man überall in den Garten gehen kann
from Germany, May 2019
"Very nice and helpfully stuff, Beautiful quiet place"
Die ruhige Lage und das schöne Haus.
from France, April 2019
"Un séjour parfait "
Un endroit paisible au milieu des cerisiers en fleurs, des oliviers, des amandiers, des figuiers de barbarie et des champs de coquelicot. Un personnel discret et aux petits soins. Des cours de yoga très doux mais précis, intéressants et variés donnés par une prof adorable. Des massages merveilleux. Un cours de cuisine formidable. Une cuisinière qui a su adapter avec coeur ses plats à mon régime sans gluten ni lactose. Plats servis avec le sourire et la gentillesse de Joseph. Des visites des villages magnifiques alentours. Un véritable moment de détente et de plaisir ! Merci à Carola, Maria Angela, Anna, Joseph, Angelo et à ceux dont je ne connais pas le prénom.
Viviane Vidal De La Blache
from France, December 2018
Seuls au monde!l’accueil chaleureux,le yoga formidable,les massages divins,le prix pour toute ces choses!et la campagne !je reviendrai en mai!!!!
from Germany, November 2018
Tutti, only the rain in the beginning, but after 2 days the sun showed up. Lovley place with lovely people. Professional and helpful treatments. Thanks to Carola. She is doing a great Job. 🤗