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8 Days Good Vibrations Partner Yoga Retreat in Italy

  • Galanias Hotel, Via Belvedere, 08042 Bari Sardo, Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

Overview

Sardinia Yoga Retreat Italy

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Explore and unfold your relationships through yoga and other various techniques at this relaxing yoga retreat in Sardinia. You will enjoy your time to reconnect with your partner as you strengthen your relationship through enhanced trust and intimacy. Join this amazing retreat to improve your relationship and develop a sense of well-being and harmony!

    Highlights

    • Sound healing session
    • A private vibroacoustic massage
    • Guided yoga Nidra and Partner yoga classes
    • Mindfulness, pranayama, and group mantra sessions
    • Daily delicious buffet breakfast and dinner
    • Plenty of free time to explore and relax
    • 7 nights’ accommodation

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 20.

      Languages

      • Instruction languages: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    During this retreat, you will be staying at the Galanias hotel. The hotel is a peaceful, idyllic place to wind down and relax and is ideal for couples in search of a sanctuary. It is situated four kilometers from the town of Barisardo and 600 meters from the sea and the beach. The hotel is comprised of three main buildings: in two of them, there are 33 rooms and in the main buildings, there are 10 superior rooms.

    The hotel has a pool, a restaurant, a bar, and a bespoke yoga shala for group activities. The hotel also has a small gym and additional massage treatments by the hotel therapist available by appointment through reception. All rooms are well equipped and decorated with hand-made furniture, created by local craftsmen.

    Every room has an independent entrance, air conditioning, mini bar, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, TV, and a safe. There is also a suite with open loft and non-smoking rooms. There are two types of room to choose for the retreat which is the garden room and the superior room. Both rooms are private and can accommodate two persons.

    The program for the retreat is all about “good vibrations”. You will be using sound as partners, as a group, and as a private treatment for individual couples. You will use various techniques and musical instruments, such as crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gong, didgeridoo, and your own voices working in a group. You will also experience how to use sound on your own partner as a relaxation and healing technique.

    As part of the program, you will engage in different yoga practices with your partners to enhance trust and intimacy. There will be a time that you will work individually using mindful Hatha yoga to better connect with your own bodies and develop a sense of well-being and harmony. It will not only benefit you as an individual but also improves your relationships with others around you.

    Additionally, you will learn some useful mindfulness practices and tools that will help you in all aspects of life, but especially in your relationships with yourselves and those closest to you, learning to be more accepting and compassionate. Mindfulness practices can help you to generate forgiveness and gratitude, as well as recognizing your own behavior patterns in order to be able to live life with increased emotional intelligence.

    This retreat is not just for couples. It is suitable for anybody who wants to create a better relationship with other important people in his or her life, whether that is a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, close friend, or other important people.

    The final itinerary is set by the retreat leaders and can be subject to change. The itinerary will give you an idea of what to expect during this retreat.

    Day 1

    On day one, there will be a Partner yoga class in the morning followed by an afternoon session of pranayama, mindfulness, and yoga Nidra class.

    Day 2

    On day two, there will be a session of morning sound healing with vibroacoustic massage. In the afternoon, a session of mindful movement, mindfulness, and yoga Nidra will be conducted.

    Day 3

    There will be a Partner yoga class in the morning followed by an afternoon session of group mantra, yoga Nidra, and the harmonic sound bath.

    Day 4

    On day four, you can take a day off to relax, go for excursions, or explore the area.

    Day 5

    There will be a morning sound healing with a vibroacoustic massage followed by an afternoon session of mindful movement, mindfulness, and yoga Nidra class.

    Day 6

    On day six, you will experience a morning dynamic group exercises with yoga and vibroacoustic massage followed by the afternoon retreat closing ceremony with pranava aum, group mantra, and yoga Nidra.

    • Alexandra Redmond

      Alexandra has been practicing Hatha yoga and meditation for over 15 years, and started teaching in 2009. She has qualifications in pre- and postnatal yoga. She is also a Reiki practitioner. Alex is a founding member and president of Yoga in Sardinia, a non-profit cultural association. The association aimed at promoting the benefits of yoga, meditation, and holistic health. She has also recently launched an online mindfulness-based stress management course.

    • Michela

      Michela studied art and theater in Italy and England. She also studied holistic therapies and Thai massage in Thailand, as well as Reiki, yoga, and meditation in Spain. She has traveled through more than 30 countries around the world over four continents. She is a Reiki master, massage therapist, and a yoga teacher.

    • Ignacio

      Ignacio has traveled through more than 30 countries around the world. He has lived in London and Florence, and is currently residing in Barcelona. He is a musician, a healer, and a yogi. He plays guitar, Australian didgeridoo, African berimbau, Tibetan bowls, quartz bowls, Chinese gong, drum, and different types of percussion instruments.

    This retreat will take place in Ogliastra, Italy. Ogliastra is an area of Sardinia, which is often referred to as the ‘island within an island’. The island offers an abundance of pleasures. It is sheltered away from the overcrowded tourist areas like Costa Smeralda, Olbia, Alghero, and Cagliari. The east coast offers protection from the Maestrale winds that often batter the western coast.

    The sea is a transparent turquoise and unlike Costa Smeralda, this area has miles and miles of sandy beaches. Cardedu and Bari Sardo beaches offer the opportunity to walk over 10 kilometers on the beach without interruption.

    Activities
    • Diving nearby
    • Gym
    • Massage
    • Spa
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    General
    • Bar
    • Beach
    • Restaurant
    • Yoga shala
    Services
    • Bicycle rental
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Tour assistance

    You will be served buffet breakfast and dinner meals every day during the retreat. At the Galanias hotel, you can dine by the pool with a glass of locally produced wine while enjoying a range of Mediterranean dishes prepared each day by the chef. Please inform Yoga in Sardinia if you have any special dietary requirements or restrictions.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    You can be involved in many exciting activities available locally from the scenic train journeys to boat trips, diving, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, and horse riding. You can also visit the local beautiful nature such as waterfalls, caves, archaeological sites, and plenty of stunning beaches. The hotel can organize excursions for you during the retreat, including transfers to the port.

    • 1 private partner vibroacoustic treatment
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • All retreat activities
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Daily dinner
    • Group mantra sessions, mindfulness, and pranayama
    • Partner yoga and yoga Nidra sessions
    • Sound healing sessions
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Alcohol and beverages
    • Car or bike hire
    • Lunches
    • Travel insurance

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The hotel can arrange transfers for you at an additional cost or you can hire a car.

    Arrival by bus

    There are bus services by ARST to the local town of Bari Sardo. However, there may be changes involved and the journey will take some time.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Sandrine from France

      "Yes, it was really nice experience, we were 2 couples, have rented 2 apartments in Cardeddu and Alex came each morning on our terrasse for 2 hours of meditation, yoga, and relaxation. We have really enjoyed this retreat because each morning classes were differents, and we come back home with new keys for yoga meditation and mindfulness. Alex is very, patient and helpful for all the things to visit in the surroundings too. We highly recommended Alex for a yoga retreat and hope to experience another time with her, perhaps in Corsica, why not!!! Thanks you very much Alex."

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    • Review by a traveler from UK

      "The yoga with Alex was amazing. She taught us yoga in a very compassionate and mindful way attending to our specific needs and requirements. I highly recommend the retreat with Alex."

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    • Review by Anna from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      "Alexandra Redmond is a very fine yoga teacher. Her lessons are intense, with a focus on postures that suit the participant best, good breathing, and spiritual balance. During Nidra yoga and mindfulness, her voice is a wonderful and unforgettable guide. What I also appreciate very much is that she teaches only small groups, even if the group consists of only one person, in this case only me! The location was terrific: a beautiful hotel, near a fine, not overcrowded beach, beautiful spacious rooms, and excellent food. Besides, nobody should miss having massages. They are a great experience. I will certainly go back."

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    • Review by Annemarie from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      "I had an amazing week with Yoga in Sardinia. Everything was absolutely perfect. The yoga and meditation classes with Alex were inspiring, relaxing, and wholesome. Alex is a great teacher. She was so friendly and caring towards everybody and really took the time if there was anything you wanted to ask, talk about, or practice some more. She's open about her own experiences in life and the way yoga and meditation helped her, which was especially inspiring for me. Furthermore, spending a week at the Galanias Hotel was fantastic. With beautiful surroundings, delicious food, and friendly staff, I couldn't ask for more!"

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    • Review by Annicka from Basel, Switzerland

      "My experience with the yoga and mindfulness retreat with Alex at the Galanias hotel was perfect and fantastic. From the first contact, Alex was very quick to respond and she hung in there through all the exchanges required. There were some glitches in the online payment setup that I hope get fixed, but all totally worth the extra effort.The retreat itself was just what I needed. The combination of yoga, mindfulness practice, pranayama, and yoga Nidra was phenomenal - yoga Nidra was new for me, and I love it. Alex herself is a person who walks her talk and has a lot of personal experience to back up what she offers, and plenty of humor, and openness along the way. For me, with back and hip issues, what we did was tailored to my needs, and at my level of yoga (beginner), I felt perfectly supported. I'm looking forward to implementing some of our practice into my day to day life. In addition to the above, the location is incredible! The pagoda where our work took place is so beautiful, and the view can't be beaten. Even in the heat of July-August, the breeze was perfect. And the Galanias Hotel - wow! Unbelievable food, really beautiful aesthetics, with incredibly friendly and charming staff. The walk to the beach is also easy (you will pass a fruit stand along the way) and the water is so clear - a perfect way to recharge your batteries and get rejuvenated and treat yourself to affordable luxury. I would definitely love to go again and recommend this without hesitation to people at my level (for more advanced levels, I don't know)."

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    • Review by Jessica from France

      "La retraite était magique, je remercie infiniment Alex pour ses beaux partages et pour ce qu'elle m'a fait découvrir, pour les jolies visualisations et la découverte du Yoga Nidra, pour sa bienveillance, ainsi que pour son aide dans la planification de mon voyage. La région est magnifique, et c'est tout autre chose de pouvoir faire les leçons de yoga sur la plage le matin. Le propriétaire du logement est également très sympathique et disponible. Je pense sérieusement à y retourner cet été."

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Gillian Aberdeenshire from Scotland, UK

      "I cannot thank and recommend Alex at Yoga in Sardinia enough. I had a wonderful holiday. Alex is a brilliantly patient, friendly teacher, and a lovely person. We did yoga in various different places including the local beach which was a stunning location."

      "We did Hatha yoga each morning combined with mindfulness meditations and it was a fabulous way to start the day. The rest of the holiday was spent exploring the beautiful beaches, villages, and hiking trails. I will definitely be back some day and have already recommended Alex to my friends."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "The teacher! The lessons were very enjoyable and felt like truly tailored to me and my fellow yogis!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "The teacher, Alex, was great to know how you can improve! Her yoga or mindfulness classes where fun, intimate, varied, and in accordance with our level of yoga or mindfulness. She was very open and willing to meet our needs in regards to what parts we need to work or focus on. If anything, the retreat reminded me how much I enjoy yoga and mindfulness!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I appreciated your kind and soft way of yoga teaching, your laughs, and informative emails ahead of our stay."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "The teacher was great! The teaching style could not be better. Go on with that style! It was a stroke of luck to find her."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Thank you, Alex, for being the warm, supportive, kind, generous, deep, caring, and fun person you are!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Alex’s style of teaching has inspired me to start a yoga teacher training!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "The style of teaching worked very well for me. It was relaxed, yet inspiring and challenged me. I really loved the flexibility in a practice tailored to our group as opposed to a rigid program."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Twist asanas, laughter during the lesson, getting up early is beautiful!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I enjoyed the most - yoga Nidra - but also, everything! The several hours a day of personal work. The quality of the exchange with Alex as a person and teacher. The sense that Alex has gone through enough to have a lot to give to others. The personal support for my physical needs."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "The whole experience was great, but if I had pick one it would be the mindfulness. I have never done it in group sessions (a group of five). It was very interesting to compare and get feedback off kindred spirits regarding how mindfulness meditation impacts us in our daily lives."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I enjoyed most the great meditations which I learned a lot and yoga Nidra to relax. I needed that so much!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "The style of teaching worked very well for me. It was relaxed yet inspiring, and challenged me. I really loved the flexibility in a practise tailored to our group as opposed to a rigid program."

      Yoga in Sardinia website, edited

    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "Alexs style of teaching has inspired me to start a yoga teacher training."

      Yoga in Sardinia website, edited

    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "The teacher! The lessons were very enjoyable and felt like truly tailored to me and my fellow yogis."

      Yoga in Sardinia website, edited

    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "I appreciated your kind and soft way of yoga teaching, your laughs, and informative emails ahead of our stay."

      Yoga in Sardinia website, edited

    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "I learnt how mindfulness works and how I can apply it daily."

      Yoga in Sardinia website, edited

    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "Twist asanas, laughter during the lesson, and getting up early is beautiful."

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    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "The natural being together, the laughter, and yoga in the sand was enjoyable."

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    • Review by a traveler from Europe

      "This flexibility of schedule is beautiful."

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    Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

    Yoga in Sardinia is a non-profit organisation promoting and educating the practices of yoga, meditation, and holistic health.

    Speaks English

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    8 days / 7 nights

    Availability

    Arrival: Saturday July 8, 2017
    Departure: Saturday July 15, 2017

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