8 Days Solo Self Catering Yoga Retreat in Sardinia, Italy

  • Cardedu, Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

8 Days Solo Self Catering Yoga Retreat in Sardinia, Italy

  • Cardedu, Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

Winter Meditation and Yoga Retreat Italy

This retreat will suit anyone who wants to have a more personalized experience, who likes to spend time on their own getting away from it all or just with the people they choose to bring with them. This is not a group retreat, you choose who to bring with you, or come on your own and spend some time in self-reflection, rediscovering your inner peace and discussing and deepening your own personal practice with undivided attention from an experienced teacher.

Highlights

  • Hatha yoga sessions
  • 2 hours daily personalized morning class
  • Pranayama and mindfulness meditation sessions
  • Discussions and guided relaxation or yoga Nidra
  • Plenty of time to relax and explore Sardinia
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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There a 3 apartments located together, each with 2 bedrooms, a terrace with outdoor barbecue and access to the swimming pool. The apartments are on the same site, meaning if there is a larger group of you organizing to come together, you will all be in the same location, and the shared pool area offers a lovely way to pass a lazy afternoon in the winter sun. All apartments have one shared bathroom, with a toilet, shower and bidet, as well as a washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi. The top apartment has the addition of a large covered terrace and one bedroom with a private en-suite. There is heating and air conditioning available in all the apartments.

Apartment A & B are two bed apartments each with a shared bathroom and with a small, private paved terrace. Apartment C is a larger two bedroom apartments, one bedroom has an en-suite and it has a large covered patio and a grass garden.

A two-hour morning class is included in the price, which can contain Hatha yoga, pranayama, mindfulness meditation and discussion, and guided relaxation or yoga Nidra.

However, Yoga in Sardinia can also offer you holistic massage, aromatherapy massage, or Reiki healing at other times by appointment. Plus, if you want to become a Reiki practitioner, they can arrange a course for you to learn, including atunements, empowerment, and certificates, for level 1 or level 2 Reiki practitioner.

If you wish to add on any other retreat options, just let Yoga in Sardinia know and they can send you a personalized, no obligation quotation for your chosen options.

Spend your free time exploring the stunning natural beauty of the area, walking, reading, taking a leisurely drive exploring mountains, archaeological sites, waterfalls, lakes and all the little beaches and coves of Ogliastra. Take a total break from the hectic pace of life, the constant need to be connected with social media and manic mental mind streams. Like taking a step back in time, live with a slower pace of life for a time, prepare and nourish your body with local, seasonal produce and prepare the meals you enjoy, or eat out, and give your nervous system a well earned retreat from the constant stress and never-ending andrenal stimulus.

  • 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.

The apartments are located approximately 4 and a half kilometers from the 10km long beach at Cardedu, which has a mixture of coarse and fine white sand. There are local restaurants which are open all year within a short drive or cycle ride. The local town of Cardedu has all the essentials open all year, with three supermarkets, one fruit and vegetables shop, a butchers, a fresh pasta shop, and a cake shop, along with various other local shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Nearby places

  • Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) - 1 hour 30 minutes' drive
  • Cardedu beach, 4.5km
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Reiki
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Laundry
  • Local market

Being in a self catering retreat means you can cook what you want from the stunning local produce available. However, there are also plenty of restaurants offering local dishes and pizzas.

There are plenty of places to visit within the local area. Within a short drive you can find ancient Nuraghe and abandoned villages to explore, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, beaches, coves, etc.

There is plenty of animal life to keep you entertained, where a Sardinian “traffic jam” is when the sheep are herded along the roads by their dogs, a herd of goats or cows can be spotted on the road, or some donkeys stick their head through the car window to see if you have anything interesting to give them!

Along with the wilder side of Sardinia, offering glimpses of mufflone (a native deer like animal), birds of prey, and lots of fast moving lizards to those with a keen eye.

If you fancy kayaking, mountain biking, or hiking, rock climbing, and trekking with a local guide, Yoga in Sardinia has some great contacts to help you organize your excursions.

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Hopi ear candling
  • Indian head massage
  • Reiki healing
  • Swedish massage
  • 2 hours daily yoga sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Discussions and guided relaxation or yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama and mindfulness meditation sessions
  • Car hire
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG), which is the closest airport to the location. However, there are two other international airports on the island, Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) and Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO).

Hiring a car to get to the location is recommended

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Sandrine from France
    8 out of 10

    "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 United Kingdom

    "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 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 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 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
    9 out of 10

    "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 United Kingdom

    "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.

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