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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.
The maximum participants in the group is 12.
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 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.
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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.
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