8 Days Reconnect to Yourself Yoga Retreat Italy

Paradisiacal Italy Yoga Retreat

This yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to re-connect with yourself and immerse into a gentle flow of yoga postures, Chi Gong, breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Located in a secret spot right by the sea, it is a perfect place to connect to nature and fully recharge the inner batteries. The stunning location with the most inspiring nature makes it the ideal setting to make the retreat a truly fulfilling experience for body, mind, and soul, as well as meeting like-minded people and making new friends.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Daily Chi Gong sessions
  • Sunrise and sunset meditation
  • Plenty of free time to explore the area
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Naples International Airport (US$81 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Tour assistance

Guests will be accommodated at the beautiful Club Scannella. The property is a piece of paradise of pure nature right by the Mediterranean, making it the perfect place for a yoga retreat surrounded by gardens, flowers, olive, palm, and lemon trees. Family owned and operated, the venue is run by Antonietta and her Grandmother, kind souls who affectionately care for the property and their guests with love. The private beach is well maintained and offers beach umbrellas, deck chairs, as well as many flat rock areas to practice or meditate outdoors by the sea.

The property boasts five warm pools, three outdoor and two indoor, all filled with the famous thermal waters of the island. The rooms are simple and nicely furnished, have their own private bathroom and a balcony or terrace, all with the stunning sea view. The hotel is located 200 steps going down, so it is suitable only if you can comfortably walk. For the luggage transport there is a cable lift, so even normal suitcases are fine to bring. For day trips, Club Scannella is minutes away by boat from the picturesque villages of Sant Angelo and Forio and taxi boats can be arranged.

Program

You will have twice daily yoga classes in one of the two amazing yoga spaces (one indoor and one outdoor), both overlooking the sea. The evening class will finish just in time to watch the breath-taking sunsets going down into the sea. Please note that on Wednesday afternoon there will be no yoga class.

During the day you can endlessly enjoy washing all tensions away in one of the five incredible thermal water pools, relax on one of the panoramic sun decks while being lulled by the sound of the waves or go, and explore the various attractions of the island!

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival from mid-day on wards. Evening dinner will be served at 08:00 p.m.

Day 2 to 7

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Sunrise Qi Gong and yoga
  • 10:00 - 17:30 Free time to relax, explore or one on one sessions (massages/bodywork with Massimo)
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Sunset yoga and meditation
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
  • On Wednesday afternoon there will be no yoga class.

Day 8:

  • Departure and check out after breakfast.

Retreat location

Ischia is a beautiful volcanic island off the coast of Naples. It is one of the worlds first health and spa destinations and has drawn people to its thermal hot springs and volcanic muds for over 2000 years for its healing properties. The green island has so much to offer, lush gardens, thermal spas, beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples. Youll enjoy the warm hospitality of its inhabitants and the enchanting atmosphere of the place.

200 steps down a secret path to the sea will lead you to the magical retreat venue, situated in one of the most charming and secluded bays of the island. Being so close to nature and the Mediterranean is deeply inspiring in itself and making it just the perfect place to rest from all the demands of daily life, giving yourself time to reset and rejuvenate on a very deep level.

Nearby places

  • Panza Village - 20 minutes walk

Food

Breakfast and dinner are served in the restaurant or terrace overlooking the sea. The food is simple delicious, typically Italian, and will include fresh fish from the catch of the day. Guest can also order food if they like during the day in the restaurant at additional cost.

Things to do (optional)

Aragonese Castle

Explore Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle built on a rock near the island in 474 BC.

Boat trips and visits

Go on boat trips and visits to the nearby islands of Capri and Procida. Enjoy shopping or sight-seeing with a Vespa (Italian typical motorbike) around the island.

Hikes and walks

Enjoy hikes and walks in nature: going up the top of Monte Epomeo (789 meters high) to enjoy 360 degrees breath-taking views of the island and beyond.

Hot springs

Check out Ischias famous natural hot springs, many of which bubble up right along the coast. In some areas the seawater is hot, which is absolutely marvelous.

Massages or bodywork

Massages or bodywork sessions with Massimo are available during the day for an extra fee.

Panza village

The village of Panza is at a stones throw from the property, should you need to buy something.

Thermal experiences

The old roman thermal baths, as well as many other thermal parks are present on the island.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga sessions for 6 days (over 22 hours in total)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Use of estate premises (terraces, 5 pools, yoga spaces, beach access, etc.)
  • Use of yoga mats and props

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Any extras (such as one on one sessions or excursions)
  • Lunch
  • Other snacks during the day
  • Transfer to and from hotel or boat taxis
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

It is best to fly into Naples, Capodichino Airport (NAP). Alternatively, you could fly into Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome, or Roma Ciampino (CIA) and take the train to Naples.

It is recommended you choose a flight option that arrives early in Naples and leaves from midday onwards, to leave you plenty of time each way to cross over with the ferry to Ischia.

Airport: Naples International Airport Airport transfer available: Naples International Airport (US$81 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday May 18, 2019
Departure: Saturday May 25, 2019

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