Join Ceri Lee for this energizing yoga retreat in the beautiful Puglia, Italy! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body, and reawaken your spirit. Located close to Polignano a Mare, which is also known as the ice cream capital of Italy, and Monopoli, this holiday does not only offer yoga, but also the very best Italian food.
Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. It is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate your soul.
The accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria is comfortable and has an extremely high quality. Most of the rooms have en-suite facilities. Camping is also possible for those on a tighter budget. Tents are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet, and wash basin nearby.
On this retreat, you will enjoy two daily yoga classes which focus on movement, breath, and relaxation. The day will begin with a flowing and dynamic asana class in the light and airy yoga space. After the morning session, breakfast will be served on the terrace. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class.
This retreat is open to all levels of ability and the groups are often a broad mix from beginners to yoga teachers. The instructor is experienced in offering something for everyone with more challenging practices for experienced yogis and guidance for those who are newer to the practice. If you have the chance though, it’s always a good idea to try a yoga class or two before you come away.
This retreat includes transportation to and from local towns in two evenings where you can buy your own dinner.
Ceri has been teaching yoga since 2001, and has over twenty years practice and experience. Her classes are Hatha-based, incorporating a balance of breath focus, asana, and relaxation, built around a classical Sivananda format. Ceri’s experience has shown that the breath is the key to connect with vital energy, and with a mindful approach, yoga can be a powerful tool for strengthening and healing the mind and body. Her style is inclusive, adaptive and accessible to all. She also teaches postural correction and is a qualified Reiki practitioner.
This retreat will take place in Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy. Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, it is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages, each boasting their own culinary specialties. Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry, and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year.
Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks, and bike rides to go on and up to 50 miles of beautiful coastline to explore. You can head down through the olive plains to the sea where there are many fabulous beaches to explore.
The region boasts spectacular Italian cuisine and some of the most unspoilt environments in Italy, so you are sure to find something to enjoy during this break. Between the classes, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings.
Daily breakfast and light lunch will be served for you during the retreat. You will also enjoy unlimited drinks and dinner in three evenings. In general, all food offered on the retreat is vegetarian. Special diets can always be catered for and you can inform your dietary requirements at the time of your booking.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga on a Shoestring will pick you up from the airport.
There are many agents dealing with flights to Italy. It is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. Ryanair, Easyjet, and British Airways offer affordable flights to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI). The transfers are free if you take these flights or arrive at a similar time. Other transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
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