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Take the opportunity to release yourself of the everyday stress and join Yogaholic on a great holiday in Italy. You will have the opportunity to practice yoga and do a lot of fun activities on your leisure time. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the place and the tranquility of the valley or you can take a tour to the top of the hillside and enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Be part of this yoga vacation, relax, sun, and beach and more.
During the retreat, you will stay at "Villa Le More". It is not a hotel, it is not a holiday camp, nor an ashram, but it is a unique, comfortable Villa surrounded by green vegetation, in a relaxing environment, perfectly for a "escape yoga destination", and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and during some period of the year it can also accommodate up to 15 guests.
It is a villa built with characteristic dry-stones walls, another typical style of the little green "village" of Selva di Fasano, typical stones that keep fresh the rooms. This is one of the reasons for not choosing the air conditioning, instead every room has a fan that Yogaholic recommends to turn off every time one leaves the place (avoiding useless consuming electricity) and the floors of the rooms are in special tiles called "cotto", that keep the floor "fresh & cool" during the summer and warm in the winter. There are marble basins in master bathrooms and the fireplacethat is useful during the wintertime.
The villa has two levels; every side of the villa has one apartment with three bedrooms (one double, one twin bedded, and one single room), one master bathroom, and one small bathroom (toilet, basin, and shower and bathtub). The communal areas include a furnished kitchen and a living room.
The upstairs accommodation has a terrace with a lovely view over the gardens and the surrounding countryside. Every room is no smoking.
Please be informed that you will be on a yoga retreat with others and you will share a whole apartment (sharing Kitchen , living room and bathrooms ) with other guests as well. If you are travelling with someone or by your own, Yogaholic will try to do their best to accomodate you with someone with same gender and same age where is possible. Every apartment can host 5 people.
This retreat is a great combination of yoga and vacation in a beautiful Puglia, in Italy. This is the perfect place to relax and re-energize from everyday life. You will immerse into the nature surrounded by olives trees, cipresses, vineyards, and fruits trees. You will have two classes every day, in a nice area around the villa, or enjoying classes by the beach at the sunrise or sunset.
During this Yoga Vacation you will be practicing a Core Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with a focus on poses such as, headstand, arm balances, back bending, and more. Concentration, breathing, physical challenging, and final relaxation, will be all part of your yoga classes and you can practice at your own pace. There will be extra classes of a more static yoga such as "Yin Yoga", a practice focused on seated, supine, or prone poses held for long periods of time, targeting the connective tissue such as ligaments, bones and joints.Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Remember that you are on a yoga vacation and so you can practice yoga, rest and relax, or walking around the area surrounded by green vegetation and enjoying the countryside walking, or jogging around the beautiful area of Selva di Fasano or drive down the hill to get to the town, Fasano or to the seaside, Savelletri, Torre Canne, Egnatia, Rosamarina.
If you need a break from your normal routine and you love yoga or you are just starting to approach the practice, this is the perfect yoga holiday for you. This is your holiday ! You may choose to spend time alone or with the other guests. Relax, enjoy, and do what you love more !
Join the morning or afternoon walks ,Yogaholic encourages all the guests to join with the morning walk, which takes most guests about an hour to complete and gives you some of the very best views from the hills. Various routes can be followed depending upon your desired level of activity.
Note that this schedule is shown for indicative purposes. Although, likely to be in exceptional circumstances, Yogaholic reserves the right to change the schedule at any time.
During the retreat, you will enjoy a tour bike with a professional guide. You will ride around the area and make a few stops in farm houses where you will taste the typical local products.
You will also enjoy a boat tour to Polignano , between Bari and Monopoli, where you can admire from the sea the beauty of this town. It is a fantastic old town sited on its rocky promontory and is always going to be great attraction of its ancient old town which was probably founded and originally part of Ancient Greece and to view some of the vast sea caves that penetrate right under and into the old town.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Isabella is a certified yoga teacher. She studied In Thailand, covering asana, pranayama, Kriya, bandha, alignment, adjustments, therapeutic and Restorative yoga, physical and energetic anatomy, meditation, philosophy, and mantra. She approached yoga in 2011 and deepen her practice in 2013, when she was in Thailand and United States. When she lived in California, she fell in love with yoga and started practicing different styles, and simply yoga changed her life. She started teaching in Thailand and she regularly teaches her Core Power Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga practice.
This retreat will be held at "VIlla Le More", in the town of Selva di Fasano in Apulia (Puglia) region, Italy. The town marks the border between the Altosalento and the province of Bari. It lies about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from all three of the provincial capitals in Apulia, namely Bari, Taranto, and Brindisi.
Selva di Fasano is situated on the hill and in an extended area with secular olive trees and its territory extends from hills to the sea with rich Mediterranean vegetation. Coming down from hills the town of Fasano occupies a dominant position in the valley which then leads down to the sea: coastal resorts include Savelletri with its beaches, the archaeological digs at Egnatia, and a golf course and the quaint fishing town of Torre Canne.
The coast is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere that prevails despite growing tourism. Around Fasano are centers of secular olive cultivation and a range of medieval fortified masserie or farmhouses aimed at agricultural tourism. There is a beautiful seaside on the east coast of Puglia and about 15 kilometers far from"Villa Le More", you can discover many beaches, from dunes to rocks and nature reserves.
You also have options of choosing from Lidos which are beaches with all facilities or small sandy or isolated rocky bays.
Every morning, you will enjoy daily fresh breakfast that includes homemade jam, organic fresh fruits from local fields, traditional Italian coffee, caffe latte, green tea, yogurt, toast, and cereal. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner will be arrange at additional price. All information will be given at your arrival. It is a way to connect with new people, but you are free to choose to participate.
There is a range of activities you can do during your free time, including:
Some attractions and places to visit are:
Massage can be booked on site with a qualified masseur for an additional price (reservation on request). If you would like to book your massage please inform Yogaholic, one week before your arrival
Please book your flight to arrive either at Bari Karol Wojtya Airport (BRI) or Brindisi-Salento Airport (BDS). You can rent a car at the airport to get to the venue or using the "shuttledirect". Selva di Fasano is about 75 kilometers away from Bari and Brindisi or
Please book your train to arrive at Fasano Station. From the train station, you can take a bus or taxi to Selva di Fasano or Yogaholic can arrange a pick-up for you at the train station for an additional price of 15 EUR per person / one way.
Please book your bus with "Autolinee Marino", arriving to Fasano (BR).You can take a bus or taxi to Selva di Fasano or Yogaholic can arrange a pick-up for you at the bus station of Fasano, for an additional price of 10 EUR per person / one way.
The retreat takes place in a valley and wi-fi is not always available. It is an area which is sometimes difficult to get the internet connection at the time.You can use your internet connection, it always depends on the speed and the telephone company that owns it, because sometimes it might be slow. Disconnect from wi-fi and digital devices could be a challenge for few days or a week and maybe you can enjoy more peace and relaxation during your yoga retreat. This will also support others who wish to do the same.
Photographing with mobile phones is allowed, but please be discreet and remember to ask if you want to be in the pictures so that everyone can have a choice.
You can stay longer than the retreat period, depending on availability. Simply inform Yogaholic if you wish to rent the rooms for an extended time.
Travel insurance is recommended for this retreat. It is essential that you have your own travel insurance that will cover for any illnesses, emergencies, flights, delays and cancellations to your booking. Please note Yogaholic strictly adheres to the terms and conditions in case of unexpected cancellation for any reason, including emergencies. Yogaholic will collect general information about you , including an emergency contact at the beginning of the yoga retreat.
Selva di Fasano is a summer resort and a summer destination, and it is good to know that public transportation in this area is not frequent but at certain time you can reach the town of Fasano at 5km. At just one kilometer and a half away from "Villa Le More", you can easily walk, surrounded by vegetation, to reach the main center of the small village of Selva di Fasano where you can find restaurants, bars, two small markets, post office and pharmacy. The nearest beaches are about 14 km.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Yogaholic, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
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