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Nature Bliss Italy Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Gallipoli is known as an oasis of wellness in south of Italy between history, art, and nature. You will experience yoga, nature, adventure, sea, sun, food, and everything you could possibly imagine in this ideal location. You will have the opportunity to discover and practice the natural, true, and intense ancient sensations. On this retreat, your body will be strong and purified and your mind will be free and relaxed.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
  • Functional training and animal yoga sessions
  • Daily experiential meditations in contact with nature
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with typical product of Salento
  • Excursions and experiences outdoors at sunrise and sunset
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Recently renovated, the Ecoresort Le Sirenè, is located in the heart of a luxuriant private pine forest with fitness trail and jogging trail: an oasis of prosperity and tranquility. It is perfect to regenerate and recharge your batteries when returning from trips to the discovery of Salento.

Directly on the sandy beach of the Naturalistic Reserve of Torre del Pizzo, the hotel overlooks a famous bay for the many shades of crystal-clear sea, out of the blue cobalt blue to emerald green. Their restaurant offers the best recipes of the Salento cuisine made by the chef, who selects the most genuine ingredients directly in the territory. Gallipoli center, with its shopping streets and island that encloses the old town, is only 3000 meters.

Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca Yoga Retreat Italy Program

The Greek word, zoé, indicates the life of living beings, understood as vital energy that regenerates cyclically, as opposed to the bios, which defines the life of an individual, limited in time.

Zoé Animal Yoga® is the result of Enrico's theoretical and practical training. It builds on tan, तन् expressions, and kama, काम, and is a yoga animal, archetypal, elemental, erotic, and ecstatic. The movement is studied, perceived, practiced, and lived in its most ancient form which is universal and primordial. They unearth the animal instincts that are the basis of one's anatomical needs of movement. That it is the body with all its weight and its structure that is used at all times as a source of which to develop the four basic physical qualities of the human being: strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, and mobility.

The balance and proprioception research is stimulated through experimentation of the basic skills of acrobatics, hips and shoulders through feline movements accompany muscular expressions of the lower and upper limbs; the abdomen in its centrality through the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation expands and contracts around the body; the spine is enriched by an archaic freedom and becomes connected to carry the warmth and the energy of the body, Kundalini, from the bottom up.

A body that moves is a cosmos that moves. Starting from the similarity between the macrocosm and microcosm, and then the body (where the physical mind and will are inseparably united) takes on a meaning far more practical and pragmatic purpose. That it is capable of operating in the real territory through transformational processes. Each person is guided through movement and dance of the breath. Vinyasa is to enter into one's self, to know, recognize, and become the practitioner and the hero inside, making one's journey educating to your will and building your freedom. You are what moves. You are what burns. You are that which is complete.


  • Training and daily Vinyasa and Power yoga (warm-up poses, standing poses, balancing poses, hip-opener poses, forward bend poses, twist and turn poses,
  • back bend poses, arm balance poses, inversion poses, restorative poses)
  • Zoé Animal Yoga method, based on animal movements and primordial exercise of fundamental physical qualities of the human body
  • Experiential personal growth workshop.
  • Therapeutic massage and Thai yoga massage practice
  • Specific gastronomy
  • Sensory laboratory
  • Nature experiences outdoors

Included excursions

Visits to the Gallipoli historic city center with museums, oasis of Torre del Pizzo, and bays of Salento are included in this retreat.


Enrico De Luca
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Acre Anukalana Yoga Italy Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Odaka Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Enrico is a master of yoga (RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and RYS 200), a wildlife coach, naturopath, Shiatsu therapist, and expert in symbolic for art.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Gallipoli, Italy. Gallipoli, from the Greek Kallipolis is a beautiful city. On the origins of the city of Gallipoli, opinions are controversial. According to legends, it was founded by the Cretan Idomeneo (which would bring to the city the image of the rooster imprinted on his shield, then chosen for the coat of arms), while another legend says that it was created by the Spartan Leucippus. In fact, the human presence seems to be of prehistoric origin and probably Gallipoli was the port call of the Messapian town of Gallipoli, which then later was destroyed. Its beauty made it already known at the time of ancient Greece as the pearl of the Ionian Sea.

Nearby places

  • Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI), 80 kilometers
  • Brindisi - Salento Airport (BDS), 194 kilometers



  • Golf course
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Library
  • Tour assistance


All breakfast, lunch, and dinner are made with organic, local ingredients, and are included in the price of the retreat.

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach
  • Jogging
  • Other excursions
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Visit museums
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily experiential meditations in contact with nature
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
  • Excursions and experiences outdoors at sunrise and sunset
  • Free entrance into the museums
  • Functional training and animal yoga sessions
  • Private parking
  • Use of private beach of fine sand, equipped with deckchairs, sun beds and umbrellas
  • Use of swimming pool with sun terrace and a shallow pool for children
  • Use of the pine forest with fitness trail and jogging trail
  • Wi-Fi
  • Welcome drink

What's not included

  • Additional charges
  • Flights
  • Travel expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from north and central Italy

  • Take the A14 or A16 austrostrada up to Bari Nord, then take the exit for the Brindisi-Lecce and follow the path.
  • Before arriving in Lecce, you will find a junction West Ring - Gallipoli, imboccatelo and after 30 kilometers, take the Gallipoli exit.

Driving directions from south Calabria and Sicily

  • Take the SS 16 until Taranto.
  • Once you are in town, head to Brindisi along the SS 7 Brindisi and from there, head to Lecce.
  • After that proceed to Gallipoli as indicated above.

Arrival by airplane

Please Please book your flight to arrive at Brindisi - Salento Airport (BDS) or Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI). From both, you can use the transfer service that will take you to Gallipoli or you can take the bus and train.

Arrival by train

From the Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI), you can take the train to Central Station of Bari or a bus. From there, take the train to Lecce (the Bari-Lecce lines operated by Trenitalia are well connected and provide many trains). Once in Lecce, you can take a local train that will take you from the Baroque city in Gallipoli.

Of all major Italian cities (Rome, Bologna, Milan, Turin, Venice), there are trains traveling with up to Lecce, then from there you can take the local trains.

Arrival by bus

From the Brindisi - Salento Airport (BDS), take a bus that will take you to the city terminal of Lecce. In the summer, Salento has an active service in the province of Lecce Bus that connects all the major resorts of Salento via bus. There are several other lines that connect Gallipoli with big cities across Italy.

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