SICILY YOGA RETREAT
NEW DATES: SEPTEMBER 18-25, 2021 Renew and Restore your Soul at Sicilian Spirit Retreat Center, located in the Madonie area in the center of Sicily. With so much unpredictability in the world now, I am grateful that we’ve been able to reschedule our retreat and have something beautiful to look forward to. Because more than ever, we will need some restoration.
Our home will be a 17th century farmhouse and it’s adjacent guest cottages, surrounded by 60 acres of a lush private park that includes secluded oak woods, a small river, a big pool, a labyrinth garden, rolling hills, wild flowers, peace and tranquility.
We will begin each day with yoga, (including pranayama, meditation and movement.) With our senses awakened, there is much to explore from here…by foot, bicycle, or excursion. The burst of color in the breath-taking Sicilian landscape invites long walks or hikes, foraging for wild mushrooms and asparagus, maybe a rafting trip on of the Pollina river, or a visit to Mt. Aetna which is about 2 hours away by car. We will be staying just a few miles from Gangi – winner of “Most beautiful village in Italy” prize – and about 40km from the enchanting fishermen village of Cefalù. We will also be within a 90 minute drive to both Palermo and Catania making day trips to explore these historical cities an easy option. Or maybe you want to stay put and treat yourself to a healing, heartfelt Ayurvedic oil massage treatment, with wild herbs from the Sicilian mountains.
The Masseria is a certified organic farm and produces extra virgin olive oil, wheat, vegetables and fruit that are used to prepare farm to table healthy vegetarian meals. Everything is prepared fresh from the breads and cakes (it’s Italy folks!), yogurt and cheeses, seasonal soups and stews, salads and of course pasta, pasta, pasta prepared with Sicilian tradition.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
7 Nights accommodation
3 Vegetarian/Vegan buffet meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
All locally sourced Non-alcoholic beverages, herbal teas and snacks during the day
Two yoga sessions each day from Sunday to Friday
Use of a yoga mat, blocks and straps
Exclusive use of all yoga spaces, lounges, restaurant, swimming pool and other public areas of the Masseria and its park
Free WiFi in the lounge area
Cotton sheets and towel
One room clean during the week
Cooking lesson with Chef
Taxis to/from Flights Optional excursions (city tours, volcanic hike, etc)
There are 14 rooms, four with private bathrooms. The others are two rooms to a cottage with a shared bath and common area. You can stay with someone or by yourself. All ‘double rooms’ have two beds that can be separated or joined together.
Single occupancy with private bath $2195 per person
Double occupancy with private bath $1995 per person
Single occupancy with shared bath $1895 per person
Double Occupancy with shared bath $1695 per person
All rooms have air conditioning facilities and are elegantly furnished with antique or Sicilian style furniture.
$500 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
*All payments are non-refundable, full balance due by April 15, 2021.
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW:
THROUGH ZELLE: email@example.com or 404-667-7640 (preferred method)
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You can fly to Sicily via most European cities. For example, fly to Rome or London. Then catch a local flight into Catania (CTA) …about 1.5 hour drive from the Retreat. (Palermo is another option but not as convenient.) The Villa can arrange for transport to and from the airport… cost for up up to 8 people will be about 160 Euros or $185.USD to be divided among individuals requiring transportation. Our host suggests car rental.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
Please make sure that you have all necessary insurances in place before the trip (including but not limited to travelers insurance, health insurance etc). All yoga, mindfulness sessions and travelling are done at your own risk and we are free from all liability.
Please email me with questions or for more information about excursions. And please visit the website at http://www.sicilianspirit.com