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