... a place of spiritual practice & healing
11-18 May 2013
We will be running our next retreat at a beautiful, newly renovated eco-farm and resort in Puglia, Southern Italy. The charming 10-acre property is immersed in the natural beauty of the region and is just 20 minutes from the stunning crystal clear beaches and coastline that the area is famous for. The venue is 100% solar powered and includes a park with ancient trees, an organic vegetable garden, a swimming pool with sun loungers, a gazebo immersed in greenery, beautiful yoga rooms in the 19th-century farmhouse, an outdoor yoga location and treatment rooms (where shiatzu and ayurvedic treaments are available). The venue has been carefully designed and renovated to create a peaceful place in which to nurture physical health and spiritual growth.
The Sun Kitchen
The Sun Kitchen, is fully focused on healthy, balanced and organic food prepared by Matthew Kenney and Vito Cortese, international experts in Natural Cooking and Raw Food. Embracing the cardinal principles of the Slow Food philosophy, macrobiotics and Ayurveda, they offer a delicious, authentic menu. The dishes are almost exclusively prepared with ingredients from the gardens or zero km organic products that are at their peak freshest and always organic. Each meal will be served on a sun deck that overlooks the lands where the fruit and vegetables are lovingly cultivated. Brunch and dinner are served daily with the exception of one night when we dine out at a restaurant.
The group will be divided in to Mysore practitioners and those at beginners or intermediate level who will benefit from a structured led class. There will be a class with Gingi for each group every morning. On alternate days there will also be an evening practice for everyone, which will encompass elements of meditation, pranayama and restorative yoga.
Rooms are located around the large estate with a choice of:
• Superior: comfortable and bright rooms with private bath, air conditioning and adjustable heat. Available as a single, double and triple.
• Classic: double room (available as a double only) with a shared bath
• Standard: a lower budget option with a shared bathroom, which does not have air conditioning.
For local transport to explore the area, there is a train station just 5-minutes walk from the centre.
per person ONE LEFT
Double Classic: £675
per person FULLY BOOKED
Double Superior: £750
per person ONE LEFT
Single Superior: £835 per person FULLY BOOKED
Prices include accommodation, classes and brunch and dinner daily. Travel and transfers are excluded. If you would like us to pair you with someone to share a room with, this is usually possible. There is an £85 single supplement surcharge.
£250 first deposit on booking
£250 second deposit (1 January)
Final payment (1 May)
Deposits payable to:
Gingi Lee; First Direct; Sort Code: 40-47-60; Account: 90572292.
Please put your name as the reference.
As with all our retreats, we welcome one or two families (early booking recommended), but we limit the number of children to ensure peace and tranquility for other guests!! This venue is well set up for little people with acres of space, a children's playground and an indoor play centre. There is one large and welcoming family room with two attached rooms and bathrooms. Childcare is available on request.
Travel by Plane
Recommended flight with EasyJet, from £80 (excluding baggage).
Saturday 11 May
London Gatwick to Bari
Depart: 12.15 (Arrive 16.00)
Saturday 18 May
Bari to London Gatwick
Depart: 16.35 (Arrive 18.35)
Transfers will be arranged from Bari for this flight by group mini-bus or pooling hired cars which we will have use of for the week. Estimated transfer cost £30 each way.
Travel by Train
Lecce station connects to all the main Italian cities and is just 10 minutes by ca from the retreat venue. You can decide to fly to Rome and then take the comfortable Eurostar train from Rome to Lecce.
Please email us - first deposit payable on booking.
Terms & Conditions
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