Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Sicily
20 July – 27 July and 27 July – 3 August 2019
20-27 July & 27 July – 3 August, 2019
The retreat will be held at Borgo Degli Aranci from 20 to 27 July and from 27 July to 3 August 2019 – join us for one or two weeks to practice yoga, relax, recharge, enjoy delicious local food and discover Sicily’s natural and cultural wonders.
Borgo Degli Aranci is situated in a special location on the east coast of the island, between the base of Mt Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, and the Ionian Sea and beaches just 5kms away. Taormina, one of Sicily’s most picturesque and famous towns is nearby and the incredible historical towns of Syracuse and Noto lie further to the south.
Borgo Degli Aranci is a beautiful 18th century Sicilian heritage home composed of 3 villas and a swimming pool, surrounded by 3 hectares of orange groves. The property has been carefully restored and lovingly furnished. All the rooms have shared bathrooms within each villa. Around the houses are lush green lawns leading to the swimming pool. Delicious, nutritious meals with French/Sicilian influences are prepared by our host, Guendalina, and her mother Danielle, using organic vegetables grown in her garden and from local farmers.
Each morning there will be a short meditation session, followed by an Ashtanga Yoga class with Manu and Bella, suitable for all levels of practitioner: Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga every morning Sunday-Thursday and a Led Primary Series class on Friday.
Also, 4 afternoon yoga classes offer in-depth study and exploration of yoga practice, including Q&A, asana and pranayama techniques, philosophy, and hatha yoga.
Included in the retreat price is a guided walk to Mount Etna and a boat trip to Isola Bella Marine Park with snorkelling, for our group on the 2 days when we don’t have an afternoon yoga class.
We have space for 12 yoga practitioners ensuring individual attention and assistance (plus a few places for non yoga practicing partners and family). We teach in English and Italian.
The cost for a one-week retreat is €875 per person which includes:
- 7 Nights accommodation in a double/twin room with shared bathroom
- Daily vegetarian organic brunches and dinners
- 10 Yoga classes
- 2 Excursions: A guided walk to Mount Etna, and a boat trip to Isola Bella Marine Park, including snorkelling equipment
Please note that flights are NOT included in the retreat cost. Borgo Degli Aranci is 50km from Catania-Fontanarossa (CTA) Airport, which has many international flights at low cost if booked in advance. Airport transfers can be arranged through Borgo Degli Aranci for Euro 20 per person each way or a car can be hired from the airport. Renting a car is highly recommended to enjoy all the natural and cultural beauties that Sicily has to offer.
This retreat offers us a precious opportunity to slow down and tune in to the rhythms of the natural environment, nurture our yoga practice and absorb the benefits. We hope you can join us!
To book your place or for any further information/questions, please email: practice(at)thebreathingspace.yoga requesting a double or twin room, number of yoga practitioners and non practicing yoga partners/family etc. We will email you with availability and a non-refundable deposit of 500 euros per person will be required for confirmation of each participant.