LUXURY YOGA RETREAT IN SICILY IN APRIL + OCTOBER 2018

We’ll be hosting our yoga retreats in Italy on the wonderful island of Sicily, near the charming town of Siracusa. One of the most beautiful towns in Italy, Siracusa has lovely squares and outdoor markets, a stunning coast, seaview terraces and delicious restaurants.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy the simple pleasures in life – fresh local food, a leisurely stroll in town, bike rides along the coast, white sandy beaches and a very gentle pace. You’ll get a chance to unwind in a gorgeous setting by the sea at our 5* hotel, surrounded by Italian beauty, history, and culture.

The weather in May and October is very sunny and warm enough to relax on our private beach and spend the day outdoors, but not too hot so we can still practice yoga outside.

Come and soak in the culture, history and wonderful food of this region, practice yoga by the sea, treat yourself to a well-deserved break, and discover a little piece of paradise in Sicily!

Dates Yoga Retreat in Sicily

29 April–6 May 2018

7–14 October 2018

14–21 October 2018

Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • Gorgeous 5* hotel and spa
  • Delicious Italian food and wine
  • Private beach & swimming coves
  • The most beautiful town in Sicily
  • No rules, no mandatories
  • Friendly group atmosphere
  • Boutique shopping
  • Day trips to beaches and towns
  • Personal service

Location

Our yoga retreat in Italy is located in Sicily, near the beautiful town of Siracusa. Our 5* hotel is on a marine reserve with a private beach just ten minutes from the center of town – the perfect combination. There’s a sense of peace and quiet at the hotel, and many people spend the day on the beach, by the pool, or on a sunbed by the cliff with views of the bay. Our yoga terrace is right above the cliff with wonderful views out to sea. The hotel is close to many things nearby – beautiful beaches, towns, cycling, shopping, archaeological sites, and wine-tasting tours. And it’s easy to reach with direct flights from several European cities.

Siracusa town is the gem of the area, with its majestic baroque buildings and famous squares, lively outdoor market, peaceful side streets and wonderful views out to sea from the castle. An evening stroll in town is truly memorable, as is dinner in the fantastic restaurants – we’ll take you to the best ones!

Surrounding Siracusa are several lovely baroque towns, including Noto and Taormina. All have their unique charm, attractions and local food specialties, and are definitely worth a day trip. There are also several gorgeous beaches around the area, including San Lorenzo and Fontane Bianche just a few minutes away, with crystal clear water and soft white sand. We’ll be sure to go!

Accommodation

We’ll be staying at the Grand Hotel Minareto, a 5-star luxury hotel set on a cliff with stunning views across the sea to Ortigia island. Situated in a quiet location on the coast, yet only ten minutes drive to the center of Siracusa and close to several nearby towns. We think it’s the best location to enjoy peace and quiet by the sea, yet close enough to explore the area easily.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach with sunbeds, as well as a spa with a variety of massages and treatments. There are also additional sunbeds by the cliff with wonderful views and more swimming spots.

You can stay in either Superior Seaview rooms or Classic garden-view rooms (slightly smaller so best for single-occupancy), up to you. Both have air-conditioning, wifi, and housekeeping twice a day.

The hotel also offers a shuttle service to Siracusa town for those who want to explore.

Food

The food in Sicily is one of the highlights of the yoga retreat. You’ll find everything from the best pasta dishes ever to veggies, salads, fish and meat dishes, and everything in between. All made with fresh olive oil and natural ingredients. And Sicily is famous for its wine – both reds and whites are wonderful, especially the ones from the area around Mount Etna, we’ll try a few with the group.

A yoga retreat in Italy wouldn’t be the same without trying all the wonderful local Italian food. So we don’t have any rules on food and drinks, you can eat and drink what you like, and we’ll take you to some great restaurants where you‘ll be glad there are no restrictions! And there are plenty of options for the vegetarians or if you have a specific dietary need, that’s not a problem.

We’ll have breakfast together after yoga, with espressos and cappuccinos, omelets, fresh juices, fresh fruits and cheeses, and a selection of tempting Sicilian sweets. Some people wander into town for a light lunch or enjoy an afternoon snack by the pool.

We’ll plan a group dinner in Siracusa town at a different restaurant each evening. We’ll take you to our favorites – from family-run small restaurants to open-air pizzerias on the main square, watching the world go by.

The Yoga

Yoga is at the heart of our retreats, and we offer the real deal. You’ll definitely get a good workout, but the goal of the physical practice is to challenge you enough physically so you can begin to let go and quiet the mind. That’s what yoga is all about – calming the mind. And that’s what we teach on our yoga retreats. You will feel re-energized and restored both physically and mentally.

We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreat in Italy: a morning Vinyasa flow class to get your heart going, and an evening Yin class to relax. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

Prices

29 April-6 May 2018

7-14 October 2018

14-21 October 2018

Seaview rooms:

  • Shared room per person: EUR €1800
  • Single-occupancy room: EUR €2250

Classic garden-view rooms:

  • Shared room per person: EUR €1600
  • Single-occupancy room: EUR €2100

What’s included:

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 7 nights at 5* beach hotel
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Private beach with sunbeds
  • Shuttle service to Siracusa town
  • Wi-fi
  • Yoga mats and blocks
  • Two reps to plan day trips & dinners

Testimonials

“I had a wonderful week with all of you in Sicily. The yoga was fantastic, the food sublime and the conversations and company best of all. A truly first class retreat. Will recommend this trip to everyone I know, peace and love to all you beautiful people!” Jag, Toronto

“I never imagined what an incredible and transformational week this would be for me. It exceeded my imagination and expectations… I loved every minute of this adventure.” Michel, New Jersey

“Sarah you are a caring and passionate yoga teacher with a great sense of humour, sharp mind and loving heart. Laura you a real director of unforgettable experiences. It was a great time also thanks to the group. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.” Renia, The Hague

Contact and Booking

Organizer: Yoga Escapes

Website: http://www.yoga-escapes.com

Email: laura@yoga-escapes.com

CONTACT + BOOKING

For more information about this retreat and to book please contact:

Yoga Escapes

http://www.yoga-escapes.com

laura@yoga-escapes.com

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