The best way to escape from the world is through art; it's also the best way to penetrate it. — Il modo migliore per sfuggire il mono e attraverso l'arte è anche il modo migliore per penetrarlo. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CREATIVITY & YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY
PUGLIA, SOUTH ITALY
OCTOBER 4 – 10, 2013
Yoga Retreat in Italy with
Italian Artist, FILIPPO FRANCO
Yoga Instructor, GAYLE OLSON
Join our yoga retreat in Italy for a week of creative exploration, culture, cuisine and yoga in the stunning beauty of Puglia! Most of us have a natural desire to create and express—whether we paint, draw, write, dance, play music, sing, meditate or commune with nature. In this retreat we practice letting the creative process flow through us—inspired by the natural mythology and beauty of the sea and countryside of Southern Italy; by the elements of wind, sun, sight, sound; by the tastes of Puglinese food and the vineyards grapes, by the touch and smell of olive bark while are guided in meditations of art, breath and yoga.
ART, CREATIVITY & YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:
- Six nights, luxury accommodation at the stunning Masseria Le Fabriche
- All breakfasts, lunches & dinners (except lunches on excursions)
- 1–2 daily Yoga classes (optional) in the beautiful yoga salon, beach or in olive groves
- Daily guided art sessions and meditations with Filippo Franco
- Alessia’s organic wines grown in the villa’s vineyards!
- Sight-seeing excursions around Puglia (lunches on excursions are not included)
- Nearby access to the Ionian Sea
- Access to hiking, biking and horse-riding
YOGA CLASSES ON THE YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY
Morning sessions will be in the olive grove, in the vineyard or in the beautiful arched yoga sala. At sunset we will have a gentle practice on the beach or on the the scenic terrace overlooking the awesome landscape. Classes will range from gentle to dynamic vinyasa, according to every body who is present. Gayle Olson has been teaching a wide range of students and styles for 20 years, tailoring classes to the needs and level of participants. Gayle has developed a unique approach to giving students adjustments and massage throughout a slow Vinyasa Yoga practice; like giving a full-body Vinyasa massage! If you have any concerns as to whether the yoga classes will be appropriate to your particular needs, don’t hesitate to call and speak with Gayle directly!
OUR AWARD-WINNING BOUTIQUE VILLA-VINEYARD
Featured in ”The Best Masseria’s of Puglia”, Masseria Le Fabriche is a 17th century farmhouse built into the native white rocks that gently slope toward the Ionian sea; a natural refuge where olive trees and vineyards form the landscape, and the scent of sea and the soil merge. The villa has been restored to the highest creative and aesthetic quality. The suites, located between the grapevines and olive trees, have been designed to provide a sensory experience of peace and relaxation, with large windows and terrace that merge the natural beauty of the outdoors with the elegant luxury of the interior.
"Every moment is a creative act when you are present."
"Gayle has been an inspiring, lively teacher that has proven to be a steady underlying force in my life. She has a way with words that helps me focus on my body and my feelings in a true effort of open inquiry. I feel safe and loved in her presence. She is energetic, compassionate, and authentic. Her love for yoga is not only conveyed to students in her teachings, but also in her vibrant love of life. With her example she encourages us to look deeply inside, enjoy the never-ending discovery in yoga, and laugh and live fully in the process of it all." —Penfield Chester, USA
OCTOBER 4—10, 2013
MASSERIA LE FABRICHE
Brindisi Airport (1.5 hour)
Bari International (2 hour)
€1,750 each (Double room)
€1,950 each (Single room)
"The Puglia yoga retreat was truly magical. A perfect blend of fantastic food, wine, yoga and adventure, all in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. Gayle's commitment to a healthy, balanced lifestyle is mirrored in her hands-on approach to teaching yoga. Strength, serenity and smiles...a perfect balance." —Cindy McKay, Canada
"Thank you for this retreat; every minute was worth it! It was such a mind, body and heart opening... and so much fun! It's helping make my day-to-day life magical, and I can give so much to others as I have feel so fulfilled inside! Thank you again, and can't wait for the next retreat!" —Jennifer Clarke, France
"An Exotic Yoga Retreat is an executive woman’s dream vacation. Blackberry and office demands are put aside for a week so she can focus on stretching, relaxing, healthy eating and off the beaten path sightseeing. I came back recharged and plan to repeat my experience annually." —Pat Dunn, USA