3. ITALY YOGA RETREAT- Gayle Olson
1. ITALY YOGA RETREAT – WHITE CITY / BLUE WATER
4. ITALY YOGA RETREAT – Vineyard
1 YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY – OLIVE TREE
5. YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY – TRULLI
3. YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY – HOLE IN WATER
4. YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY – GALLIPOLI
5. ITALY YOGA RETREAT – TRULLI

SOUTH ITALY YOGA RETREAT • PUGLIA

SOUTH ITALY YOGA RETREAT • PUGLIA

SEPT 25 — OCT 1, 2014

PUGLIA, ITALY

YOGA, CUISINE & CULTURE

Practice yoga on the white sandy beach, under olive trees and in the beautiful stone yoga sala at the award-winning Masseria Le Fabriche, in Puglia. Discover the exquisite cuisine, culture, and beauty of Puglia in this South Italy yoga retreat—a vacation that blends good health with good living.

 

FLOW OF THE DAY . . . 

MORNINGS begin with a silent walk through the olive grove for you to savor the tranquility and feel the rejuvenating power of nature. Our yoga practice will start here, in communion with the ancient olive trees, and move into the beautiful arched yoga sala for a more focused Hatha-Vinyasa practice. Following yoga we will enjoy a healthy breakfast/brunch with local ingredients and fresh Italian coffee on the villa’s terrace with splendid views of the vineyard and valley beyond.

AFTERNOONS can be spent soaking in the sun on the Ionian sea, exploring the beautiful nature of Puglia, or discovering Puglia’s fascinating seaside towns and country villages. There will be three organized excursions to explore the romantic medieval white cities of Puglia, and two Unesco World Sites of Matera and Alberobello, with the “Trulli” stone houses, unique only to this small region in Puglia. Before dinner we will meet on the beach or in the yoga sala for a sunset practice of relaxing flow or Yin Yoga.

EVENINGS are pure magic, as our talented chef and winemakers serve you a healthy and traditional gourmet dinner paired with the organic Primitivo grown in the villa’s vinyard (wine is optional of course!) Savor the sumptuous tastes and simple pleasures of good food, good wine and great company!

 

ITALY YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES

  • Six nights, luxury accommodation in the stunning award-winning Masseria Le Fabriche!
  • Delicious Pugliese food & organic wine from Le Fabriche’s vineyard (brunch & dinners)
  • 1–2 yoga classes daily, with the exception on days with organized tours
  • Morning serenity walk through vinyeards and olive orchards
  • Sight-seeing excursions to Unesco World Heritage Site Alberobello, the round city of Locorotondo, historic city of Lecce, and the colorful seaside port of Gallipoli.
  • Several meals in local restaurants to taste the exqusite variety of Pugliese cuisine
  • Several afternoons free for relaxing on the beach, hiking, biking or relaxing at the villa
  • Access to horse-riding, golf and biking

 

YOGA CLASSES WITH GAYLE OLSON

Join international yoga teacher, Gayle Olson, for sunrise and sunset yoga in communion with the inspiration of nature. . . sun, sea, waves and fresh air. Morning sessions will begin in the olive grove to warm up our bodies and spirit — then move into beautiful arched yoga sala for a more focused practice of Hatha-Vinyasa. Sunset practices will have a more Yin flavor, on the beach or on the the scenic terrace overlooking the vinyards.

Gayle Olson is founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats and author of The Yoga & Fitness Guide for Women, has taught and practiced Vinyasa, Iyengar and Hatha yoga around the world for over 20 years. Gayle has developed a unique method of giving students intensive hands-on Vinyasa ~ Adjustment ~ Massage — like receiving a full-body massage during a vinyasa practice! Whether a practice is fiery and energetic, or soft and receptive, Gayle guides students to maintain a strong meditative focus on breath — and on the joy of yoga!

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.

 

INQUIRE FOR PRICES & RESERVATIONS