ITALY YOGA RETREAT
PUGLIA, SOUTHERN ITALY
SEPT 26 – OCT 3, 2013
Practice yoga with Gayle Olson 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.
ITALY YOGA RETREAT . . .
YOUR MORNINGS begin with a breath of fresh air, a yoga session, serenity walk through the olive groves, followed by a healthy breakfast and fresh Italian coffee on the villa’s terrace, with its splendid views of the vineyard and valley beyond.
LEISURELY AFTERNOONS can be spent at the farm, lazing on a local beach, playing a round of golf or discovering Puglia’s fascinating seaside towns and country villages. If you want to quicken your pace — and pulse — go horse-riding, hiking, or biking with farm’s available bicycles. There will be three organized excursions to explore the romantic medieval white cities of Puglia, and two Unesco World Sites of Matera and Alberobell, with the “Trulli” stone houses, unique only to this small region in Puglia.
THE EVENINGS are pure magic, as our talented chef and winemakers indulge you with a gourmet four-course dinner paired with the best local wines, music and more. Savor the sumptuous tastes, new friends and simple pleasures of good food, good wine and good company.
ITALY YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:
- Seven nights, luxury accommodation in the stunning award-winning Masseria Le Fabriche!
- Four gourmet dinners
- Masseria Le Fabriche’s organic wines grown in the villa’s vineyards!
- 1–2 daily Yoga classes (optional) in the beautiful light and spacious yoga salon
- Four sight-seeing excursions around Puglia (lunches on excursions are not included)
- Nearby access to the Ionian Sea
- Access to golf, biking and horse-riding
THE YOGA CLASSES
Morning sessions on this Italy yoga retreat 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 scenic terrace overlooking the awesome landscape. Classes will range from gentle to dynamic—tailored to beginning and intermediate students. Gayle Olson has been teaching a wide range of students and styles for 20 years, and specializes in a her unique approach to giving adjustments and massage throughout a 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.
RESERVE YOUR ITALY YOGA RETREAT!
“This Puglia Yoga vacation was truly magical. A perfect blend of fantastic food, wine, yoga and adventure, all in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. Gayles 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
SEPT 26 — OCT 3, 2013
MASSERIA LE FABRICHE
Brindisi Airport (1.5 hour)
Bari International (2 hour)
€1,600 each (double room)
€1,800 each (single room)
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
“I came to Gayle Olson seven years ago after a traumatic back injury. She shepherded me though those painful days with care, compassion and kindness and an astounding ability to teach on old dog new tricks. Today I can keep up with my two year old grandson pain free and still taking classes and still practicing yoga. Thanks, Gayle!” —John Tierney, Ph.D., USA