LUXURY YOGA RETREAT • SOUTH ITALY YOGA RETREAT

LUXURY YOGA RETREAT • SOUTH ITALY YOGA RETREAT
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ITALY YOGA RETREAT

YOGA, CUISINE & CULTURE

Of all the spectacular retreats we offer, this is our personal favorite!  Live la bella vita in a stunning villa near the sea, amongst olive trees and vineyards. Soak up the culture of the ancient Puglia region and balance phenomenal cuisine and organic boutique wine with a transformational yoga practice.

 

 

ALL–INCLUSIVE LUXURY YOGA RETREAT!

Everything is included in this life-changing holiday in the sundrenched “heel” of Italy’s boot. We’ll enjoy five-star level accommodations in the exquisite vineyard-villa, Masseria Le Fabriche, daily excursions to stunning World Heritage sites, the famous white hilltop cities of Puglia, colorful sea-side villages, romantic restaurants and slow-food, home-made meals with a wealth of local ingredients: Seafood, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and organic wine.

 

FLOW OF THE DAY

 

MORNINGS begin with a steaming cappuccino and a serenity walk though the ancient olive grove. Salute the sun in the estate’s open-air arched yoga shala (studio), flowing through a practice that weaves Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa styles with music, pranayama and meditation. After a beautiful practice, enjoy a traditional Pugliese brunch with fresh fruit, homemade jams and cakes, cheeses, salamis, egg dishes and other local ingredients. We’ll eat on the terrace with splendid views of the vineyard below.

AFTERNOONS are for sunning on the beach of the Ionian Sea, exploring the region’s beautiful natural vistas or touring its fascinating and historic coastal towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Come along for as many excursions as you wish, or indulge in an afternoon siesta. Then join us for a sunset practice of restorative Yin yoga on the beach or terrace.

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

 

YOGA CLASSES WITH GAYLE OLSON

Join Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson for sunrise and sunset yoga inspired by and in communion with nature: sun, sea and fresh air. Whether fiery and energetic or soft and receptive, the practice will include Gayle’s trademark hands-on massage adjustments and encourage you to maintain a strong, meditative focus on your 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 stone farmhouse built into the native white rocks that gently slope toward the Ionian sea. Olive trees and vineyards form the landscape, and the mingled scents of sea and the soil fill the air. The villa has been restored to the highest aesthetic standards. Its peaceful suites have large windows and terraces that merge the natural beauty of the outdoors with the elegant luxury of the interior.

 

FLOW OF THE WEEK

Day 1   Opening dinner at Le Fabriche with homemade traditional Pugliese cuisine.
Day 2   Beach time, optional excursion to the historic town of Alberobello, romantic dinner in the famous round city of Locorotundo.
Day 3   Annual oven-baked pizza party with locals and neighbors of Le Fabriche.
Day 4   Beach time, optional visit to the colorful seaside village of Gallipoli.
Day 5   Optional trip to the astounding 12th Century cave city of Matera.
Day 6   Free day to rest, swim, shop and siesta, closing dinner at Le Fabriche.
Day 7   Our last morning cappuccino together…

 

OUR LUXURY YOGA RETREAT IN PUGLIA INCLUDES

  • Transportation to and from Brindisi and Bari Airports.
  • Six-nights, luxury accommodations in the award-winning Masseria Le Fabriche
  • Brunch and dinners with delicious Pugliese food and organic wine from Le Fabriche’s vineyard
  • 1 to 2 yoga classes daily with Gayle Olson (depending on days when we are on extended outings)
  • Morning serenity walks through vineyards and olive orchards
  • Sightseeing excursions to Matera, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Gallipoli
  • Several meals in local restaurants to taste the exquisite 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

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to Puglia
  • Lunches (brunches & dinners included)
  • Optional gratuities for hotel staff & driver