The venue is completely private for the exclusive use of Kaliyoga guests and staff.
Accommodation - All bedrooms have comfy beds, quality bedlinen, daily room cleaning and a mid-week towel change. See Accommodation
Are there hair dryers in the rooms? Yes
Are there mosquitos? Not usually
- Morning yoga (2 hrs) and evening yoga (1.5 hrs)
- Free use of the yoga studio at any time
- 3 meals per day
- Beach/Ostuni Town Trip on Wed - weather dependent
- Unlimited use of the swimming pool and hot tub
- Holistic treatments
- Optional activities - Cycling, guided walks, cooking workshop
- Transfers - see Getting Here
Teaching: Clear precise yoga instruction is in English.
Classes: 2 classes per day (no evening class on Wednesday)
Are yoga classes suitable for beginners? Yes, classes are suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
I have done other yoga styles, but I have never done “Dynamic” yoga before: Dynamic Yoga is a method that teaches awareness and relaxation using the traditional hatha yoga postures. Beginners are always welcome and experienced yogis will be able to connect more deeply to their awareness of inner stillness within movement.
My partner/ friend wants to come but may not want to do yoga, is that ok? - Yes, your friend is welcome to attend and not do the yoga classes - you should inform them that the focus of the retreat is primarily yoga & relaxation.
Kaliyoga can arrange Group Transfers from the airport to the venue - See Travel for details.
Car directions on Google Maps - search for 'Kaliyoga Retreats in Italy'
Should I book my transfers before I arrive? Yes - email us your itinerary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I need to rent a car? A car is not necessary, but can be handy to get to the beach (20-30mins).
Can I get to there by public bus? The nearest bus stop is in the town of Martina Franca, or Loco Rotondo (10 mins). If you arrive by bus we can pick you up, but please let us know at least 48 hours in advance.
We invite you to enjoy going unplugged during your retreat and this will also support others who wish to do the same. If you need to use your phone or portable device, please do so in the privacy of your room. Photography with mobile phones is ok, but please be discrete and remember to ask your fellow guests whether they mind being in your photos so that everyone has a choice.
Can I stay extra nights at Kaliyoga? It is usually not possible to stay extra days before or after your retreat, but of course it is possible to book more than one week in a row.
If you choose to pay in other currencies it is your responsibility to calculate the correct amount.
We will notify you if there is a discrepancy.
Payment methods accepted: bank transfer / credit card online payment (payment by phone is not possible at this venue).
We welcome all nationalities, all ages, all genders, all creeds.
Beginners, runners, newbies and skeptics... all are welcome. Yoga is for everyone.
A physcial impairment does not necessarily exclude you from participating in yoga classes - please email or call us to discuss options.
The balance of women & men / singles & couples varies from week to week, but generally there are more women than men and more singles than couples.
The average age range is typically 25-55 yrs; there is no maximum age.
The minimum age is 12.
Average daytime temperatures: Spring 20C • Summer 28C • Autumn 20C • Winter 10C
Do you cater for alternative diets? Our cuisine is mainstream/gourmet vegetarian, but we can cater for vegans and coeliacs.
Do you cater for allergies? Please use the booking form to advise us of any ingredients that would affect your health in a serious allergic way. We recommend you consult your homeopath for a remedy before you arrive.
Will I get enough protein? - Yes, our cuisine contains a balanced amount of dietary protein in vegetables, grains, seeds, legumes, nuts, avocados and some cheese (feta, mozzarella, goat's).
Is there any meat? - No.
Is there any alcohol? - Kaliyoga is alcohol-free.
What about Coffee? Although we encourage you to give up coffee during your stay with us, it is not intended to be punitive and therefore there are coffee machines in our kitchens.
I suffer from ME/ chronic fatigue/ I am recovering from a serious illness - is this retreat appropriate for me? A Kaliyoga retreat can be hugely beneficial to ME sufferers. Our excellent holistic practitioners are here to help you to explore new healing modalities. Deep relaxation whilst on retreat is essential to recovery.
NOTE!! Please discuss your condition with us before you book. For certain conditions, a doctor's authorisation may be necessary. See Terms & Conditions
Should I book holistic therapy sessions in advance? There is no need to book in advance. Holistic treatments are available Monday- Friday during your stay.
What can I do to prepare? - Some basic preparation before you come will make a big difference to the quality of your experience. We highly recommend that you make an effort to cut down on alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, red meat and dairy. You do not need to do loads of yoga before you arrive to prepare for the yoga course. You just need to have basic fitness and a beginners mind. Even if you are an experienced yogi, you will be going back to basics to remind you of what you may have forgotten.
Is there a safe place for my valuables/passport etc? Yes.
What should I bring?
- in summer bring light clothing, sunglasses, UV skin protection, a wrap or shawl for meditation
- in cooler seasons bring a warm jacket / shawl
- you don't need to bring a yoga mat, we have all yoga equipment here
- you can connect your laptop to our wi-fi internet (free)
- mobile phone reception is very good here, but we ask you to use your phone sparingly and quietly away from other guests
- your travel insurance
- Walking shoes
- comfy shoes for the evening
- small rucksack or daybag for walks
- lightweight waterproof raincoat
- yoga clothes: Loose, warm, comfortable
What don't I need to bring?
- yoga equipment and mats
- bath and pool towels
Is there WiFi ? Yes, but you are requested not to bring mobile devices to meals or to yoga classes.
Is there mobile phone reception? mobile phone reception is reasonable. Please use your phone sparingly and away from other guests.
Is the pool heated? The pool is seasonal - i.e. naturally heated by the sun
How big is the pool? The pool is 13m long x 9m wide
If you have a general question about Kaliyoga that is not answered here please email us and we will add it to the FAQ in due course.