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Summer Retreat – Italy
Our Summer retreats in Puglia feature Ashtanga yoga classes every morning (2 hrs) with skilled tuition from our in-house teachers. The evening class is restorative yin yoga (1.5 hrs). Long-term physical, mental and spiritual well-being is the aim of this retreat, where novices and experienced yogis can practice together in the same room, following modified instructions and exploring their comfort zones without injury or fatigue. Our kitchen feeds your soul with a delicious and varied vegetarian menu, vegan and coeliac friendly, organic and locally sourced. There's an outdoor salt water pool, hot tub, bicycles for roaming, optional beach trips, massage and gong bath therapies.
I wouldn’t change a thing about my week - the beautiful surroundings, chill out areas, yoga, treatments, food, people - all have been amazing and I wish I’d stayed for 2 weeks. Niamh & Brian
Summary of What's Included
6 nights with accommodation (shared or single)
3 vegetarian meals per day (vegan & coeliac friendly)
Ashtanga yoga course (2 hrs morning
Yin yoga course (1.5 hrs evening)
Meditation course (early morning)
Bicycles for roaming
Outdoor salt water swimming pool
Beach trips by taxi
Food Recipe workshop
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Gourmet Vegetarian Food
The food at Kaliyoga will delight and amaze you. Our gourmet vegetarian cuisine is light, gluten free, vegan/coeliac friendly and absolutely delicious. And with three generous meals per day, you will never go hungry. Our super talented nutritionists are happy to suggest alternative ingredients if you have an intolerance to foods that could lead to an allergic reaction.
Yoga and Meditation with Tashidawa
Under the expert guidance of our fabulous in-house teacher Tashidawa, you will discover that your yoga practice can be a tool not only for improving health and fitness but also for deep rest and mindful relaxation.
During the week, Tashidawa gives you the confidence to build a self-practice that you can continue at home. The ashtanga yoga sequence teaches you to balance physical stability and strength with mindful tranquility. So, rather than trying to perfect the external shapes of yoga, you’ll begin to experience freedom of mind, enormous reserves of energy and a deep love for yourself and others.
Everyone is welcome, whether novice or experienced.
Our holistic therapy team is available every afternoon to attend to your needs.
They can help you to free yourself from whatever might be holding you back. These holistic therapy sessions coupled with yoga are a powerful combination that re-connect and balance you in myriad ways.
Arrivals from 14:00
17:30 Yoga session(1.5 hrs)
Mocktails & supper
Mon – Fri
Yoga session: 2 hours
Yoga session: 1.5 hours (not Weds)
Mocktails and supper
Wednesday afternoon is free time (see Optional Extras)
11:00 Vacate rooms
Natural health treatments every afternoon from our team of world-class therapists
Guided bicycle tour of the Itria Valley.
One afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy an inspiring cookery workshop on either ‘Raw Power Vegetarian Cuisine’ or Italian ‘Yogi-tarian’ Ayurvedic cuisine depending on chef availability. The workshop is two hours in duration and focuses on the creation of a whole meal. Meal examples include raw zucchini lasagna, veg stuffed gluten-free pastry, raw blueberry cheesecake.
Wednesday Free Time
After the Wednesday morning yoga class, we serve a copious brunch that will set you up for the day.
Optional activities in your free time include a trip to a local beach. If it’s cloudy we’ll take you to the historic towns of Polignano A Mare and Alberobello where you can shop, wander, and snap iconic Trullo houses.
Alternatively, you may borrow one of our bicycles and explore the country lanes, or walk into one of the two local Baroque towns (approx 20 mins walking). In the evening, we arrange a taxi to take you into Martina Franca (10-minute taxi ride) where you may dine at a delicious local restaurant. But if you prefer to stay at home and rest, we will provide you with a light evening meal.
Evenings are your own to retreat or socialise as you wish.
We have two sitting rooms for you to curl up and relax with a good book or go for an evening stroll with Tommy our lovely mountain dog. On two evenings we offer optional chanting sessions in the Masseria’s vaulted living room. The acoustic is out of this world.
Things to See and Do
Kaliyoga is located just 10 minutes away from the beautiful Baroque town of Martina Franca, which you can explore either on foot or by bicycle. Or for those who wish to simply lie in a hammock all week or swim in the pool, that’s fine too.
If you enjoy more exercise before or after your yoga class, you can go for a run along the country lanes or a bike ride up the steep hill to Locorotondo for some homemade stracciatella ice-cream.
Kaliyoga Italy is located in the stunning Itria Valley, one hour South of Bari, in the garden province of Puglia – voted by National Geographic as the most beautiful place in the world. The property is a restored 17th century farmhouse with Trulli, protected by UNESCO. This place is breathtakingly beautiful.