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This 6-night retreat features a series of inspiring yoga classes with Tashi Dawa, guided meditation, brunch, tea and supper, evening activities, and an optional cycling tour. You don’t need much yoga experience to enjoy this retreat, however a reasonable fitness level is required.
I admit I was a bit skeptical and a bit scared – but it’s been the best week imaginable. I have loved it all – the beautiful Masseria, wonderful food, caring and restorative massages – the cycling and yoga are completely inspirational. The whole team are stars! Frances, UK
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Summary of what’s included
• Accommodation: 6 nights (single, couple, or room-share)
• Delicious vegetarian cuisine – vegan & coeliac friendly
• Daily yoga classes with Tashi Dawa : 2 hours morning & 1.5 hours evening
• Meditation classes
• Choice of evening activities – chanting, gong bath, ecstatic dance
• Sun bathing area & swimming pool
• Bicycles for local exploration
• Guided cycling tour on scenic routes with our knowledgeable guide Daniele
• Natural health treatments by our team of holistic therapists, available every afternoon
SUNDAY Arrivals from 14:00 Buffet lunch 17:30 Yoga session (1.5 hrs) 7:30 Supper
MON – FRI Yoga session: 2 hours Brunch Afternoon tea Yoga session: 1.5 hours (not Friday) Supper
TUESDAY / THURSDAY Optional Cycling tour with packed lunch – about 5 hours
FRIDAY AFTERNOON Free time after brunch A light evening meal is available is you like to stay in; or dine out in Martina Franca or Locorotondo
SATURDAY Morning Self-practice yoga session Breakfast 11:00 Farewells / airport transfers
Yoga and Meditation with Tashi Dawa
Under the expert guidance of our fabulous in-house teacher Tashi Dawa, our yoga and cycling retreat is about coming home to yourself. Here 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, Tashi Dawa gives you the confidence to build a self-practice that you can develop at home. Our yoga method can be applied to all styles of yoga because, rather than focusing solely on stretching and shape-making, our approach guides each student according to their ability, with detailed instruction, using a step-by-step method. Everyone is welcome, whether novice or experienced.
Optional Guided Cycling
Minimum 5 people
Cost : 5-9 riders = €30 p/p. 10-14 riders = 20€ p/p. 15+ riders = 16€
There is a choice of rides, each about 30 km long – that’s up to 5 hours in the saddle – with scheduled scenic stops en route for lunch, exploring, rest and real Italian ice-cream. One of the rides is quite hilly and requires a reasonable level of muscular and cardio fitness. Don’t let a painful knee prevent you from riding, for a small fee we can arrange a electric-assisted bike. En route you will see Puglia’s iconic Trullo houses, olive terraces, gentle rolling hills, historic Masserias and stone age caves. One of the rides takes you through the beautiful Torre Canne coastal dune park with its fascinating history and stunning views.
We provide you with a quality touring bike and a cycle helmet. Please bring a small backpack to carry your picnic lunch and water. For your additional comfort, we recommend bringing a pair of padded cycle shorts.
If cycling is not your thing, you can still enjoy the yoga program – we’ve got maps of local walks for you and even a (very grateful) dog to walk.
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 will happily work around most food allergy issues.
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 the nutritionist’s availability.
The workshop is two hours in duration with a focus on the creation of a whole meal.
Meal examples include raw zucchini lasagna, veg stuffed gluten-free pastry, raw blueberry cheesecake.
Cost per person 25 EU (four persons minimum).
Swimming & Sun Bathing
Evenings can be social during and after supper, or you can find a quiet spot and do your own thing. We have two sitting rooms for you to curl up and relax with a good book; or perhaps go for an evening stroll with – the sheep dogs who live in the field would be delighted to accompany you. On two evenings we offer optional chanting sessions in the Masseria’s vaulted living room – lovely acoustics – and ecstatic dance for anyone with a passion for music and movement
Half Day Friday
Options for Half Day
- A beach trip to sunbathe & swim, depending on the weather (35 mins by car)
- Visit old towns of Polignano-a-Mare and Alberobello where you can shop, wander, and explore Trullo architecture
- Explore local lanes by bicycle, or walk into local Baroque towns Martina Franca and Locorotondo (approx 20 mins on foot)
- Dine out on Friday evening at a local restaurant
- If you prefer to rest at the retreat, a light evening meal is available
- A trip to MATERA : European City of Culture (1hr 15min by car)
Our location in Puglia
Kaliyoga’s Puglia retreat is located in the beautiful Itria Valley, 80 mins south of Bari airport in the garden province of Puglia. Puglia is voted by National Geographic as the most beautiful place in the world. The property is a grand 16th century farmhouse with spacious accommodation in the main building and in iconic Trullo cottages.