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Weekly Retreats in Puglia, Italy

A 6-night retreat featuring inspiring yoga classes (2x daily) and guided meditation. Brunch, tea, and supper are also included, plus evening activities. Additional activities such as scenic cycling, a hands-on food workshop & gong sound bath are optional extras. Yoga is not a fitness practice and you don’t need any yoga experience to enjoy the classes, though a reasonable fitness level is helpful. If you are sporty and enjoy an early morning keep-fit routine, there are plenty of quiet country lanes around the retreat, perfect for running and cycling.

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
· Delicious vegetarian cuisine – brunch, afternoon tea and supper
· Daily yoga classes: 2 hrs morning & 1.5 hrs evening
· meditation is incorporated in morning classes
· Evening activities (options for chanting, dancing)
· Sunbathing area & swimming pool
· Bicycles for local exploration


Additional options

· Taxi transfer to/from Bari airport : cash only – see Travel Arrangements
· Massage & Holistic Treatments  – see our Therapy list
· Guided Cycle Tour – see Daily Program (below)
· Food Workshop  – learn more
· Friday afternoon : trip to the beach, or visit Ostuni
· Friday night : option to dine out in Martina Franca 

Daily Program

Sunday afternoon

Arrivals : check-in from 14:00 onwards

Light buffet lunch

5:30pm welcome yoga session (1.5 hours)

7:30pm three course supper

Monday to Friday

Meditation (30 mins before yoga)

Morning Yoga Session (2 hours)

Hearty Brunch

Free time for treatments / snoozing / walking

Afternoon Tea

Evening Yoga Session (1.5 hours)

Supper (option to dine out on Friday eve)

Monday evening

Retire early, or evening activity led by yoga teacher

Tuesday evening

Optional Gong Sound Bath : 20 euros per person (5+)

Wednesday afternoon

Guided Cycle Tour – 25 euros p.p (5+)
Includes bikes, helmet, bi-lingual guide

Thursday afternoon

Optional raw cuisine workshop – 25 euros per person (4+)

Thursday evening

Retire early, or evening activity led by yoga teacher

Friday afternoon

Yoga, brunch, then free time for optional excursion to beach (if sunny), or explore an area of cultural interest e.g. Ostuni, Polignano, Alberobello

On Friday evening you might like to end the week by dining out at a recommended local restaurant (25-35 euros p.p. typical cost)

Saturday morning

8am – Your morning yoga session is a ‘self-practice’ session where everybody practices what they have learned during the week

9am – Breakfast

10am – Airport transfers leave the parking

Retreat Dates & Booking

Jul 07 – 13    Lauren

Jul 14 – 20    Lauren

Jul 21 – 27    Lauren

Jul 28 – 03     Lauren

Aug 25 – 31    Holly

Sep 01 – 07    Holly

Sep 8 – 14    Holly

Sep 15 – 21    Holly

Sep 22 – 28    Holly

Sep 29 – 05    Holly

Oct 6 – 12    Holly

Oct 13 – 19    Holly

Our Yoga Teachers

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Leah Barnett

 

Yoga teacher, instructor 

Leah trains yoga teachers. She has taught yoga since 2001 and has run retreats since 2010 at Kaliyoga in Spain. Her yoga classes feature classical sequences focusing on functional movement; sessions are adapted to suit all abilities, whether novice or experienced. If you want to deepen your understanding of yoga, you will be amazed at how much you can learn in just one week. 

 

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Holly Warren

 

Yoga teacher, instructor, mentor

Holly focuses on opening up awareness through techniques that bring clarity, relaxed sensitivity, and a flowing sense of ease that will support you, empower you and help you through stressful times. Her warmly inclusive and non–dogmatic approach invites you to experience the authentic power of yoga and develop new life-skills. 

 

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Lauren Wilkie

 

Yoga teacher, pilates instructor

Lauren’s morning yoga classes feature powerful dynamic flows with detailed step by step instruction and gentle humour. Evening classes mix resting and restorative poses to nurture your body and mind. Teachings focus on alignment and breath, helping you to feel the evolution of yoga from the inside. Morning and evening classes are accessible to all. Private sessions available. 

 

Optional Guided Cycle Tour

bicycle tour

Minimum 5 riders
Cost : €25 p/p.

The area is moderately hilly and a reasonable level of muscular and cardio fitness is required, but don’t let a painful knee prevent you from riding, for a small fee we can arrange an electric-assisted bike. En route you will see many of Puglia’s iconic Trullo houses, olive terraces, gentle rolling hills. We provide you with a quality touring bike and a cycle helmet. For your additional comfort, we recommend bringing a pair of padded cycle shorts.

If cycling is not your thing, there are safe local walks (with or without a map) and even a very grateful dog for company.

 

Wholesome Vegetarian Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our delicious, healthy vegetarian cuisine is light, gluten free, vegan/coeliac friendly and absolutely wholesome. Please let us know on your booking form if you have an allergic reaction to specific food types so that we can cater for you.

Learn more about our Cuisine

 

Therapeutic Treatments

For a pleasurable treat that will contribute greatly to your retreat experience, we highly recommend a therapeutic treatment. Subject to availability, our hand-picked team of holistic bodyworkers will help to unwind your physical tension, which will also relax your mind.

Learn more about our Therapeutic Treatments

 

 

Healthy Food Workshop

One afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy an inspiring food workshop

This is a 2 hour session, focusing on the creation of a whole meal.
Cost per person €30 – four persons min.

Swimming & sun beds

 

 

Evenings can be social, or quiet


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 – the pet dogs who live in the field would be delighted to accompany you. On two evenings we offer a chanting session in the Masseria’s vaulted living room – lovely acoustics – and ecstatic dance for anyone with a passion for music and letting go.

 

Friday : Free Time after brunch

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Optional activities for Friday afternoon & evening

  • Beach trip (near Ostuni, 30 mins by car)
  • Visit artisan shops, explore Trullo architecture
  • Explore rural lanes by bike
  • Walk into local Baroque towns Martina Franca and Locorotondo (approx 20 mins on foot)
  • Visit Matera – European City of Culture (1hr 15 mins by car)
  • Dine out on Friday evening at a local restaurant
  • On Friday if you prefer to rest, you are welcome to help yourself to a light meal

 

Our location in beautiful 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.