This 6-night retreat features a series of inspiring yoga classes and guided meditation with Leah. Brunch, tea, and supper are also included, plus evening activities. Additional activities such as scenic cycling, raw cuisine workshop & gong sound bath are optional extras. You don’t need any yoga experience to enjoy this retreat, but a reasonable fitness level is recommended.
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
· Three meditation classes (Mon, Weds, Fri)
· Evening activities (chanting and dancing)
· Sunbathing area & swimming pool
· Bicycles for local exploration
· Taxi transfer to/from Bari airport (€40 per person per journey)
· Natural health treatments (1hour €60 / 1.5 hours €75)
· Guided cycling tour in Valle d’Itria (€30 per person, 5 riders minimum)
· Raw Cuisine Workshop – learn to make a 3 course meal (€25 p/p)
· Return trip to the beach or local town of Ostuni (35 mins, price according to number of passengers)
· Return trip to nearest town of Martina Franca
· Dining in a local restaurant on Friday night
arrivals from 14:00. Soup & Salad on arrival
5:30pm introductory yoga session (1.5 hours)
7:30pm Supper then early to bed
Monday to Friday
Meditation (30 mins) before yoga on Mon, Weds, Fri
Morning Yoga Session (2 hours)
Therapy time or snoozing or walking
Evening Yoga Session (1.5 hours)
Supper (option to dine out on Friday eve)
Retire early or evening activity
Optional Gong Bath (€20 per person) TBC
Optional cycling tour with guide – €30 p.p minimum 5 people
Optional raw cuisine workshop – €25 per person, minimum 4 people
Free time after brunch.
Options to relax at home, or chose an excursion e.g. to a seaside beach (when sunny), or visit Ostuni which is entirely made of round stone Trullo houses, or visit Matera, European City of Culture 2019.
On Friday evening you might like to end the week by dining out in Martina Franca, or Locorotondo. Menu approx €25 per person + wine.
8am Self-practice morning yoga session.
Breakfast at 9am, then fond farewells & airport transfers at 10am.
Book by Date / Teacher
May 05 – 11 Leah
May 12 – 18 Leah
May 19 – 25 Holly
May 26 – 01 Leah
Jun 02 – 08 Leah
Jun 09 – 15 Lauren
Jun 16 – 22 Lauren
Jun 23 – 29 Lauren
Jun 30 – 06 Lauren
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
Leah is an experienced yoga teacher who has been teaching since 2001 and has been with Kaliyoga since 2010. Her yoga classes feature classical sequences focusing on functional movement, adapting the sessions for 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.
Yoga teacher and mentor
Holly focuses on opening up your pathways of awareness through clarity, relaxed sensitivity, and a flowing sense of ease that will support you, empower you and help you to live through stressful times with skill. Her warm, inclusive and non–dogmatic approach invites you to experience the authentic power of yoga.
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 inside you. Morning and evening classes are accessible to all; private sessions are tailored to your individual needs.
Optional Guided Cycling
Minimum 5 riders
Cost : €30 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, and you can reward yourself with a picnic lunch (included) and then – after the ride – a delicious Italian ice cream in a local gelateria. 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. We will happily work around your food allergies.
€75 1.5 hrs / €50 1 hr
Raw Cuisine Workshop
One afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy an inspiring Ayurvedic workshop : ‘Raw Power Vegetarian Cuisine’
This is a 2 hour session, focusing on the creation of a whole meal. Menu example: Raw zucchini lasagna, vegetable stuffed gluten-free pastry, raw blueberry cheesecake. Cost per person €30 (four persons minimum).
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.
Half Day Friday
Options for your free time
- A beach trip where you can lie either on the sand or rent a sun lounger & umbrella (near Ostuni, 30 mins)
- 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
- A trip to Matera – European City of Culture (1hr 15 mins by car)
- If you prefer to rest at the retreat you are welcome to make yourself 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.