Yoga Cleanse - Italy
“Thank you to everyone at Kaliyoga Italy for a beautiful week in every way.
Special thanks to Alessandra for the delicious and beautifully presented raw food,
and to Tashi for the amazing approach to teaching yoga” Jan, Holland, May 2017
About this retreat
Every morning and evening we practice inspirational yoga classes with Tashi, in the octagonal yoga studio with optional meditation before class.
When cleansing with raw food, you can lose weight and love your body again. Experience the lightness of fresh living food with three completely raw meals per day. The aim of this retreat is to give your body a rest from processed and convenience foods, re-energising your whole being with raw food power.
For 6 magical days you will increase your digestive health and learn how to prepare delicious recipes at home. By the end of the week, you can expect to feel lean and clear headed with a spring in your step.
Kaliyoga Italy is located in the stunning Itria Valley, one hour south of Bari airport in the garden province of Puglia which National Geographic voted as the most beautiful place in the world. The Masseria Pavone is a farmhouse that dates back to the sixteenth century with your choice of single, shared and double accommodation in lovingly restored ‘Trullo’ cottages, protected by UNESCO.
This place is so breathtakingly beautiful, it must be seen to be believed.
Cleansing Raw Food
Alessandra, our fully qualified and highly creative raw nutritionist turned her health around and improved her life with raw food. She will inspire you to do the same, with plenty of time for questions during each meal.
Alessandra gives a hands-on Raw Food Workshop so that you can learn how to make healthy raw meals at home that will optimise your digestion with fermented foods and enzyme-activated nuts, seeds, sprouts and grains.
* Morning super-juice for healing and rejuvenation.
* Homemade nut milks
* Sprouted raw granola & banana crepes
* Sweet chia pudding
* Raw pizza
* Zucchini spaghetti
* Fave bean falafel
* Italian nut cheese
Yoga and meditation
Under the expert guidance of our fabulous in-house teacher Tashi, this 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 gives you the tools and 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, we teach you to balance your physical stability and strength with mindful tranquility. So, rather than trying to perfect the external shapes of yoga, you’ll begin to experience yoga as it was originally intended.
Because we teach yoga as mindfulness (as opposed to a type of exercise), we do not grade you in terms of your ability. Everyone is welcome, whether novice or experienced.
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.
One afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy an inspiring cookery workshop on either ‘Raw Power Vegetarian Cuisine’ or Italian ‘Yogi-tarian’ Ayurvedic cuisine. The workshop lasts two hours and will focus on creating a whole meal.
Meal examples include raw zucchini lasagna, vegetable-stuffed gluten free pastry, raw blueberry cheesecake
Cost per person 25 EU – four person minimum.
We are delighted to introduce you to our hand-picked team of world-class holistic therapists, available every afternoon to attend to your needs. They can help you to free yourself from whatever might be holding you back; and most importantly of all, the powerful combination of yoga classes and holistic therapy sessions re-connect you with the wonderful person that you really are, rather than who you think you should be.
When you return to Kaliyoga, you will be eligible for a free holistic relaxation session with the therapist of your choice, subject to availability.
Wednesday Free Time
After the Wednesday morning yoga class, we serve brunch which is a larger meal than the usual breakfast. Options for the rest of the day include a trip to a local beach (about 35 mins by car) where you can sunbathe & swim – depending on the weather, naturally. On cloudy days, we can arrange a trip to the lovely old towns of Polignano A Mare and Alberobello where you can shop, wander, and explore the many delights of the local Trullo architecture. 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.
Accommodation: 6 nights, single or shared
Full board: delicious vegetarian raw food, prepared by Alessandra, vegan & coeliac friendly
Informative talk on raw food & cleansing
Kitchen workshop – learn how to prepare Raw Living Food
Mindful Vinyasa yoga classes with Tashi (2 classes per day)
Open-air swimming pool
Bicycles for exploring the local area (good map included)
Beach trip on Wednesday
Natural health treatments every afternoon from our team of world-class therapists
Guided bicycle tour of the Itria Valley
Getting to Italy
Arrivals from 14:00
17:30 Yoga session(1.5 hrs)
Mocktails & supper.
Monday to Friday
Morning Yoga session : 2 hours
Evening Yoga session : 1.5 hours (not Weds)
Mocktails and supper
Wednesday afternoon is free time. You can opt to dine out at a local restaurant, or stay in for a light meal.
11:00 Vacate rooms
12:00 Checkout and transfers