frequently-asked-questions-about-kaliyoga-italy
frequently-asked-questions-about-kaliyoga

faq Italy

 
The Basics
Q. What is included in the price?
– Morning yoga (2 hrs) and evening yoga (1.5 hrs)
– Free use of the yoga studio at any time
– 3 meals per day
– Beach /Polignano A Mare /  Alberobello  on Wed – weather dependent
Q. What is NOT included in the price?
– Flights
– Holistic treatments
– Optional activities – Cycling, guided walks, cooking workshop
– Transfers – see Getting Here
Q. Payment / Currency?
If you choose to pay in other currencies it is your responsibility to calculate the correct amount.
We will notify you if there is a discrepancy.
Payment methods accepted: bank transfer/credit card online payment (payment by phone is not possible at this venue).
Yoga
Q. Are yoga classes taught in different languages?
Yoga : clear, precise instruction in English, with Italian translations on request.
Q. How many classes per day?
2 classes per day (no evening class on Wednesday).
Q. Are yoga classes suitable for beginners?
Yes, classes are suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Q. I have done other yoga styles, but I have never done “Dynamic” yoga before!
Dynamic Yoga is a method that teaches awareness and relaxation using the traditional hatha yoga postures. Beginners are always welcome and experienced yogis will be able to connect more deeply to their awareness of inner stillness within movement.
Q. I have done other yoga styles, but I have never done “Dynamic” yoga before!
Yes, your friend is welcome to attend and not do the yoga classes – you should inform them that the focus of the retreat is primarily yoga & relaxation.
The Food
Q. Do you cater for alternative diets?
Our cuisine is mainstream/gourmet vegetarian, but we can cater for vegans and coeliacs.
Q. Do you cater for allergies?
Please use the booking form to advise us of any ingredients that would affect your health in a serious allergic way. We recommend you consult your homeopath for a remedy before you arrive.
Q. Will I get enough protein?
Yes, our cuisine contains a balanced amount of dietary protein in vegetables, grains, seeds, legumes, nuts, avocados and some cheese (feta, mozzarella, goat’s).
Q. Is there any meat?
No. Our menu is 100% vegetarian.

Q. Will there be any alcohol?
No. Kaliyoga is alcohol-free. We respectfully ask you not to bring or consume alcohol on the premises. There are bars and restaurants in the local town that serve alcohol.
Q. What about Coffee?
Although we encourage you to give up coffee during your stay with us, this is not intended to be punitive and therefore coffee is available on request. There is no caffeine on Detox retreats.
Transport &
Transfers
Q. Kaliyoga can arrange Group Transfers from the airport to the venue!

See Travel for details.

Q. Is there car directions on Google Maps?
Search for ‘Kaliyoga Retreats in Italy’
Q. Should I book my transfers before I arrive?
Yes – email us your itinerary: italy@kaliyoga.com
Q. Will I need to rent a car?
A car is not necessary, but can be handy to get to the beach (20-30mins).
Q. Can I get to there by public bus?
– On Sundays, there are limited bus and no train services in the area. Please contact the Italy team at least 48 hours before you arrive and they can advise you on the timetables (which are also available on www.fseonline.it)
Accommodation

*All bedrooms have comfy beds, quality linen and climate control. Bedrooms are cleaned every day and towels are changed mid-week.

Q. Are there hair dryers in the rooms?
Yes.
Q. Are there mosquitos?
  • Like most Southern European areas there are some mosquitos in the summer months, but we usually have a light breeze blowing in this area, which keeps them at bay for the most part. We provide mosquito plug-ins and fans for your rooms, and most bedroom windows have nets.
Q. Is the venue private?
The venue is completely private for the exclusive use of Kaliyoga guests and staff.
Get the most
from your retreat!
Q. What can I do to prepare?
Some basic preparation before you come will make a big difference to the quality of your experience. We highly recommend that you make an effort to cut down on alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, red meat and dairy. You do not need to do loads of yoga before you arrive to prepare for the yoga course. You just need to have basic fitness and a beginners mind. Even if you are an experienced yogi, you will be going back to basics to remind you of what you may have forgotten.
Before your
journey begins
Q. What to bring

– in summer bring light clothing, sunglasses, UV skin protection, a wrap or shawl for meditation
– in cooler seasons bring a warm jacket / shawl
– you don’t need to bring a yoga mat, we have all yoga equipment here
– you can connect your laptop to our wi-fi internet (free)
– mobile phone reception is very good here, but we ask you to use your phone sparingly and quietly away from other guests
–  your travel insurance
– Walking shoes
– comfy shoes for the evening
– small rucksack or day bag for walks
– lightweight waterproof raincoat
–  yoga clothes: Loose, warm, comfortable
Q. What NOT to bring

– yoga equipment and mats
– bath and pool towels
The Extras
Q. Do you provide toiletries?

– We provide bodywash in each bathroom, but please bring your own shampoo, conditioner and lotions etc.

Q. What is Kaliyoga's typical guest profile?
We welcome all nationalities, all ages, all genders, all creeds.
Beginners, runners, newbies, and skeptics… all are welcome. Yoga is for everyone.
A physical impairment does not necessarily exclude you from participating in yoga classes – please email or call us to discuss options.
The balance of women & men/singles & couples varies from week to week, but generally, there are more women than men and more singles than couples.
The average age range is typically 25-55 yrs; there is no maximum age.
The minimum age is 12.
Q. Can I stay for more than one week?
It is usually not possible to stay extra days before or after your retreat, but of course, it is possible to book more than one week in a row.
Q. Is there a safe place for my valuables/passport etc?
Yes.
Q. Is there internet and mobile phone reception?
Yes, but you are requested not to bring mobile devices to meals or to yoga classes.

Mobile phone reception is reasonable. Please use your phone sparingly and away from other guests.

Internet / Mobile phone / Digital devices / Photography
We invite you to enjoy going unplugged during your retreat and this will also support others who wish to do the same. If you need to use your phone or portable device, please do so in the privacy of your room. Photography with mobile phones is ok, but please be discrete and remember to ask your fellow guests whether they mind being in your photos so that everyone has a choice.
Swimming pool
Q. Is the pool heated? The pool is seasonal – i.e. naturally heated by the sun.

Q. How big is the pool? The pool is 13m long x 9m wide.

Climate
Spring 20C • Summer 28C • Autumn 20C • Winter 10C
Your health
Q. I suffer from ME/ chronic fatigue/ I am recovering from a serious illness – is this retreat appropriate for me?

Kaliyoga retreat can be hugely beneficial to ME sufferers. Our excellent holistic practitioners are here to help you to explore new healing modalities. Deep relaxation whilst on retreat is essential to recovery.
NOTE: Please discuss your condition with us before you book. For certain conditions, a doctor’s authorization may be necessary. See Terms & Conditions

Q. Free Time - Should I book holistic therapy sessions in advance?
There is no need to book in advance. Holistic treatments are available Monday- Friday during your stay.
Digital Detox - Managing your online devices
On a yoga retreat it is good practice to switch mobile devices off or use flight-mode during mealtimes, yoga classes and at the pool. Switching off at other times can support everyone who wishes to unplug mentally from being online 24-7. When you need to make a call or connect to the web whilst on retreat, please connect in your room, or in the library, or find a quiet spot in the garden.
Useful Information
Natural therapy treatments are available every day, subject to availability. Treatments are explained in detail at the beginning of the retreat and if you want some help in choosing which therapies to have, we are happy to guide you according to your needs.
Need more help? Have more questions?
If you have a general question about Kaliyoga that is not answered here please email us and we will add it to the FAQs in due course. If you have a question regarding a booking, give us a call.

Email: enquiry@kaliyoga.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8123 6946

022032051 041