Join Clive and Mark for the 2020 Ashtanga Yoga Puglia Italy Retreat at the beautiful boutique La Rosa Dei 4 Venti (The Rose of the 4 Winds) in Puglia.
La Rosa dei 4 Venti is located in Puglia, at the heel of southern Italy. The Masseria, a typical farmstead in this area, is located on a hill with wonderful views of the Itria Valley and is 30 minutes from the sea.
The 15-hectare property is characterised mainly by its century-old oak and olive trees, whose unique beauty, combined with the sun of southern Italy and the pure air for a high feel-good factor.
The house is dedicated exclusively to yoga and meditation and has a holistic vision of life, respect for the environment and tradition.
This Ashtanga retreat will be suitable for ALL levels of student however bendy they are - beginner to more advanced.
Clive & Mark will support your practice in the morning either with a guided class or self practice style. After breakfast, chill time, lunch & more chill time, later In the afternoon we will focus on different aspects of our yoga journey looking in detail at some of the more tricky postures and sharing our knowledge and tips to help your development in these areas.
We both love chanting the yoga sutras so there will be the option to join in with these sessions if you wanted in the evening
There will be the opportunity for up to 4 hours yoga each day with options offered for every level of student. All classes are optional. This will provide you with the chance to expand and explore your practice, along with heaps of opportunity to quiz Clive & Mark in between classes too.
The Rosa offers a beautiful practice space fully equipped indoor yoga room with all the mats and yoga props you could possibly need.
Each room in the Rosa is unique, full of character and comes with an en suite with shower, toilet and basin. Rooms are furnished to reflect the building and the area, creating a relaxed, calming and laid-back atmosphere.
Some of the rooms are in the masseria and close by there are another five rooms in the trulli houses. These small, white conical buildings are one of the most magical aspects of the Puglian landscape.
All rooms are double or triple sharing – see below for details.
The diet for the community of people of La Rosa dei 4 Venti is extremely important as much as the yoga practice. Their cuisine follows the ph alkaline diet philosophy whose goal is to bring back to balance our organism through a healthy vegetarian diet mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairies options and wheat-free options.
They serve fresh, organic and seasonal products from their garden; producing their own goat cheese and milk and make their bread, pastries and pastas with spelt flour or no gluten flour like buckwheat. Their amazing dishes are from the Italian tradition but revisited by them following this diet by introducing some raw dishes at lunch and super-foods in their recipes. You won’t miss the Italian cuisine, simply you will taste it in a healthier way!
The Retreat includes:
Massages and holistic treatments are available in-house during your retreat with a team of experienced therapists. Restorative treatments can be arranged that help you recuperate and relax, lengthen muscle fibres and improve your yoga practice.
Please note that massages are not included in the Retreat fee.
We recommend the following British Airways flights to Bari from London Gatwick:
Outbound: BA2590 – Departing 06:30, arriving 10:20
Return: BA2591 – Departing 11:10, arriving 13:00
The retreat is organised by Red Hot Yoga Guildford where we both work from and they will be organising transfers to the Villa and back to the airport for all attendees booked onto the above flights. The transfers are in minibuses at a cost of around 60 Euros per person each way.
You will be asked to confirm your flight details nearer the time of the Retreat and whether you would like to be included in the arranged airport transfers or would prefer to make your own way to the Villa. The transfer time is around 90 minutes.
Please note that flights, transfers and any excursions are not included in the Retreat fee.
En-suite twin/double room, per person: £1,650
En-Suite triple room, per person: £1350
To secure your booking, a non-refundable fee of £600 per person is payable to Red Hot Yoga Ltd (click the link below to get started!). The balance is due four months before the start date of the Retreat – Tuesday 19th May 2020.
To book your space on the retreat, please click here.