Yoga, Meditation & Cooking Retreat in Puglia, Italy
About This Event
Masseria della Zingara - a stunning 18th century Masseria situated in 20 tranquil acres of olive, cherry and almond groves, located in beautiful Puglia, in the south of Italy.
Set within 20 beautiful acres of olive, cherry and almond groves, Masseria della Zingara – The House of the Gypsy – is a stunning traditional Pugliese farmhouse constructed in local limestone at the beginning of the 18th century. Lovingly restored, the farmhouse retains wonderful original features, such as communal living rooms with vaulted ceilings, while all rooms are decorated to offer guests modern comfort in simple and elegant style.
The main house features a kitchen, dining room and two large living areas located on the ground floor. The kitchen leads out on to a large, shaded terrace with views over the gardens to the pool and trulli (traditional Pugliese dry stone huts), all set within a private walled area.
Accommodation is split into 2 elegant apartments linked at the rear by another terrace. Both apartments feature spacious bedrooms and another sitting area in which to relax. These have sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, which, forming part of the Masseria estate is yours to explore.
Both double and twin rooms are available, with ensuite and single accommodation available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Masseria is set in beautiful Puglia, in the south of Italy with the unspoiled Puglian coastline just 7 kilometres away. Despite a very private location (that you may not wish to leave!), the farmhouse is located close to a small village offering specialist shops, small restaurants and the medieval white towns of Valle d’Itrea. The town of Bari is just 45 minutes away and also within reach is the coastal town of Polignano, famous for its Italian gelato. For those wanting a relaxing break the accommodation offers the perfect opportunity to relax by the pool and enjoy the grounds. However for those wanting to explore in their spare time there is plenty to do and see! Trips can be organized further afield, or should you want to stay local then bicycles are available to use at the Masseria, leaving you free to explore.
The retreat will offer a variety of yoga styles, including; vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga. There will also be yoga nidra and meditation. Each day will include two opportunities to practice but both are entirely optional. The classes will be suitable for all levels of yoga, and options will be offered. I teach a very inclusive style with lots of options so all levels of expereince are very welcome.
Each day will begin with an uplifting practice focused around setting intentions for the day ahead. This will be held either in the stunning yoga shala, or outside surrounded by the beautiful environment of the Masseria. After the morning practice we will enjoy a delicious breakfast together on the terrace. The day will then be yours to enjoy, and in the early evening we will meet again to enjoy a more relaxing class.
There will also be some optional cooking classes to get involved in where you will be able to learn how to make lovely traditional dishes such as pasta, gnocchi, focaccia and taralli from scratch. There will also be optional countryside walks guided by our lovely host Jan.
Prices start from £895pp and includes accommodation, transfers to and from Bari airport*, and 2 yoga classes a day. Also included in the cost are 3 beautifully prepared meals a day, plus drinks and wine, with the exception of dinner on Monday and Thursday when we explore the local restaurant scene, cookery sessions and guided walks.
*Transfers will be coordinated with the suggested flight to and from Bari airport. Should you wish to travel to an alternative airport, or arrive at a different time then you will be entirely responsible for your own transfers and any associated costs.
Shared twin room sharing bathroom with one other room: £895pp
Shared twin room with ensuite: £995pp
Single Occupancy (limited): £1250pp
There are also some studio options (limited) available.
Not included in the cost:
Flights, travel insurance and two evening meals
Private yoga sessions and massages (with a local massage therapist) will also be available subject to extra costs.
Please contact us for more information