Be the Change Samacitta Yoga Retreat

  • La Rosa dei 4 Venti La Rosa dei 4 Venti
  • Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, Italy
  • Jun 23 - 30, 2018 (8 days)
  • US$1625 to US$2040

About us

June 23 – 30,  2018    7 nights 

6 days of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Immersion including Meditation & Pranayama - teaching influenced by the wisdom of Rod Stryker - with focus on strength, alignment, flexibility, balance, subtle body, energy, transition postures, ease, sustaining the posture….

kriya’s in the morning

going from arms, torso, hips to legs

doing sun salutes

back bends

and vinyasa krama...

One full silence day beginning on waking until supper that evening (suggested, not obligatory)  

With a half day trip to the nearby azure Adriatic beach and a typical Puglian town and beach meditation that evening before supper.   

3 vegetarian meals daily, chef-cooked, farm-to-table meals, much grown in the venue’s gardens and cooked with love.  

Yoga Level: all levels

Arrival: Saturday, 23 June, 2018 6pm (please do not arrive at the venue earlier than 6pm)

Check in: after 6pm

First class: Sunday, 24 June at 8am

Last class: Friday, 29 June at 5pm

Check out: by 10am latest

NB please clear rooms of luggage and vacate dining room by latest  8:30am. 

INVESTMENT & TIMING

Saturday 23 JUNE, 6pm – Saturday 30 JUNE, 2018, 10AM

Retreat includes: 6 day’s teaching with twice daily asana with Monica Marini and some meditation, 7 nights accommodation in either single or twin en-suite rooms,  full board vegetarian/vegan food, indoor Yoga sessions in a beautiful yoga shala and outdoor meditation sessions in nature (if Monica/you so choose); one half day trip to the nearest beach for a swim in the ocean - and a quick visit to a typical Puglian town if you wish; use of the pool and exclusive use of all of the venue space and gardens.  

Retreat does not include:  airport transfers or bodywork or flights - NB we strongly suggest you take out travel insurance which covers for trip cancellation to avoid any disappointment with unforeseen circumstance or illness etc...  Please see our retreat cancellation policy at the footer of the page on this website and note that in booking you are accepting our T & C’s and cancellation policy automatically. 

Private room  £1475 pp

Twin share     £1175 pp

ALL ROOMS ARE EN-SUITE

DEPOSIT £595 to be paid  to secure your place - full balance required by 15 April, 2018.

Bodywork/massage (not included)

  • An energizing and deeply transformative Samacitta© session to purify your system and enhance your energy levels - with Katrina Johnston www.samacitta.com 
  • Bodywork can be booked at La Rosa Dei 4 Venti upon arrival on 23 June.  Sessions last 90 minutes.  Price £75 for 60 minutes. 

We will have an Opening Circle on the evening of 23 June on arrival evening to introduce ourselves and to answer any questions about house-keeping or excursion or about the schedule for the week.  For anyone who arrives very late that evening and misses it - we will re-cap on the morning of 24 June.  

Nearest airports are BRINDISI (closest) and BARI (a bit further away).  EasyJet and RyanAir and British Airways fly from London (Gatwick and Stansted and Heathrow) to both BARI & BRINDISI.  Please book early to avoid disappointment and to avoid flight prices going up and up.  If you let us know your flight times, we can help you to arrange an airport transfer/taxi to the venue (not included in retreat price).  Taxi costs to be confirmed.   The more of you that travel together the better...

Monica is influenced by the teaching is Rod Stryker and believes yoga is a methodology for freeing life energy or prana so that we can live healthier and happier lives.  Yoga is an internal practice that reveals something fresh and new about ourselves.   More than to be watched or talked about, yoga is to be experienced thus allowing transformation to begin from within - and to begin to live from the inside out rather than from the outside in.   On this retreat we will have twice daily asana practice with time for meditation either at the end of the morning or evening classes - 6 full days teaching  -  home-grown, hand-cooked and chef-prepared delicious alkaline vegetarian food for breakfast lunch and supper - luxurious accommodation with all bedrooms having own en-suite bathrooms - time for relaxing, swimming in the pool, for bodywork with Katrina - a half day to spend at the beach and enjoy the turquoise blue and crystal clear adriatic and to see a typical Puglian town - and time for gentle fun and for quiet reflection and walks in the 14 hectares of woodland at the venue in the famous Puglian Itria Valley.   

 



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I cannot thank you enough for organising such a beautifully curated week of spiritual yoga practice, sumptuous and healthy meals, a perfect venue and most importantly — sharing it all with such an exceptional group of people. I am looking forward to the next one next year! ~France B in Italy, August 2017 The drive here has allowed me to reflect on my time on retreat with you all. It really feels as though this came at the perfect time to wake me up. Thank you for taking such good care of me, and for infusing the retreat with your generous spirit. ~Tamara B

Event Highlights

  • June 23 – 30, 2018 7 nights
  • 6 days of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Immersion including Meditation & Pranayama - teaching influenced by the wisdom of Rod Stryker - with focus on strength, alignment, flexibility, balance, subtle body, energy, transition postures, ease, sustaining the posture….
  • kriya’s in the morning
  • going from arms, torso, hips to legs
  • doing sun salutes
  • back bends
  • and vinyasa krama...
  • One full silence day beginning on waking until supper that evening (suggested, not obligatory)
  • With a half day trip to the nearby azure Adriatic beach and a typical Puglian town and beach meditation that evening before supper.
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily, chef-cooked, farm-to-table meals, much grown in the venue’s gardens and cooked with love.
  • Yoga Level: all levels
  • Arrival: Saturday, 23 June, 2018 6pm (please do not arrive at the venue earlier than 6pm)
  • Check in: after 6pm
  • First class: Sunday, 24 June at 8am
  • Last class: Friday, 29 June at 5pm
  • Check out: by 10am latest
  • NB please clear rooms of luggage and vacate dining room by latest 8:30am.
  • INVESTMENT & TIMING
  • Saturday 23 JUNE, 6pm – Saturday 30 JUNE, 2018, 10AM
  • Retreat includes: 6 day’s teaching with twice daily asana with Monica Marini and some meditation, 7 nights accommodation in either single or twin en-suite rooms, full board vegetarian/vegan food, indoor Yoga sessions in a beautiful yoga shala and outdoor meditation sessions in nature (if Monica/you so choose); one half day trip to the nearest beach for a swim in the ocean - and a quick visit to a typical Puglian town if you wish; use of the pool and exclusive use of all of the venue space and gardens.
  • Retreat does not include: airport transfers or bodywork or flights - NB we strongly suggest you take out travel insurance which covers for trip cancellation to avoid any disappointment with unforeseen circumstance or illness etc... Please see our retreat cancellation policy at the footer of the page on this website and note that in booking you are accepting our T & C’s and cancellation policy automatically.
  • Private room £1475 pp
  • Twin share £1175 pp
  • ALL ROOMS ARE EN-SUITE
  • DEPOSIT £595 to be paid to secure your place - full balance required by 15 April, 2018.
  • Bodywork/massage (not included)
  • An energizing and deeply transformative Samacitta© session to purify your system and enhance your energy levels - with Katrina Johnston www.samacitta.com
  • Bodywork can be booked at La Rosa Dei 4 Venti upon arrival on 23 June. Sessions last 90 minutes. Price £75 for 60 minutes.
  • We will have an Opening Circle on the evening of 23 June on arrival evening to introduce ourselves and to answer any questions about house-keeping or excursion or about the schedule for the week. For anyone who arrives very late that evening and misses it - we will re-cap on the morning of 24 June.
  • Nearest airports are BRINDISI (closest) and BARI (a bit further away). EasyJet and RyanAir and British Airways fly from London (Gatwick and Stansted and Heathrow) to both BARI & BRINDISI. Please book early to avoid disappointment and to avoid flight prices going up and up. If you let us know your flight times, we can help you to arrange an airport transfer/taxi to the venue (not included in retreat price). Taxi costs to be confirmed. The more of you that travel together the better...
  • Monica is influenced by the teaching is Rod Stryker and believes yoga is a methodology for freeing life energy or prana so that we can live healthier and happier lives. Yoga is an internal practice that reveals something fresh and new about ourselves. More than to be watched or talked about, yoga is to be experienced thus allowing transformation to begin from within - and to begin to live from the inside out rather than from the outside in. On this retreat we will have twice daily asana practice with time for meditation either at the end of the morning or evening classes - 6 full days teaching - home-grown, hand-cooked and chef-prepared delicious alkaline vegetarian food for breakfast lunch and supper - luxurious accommodation with all bedrooms having own en-suite bathrooms - time for relaxing, swimming in the pool, for bodywork with Katrina - a half day to spend at the beach and enjoy the turquoise blue and crystal clear adriatic and to see a typical Puglian town - and time for gentle fun and for quiet reflection and walks in the 14 hectares of woodland at the venue in the famous Puglian Itria Valley.

Venue Highlights

La Rosa dei 4 Venti is not a hotel; it’s a unique, comfortable, family-run specialist destination that specializes in yoga holidays. This 15-hectare property is situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot (nearest international airport is Brindisi). Each room 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 laidback atmosphere.
The masseria comfortably accommodates 10 students 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.
Freedom and simplicity are at the heart of this yoga retreat. The landscape is scenic and rural and is dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. Between the lovely gardens, swimming pool, wild forest and fields, and tiny church, there is plenty of space to explore, walk and be free.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

8 am to 9:30 am morning asana practice
from 9:30am breakfast
10:30 am bodywork time/integration time/free time/pool time/walking time
1pm lunch
2pm to 5pm bodywork time/free time
5pm to 7pm evening asana practice

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

The diet for retreats at La Rosa dei 4 Venti is extremely important, as much so as the yoga practice. Our cuisine follows the PH alkaline diet philosophy whose goal is to bring back to balance our organism through a healthy vegetarian diet i.e. mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairy and wheat free. We serve fresh, organic and seasonal products from our garden; we produce our own goat cheese and milk and we make our bread, pastries and pastas with spelt flour or no gluten flour like buckwheat. Our dishes are from the italian tradition but revisited by us following this diet by introducing some raw dishes at lunch and superfoods in our recepies. You won’t miss the italian cuisine, you will simply taste it in a healthier way!

Accommodations

Single or matrimonial (double) beds. Rooms are all ensuite and are all unique in style. Some are trullis (typical Puglian architecture with vaulted ceilings and curved walls. White-washed buildings, impeccably clean. Grounds with 14 hectares of woodland and walks on the property. Pool and organic gardens with home-grown farm-to-table food serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Two yoga classes morning and evening practice with Monica Marini. 9 rooms which can all be either single occupancy with a double bed or shared/twin room with two single beds for friends sharing. All bathrooms are attached to the rooms and are ensuite. Beaches nearby and the venue is listed as one of the Great Yoga Retreats in the World in the book Great Yoga Retreats published by Taschen. Massage/bodywork available with master therapist Katrina Johnston. For more information go to www.samacitta.com

Directions

Ground transportation available 24h from/to any destination needed/required.
Please email us to arrange your transfer at info@larosadei4venti.org

Main Airports/Stations:
Bari Airport (Karol Wojtyla) 1h30min from the Retreat Center.
Directions Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kmy3odfqZ1H2

Brindisi (Salento Airport) 55min from the Retreat Center.
Directions Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nbGkbWoHh7m

Tags: asana bodywork italy meditation puglia wellness yoga

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