A Mind Less Experience on the Amalfi Coast

  • Maiori, Province of Salerno, Italy
  • May 25 - Jun 1, 2019 (8 days)

Event Highlights

  • What’s Included
  • Morning yoga practice including meditation
  • 1 x 45 minute one-on-one yoga session
  • 1 x 60 minute massage
  • 7 nights accommodation at Villa la Calcara
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 delicious home-cooked dinners at Villa la Calcara 
  • 1 x dinner in Amalfi
  • 1 x dinner in Ravello​​​
  • Optional hike Valle delle Ferriere in Amalfi
  • Airport transfer to and from Naples airport (conditions apply)
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Schedule

What to expect when you’re minding less on the Costiera Amalfitana:
Daily/Quotidiano
Yoga practiced either on the rooftop or by the pool, overlooking the picturesque coastline.
Beautiful terrace breakfast.

​Saturday/Sabato
Welcome drink & dinner @ our divine villa.
Meditation (optional).

Sunday/Domenica
Some guests will receive their complementary massage or their one-on-one yoga session today.
Free-time to relax, rejuvenate, read, sleep, swim etc.
An evening out in the famous town of Amalfi with a sunset, beachside dinner at renowned Ristorante Marina Grande.

​Monday/Lunedi
Massages and private yoga sessions.
Positano and/or a hike along the picturesque 'Path of the Gods'
Dinner @ the villa courtesy of our very own local Italian mamma, Carmela. You'll fall in love with her and her food!

​Tuesday/Martedi
Massages and private yoga sessions.
An afternoon spent lost in the luscious cliffside gardens of Ravello, a charming historical town you are sure to fall in love with.
Nicola @ Babel Wine Bar will welcome us with a deliciously fresh dinner, accompanied by local wine.

Wednesday/Mercoledi
Optional boat trip to Capri & the Blue Grotto.
Evening meditation/restorative yoga.
Dinner @ the villa courtesy of Carmela.

Thursday/Giovedi
Day trip to the town of Amalfi to:
Walk/hike to Valle delle Ferriere
Shop, shop, shop!
Visit the Duomo di Sant’Andrea and explore the many alluring pathways.

Friday/Venerdi
A day to relax and unwind at the villa or discover the local town of Maiori.
Evening meditation/ restorative yoga.
Closing dinner @ our villa courtesy of the fabulous Carmela!

​Saturday/Sabato
Breakfast and checkout

About This Event

Experience a magical week of mind less activities on one of the world's most loved coastlines. With a villa hidden amongst the trees on our own private section of the coast, nothing but nature separates us from the sea. It's the perfect place to relax &  experience this famous and memorable part of Italy.

Love every moment and surrender to the beauty that surrounds you

Creating an experience that cares for you and offers you a place to relax, explore, laugh and forget about your daily routines gives me pure joy. I get immense pleasure from seeing your smiles, hearing your laughter and watching as your stress fades and relaxation seeps in. Being a part of beautiful memories and new friendships is something I treasure and want more of. 

This is a passion.

The Mind Less Experience is an opportunity for me to combine this passion with my undivided love for Italy by offering you a holistic Italian experience and encouraging you to mind less about everything and indulge more in la dolce vita!

"This week in Italy was absolutely perfect! From the location to the people to our fearless leader Tory, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We were able to explore many places in a short amount of time without feeling rushed. We had plenty of down time to just relax and mingle with our new friends. The villa is located perfectly on a mountainside that affords incredible views every day. Carmela was fabulous in filling our bellies with delicious food! Thank you, Tory for a bucket list trip that didn’t disappoint!" Michelle, USA "My week in Italy was sensational! The beautiful yoga sessions with the most stunning backdrop from every aspect of the villa, the gorgeous towns we visited and wandered around in the afternoon sun, the delicious long breakfasts surrounded by new and old friends, the (contact info blocked) so much more! A truly wonderful experience! Thank you Tory for everything. I will certainly be back for more." Bridie, Australia "The escape was a blessing in my busy life. I had built it up in my head so much that just before I went, I was afraid I might have set myself up for disappointment, but no such thing happened. The people were lovely, everyone was easy going, and could do their own thing without question. The villa was absolute bliss and I would do it all over in a heartbeat." Sjierly, Sierra Leone "The villa and the surrounding area were beautiful and peaceful. What a great way to unwind, exercise and meet like-minded people! Tory obviously loves hosting the retreats and is passionate about yoga & travel. She's so refreshing to be around!" Jackie, USA "If you only ever go on one retreat this is the one to go on. Absolutely loved my Amalfi retreat and would love so very much to go again in Puglia. Tory is a fabulous yoga teacher." Jan, UK

Venue Highlights

Our villa is an early 70s design, built in local stone. It is surrounded by 15 acres of exclusive bush & coast land. Extending from the main road down to the sea the property includes an amazing coastal bay with grotto and a big (18x8 metre) detached infinity pool filled with water from the sea bay below. From every point of the property you have postcard views. ​

Our villa is embedded into a unique natural environment and offers refined interiors and exteriors, plus ample outside space to relax and unwind. It overlooks Amalfi, Atrani and Ravello, the Mediterranean Sea and a stunning11th century Norman tower.

Accommodations

There are 3 x queen rooms which can be booked as single or double occupancy. Each queen room has an ensuite.
One room can accommodate 3 people (or 4, if friends don't mind sharing a queen bed) and has an ensuite.
One room sleeps 2 people in single beds and has a private bathroom.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

The food is traditional Italian style.
For breakfast we can have eggs, fresh fruit, muesli, ham, cheese, yogurt, croissants etc

Directions

The villa is located just outside of the town of Maiori, on the Amalfi Coast.

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