Oct 2-9, 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Puglia, Southern Italy
Peaceful, elegant, warm, authentic. These are the words to describe our next Italian destination. Puglia!
Come join us on our second retreat in beauty and wild nature of Southern Italy! I am so excited to teach at the exquisite country estate “Masseria Potenti,” in Maduria, Puglia, where we will enjoy some of the finest in Italian hospitality.
Enjoy seven nights at the Masseria Potenti. This Masseria is a 16th century estate of approximately 250 acres situated in Puglia, the countryside of southern Italy, only 3 miles from the sea. Situated among hills with olive trees and vineyards, the terrain slopes towards the Ionian coast. Fully respecting the antique architecture, the present owners have converted this classical ‘masseria’ into very stylish, personal accommodations, where you will feel completely at home. Each room is tastefully furnished and has its own terrace, bathroom, air conditioning, and sitting room.
Give yourself the gift of retreat. Instill a new sense of balance, find time for deep rejuvenation, and immerse yourself in your daily practice. We will have daily Ashtanga Yoga classes, pranayama and meditation. There will be time for excursions to the Ionian Sea for a swim and to nearby villages with baroque architecture and historic monuments, and local markets. We will also enjoy an authentic Italian cooking class, and other surprises. At the Masseria, you can always just sit back and enjoy the pool in the garden surrounded by fruit trees and flowers, take a walk in the fields, or relax with spa treatments.
Retreat Prices per person: Quad: $1300, Triple: $1450, Double: $1650, Single: $2050. Including: 7 nights accommodation, all yoga classes, all meals, one cooking class, one excursion to local historical sights (Lecce, Gallipoli).
Does not include: international flight & transfers, travel & cancellation insurance
We recommend renting a car at Brindisi Airport to get to the Masseria (40 min drive) and to explore the area on your own in your free time. A weeklong rental will cost approx. $130 on http://www.skyscanner.com. Flights from NYC to Brindisi through Rome or Milan cost about $800. Airport pickup can also be arranged!
March 3-10 & 10-17, 2018
Yoga & Surf Retreat, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Join us for our 7th Ashtanga Yoga & Surf Retreat, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Come for one or two weeks of practice, joy and adventure! Led by authorized KPJAY teacher Christine Hoar (Ashtanga Montauk, NY) & Kimberly Dahlmann (Yoga East, ME). We look forward to spending a week or two in paradise with you!
Deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice, ride the waves & escape the cold. Warm your body & soul in the rays of the sun & the salt of the ocean. The pristine rainforest and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica.
BOCA SOMBRERO, where the retreat will be held is an exclusive eco oceanfront lodge – a paradise embedded in the amazing rainforest settings of the Peninsula. To see some more images of past retreats, click here, here, here and here! And a small collection of photos from 2015, 2016 and 2017!
Prices range from $1350 to $2100, including 7 nights of lodging, 2 daily yoga sessions, with Pranayama, Meditation and Ayurveda, 4 delicious organic meals daily and 1 surf lesson included! Airfares are extra.
Other popular activities that are offered at extra cost: Hiking in the Corcovado National Park, Dolphin Tour and Animal Sanctuary, Snorkeling, Waterfalls Hikes, Horseback Riding, Massage, Jungle Spa, Tree Climbing, Beach Walks and Swimming in the Golfo Dulce, Kayaking in the Mangroves.
Pay in full by October 15, 2017 and receive a $100 discount! Each participant must fill out a registration form and send a non-refundable deposit of $500 by October 15, 2017 to secure a spot. Balance is due December 15, 2017. If you would like to guarantee your desired housing choice, tent platform or casa, we recommend making a full payment, versus a deposit, at the time of registration. This retreat sells out every year! Pura Vida!