Sicily Sacred spirituality retreat: Return Home
Sicily, Italy | May 23rd-30th, 2020
Yoga is presence, connection, Earthing, breath. This Sicilian retreat offers the purest form of connection to our Earth, eating from what she produces during season, exploring ancient grounds and diving deeper into our yogic practice. Retreats are a time for exploration of self and Earth, Won’t you allow yourself this gift?
Nestled in the heart of the Madonie mountain park, a few miles from Gangi – “Most beautiful village in Italy” prize winner – and about 40km from the enchanting fishermen village of Cefalù, Sicilian Spirit hosts yoga and meditation retreats in a 17th century “Masseria”, wonderfully restored respecting her ancient feudal structure. Surrounded by the silence offered by its enclosed 25 hectares park, at 650 mts above the sea level, you will be able to walk for hours in the secret inner paths and in the hidden centuries-old oak forest, get lost in the labyrinth garden of the 18th century, explore the banks of our “private” river, meditate or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset in the terrace overlooking the mountains and the valley or just sunbathing and swimming in the infinity pool.
The historic barn of the Masseria has been beautifully restored and transformed into a fully equipped 130 sq.m. Yoga room The 25 hectares park of the retreat center offers the possibility of long, silent walks on kilometers of hiking trails among over 700 olive trees, wheat fields, an orchard, an oak forest, a labyrinth garden of the 18th century and the banks of a small river, where it is also possible to swim.
Located in the center of the Mediterranean, Sicily has always been a melting pot of culture, art and traditions and also the cradle of the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine. A bridge between the Arab world and the West, over the centuries the island has developed what is considered the most original among the Italian regional cuisines. It is based largely on the use and imaginative preparation of the extraordinary vegetables that grow on the Sicilian soil. Therefore it is already largely vegetarian, if not vegan, since the origins. From oranges to lemons, to basil, mint, capers, wild fennel, saffron, tomatoes and artichokes, everything contributes to create dishes that are unique for taste and nutritional properties.
Vegan, gluten free, without sugar preparation will always be present on the table. As well as herbal teas prepared with the medicinal plants of our garden, and fresh fruit juices. The retreat center follows an alcohol free policy.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?!
7 nights accommodation
Cotton sheets and towel
One room clean during the week
3 vegetarian / vegan buffet meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All locally sourced, fresh produce prepared with the very own products of the Masseria, a certified organic farm for 15 years
Non-alcoholic beverages (water, tea, coffee, juices)
Herbal teas and snacks during the day
1 daily morning yoga class
1 mindfulness session every day or Shamanic Journey
1 daily evening yoga class
New Moon drumming circle
Use of a yoga mat, blocks and straps
Exclusive use of all yoga spaces, lounges, restaurant, swimming pool and communal areas and grounds
WIFI in the lounge area
Cooking lesson with chef
River swims, trekking, mushroom foraging
Excursions (city tours, volcanic hike, etc)
TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE
8am Yoga, Hatha yoga fused with vinyasa flow, for all levels (optional)
10.30am Mindfulness session
12pm Free time
2pm Free time
5pm Mindfulness session
9.30pm Relaxing meditation (optional)
Walking tours, outdoor exploration, trekking, spa services available for added charge*
Please plan to fly into Catania airport (CTA)
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
Please make sure that you have all necessary insurances in place before the trip (including but not limited to travelers insurance, health insurance etc). All yoga, mindfulness sessions and travelling are done at your own risk and we are free from all liability.
Double Room shared 2 twin beds $2200 per person
Double Room as a single with shared bath: $2400
Single room with double bed & private bath $2800 (Only 3 available)
$500 deposit due at sign-up
Please make sure you have a bank account linked to Paypal for payments to avoid fees
*All payments are non-refundable, full balance due 60 days before arrival (March 23rd, 2020)