The word is out. Everybody is going to Puglia these days and we are too! The whitewashed towns, dreamy Mediterranean coastline, Trulli houses and the food, did someone say Orecchiette?! There is something truly magical about this part of Italy, with hilltop towns, baroque churches, archaeological ruins, olive groves, vineyards and home to the most picturesque beaches in Italy, with more coastline than any other region.
The Masseria is located in the heart of the Itria Valley, midway between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Immersed in the quiet countryside between oak forests, orchards, olive groves and vineyards. We will be staying in an ancient Masseria (farmhouse) dating back to 1689, which has been restored to celebrate its timeless beauty. It was carefully designed with the purpose of hosting yoga disciplines, philosophies and activities from all over the world. The Masseria has 10 rooms, a mix of Trulli rooms (traditional Apulian dwellings with cone-shaped roofs), rooms in the main house and a building next to the yoga shala.
The indoor yoga space is a restored old stone barn that celebrates Puglia culture, embracing history and tradition. With white-washed walls, natural wood flooring and sandstone archways made from local stone, it is a bright, spacious and airy environment to offer stillness, reflection and inspiration. Mornings will begin with breathwork into a vinyasa practice or yoga workshop and to embody the art of slow living, evenings will be restorative with some special sound bath sessions throughout the retreat!
Why we are really going to Italy, THE FOOD! Our food philosophy is all about nourishing and tasty foods that feed the soul! We have worked closely with the venue to offer delicious food, based on a PH alkaline diet with a wide variety of locally sourced products and organic ingredients, carefully selected among the freshest food of this great agricultural region. Please let us know on your booking form if you have any dietary requirements.
We have a special day trip included throughout the retreat. We will visit the Locorotondo village, Polignano a Mare and Ostuni, known as the ‘White City’. You will discover restaurants, churches, and residential buildings celebrating Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. The views overlooking the Adriatic Coastline are really something else!
Puglia has been on our list for a long time now and we cannot wait to embrace our adventurous spirit and “retreat” ourselves.