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PAMPER YOUR HEART AND SOUL
Feeling Wanderlust? Be ready to step back into time to the island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast which boasts natural wonders such a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, miles of beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.
Imagine yourself waking up in a nestle of olive trees overlooking the Mediterranean with breath-taking views. Strolling through lemon tree-lined terraces to soak in an incredible pool—filled with thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island.
THIS EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:
- You are ready to embrace the deepest authentic YOU!
- You enjoy the finer things in life and welcome a week of pampering
- You want lots of time to rest and play
- Your taste buds have been bored and you want more deliciousness
- You are excited about learning elemental heart medicine: earth, water, fire, air, ether
- You’re invested in your own Happiness
- You seek to jump-start your life to align with your heart’s desires
- You are ready be more calm, by taking your meditation practice deeper
If this sounds like you I promise that this dream come true experience will transform your life so you treasure yourself long after Italian palm trees are a mere memory.
Are you looking for paradise? Well, I’ve found it and want to share it with you! Come experience a retreat like none other on the famous “Green Island!” Right next to the more famous Isle of Capri, the greener sister Island of Ischia (pronounced Iss-Key-Ah) has a more natural, untouched feel. As one of the world’s first health spa destinations, Italians (and Romans, before that) in the know would flock to Ischia to indulge in its mineral-rich volcanic mud and waters. Today, Italian Doctors literally prescribe time here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. Just off the Amalfi Coast, Ischia boasts natural wonders such a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.
We will be guests at the pristine Il Giardino del Nonno, which is situated perfectly on a quiet nestle of olive trees and overlooks the Mediterranean. Soak in the incredible pool—filled with the famous thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island. Relax on the panoramic sun decks with breath-taking views. Take time to stroll the olive grove and lemon tree-lined terraces, gardens, and hiking trails to the beach. You’ll be staying just a 5 minutes costal path from the most beautiful 3 km long beach on the island, the Maronti. And you will be at only 10 min walk from the pastel coloured village S. Angelo overlooking the bay, this stunning little place is truly romantic with a lot to offer the intrepid traveller: cafés, restaurants, exhibitions, and shops – all within the historical centre that can only be accessed by foot as the entire village is traffic-free, making it a tranquil place to explore.
We will hold twice daily yoga classes in one of two amazing yoga spaces (one indoor and one outdoor), both overlooking the sea and lush vegetation. The morning and evening yoga classes will be held either on the outdoor platform overlooking the thermal pool, beach and island of Capri, or in the spacious and comfortable “Sala di yoga” (Yoga Studio).
But we will enjoy so much more than just yoga! We will visit ancient port villages (such as the picturesque Castello Aragonese). Enjoy artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. Look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals. We will watch the sun rise from Monte Epomeo, and enjoy a hike to the natural thermal seaside cave of Baia di Sorgeto. Visit the lovely town of Sant’ Angelo and spend a day at one of Ischia’s popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial. The week will end with an exciting boat ride around Ischia, where we will see the hidden beaches and grottos where we will swim where the romans did.
In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life during your stay.
Investment: $250 OFF Early Birds!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
• 8 days and 7 nights private Villa accommodations (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
• All meals
• Beverages – including wine
• Transfer from Ferry
• Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, beach access, etc.)
• Two Daily Yoga Classes and Evening Group Activities
• Scenic boat tour, visit to Capri
• All day trips and walking tours
• Private wine tasting
• Traditional cooking class
• Soaking in the healing waters of Baia di Sorgeto
• Visits to Thermal Spa Park with 10 pools
• Sunrise Hike to Mount Epomeo
• Trip to Sant’ Angelo for an amazing sunset
• A moto on select day
• Entrance fees to all group events and activities
• All transportation during the trip
• Comprehensive trip literature
• Use of yoga mats
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to and from the trip, extra spa treatments, extra activities, gratuities for your guides.
TIPS AND GRATUITIES
Gratuities for your guides may be given at your discretion in response to their leadership and professionalism throughout the trip. We suggest 7-10% of the trip price per individual to be divided between the guiding team as an industry standard.
Extra Reason to Join this Adventure?
Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Module: The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System
Learn Energetic Anatomy and its powerful role in promoting the Alchemy of Happiness in your life. Category: Anatomy & Physiology
25 hours towards Yoga Alliance RYT200 Hour Certification or YACEP (Continuing Education). Investment is $300 for this module on retreat.
ABOUT OUR THEME: ALCHEMY OF YOGA HEART & SOUL
Anais Nin writes, “and then one day the risk it took to remain tightly in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.” Yoga teaches that we are always evolving in the direction of happiness – all we need to do is get out of our own way. We must stop blocking the Spanda which is always blossoming. Spanda is a Sanskrit term for the subtle creative pulse of the universe as it manifests into the dynamism of living form. Another way to think of this is from the beautifully written book Yoga Spandakarika (Song of the Sacred Tremor) by Daniel Odier in which he writes: This is the most difficult thing to attain: accepting the freedom of movement, the creativity of life, understanding that a fixed state, as marvelous as it might be, is not compatible with life.
Join us on this retreat to unlearn and unblock the habits that are holding you back from your best life. Come be part of a place and experience that opens you up like what Krishna Das describes, “Grace wakes us up when we are asleep, brings light to where there is darkness and removes obstacles from our path”.
Practice making your life an adventure in a way that keeps you connected to your core inspirations and desires. And come away from this week feeling radiant! “The awake heart is like a sky that pours light!” – Hafiz