We have just adjusted all the dates for our destination yoga holidays to Puglia. Originally, these were all 6 night trips but we’ve now extended them all to 7 nights by adding an extra night to the end of the holiday. But prices remain unchanged, from £950 per person all inclusive.
It’s our second year here at this delightful yoga destination, called Santa Maria del Sole. After so many glowing reports from guests in 2010 we have added more weeks here in 2011: two in July, two in August and one in September (see below). And we are extremely pleased to be able to offer guests not just more weeks to choose from, but also a fantastic selection of much loved and highly regarded teachers: Liz Lark, Graham Burns, Zephyr Wildman, Heather Elton and Phillipa Gendall.
Santa Maria Del Sole is a perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. There is a lovely outdoor yoga platform and indoor yoga studio. There will be two yoga classes a day and each guest will have the opportunity to practice at his/her own level making the week suitable for students of different abilities. Three meals are served daily (with one evening meal out at a local restaurant) and there will be plenty of free time to relax, enjoy the views, swim, read, sleep, have treatments or explore the local villages and countryside.
Santa Maria Del Sole is a 15-hectare property situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. (Nearest international airport is Brindisi). The landscape is rural and dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. The main building is a 16th century masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old apulian style with many of the authentic features still in place.
The grounds contain lovely gardens, a swimming pool, a wild forest and fields, and a tiny church. There is plenty of space to walk and be free.
Food: Vegetarian meals are cooked to an excellent standard using local produce. You will sample some of the traditional recipes of Puglia. If you have any special dietary requirements please notify us at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate these.
Treatments: There is a massage room where a range of massage treatments are offered at very reasonable rates. Advance notice of interest is preferable and sessions should be booked at the beginning of the week.
Accommodation: All rooms are en suite with shower, toilet and basin. Each room is a different shape and unique is its own way. Furnishings and fabrics complement the building and create a calm and very comfortable environment. The masseria comfortably accommodates 10 students and close by there are another 5 rooms in the trulli houses. These small, white conical buildings are one of the most magical aspects of the Puglian landscape.
Dates & Teachers
July16 – 23 Zephyr Wildman
August 6 – 13 Heather Elton
Please enquire now by email or call us direct on 0845 458 0723