Danena Sicily

Danena Sicily offers holiday retreats with a revitalizing fusion of activities centered around nature, detoxification, yoga, Pilates, music, and healthy food.

  • Sicily, Italy
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Excellent

Based on 3 reviews

Excellent 10/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$931
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 3 reviews
Limited availability

Excellent

Based on 3 reviews

Excellent 10/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$931
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 3 reviews

Ashley Jones

Ashley is a compassionate and intuitive London-based Kundalini yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience. Her sessions are dynamic, friendly, fun, and delivered with a down to earth approach. She is a passionate student of the teachings of Kundalini yoga and the transformational effects she has witnessed in both her own life and that of her students. Ashley is also a life coach and thrives on creating the space for expansion and growth both on and off the mat. She believes there is a way through every perceived obstacle or block and encourages her students to tap into their full potential.

Abby Dixon

Some years ago, Abby left her home on the Isle of Man to follow a dream of exploring the world, teaching yoga and writing, and performing poetry. She has traveled through Africa, India, the Himalayas, and Latin America. Expanding her knowledge of yogic practice and philosophy, shamanism, crystal and energy healing, permaculture design, wildlife conservation, and sustainable living techniques, has changed Abby's perspective on life dramatically. Settled in Ibiza, she combines asana yoga and meditation with poetry to bring about deep purification, healing, and transformation.

Verified BookCulinaryVacations.com reviews

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    Review by Sabine Steinert from Germany

    CONS Cons: Drei große Hunde gehören zum Haus, was nicht kommunziert wurde und meinen Wahl ggf. negativ beeinflusst hätte. Nach etwas Gewöhnung für mich waren sie dann aber tatsächlich - auch für mich als absolut nicht tieraffine - zurückhaltend und ganz gut erträglich.

    PROS Pros: Wunderschöne geschmackvoll ausgestattete Massseria mit besonderem Flair!

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-07 10:58:19

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    Review by Sibyl Schwarzenbach from Switzerland

    PROS Pros: Loved the beautiful palace, Palermo and small group. Renata, Francesca and everyone went all out.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-19 04:43:53

  • Review by Deirdre from Saudi Arabia

    "My trip was excellent. The place was beautiful. The people were wonderful. The yoga, in particular, the Kundalini yoga, was a transformational experience. I will continue to practice this yoga. I am very grateful for the amazing experience."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Cecilia from London, UK

    "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. An utterly lovely hostess, her and Danena are such a perfect fit together. My room was outstanding. The bed comfortable, nice towels, incredibly peaceful."

    "The trip was well planned, well organized, well put together. The yoga was great it was not just about going through the motions, but always a full body-and-mind experience with all senses involved. Even for me, with a million thoughts constantly going through my head, it was quicker and quicker each session to drop all that and be in the experience of yoga. Both for hard work morning sessions and meditative evening sessions. I loved it. The program was perfect. The yoga session lengths were perfect."

    "The food was beautiful, fun, super tasty, and inspiring. I loved that everything was so local and how fresh everything was and tasted. The tomatoes and eggs (not even comparable to London ones) and the peaches and the incredibly good prickly pears. I loved the salad with seafood. I loved all the soups, the cheeses, the pastas. Pretty much every single thing!"

    "Thank you, Danena Sicily, for an amazing week. And, on top of you all having set up a great retreat trip, an amazing and incredibly inspiring group of people. I consider myself very lucky to have gotten to spend time with and get to know you!"

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  • Review by Francesca K. from New York, USA

    "My retreat experience at Danena was wonderful, not only because of the outstanding yoga teaching but because the location itself was so beautiful, with everything, from the food (amazing) to the communications (a gentle bell rung to announce meal times), designed with great attention to detail. The masseria manages to maintain its traditional rustic feel without being at all basic. The meals designed for our retreat were healthy, delicious, and prepared with the utmost care. The host, Renata, was one of a kind, managing to be present and available without imposing on the sensibility of our yoga teacher’s personal aims for the retreat. The pool is one of the nicest I have swum in anywhere, with no chlorine and a stunning infinity view. I am already looking forward to an opportunity to return!"

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  • Review by Lissa Gillott from London, UK

    "Danena Sicily is a lovely spot, I did not want to leave. The ambiance was really relaxed, the accommodation was comfortable, and the food was fantastic. I also loved the swimming pool. Renata made me feel really welcome and it was great to have her local insight into the area. I had a great week, I am really pleased I came along last minute. Thanks for a great week."

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  • Review by Claire Bullus from London, UK

    "Renata made the whole experience of staying at Danena magical. Set in amongst olive groves - the beautiful veranda looking over towards the sea was very relaxing - and delicious food prepared by a local cook. The bedrooms are all individual and charming. Very relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful infinity swimming pool elegantly tucked away from the masseria. There is plenty to do, walking through plantations of lemon, olive, and watermelon fields or cycling on trails set out amongst the groves. There is also a beautifully restored pitched roof barn converted into a yoga or Pilates space. The masseria dates back to 1800s and the age of it can be felt in its gravitas and understated elegance. Renata has wonderful tips of which beaches to visit, restaurants, and cultural trips, all within a one-hour drive. Vendicari Bird reserve is a must with its beautiful rugged coastline and crystal clear sea water. Noto and Ortigia are a must too."

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  • Review by Dominic Roter from London, UK

    "A serene angelic hideaway with a wonderful pool, views you cannot get bored of, fresh healthy food, and a host who made us feel welcome from the second we got there. A magical experience that exceeded all expectations."

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  • Review by Carlo Stoppa from Rome, Italy

    "I spent a week in this splendid Sicilian residence. All perfect! The pleasure of being in a place surrounded by nature, where the calm and silence reign, perfect place to practice yoga. A 20-minute drive, there is a prize! Vendicari Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Thanks, Renata, who created this place with kindness and love."

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  • Review by Jennifer Carr from London, UK

    "What a place. The minute I walked through the entrance, the sound of calm was audible. Renata is a great host and is the winning blend of discreet but attentive. And do not get me started on the local food! Ask to try the locals rustic supper one night alfresco. It will not disappoint. All in all, a really memorable weekend of switching off phones and switching on to life. I cannot wait to go back."

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  • Review by Juana Givens

    "I highly recommend Danena Sicily, it is a fantastic and warm place with an impeccable taste!"

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