Spend a week in the show-stopping Amalfi Coast overlooking the sea! This retreat is a week filled with daily yoga, outdoor fun, plus a food-focused itinerary in the land of mouth-watering cuisine plus wine. The day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer besides your daily yoga class and meditation walk. Working up your appetite while enjoying yoga in this "form and flavors" retreat!
The maximum participants in the group is 12.
Hotel Margherita Praiano is an amazing hotel in the beautiful town of Praiano. The hotel boasts a wonderful terrace with a panoramic view, equipped with a swimming pool and a restaurant, at the tables of which you will be able to taste the delicacies of the cuisine surrounded by the intense colors of the hills and the sea. From the pool terrace, there are incredible views of the sea, the coast and the islands of Li Galli.
Plenty of sun loungers, citrus trees, and a short walk to the beach, the home for the week will make you want to stay much longer. All rooms have a balcony, overlooking the sea or the garden with classic Amalfi décor, traditional furniture, and majolica tiles.
Form - besides a daily yoga class (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), you will also enjoy many walks around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast as well as a day walking one of Italy's most renowned scenic hikes. A meditation walk will be included in the week as well.
Flavors - you will not only balance the week with the healthy "form" part of the retreat, but also with learning about and experiencing firsthand the amazing flavors of this region. Each day you'll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!
A daily meditation and yoga class will be offered at the start of the day as a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from Gentle, Restorative, and more vigorous Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga styles.
Style and class levels will be determined and molded to fit participating students' needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice.
On this form plus flavors retreat, the other time of the day, you'll enjoy various walks around the area, and focus on classes and experiences to learn about the region and the cuisine / wine - this combines with the asana practice to deepen your mindful experience during the week in a balanced way.
The day trips will allow you to experience many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats will begin the week with a lemon tour plus cooking class, as well as a tasting of the region's famous mozzarella - both while visiting the famous nearby towns of Ravello and Amalfi.
You'll take a day trip by private boat to the nearby island of Capri to see the chic sites of this beautiful "blue island" as well as visit to a winery with a tour and tasting of the wines that hail from this region. Others days will be filled with time to relax by the private pool and nearby beach, as well as a hike on the Sentiero Degli Dei, one of Amalfi's most famous paths on the way to Positano for a lunch. You'll end the week with a day at a five-star spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax before ending the week with another scrumptious meal.
Erin has studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core Vinyasa Flow and Restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.
Praiano is one of the favored towns on the Amalfi Coast, Italy for its location and proximity to the more popular tourist-destinations of Positano and Amalfi but without the bustling crowds. Flanked on both ends by some of the coast's most amazing coves, this town is the perfect place to retreat.
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Healthy, vegetarian food is a part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, as well as selected lunches. Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats's carefully chosen delicious and fresh meals from renowned restaurants and chefs which will give guests an expansive experience of the cuisine. The dinners will include a few multi-course tasting menus as well as tastings of the regional specialties throughout the week.
You'll experience tastings from where certain local delicacies are produced like rocky vineyards to small family kitchens. And while on-site, you'll dine in the hotel's dining room or outside sea-view terrace.
Note: All meals are vegetarian. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
You'll end the week with a day at a five-star spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax.
Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP) or Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO).
Located next to Positano and nearby Sorrento, Praiano is a convenient drive from Naples International Airport (NAP) or train station. Group transfer provided from Naples on start / end day of the retreat. Rome is an easy train ride to Naples and details / recommendations will be provided.
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