5 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Ischia

Revitalizing Italy Yoga Retreat

Ischia Yoga Retreats invite you to join them in this wonderful yoga escape in Ischia, Italy. Famed for its stunning beaches, landscapes, and warm climate, the island offers something more important for its visitors - wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Immerse yourself with daily yoga and meditation in this retreat. Come, relax and reclaim your radiance as you reconnect with nature, yourself, and each other on this magical Island.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily Hatha and/or Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • 2 daily delicious meals (breakfast and dinner) with a well-rounded diet
  • Enjoy thermal spa visit to Negombo
  • Authentic Italian cooking class
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wedding

In this retreat, you will be staying at the beautiful Poggio del Sole hotel. The property is family owned and operated. The accommodation sits at the foot of Mount Epomeo and boasting magnificent views out across the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers three-star accommodation in the town of Forio, on Ischia Island. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel's restaurant.

The rooms are simple with views extending over the Mediterranean and have a private bathroom, a balcony, or terrace. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, heater/air-conditioner, mini bar refrigerator, and access to free Wi-Fi. The single rooms are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis at an additional cost. Alternatively, you will share a twin room with a fellow yogi guest in this retreat.

The hotel also features an outdoor bathing area with swimming pool and a Jacuzzi for relaxation. In just 15 minutes of walking, you will find yourself at the beach or in the town center. At the town center, you can explore the lovely cafes, restaurants, and shops available.

The hotel has a beautiful terrace, where you will practice morning and evening yoga overlooking the magical Mediterranean Sea. On some evenings, your yoga classes will take place at selected different venues in and around the town.

Ischia Yoga Retreats Italy Program

Immerse yourself with daily yoga, breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation in this retreat. You will be guided on your journey to inner peace and clarity of mind. Feed your inner fire with delicious and healthy Italian food, relax in thermal healing pools surrounded by spectacular scenery, and give yourself space to love and grow. As you shift back to a sense of wholeness, the true value of a visit to the island will be felt long after leaving its golden shores.

The program is designed to connect, balance, and restore the flow of energy in your body, mind, and soul. With awareness of breath, you will be guided through a beautiful fusion of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Whether you are a novice or a regular yoga practitioner, it is a definite this retreat will restore your spirit, relax your mind, and nurture all senses.

Sample schedule

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • 18:30 Evening yoga class (Please meet by the swimming pool)
  • 20:30/21:00 Dinner at the restaurant

Day 2

  • 07:30 (1.5 hours) - Morning yoga Sadhana. Vinyasa or Hatha flow with meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time to explore the Island
  • 19:45 Evening yoga Sadhana Hatha flow
  • 21:00 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:30 (1.5 hours) - Morning yoga Sadhana. Vinyasa or Hatha flow with meditation
  • 09:00/09:30 Breakfast
  • Cooking class (time to be arranged)
  • 19:30 Evening yoga Sadhana Hatha flow
  • 21:00 Dinner

Day 4

  • 07:30 (1.5 hours) - Morning Yoga Sadhana. Vinyasa or Hatha flow with meditation
  • 09:00/09:30 Breakfast
  • Negombo Thermal Spa (time to be confirmed)
  • 19:30 Evening Yoga Sadhana Hatha flow with Meditation
  • 21:00 Dinner

Day 5: Departure Day

  • 07:30 (1.5 hours) - Morning Yoga Sadhana. Vinyasa or Hatha flow with meditation
  • 09:00/09:30 Breakfast

This is only an example schedule, it is subject to changes.

Included excursions

NEGOMBO THERMAL SPA PARK

Ischia is famous for its volcanic activity that creates a wide-range of health benefits to those who visit the island. Negombo is a thermal water park that harnesses Ischia’s magical natural gifts to allow its guests to fully appreciate and take advantage of the geological wonders with which the island has been blessed.

One of the most relaxing areas of the park is the Omphalos grotto, a cave carved out of Ischia’s special tufa stone. The cave, 12 meters deep and four meters high, comprises a warm relaxation pool, a sauna cave, a cold water well, and a deep-plunge thermal pool with seats and hydro-massage jets outside designed to stimulate relaxation of mind and body.

ITALIAN COOKING CLASS

There will be an authentic Italian cooking class.

Instructors

Brittany Oliver
Brittany is a 200hr certified Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher. Her teaching style is calm but challenging, she mixes a traditional approach using asana, meditation and pranayama with a unique and playful panache. Her classes are based around teaching which work and stimulate the mind, body and spirit. Anatomy plays an essential role in all her classes, to ensure her students create inner and physical strength, reducing the risk of injury and educating on the physical benefits. Through her teaching, she hopes to inspire, motivate and guide her students to live their life to their greatest potential.

Location

Ischia is an exquisite and peaceful island hideaway surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As your boat carries you across the Bay of Naples, you will enter a magical kingdom of glorious sunshine, fine food, and of health and wellness spas. The volcanic landscape of Ischia is truly magical - there are rocky coves, amazing spas, and beautiful gardens. Ischia is definitely a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Food

During the retreat, an Italian breakfast will be served daily, cappuccinos, espressos, and a selection of teas will be available. In the evening, you will enjoy delicious vegetarian dinners from the Med with a carafe of local wine and bottled water. The restaurant has an ala-carte menu, so there will also be fish and meat options available for an additional fee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Optional Excursion

  • Boat trips around the Island
  • Whale/dolphin watching
  • Scuba-diving/ snorkeling
  • Hot springs and thermal parks
  • Guided hikes up Mt. Epomeo and enjoy the 360-degree breathtaking views of the island
  • Explore Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle built on a rock near the island in 474 BC
  • Visit the healing springs of Nitrodi where the water is known for its anti-aging properties and treatment of many skin disorders
  • Indulge in volcanic mud treatments
  • Hire a Vespa
  • Relax on the sandy beaches
  • Wine tasting
  • Bicycle rentals

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinners
  • Pranayama sessions
  • 2 daily yoga sessions (except arrival and departure days, which will be 1 class in the evening and morning respectively)
  • Thermal Spa visit to Negombo
  • Authentic Italian Cooking Class

What's not included

  • Air fare
  • Transport to and from the hotel (boats, taxis and ferries)
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional additional activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). Airport transfers are not included. However, airport bus transfer services are available at 3 EUR per person.

Arrival by ferry / boat

The quickest way to get to Forio is by hydrofoil (aliscafo) with the boat company, Alilauro. The ticket is around 18 EUR per person with an additional 2 EUR for luggage. You can board the boat from Porto Molo Beverello.

The boat timetables can be requested after you have confirmed your booking with Ischia Yoga Retreats. Please let Ischia Yoga Retreats know your arrival time so they can arrange your transfer to the hotel from the port.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Monday July 23, 2018
Departure: Friday July 27, 2018

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