5 Days Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in Puglia, Italy

  • Masseria Montepaolo Dimora di Charme, Viale Montepaolo, 70014 Conversano, Bari, Italy

Cooking Holidays and Yoga Retreat Italy

Fall in love with a beautiful place in the heart of Puglia when you join this yoga retreat. You will be able to take yoga lessons, take part in a cultural and natural tour, and learn the benefits of Ayurveda in a marvelous place surrounded by nature. Yoga is a personal activity that looks different with each person. Yoga is not about how you look on the outside, it is about how you feel on the inside.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • A session of Ayurvedic treatments
  • A cooking workshop with ingredients
  • A visit to Conversano and Polignano a mare
  • Free time to relax, enjoy, and explore the area
  • Transfer from Conversano train station
  • Daily delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English

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You will be staying at the Montepaolo during the retreat. You can choose to stay in a double room or a single room with private bathroom. There are ten rooms in Montepaolo’s main building, located on either the second or third floor, reached by stairs. The rooms are comprised of a variety of layouts, sleeping either two, three or four guests.

Each room is named after a sign of the zodiac. All rooms are very comfortable, providing tranquility and repose in a refined and welcoming environment. Montepaolo also has two junior suites which are one-bedroom lofts with a kitchen, as well as two two-bedroom apartments in the 14th century tower called La Torre del Brigante.

Check in is anytime but room is available after 2 p.m. Check out of room is before 11 a.m. but it is possible to stay at the venue, the pool, etc. using external toilet.

Yoga mat and free bicycle are provided.

Companions who do not participate in the activities can come in a shared room and pay only the accommodation.


Arrival, visit the Masseria Montepaolo, followed by dinner.


Yoga lesson, breakfast, free time in the afternoon, visit Conversano, and dinner.


Yoga lesson, breakfast, Ayurvedic treatments. There will be afternoon tour to Polignano a mare followed by dinner.


Yoga lesson, breakfast, cooking workshop, and lunch. In the afternoon, there will be Ayurvedic treatments followed by dinner.


Yoga lesson, breakfast, and departure.

As part of the program, there will be a visit to Conversan and Polignano a mare.

  • Carola Altea

    After a trip to India in 2008, attracted by Ayurvedic medicine, by the powers of nature, and her passion for anthropology, Carola has known indigenous and ancient cultures present in Kerala. She has worked for years in Greece, learning the culture and the mysteries of the Cyclades. She has lived in Italy, in the Alps, where she rediscovered the ancient traditions and cults. She has studied Ayurveda, pranic healing, yoga, and meditation in India.

The retreat will take place in Puglia, Italy.

Nearby places

  • Alberobello, 24 kilometers
  • Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) - 40 minutes
  • Brindisi Airport (BDS) - 50 minutes
  • Capitolo, 20 kilometers
  • Conversano, 3 kilometers
  • Polignano a Mare, 4 kilometers
  • The Caves of Castellana, 10 kilometers

You will be served with daily breakfast and dinner. Light lunch can be booked in the morning at an additional cost of EUR 10. At the farmhouse, it is possible to eat vegetarian meals or non-vegetarian meals and fruits, herbal, and Ayurvedic tea are available.

  • Boat tour in Polignano a Mare - 20 EUR per one hour tour
  • Visit Castellana caves -15 EUR per two-hour tour
  • Visit Monopoli

An Ayurvedic treatment is included with the package. Other treatments are also available at an additional cost of 35 to 45 EUR each.

  • 1 Ayurvedic treatment
  • 1 cooking workshop and ingredients
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Ayurvedic guideline
  • Daily breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Free transfer from Conversano train station
  • Fruits, herbal, and Ayurvedic tea
  • Handbook Hatha yoga
  • Lunch from dishes you've just made
  • Visit to Conversano
  • Visit to Polignano a mare
  • Yoga mat and towel
  • Yoga sessions
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional treatments
  • Lunch
  • Extra excursions

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI).

From Bari airport it's possible to take the metro to Bari central train station (15 minutes, 5 EUR) and from there train to Conversano (40 minutes, 2,10 EUR).

Vedaguru Centre can organize taxi transfer from Bari or Brindisi Airport.

Arrival by boat

If you want to reach Puglia by boat, the coast towns from Vieste to Taranto offer mooring facilities and hospitality to seafarers. The ports of Bari and Brindisi, popular stopovers for cruise ships, provide services for both watercrafts and crews.

Arrival by train

From Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI), you can take the metro and reach the railroad station from which you can take train to Conversano. Free transfer from Conversano train station to the farmhouse is included in the retreat price. Please let Vedaguru Centre know before arrival time.

Arrival by taxi

From Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI), you can book a taxi. One way to Masseria Montepaolo will cost 60 EUR.

Arrival by bus

You can take the Brindisi shuttle bus to the train station and from there to Polignano a mare. Vedaguru Centre can organize transfer from Polignano a mare.

For those who would like to rent a car, Vedaguru Centre recommends renting a car directly at the airport of Bari.

  • 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.

Apulia, Italy

Vedaguru Centre organizes Ayurveda yoga retreats, training, and Panchakarma retreats in India and Italy.

  • Availability: The Culinary Vacations of this organizer are available 85% of the time.
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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Saturday.

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