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8 Days Cookery Course and Eco Yoga Retreat in Italy

8 Days Cookery Course and Eco Yoga Retreat in Italy

  • The Straw House, Girasole, Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia Yoga Retreat Italy

Yoga in Sardinia is offering you the chance to enjoy an exclusive eco retreat in Ogliastra! This retreat will suit anyone interested in sustainability, eco-travel, gardening, mindfulness, self-reflection, and deep relaxation, or for those looking for a small, quiet retreat. It's like going back in time to a more peaceful, quieter and simpler way of life. Learn how to cook your own produce with a mini-cookery course and a tour of the area on e-bikes to keep on the eco-theme of this retreat!

Highlights

  • 1 mini cookery course
  • 5 Hatha yoga and pranayama sessions
  • 5 yoga Nidra and guided mindfulness practices
  • 1 guided e-bike trip around the Tacchi of Ogliastra
  • 7 vegan and gluten-free breakfasts
  • Complimentary herbal teas
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at The Straw House, a brand new sustainably built structure made with straw and wood. There are four suites available at The Straw House, each has its own balcony garden with edible plants and private bathroom with shower, toilet, and bidet. The rates for accommodation include B&B in the Straw House, comprising of comfortable beds with natural bamboo pillows, bedding with a choice of cotton, linen or silk on request. Each room has courtesy natural products and a welcome pack.

The Love Suite (sleeps 4)

  • 40 square meters of dedicated internal space
  • With a wooden king-size bed with orthopedic slats and latex mattress (2 additional single beds can be availed on request)
  • Kitchenette and reading area

The Nature Suite (sleeps 3)

  • 22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space
  • Wrought iron king-size bed with canopy and orthopedic slats and latex mattress (additional single bed can be availed on request)
  • Kitchenette on the covered patio area

The Straw Suite (sleeps 3)

  • 22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space
  • With a wooden king-size bed with orthopedic slats and latex mattress (additional single bed can be availed on request)
  • Kitchenette on the covered patio area
  • The Synergy Suite (sleeps 3)
  • 22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space
  • With a wooden king-size bed with orthopedic slats and latex mattress (additional single bed can be availed on request)
  • Kitchenette on the covered patio area

Services

  • Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms
  • As an option, you can also choose to sleep on “Stuioe” traditional rush mattresses (9 EUR per person)
  • Private parking area for cars and bikes
  • Tea garden
  • Patio garden with edible plants
  • Bike hire (additional charge)
  • Optional excursions (additional charge)
  • Organic food boxes from the organic, permaculture garden (additional charge from 5 EUR)
  • Spa Zone offering a range of holistic therapies and massage (additional charge)
  • Transfer service to Tortolì (additional charge)

During this retreat, you will experience a 2-hour morning Hatha yoga and pranayama class, and a 1.5-hour evening mindfulness and yoga Nidra class for 5 days. You will enjoy a mini cookery seminar with an ecological theme - Zero Kilometer From Garden to Plate - where you get to prepare simple dishes with produce from the garden. On one of the days, you will get to tour around the area on e-bikes. The exact schedule is set by Alex, the retreat leader, and can vary according to weather and other circumstances.

Enjoy the local environment with a trip on e-bikes. You will be guided by local people on an exhilarating tour, lasting about 3-4 hours, through the stunning scenery of the Tacchi D’Ogliastra. Traveling on e-bikes takes the hard work out of the slopes and hills of the area, meaning you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

  • Alexandra Redmond

    Alexandra has been practicing Hatha yoga and meditation for over 15 years, and started teaching in 2009. She has qualifications in pre- and postnatal yoga. She is also a Reiki practitioner. Alex is a founding member and president of Yoga in Sardinia, a non-profit cultural association. The association aimed at promoting the benefits of yoga, meditation, and holistic health. She has also recently launched an online mindfulness-based stress management course.

This retreat will take place in The Straw House at Girasole, Sardinia, Italy. The property extends right on the lake shore, and is close to the main town of Tortoli and within easy reach of shops, restaurants, beaches, and facilities.

Activities
  • Cooking class
  • Cycling
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • In-room dining
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Breakfast is taken in the room or in the garden, and is “zero kilometers”, with all the produce being grown on site, all naturally vegan and gluten-free natural produce. There is also a communal tea garden where you can enjoy a selection of complimentary herbal teas. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes locally to take lunch and dinner, or you can prepare your own in the patio garden kitchen.

There are too many ways to enjoy your spare time in Sardinia - anything from horse riding, kayaking, hiking, boat trips, surfing, train tours, to mountain biking and quad biking trips are available. Yoga in Sardinia can help put you in touch with people that organize these activities.

  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Jeep
  • Quad
  • Trekking

Also the following tour packages:

  • Excursion on the green train
  • Excursion by 44
  • Excursion by kayak
  • Hiking excursion
  • Mini cruises
  • 1 cookery mini-seminar “Zero-Kilometer - Garden to Plate”
  • 1.5 hours of yoga Nidra and guided mindfulness practice and discussion each day for 5 days
  • 2 hours of Hatha yoga and pranayama each day for 5 days
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 vegan and gluten-free breakfasts
  • A guided e-bike trip around the Tacchi of Ogliastra
  • A special gift to take home, comprising of Yoga in Sardinia's book; This Place, This Moment, and a CD with 10 full guided mindfulness meditations
  • One-to-one mentoring (optional, to be agreed by appointment)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Bike / car hire
  • Flights
  • Holistic therapies and massage
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Optional excursions
  • Organic produce boxes
  • Any other service not mentioned in above paragraph

Arrival by airplane

Nearby airports are Olbia Airport (Costa Smeralda), Cagliari Airport (Elmas) and Alghero Airport (Fertilia). Those airports are served by low-cost direct flights from Europe and the UK. You will need to arrange transfers by bus, taxi or hire a car.

Distances

  • Alghero - 2.5 hours' drive
  • Cagliari - 1.5 hours' drive
  • Olbia - 2 hours' drive

Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy

Yoga in Sardinia is a non-profit organisation promoting and educating the practices of yoga, meditation, and holistic health.

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