CASANANDA is a 6 bedroomed villa and pool in the sleepy village of Ortelle. Puglia, known as the garden of Italy, is far and away our favourite destination in Italy to retreat to. It is a classic mix of Baroque and Medieval architecture, olive trees, dramatic coastline and clear waters. This is the Italy of the last century, with Moorish and Grecian influence, there is something for everyone. Come and experience the piazza come alive after five o’clock and shoot the breeze with the locals. We offer a great first timers retreat here, plenty of practice, topped off with excursions and exquisite organically grown local produce. Watch the village piazza come alive after 4pm and then head to the local grocer who literally grows his own spinach and potatoes, handing them to you with red earth still on his hands, while the Italian ladies ferry in and out of the kitchen with amazing slow cooked food!
INCLUDES: Healthy organic locally grown vegetarian/ vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner, twice (or more) daily teaching and accommodation for one week, excursion to the natural sulphur grottos in Santa Cesarea, visit to La Cutura botanical cactus garden and one holistic treatment per person.
LEVEL: BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE
SAMPLE ITINERARY: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON EACH RETREAT)
6:30am RISE AND SHINE HERBAL INFUSION ON THE YOGA PLATFORM AS YOU GREET THE DAY AND PREPARE FOR MORING PRACTICE
7-9AM KRIYAS, HATHA YOGA AND BREATHING EXERCISES
9:15 BREAKFAST IS SERVED ON TERRACE
10-12 FREE TIME FOR EXPLORATION, POOL GAZING OR HOLISTIC TREATMENT
12:15- 12:45 OPTIONAL GUIDED MEDITATION IN MEDITATION CAVE
1PM ORGANIC LOCALLY SOURCED VEGETARIAN FOOD
2-4;30 OPTIONAL EXCURSION ON A BOAT ALONG THE COASTLINE TO THE COVES AND SULPHUR GROTTOS
4:30-6:30 HATHA YOGA AND PRANAYAMA PRACTICES
7:30 PM LIGHT DINNER AL FRESCO