Retreats

Autumn 2020

Autumn Escape Sound Bath and Yoga retreat at Casa Balat

From Wednesday November the 4th until Sunday the 8th, we come together at Casa Balat for our first and very special off-season Sound Bath and Yoga Retreat.

Casa Balat is a 300-year old farmhouse set in the mountains above the city of Noto, the beaches of Vendicari and the gorges of Cavagrande nature reserve. It is a green 100% energetically self-sufficient project and it features a saltwater pool, gorgeous gardens, an indoor practice room and a breathtaking open air Shala, where classes will take place when the weather allows. At an hour distance from Catania International Airport, the surroundings include white beacheswild natureancient ruins and many UNESCO world heritage sites. All in an 30-min drive radius.

Our daily schedule features morning and evening Sound Bath taught by Luca Mortellaro, Pranayama and Meditation practices, two daily Yoga classes – Hatha and Yin Yoga – taught by me, as well as plenty of free time to explore the stunning surroundings, the nearby sea and to revive and relax.

Accommodation is offered in double rooms, with prices ranging from 480€ for a single bed to 530€ for a double bed that is all for you. These prices include all sessions and classes, three vegetarian meals per day cooked by our local Nonna using regional produce only, accommodation, bedding and towels, as well as mats and props such as blankets, straps and blocks.

So if a long weekend of going deep into the practices of meditation and yoga would bring light, and perhaps also some clarity to a very demanding 2020, reach out and I will forward you all the details needed to sign up.

Places are strictly limited.

Summer 2020

Eco Sound Bath Retreat at Casa Balat

In the Summer of 2020 I will be teaching Hatha Yoga and with Lucy co-host a Sound Bath ECO retreat at Casa Balat in Sicily. This is a very special meditation retreat, with daily Yoga, Sound Bath, Pranayama and meditation classes focused around subtle and profound practices, all in the most stunning setting of pure nature. 

Set in the hills of Sicily’s east coast, Casa Balat overlooks a dreamy landscape of forever sunny fields and deep green valleys. It is a secluded and intimate, yet vast and expansive location for profound practice, silence and connecting within and without. The connection to the land is at the centre and all classes take place in our open air Shala surrounded by olive groves. The meals offered are locally grown, home cooked, vegetarian and delicious. The schedule features plenty of time to explore the surroundings, which include beaches, nature reserves, unesco world heritage sites and historical towns. This all adds up to what is going to be an unforgettable 6-day journey. 

It is going to be epic. Join us!

Location: Casa Balat, outside Noto, Sicily. 

Dates: Sunday 30th of August – Saturday 5th of September

Price: 750€ with accommodation in tents. 900€ with accommodation in shared rooms. EARLY BIRD until mid-february: 100€ off both rates. 

Securing your place with us: Get in touch with the team at yogadreamandsound@gmail.com for more information and to lock down your spot.

Summer 2019

Womxn only retreat in Tuscany

Running from September the 1st-7th this retreat takes place on the stunning eastern coast of Tuscany, in a gorgeous villa surrounded by the greenest of green hills and with an ocean view of the Mediterranean Sea. Accommodation is in shared rooms, the yoga practice happens open air and there’s walking distance to a secluded stone beach where you can dip your toes and your whole body before and after our extended yoga classes. Such dreamy times ahead!

Up until April 31st we are offering the 7 days of 2x daily yoga classes, meditation, workshops, home cooked vegetarian meals, and accommodation in the villa at a special early bird rate at the price of 700€. After that it will be 770€. This is an opportunity beyond the everydayness of your life, which can offer a real shift and a chance to take your practice to the next level. Get in touch with me if you are interested. Spots are strictly limited and are filling up fast.

Summer 2018

Sound Bath Retreat at Casa Balat

I’m happy to share with you that this summer I will be co-hosting a very special sound bath retreat at Casa Balat, Sicily. We will be spending our 6-day journey together doing deep and subtle work to the sounds of the gongs and instruments and nature itself, in the open-air shala on the land of Casa Balat. Except for the morning and evening sound baths with pranayama and meditation taught by Luca Mortellaro, there will be daily Hatha yoga classes and exceptional workshops. There will also be a lot of free time to explore the stunning surroundings, the nearby sea and to revive and relax.

Set in the mountains above the city of Noto and the beaches of Vendicari nature reserve, Casa Balat is a 300 year old farmhouse featuring a saltwater pool and gorgeous gardens. We’ll enjoy traditional Sicilian meals together and accommodation offered is in our spacious tents with indoor facilities. At an hour drive distance from Catania airport, the surroundings include beaches, stunning nature, the mystical ruins of Noto Antica and other UNESCO world heritage sites such as Palazzolo Acreide.

The retreat will be happening August 12th to 17th and the price is 570€ per person. Spaces are limited. To book please get in touch ❤

The womxn only retreat and Full moon retreat at Casa Balat

This June @Kirileighlynch and I will be hosting two retreats at Casa Balat in dreamy Sicily. The first one runs over the summer solstice from the 16.6 to 22.6 and is especially designed for anyone who self-identifies as female. We’ll work with the theme ‘Transformation’. The second one is a full moon retreat, open to all and happens from the 25.6 to 1.7 with the theme ‘Creativity’. Both retreats feature seven days of transformational work including twice daily yoga classes, meditation and pranayama, workshops, plenty of free time to rest/explore, a solstice and full moon ritual and a manifestation burning ceremony. The price includes accommodation in our spacious tents or in double rooms, traditional Sicilian meals (vegetarian and vegan friendly) cooked by a local Nonna, all classes and workshops, yoga mats, props and a special gift.

Casa Balat is a 300 year old farmhouse set in the spectacular Sicilian countryside, with an open air yoga shala, saltwater pool, beautiful gardens and delicious food. The surroundings include the white beaches of Vendicari nature reserve, Cavagrande’s caves and rivers and UNESCO world heritage sites such as Noto, Noto Antica and Palazzolo Acreide. 

Both retreats are only 580€ per person for accommodation in tent or 700€ per person for a shared double room. Spaces are strictly limited.

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