Embrace Transformation – October 5th to 8th – Favignana
An offering of the wild heart. Retreat with us in dreamy, secluded Favignana this October. A tiny island in the Mediterranean with many beaches and one single mountain. Favignana is mystical and intimate and provides us with the unbothered grace of paradise. Our days are filled with reflection and meditation, dynamic Yoga and deep breaths, nourishment from nature and joy.
Location: La Torretta is a family farm on the Isoletta of Favignana, located an hour’s ferry ride from Sicily’s western tip Trapani. The secluded island life provides us with both the spaciousness of the open sky and endless sea, and the intimacy of being held in nature. La Torretta has several little houses and a vast garden with ancient trees. It’s only a short walk from the port and several unbelievably stunning beaches.
Teachers: Emma‘s classes are centered around the intrinsic relationship between movement and meditation, expansion and integration, body and spirit. This reflects in her Yin Yang offering that strays from dynamic Vinyasas to deeply introspective, restorative sequences. Rosa comes from a lineage of midwives and witches. She is especially known for her skillful inversion practice, which will be one of the focuses of her offering for this retreat.
Accommodation: Accommodation is offered in shared rooms, each with a bathroom. Bedding and towels are included. We also provide yoga mats and props, so you can travel light.
Dates: The retreat will begin in the afternoon of Thursday October the 5th and end in the afternoon of Sunday the 8th.
How to get there: There are trains and flights from Rome and Milano to Palermo. From Palermo there are busses to Trapani. There are also a small number of flights to Trapani airport. From Trapani there are daily a number of ferrys that bring you to Favignana and from the port of Favignana it is walking distance to the Torretta.
Our Price includes:
- Three daily sessions (meditation, Pranayama, Asana, workshops, evening circle)
- Delicious, home cooked, vegetarian brunches, dinners and merende
- Accommodation in shared rooms
Early bird until end of June: 450€ Full price after June : 490€
To secure your place with us please get in touch with Emma here or Rosa directly.
Ritual, Reflection, Release – Weekend Retreat – May 12th to 14th – Noto, Sicily
The sacredness of our Sadhana lies in the dimensions unfolding within us as we move, breathe and surrender. This mini retreat is a weekend devoted to stillness, sound and vibration. Take a step away from the day to day-ness of life as it currently is and welcome an expansion of the heart. Yin and Yang Yoga, Pranayama, Sound baths, meditation, nourishing meals and togetherness at beautiful Casa Balat. Places are strictly limited and filling up!
Dates: Friday May 12 (3pm) until Sunday May 14th (5pm)
Location and accommodation: Casa Balat, Noto, Sicily, in shared rooms. All you need is included: yoga mats and props, bedding and towels.
Space holders: Emma is a Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher as of seven years, whose devotion to yoga stems from the realisation of Shakti. Luca Mortellaro is an acclaimed musician and Pranayama teacher. Together they create a protectively held space where the practice is the main focus.
Price: 275€ per person or 250€ per person if you book together with a friend.
Midsummer Solstice Retreat
The Midsummer Solstice is a time of blossoming growth and marks a planetary shift between light and dark as we step into the height of summer. What does it mean to be tuned into this shift in our bodies, minds and spirits? What rituals can be create to honor this transit? With what meaning can we infuse this time with and how will that influence the months to come?
For five days over midsummer in June 2022 we will explore these questions together, through meditation, pranayama and Yoga asana. The Summer Solstice Retreat takes place at Casa Balat June 18th to 22nd and is offered by me and Sha. Join us for a beautiful and profound journey!
Bookings include all classes and workshops, accommodation in tent or shared rooms and three home cooked, Ayurvedic and wholesome meals per day. We have yoga mats, blocks and all props you need and if you book a room we also provide bedding and towels, so you can travel really light. Prices: EARLY BIRD bookings before the end of March: 470€ (tent, including a camping mattress) 570€ (shared room, shared double bed) 620€ (shared room, single bed). THEN: 550€/650€/700€.
Places are limited so get in touched to sign up.
Spring Sound Bath and Yoga Retreat with Lucy, May 4th to 8th at Casa Balat
In Spring we will come together for a five day immersion into our inner Work and spiritual practice. The theme of this retreat is SPRING CLEANSE. We will observe the elements of the spring time and the opportunities it grants us in letting go, purifying and opening up. Our Pranayama, Asana and meditation practices will all focus around these themes.
Dates: afternoon Wednesday May 4th until afternoon Sunday May 8th.
Price for the five days including all classes and workshops, three home cooked delicious locally sourced meals per day, accommodation in shared rooms, bedding and towels and all things you need for the practice (mats, blocks, blankets): 540€ for a shared bed and 600€ for a single bed.
Get in touch to sign up. Places are strictly limited.
Yoga and Sound Bath Retreat at Casa Balat late September 2021
I am so happy to share that we finally have the dates for the upcoming Yoga and Sound Bath retreat at Casa Balat. This journey of daily asana practices, pranayama sessions, meditations and Sound Baths will take place September 23rd until 27th at Casa Balat, south-eastern Sicily and is co-hosted by me and Lucy alias. Luca Mortellaro.
The retreat offers a chance to come home to the grounded base of your being and explore the depth of the resource in your spiritual practice. An early fall/last heartbeats of summer-dream.
We will begin with a welcome meal and evening meditation on your arrival day, Thursday the 23rd. The following days will take us through a deep dive into practice and theory of sound bathing, pranayama, meditation and yin and yang yoga. All while enjoying the gentle bliss of nature and togetherness at Casa Balat. The retreat will end after our morning Sadhana and brunch on Monday the 27th.
- Retreat start: afternoon / evening Thursday September 23rd
- Retreat ends: morning / midday Monday September 27th
- Accommodation in shared rooms / Seasonal and local vegetarian meals / stunning surroundings.
- Prices: 480€ shared double bed / 530€ single bed shared room / 530€ private room for a couple.
- These prices include all classes and workshops, three meals per day, accommodation with bedding and towels. Yoga mats and props.
Places are strictly limited and filling fast, so get in touch with me asap if you are feeling called. Direct flights are currently priced at 50€ return Berlin-Catania.
Early Summer 2021
Sound bath and Yoga retreat at Casa Balat June 10th to 14th!
Join us this spring as we deepen our practices of meditation, pranayama and asana during a special retreat co-hosted by Luca Mortellaro and me. The goal whenever we retreat is to connect with oneself and access states and connections that aren’t readily available in our day to day life. It is an investment in our practice and in our self knowledge. With this in mind we’ve put together this deep-work-immersion and we cannot wait. Our schedule includes daily gong baths, Hatha yoga, pranayama sessions, Yin yoga and workshops, while also leaving room to absorb these deep practices in the stunning setting of the Sicilian hills. With three home cooked meals per day and accommodation in rooms, it will be a magnificent experience for both body and spirit.
Dates: The retreat begins at 15:30 on Thursday Thursday June the 10th and ends after noon Monday the 14th.
Accommodation: Double or single beds inside the gorgeous Casa Balat – there are currently two places left.
Price: 480€ for a shared double bed. 530€ for a single bed. This includes bedding, towels, all classes and sessions, yoga props, three vegetarian, Sicilian meals a day. You can travel super light! Fair policy for pandemic related cancellations. For everyone’s peace of mind, as social distancing is not possible at this retreat, we request all participants to bring a negative cover test – swabs are currently being offered for free at Catania Airport. Get in touch to get more information and sign up for this journey.
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 beaches, wild nature, ancient 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to lock down your spot.
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.
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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