Relax and Revive, Italian Style

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YOGA RETREAT

Polignano a Mare, Italy 2019

with Andrea Kirkham - Sangha Center for Yoga

Experience the hidden paradise of the Puglia region of Italy with its stunning beaches, world renowned food, and enchanting countryside. On this retreat you will have an authentic Italian lifestyle for the week as you relax in an 18th century farm house surrounded by olive, almond and cherry groves. You will learn how to cook traditional southern Italian cuisine. You will swim (or cliff jump) in the warm, calm, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic while eating freshly caught seafood grilled for you as you soak in the sun and enjoy a glass of rosato. You will be treated to spectacular homemade meals cooked from scratch with only local, fresh, and seasonal ingredients - including local wine. You will enjoy a dinner at the private home of a friend in a nearby town giving you the view of a typical evening meal Italian style. Tours will be provided to local cities - some on UNESCO's world heritage list - each with a unique view of the gorgeous and rich history and architecture of the area. And on top of it all you will enjoy yoga and Ayurveda classes daily at the masseria. Please, contact Andrea to book your space now!

 

Details

Price
Private Room with Private Bath $3500.00
Private Room with Shared Bath $3000.00
Shared Room with Shared Bath $2500.00

Reservation
Reserve your spot now with a down payment of $500.00

  • Half of the total price is due by December 1, 2018
  • Final payment in full is due by April 1, 2019

Airports
Pittsburgh International (PIT) to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI)

Dates
Session 1 - Friday, June 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Session 2 - Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Included in Retreat Cost

Masseria Giangrande, Polignano a Mare

  • Transportation to and from Bari Airport
  • Accomodations
  • Daily homemade buffet breakfast and 4 nights of dinner with local ingredients including wine
  • Daily yoga and ayurveda class - early morning and evening
  • One cooking class to learn how to make a typical Pugliese meal - orrechiette and tiramisu
  • One meal provided by a local Italian in his home including transportation
  • Bicycles

Hotel Santa Chiara, Lecce

  • 2 Nights in private room with private bath
  • Tour to Santa Leuca with boat tour of the caves
  • Beach day at Torre Guacheto

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Additional transportation
  • Additional tours (we recommend Puglia Private Tour if you wish to do more sight seeing)
  • Meals at restaurants outside of the Masseria
  • Travel Insurance

Optional Tours and Services

  • Tours provided by Puglia Private Tour
  • Love Painting Class
  • Private Massage or Reiki
  • Portrait Photography Session

Location and Accomodation

Masseria Giangrande is a family owned farm house dating back to the 18th century that is surrounded by lush land including ancient olive groves, cherry trees, almond trees and local crops enclosed in the iconic limestone walls famous throughout the region. The masseria is located about 5 minutes by car to the city center of Polignano a Mare boasting stunning cliffs plunging into the incredible aqua blue sea. It is a short 10 minute drive to the city center of Monopoli and surrounding beaches that are truly a hidden paradise. 

Rooms

  • 1 Large apartment with 1 room with a queen bed, 1 room with 2 single beds, a pull out queen sized sofa, 1 private bathroom, 1 kitchen
  • 1 Room with queen bed and 1 private bathroom
  • 1 Room with 1 queen bed and 2 single beds and 1 private bathroom

Shared Space

  • Large open space with hearth fireplace and high vaulted ceilings 
  • Beautiful dining room with large farm table and high vaulted ceilings
  • Full kitchen

Hotel Santa Chiara is a 4 star boutique hotel located in the historical center of beautiful city of Lecce. Lecce is a unique city in the Puglia region offering  Baroque architecture and charming shops, restaurants and a lively nightlife. It is located in the southern part of the heel of the boot where it is a short drive to stunning beaches and gorgeous seaside towns. 

Rooms

  • Private room with private bathroom

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Daily Itinerary

Session 1

Day 1 - Friday, June 14, 2019

  • Depart Pittsburgh

Day 2 - Saturday, June 15, 2019

  • Arrive in Bari Airport
  • Transfer to Masseria Giangrande
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande

Day 3 - Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch/Beach in Polignano a Mare
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 4 - Monday, June 17, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch/Beach in Monopoli
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 5 - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 6 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner in Castellana with Friends 

Day 7 - Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Light Breakfast
  • Depart Masseria Giangrande in the Morning
  • Visit Santa Leuca and Boat Tour of the Caves
  • Evening in Lecce at Hotel Santa Chiara
  • Free Time for Dinner

Day 8 - Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Beach Day at Torre Guacheto
  • Free Evening in Lecce at Hotel Santa Chiara
  • Free Time for Dinner

Day 9  - Saturday, June 22, 2019

  • Depart Bari Airport
  • Arrive in Pittsburgh

Session 2

Day 1 - Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Depart Pittsburgh

Day 2 - Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Arrive in Bari Airport
  • Transfer to Masseria Giangrande
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande

Day 3 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch/Beach in Polignano a Mare
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 4 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch/Beach in Monopoli
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 5 - Monday, June 24, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner at Masseria Giangrande 

Day 6 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • Morning Yoga
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner in Castellana with Friends 

Day 7 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • Light Breakfast
  • Depart Masseria Giangrande in the Morning
  • Visit Santa Leuca and Boat Tour of the Caves
  • Evening in Lecce at Hotel Santa Chiara
  • Free Time for Dinner

Day 8 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Beach Day at Torre Guacheto
  • Free Evening in Lecce at Hotel Santa Chiara
  • Free Time for Dinner

Day 9  - Friday, June 28, 2019

  • Depart Bari Airport
  • Arrive in Pittsburgh