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Sicily, Italy - Yoga Retreat


  • Danena Sicily Contrada Belliscala, 96017 Noto SR 96017 Noto SR Italy (map)

Nico & Chloe invite you for a unique yoga experience at Danena, Sicily a retreat centre in a 19th century farmhouse - La Masseria - situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean sea.

The program throughout the week has a strong foundation in Meditation, Pranayama and Asana infused by eastern Philosophy & Spirituality.

We start every morning with a dynamic asana practice Vinyasa style designed to refine the bio-mechanical actions to establish a strong foundation, powerful core integration and unique individual expression in each pose.

In the afternoon we’ll gather by the pool to discuss different views on life to help us change perspective on the world around us and our place in it.

The late afternoon asana session will be Yin & Restorative yoga to calm the mind and relax the body after day by the sea.

Discover Sicily and treat yourself for a week of powerful yoga practices, delicious meals, cozy and minimalistic facilities, meaningful connections to like minded people, the smells of the surrounding myrtle trees, the awesome views of the landscape of Gallura, the turquoise blue of the refreshing Mediterranean sea and its white sandy beaches. What else?

All classes will be offered in English

The Retreat Center

Danena Sicily is a one-hour drive south from Catania airport, on the island’s east coast. 

Set in amongst olive groves, on a country lane away from noise and neighbours, we're just 15 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centres. 

A 15-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a heaven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches.

Danena has six apartments, 12 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 24 people. The bedrooms are all very individual and charming.

The Yoga shala is a beautifully restored pitch roof barn and can accommodate up to 25 people, fully equipped with all props.

A fresh water infinity pool, loads of different patios and living spaces,  where to eat or simply relax, a massage room and a stunning sunset terrace.

There is plenty to do, walking through plantations of almonds, olives and watermelons fields or cycling on trails amongst the groves, having a massage from one of our great therapist, swimming in our magical pool and of course going to the wonderful beaches or sicilian historical towns all around.

We recommend renting cars from the airport, to discover this wonderful part of the world while retreating with us. Alternatively we could arrange grouping you with other participants interested in sharing a rental car.

Follow this link for more information on Danena Sicily.

Daily Schedule

7:00 to 9:30 Morning Meditation, Pranayama & Dynamic Vinyasa practice

9:30 to 10:30 Brunch

10:30 to 17:30 Free time to explore the island, go to the beach or chill by the pool. Lunches are not provided and organised individually by the participants.

17:30 to 18:15 Philosophy discussions by the pool

18:15 to 19:45 Yin & Restorative practice

20:00 to 21:00 Dinner

Accommodation

Up to 24 participants can be accommodated in triple, double or single rooms (limited numbers). All rooms are bright and tastefully decorated with love and a good eye for details, with private shower/toilette.

Cost per person

Single room: EUR 1,900-.

Double room: EUR 1,500-.

Get the early bird discount of EUR 100-. by enrolling before March 1st, 2020

Included in the price

• 7 nights of accommodation in double or triple rooms

• 2 vegetarian meals per day – brunch/breakfast and dinner

• all classes and discussions

• yoga facility fully equipped with mats, blankets, blocks and straps

Not included in the price

• Flight to Sicily

• Rental car or transfer to/from the retreat center

• Lunches

• Day trips

• Massages


Check in / Check out

You should aim to check in at the retreat centre on Saturday July 11th, between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The center is unable to receive guests before that time, so please organise travel arrangements accordingly. There will be a meet & greet at 7:00 pm, followed by an opening dinner.

Your first class will be on Sunday morning of July 12th, 2020.

On Saturday, July 18th, 2020 the departure is at 10 am at the latest.

Flight / Transfer

Danena Sicily is a one-hour drive south from Catania airport, We recommend you to book your flights far in advance to take advantage of better prices.

Car Rental

We definitely recommend you to share a car rental with other participants for this week, we can help you coordinate that. Danena is wonderfully secluded in nature, only within 20 minutes away from stunning beaches. If you book early, a rental car for 4 persons will be around Euro 250 EUR/per week, so around 65 EUR/per person/week excluding petrol.

Massages / Treatments

Danena Sicily offers different massages and healing therapies. These treatments are not included in the price and need to be paid cash in Euro.

Bookings / Deposit / Further terms

A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit 300 EUR/per person is required to save your spot. The remaining amount is due on June 1st, 2020, cancellations after that date won’t be refunded.