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Sardinia, Italy - Yoga Retreat


  • BALAIANA Eco Resort Stazzo Azara-Pruneddu Luogosanto (OT) 07020 Italy (map)

Nico & Chloe invite you for a unique yoga experience at Balaina Eco Retreat Center in the north part of the island of Sardinia.

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 Sardinia 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

Balaiana Eco Retreat is located in the beautiful North of Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda in Luogosanto. The retreats architecture is in the typical local style of Stazzu, incorporating a lot of local granite and wood. There is a lovely little lake on the property. On small trails you can wander through the cork oak forest and hang out on large granite rocks. The swimming pool is a convenient way to relax, cool off or do some lapses. The next village is Luogosanto and can be reached by foot in 1.5 hours or by car in 10 minutes.

Balaiana Eco Retreat provides us with exquisite vegetarian, mostly organic, local food, cooked with love and passion. Most ingredients are sourced from the surrounding farms and from the centers own garden.

Follow this link for more information on Balaiana Eco Retreat.

Daily Schedule

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

9:30 to 10:30 Brunch

  • Free time to explore the island, go to the beach or chill by the pool *

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

18:15 to 19:45 Yin & Restorative practice

20:00 pm Dinner

*Lunches are not provided and organized individually by the participants.

Exceptions:

  • On Wednesday and Saturday there will be breakfast instead of brunch

  • On Wednesday July 17th there will be no afternoon practice and the dinner out is organised and paid individually by participants. If the group is interested we can organize a day boat trip to La Maddalena Archipielagos and then have dinner together at a local restaurant in Palau.

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 1,800-.

Double room: EUR 1,500-.

Triple room: EUR 1,400-.

All registrations before March 2019 get 100 EUR discount per person!

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 Sardinia

• Rental car or transfer to/from the retreat center

• Lunches

• Excursion and Dinner on Wednesday

• Day trips

• Massages


Check in / Check out

You should aim to check in at the retreat center on Saturday July 13th, between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The center is unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize 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 14th, 2019.

On Saturday, July 20th, 2019 the departure is at 10 am at the latest.

Flight / Transfer

Balaiana Eco Retreat, close to Luogosanto, is a 45 minute ride from Olbia airport. Easy Jet has flights from either Basel or Geneva to Olbia.  There is also a direct flight from Zurich by Swiss. We recommend you to book your flights far in advance to take advantage of better prices.

You can take a taxi transfer from Olbia airport to the retreat center and back. One way costs 70 EUR/per car for up to 3 people. A minivan for 4-8 people costs 90 EUR each way.

Car Rental

We definitely recommend you to share a car rental with other participants for this week, we can help you coordinate that. Balaiana 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

Balaiana Eco Retreat 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, 2019. Cancellations after June 1st, 2019 won’t be refunded.