Join us at our Yoga Eco Farm Orto Dell'Idro on an Italian adventure around Otranto, a magical place where time stands still. Nestled in a gorgeous Mediterranean bay, and grounded in beautiful ancient countryside, you'll dive into a truly authentic Apulian experience, rich in history and traditions, delicious organic food, the most stunning views, and crystal clear waters.
Silvia Neri, founder of The Yoga Trail, will guide a custom energizing asana practice to re-connect with Mother Earth, while enhancing all our senses, nurturing our souls, and feeling truly alive, present and grounded.
7:30am. Our days will begin with revitalizing locally grown herbal teas, coffee, and a light breakfast followed by a meditation session. 8:30am. A yoga session in nature will follow to nurture our mind and body, and set the mood for an exciting day ahead. 10am. After yoga we'll enjoy a delicious farm to table brunch in our garden prepared by our private local chef. 11am. We may embark in explorations and adventures, both in Otranto and in the surrounding areas. You could experience kayak excursions, boat rides along the coast, snorkeling through the rocks and fascinating caves, hiking or biking in the country side, and horseback riding. You may also just prefer to relax in our garden or local beach only 5 minutes walk from our center, or immerse yourself in the historical old town, shopping among the numerous local craftsman stores or at the weekly market. There will be opportunities to learn how to make home made pasta and local recipes, to dance the ancestral grounding rhythm of Pizzica, the local folk dance, to get to know about regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and wild foraging. Massage therapists will be available as well on demand. 5pm. Before dinner we will wind down with a relaxing yoga session to reconnect within and settle the enriching explorations of this amazing and still quite unknown part of Italy. Music therapy and reiki yoga sessions may pamper your practice as well. 7pm. Italian organic farm to table vegetarian dinner, with veggies grown organically in our garden and neighboring ones, maybe you could even help us harvesting the ingredients! For sure you'll experience the most traditional recipes of the Apulian culinary tradition!
We are honored to share this journey with you - to nurture the soul, embrace the present moment, and experience nature in most conscious and authentic ways.
SLEEP ~ 7 nights in our unique locations in the countryside, few minutes walking distance from the sea and the town center YOGA ~ 2 Daily asana yoga classes (one Vinyasa Flow and one restorative class), meditation. MEALS ~ 7 light breakfasts +7 brunches + 7 dinners: Italian organic farm to table vegetarian meals. EXPERIENCE ~ 2 day trips to explore the towns and beaches close by TRANSPORTATION ~ All ground transportation provided once you reach Brindisi airport
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
AIRFARE to Brindisi. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TREK ~ Optional Kayaking, Snorkeling, Boat ride, Horseback Riding, Bike Rides MASSAGES ~ We'll offer the opportunity to book local practitioners for Thai and Shiatsu massages, Feldenkrais and Reiki sessions
DATES: Spring- Fall 2022 LOCATION: Otranto, Apulia, Italy COST: Contact us for the details
If you love and crave Nature, and value sustainable lifestyle and tourism, you'll enjoy staying in the traditional stone structures at our yoga eco farm Orto Dell'Idro and surrounding historical homes. You'll be immersed in the countryside, surrounded by fruit orchards and vegetable gardens. A charming rural setting just 5 minutes walk from the beach and the historical center of Otranto. We can offer accommodation for max 13 people, in private, semi-private and shared rooms.
There are two main lodging loceations: - ORTO DELL'IDRO, our Yoga Eco Farm, where we'll have most of our meals and yoga classes immersed in Nature. Here we can offer lodging for:
one or two people in a charming stone house with private bathroom and fireplace. $1200/ $1000.
one person or couple in a stunning room carved in stone with vaulted ceiling, with shared bathroom. $800/ $600.
one or two people in a glamping tent, with shared bathroom. $600/ $500
one person in a small room with stone wall, with shared bathroom. $600.
None of these options offer AC, but temperatures in September are pretty comfortable
- CASA DELLE API, a historic country residence, 2 min walk from the Eco Farm. Here we can offer accommodation for up to 6 people:
one/ two people in the master bedroom with private bathroom. $1200/ $1000.
one/ two people in the guest bedroom #1 with private bathroom. $1100/ $900.
one/ two people in the guest bedroom #2 with private bathroom. $900/ $700
A nice living room with fireplace, a kitchen, a terrace and a garden will also offer you comfort for your downtime. The garden hosts the remaining of an ancient carved stone bee hive structure.
This is a unique opportunity for people who love to be immersed in Nature, enjoying the outdoors and rural life, while being really close to the sea and the center of town. This is a natural setting so if you are not comfortable or familiar with the presence of insects or animals (e.g. geckos, snails, armadillo insects, etc) that are typical of the countryside, this may not be the place for you. We have few cats, 5 of them will be about 3 month old and super furry! We don't use pesticides or poisons of any kind, we try to reduce waste as much as possible: reduce, reuse, recycle. We have been designing the farm according to the principles of Permaculture in order to create natural ecosystems that are abundant and in harmony with all living creatures. We are looking for real Nature lovers that appreciate and share these values!
In order to make a reservation for a specific room we require a 20% non refundable deposit. The balance will be due no later than 2 weeks prior to departure. All participants will be required proof of either vaccination or a negative Covid Test taken within 48 hrs.
CANCELLATION POLICY. - In case of unforeseen international travel restrictions we may have to cancel the retreat. In that case we'll fully refund any amount that was paid up to that point. - If you can't attend the retreat for any personal reasons, we won't offer any refunds. the deposit will be lost.
Culture * Yoga * Nature * Mediterranean * Local Cuisine