Yoga retreat in enchanting Puglia, Italy

14 - 20 July 2024

Cost from £1295

Teacher Emma Arscott

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About La Rosa

La Rosa dei 4 Venti is an ancient 17th century Masseria which has been lovingly restored as a calm and peaceful place to retreat. Located in the heart of the Itria Valley close to the town of Martina Franca and many white-walled medieval towns and villages.

The retreat is immersed in the quiet countryside, between oak forests and Mediterranean scrub, orchards, olive groves and vineyards. The countryside of Martina Franca is dotted with characteristic trulli and a riot of colours from the green of the olive trees and vineyards, to the white of the trulli and the deep red earth.

From the hills you can make your way down to the coast, midway between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Small coves and rocky inlets and further south the long sweeping sand dune beaches of the marine nature reserve.

Retreat programme

There will be a yoga class each morning and evening in the beautifully restored stone barn yoga space. A bright and spacious environment with natural wood flooring, a vaulted ceiling and fully equipped with mats and props.

Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation and a flowing asana practice to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. The afternoon class will be a more restorative class to delve deeper into the postures. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free afternoon and no yoga on travel days.

Things to do

Puglia is an enchanting region of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous countryside for walks and endless beautiful coastline to explore.

Between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Relax by the pool, have a massage, take a walk in the private woodland of ancient oaks that is part of La Rosa and home to two beautiful donkeys.

Or you can head out for the day to explore the hilltop towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca or Cisternino or the coastal towns and sweeping coastline from the Adriatic to the Ionian seas.

Accommodation & food

The bedrooms at La Rosa are split between trulli rooms, in the traditional cone shaped dwellings traditional for the area, and spacious rooms in the main house and close to the shala. All are very individual and charming and have en-suite bathrooms.

Delicious and healthy vegetarian brunch and dinner using local produce will be offered each day. Teas and fruit will be available throughout the day.

Client Reviews

I had a fantastic time. The venue was beautiful and we had amazing food for the whole week. Emma was a fabulous teacher and created a lovely welcoming and inclusive atmosphere from the start. I am missing the yoga nidra now I’m back home! I would happily go back to other retreats where Emma is teaching.
Charlie
Just to say that I had the most wonderful time. Emma was fabulous. She is a great teacher and an all round lovely person to hang out with. She made everyone welcome, and generally exuded good cheer.
Rebecca
It was great! Emma is an excellent teacher and really embraces the spirit of yoga. She was thoughtful and helpful, and would always give options for the more difficult poses. The classes were interesting and challenging in part, which is the way it should be!
Roger

Yoga retreat in enchanting Puglia, Italy, 14 - 20 July 2024

Costs

Accommodation at La Rosa
Small single occupancy trullo room with en-suite bathroom £1395pp
Standard single occupancy room with en-suite bathroom £1595pp
Standard twin room with en-suite bathroom £1295pp
Large single occupancy room with en-suite bathroom £1695pp
Large twin/double room with en-suite bathroom £1395pp
All prices are per person

Cost includes:
Accommodation, brunch and dinner, two yoga classes per day with one yoga free afternoon.

Transfers, trip and treatments are not included.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

There are many airlines offering flights to Italy, it is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways offer flights to Bari and Brindisi, the closest airports.

Bari airport is a 1 hour, 30 minute car journey away and Brindisi airport is a 55 minute car journey away.

Arrival to the Masseria is from 2.30pm on 14 July, departure is by 10am on 20 July. There will be no yoga on travel days.

Transfers
The flights below are recommended for a group transfer from Bari. A later departure flight has been recommended as the earlier one was cancelled. Arrangements will be made for the group to spend the day in Bari or at the beach (with facilities and luggage storage) before going to the airport.

Sunday 14 July, Easyjet, departs Gatwick 08.20 arrives Bari 12.10
Saturday 20 July, Easyjet departs Bari 20.35, arrives Gatwick 22.30

If you take the recommended flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfer cost can be shared with others. For arrival this will be about 45 Euros per person. For departure with a day in Bari or at the beach the cost will be about 85 Euros per person.

Alternative transfers can be arranged but the cost may be higher.

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