Yoga retreat in enchanting Puglia, Italy

19 - 25 April 2025

Cost from £1295

Teacher Raquel Alves


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

Raquel is a wonderful teacher. From the beginning, she made everyone feel so comfortable and welcome. I learned so much from her teaching and thoroughly enjoyed my time with such a friendly and dynamic group.
It was all excellent. Raquel's teaching is fun, educational and therapeutic. The venue was magical. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten.
The retreat was great in all respects: the location, the teacher, the practice and the people. Raquel is an amazing teacher and personality with such a wealth of experience - concentrating not only on physical aspects of practice, but on spiritual as well. The practice was very varied, and I was able to do things I could not do before.

Yoga retreat in enchanting Puglia, Italy, 19 - 25 April 2025


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 4.30pm on 19 April, departure is by 10am on 25 April. There will be no yoga on travel days.

Once flight schedules are released there will be recommended flights for a group transfer.

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

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