About Masseria della Zingara
Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.
Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. You may choose to borrow the bicycles and explore the local region or just relax and unwind. Close to Polignano a Mare (also known as the ice cream capital of Italy) and Monopoli, this holiday offers not only yoga but the very best in Italian food.
Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, Masseria della Zingara, is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages each boasting their own culinary specialities. Heading down through the olive plains to the sea where there are many fabulous beaches to explore. This is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate your soul.
The daily programme
Join Lisa for 5 days of revitalising yoga at the beautiful Masseria. A wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and reawaken your spirit in beautiful Puglia Italy. You will enjoy two yoga classes daily which focus on movement, breath and relaxation.
The day will begin with a flowing and dynamic asana class in the light and airy yoga space. After the morning session breakfast will be served on the terrace. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class.
Things to do
Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks and bike rides to go on and up to 50 miles of beautiful coastline to explore.
The region boasts spectacular Italian cuisine and some of the the most un-spolit environments in Italy so you are sure to find something to enjoy during this break.
Between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Relax by the pool, explore the local area by bicycle or on foot. Take a trip to the beach or local towns. Boat trips and Ayurvedic massage can also be arranged for you. We guarantee you will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.
Accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria
The accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria is comfortable and of an extremely high quality - most of the rooms have ensuite facilities.
Camping is also possible for those on a tighter budget. Tents are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet and wash basin nearby.
Prices include airport transfers for a designated flight to Bari, your accommodation, two yoga classes per day and use of the pool and bicycles. Meals are also included. Breakfast and a light lunch each day, unlimited drinks and dinner on three evenings. Plus transport on two evenings to and from Monopoli and Polignano (where you buy your own dinner).
Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday! I'm so grateful to you for creating and sharing such a wonderful space. The Masseria offers such a conducive atmosphere to slowing down, relaxing and having a totally gorgeous holiday! Big big thanks to you all at the Masseria.Kate
I had a most wonderful yoga holiday at the Masseria. The accommodation is fantastic, the vegetarian meals were very tasty and varied. The holiday was made really special by Lisa, our yoga teacher, who has a great personality and exemplary teaching. I felt both physically and mentally recharged.Carroll
There are no words big enough to describe the most incredible time I've had. Feeling re-energised, re-vitalised and re-juvenated! Made many great friends and am so so sad today. Missing you all (and the meditation & yoga!). I've never had such an amazing experience. I think your holidays should be on prescription really!Zoe
I had a wonderful holiday and I found everything perfectly organised! Not least the prompt and friendly email communication with you. The yoga, accommodation, food, pool, masseria, everything exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to book another yoga holiday with you again in future.Sara
We had a wonderful time in Puglia, thank you. The resort was stunning, the host Jan was so warm and welcoming, the food was divine and the yoga - well let's just say that I've now graduated from headstands to handstands!Sarah
Thank you for a lovely yoga retreat. What a lovely house and lovely host. Jan clearly goes the extra mile in making sure everyone has a great time. The food was delicious as well as healthy and lots of it. The yoga was paced well and Ali an excellent teacher. I certainly hope to be back.Marie
That was a beautiful holiday, the yoga with Lisa was wonderful, as usual, but also what made it so special was the mix of people, they were such a lovely bunch and we all got along famously. It was a very happy week...I loved it! Thank you also for your organising, always spot on.Helen
I would like to say for my first yoga retreat has surpassed all my expectations. Everything from the location to the food and host - too much to say. The setting and accommodation is so beautiful and tranquil. Jan is the most amazing person - from the minute you arrived she was very much 'mi casa es tu casa'. It felt very relaxed and nothing was too much trouble for Jan. Lisa was an amazing teacher and I loved her daily notes she left for the group to read at our leisure and something to contemplate. This will be hard to beat! I am hooked now, I can’t see myself ever going on a beach holiday again. Most definitely I will be booking another trip for next year with YOAS.Andy
A luxury yoga holiday in Puglia, Italy, 3 - 8 September 2018
£850 single occupancy accommodation
£700 twin or double sharing (ensuite) accommodation
£650 twin or double sharing (shared bathroom) accommodation
£450 camping - with tent supplied (use of communal shower, toilet and wash basin facilities)
There are many agents dealing with 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 affordable flights to Bari and Brindisi, the closest airports.
Flights & transfers
A free airport transfer is offered if you take the recommended flights with BA, Easyjet or Ryanair as below:-
BA from London Gatwick to Bari arriving at 11.15 on 3 September and departing at 11.20 on 8 September.
Easyjet from London Gatwick to Bari arriving at 16.15 on 3 September and departing at 12.55 on 8 September.
Ryanair from London Stansted to Bari arriving at 21.20 on 3 September and departing at 21.00 on 8 September.
If you take these flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfers are free. Other transfers can be arranged but at a cost.