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 Tania 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
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 an amazing four days in Puglia. The Masseria is hands down the best place I've ever stayed for a yoga holiday, it's stunning and Jan the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. And the FOOD! Incredible.Tanya
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
What can I say...amazing inspiring yoga with Tania in a beautiful place with a wonderfully diverse group of people. Would love to do it ALL THE TIME! Thank youFeroza
Tania was amazing...an inspiration.Amaryllis
What an amazing Italian yoga holiday! Thank you YOAS for providing an expertly crafted week of yoga, relaxation, beautiful vegetarian meals made by local chefs and lovely excursions into local towns. The perfect balance! The yoga classes were thoughtfully taught by one of my favourite teachers, Tania Brown, and were filled with the perfect blend of challenging poses, breath-work, deep exploration, laughter and a drop of spiritual essence to top it off. The women who attended the retreat had a wide range of diverse backgrounds and brought a great energy to the group, but the icing on the cake was the owner, Jan, and her beautiful, loving energy and spirit - who treated everyone as family and made everyone feel special and well-cared for! I cant wait to attend next year. It was an amazing week of sisterhood, laughter, learning and open-hearted fun! THANK YOU YOAS!Louise
This is a truly amazing retreat. A wonderful Idyllic place run by Jan who is so welcoming and goes out of her way to look after all your needs. I loved every minute of the yoga - Tania Brown is inspirational. I wish I was back there now!Rachel
My yoga holiday at Masseria Della Zingara was nourishment for the head, heart and soul. The setting is beautiful. I stayed in a Trulli which had been restored and converted into the most gorgeous little home for the week. The food was absolutely delicious. Something inventive and delicious every day. We started the day with a different freshly made super-juice each morning. There were great day trips including beach trips, boat trips and sea cave swimming for those who wanted it or just relaxing by the pool. The yoga was incredible. Dynamic in the morning and more relaxing yin yoga in the late afternoon. The group were great. I met some really lovely people. Thanks so much for a wonderful week, made so special by Jan who runs the Masseria, Wendy at YOAS and Tania our yoga teacher. Namaste.Liz
A luxury yoga holiday in Puglia, Italy, 17 - 22 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 or Ryanair as below:
Easyjet from London Gatwick to Bari arriving at 16.15 on 17 September and departing at 12.55 on 22 September.
Ryanair from London Stansted to Bari arriving at 21.20 on 17 September and departing at 21.00 on 22 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.