I am so excited to be able to announce a retreat this summer!!
Masseria d'Estia in Sicily is a villa ideally located for those who love both lazing on sandy beaches and exploring fascinating, historic towns.
The sandy beach of Marina di Ragusa is just a 10-minute drive away and there are many other beaches along the coast (including Donnalucata, Cava d'Aliga, Punta Secca and Sampieri) that are between 15- and 25-minutes’ drive. The beaches in the area of Marina di Ragusa have received several consecutive "Bandiere Blu", attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence. In terms of beautiful towns oozing history, Masseria d'Estia could hardly be better placed: the UNESCO-protected Baroque pearls of Scicli, Modica, Ragusa and Noto.
Syracuse is also within easy driving distance as are the quiet beaches of the Nature Reserve at Vendicari.
As travel has opened and I feel being at Villa Masseria d'Estia we have so many amazing options for things to do. As well as really enjoy life before the “real” world kicks in In September with work and the true back to life grind ...
The retreat will be exclusive and super fun. Dates are August 21st-28th. There are 8 rooms available,
I hope you can all join me and celebrate late summer but also kick start the “fall” semester. I feel this fall will be intense, fun, and successful for all of us.
We will train most mornings for 2-2.5 hours depending on daily schedule, we will train some evenings for an additional 1-1 ½ hours focusing on yoga and strength practice. This will allow you to explore the area more. Daytime and nighttime are open for you to enjoy any activities of choice. During the daytime break you can relax at the hotel by the pool or endlessly explore the surroundings.
The Inner Series retreat is open to all levels and includes practices in Inner Strength body and core training, Inner Power Flow, and Inner Warrior.
Inner Strength is a core-strengthening program developed from dance warm-up, Pilates, and yoga techniques.
Inner Power Flow is an athletic approach to yoga based on elements from various traditions focusing on core flexibility, breathe, deep stretching reaching to connect seamlessly mind and body. Each movement is linked with breath to work your entire
body, refresh your mind, and soothe your soul.
Inner Warrior was developed as a calibrated synthesis of yoga and martial arts, designed to increase strength, agility, flexibility, stamina and let your Inner Warrior martial arts master come out!
The package includes all training, breakfast and 6 Dinners, I thought it could be fun to go out and eat one night. I usually leave lunch out as I want to give you the freedom to explore during the day. Lunch can be arranged at villa at a cost usually $25-$30. We eat our breakfast late after morning practice, so most of time we are already full from breakfast at lunch time, there will be fruit and snacks available. Morning coffee/ tea is always available.
Here is a PDF for you to explore and enjoy.
Rooms based on double occupancy $3975
Rooms based on single Occupancy $6350
Not included is airfare, transfers to and from villa, additional meals, alcoholic beverages and certain soft drinks.
Details for Inner Series Retreat 2021 – Reservations:
50% payment will be due at the time of booking. Final payment is due July 20th. You can of course pay any portion at any time before the deadlines. Payments can also be split between cash and credit card if that will help you manage. All payments are nonrefundable and non-transferable if canceled. Make payments through, PayPal (3% added fee), Venmo (no fee) or direct deposit. Please email to inquire. Please note, if payments are not made on due dates, your spot will be given away to others on the waiting list. Please check Covid entry rules and regulation for flight s and entry to Italy.
We really look forward to seeing you for this magical Inner Series retreat and hope you can join us!
How to get there:
You fly into Catania and usually a connection from Rome is great but there are many options.
Just make sure to leave some time for connections in Rome as Italy runs on a “slower Italian” clock and most times there is no sense of urgency :) If you need any help, I am here for you. In the past we have mostly met up and traveled together to villa. I know many of you prefer to rent a car and drive, but transfer is easily arranged.
Make sure to add insurance for your car rental.
Ragusa is about 1.5 hours from Catania airport.
The Masseria team as well as Thinking Traveler are amazing and super helpful.