Southern Italy Sanctuary: Vinyasa & 4Beat Yoga Retreat
with Nicole & Alice


23rd-27th September 2024

Join Nicole & Alice for 5 days in the beautiful Italian countryside of Puglia, Italy.

Carved into a gentle hill, our venue is a historical eco friendly farmhouse surrounded by 20 hectares of exclusive private land, offering a tranquil retreat just a 15 minute walk away from the enchanting shores of the Ionian Sea.

The venue is surrounded by nature, providing privacy and tranquillity for you with a 15 minute walk away from the beach.

We have indoor and outdoor dining with sea views and indoor and outdoor yoga practices. Picture this… morning practice, straight to brunch, straight to the beach for the rets of the day… back for Yin yoga, Dinner and vibes.

 

Arrive: Monday 23rd Sept from 3pm

Depart: Friday 27th Sept 11am

Twin, Triple & Quad rooms available

What's included?

4 nights accommodation in a beautiful Italian Villa

2 hour morning practise (Jivamukti, Vinyasa or 4Beat Rocket)

2 plant based meals a day (Brunch & dinner) and snacks/fruit/teas

Daily evening practise (Dynamic practise or Yin, Meditation, Sound healing)

Afternoon workshops (Arm balances, Headstand, Pranayama)

Pasta Making Class

Who is this retreat for?

People who want to….
Escape to the sunshine in Italy
Switch off from the day job
Immerse themselves in a week of yoga and wellness
Escape the pressures of everyday life
Enhance your yoga practice
Relax with likeminded people
Escape technology
Enter Autumn with a yoga and spiritual deep cleanse

Example Schedule
(subject to change)

SUNDAY

3pm: Check In

5pm: Opening Ceremony

6.30pm: Dinner

MONDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Brunch

6.30pm Dinner 

8.30pm Nidra & Sound

TUESDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Brunch

2pm Workshop

5pm Evening practice – Yin

6.30pm Dinner

WEDNESDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Brunch

Beach Day

6.30pm Dinner

8.30pm Nidra & Sound

THURSDAY

9am Breakfast

Pasta Making Day

5pm Evening practice – Yin

6.30pm Dinner

FRIDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Brunch

2pm Workshop

5pm Evening practice – Yin & Sound

6.30pm Dinner

SATURDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Brunch

2pm Workshop

5pm Evening practice – Yin & Sound

6.30pm Dinner

SUNDAY

8am Morning Practice

10.30am Light breakfast

11am Check Out

Delicious, Nutritious Food

Food plays a central role in both our yoga practice and life. We believe food should be varied, unprocessed and nourishing to promote energy and wellbeing. The food served on the retreat is local, seasonal plant based.

We are very fortunate to have two amazing chefs who bring their passion and love for healthy, tasty food.

All the produce they source and grow is local, seasonal and organic wherever possible. 

Refreshments are also available throughout the day and include tea, coffee, water & fruit.

 

Investment:

Full Price per person 
£1050* (Twin Sharing)  
£850* (Triple Sharing) 
£700* (Quad Sharing)
 
**Deposit – £200
Payment instalments available – please email me once you have paid your deposit.
 
Full payment to be received by 30th August 2024. 

Travel: The nearest airports are Brindisi & Taranto, Bari is a bit further away but another option.
 
**Deposits are non-refundable. All payments are refundable if the entire retreat gets cancelled.
*If you can no longer attend the retreat, your payment is non refundable, unless someone can take your space.
Please email me on nicolewindleyoga@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the retreat or payment options.

Who are Nicole & Alice?

Nicole started practising yoga in 2006 whilst practising for her dance competitions at 15.

It wasn’t until after graduating from University that her practised grew from just a stretching, physical form into a more spiritual practice going deeper into the asana’s, meditation and mantra.

In 2015 she travelled to India where she did her first 200hr teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India.

Nicole has since trained in Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Sound Therapy, Thai Massage & Reformer Pilates bringing Yin & Yang elements to her classes.

It’s all about balance; flowing and moving energy around the body (Yang) to moving into stillness, connecting to the stillness and the breath – being present (Yin).

Nicole can help to soothe your mind, body and soul through healing yoga, meditation, breathing and sound healing practices she has learnt along her travels in India & Thailand.

Bringing the East to the West, because we all need a bit more woo-sah.

Her future dream is to live and breathe yoga retreats, by creating her own yoga retreat space for students and fellow teachers alike to create retreat magic from.

Alice started practising yoga in 2009, initially for the physical benefits, but soon felt how yoga was beginning to transform other aspects of her life; bringing grounding, vitality and more ease. 

Since completing her first teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2017 she has trained in Yin Yoga, Reformer Pilates, Pranayama and Meditation and has been teaching in London studios for the past 6 years and now teaches in Nottingham and Loughborough. 

Alice teaches with an emphasis brought to the breath, allowing it to guide you through the whole sequence. She encourages students to move intuitively, cultivating care and awareness so they can develop an expressive, fluid and fun practice. 

Music and sound play a big part in her practise and teaching, she enjoys the feeling of strength and empowerment that Yang styles of Yoga offer and has also found deep appreciation and love for Meditation and Yin – feeling the cooling of the mind, the release that stillness can bring and the spaciousness found beyond the physical shapes. 

Alice embraces that Yoga is a simple way to generate more physical and mental space that can allow clarity, openness and a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us.

 

See you in September! 

We’re so excited already,

Love, Nicole & Alice x