Samacitta retreats are like spiritual surgery or psychic transformation...
An integral and holistic approach to being, to self, to living with awareness is what Samacitta retreats are all about. Working with your own highly qualified yoga instructor and holistic bodywork therapist, you will delve into immersion with yoga and bodywork and eat highly nutritious food and live with intention and optimum nourishment to help restore you back to balance in mind, body and spirit. We offer two types of retreat service: wellness/yoga retreats as part of our annual retreat calendar and also carefully curated bespoke retreats tailored to your own group/individual requirements for groups of family and friends who wish to spend a week together either for time out, to nourish or perhaps as a special celebration for an anniversary or birthday in an exclusive private retreat space of your choice. We have a selection of preferred venues to offer you if you are interested in hosting your own bespoke retreat.
With a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 spaces on any retreat, our next retreat is in Puglia, Italy at one of , at a private masseria near to Lecce in Puglia, nearest airports are Brindisi and Bari. Dates are from June 8 to 15, 2019. Come and join us in June to shed old layers and to renew, rejuvenate and restore over the 8 day/7 night retreat that includes asana, meditation, pranayama and bodywork and delicious local chef-cooked Apulian cuisine. Fresh vegetables from the home garden and lunches outside by the pool after bodywork treatments from Katrina punctuated by dips in the pool and walks in the olive groves... Practise yoga twice daily a.m. and p.m. with Monica Marini. The accommodation is set in an idyllic estate and features stunning trulli architecture, a beautiful pool, a perfect wooden yoga space and hectares of grounds and gardens for lovely, long walks under the shade of the olives.
Prepare to immerse yourself in simple Apulian pleasures, extremely healthy and alkalising, local food, and a yoga program designed to recalibrate you. This retreat is open to everyone, suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners.
This August 2018, in the Sabine hills, easily accessible from Rome, Katrina will be teaching yoga on a Wellness Week - August 18-25 - held at In Sabina - the week is designed to recalibrate you and give you time out and nourishment, so that you can return invigorated to your normal life. The yoga platform, bedrooms, grounds and main house at In Sabina are spectacular and the location in the hills near Rieti gives a breath-taking 360 degree vista of natural beauty.
All our retreat venues are ideal for meditation, down-time, reflection and time out to restore and return to a greater sense of being from the inside out, rather than from the outside in.
If you would like to join an upcoming retreat either book from here for June 2019 in Puglia or send us an email to reserve your place. The next Samacitta retreat is 8 to 15 June, 2019 at a private masseria in Puglia. In August 2019 we will be at In Sabina from 3 to 10 August, where there is a vast wooden yoga deck in the middle of the exquisite countryside and a house which sleeps 12 to 18 and pool amidst 4 hectares of blissful rolling mountains. Each retreat is unique of itself, each venue brings a certain quality of silence & space, each a private immersion, each with the common thread of self-acceptance and surrender to our true selves. The aim is to allow for connection, intimacy, to find a deeper sense of being - to find more alignment with your higher selves, to hear and listen to your soul and to allow yourselves to fall into a richer, deeper experience of yourselves. There will be twice daily asana practice, meditation, free-time and integration time and bodywork time at each retreat. Please join us.
If you are interested in a bespoke retreat we can arrange it for you.
If you are a group of friends who would like to share a private villa or retreat space and host your own private yoga retreat we can arrange everything for you. We have a variety of ideal retreat venues in Italy, India and worldwide to suit every requirement. We can source the venue, arrange the menus and curate the retreat experience on your behalf so that you can enjoy a week of healthy living with your friends and family. We offer a bespoke private service with your own yoga teacher, bodywork/massage therapist, chef and can include a variety of healing arts like breathwork, sound healing, dance if you desire. Just let us know your group size and email us your preferences at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga teachers (L to R): Monica Marini & Katrina Johnston ( +retreat organiser & bodywork therapist)