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 18 spaces on any retreat, our next pre-organized retreat is in Puglia, Italy at one of the Europe’s best dedicated yoga retreat venues, LA ROSA DEI 4 VENTI, as featured in the book GREAT YOGA RETREATS published by Taschen Books. La Rosa dei 4 Venti, which means Rose of the Four Winds, is near Martina Franca in Puglia and is a typical Italian 'masseria' or farmhouse in the green and glorious Itria Valley, nearest airports are Brindisi and Bari. Dates are from June 23 to 30, 2018. 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 farm-to-table food. 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 yoga space and 15 hectares of gardens for walks to be had in the secluded woods and grounds.
Prepare to immerse yourself in simple Italian pleasures, extremely healthy and alkalising food, and a yoga program designed to recalibrate you. The yoga shala is a beautifully converted 18th century barn situated in a peaceful part of the property which used to be a monastery and the spiritual resonance can still be felt. The hard wood floor and traditional stone, arched, white walls are designed to keep the room cool during the warm months as well offering space for guests to move through sequences uninterrupted. This retreat is open to everyone, suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners.
Later in September, in Umbria at Eliantemo in Spoleto, from September 8-15, 2018 we shall be holding a week long retreat exclusively for already certified and registered Esalen® bodywork practitioners to come and get together to practice and share with one another - either as a refresher for their own sessions or simply to recalibrate and have time out and nourishment and to be re-inspired. The yoga studio and bodywork studio at Eliantemo have been designed according to sacred geometry and the location in the hills above Spoleto gives a spectacular 360 degree vista of natural beauty. All 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 in Puglia or send us an email to reserve your place for the others. The next upcoming retreat is 23 to 30 June, 2018 at La Rosa dei 4 Venti in Puglia. If you miss out in June in Puglia, then in September we will be in Umbria at Eliantemo, in the hills overlooking the city of Spoleto, from 8-15 September, 2018. In 2019 we will be at In Sabina from 3 to 10 August, 2019, 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)