Retreat of the week: 7 Day Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia

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Join us for our annual Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia, and discover this “it list” region of Italy’s rural heel. This wonderful retreat will enable us to experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.

Spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives and turquoise seas. The day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer.

Tour through Puglia’s famous “Trulli,” white, cone-shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO heritage site where the main concentration of these trulli still stand.

Day Trips:

* Alberobello – UNESCO site of the famous Pulgia “Trulli”
* Visit to coastal town of Polignano al Mare with meal in upscale “Grotto” restaurant
* Visit to olive farm with tour + tastings
* Winery visit with tasting and lunch
* Day in the hilltop town of Ostuni the “white city” overlooking the sea
* Day in Matera
* Spa day with treatments

Besides daily yoga classes, this retreat offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life.

Accommodation

Our home for our luxury yoga retreat in Puglia will be at the fabulous new ultra-chic boutique hotel Ottolire. Deep in the heart of Puglia’s rolling, romantic Valle d’Itria, the conical whitewashed buildings of the famous trulli houses pierce the velvety blue sky.

Hewn from the dry stone of the valley and topped with a handmade pinnacle – a signature from the stonemason – these former farm dwellings have become fashionable places to stay for travellers seeking quirky lodgings in the sun-beaten south.

The once-derelict trulli houses of Ottoleri Resort captured the attention of a local couple in 1973, and after a family affair of painstaking reconstruction, their children have transformed the settlement into a tranquil resort.

Located in the Valle d’atria, which is one of the prettiest areas of Puglia, (the sun-splashed heel of the Italian boot), this villa is surrounded by olive groves, ancient fortified farms and whitewashed towns spilling down the rolling hills towards vineyards and orchards.

Outside are terraces encircled by chestnut and olive trees, a pool that’s large enough for laps, and an organic garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for the restaurant.

It’s a stylish slice of rural Italian life, a place to savour simple delights: dappled sunlight on your skin, a poolside siesta in the shade of a prickly-pear tree, a glass of local wine at sunset, and the chatter of birds from the hotel’s surrounding estate.

What does it cost?

Inclusive Retreat Price = $2,995 (shared room*), +$450 (single room supplement)
Deposit to hold space = $950

This retreat has a special offer on when you book through Soul Seed Travel – SAVE $150. Contact retreats@soulseedmedia.com to claim.

Details and booking can be found here.

Author: CHERYL SLATER