Detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
One of the best quotes that summarize this amazing week long, detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat with Francesca Paris. We will focus and experience “pranayama” physically and internally, appreciating every movement as it radiates outwards and inwards throughout the body, calming the mind, reducing stress and promoting concentration. Hatha Flow, Yin and Meditation will be our magical tools to make every movement purposeful, we will experience what yoga feels like, rather than what it looks like, you will be encouraged and given the opportunity to wake up your core and spine throughout the classes and build self-trust. Embrace the present and nourish each minute of your yoga vacation, recharge your energy, take advantage of this time dedicated to you, spread the Light and Be Love.
Our main location is a 19th century farmhouse – La Masseria – situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea.
Danena Sicily is a one-hour drive south from Catania airport, on the island’s east coast. On a country lane away from noise and neighbours, it’s just 10 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historic centres.
A 10-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a heaven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches. We have four apartments, 10 beautiful double bedrooms and can accommodate up to 18 people.
A fresh water outdoor pool, three patios where to eat or simply relax, and a stunning sunset terrace. We would love to welcome you here for a regenerating week or for a long weekend with friends. A beautiful setting close to nature that helps you unwind and rejuvenate.
After years of intense sporting activity, I felt more and more the need to get closer to the Oriental Philosophies in order to find greater inner peace, supporting a lifestyle free of schedules, suffocating rhythms and a too pressing social life, I therefore combined with the discipline of Yoga.
I started this magical journey by regularly practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Milan at the Kriya Yoga Ashram Center and then finally getting the Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with Rino Siniscalchi at the Ananda Ashram Holistic School. During these years I am passionate about the theory of Patrik Tomatis, president of the French Federation of yoga, and that of yoga therapy of the master Dr. MV Bhole, an Indian physiologist, who has devoted much of his life to medical research applied to Yoga.
Its teaching specifically focuses on the awareness of the breath and spine, this approach relaxes tensions and helps to perceive the imbalances present on a physical, emotional and mental level, removing tensions and blockages that prevent proper breathing. I continue to attend seminars and workshops because continuous updating is one of the most important obligations of a professional. I participated and achieved the First and Second levels of Reiki, a healing energy technique that is magically revolutionizing my life and that of many.
In 2016 I obtained the Diploma to teach Shiva Flow Yoga, a contemporary method founded by Silvia Romani based on the practice of asanas chained by the uninterrupted and fluid movement. The sequences represent the myths and legends of the Indian cultural tradition, the movements and positions accompanied by music selected ad hoc tell the story of the characters and allow the practitioner to understand the essence in body and mind, projecting the evolutionary path of the plan physical, cultural, psychological and spiritual, becoming a moving meditation.
In September 2016 I obtained the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (200 RYS) in Milan and at the end of November I attended the “La Gratitude” Seminar conducted by Patrick Tomatis.
8.30 Fruits and Tea
9:00 – 10.30 Yoga
10.45 Healthy Brunch
Free time to relax by the swimming pool, walk on the beach, read a book, enjoy a massage/coaching session, private yoga session or explore the local area
18:00 – 19:00 Evening Yoga/Meditation/Nidra/Gong Bath
Prices are in Euros
Shared room: 900 euros
Private room with shared bathroom 1300 euros
Private room with private bathroom 1600 euros
Private apartment 1900 euros
How to get here
You can hire a car at the airport, or catch a bus to the nearest town, alternative we can arrange transfers for you.
If you’re driving:
From Catania Airport, follow signs towards Siracusa, then take the Siracusa – Gela highway towards Rosolini, come out Rosolini take the exit on you right towards Pachino, after 4.8 km you’ll see a little sign Contrada Belliscala, turn left, you will find us up the road.
To book your place on this detox your mind retreat, fill in the form below. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.