Wanderlust Heart & Soul Amalfi Yoga Retreat
Ciao Amici! Are you looking for paradise? Well, I’ve found it and want to share it with you! Come experience a Wanderlust Heart & Soul Amalfi Yoga retreat like none other on the famous “Green Island!”. Right next to the more famous Isle of Capri, the greener sister Island of Ischia (pronounced Iss-Key-Ah) has a more natural, untouched feel.
As one of the world’s first health spa destinations, Italians (and Romans, before that) in the know would flock to Ischia to indulge in its mineral-rich volcanic mud and waters. Today, Italian Doctors literally prescribe time here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. Just off the Amalfi Coast, Ischia boasts natural wonders such a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.
We will visit ancient port villages (such as the picturesque Castello Aragonese), artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto, look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals.
We will watch the sun rise from Monte Epomeo, and hike to the natural thermal seaside cave of Baia di Sorgeto.
We wil spend a day at one of Ischia’s popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial. The week will end with an exciting boat ride around Ischia, where we will see the hidden beaches and grottos where we will swim where the romans did.
In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life during your stay.
This experience is for you if:
* You are ready to embrace the deepest authentic you!
* You enjoy the finer things in life and welcome a week of pampering
* You want lots of time to rest and play
* Your taste buds want more deliciousness
* You’re invested in your own happiness
* You seek to jump-start your life to align with your heart’s desires
If this sounds like you I promise that this dream come true experience will transform your life so you treasure yourself long after Italian palm trees are a mere memory.
We will hold twice daily yoga classes in one of two amazing yoga spaces (one indoor and one outdoor), both overlooking the sea and lush vegetation. The morning and evening yoga classes will be held either on the outdoor platform overlooking the thermal pool, beach and island of Capri, or in the spacious and comfortable “Sala di yoga” (Yoga Studio).
We will be guests at the pristine Il Giardino del Nonno, which is situated perfectly on a quiet nestle of olive trees and overlooks the Mediterranean. Soak in the incredible pool—filled with the famous thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island.
Relax on the panoramic sun decks with breath-taking views. Take time to stroll the olive grove and lemon tree-lined terraces, gardens, and hiking trails to the beach. You’ll be staying just a 5 minutes costal path from the most beautiful 3 km long beach on the island, the Maronti.
And you will be at only 10 min walk from the pastel coloured village S. Angelo overlooking the bay, this stunning little place is truly romantic with a lot to offer the intrepid traveller: cafés, restaurants, exhibitions, and shops – all within the historical centre that can only be accessed by foot as the entire village is traffic-free, making it a tranquil place to explore.
Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life.
EARTH: To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves. (Day 1 and 2)
WATER: We tap into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires. (Day 3 and 4)
FIRE: We ignite the fire of our burning desires and dreams through action. (Day 5)
AIR: Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open the heart and surrender to love, gently releasing what is no longer in alignment with our hearts. (Day 6)
ETHER: Communicating to the universe our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth. To open the heart and surrender to love we must have a strong knowing of our truth. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace. (Day 7-8)
With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential.
Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats feelng spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe she is an adventure junkie, writer and happiness coach.
After being run over by a car and using yoga to recover physically and emotionally, she owned a Chicagoland yoga studio for 9 years, has taught for over 15 years with over 12,000 hours of experience. Silvia is currently writing a book about Prescriptions for Happiness and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos. Through Alchemy Tours, she leads retreats worldwide. She also founded Alchemy of Yoga, a nationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Self-Study) Program in its 10th year.
Prices are in US Dollars
$2,299 Double (shared room, private bath)
$2,699 Single (private bath)
* 8 days and 7 nights private villa accommodations (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
* All meals
* Beverages – including wine
* Transfer from ferry
* Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, beach access, etc.)
* Two daily yoga classes and evening group activities
* Scenic boat tour, visit to Capri
* All day trips and walking tours
* Private wine tasting
* Traditional cooking class
* Soaking in the healing waters of Baia di Sorgeto
* Visits to Thermal Spa Park with 10 pools
* Sunrise Hike to Mount Epomeo
* Trip to Sant’ Angelo for an amazing sunset
* A moto on select day
* 8 Entrance fees to all group events and activities
* All transportation during the trip
* Comprehensive trip literature
* Use of yoga mats
Does not include
* Airfare to and from the training
* Lodging before and/or after the training if you are coming early or staying later
* Spa treatments
What to pack
* Picture ID
* Some cash (in euros)
* Copies of hotel confirmations
* Emergency phone numbers
* Currency converter
* Plug adaptor/convertor
* Backup batteries
* Extra film or memory card
* Wine bag carrier
* Compression clothing bags or oversized zip lock bags to pack clothes flat and avoid wrinkles
* Glasses, sunglasses and contacts
* Anti-bacterial hand gel or wipes
* Hand lotion
* Non-perishable snacks while in transit
How to get here
You will fly into Capodochino Airport (NAP – Naples). Alternatively you could fly into Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO – Rome) and take the train to Naples. We will depart for Ischia from Naples meeting at the Port of Naples.
If you want to meet in Ischia two options are to arrive in at either of these Ferry Docks: Ischia Porto (most frequent stops) or Forio (closer to villa). The Villa Lina is located in the countryside of Panza in the area of Forio, Ischia. We recommended Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
To book your place on this Wanderlust Heart & Soul Amalfi Yoga Retreat, fill in the form below. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.