7 Day MOVE+MANIFEST Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia
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.
We will spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives, turquoise seas, tour through Puglia’s famous trulli; cone shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site.
After walking around the town and enjoying a delicious tasting lunch, we will make our way back to the stunning Masseria Fumarola, an ancient farmstead that will be our home for the week.
There will also be a relaxed day at the beach where we will explore the incredible coastal part of the region, followed up with an amazing and unique dining experience in a cliffside grotto.
In this open cavern, we will eat while looking down upon the sea at Polignano al Mare, one of the most picturesque villages of Puglia. Besides daily yoga classes, our MOVE+MANIFEST retreats offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life.
One day is spent in the neighboring region of Bascilicata in the town of Matera where we’ll enjoy the sites and also allow us to unwind in a beautiful spa with treatments. The next day will be spent learning about the flavours of Puglia.
We start off with a cheese tasting and a visit to the town of Martina Franca. We then move on to a winery where we will enjoy a tour and tasting, followed by lunch. We will also take in the gorgeous hilltop town of Ostuni, known as the White City. We will explore some of Italy’s oldest olive farms and enjoy a meal in a local restaurant.
* 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
Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.
Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students’ needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice.
Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable.
Certified yoga instructor Erin Lewis, will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements.
She’s studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.
Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, as well as selected lunches.
We’ve carefully chosen delicious and fresh meals from renowned restaurants and chefs which will give guests an expansive experience of the cuisine.
Our dinners will include a few multi-course tasting menus as well as tastings of the regional specialties throughout the week. While on-site we’ll dine in the massaria’s former manger hall or outside on the candlelit terrace.
Our home for our luxury yoga retreat in Puglia will be the Masseria Fumarola in the heart of Italy’s “up and coming” region, Puglia.
The masseria is a traditional house topped with 11 trulli (the cone-shaped constructions so iconic of this part of the world) and puts you at the heart of rural Italian life.
Admire the ancient oven and wrought-iron beds, and sleep where the farm’s wine was once produced, a secluded pool girdled with chestnut trees, a private 6-hectare wood of “fragni” (a variety of oak unique to this area), design-conscious decor, and amazing on-site cuisine will make us feel like home over this week.
Located in the Valle d’Itria which is one of the prettiest areas of Puglia, the sun-splashed heel of the Italian boot, this villa is surrounded by olive groves hide ancient fortified farms and whitewashed towns spill down the rolling hills towards vineyards and orchards.
Once a working farm run by the grandmother of present owner Anna, and converted into a hotel by Anna’s architect father, this family affair is a rustic yet sumptuous retreat.
The rooms which spread across the main building and a scattering of outhouses, are soothing and spacious, with sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and fireplaces under domed ceilings.
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 savor 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 masseria’s 6 hectares of private woodland.
Prices are in US dollars
Inclusive Retreat Price = $2,895 (shared room*), +$400 (single room supplement)
Deposit to hold space = $950
Max # Guests = 12
Special offer: $150 off book before the 31st July
* Hotel accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
* Daily breakfast and dinner
* Selected lunches
* Airport transfers
* Transportation to/from day trips
* Daily meditation and yoga classes
* Use of hotel amenities (pools, relax rooms, etc.)
* Tasting menu dinner + wine pairings
* Olive Farm visit with tour + tasting
* Winery visit + lunch
* Day in Aberobello, trulli, walking tour, freetime
* Day in Matera
* Day in coastal town of Polignano al Mare
* Visit to Ostuni
* Spa day + treatments
Does not include
What past guests have said
“Erin, It’s hard to know where to begin. The week was, in a word, magical, and even my most sincere thanks aren’t enough. After following these retreats for a year, I can hardly believe I was able to experience it myself. You are an inspiration. Your thoughtful planning and extensive research comes through with every detail – the pre-retreat emails, the welcome bag and note, the extraordinary meals and excursions, the yoga classes which always seemed to be just what we needed. It was a privilege to meet you and to be in your positive energy and glow for a week. I take none of it for granted.” Paige
“I am so grateful that I got to join this beautiful week in Puglia. I felt so happy the whole week. The yoga classes Erin gives,- give me an inner peace and well-being and I can’t wait to experience it again. Everyday was filled with what felt like the exact thing I wanted to do, the people in the group were fabulous, every one of them, lots of laughs and happy moments together. The Puglia-experience still sits in my system and I know it gave me the final kick to change my life, I am in process, for me it was an important moment. I can’t wait for the next one, and as I am an returning guest – I know I’ve become addicted! Thank you Erin, for everything!”. Ane – Oslo, Norway
How to get here
Located in the heart of Valle d’Itria in the territory of central Puglia, Masseria Fumarola is a few km from Martina Franca, a baroque town with nearly 50,000 residents. The Masseria is about 65 km from Brindisi Papola Casale airport and about 80 km from Bari Palese airport.
AIRPORTS: Brindisi Salento Airport (BDS), Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI). Airport transfers to the Masseria will be provided to and from the retreat on start and end dates. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
What to pack
Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.
– Bathing suit (on-site pool, spa day)
– Yoga clothes
– Personal yoga props (blocks, straps, etc.)
– Plug adaptors / converters
– Comfortable walking shoes
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