Stunning Sicily our home for the yoga week, is located just 10 kilometers from Taormina town where we can enjoy the retreat’s beachfront position, on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Ionian Coast. The retreat centre is set in charming Mediterranean gardens, with terraces furnished with comfortable sofas, surrounded by jasmine & bougainvillea. Here we can enjoy the late summer sun, clear warm sea, cottage style accommodation, delicious healthy Sicilian food & maybe a little local wine!
7 Night Yoga & Walking Holiday,
Taormina Bay, Sicily
22nd – 29th September 2018
Single Bungalow: £1000
Shared Bungalow: £750 per person
(Flights & Transfers not included)
There is no shortage of places to explore on this fabulous Island. Sicily is famous for its dramatic scenery, well-preserved ancient ruins, delicious Sicilian food & wine & of course Mount Etna – Europe’s only active Volcano.
Our September 2018 retreat is designed to provide the perfect setting to prolong the summer, get to know some new people, nurture ourselves & prepare for the winter months ahead. Interested? Please read on!
Address: Via Leto 7, 98037 Letojanni, ME, Italia
Despite being exclusive & intimate, Indaco Retreat Centre is located on the northeast coast of Sicily, just 10km from the beautiful town of Taormina, 4.5 Km from Letojanni & 10 km from Giardini Naxos.
The nearest airport of Catania, is only 50 minutes drive away & has connections to many European capitals by major international airlines as well as low cost budget airlines, all offering direct flights.
The retreat centre’s spacious yoga shala overlooks the Mediterranean & provides a cool shady space indoors to practice. There are also charming terraces among the gardens where we can enjoy yoga classes in the open air.
Every morning we will wake up to the sight & sounds of the sea.
Indaco offers accommodation in cosy bungalows & rooms, all just a few steps away from the beach. Each bungalow has been built with eco-friendly materials & is furnished in a traditional Mediterranean style, with simple but elegant furniture. All the rooms & bungalows are equipped with ensuite facilities & fans.
The dining area with its large glass windows is furnished with antique tables & chairs handcrafted in an elegant Sicilian style, its terrance surrounded by the beautiful garden overlooking the sea.
The beauty, light and wonder
The price of the holiday also includes a delicious post yoga brunch & a plentiful Sicilian style dinner. (Lunch can also be provided upon request at an additional charge.)
Despite having a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food carries influences of all the different cultures that ruled this land over the last two millennia. Thus making it a unique & mouthwatering blend of French, Arab, Greek, & Spanish flavours.
The menu for our retreat is based on vegetarian recipes, with vegan option upon request, all prepared with organic vegetables directly from the local farmers.
Yoga teacher Elisa Williams accommodates for all levels of students. With yoga we enjoy what our bodies can do & simply work with humility on what it can’t. This means that yogis from beginners to those with more experience can enjoy their practice without feeling they need to compete or be at any particular level.
Mornings will begin with a cup of tea before a varied morning practice which will combine a balanced combination of flowing yoga with some more dynamic yang elements.
There will also be time for guided meditation & pranayama.
Our early evening classes will be more restorative in nature & will also include a number of classes dedicated on the practice of Yin yoga.
Yin yoga is deep & quiet. It relaxes the mind, & helps to balance the energy generated during the Yang practice. During the Yin practice, you will learn how to channel your attention to where you need to rebalance the flow of energy. Like the morning practice I encourage students to embrace a non-competitive approach towards their yoga & their body.
By the end of the week you should be able to sense more space between your joints, more elasticity in the connective tissues & firmer, stronger & longer muscles. More importantly you will discover a quieter, calmer you.
7.30am Morning tea, coffee, fruit juice
8.00am Morning Yoga – slow flow yoga with pranayama & meditation
11.30am Daytime activities including optional group walks, excursions or free time to relax & unwind in the grounds & neighbouring beach.
5.45pm Evening Yoga – yin, gentle or restorative with Yoga Nidra or Guided Relaxation & Meditation
7.45pm Evening Meal
Walking tour of Taormina
Mount Etna Volcano excursion
Massage and holistic treatments
Sicilian cooking courses
Bikes or vespa rentals
Sicily in Autumn has the perfect climate to enjoy walking some of the many trails that criss-cross the region & the coastline. There are routes for all levels of walking experience.
We would be delighted if any of our guests on this holiday who enjoy walking would like to plan a route for the members of the group to enjoy together.
To secure your place, a non-returnable or transferrable deposit of 50% of the holiday is required of £375 per person sharing or £500 for single occupancy.
Before making any payment please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability of a double or twin bedded room, for shared or single occupancy.
Yoga in Sicily
Cancellation Policy, Surcharges & Insurance
All participants on this yoga holiday are responsible for taking out their own insurance in the event of cancellation either by the guest, by the hotel, teacher (due to sickness or injury) or airline, personal accident, loss.
If you have to cancel the yoga holiday & you are able to find another guest to take your place then a discretionary refund of the balance will be possible.
We reserve the right in any circumstance to cancel your holiday. However, in no case will we cancel your holiday less than 8 weeks before the scheduled departure except for reasons of ‘force majeure, which include war, political unrest, strikes, acts of God, epidemics, natural and technical disaster, closure of ports & aircraft or unless the clients default in the payment of the balance of the holiday price.
In circumstances where we are unable to provide the holiday you have booked we will return to you all money paid, or offer you an alternative holiday of similar standard at another time.
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your holiday, but occasionally unavoidable changes or surcharges may be made, which I reserve the right to do at any time. Most of these changes are minor and I will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
The balance of the outstanding payment for this holiday will be required no later than the end of June 2018. I will continue to take bookings after this time but the reservation must be made with payment made in full.