No. of Guest(s)
- Organizer: Destination Yoga
- Type: Yoga Retreat
- Starting From: 20-June-2020
- Duration: 8 Days
- Area: Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy
- Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Organic,Raw,Dairy Free
- Surrounding area: Close To Nature
Ideal for anyone who wants to spend time learning or developing their yoga practice, and would like to do so in a beautiful, peaceful location with a world-class yoga teacher, and delicious healthy food.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor
Zoe has over 30 years of yoga practice; through her eclectic style of teaching, her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible. Asana are broken down and analysed. Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose. Zoe is also trained in Pranayama and Pregnancy. She is a Diploma Course Tutor (DCT) for the British Wheel of Yoga and is also their DCT Training Officer. She also runs regular yoga classes, the Foundation Course, Teacher Training and travels round the country giving Workshops and taking In Service Training.
La Rosa Dei 4 Venti, is situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. Nearby there is a choice of beaches, as well as local historic towns to visit and the venue can arrange transport to visit these during the week. Please note La Rosa Dei 4 Venti is a yoga ashram, not a boutique hotel and therefore there is not a full hotel service.
Yoga classes take place twice daily and are tailored toward each guest’s own level, making sure that all abilities are catered for.
During your yoga holiday, there are also opportunities to relax, enjoy the superb views, swim, read, sleep, have treatments in the spa, and explore the beautiful local villages and landscape in the region.
There is a massage room where a range of massage treatments are offered at very reasonable rates.
- 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM - Tea and Fruits
- 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Yoga
- 10:00 AM - Breakfast
- 13:30 PM - Lunch
- 17:30 PM to 19:00 PM - Yoga
- 19:30 PM - Dinner
La Rosa dei 4 Venti is not a hotel; it’s a unique, comfortable, family-run specialist destination that specializes in yoga holidays. This 15-hectare property is situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot (nearest international airport is Brindisi). Each room is unique, full of character and comes with an ensuite with shower, toilet and basin. Rooms are furnished to reflect the building and the area, creating a relaxed, calming and laidback atmosphere.
The masseria comfortably accommodates 10 students and close by there are another five rooms in the trulli houses. These small, white conical buildings are one of the most magical aspects of the Puglian landscape.
Freedom and simplicity are at the heart of this yoga retreat. The landscape is scenic and rural and is dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. Between the lovely gardens, swimming pool, wild forest and fields, and tiny church, there is plenty of space to explore, walk and be free.
La Rosa offers delicious cuisine with a fantastic variety of local, seasonal and fresh produce. The chef follows a PH alkaline diet so guests can expect healthy vegetarian cuisine combining lots of raw, organic and gluten, wheat & dairy free dishes. Many fruits and vegetables are picked fresh from the garden that morning and the team also make their own goat cheese and milk. The Italian influence is still there with homemade bread, pastries and pasta but due to the special ingredients like buckwheat flour these are all much lighter and healthier than the traditional recipes.
Each meal will be introduced by Ilaria who will explain each dish before guests dive into the bountiful buffet. At dinner, guests will also have the option to enjoy one glass of tasty local wine, which the option to purchase more if they wish to.
Our group yoga retreats pair world-class teachers with stunning boutique venues, and delicious cuisine with a fantastic variety of local, seasonal and fresh produce.
- Three daily wholesome meals
- 8 Days / 7 Nights' accommodation
- Twice yoga session per day
- Herbal Tea
- Free Wi-Fi
- Spas and massage treatments
- Airport transfers
- Bottled water
La Rosa dei 4 Venti (formerly known as Santa Maria del Sole) is a charming, family run yoga retreat set in an elegantly restored 16th century masseria (a traditional farmhouse found in the Puglia region). Staying true to the old Apulian style, many of the authentic features of the farm are still in place and provide an idyllic backdrop for this yoga holiday.
The retreat has both an indoor yoga studio and an outdoor yoga platform, meaning guests can relax while enjoying yoga, sun and the beautiful scenery. The yoga Studio at La Rosa is a beautifully converted 18th century barn situated in a peaceful part of the property.
The hard wood floor and traditional stone, arched, white walls are designed to keep the room cool during the warm months as well offering space for guests to move through sequences uninterrupted. During our retreats all equipment is provided so there is no need to bring your own.