May 18-25, 2019
Tama Soble – Esther Myers Yoga Studio
YOGA HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA, ITALY
with Tama Soble
Enjoy yoga in the countryside at La Rosa dei 4 Venti in the beautiful and charming Puglia district of southern Italy. Between Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni, the retreat centre is accessible by plane or train from Rome or Naples, is 40 minutes by car from Brindisi and one hour from Bari (www.larosadei4venti.org).
Excursions can be arranged directly with the retreat centre to the stunning white hillside town of Ostuni, to the Unesco World Heritage site of Matera, a town with Paleolithic origins cut out of a rock ravine with cave churches and houses still intact and to the seaside for swimming and strolling along the beach.
Combining this yoga retreat with a longer stay in Italy will make for an exciting and culturally enriching holiday.
Tama Soble has been studying, practising and teaching yoga for over 35 years. She co-owns and co-directs Esther Myers
Yoga Studio and conducts classes, workshops, Teacher Training, and retreats at her home studio in Toronto, Canada,
*Please note the retreat begins in Italy on May 18. North Americans must leave May 16 or earlier and can return May 26 or later.
The main building at La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a lovingly restored masseria (txypical Puglian farmhouse) surrounded by nature in magical countryside. The farmhouse is nestled on a hillside with a panoramic view of the Itria Valley on 15 hectares of land full of hundred-year-old oak, olive and fruit trees, lavender, rose gardens, pure air, and sunshine.
The guest rooms are semi-detached trullies (traditional Puglian dwellings with cone shaped roofs) restored using original stone from the valley. They are spacious and breezy.
There is an indoor wood-floor Yoga practice hall converted from a stable. Guests can lounge by the pool situated among the trees, relax in a spacious solarium that has a spetacular view of the valley or stroll in a private forest. The beautiful Puglian sea offers glorious beaches for relaxation and regeneration.
The kitchen serves homestyle Puglian vegetarian food featuring locally sourced vegetables and fresh fruits, olive oil, cheese and wine made following ancient and healthy traditions.