La Rosa Dei 4Venti Retreat Center, Puglia, Italy

Puglia, Italy

May 6– May 13, 2017

Retreat Overview Pool-400x256

Stoke the Fire Yoga Retreat – Ignite your passion 

When we think of Italy, we think Passion. The people, the culture, the food all exemplify its’ passion. Mix this with two teachers, Janet Corvino and Kristin Campell who live passionate lives and you have a delicious combination. Join Janet and Kristin in Puglia, Italy for a yoga retreat filled with spicy yoga, mindful meditation, Italian cuisine and tours of nearby towns. Space and time away from our hectic lives can help us to look our lives with clarity and see if we are living fully. “Stoke the Fire” Yoga Retreat unites the soul of Italy with the power of yoga to fuel new growth and lasting passion in your life.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Nelson Mandela

Your Teacher: Janet Corvino

Guest Teacher: Kristin Campbell

This retreat centre is a charming, family-run yoga venue – the perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. There is a lovely outdoor yoga platform and indoor yoga studio. There will be two yoga classes a day and each guest will have the opportunity to practice at his/her own level making the week suitable for students of different abilities. Three meals are served daily and there will be plenty of free time to relax, enjoy the views, swim, read, sleep, have treatments or explore the local villages and countryside.

2016 Retreat Review

Click the photo below to view a slideshow of our last visit to Puglia…

Janet Corvino at her recent yoga retreat in Puglia, Italy. Photo by Leah Martin

Janet Corvino at her recent yoga retreat in Puglia, Italy. Photo by Leah Martin

La Rosa Dei 4Venti Retreat Center Yoga-room-2-1-400x266

This retreat centre is located in Puglia, in the southern Italy. The NY Post calls this region magical and Lonely Planet put it in its 2014 must see places list. This area is full of historic and cultural sites. Beautiful beaches are easily accessible. Martina Franca, the closest town, has a particularly beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets. The yoga centre, is a 15-hectare property situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. The landscape is rural and dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. The main building is a 16th century masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old apulian style with many of the authentic features still in place.

The grounds contain lovely gardens, a swimming pool, a wild forest and fields, and a tiny church. There is plenty of space to walk and be free.

La Rosa Dei 4Venti website

Stoke the Fire Retreat Includes:

7 Nights Accommodations at Beautiful Retreat Center in Southern Italy
3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport in Bari
Two daily yoga sessions
Lots of time to rest and explore local village and beach
Three Excursions will be scheduled during the retreat week-additional fees apply:
Local Olive Oil Tasting and production  – No charge
Nearby Martina Franca Locals’s Morning Market Tour – 12€
Visit the village of Ostuni, a medieval white-walled city perched high above the ocean – A day by the beach 38€

The Accommodations Room-3-400x266

The retreat will be held at an intimate yoga centre located in Martina Franca. This is a must see and experience centre ~ the architecture and decor is exquisite. There are ten rooms with occupancy varying from singles to triples and are all consciously decorated. The location is imbued with deep spiritual, friendly and calm energy that will be felt throughout your visit.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish The food is local and organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients. This centre has a focus on their food philosophy which features a cleansing element.

$1595us Triple Accommodations

$1735 us Double Accommodations

$$2155us Single Accommodations

Registration

Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Italy” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. Soul City Yoga is teaming up with True Nature Travel for registration and travel arrangements. Use the True nature Link to register:

Register Here

For travel and/or accommodation concerns please call 1800-482-5215 Christine will be happy to help you.

For yoga and retreat concerns please contact Janet at 604 932-0788 0r janet@soulcityyoga.com

Getting There

There are flight options. Rome is about 5 hours drive from the centre and Naples is 4 hours, if you are planning to extend your trip. There are 2 nearby airports: Bari (BRI) 1h30min and Brindisi (BDS) 45/50min from the centre. Group shuttle for this retreat will be provided from the Bari (BRI) airport on the arrival day. We will book the shuttle to accommodate the last arriving passenger.

True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.