EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga ISCHIA, Italy Retreat
Escape to the gorgeous "green island" of Ischia with volcanic thermal spas, blue waters, and sunset views to Capri and Amalfi!
Type of Event
7 days / 6 nights (September 20 - 26, 2015)
Inclusive Retreat Price = $2,900
Deposit to hold space = $900
Max # Guests = 12
* Prices based on shared occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.
** Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions.
Base price = shared standard room
Supplements can be added as follows:
JUNIOR SUITE: (Shared) + $120/pp, (Single) + $458
SUITE SUPERIOR: (Shared) + $240/pp, (Single) + $627
SUITE SUPERIOR DELUXE: (Shared) + $340/pp, (Single) + $768
—Make note in sign up for preference, and rooms filled on first come, first served basis—
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples on the mid-southeastern coast of Italy. Located 30km from Naples mainland, it measures just 34km in diameter and is profiled by Mount Epomeo peaking at 788 meters above the sea. Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it's not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over! Nicknamed the "Green Island", Ischia was one of the world's first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You're sure to enjoy the island's welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay.
This yoga retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Luxury Boutique hotel of Tenuta del Poggio Antico, Situated at just a few kilometres from Forio d’Ischia, this ancient country estate has been restored to its original splendor and inaugurated in June 2012. The hotel is composed of a central two-floor building and two adjacent dwellings, where the Mediterranean architecture along with modern interiors harmoniously envelops the surrounding landscape. The heart of the estate is a large terrace with seaside swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden that overlooks the enchanting bay of Citara.
The estate offers three types of guestrooms; DOUBLE STANDARD, JUNIOR SUITE, SUITE SUPERIOR, SUITE SUPERIOR DELUXE.
STANDARD DOUBLE Each double guestroom (27 sqm) is elegantly and tastefully furnished, with a spacious sea view terrace boasting breathtaking views, and is equipped with air conditioning, TV LCD, Wi-Fi internet, electronic safe, fridge-bar, kettle with a selection of teas, toiletries, large bathroom with shower, hairdryer and make-up mirror.
4 Junior Suites (33/38 sqm), Artemisia, Assenzio, Melissa and Salvia, are characterized by 2 floors.
On the ground floor are situated the living room area with a corner kitchenette and sofa-bed, bathroom and large sea-view terrace, while on the raised floor is situated the sleeping area equipped with a double bed.
Suites are equipped with air conditioning, LCD TV, Wi-Fi internet Fastweb, electronic safe, fridge-bar, toiletries, large bathroom with shower, hairdryer and make-up mirror.
SUITE SUPERIOR + SUPERIOR DELUXE
Situated by the estate are 2 Superior Suites; Ulivo and Corbezzolo, which are independent suites (45/50 sqm) with living room complete with kitchenette corner, double bedrooms, and large bathroom with shower cabin.
Each Superior Suite is equipped with air conditioning, TV LCD, internet Wi-Fi Fastweb, electronic safe, fridge-bar, toiletries, large bathroom with shower, hairdryer and make-up mirror.
Superior Suites are surrounded by a large private garden and are disposed with a dining area and chill out zone boasting beautiful sea views.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast, some lunches, and dinner daily either hosted at the villa or out in carefully chosen restaurants around the island. While eating onsite you'll enjoy typical cuisine of Ischia prepared by our guest chef, all with the freshest of produce and ingredients. Vegetables come from the local gardens or other farmers on the island, and of course you'll enjoy some of the best local wines. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite. Unlike most of our retreats, fresh seafood may be included in some of the dishes as it's the island's specialty. Special diets can be accommodated as well.
Not only will you enjoy the grounds of the estate with the sundecks, terraces, gardens, thermal pools, and yoga space, but the retreat also includes carefully-planned day-trips to offer guests a full experience of Ischia. The island is full of various natural wonders, from a dormant volcano, lush gardens, and rich agriculture, to thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples. We will visit the village of Ischia Ponte for a visit to the picturesque Castello Aragonese and artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. Look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals. A day will be spent hiking to Monte Epomeo for unparalleled views across the island. We'll also visit the lovely town of Sant' Angelo and spend a day at one of Ischia's popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial. The week will end with an exciting boat ride around the island seeing the hidden beaches and grottos.
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 and EPM founder, 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!