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Yoga & Creativity Retreat Puglia

Stella Shakerchi and Chris Leuenberger invite you to join them in their yoga & creativity retreat held at Casina Settarte, a permaculture paradise and retreat center for somatic dance and performing arts in the beautiful nature of Puglia, Southern Italy.


Strada Provinciale 17 Cisternino – Ostuni, Ostuni CH, IT 72017

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Sep 22 to
Sep 29
19:00 pmto12:00 pm

arrival day: September 22nd
departure day: September 29th


499 €

Full Description

Enjoy relaxing yet focused daily yoga sessions that will fit your yoga needs. Surrender to the flow of your innate creative potential and try somatic dance and/or creative writing.
While on your leisure time you can go for extensive strolls in the surrounding pine woods and olive groves, swim and play at the nearby beach and maybe after dinner join mantra chanting to calm your mind.
You will go home inspired and recharged!

Stella Shakerchi teaches creative writing and yoga in Oxford.
Chris Leuenberger is a Swiss dancer / choreographer working internationally. Both are 500hr RYT yoga teachers.

Casina Settarte is a place where the sun is reflected on the white roofs of the Trulli sprouting here and there amongst the green of olive groves. Here daily life is marked by the principles of love for the land, mindfulness and care for every living being.

During this retreat you will have two daily yoga classes with Chris and Stella. Experience extensive sessions of Vinyasa yoga, kundalini, restorative yoga, and celestial communication (mantras with extended mudras) in the evening.
To make full use of the life-affirming benefits of a regular yoga practice and to help unleash your creativity, we offer a choice of workshops in creative writing or somatic dance on three afternoons.

In this retreat healthy vegetarian yogic food will be served. The cuisine is typical of Puglia, based on genuine daily products - lots of fresh vegetables and fruit naturally grown on the Casina Settarte permaculture farm.
The following meals are included in the price: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Should you have special dietary requirements, kindly send an inquiry to Chris:

What's included:

• 2 daily yoga classes (Vinyasa, kundalini and restorative yoga)
• 7 nights accommodation
• daily yogic breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• choice of creative writing or somatic dance workshop on 3 afternoons
• mantra singing and celestial communication sessions after dinner
• teas, coffees, and water
• use of all facilities
• free pickup from Ostuni train station
• Wi-Fi

What's not included:
• airfares / train journeys to Ostuni
• alcohol
• excursions
• massages