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Join us on retreat this November to experience la dolce vita in breathtaking Sicily. Located on an historic island just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot,” your home away from home will be a beautifully restored 19th century farmhouse surrounded by olive and almond groves, watermelon fields and, of course, the magic of the Mediterranean Sea.

Our twice daily yoga and meditation sessions will be held in a fully stocked indoor studio with a large outdoor yoga terrace overlooking a stand of orange trees. Expertly guided by YuMee and Michelle, the yoga instruction will meet you where you are, regardless of your level of experience, and offer you the kind of detailed, individual attention that catalyzes personal breakthroughs while lending depth to your practice. You can expect to work up a good sweat, access states of meditative stillness, learn self-care techniques, and plant seeds for the months ahead.

 

 

BETWEEN PRACTICE SESSIONS, ENJOY:

Seasonal farm-to-table organic meals prepared by a local gourmet chef who is equipped to accommodate your dietary needs.

Complimentary cooking class with our chef.

Dips in the freshwater infinity pool.

Bike rides through 80 acres of farmland.

Optional visits to nearby towns, including the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto, which is only a 15 minute drive south.

An optional visit to the nearby Nature Reserve of Vendicari—a wildlife haven and home to the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden sand beaches (the sea is a very swimmable 20 degrees in November).

Optional massages with local bodyworkers.

 

DATES AND ITINERARY

ARRIVE on Saturday November 9, 2024 between 3-6 pm

DEPART on Saturday November 16, 2024 no later than 10 am

 

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

Light breakfast

Morning yoga and meditation

Brunch

Free time

Late afternoon yoga

Dinner

 


INCLUDES

•    7-night stay

•    All meals (with the exception of an optional offsite group dinner)

•    Twice daily yoga and meditation instruction

•    Cooking class

•    All fees and taxes (Canadian and Italian)

•    In-room wifi and organic toiletries

DOES NOT INCLUDE

•    Airfare

•    Transfers from Catania airport (CTA)

•    Travel and medical insurance

•    Massages (70 Euro payable to your local therapist)

•    Optional excursions

•    Alcohol and any offsite food and drink

•    Gratuities

 


ROOMS AND RATES

Prices are per person and include all fees and taxes.

All prices are shown in USD.

STANDARD ROOM WITH SHARED BATH

Room in an apartment with two bathrooms shared amongst three rooms.

  • Shared room (one of two twin beds or half a shared queen bed): $1870 each

  • Single room (a queen bed all to yourself): $2370

 

STANDARD ROOM WITH ENSUITE BATH

Room in an apartment with two rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.

  • Shared room (one of two twin beds or a half a shared double bed): $1970 each

  • Single room (a double bed all to yourself): $2470

 

SUPERIOR APARTMENT WITH ENSUITE BATH

An apartment with a spacious living room and two king bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.

  • Shared room (one of two twin beds or half a shared king bed): $2270 each

  • Single room (a king bed all to yourself): $3570

 

DELUXE APARTMENT

An epic apartment with two king sized beds in one open concept room . Sleeps up to three. Ideal for a family or a group of friends. Not available as a single.

  • Shared apartment: $2670 each

 


HOW TO BOOK

To inquire about room availability, please contact us via this e-mail link.

Your spot will be confirmed with a $750 USD non-refundable deposit.

Your balance is due no later than October 1, 2024.

We strongly urge you to obtain trip interruption & cancellation insurance as deposits are non-refundable.

 


GETTING THERE

Book an international flight to Rome and a domestic flight to Catania with British Airways, ITA, Easyjet, Iberia, Wizz Air or Ryanair.

The airport is approximately one hour from our venue. We recommend you rent a car at the airport. This option allows you the flexibility to explore Sicily at your own pace—there is so much to see and do. Taxis from the airport are 120 Euro for one person, 130 Euro for two or three persons, and 160 Euros for four to eight persons. We can connect you with others who are looking to share.

 

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

YuMee Chung (she/her) E-RYT-500 YACEP is a former securities lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. More than 25 years later, she is a card carrying yoga nerd, movement educator, writer, retreat leader, and mother of cats.

Known for her uplifting, breath-driven classes and intelligent, organic sequencing, she is a kind-hearted and relatable teacher who communicates about the most subtle and nuanced parts of the yogic journey with clarity and grace. Students can expect an impeccable practice that strikes a sweet balance between spirit and sweat.

Michelle Corbeil (she/her) is a senior yoga instructor, big sister, social activist and owner of Modo Yoga Danforth. She’s well into the second decade of her teaching career and loving every moment. Friends and students will warn you about Michelle’s infectious laugh and big heart. She one of those unique souls who cares deeply about life and she’s not afraid to show it. The desire to learn, grow and stretch beyond old ideas is what makes life interesting, according to Michelle.  She values and honours all her teachers and she acknowledges that she stands on the shoulders of those who she has studied with.