Beautifully and mindfully curated by The Travel Yogi, this yoga adventure will immerse in you in ancient Italian land and culture. Join Maura Manzo for a week of sun-kissed history, warm Sicilian smiles, the most delicious food and exploration that will have you exclaiming "bedda matri" like a local!
Many folks traveling from the Philadelphia area are heading to Catania a day early because of flight times. Please reach out to Maura or mention this to Mekeila/Jen at Travel Yogi when booking if you'd like to do the same.
A Mediterranean gem, Sicily is known for its serene beaches, charming villages, amazing ancient ruins and delicious cuisine. Get your yoga and walking shoes on so you can, “mangia, mangia!” throughout the week. On this yoga retreat in Sicily, you’ll explore Europe’s largest active volcano, sip some volcanic vino, wander seaside villages, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites (yes, that’s plural), admire the spectacular and ancient architecture and bathe in the Italian sunshine and sea. Get lost among endearing ancient alleyways, explore piazzas (in palazzos) and enjoy a sunkissed adventure in Italy.
Start your yoga retreat in Sicily in Castiglione di Sicilia, on the north side of dominating Mount Etna. Hike the hillsides of Mount Etna, bask in the panoramic views of the Sicilian countryside and sip the nectar of the unique volcanic soil (ie delicious local wines). You’ll visit Castelmona, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Sicily, and explore the Norman ruins overlooking the Ionian Sea. Revel in ancient Greek ruins and classic Renaissance and Baroque architecture on Ortigia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander the local food market and savor unforgettable Sicilian food and wines. Immerse in Ragusa and Noto’s (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) ancient architecture—from the Palazzo Comunale to the breathtaking Duomo di San Nicolò – catacombs, spellbinding stairs and piazzas. Try a cuoppo (trust us) and your own hand at focaccia. At ‘home’ in Modica you’ll learn about the ancient chocolate-making tradition and get hands-on with a professional maître chocolatier (yum). Experiment with Sicilian herbs and spices (coupled with local aperitivos) as you taste, laugh and immerse your way around this enchanting island.
Yoga practices will be daily, sometimes 2x/day, with our travel and adventures in mind. Practices will be suitable for all level of practitioners, even beginners. On this adventure, yes, you will need to bring your own mat. Classes will be designed that do not require props, so no need to bring a strap or a block unless you want one. If you'd love to be on this trip with a friend or loved one who doesn't practice yoga, they are welcome to skip the practices. The trip is the highlight - the yoga is an added bonus!
Many folks traveling from the Philadelphia area are arriving in Catania a day earlier because of flight times. Please reach out to Maura or mention to Mekeila/Jen upon booking if you're interested in doing the same.