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Yoga, Food & Wine, Positano Italy

Like the movie stars and royalty before us we travel to the seaside town of Positano on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Behind the razzle dazzle of this exclusive destination with its boutique shops and culinary conquests is a charming village which explodes out of the azure waters of the Mediterranean in a stunning display of pink, peach and terracotta villas.

Your accommodation for the week is no less than one of the most exclusive villas on Amalfi Coast perched high on the hill overlooking Positano. Villa San Giacomo was constructed as a luxury residence for wealthy merchants in 1741. The most famous artists of the time were enlisted to fresco the ceilings and fill each room with precious furniture and artworks. The villa was restored in 2013. Like the villa's first owners, you will sleep in sumptuous suites decorated with exquisite antiques and period paintings; the only difference between then and now being the addition of the latest in contemporary technology and comfort.

On our first evening we'll gather on the balcony to enjoy a welcome feast by our acclaimed in house chef while enjoying the retreats first Positano sunset. Friendships will have already formed by the time day transforms into night and reveals the glittering spectacle of the village lights cascading down the cliffside.

Al fresco morning yoga will be relished on the villa grounds in the heavenliest studio nature ever created. Daily breakfast is served on the terrace, yet another opportunity to take in this unparalleled view before descending into the cobbled laneways of one of the worlds most lust-worthy towns.

On retreat you will learn to cook 'Nonna approved' authentic Italian cuisine in the Villa's very own cooking school. Afterwards we'll toast each other and dine on the fruits of our labour.

On day 5 the group will visit the most famous vineyard in the region, Mariso Cuaomo Winery where the vines cling to vertical rock face jutting out of the sea of Furore. We tour the 'cellar cave' carved into the rock wall and prepare to taste wines which hold ancient wine making secrets and noble grapes blessed by the magic of the Amalfi Coast. Our pallets sufficiently taunted we head to the nearby restaurant, Hostaria di Bacco for a 2 hour tasting and 5 course degustation lunch.

There is plenty of opportunity to explore the local area your way. A short ferry trip away is the cosmopolitan town of Sorrento for great shopping and sightseeing. The ancient city of Pompeii is only 35kms from the Villa, the Isle of Capri with its natural spectacle the blue grotto is just 20 minutes by boat. Ravello known as 'the city of music' is also close by. It's medieval streets and vibrant cultural scene make it a must see on any Amalfi Coast Itinerary.

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Positano Italy

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€ 7184 Euros ∼ Single

Early Bird Special on Now!

€ 3740 Euros ∼ Twin Share

Early Bird Special on Now! King bed or 2 singles

€ 3600 - Triple Room

Early Bird Special on Now! 3 x Singles

A minimum deposit of 30% is required to confirm your reservation or pay in full now

Retreat Notes

  • Closest Airport

    Naples, Italy

  • Accommodation

    Villa San Giacomo, Positano Italy
    https://www.villasangiacomo.com/

  • Payment Options

    Euro Bank Transfer

    Account Holder
    Emily Susan Spurling

    IBAN
    DE10 7001 1110 6056 2659 86

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    DEKTDE7GXXX

    Address
    Handelsbank
    Elsenheimer Str. 41
    München
    80687
    Germany

    Hit the ‘BOOK NOW & SAVE’ button to pay by Credit / Debit Card or PayPal.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

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    Retreat Notes

  • Closest Airport

    Naples, Italy

  • Accommodation

    Villa San Giacomo, Positano Italy
    https://www.villasangiacomo.com/

  • Payment Options

    Euro Bank Transfer

    Account Holder
    Emily Susan Spurling

    IBAN
    DE10 7001 1110 6056 2659 86

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    DEKTDE7GXXX

    Address
    Handelsbank
    Elsenheimer Str. 41
    München
    80687
    Germany

    Hit the ‘BOOK NOW & SAVE’ button to pay by Credit / Debit Card or PayPal.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • What's Included

    • 7 Nights Luxury Accommodation

      Villa San Giacomo, Positano. Twin Share or Single available

    • Dinner Daily

      In the Villa, prepared by the in house chef

    • Daily Breakfast

      Continental

    • Daily Yoga

      With a view

    • Cooking Class

      Learn to create a beautiful Italian Feast in Villa Cooking School which you will then eat.

    • Vineyard Tour and Tasting

      Mariso Cuaomo Winery

    • 5 Course Degustation Dinner

      Hostaria di Bacco

    • Mindfulness Workshop

      with Emily

    • Wellbeing Workshop

      with Victoria

    Prices

    € 7184 Euros ∼ Single

    Early Bird Special on Now!

    € 3740 Euros ∼ Twin Share

    Early Bird Special on Now! King bed or 2 singles

    € 3600 - Triple Room

    Early Bird Special on Now! 3 x Singles

    Teachers

    Emily Spurling

    Emily is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and certified Holistic Health Coach. Recognised as an expert in her field, Emily has garnered much acclaim from her viewership on www.fmtv.com where she appears alongside other industry leaders including Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Dr Bruce Lipton to name a few.

    With a decade of teaching experience under her belt Emily is also an eternal student of yoga globally with formal training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow. She has beautifully combined these styles to create her own much loved yoga experience. This 'fusion' style is the perfect blend of light and shade, one flow will have you generating heat and building lean muscle and the next will have you blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence.

    “I love watching the profound effect yoga has on my students, a transformation takes place from the moment they step on to the mat to when their eyes open after Savasana. Yoga has been invaluable in my life as a mum of two young children and also in my previous corporate job. Whatever your situation, yoga can help you navigate the roller coaster that is life. It is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

    Retreat Schedule

    • 23rd

      2pm Check in available

      5.30pm Yoga and Welcome Circle

      7.30pm Sunset welcome dinner on the Terrace

    • 24th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      FREE Day to explore

      5:30pm Mindfulness workshop with Emily

      7pm Dinner

    • 25th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      Free Time

      5pm Cooking Class - Includes Dinner

    • 26th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      FREE TIME

      5:30pm Wellbeing Workshop with Victoria

      7pm Dinner

    • 27th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      FREE TIME

      4pm Vineyard Tour

      6:30pm Wine Tasting and 5 Course Degustation

    • 28th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      FREE TIME

      7pm Dinner

    • 29th

      7am Yoga

      8am Breakfast with a view

      FREE TIME

      7:30pm Farewell Dinner at the Villa

    • 30th

      7am Yoga and closing circle

      8.30am Breakfast with a view

      11am CHECK OUT

    Retreat Notes

  • Closest Airport

    Naples, Italy

  • Accommodation

    Villa San Giacomo, Positano Italy
    https://www.villasangiacomo.com/

  • Payment Options

    Euro Bank Transfer

    Account Holder
    Emily Susan Spurling

    IBAN
    DE10 7001 1110 6056 2659 86

    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC)
    DEKTDE7GXXX

    Address
    Handelsbank
    Elsenheimer Str. 41
    München
    80687
    Germany

    Hit the ‘BOOK NOW & SAVE’ button to pay by Credit / Debit Card or PayPal.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.