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Retreats 2018

Casa Benedetto – Italy

14th – 21st July 2018

£605 Single / £505 Sharing

This venue is on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia. It is close to St’ Angelo, a truly pretty unspoilt village also on the coast.

This is a small hotel chosen as a budget option and although there is not have a swimming pool the sandy beach which has crystal clear waters, sunbeds and a small beach cafe is only a 5 minutes walk away.

The venue will be for the exclusive use of the yoga group and will take a maximum of 12 participants in the yoga space.

This is true Italy and we know you will enjoy it.

Casa Benedetto is situated on the island of Ischia in charming Succhivo, a small village in the municipality of Serrara-Fontana.  It is close to St’Angelo with its narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques – you may either walk there or take the bus.

The small lush garden at the rear is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility, surrounded by green vineyards and citrus groves. A peaceful garden with a  bar-restaurant area, enfused with ancient perfume of flowers, with kiwi vines, lemon trees and cycads. Meals will be served in this area.

5 minute away is the small and cozy beach ‘Cava Grado’ and close by is the famous Sorgeto Bay and its thermal hot springs coming out the sea at a temperature of ca. 90 degrees. On Ischia the beaches are always at the bottom of the cliff-face with steps leading down so if you have mobility issues please chat to us in the office before registering. 

Casa Benedeto’s terrace overlooks an immense sea from where you can admire views of the famous and ancient village of Sant’Angelo in the distance and the small island of Capri.

The yoga classes will take place either in the converted breakfast room in the house, or outside under the loggia.  All yoga equipment is provided.  The theme for this years retreat will be the elements.

All bedrooms are en-suite

There are 6 rooms with a double bed – normally sold as single rooms and 3 rooms with both a double bed and a single bed – normally sold as shared rooms.

Food is vegetarian.  If you have a special diet please talk to us before booking as these can be difficult to cater for because items we are used to in the UK are not always easily available.

Includes – Accommodation, breakfast, dinner and 10 yoga classes

Not Included – Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch and snacks, all bottled water, teas and coffee, treatments and excursions.

Flights – You will need a flight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.

For the arrival flight:  do not book a flight that arrives after 20.00 as the last ferry is at 22.00  and you need half an hour to reach the port by taxi.

For the return flight:  book flights after 11 am as the first ferry off the island is at 06.30

Transfers – Group transfers are 40 euros per person each way (including the ferry) payable locally.  Private transfers are from 70 euros each way (including the ferry) payable locally.  The transfer, including the ferry, will take between two and two and a half hours.

Please Note: It is sometimes possible to arrange taxi collection from Naples Train Station. We can also arrange taxi collection from one of the Ischia ports providing you know in advance which ferry and port you are arriving at – useful for those coming from Sorrento or Capri.

A review of 2017 retreat

“The yoga sessions were timed just right and we followed a theme which was complimented by Chakra reading cards and colours for reflection. We did restorative yoga in the evening sessions which was just right after a day on the beach.   I had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the yoga. I would recommend it as I felt very relaxed and chilled when I got back home. Lisa gave us notebooks to record our thoughts and movements which I have found of benefit on my return and I am looking forward to my next yoga retreat.”  Penny, October 2017 after attending the 2017 yoga retreat