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November 2 – 9, 2024Puglia, Italy

Soothe Your Soul in Salento

Dana and Katherine have designed a week of deep exploration using Yoga, Art, Ayurveda, Journaling, and Meditative visits to nature and historic sites. Soothe your soul in the stunning Salento region of Puglia, Italy.

When you’re burned out and life is overwhelming, building and maintaining a village seems an impossible task. This retreat is designed for you: the busy human who desperately needs a break. But more than that, needs to be nurtured, held and restored. 

Imagine a week in a beautiful, peaceful setting – a part of Italy most people haven’t yet experienced – where you get to be a whole person, experiencing the simple pleasures of yoga, healing artmaking sessions, journaling, Ayurveda, and amazing fresh food sourced from their on-site organic farm.

We’re reclaiming our peace, shifting from a cup-half-empty mentality to one of abundance. We’re here to support you as you tap into your resources: resilience, strength and a network you can count on.

To top it off, you’ll have access to the sauna and jaccuzzi, and bonus guided visits to incredible regional sites.

No yoga or art experience required at this retreat.

Summer Kick-Off Special through June 24, 2024. Last chance – a limited opportunity to lock in summer savings before the retreat goes full price.

  • Triple Room: $2,295 USD per person
  • Double Room – Shared Bath: $2,495 per person
  • Double Room – Private Bath: $2,695 person
  • Single Room – Private Bath: $3,495 per person

What is Included:

  • Seven nights’ lodging

  • Three meals a day from on-site organic farm

  • Group transportation to/from retreat center

  • Daily yoga, wellness sessions, artmaking, and more

  • Complimentary access to jacuzzi and sauna

  • Skill-building in healing grounding practices

  • Access to pool and beautiful landscaped grounds

  • Welcome ritual and farewell ceremony

Additional Offerings:

  • Excursions to historic towns and seaside hikes
  • Creativity/Travel Consulting with Dana Saylor
  • Ayurvedic Health & Wellness Consultations with Katherine Yannucci
  • Therapeutic Sessions at the Spa: Ayurvedic treatments, massage and more
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Co-Leader

Katherine G. Yannucci is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Global Retreat Leader, and a Master Reiki Practitioner. She is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Yoga Alliance. As a lifelong student of holistic health modalities, she loves to share the teachings with her clients, friends and family. Her studies and health experiences with Yoga, Reiki, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda, have led her to teach in a way that blends all of these practices. Her passion is to empower her clients to take control of their health with a holistic approach.

Location

Our retreat center is a charming resort and organic farm located in southern Puglia in the heart of Salento, the heel of the Italian boot. The farm is surrounded by nature and silence in the center of Salento, Zollino, just 10 minutes from Lecce. The site is a mix of tradition and innovation, of ancient and modern: two elegant ancient buildings from the early 20th century are near recently renovated buildings that host the guest rooms and restaurant. All buildings are surrounded by a green park, beautifully designed by a true master of landscape architecture: Annalisa Calcagno Maniglio.

Co-Leader

Dana Saylor is an artist, historian, preservation advocate and event planner. Her “superpower” is human connection and she’s proud of her strong network of friends and colleagues. Many of the people in her circles, she has met through volunteering and community activism. In 2016, an art/history residency outside of Florence, Italy changed her trajectory and led her towards collaborations she couldn’t have imagined. Her cousins in Italy have helped her stay connected to her heritage, and she is so excited to share the beautiful countryside with you there.

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February 23 - March 2, 2025Coimbatore, India

Ayurvedic Bliss | A Sacred Cleanse in India

Embark on a transformative journey of holistic rejuvenation, nestled in the lush landscapes of India, at one of the most recommended Ayurvedic retreat centers designed as a healing and eco-friendly village. This retreat offers a sanctuary for those seeking a profound cleanse of mind, body, and spirit through the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, a time-honored system of health and wellness practiced for over 5,000 years.

Our retreat is a harmonious balance of body and nature, with a personalized approach to wellness tailored to meet the unique needs of each guest. This is a journey towards holistic well-being and self-discovery. Set in serene surroundings, our retreat provides the perfect environment for your sacred cleanse, allowing you to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with your true authentic self.

During this retreat, you will experience gentle yoga sessions designed to enhance flexibility and inner peace, as well as guided meditation to help calm the mind and promote emotional balance. Sacred ceremonies (pujas) will be conducted to invoke spiritual energies and blessings, fostering a deeper connection to your inner and outer worlds. Our wellness sessions include a variety of activities aimed at rejuvenating your entire being, from therapeutic massages to detoxifying treatments.

You will have consultations with experienced Ayurvedic doctors who will provide personalized health assessments and create customized treatment plans based on your specific needs and doshas (body types). These plans often include Ayurvedic treatments, herbal therapies, and dietary recommendations to help restore balance and vitality.

Whether you are seeking to relieve stress, detoxify your body, or simply enhance your overall well-being, our retreat offers a comprehensive and immersive experience. Here, amidst the tranquility of nature, you will find the support and guidance needed to embark on a journey of healing and transformation.

Early Bird Pricing until August 4, 2024:

  • Shared Room: $2,195 USD per person (Reg $2,695)
  • Single Room: $2,895 per person (Reg $3,495)

What is Included:

  • Seven nights’ lodging
  • Group transportation to/from retreat center
  • Three Ayurvedic meals per day
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Consultation with Ayurvedic Doctor on site
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments recommended by Ayurvedic doctor
  • Wellness sessions and sacred ceremonies
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