Venue

Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.

Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. You may choose to borrow the bicycles and explore the local region or just relax and unwind. Close to Polignano a Mare (also known as the ice cream capital of Italy) and Monopoli, this holiday offers not only yoga but the very best in Italian food.

Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, Masseria della Zingara, is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages each boasting their own culinary specialities. Heading down through the olive plains to the sea where there are many fabulous beaches to explore. This is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate your soul.

Accommodation

The accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria is comfortable and of an extremely high quality – most of the rooms have en-suite facilities.

Camping is also possible for those on a tighter budget. Tents are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet and wash basin nearby.

Sample Schedule

Join Catherine for a week of revitalising yoga at the beautiful Masseria. A wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and reawaken your spirit in beautiful Puglia, Italy. You will enjoy two yoga classes daily which focus on movement, breath and relaxation.

The day begins with the morning class in the light and airy yoga space which includes meditation and practice focusing on breath and alignment to release and unwind long held tensions. After the morning session breakfast will be served on the terrace. The group will meet again in the late afternoon to work into a deeper exploration of the poses, or for a more relaxing and restorative class. There may also be some yoga nidra, depending on how everyone is feeling that day.

There will be one yoga free day and the classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

Below is a sample daily schedule.

DAY 1

15:30 .... Arrive at venue

18:00 .... Welcome meeting

19:00 .... Dinner

DAY 2

08:00 - 10:0 .... Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 .... Breakfast

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or pamper yourself to an on-site massage treatment.

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time

DAY 3

08:00 - 10:0 .... Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 .... Breakfast

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or pamper yourself to an on-site massage treatment.

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time

DAY 4

08:00 - 10:0 .... Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 .... Breakfast

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or pamper yourself to an on-site massage treatment.

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time

DAY 5

Day off 

08:30 - 09:30 .... Breakfast

10:00 .... A day to relax and explore the local area, to take time out for an excursion, or simply to chill out and enjoy a relaxing massage.

DAY 6

08:00 - 10:0 .... Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 .... Breakfast

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or pamper yourself to an on-site massage treatment.

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time

DAY 7

08:00 - 10:0 .... Yoga

10:00 - 11:00 .... Breakfast

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or pamper yourself to an on-site massage treatment.

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time

Day 8

08:30 - 09:30 .... Breakfast

12:00 .... Departure

Please note that whilst I will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out above, some things are outside my control, and therefore I reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Explore

Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks and bike rides to go on and up to 50 miles of beautiful coastline to explore.

The region boasts spectacular Italian cuisine and some of the the most un-spolit environments in Italy so you are sure to find something to enjoy during this break.

Between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Relax by the pool, explore the local area by bicycle or on foot. Take a trip to the beach or local towns. Boat trips and Ayurvedic massage can also be arranged for you. You will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.

Venue Testimonials

Zoe

There are no words big enough to describe the most incredible time I've had. Feeling re-energised, re-vitalised and re-juvenated! Made many great friends and am so so sad today. Missing you all (and the meditation & yoga!). I've never had such an amazing experience. I think your holidays should be on prescription really!

Kate

Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday! I'm so grateful to you for creating and sharing such a wonderful space. The Masseria offers such a conducive atmosphere to slowing down, relaxing and having a totally gorgeous holiday! Big big thanks to you all at the Masseria.

Sara

I had a wonderful holiday and I found everything perfectly organised! Not least the prompt and friendly email communication with you. The yoga, accommodation, food, pool, Masseria, everything exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to book another yoga holiday with you again in future.

Sarah

We had a wonderful time in Puglia, thank you. The resort was stunning, the host was so warm and welcoming, the food was divine and the yoga - well let's just say that I've now graduated from headstands to handstands!

Travel

Getting There

By Air

There are many agents dealing with flights to Italy, it is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. Ryanair Easyjet and British Airways offer affordable flights to Bari and Brindisi, the closest airports.

A free airport transfer is offered if you take the recommended flights. These are:

If you take these flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfers are free.
Other transfers can be arranged but at a cost.

www.ryanair.co.uk
www.easyjet.com
www.ba.com
www.skyscanner.net

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