Holistic Health & Yoga Retreat by the Sea in Sicily
Imagine… after an energising morning yoga class, you dive into a crystal blue sea, sip a drink on a white sandy beach, overlooking one of the prettiest historical towns in Italy. Siracusa in Sicily, is one of the most magical places on this planet!
We fell so much in love with Siracusa, that we decided to leave our corporate jobs in Switzerland and call this place home! We would love to share with you our passion for this amazing place and all its beauty - especially the hidden gems that we discovered as locals.
In Sicily history, culture, good food, and white sandy beaches, make it the perfect place to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’!
What you will take out of the retreat
You might arrive at the retreat stressed, overworked, and tired. You will go home feeling relaxed, re-energised, and with a smile on your face. During this retreat you will experience the healing power of yoga, combined with effective tools to enhance your overall wellbeing. We are passionate about empowering you to create a long-lasting healthy lifestyle that allows you to feel your very best!
✔ Unwind, relax, recharge your batteries
✔ Feel positive about your body & life
✔ Feel in control of your cravings (esp. around sugar)
✔ Know what food to eat for your body to feel full of energy
✔ Enjoy improved sleep quality, mental clarity & productivity
✔ Integrate holistic healing techniques into your daily life
✔ Bring back home memories that enriched your soul
Practice yoga & learn about nutrition for optimal health
The morning yoga flows will leave you feel relaxed and inspired for the day. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, our lessons are for all levels! We are certified Abode Yoga instructors (Bali). The style of yoga is a mix of hatha yoga and vinyasa flow.
Our compact daily workshops will provide you with the knowledge and mindset to take ownership of your health.
The rest of the day is all yours… you decide how you want to spend your well-deserved holiday! There is so much to discover and we want your holiday to be a truly unforgettable experience!
Included in the price:
✔ 7 nights in luxury accommodation
✔ Delicious breakfast buffet
✔ Daily morning yoga class (1.5 hours)
✔ Daily workshop (about nutrition, hormonal health, positive mindset, and much more) / coaching
✔ Daily evening restorative yoga / meditation class (1 hour)
✔ Private 1:1 health coaching session (2 hours after the retreat)
✔ 10-day Sugar Rehab online programme with meal plan (before retreat)
✔ 3-month Boost Your Energy online group programme (after retreat)
✔ 1 Massage / Reiki session (1 hour)
✔ Mindful ice-cream tasting
Shared double room EUR (TBC)
Single room EUR (TBC)
Excluded from the price:
✔ Airport transfer
✔ Lunch & dinner
✔ Excursions (diving, day trips to towns & nature reserves, biking, Etna volcano, boat trip, etc.)
What a typical day looks like
8:00 - 9:30 AM Morning yoga class
9:30 - 11:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM - Noon Nutrition and Digital Detox workshops / health coaching
Noon - 5:00 PM Free time (beach, excursions, spa) or 1:1 coaching (optional)
5:00 - 6:00 PM Unwind, relax time (meditation, pranayama)
Evening Delicious Italian dinner
What makes this retreat unique
Groups are kept small (max. 12) and intimate so we can provide you 1:1 coaching and support.
The unique combination of yoga and holistic health coaching is designed to promote healing at all levels - body (asana practice, nutrition), mind (meditation, pranayama) and soul (relaxation, deep dive into ‘la dolce vita’).
We offer you the possibility to find the best combination of yoga practice, learning about health, and allowing you to enjoy your holiday at your own pace.
The wonderful location we chose will allow you to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean seaside, the picturesque streets of Siracusa’s old town, the astonishing beauty of the neighbouring Baroque towns (Noto, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa), the pristine natural reserves in the surrounding countryside (Vendicari, Cavagrande, Pantalica) and the deliciously intense flavours of the Sicilian cuisine (even as health nuts we cannot resist the amazing ice-cream here!).
The luxury accommodation
Excursions & activities
Optional: learn open water swimming, go for a cave dive in the natural reserve, enjoy a walk in the natural reserve between the flamingos, learn some Italian, enjoy a local cooking class, chill out on the most tropical white sandy beaches, trips to beautiful places like Noto / Modica (where the Sicilian chocolate comes from) / Taormina / Ragusa / Marzamemi / Catania, and many more options!
How to get here
Nearest airports: Catania (about 60 km away / 1-hour drive) or Comiso (limited destinations, about 110 km away / almost 2-hour drive).
Catania is the recommended airport as it has direct flights to many destinations in Europe and around the world. Or else, flights will have a stop-over (usually Rome airport, Italy) to fly to other destinations world-wide.
At the airport, there are busses and taxis available for transfers. Upon request, we can also organise a private shuttle for you (at an additional cost).
About the Abode yoga philosophy
The purpose of Abode Healing Yoga is to use concepts from yoga, mind body medicine and movement therapy so that our bodies become a tool through which we can create internal harmony and use our own unique energy to heal and enhance ourselves. Each Abode Healing Yoga class incorporates yoga postures, movements, breath work and meditative practices in order to connect the whole body, stimulate positive energy, and increase overall fitness. Each Abode Healing Yoga session is created with the intention of releasing specific negative energies/thoughts/emotions and cultivating positive ones in their place.