Join Cheryl Mokhtari and Emily Spriggs for a magical week to unravel from the stresses of your life, rebalance your nervous system, relax and have fun on the wonderful island of Sicily. You will enjoy twice daily yoga sessions, delicious high quality mediterranean inspired food, great company and a tranquil location set in a natural landscape surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.
Each day Cheryl and Emily will guide you through an intelligently sequenced dynamic yoga practice in the morning with meditation and a deeply soothing yin, restorative practice with yoga nidra in the evenings. You will get the attention of two teachers and 4 hours of yoga a day.
This holiday is for those who already practice yoga as well as those who want to start.
Example of a typical day (subject to change):
7.00am Coffee, tea and fruit available
7.30am Meditation and morning dynamic yoga practice (2 hrs)
5.00pm Evening yoga practice with gentle flow, yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra (2hrs)
All other time is free for exploring, relaxing, massage or reiki treatments or other optional activities.
Danena Sicily is a 19th century farmhouse situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea and just one-hour drive south from Catania airport, on the island's east coast.
On a country lane away from noise and neighbours, it is just 10 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historic centres. A 10-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a heaven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches.
Group day trips can be arranged to the surrounding area and town during the week or you can choose to do your own explorations; in addition to wine tasting or treatments.
Danena offers varied accommodation across 4 apartments; from double bedrooms with en-suite to twin rooms with shared bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, complementary organic toiletries and wifi.
With a maximum of 16 guests and the villa to ourselves, there will be plenty room of room to relax in the outdoor patio areas, on the sunset roof terrace or by the fresh water outdoor pool.
All pricing is based on shared accommodation and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Food at Danena is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce prepared by the in house chef. For the retreat, vegetarian food is promoted.
The cost of the retreat is £795 per person sharing. This includes accommodation, all teaching and food. There are a limited number of single occupancy rooms available at £1,100pp.
Saturdays are travel days. Check in will be from 3pm and check out is at 10am.
There are plenty of flights to Danena's nearest airports Catania Fontanarossa and Comiso. British Airways, Alitalia, Easyjet, Iberia and Ryanair have daily flights to Catania Fontanarossa. Ryanair has weekly flights to Comiso airport.
Transfers can be arranged to and from the airport for an additional fee. If there are a few people arriving a similar time we can coordinate a group transfer and split the costs. Just let us know your flight times.
If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch here.