Sole Yoga Holidays is overjoyed to return for our 8th retreat at La Selva, July 29 – Aug 4, 2018 nestled high amongst the glorious cliffs of Positano, Italy. At the eco-resort, La Selva, nature reigns supreme, surrounded by olive groves, lemon orchards, gorgeous florals and breathtaking coastal views. This is a true yoga retreat where we all share accommodations. It is what Sole Yoga Holidays calls its “Adult Summer Camp” Retreat! Daily powerful, Ashtanga flow yoga is practiced on an outdoor deck with stunning views of Positano or inside a natural rock room with floor to ceiling windows. The shared rooms are rustic, charming and quiet in the evening. The meals are fresh, filling, healthy, incredibly delicious and 100% vegetarian made with ingredients from the land. Our wonderful hosts also make homemade jams, jellies, teas, desserts and honey that we get to indulge in daily!
ACCOMMODATIONS + FOOD
All of the charming, natural rooms are shared accommodations at La Selva. There is one private room for a single or couple. Must book together for couple. There are 2 large bedrooms with 5 beds and two smaller rooms with 2 beds. The beds are comfortable and the rooms, although simple in decor are spacious with plenty of room for your belongings. If you are uncomfortable sharing with fun-loving yogis, perhaps this is not the retreat for you! This is a pared down facility with no air conditioning or a hotel-style with daily sheet/towel changes. This is about the stunning location and the yoga and the time to simplify and recharge. (If you want 5-star, this is not the retreat for you!) The larger bedrooms have bathrooms with shower in the rooms and the smaller rooms use the shared facilities outside the rooms. In the evenings, the temperatures cool down and delicious breezes filter through the rooms. Linens and towels are provided, but we recommend bringing extra towels.
The food is locally grown and freshly prepared at La Selva. Special requests can be accommodated upon request. We are served an incredible variety of fresh salads, homemade granolas, warm and cold dishes of seasonal vegetables, rice and pasta. We will have special organic teas and delicious desserts every evening. In fact one of everyone’s favorite discussions after yoga is always, “What do you think is on the menu today?!“
Each Day the Menu is as follows:
Light breakfast (teas, coffee, fruit)
Brunch (warm and cold dishes, salads, pastas, fruits-menu changes daily for something new each meal!)
Dinner (homemade pastas, cheeses, warm dishes, salads plus, wine, teas & dessert)
YOGA + ACTIVITIES
Daily power Ashtanga yoga will be led by instructor Shari Hochberg of Sole Yoga Holidays.
We will practice on either the outside deck with breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast or in a covered yoga room with floor to ceiling windows that open fully to enjoy the gorgeous, natural beauty of La Selva’s surroundings.
In between yoga, hike down into town for swimming or shopping or take the bus into other adorable Amalfi Coast towns, like Amalfi, Praiano or Ravello. You can also hike around the famous trails or for the more adventurous, try rock climbing with experienced, local guides.
We will go on a private 6-hour boat ride excursion through the gorgeous grottos off of the coast and then a stopover in picturesque Capri.
Another excursion includes a beach day at a gorgeous location with umbrella and chair rentals included.
La Selva’s location is a 30-minute hike up from the town of Positano, but close enough for a few hours of beach time or shopping every day during your free time. This retreat is recommended for intermediate yogis and those in good physical shape as La Selva is only reachable by foot. This beautiful location allows for a quiet, relaxing and private week-long retreat. We try to have lights out by 10.30 so we can fully enjoy each exciting and activity-filled day. Please note that the location does not allow for hiking when it is dark. If you wish to go out in the evenings in Positano, we offer a wonderful yogi/meals/excursion package without accommodations at La Selva. Inquire for more information.
Positano, Italy Retreat Includes:
• 6 nights at La Selva Eco Resort (shared accommodations + shared baths, linens + towels included)
• Morning Tea/Fruit, Brunch, Dinner Daily (all meals are vegetarian–some dietary needs can be met)
• Wine at Dinner
• Twice Daily Powerful Ashtanga Flow Yoga (on boat day we will have one session)
• Restorative Yoga/ Yin session
• Private, Half-day Boat Excursion to the Island of Capri & Time for Swimming
• Beach Day + Umbrella Rental
• Wifi in common areas
• Private Car Transportation to/from La Selva & Luggage Transfer to/from La Selva (note set times–outside of time, addt’l fees may apply)
1699€-Shared Accommodations (up to 4 guests, same sex, bath en-suite) SOLD OUT
1699€-Shared Accommodations (2 guests only, shared baths) SOLD OUT
2299€-Private Room with bath (single) SOLD OUT
8am: Coffee, Tea & Fruit
8:30am: Power Flow
11.00-5.00pm: Free Time (Beach, Explore Towns, Shop, Relax)
5.30pm: Power Flow Yoga
La Selva is located in Positano, Italy, but only reachable by foot. We will help arrange a private car service from either Napoli train station or Napoli airport the day of the retreat, July 29 to get you to as close to the facility as possible (15-20 minute hike down from drop-off in Montepertuso).
Please arrange arrival to either Napoli train station or airport by 12pm for pick-up. We will arrange for your luggage to be carried up to La Selva so you will not need to carry it up or down the mountain! All info, instructions, packing list will be provided so you have nothing to worry about!