About Masseria Montepaolo
Masseria Montepaolo is a 16th century farmhouse which has been lovingly restored as a small and charming agriturismo hotel set in the countryside of Puglia.
Set on a hilltop just outside of Conversano, overlooking the endless fields of olive, almond, cherry trees, prickly pears and Mediterranean scrub. The property has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. You may choose to 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 retreat offers not only yoga but the very best in Italian food. Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, Masseria Montepaolo 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.
The daily programme
Join Ceri for five days of revitalising yoga at the beautiful Masseria Montepaolo. 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 will begin with a flowing and dynamic asana class in the light and airy yoga space. After the morning session breakfast will be served in the courtyard. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class.
Things to do
Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks 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, take a trip to the beach or local towns. Boat trips and massage treatments can also be arranged for you. We guarantee you will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.
Accommodation & food
The accommodation at the Masseria is charming and comfortable. All of the rooms have en-suite facilities.
Traditional meals are also included, made from the freshest local ingredients. Breakfast and a light lunch each day and dinner on three evenings. Plus transport on two evenings to and from local towns (where you buy your own dinner).
Prices include airport transfers for a designated flight to Bari, your accommodation, two yoga classes per day and use of the pool.
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!Zoe
This was my first YOAS retreat and it did not disappoint. Ceri is a great yoga instructor who bought knowledge, humour, and calm to each session. As a group we formed amazing connections which made the whole experience an absolute joy. I'm still enjoying the relaxing and grounding benefits and would highly recommend Ceri and YOAS to anyone interested in a yoga retreat.Michelle
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.Kate
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.Sara
This is the third time I have gone on a YOAS yoga holiday and each time I have come back because of Ceri. A lovely setting, great food, a nice group of people, great yoga and walking in the countryside to boot. I came away feeling healthy, revived and beautifully calm and uplifted with a deep inner sense of joy. Pure indulgence. I love Ceri’s teaching style. Relaxed and positive, taking us on a journey and each time different - so I learn and build my confidence in my practice.Katja
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A yoga retreat in enchanting Puglia, Italy, 12 - 17 September 2022
£845 single accommodation (en-suite)
£725 twin or double sharing (en-suite)
All prices are per person
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
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 for the recommended flights to Bari as detailed below.
Monday 12 September, Easyjet, departs Gatwick 12.25 arrives Bari 16.15
Saturday 17 September, Easyjet departs Bari 13.00, arrives Gatwick 15.05
If you take the recommended flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfers are free. Otherwise transfers can be arranged but at a cost.