About Masseria della Zingara
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.
The daily programme
Join Lara for five days 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 will begin with meditation in the light and airy yoga space and an asana class to align the body and the breath. After the morning session breakfast will be served on the terrace. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class to delve deeper into the postures.
Things to do
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. We guarantee you will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.
Accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria
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 and bedding are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet and wash basin nearby.
Prices include airport transfers for a designated flight to Bari, your accommodation, two yoga classes per day and use of the pool and bicycles. Meals are also included. Breakfast and a light lunch each day, unlimited drinks and dinner on three evenings. Plus transport on two evenings to and from local towns (where you buy your own dinner).
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
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. Lara's yoga is so inspiring, nurturing and restorative it created a unique spirit amongst the group and we were all challenged and supported to develop in a way we never had before (both on and off the mat). It's a beautiful location and the food was delicious. All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.Tanya
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
Lara was as ever fantastic and truly dedicated, really using all the time to fit in practice and meditation. Also thank you for your support when I was booking. Conversations I had reassured me and gave me confidence to book.Kathy
We had a wonderful time in Puglia, thank you. The resort was stunning, the host Jan 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!Sarah
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
I had such a wonderful week thank you - Lara was an incredible teacher. I loved my introduction to Scaravelli yoga and her enthusiastic, energetic approach. The focus on pranayama and meditation was also excellent, as they often get forgotten for the asana and are such a crucial part of the practice.Connie
I have been on several yoga holidays and this was one of the best, Lara is an inspirational teacher, I have never known someone put so much work and effort into the week. Her preparation and teaching were first class and her passion for yoga shines out and she is a lovely person. The accommodation was top class and the location magic.Rachel
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A luxury yoga holiday in Puglia, Italy, 17 - 22 June 2019
£875 single accommodation
£725 twin or double sharing (en suite) accommodation
£675 twin or double sharing (shared bathroom) accommodation
£475 camping pitch - with tent and bedding supplied (use of communal shower, toilet and wash-basin facilities)
All prices are per person
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 will offered for recommended flights to Bari.
17th June, BA departs Gatwick 07.20, arrives Bari 11.10
17th June, Ryanair departs Stansted 17.40, arrives Bari 21.20
22nd June, BA departs Bari 11.15, arrives Gatwick 13.10
22nd June, Ryanair departs Bari 21.00, arrives Stansted 22.55
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.