October 15 – 22, 2022, with Tama Soble
in association with Merit Travel
From $2195 (not including transportation)
Between Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni, the retreat centre is accessible by plane or train from Rome or Naples, is 40 minutes by car from Brindisi and one hour from Bari (www.larosadei4venti.org).
La Rosa dei 4 Venti
The main building at La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a lovingly restored masseria (typical Puglian farmhouse) surrounded by nature in magical countryside. The farmhouse is nestled on a hillside with a panoramic view of the Itria Valley, on 15 hectares of land full of hundred-year-old oak, olive and fruit trees, lavender, rose gardens, pure air, and sunshine.
The guest rooms are detached trullies (traditional Puglian dwellings with cone shaped roofs), restored using original stone from the valley. They are spacious and breezy.
There is an indoor wood-floor Yoga practice hall converted from a stable. Guests can lounge by the pool situated among the trees, relax in a spacious solarium that has a spectacular view of the valley or stroll in a private forest. The beautiful Puglian sea offers glorious beaches for relaxation and regeneration.
The kitchen serves homestyle Puglian vegetarian food featuring locally sourced vegetables and fresh fruits, olive oil, cheese and wine made following ancient and healthy traditions. Yoga instruction will be offered each morning before breakfast and in the evenings before dinner.
Please visit www.larosadei4venti.org for information and photos of this unusual retreat destination in a culturally unique and little known area of Italy.
“My images of La Rosa are sweet– the wildflowers, the donkeys, cows and sheep and the soft greens of the landscapes. It was a very special week for me and I like to think it won’t be the last time. Thanks so much for your generous teaching which always left me feeling so alive and well.” Sandra Campbell
Excursions can be arranged through the retreat centre to the stunning white hillside town of Ostuni, to the Unesco World Heritage site of Matera, a town with Paleolithic origins cut out of a rock ravine cave with churches and houses still intact and to the seaside for swimming and strolling along the beach. Combining this yoga retreat with a longer stay in Italy will make for an exciting and culturally enriching holiday.
Tama Soble has been studying, practising and teaching yoga for over 30 years. She co-owns and co-directs Esther Myers Yoga Studio and conducts classes, workshops, Teacher Training, and retreats at her home studio in Toronto, Canada, and internationally.
“Your (retreat) surpassed all my expectations …”read more from a participant on the Italy Retreat. Barbara Watt
October 15 – 22, 2022
*Please note the retreat begins in Italy at 5:00pm on October 15. Travellers from North America must depart on October 13 or earlier and can return on October 23 or later.
Your payment is separated into two parts. The $700 Studio payment for twice daily yoga and instructor expenses is due now. For room assignments and more information, please contact Tama Soble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation and Meals
Please register with the Studio, then contact Joseph Machado at Merit Travel (email@example.com, 416 345-9726 x5319, 111 Peter Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #50017680) to make your accommodation and meal payment. In your communication with Joseph, please indicate the name and date of the Retreat.
The following prices include 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner: 2 sharing/$1495 (pp), Single $1995.
Merit Travel cannot guarantee roommates for those without. If you request double, you must be prepared to upgrade to single at the higher rate.
All prices listed are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes and agent’s fees.
Flights can be booked with Joseph Machado at Merit Travel, through your own travel agent or on the web.
Please note the retreat begins in Italy on October 15 – North Americans must leave October 13 or earlier and can return October 23 or later.
Flights and land transportation to and from La Rosa dei 4 Venti (transfers will be arranged), excursions, lunches when on excursion, gratuities.
If you must cancel your trip, we will refund the Studio payment upon receipt of written notice, according to the following timelines:
– More than 120 days prior to departure date, 50% refund
– Fewer than 120 days prior to departure date, no refund
Cancellation policies for transportation, accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel. The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals.