Ischia – Italy

Ischia, Italy

Casa Benedetto is situated in a cobbled side street in charming Succhivo, a small village. It is close to famous St’Angelo with its picturesque narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques – you may either walk there or take the bus from the nearby bus stop. It is also close to the Thermal Gardens (5 – 10 minutes walk) where you can relax in the hot thermal springs and have beauty treatments and massages.

The venue has a small garden with kiwi vines, flowers and lemon trees. To one side is a small vineyard. The upstairs terrace looks out across the roof-tops to the sea.

Yoga & Wellbeing

2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.
Enjoy my daily morning Hatha session, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day.
Evening yin sessions shall unwind with more restorative & relaxing practice that will focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple meditation technique’s that will help to create a calm, creative and peaceful state of mind.
Evening Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation.

Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner on 6 nights and Yoga sessionsNot Included : Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch, snaks, one dinner , bottled water, tea and coffee and excursions.
Flights & TransfersYou will need a fight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.Group transfers are 40 euros per person each way ( including the ferry ) payable locally. The transfer, including the ferry will take between two and a half hours.This is our new venue on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia; we have chosen this venue specifically for its location, to allow you the delights of this part of the island at an affordable price.
Five minutes walk downhill is the small beach ‘Cava Grado’. Like the majority of beaches on the island it is at the bottom of the cliff, with steps leading down. Please talk to us if you have mobility issues.Close by is the famous Sorgeto Bay, with its thermal hot springs coming from the seabed at a temperature of 90c degrees. A bus pass for the island is less than 15 euros per week and the buses are very frequent, circling the coast in both directions until late in the evening. Perfect for those of you who love to get out and about.Please note that this is a family run guest house, not a purpose built yoga venue.Here are a few benefits I experienced whilst attending a Yoga Retreat as a student:You take your yoga practice onto the next level, on retreat you practice twice daily , which will ensure your progress and you can experience the daily positive effects,
Experiencing the unknown is an amazing way to grow and learn, You will (actually) meditate on retreat as you have extended free time and it often feels more natural to breathe deeply and to be in the present moment. It is the perfect opportunity to un-plug and set yourself a challenge, one of my favourite things about retreat is turning off my phone!
A retreat provides you with the time to relax completely and de-stress, listen to your body and rest. Delicious, healthy, homemade local cuisine, made with locally grown fresh produce and lots of love by the resident chefs. An opportunity to make new friends from different parts of the globe, the majority of retreats I have done I travelled alone, which I highly recommend as it is so enlightening, 
A retreat gives you time to reflect and appreciate home, a week in paradise will make you feel happier, healthier and completely re-energised and I often return home feeling grateful and a refreshed appreciation for life. 

Lastly You deserve it, the key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen one of my favourite inspirational quotes “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Life the life you imagined” Thoreau.

To reserve your place, or for any further information please contact :

The Free Spirit Travel office : 01273 564230
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