5-Day Yoga, Kitesurf, Surf and SUP Holiday Retreat in Sicily, Italy

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Yoga and Surfing Holiday Retreat in Sicily, Italy

Available during high season, mid season and even low season, this 5 day yoga and surfing retreat in Italy is a Yogis Club summer holiday favorite located just south of Sicily near the lovely sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo.  Hosted by Floripa Surf & Yoga House and perfect for all levels from beginners and intermediates to advanced practitioners, this yoga retreat holiday package features the best of all practices with daily yoga along with surfing, kite surfing, and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) for all of the water sports enthusiasts.  The daily retreat activities will be taught in English with Italian and Spanish also welcome and spoken for, too.

What’s included

  • 2 daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Beach tennis rackets
  • Beach beds and umbrellas
  • Breakfast buffet each morning
  • Beach-soccer balls and beach-volley court
  • Free use of beach beds, bicycles, skates, standup paddleboards, and Wi-Fi
  • Free use of kite boards for all the kitesurfers who bring their own equipment
  • Movie night in the veranda
  • Slack line and balance board
  • Table-soccer and flipper
  • Welcome dinner

Floripa Surf & Yoga House Yoga and Surf Retreat Program, Schedule, Activities, Workshops and FAQ’s

From Floripa Surf & Yoga House:

Two experienced yoga instructors will guide you to take your asana practice to the next level with 90 minutes of Vinyasa flow classes in the morning, optional workshops in the afternoon followed by lunar flows either at the forest near the center or at the beach depending on the weather, and Raja yoga sessions that include pranayama, japa mala meditation, Mudra Vinyasa, and yoga Nidra. Additionally, there is also the possibility of kitesurfing and surfing with the support of Floripa Surf & Yoga House’s beach club.

You will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and the stunning blue flag beach only a few steps away from the bed and breakfast which is mostly empty with the exception of August, when Italians have their summer holidays.

For those who love sightseeing, eight UNESCO World Heritage centers are located at easy reach from the bed and breakfast and can be visited easily by car. Enjoy the company of the other guests while you share delicious organic meals made fresh from the garden.

General daily schedule
08:30 – 10:00 Morning sadhana, generally consists of energizing Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga Vinyasa, or prana flow-inspired.
10:00 – 11:00 Buffet breakfast.
11:00 – 13:00 Free time, you can relax at the beach, practice water sports, explore the countryside by bicycle, visit some of the stunning UNESCO world heritage sites around the area, relax in the garden hydro-massage, or get a massage.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch buffet.
14:00 – 16:00 Free time.
16:00 – 18:00 Optional workshops, including workshops on inversions, arm balances, backbends, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and more (see more information below)
18:00 – 19:30 Evening sadhana, generally consists of lunar flow, Yin yoga, and meditation. Occasionally, these yoga classes are held at the beach or at a forest located near the center.
20:00 – 21:30 Dinner buffet
Optional workshops
Workshops are open for yogis who want to take their practice to the next level, and they are not included in the retreat price. If you wish to join, you are entitled to a 50% discount. Public price for workshops is usually 20 to 25 EUR.

Please kindly note that some variations might occur on the schedule listed above. Furthermore, the following books are recommended readings, Yoga & Ayurveda by Frawley and The Hearth of Yoga by Desikachar.

There is one opening circle every Saturday where the theme for the week is illustrated. This may vary depending on the season or time of the month, but in general, it links together Ayurvedic understanding of the cosmology of body with movement meditation and inner arts of yoga. Even though so, it is okay if your travel plan does not allow you to arrive on Saturday, as the teachers will be happy to answer all your questions and concerns.

Enjoy discounts on beach activities
By taking part in this retreat, you are entitled to discounts on beach activities:

Surf lessons cost 40,00 EUR for one person, 35,00 EUR for two persons, and 30,00 EUR for three persons. Also, you don’t have to pay any extra for the surf trip in other spots, saving 15 EUR this way.
After the first lesson, or if you can already surf, you can use the surfboards for free for one hour every day
Kite surfing courses cost 300 EUR for eight hours instead of six hours.
SUP lesson can be booked for 15 EUR minimum four people. And you can use the SUPs for free for one hour every day.
FAQs
Are children welcome?
At Floripa Surf & Yoga House, we try to create a climate where our guests can feel part of a group that share common interests and passions. If you are a like-minded family then you are really welcomed at Floripa Surf & Yoga House!

What’s the average age of the guests at Floripa?
The average age of Floripa Surf & Yoga House’s guests depends on the time of the year, but in general it ranges around 30-45 years old, though we often have younger and older people coming over. We are impressed by how easy it is for our guests to find common grounds for conversations and spending the time together, everybody is very easygoing.

I am a solo traveler, will it be easy to meet people?
Yes! It will be extremely easy! Most of our guests come around on their own, and even our staff members (and dogs) are super friendly, so you will not feel lonely!

Are the water-sports compulsory?
Not at all! Some of our guests just enjoy the yoga classes and relaxing at the beach, or vising some of the stunning UNESCO sights nearby.

What about kitesurf? Is it a sport for everyone?
Kitesurf is a water sport that uses the strength of wind. Our spot is quite easy, a long and free beach with flat water; in addition, the wind is normally side on shore, so perfect to learn! Everybody can try it, as you don’t need previous specific preparation. If you just want to give it a try, we recommend to do two hours and see how it goes (price is 50 EUR euros per hour). If you are committed to learn it, you can attend a beginner course (from 6 to 9 hours) at our school, or just rent the equipment if you are already able to ride the wind!

Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
No, you can leave your mats at home! In our shalas we provide all you need to attend the yoga class! Blocks, yoga mats, pillows and so on.

I’m a beginner at yoga/ I am advanced/ I am pregnant, will I be able to enjoy the classes?
In the morning we generally teach a dynamic style of flow yoga- it can be Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Prana flow; all levels are welcomed since the teachers give variations according to everybody’s capacities. In the afternoon session we usually teach yin-yoga or a gentle flow, these classes are slower and deep, and are usually followed by a meditation session. Sometimes we do the afternoon classes at the beach or in the little forest close to the B&B. If you are pregnant, or you have a special condition, you will be able for sure to follow the afternoon classes, while you might need to slow down and pause during the morning classes.

Do I need to bring cash?
Yes. All water sports, massages and transfers need to be paid by cash. Also we recommend to bring some cash for expenses outside of the B&B, as in Sicily most places only accept cash.

Meet the Floripa Surf & Yoga House Instructors

Ameriga Giannone
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Ameriga’s classes are a blend of Ashtanga elements into a Vinyasa flow style practice, with emphasis on playfulness, breathe work, and compassionate adjustments. She will offer several variations for most poses, which is why the classes are suited for both beginner and more advanced levels. When she is not teaching, she travels the world to study yoga and follows her teachers, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Simon Borg-Olivier.
Sofia Soori
Sofia started practicing yoga at a young age and has explored Bikram, Yin, and Hatha before falling in love with the flow of Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. After graduating from school, she went to India to deepen her knowledge of Ashtanga yoga and to become a yoga teacher. She has been teaching ever since. She recently continued her yoga studies with Sharath Jois at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. In Sofia’s teaching, you will find a lot of playfulness and also a focus on alignment, strength, and technique in each position.
Stacie Bronson
Stacie Bronson is a vegan yoga teacher, self-published author, tarot reader, and Reiki healer. She uses these transformational tools to help people make better choices that will positively impact their life decisions and inspire them to find their true purpose. She speaks English, Italian and German and currently lives between Berlin, Germany and Modica, Sicily with her husband.

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Accommodations and Costs for the 5 Days Kitesurf, Surf, SUP, and Yoga Holiday in Sicily, Italy

Retreat Accommodations

From Floripa Kite Surf & Yoga House:

During this yoga holidays, you will be staying in Floripa Kite Surf & Yoga House. The team of Floripa Surf & Yoga House believes in living a healthy life in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea, and you will see this reflected in your rooms, the gardens, meals, and the service to you. The bed and breakfast is run by Ameriga, the main yoga teacher, and Ettore, who runs the kitesurfing school, with the help of a team of friends that have been enjoying working together for several years.

Many guests have become friends and keep on coming back every season, which creates a a beautiful familiar atmosphere. Do not worry if you are traveling by yourself because at Floripa is very easy to make friends with other guests and also with the staff and the dogs.

The bed and breakfast is located 30 meters away from the sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo. The stunning beach is 13 kilometers long and was awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters. It is the ideal place to relax and have a deep contact with the sea and the elements.

Accommodation can be in private room, shared room for two to five persons, or suite room with private veranda. The bed and breakfast is composed of three houses surrounded by a lush garden. All the rooms have been designed for your comfort and relaxation with modern simplicity and color. With hot and cold air conditioning, television, refrigerator, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi, you will have all the benefits of a hotel with the warmth and freedom that only a bed and breakfast can give you.

Our shared room can host up to 5 persons, with one ensuite bathroom. Generally most of the guests that book it are female travellers, but occasionally some guy has booked it too. While at times it can be very quiet, sometimes all the beds are booked. There is an extra bathroom on the groundfloor that the guests can use, and hot outside showers. It’s a great alternative if you are travelling on a tight budget and would love to be in the good company of other people that share the same passion for yoga and surf lifestyle! If you know you have a snoring problem, or are a light sleeper, then we would recommend a single room.

Retreat Costs

  • 1 person (shared room)
    $377 USD
  • 1 person (private room)
    $503 USD
  • 2 persons (double room)
    $726 USD

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