Portobello di Gallura, Sardinia Island (Italy)
08-14 May 2022
Join me for a special week of transformation and fun with Yoga & free moves in a private villa in Portobello’s unspoiled nature reserve. Secluded gardens, infinity pool and ocean panoramic views.
Sounds of the ocean and tranquility are our all-day pleasure on this Yoga retreat where we will make new friends and get in some important you time whilst relaxing, swimming, doing absolutely nothing or exploring the beautiful flora and fauna, rocky cliffs, neighbouring villages and a vast variety of stunning nearby beaches...
Our villa is situated in Portobello di Gallura, a nature reserve tucked away from the crowds on Sardinia's West Coast half an hour up from the Costa Smeralda.
Portobello and it's neighbouring region sport a great variety of white sandy beaches with it's stunning turquoise blue ocean and crystal clear waters. Old pine tree forests often line the sea shore. Closest town is Santa Teresa Gallura. A cute relaxed little town with one of the most stunning beaches 'Reine Bianca' (Queen of white sand), which we'll also visit.
Thank you so much for this beautiful and blissful heart, belly and soul retreat like a wise Buddha you have guided us through powerful, gentle and touching yoga sessions. ‘While still in the cage of your being behold the spirit bird before it flies away’. - Rumi.
There will be a relaxed intro and yoga class at 4pm on arrival day. The remaining days we will have two yoga classes per day with one afternoon off.
Gently invigorating classes to free energies and mind, bring focus, exercise and open the body. Yoga is inspired by Hatha, Sama and Yin Yoga. Free moves are inspired by jazz, street, african and five rhythms.
Beginners and advanced practitioners are equally welcome. All classes we will take care of individual needs and give space for the less experienced to be able to explore postures peacefully and at the level appropriate.
Thai Massage and Shiatsu privates are available on request.
"I liked everything, our teacher went to great lengths to communicate with us well before our arrival, in order to facilitate all the practical aspects of the trip. Car-sharing proposals, advice on car rental, list of things to do to deal with all weather eventualities. The place was absolutely beautiful, the rooms very comfortable. The perfect weather. The young couple who cooked for us (Lili and Rami) cooked varied and delicious vegetarian dishes whose presentation was worthy of that of a four star hotel. I really liked the enthusiasm and personality of Imken Donde, our teacher. From the start, she took great care in creating links between participants. Her classes were a real pleasure, very informative and varied."
Sardinia 2021 Retreat Guest
Our private villa is a short stroll to the ocean and it's first sandy beach Baya del Amore.
The villa has 7 gorgeous bedrooms (double or twins), all ensuite with outdoor access and ocean views. There is a large living room and kitchen and ample outdoor space with a decked infinity pool and sprawling terraced garden.
%Mats, blankets and blocks are there.
Delicious and nourishing meals will be lovingly prepared twice a day by an experienced, private vegetarian/vegan chef with a passion for healthy food.
Muesli, fruits, snacks, tea and water will be available throughout the day.
I’ve never been on a retreat before, never put down my emails for that long before or dedicated that time to myself. It was far more than I expected. Imken is like a beacon of smiling light she radiates positivity and care, the sessions were incredibly unique and tailored to suit individual needs. The location is absolutely stunning; unspoiled Mediterranean beauty at its best. Such a direct experience with yoga and meditation in nature was incredibly healing. The group was small and of all different backgrounds and levels of yoga (mine being just notions). The food was so delicious - I barely noticed I was vegetarian for the duration. Seriously highly recommend.
€1350 per person in a shared twin room
€1550 per person in the suite
Full Breakfast Brunch and Dinner
Muesli, fruits, snacks and drinks
throughout the day
Two daily yoga classes
Excursions to Santa Teresa and Capo Testa
We are happy to provide further venue photos and any other information you might require, and very much look forward to spent time retreating with you!
Imken & Team