Sardinia Yoga & Dance Retreat
Portobello di Gallura, Sardinia Island (Italy)
22 - 28 October 2023
Join Imken for a special week of transformation and fun with Yoga & free moves in a private villa in Portobello’s unspoiled nature reserve, right on the ocean. Secluded private gardens, infinity pool and 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 blissful nature reserve tucked away from the crowds on Sardinia's West Coast half an hour up from the Costa Smeralda.
Portobello is an oasis of calm with its white sandy beaches, beautiful rock formations and stunning turquoise ocean. Ancient pines and wild flowers line the coastal paths which are perfect for long walks.
The closest town is Santa Teresa Gallura which is 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, Somatic and Yin Yoga. Free moves are inspired by 5Rhythms, African, Jazz and Street Dance.
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 Simona Scarone, an experienced, kind and caring private vegetarian/vegan chef with a passion for healthy food and yoga.
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.
Sardinia 2019 | Lucy
Early bird till 22 October 2022
1550€ per person in a shared en-suite twin/double room
1750€ per person in the suite (1550€ shared by three)
1650€ per person in a shared en-suite twin/double room with private patio
Full Breakfast Brunch and Dinner
Muesli, fruits, snacks and drinks
throughout the day
Two daily yoga classes
Excursions to Santa Teresa and Capo Testa
Die Zeit im Retreat in Portobello war in so vieler Hinsicht ein Gewinn für uns.
Zunächst hat sich die Entschleunigung wunderbar angefühlt, die durch den ruhigen, klaren Ort mitten in der zauberhaften, sardinischen Frühlingsnatur, aber auch durch die sanften und von Imken so einfühlsam und professionell geführten Yogastunden, evoziert wurde.
Der Tagesablauf war von Imken in einem sehr angenehmen Rythmus von Aktivität, Free Floating, Ausruhen und Austausch komponiert und hat die Gruppe sehr angenehm durch die Woche geleitet.
Die Unterbrechung der Routine durch einen Ausflug nach Santa Teresa hat uns diese kleine, pittoreske Stadt, in der wir im Anschluss an den Aufenthalt in Portobello noch ein paar Tage verweilen sollten, ans Herz gelegt.
Ganz besonders hervorheben möchten wir die Tatsache, dass alle KursteilnehmerInnen zu einer Atmosphäre der gegenseitigen Wertschätzung beigetragen haben, die Selbsterfahrung möglich werden und Spaß nicht zu kurz kommen ließ.
Sardinia 2022 | Ulrike & Christian
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