Yoga & Dance Retreat
Sardinia Island (Italy)
17-23 October 2021
Join Imken for a special week of transformation and fun with yoga, dance and meditation in a luxury villa with private swimming pool and panoramic views of Badesi’s pristine white sandy beaches.
We'll be enjoying outdoors Yoga along the pool and ocean, free movement, meditation, dance, breath work, silent time, you time, group and fun time, twice daily healthy Mediterranean style food freshly made for us by a private chef, plenty of pool and ocean time, excursions to nearby beaches, stunning Capo di Testa Peninsular with it's unique rock formations, and Santa Teresa town with it's 'queen of beaches' Reine di Bianca.
It's an all in package and all you have to do is get yourself to the venue and relax!
Peaceful and akin to paradise, the little fishing village of Badesi lies at the border of the Anglona and Gallura areas of north Sardinia. Characterised by pristine white sand beaches that spread for kilometers, Badesi is a picturesque hamlet that seems to have leaped out of a water color painting entitled “Mediterranean Bliss”.
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.
The private villa is situated on ‘Li Junchi’ beach, a 1km long sandy beach, immersed in nature, and less than 10 minutes by car to Badesi village, and a pleasant car ride of around 80 km from both Oblia and Alghero airport.
The villa houses 14 people comfortably, with five twin bedrooms all with private bathroom, and a sixth large bedroom with 4 bunk beds, also with private bathroom.
"I really appreciated your generous commitment to provide each of us with a variety of tools to use in our practice. This was more than a yoga experience: a joint exploration, a precious human and spiritual encounter shared by women from all horizons. Thank you again for all this."
A talented local chef will prepare Sardinian cuisine for us twice a day which will be mainly vegetarian with a vegan option.
Muesli, fruits, snacks, tea and water will be available throughout the day.
There will be a relaxed welcome session at around 4:30pm on arrival day. The remaining days we will have two yoga classes per day with one afternoon off .
In all of the 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. And of course, all classes are optional.
The rest of the time will be free to do as we please. Explore the beach, enjoy a massage therapy session with Anne, venture out to the surrounding villages or simply read a book by the pool side...
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.
€1200 per person in a shared quadruple room
€1350 per person in a shared twin room
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