May 9th - 16th, 2020, join Krista for an unforgettable trip to Sicily. When you arrive you step back in time and experience a culture rich in history. During this "Sacred Roots Retreat" you will connect back to earth, slow down and enjoy every second of time. From walking the ancient cobble stone streets, connecting with others, and moving through grounding yoga practices for body and soul you will nourish yourself from the inside out and outside in.
Leading you on retreat... Krista Bonura has been teaching and sharing the practice of yoga and meditation for over ten years. After teaching at top yoga studios in Manhattan, Krista followed her intuition, it was time to slow down and connect with nature. This led her to Colorado. Her background in movement studies, meditation and love for teaching makes her classes accessible to all levels of practitioners. She feels personal exploration and transformation are not to be done alone but celebrated and enjoyed together. Sicily holds a special place in Krista's heart as her family is from the small town of Palermo, Sicily. Krista has ventured to Sicily before and has found deep rich connection in both the people and the land, and cannot wait to share these experiences with the group.
Bonjourno! Located on the southeast island of Sicily we journey to Noto. Minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, you will be welcomed at La Masseria Danena Sicily, a restored 19th century farm house. Together we will enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and meals. Venture on a scenic boat trip, wine tasting at a local vineyard, a cheese making class, and day trips to picturesque Sicilian towns and beaches.
Danena Sicily is a one-hour drive south from Catania airport, on the island’s east coast.
Set in amongst olive groves, on a country lane away from noise and neighbors, just 15 minutes south from the unspoiled World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centers. A 15-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a heaven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches.
The Yoga studio is a beautifully restored pitch roof barn equipped with all yoga props. Enjoy the fresh water infinity pool, loads of different patios and living spaces to reside in and simply relax. There is plenty to do, walking through plantations of almonds, olives and watermelons fields or cycling on trails amongst the groves, booking a massage from one of the recommended therapists, swimming in the magical pool and of course going to the wonderful beaches or sicilian historical towns all around us.
A beautiful setting close to nature that helps you unwind and rejuvenate. The best part about this retreat is that you are invited to participate and not participate in any of the offerings. If there is a morning you would like to sleep in and enjoy dreams of olive groves, please do! Or you can join all the yoga classes, group coaching, and meditation that you would like. In order to settle into a grounded place we must acknowledge the intuitive needs within, this is why we retreat. For a video of your accommodations and surrounding area scroll to the bottom.
Twin Room Shared (Two beds)- $2500 per person
Queen Bed Shared (Shared Bath) - $2700 per person
Queen Room (Shared Bath) - $3000 for single occupancy
King Room Shared (Private Bath) - $3200 per person sharing
King Room (Private Bath) - $3500 for single occupancy
Book before January 1st, 2020 and receive $100 off! Please consider all rooms are on a first come first serve basis. Rooms can only be held with a non-refundable deposit of $600 USD. The remaining balance is due no later than March 1st, 2020.
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Details & General Info
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Seven night stay at Danena, restored 19th century farm house
Shuttle/car to and from airport
Daily teas/fruits, brunch + dinner prepared by in-house chef
Group transportation to excursions
Day trip to the village of Noto
Trip to Vendicari Nature Reserve + Beach
Wine tasting at a local vineyard
Ricotta cheese making class
Boat trip on the mediterranean sea
Five yoga classes plus two workshop asana classes
Meditation / Yoga Nidra
Two private life coaching gatherings
Meals outside of the house (approximately one lunch and one dinner)
Traveler's insurance is not included and highly recommended, There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. You must acquire a basic travel insurance that will protect you for the full amount paid due to cancellation reasons covered by the policy, such as severe weather or illness
Tips + Gratuity
Alcohol (minus the group wine tasting)
Cancellation and Refund Policy: All retreat deposits are non refundable and can be used towards a future retreat solely guided by Krista. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the retreat receive a full refund minus the deposit. Cancellations made within 60 days of the retreat will receive no refund. By submitting your deposit you are agreeing to these conditions.