Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

I am inviting you on a Yoga Retreat in Sicily. We will stay in a bedroom villa nestled in the unspoiled town of Cianciana. Our private villa has been fully restored and renovated in a purist fashion retaining the original vaulted ceilings, stone walls, and inlaid flooring.

We will start our day with a delicious and nutritious Sicilian breakfast on our roof top balcony.

Breakfast will be cooked in our beautiful modern and fully equipped kitchen.

Breakfast will be followed by 60 minutes of CorYoga training.

After Yoga we will pack a lunch and tour the island, enjoying Sicily’s rolling hills, expansive beaches, lush olive groves, wineries and architecturally diverse and historied cities and towns including:

Agrigento, Catania, Cefalù, Messina, Palermo, Syracuse, Taormina, and Trapani.

After a fulfilling day on the road we will return to Cianciana for a glass of wine on our rooftop balcony.

And when we can’t take any more we will crawl into a queen size bed in one of the two elegant bedrooms.

For prices email: yoga@lesleysoldat.com

Sicily (/ˈsɪsɪli/ SISS-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja], Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana.

Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate.

The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC.[5][6] By around 750 BC, Sicily had three Phoenician and a dozen Greek colonies and, for the next 600 years, it was the site of the Sicilian Wars and the Punic Wars. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Sicily was ruled during the Early Middle Ages by the Vandals, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantine Empire, and the Emirate of Sicily. The Norman conquest of southern Italy led to the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily, which was subsequently ruled by the Hohenstaufen, the Capetian House of Anjou, Spain, the House of Habsburg, It was finally unified under the House of Bourbon with the Kingdom of Naples as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It became part of Italy in 1860 following the Expedition of the Thousand, a revolt led by Giuseppe Garibaldi during the Italian unification, and a plebiscite. Sicily was given status as an autonomous region after the Italian constitutional referendum of 1946.