Nature & Wellness: Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Calabria

In April, May, and September, Travel Calabria offers the Nature & Wellness Tour, which is an 8 day / 7 night yoga and meditation retreat that also incorporates hiking and delicious experiences with local cuisine.

Nature & Wellness - Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Calabria - Travel Calabria

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival at Lamezia Terme airport and transfer to the medieval village of Badolato. Welcome drink and presentation of the program of the week. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – 8:45 Yoga, 10:30 Brunch, 13:00 Transfer to the beach. Relaxing time, 17:00 Walking along the beach,  17:30 Yoga on the beach,  18:30 Transfer back to Badolato. 20:00 Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3  –  8:45  Yoga, 9:45  Breakfast,  11:00 Guided tour in Badolato, 12:30  Light lunch, 14:00  Walking to the “Goatway,” 15:00 Transfer to the beach from Cucosia, 17:00 Yoga on the beach and relaxing time – 18:30 Transfer back to Badolato. 20:00  Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 –  7:00 Yoga and meditation. 8:15 Caffè and a cornetto at local bar. 08:45 Transfer to Soverato by minivan or bus for the open-air market. Freetime in Soverato and possibilities to walk or swim along the beach, 12:00 Lunch at local restaurant, 13:30 Transfer to Pietragrande, 16:00 Transfer back to Convento Santa Maria degli Angeli and guided tour at “Mondo X Community,” 18:30 Wine tasting and dinner at Cirimingiano, 20:00. Transfer back to your accommodation.

Day 5 – 7:00 Walking along the country pathways to the ancient olive grove (ca 45min), 8:00 Yoga and a short meditation, 9:00 Brunch and walking back to Badolato, 13:00 Transfer to the beach from the piazza, 15:30 Yoga on the beach and relaxing time, 18:00 Transfer back to Badolato and dinner at a local farmhouse. Return to you accommodation and overnight.

Day 6 – 7:00 Yoga, 8:30 Breakfast, 10:00 Walking to Santa Caterina (3 hours) – Packed lunch of typical Calabrian food, 13:30 Transfer to the beach, 14:00 Stretching yoga, 17.30  Transfer back from the beach, 18:00  Visit at a private collection of paintings at Cecile’s house, 19:30  Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – 07.30  Walking to the Church of “Santa Maria della Sanità” – Yoga/Qi gong in the park, 9:30 Brunch in rural house, 11.00 Walking to the beach from the church, 16:30 Yoga on the beach and relaxing time, 18:00 Transfer from the beach, 20:00 Farewell dinner in a typical wine cellar with music by local artist.

Day 8 – Breakfast, check out, transfer to Lamezia Terme airport and end of our services.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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Recipes

 

Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake