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Summer Retreat: Yoga of Bliss
with Francesca Maria Salerno

17th - 23rd June 2023


About the Retreat

A whole week together in a magical place in PUGLIA, near Cisternino, the sea, the food, the sun, and the integrated Sattva practice to absorb the heat, the summer and experience deep states of Joy together, celebrate and spend a week's vacation and yoga together.

We will wake up to synchronize with the rhythm of the sun and the sunset, practicing the powerful practices of Himalayan Sattva Yoga: breathing, kundalini practices, Himalayan kriya, mantra, and movement to regain luminosity and prepare for the transition to summer.

As a group we will share experiences together, from Bakti mantri chanting, to sharing and rituals to awaken our nature.

Sea, walks, visits to special and magical places in Puglia are included in our week of rebirth and celebration.


More  About Francesca

Master Teacher Sattva, Yoga and Meditation, Psychologist, Mindfulness Trainer, Himalayan Kriya and Kundalaini, founder of Sattva Yoga Rome, retreat leader.

After about 15 years of studies in Western psychology, symbology, psychoanalysis, research, practice of kundalini yoga, he finally gets to know the ancient Vedic culture and the study of yoga and meditation as tools for expanding consciousness, self-knowledge that leads to liberation and celebration.

Francesca is also a Jyotish astrologer, the science of light sister of yoga and aryuveda and studies the influences of the planets on our lives and on soul characteristics.

Francesca will lead you in this one-week Yoga experience with joy and passion supported by the Sattva Yoga Rome Team.

What's included?

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Himalayan Sattva Yoga: breathing, kundalini practices, Himalayan kriya, mantra, and movement

  • 2 delicious plant based meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner

  • Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit

  • Wi fi internet connection

What's not included?

  • Flights and transport  (Yogapulia can organise local taxis and airport transfers) 

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Optional extras (can booked on the retreat) 

  • Massages by experienced local therapists

Accommodation and Facilities

Our retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.  


Accommodation consists of six twin rooms  and one double room all with private ensuite bathroom. All rooms have been renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, to create a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard provides the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.


Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.

Food plays a central role in both our yoga practice and life. We believe food should be varied, unprocessed and nourishing to promote energy and wellbeing. The food we serve is predominantly plant based with some vegetarian options.  All produce we source and grow at YogApulia is local, seasonal and organic wherever possible. 

Refreshments are also available throughout the day and include tea, coffee, water & fruit.

The international airport at Brindisi is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minutes drive. Hiring a car in Puglia is relatively inexpensive and provides a great way to explore the surrounding countryside, local historical towns and beaches. Both Bari and Brindisi airports have a large selection of hire car companies including Avis and Hertz. It is recommended to book a car before your arrival. Alternatively, we can arrange a taxi to collect you on your arrival.

For bookings and enquiries

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