Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with with Shira Hess

27th April - 4th May 2019

About the Retreat

Join  Shira Hess from Reset Retreats for a week of Vinyasa yoga.


Shira will lead you through two workshops a day. In the morning, a more dynamic practice, with time to really get into more advanced asana and in the evening, restorative yoga, meditation as well as pranayama and mantra.


What's included?

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • 2 delicious vegetarian/vegan 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

  • 6 mornings of  dynamic yoga

  • Restorative yoga

  • Meditation & pranayama

What's not included?

  • Flights

  • Transport to/from the retreat centre ( YogApulia can help organise local taxis, this will be an additional cost paid direct to the taxi driver)

  • Travel/medical insurance

  • Massages - available upon request at additional cost

More about Shira

Shira trained in Vinyasa Flow with Claire Missingham and her classes remain rooted in this powerful system that synchronises breath to movement. The practice is strong, but the pace is manageable so you will mindfully and sustainably nudge your comfort zone. She draws on the rich world of yoga philosophy and is inspired by Buddhist psychology; so although you are likely to get a bit sweaty, yoga’s physical aspect is not experienced in isolation.

Hands-on assists are an integral part of her classes and will help you access deeper forms of each pose. Pranayama (breath), mantra and mudra (hand gestures) are woven into the asanas (poses), so at the end, after savasana (relaxation) you will feel renewed and awakened.

Shira’s background is in producing dance and theatre. What she aims to create in her classes is what she looks for in a piece of choreography; sequences designed to take you on a complete journey, leaving you feeling sthira (steady and stable) and sukham (light and ease-filled).

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 seven twin/double bedrooms all with private ensuite bathrooms and AC for the hottest summer months. We are renovating all rooms to a high standard using locally sourced materials, and are aiming to create a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard will provide 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.

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. 

To book this retreat or for more information please email marking your email ITALY RETREAT 2019. Deposit scheme available until the end of 2018 - pay just £100 to secure your spot, with balance to be paid by February 2019.

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YogApulia Retreat Centre

Contrada Zaccano 5b,


72014 Cisternino 

BR, Italy


Tel: + 39 39131 35668

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