WELCOME TO OUR CENTRE
YogApulia is a boutique retreat centre exclusively for yoga and meditation practice, set up and run by dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioners Mark & Nicola. Our intention is to create an intimate space in tune with the natural rhythm of nature where guests can escape from the demands of the modern world to deepen their practice in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Valle d’Itria in Apulia, Southern Italy.
We look to incorporate the fundamental principles of yoga into everything we do, including living sustainably with nature and the seasons and giving back to the community around us.
Accommodation & 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 bedrooms and one double bedroom all with private ensuite bathrooms. We have renovated all rooms 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.
Delicious, Nutritious Food
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 at YogApulia is predominantly plant based with some vegetarian options. We are very fortunate to work with two amazing chefs who bring their passion and love for healthy, tasty food.
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.
Sustainability at YogApulia
At YogApulia we passionately care about nature and the environment. The food we serve is largely plant based with a few vegetarian options reflecting our concern for the welfare of animals. We are also trying to reduce our overall impact on the environment and we have recently started to implement some permaculture initiatives.
We still have a long way to go but we will continue to make improvements as we grow and learn more about how we can better harness the beautiful natural world around us.
Read more about some of our sustainability initiatives
What is a Trullo?
A trullo (plural, trulli) is a unique architectural building, made out of rough stone quarried locally and built in an overlapping way without using any mortar but just simple know how and tools. The structure is composed of walls up to one metre wide, above which a conic roof rises, covered with “chiancarelle” – large narrow stone slabs positioned in a circular fashion.
This type of construction keeps the interior cool during the summer and warm in the winter.