sicily, italy

June 25 - July 1, 2017

Sunday to Saturday

Golden Buddha Yoga and Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School have come together to create a Once-In-A-Lifetime adventure in the heart of Sicily! We will discover a magical culture of incredible cuisine both in the kitchen and about town, while discovering intimate parts of our Spirit through yoga! Yoga means ‘union’ and its core is about finding the balance and harmony in our bodies and minds. What better way to explore this balance than to enjoy the celebration of indulging along with the structure of a daily yoga practice? We look forward to seeing you in the sunny fields of Sicily!

 

Who: Golden Buddha Yoga Retreats and Soulful Explorations are international adventures that are created to accommodate and celebrate the cultures that we visit, and the body that we’re in! This retreat is open and available to anyone open to inquiring into their tastebuds and infinite Self! 

 

Where:

The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking Experience, with field trips to surrounding areas

 

Cost: 

All-inclusive:  $3,400 USD per person

 

The price covers the cost for 6 nights (lodging (shared accomodations) with all meals, including a farewell dinner, and drinks) and 7 days of Yoga instruction and 5 cooking lessons with trips to surrounding areas. Airfare to Sicily is not included.

 

 

Accommodation:

Accommodation is in charming rooms that are part of the 19th century Case Vecchie country home and cooking school. Beds have embroidered linen, old framed prints line the walls of the bedrooms, which are full of Sicilian rustic charm. Several rooms have sweeping views of the vineyard and gardens from the shuttered windows.   

 

Schedule:

 

Day 1—Saturday, October 1

- Arrive in the afternoon, settle into your accommodation and meet for an introductory yoga class before enjoying Sicilian aperitifs and a welcome dinner at Case Vecchie.

 

Day 2—Sunday, October 2

  • An early morning yoga class before breakfast, then enjoy some free time exploring the countryside or lounging in the garden pavillion.

  • At noon meet for an olive oil tasting and lunch.

  • Yoga class during the afternoon following by an abbreviated cooking lesson and dinner. 

 

Day 3—Monday, October 3

  • A late morning Yoga class followed by a fresh brunch. Then enjoy some free time for hiking and meditation outside.

  • Meet for a cooking lesson in the late afternoon followed by dinner.

 

Day 4—Tuesday, October 4

  • Early morning Yoga class before breakfast

  • At noon meet for a wine tasting of Tasca d'Almerita wines before lunch together

  • After a little siesta we will meet for another Yoga session before an abbreviated cooking lesson and dinner

 

Day 5—Wednesday, October 5

  • Enjoy an easy going morning and a late morning Yoga class followed by a brunch of freshly forage garden produce. Then enjoy some free time for hiking and meditation outside.

  • Meet for a cooking lesson in the late afternoon followed by dinner.

 

Day 6—Thursday, October 6

  • An early morning Yoga class before breakfast 

  • Visit to our local shepherd and cheesemaker Filippo Privitera, where we will watch traditional ricotta making and see the behind the scenes of Filippo’s pecorino aging. 

  • Return to Case Vecchie for lunch and a cheese tasting of freshly produced cheeses and aged cheeses.

  • In the afternoon, a Yoga class before meeting in the kitchen for a cooking lesson and dinner.

 

Day 7—Friday, October 7

  • An early morning Yoga class before breakfast at 9:00am followed by check out and goodbyes.

 

Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School & Estate  http://www.annatascalanza.com

 

The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking Experience is a farm-to-table cooking school located in Tasca d’Almerita’s 19th century wine estate in the beautiful, remote Sicilian countryside. 

 

 

*A $500 Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable deposit is required to save your spot*

Balance must be paid 30 days prior to start of retreat.

Also, please contact cailin@goldenbuddhayoga.com for further questions.

 

NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING, OR AFTER THE START DATE OF THE RETREAT.