There are lots of retreats out there, and choosing the right one for you can take some time researching! So what do we offer, why should you pick us?
We have been organising retreats in the area for 3 years now, we are based here all year round, and we love this part od the world! We are a small non-profit association, comprising of one Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher and one Reiki Master and Holistic Therapist; we are not a big company shipping in different teachers each week, when you come on retreat with us, it’s us that you will get!! We prefer to work with smaller groups, of between 1 and 10 people, that way we can spend some time with each person offering individual mentoring and guidance. We never cancel our standard retreats because of low numbers, for us it is about quality and not quantity, we want our guests to completely relax and have time to reflect and re-centre, to press the pause button on the stresses of our modern world. So if you are looking for a yoga retreat which is all about excitement and thrills then we are not the choice for you and you should check out some of the other options out there!
Our focus is on internal peace and not external distractions. Having said that, this part of Sardinia; Ogliastra, which is often referred to as the “island within and island” offers the heart, soul and eyes an abundance of pleasures. It is sheltered away from the overcrowded tourist areas like Costa Smeralda, Olbia, Alghero & Cagliari and offers some of the best beaches on the island in our opinion! The east coast offers protection form the “Maestrale” winds that often batter the western coast, the sea is a transparent turquoise and, unlike Costa Smeralda, this area has miles and miles of sandy beaches. Cardedu & Bari Sardo beaches offer the opportunity to walk over 10km of beach without interuption! The area offers a diverse range of natural attractions; Mountains for walkers, mountain bikers and climbers, woodlands for nature lovers and explorers, beaches galore for sun worshippers. There are a wealth of activities from the scenic train trips to boat trips, diving, kayaking, climbing and horse riding, to name but a few! It is, perhaps, the perfect location for those needing an oasis of nature, calm and bliss, far away from all the modern glitz and constant barrage of materialistic pressures and demands of our modern western society.
There are plenty of opportunities here for hiking, mountain biking or rock climbing and immersing yourself in the tranquillity of nature in this unspoilt area of the world. Rural Sardinia has been hit particularly hard by the financial crisis and we try to promote and support the local area in any way we can. We partner with local hotels for our retreats and we promote local people providing optional excursions to our guests. So by choosing us for your retreats you are choosing to benefit this local community here in Ogliastra, Sardinia instead of a large corporation or external retreat supplier. We have lived here for 7 years now, all year round. We know the area, we know the people, we know all the little quiet spots to visit. We can offer knowledge of local spots to visit, local festivals and local excursion suppliers.
We spend our winters spreading holistic health to the communities in Ogliastra, offering Hatha Yoga courses and Individual Treatments, and in the summer we offer retreats to the wider global community, spreading our passion for Yoga, Mindfulness, Holistic Health and Ogliastra! We love to meet people from all over the world and share our love of this area, it’s people and traditions and because we live here, we have connections in the local communities that mean we can help support them in this global economic crisis by using local resources and suppliers instead of importing them. So come and see our little corner of paradise, explore it’s treasures and come and meet us; your guides to this stunning area of Sardinia for the week. Namaste, Billy & Alex