Sacred Spirituality Retreat: Return Home

Yoga is presence, connection, Earthing, breath. This Sicilian retreat offers the purest form of connection to our Earth, eating from what she produces during season, exploring ancient grounds and diving deeper into our yogic practice. Retreats are a time for exploration of self and Earth, Won’t you allow yourself this gift?

Nestled in the heart of the Madonie mountain park, a few miles from Gangi – “Most beautiful village in Italy” prize winner – and about 40km from the enchanting fishermen village of Cefalù, Sicilian Spirit hosts yoga and meditation retreats in a 17th century “Masseria”, wonderfully restored respecting her ancient feudal structure. Surrounded by the silence offered by its enclosed 25 hectares park, at 650 mts above the sea level, you will be able to walk for hours in the secret inner paths and in the hidden centuries-old oak forest, get lost in the labyrinth garden of the 18th century, explore the banks of our “private” river, meditate or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset in the terrace overlooking the mountains and the valley or just sunbathing and swimming in the infinity pool. Nestled in the heart of the Madonie mountain park, a few miles from Gangi – “Most beautiful village in Italy” prize winner – and about 40km from the enchanting fishermen village of Cefalù, Sicilian Spirit hosts yoga and meditation retreats in a 17th century “Masseria”, wonderfully restored respecting her ancient feudal structure. Surrounded by the silence offered by its enclosed 25 hectares park, at 650 mts above the sea level, you will be able to walk for hours in the secret inner paths and in the hidden centuries-old oak forest, get lost in the labyrinth garden of the 18th century, explore the banks of our “private” river, meditate or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset in the terrace overlooking the mountains and the valley or just sunbathing and swimming in the infinity pool. 

Located in the center of the Mediterranean, Sicily has always been a melting pot of culture, art and traditions and also the cradle of the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine. A bridge between the Arab world and the West, over the centuries the island has developed what is considered the most original among the Italian regional cuisines. It is based largely on the use and imaginative preparation of the extraordinary vegetables that grow on the Sicilian soil. Therefore it is already largely vegetarian, if not vegan, since the origins. From oranges to lemons, to basil, mint, capers, wild fennel, saffron, tomatoes and artichokes, everything contributes to create dishes that are unique for taste and nutritional properties.
Vegan, gluten free, without sugar preparation will always be present on the table. As well as herbal teas prepared with the medicinal plants of our garden, and fresh fruit juices. The retreat center follows an alcohol free policy.

What’s included?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cotton sheets and towel
  • One room clean during the week
  • 3 vegetarian / vegan buffet meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All locally sourced, fresh produce prepared with the very own products of the Masseria, a certified organic farm for 15 years
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (water, tea, coffee, juices)
  • Herbal teas and snacks during the day
  • 1 daily morning & Evening yoga class
  • 1 mindfulness session every day or Shamanic Journey & New Moon drumming circle
  • Use of a yoga mat, blocks and straps
  • Exclusive use of all yoga spaces, lounges, restaurant, swimming pool and communal areas and grounds
  • WIFI in the lounge area
  • Cooking lesson with chef
  • River swims, trekking, mushroom foraging

Not Included:

  • Taxis to/from, Flights. Excursions (city tours, volcanic hike, etc)

Sample Schedule

  • 8am Yoga, Hatha yoga fused with vinyasa flow
  • 9.30am Breakfast 
  • 10.30am Mindfulness session
  • 12pm Free time
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2pm Free time
  • 5pm Evening practice
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm Relaxing meditation

Please plan to fly into Catania airport (CTA)

Insurance & Liability

Please visit https://www.kacyharnedy.com/retreat-terms-conditions to review all terms, conditions and insurance requirements

Remaining room availability

Room in two room shared cottage and shared bath $2400 per person

(The cottages are large and private and have one bathroom each. There is one bedroom in the cottage that has a door and the second bedroom has a large curtain separator which maintains privacy.)

$500 deposit due at sign-up. Please make sure you have a bank account linked to Paypal for payments to avoid fees, All payments are non-refundable, full balance due 90 days before arrival (February 28th, 2021)