YOGA AND SAILING IN SICILY AND MALTA
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A Mediterranean adventure: discover the beauty of the Sicilian and Maltese coasts! In a week immerse yourself in two countries, hundreds of years of history, blue Mediterranean sea, amazing food and wines and … yoga on the beach every day! Read why we recommend beach yoga.

And have a look at pictures of our skippers on our Facebook page!

TEACHER: Ameriga Giannone. Ameriga's classes are a blend of Ashtanga elements into a Vinyasa flow style practice, with emphasis on playfulness, breathe work, and compassionate adjustments. She will offer several variations for most poses, which is why the classes are suited for both beginner and more advanced levels. When she is not teaching, she travels the world to study yoga and follows her teachers, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Simon Borg-Olivier.

Dates

We can organize a week or just a weekend for you and your friends, minimum 4, and we can sail every Saturday from April till the end of October 2017!!

Saturday
- 1.00pm Airport private transfer service collects you from Catania or (even closer) Comiso airports. Transfer to Marina di Ragusa where the yacht is moored.
- 5.00pm Welcome Meeting with Yoga Instructor and organizers + info about activities
- At 7.30pm A delicious, vegetarian Welcome dinner & early night if you need to recover from an early start/flight
- Night tour of the Baroque town of Ragusa Ibla

Sunday
- 1.00am Starting sailing overnight and waking up near Malta!!! Awake to a refreshing, cleansing fresh lemon & ginger tea before the uplifting morning Sun Salutation yoga session.
- 8.00am Yoga session in the Blue Lagoon beach in Malta. Amazing!!
- 9.30am A nourishing breakfast of fresh juices, sun ripened fruits, eggs, cheeses, cereals, yoghurts, bread, croissants and herbal teas.
- 10.30am All day to relax, sun bathing, swimming, snorkelling, meditation, reading…basically feeling that Life is good!!
- 4.00pm Yoga session
- 5.30pm Sailing to La Valletta
- 7.30pm Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of La Valletta

Monday
- 8.00am Each day begins with the morning tea ritual of lemon & fresh ginger tea to help you awaken from your slumbers. Morning tea is always followed by an inspiring, uplifting Sun Salutation and yoga session in one of the beaches nearby.
- 9.30am Breakfast
- 10.30 Sailing back to La Valletta, Full-day sightseeing around this amazing city
- 6.00pm Yoga session on the beach
- 7.30pm Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of La Valletta

Tuesday
- 8.00am Yoga session.
- 9.30am Breakfast.
- 10.00am Sailing to the small island of Comino.
- A dip in Comino fantastic beaches. Time to relax, snorkelling, sea swimming, ….. usual ‘Life is good!’-feeling day!!
- 6.00pm Yoga session on the beach
- 7.30pm Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of Comino

Wednesday
- 8.00am Yoga session.
- 9.30am Breakfast.
- 10.00am Sailing to the island of Gozo.
- A dip in Gozo fantastic beaches. Time to relax, snorkelling, sea swimming, …..usual ‘Life is good!’-feeling day!!
- 2.30pm Visit of Victoria the ancient capital of Gozo
- 6.00pm Yoga session on the beach or on the boat
- 7.30pm Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of Rabat.

Thursday
- 8.00am Yoga session.
- 9.30am Breakfast.
- 10.00am Sailing around the island of Gozo to discover amazing bays, coves and secluded beaches
- A dip in Gozo fantastic beaches. Time to relax, snorkelling, sea swimming, ….. usual ‘Life is good!’-feeling day!!
- 6.00pm Yoga session on the beach
- 7.30pm Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of Gozo

Friday
- 8.00am Yoga session.
- 9.30am Breakfast
- 10.30 Sailing back to Sicily
- 4.30pm Arrival in Marina di Ragusa
- 6.00pm Yoga session on the boat
- A stroll around Marina di Ragusa
- 8.30 Aperitifs and goodbye dinner in a typical Sicilian restaurant

Saturday
- Leaving day: rise & move slowly, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a final wander into this little town before our airport return transfers. Bet you feel fantastic!
- Transfer to Catania/Comiso Airport after breakfast
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR YOGA HOLIDAYS
- Small & Intimate Groups up to 10/12 people. We need to get to know one another and all become friends, so our groups are big enough to make sure we have compatible personalities, but small enough that we never feel like a crowd.
- Our holidays are suitable for all ages and experience levels.
- You are welcome travelling solo, with friends or as a couple.
- Bring along a partner or friend even if not interested in Yoga, there is plenty to do for everyone!
- If you are already a group of at least 10 friends we can organize a week or weekend just for you, completely and truly bespoke to your requirements and budget. Give us a ring to discuss the various options!
- All-Inclusive… All the Time. From the moment we meet, we take care of all transportation, all classes, all excursions, etc. Because of this, we also make sure our schedule has something going on all day, from morning to night. Of course, you don’t have to do everything. If you prefer, you can always stay back and take it easy until you want to join us, but you will always know we have something going on…
- Airport transfers are organized from/to Catania or Comiso with private minivan, but you are free to rent a car or arrange your own transportation.
GREAT PRICE
Dates available

Sailing every Saturday from April till the end of October. Just for minimum 4 guests! The prices are for the minimum occupancy, just give us a ring and we’ll tailor make it for your group.

- Double en-suite: from €240 (Euros) pp per night ALL INCLUSIVE
- Single en-suite: €350 (Euros) pp per night ALL INCLUSIVE

What is included in the price
- Accommodation in a double-bedroom cabin with en-suite toilet/shower. Or single occupancy of a double bedroom.
- All yoga sessions.
- All activities
- All dinners in local amazing restaurants to discover the real Mediterranean cuisine (Breakfast and lunches on board, depending on weather and sea conditions)
- All drinks: herbal teas, mineral water, when on board.
- All transfers
- Professional skipper and crew
- Professional yoga teacher

What is not included in the price
- Extra Wines and Drinks during meals

NB: In each yacht there are only 4 en-suite double bedrooms, so it would be easier and cheaper for our guests to have a friend/partner to share the room with. I hope our guests understand that this kind of accommodation is pure luxury and it is for a limited number of people.

Availability and booking

Please give us a ring or drop us an email to check availability and request a booking form.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ALREADY ASKED

We get all kinds of questions from people trying to determine if this type of trip is right for them. Read on and you will get most of your answers:

Attitude is Everything
We simply cannot stress this enough. This is much more than a yoga retreat in Italy. You will have the experience of your life as long as you don’t have false expectations.

Do singles ever do this trip?
Almost every time we have several people traveling on their own. They are usually women, but we have had men come on their own as well.

Am I too young/old?
The youngest person we have ever had was 12. The oldest was 83. Neither was too young or old by any means. We usually have a really good mix every week, and age has never been an issue. That said, unless you are booking a private week, kids under 18 generally won’t get the most out of it. My husband/wife doesn’t want to come because of the Yoga lessons!

It is not uncommon for non-Yoga spouses to come. When they do, they always enjoy spending time at our villa, taking walks, relaxing by the pool, and joining us in all other activities and outings. More often then not, they end up trying Yoga as well, and having more fun than anyone else! We have never had a non-Yoga person that wasn’t thrilled to be at the villa.

Do I need to speak Italian?
Not at all. All of our key staff speak English, and the shopkeepers in town are always happy to find a way to communicate with you! If you do choose to learn some Italian, you will find that the locals will consider it a great honor that you have made the effort to learn their language.

How do I know we will bond with the group?
The simple rule is the more you let go, the more you will have fun and make great new friends. Everyone is on holiday, and our guests almost always wind up becoming fast friends, and very often form long lasting friendships long after the trip.

I love the website and what you do, but feel like I’ll be the odd one out because I haven’t done anything like this before…
Don’t worry, many of our customers have never tried anything like this before and often feel inexperienced, however they always leave exhilarated and ready for more…

Will there be qualified staff with us?
All our staff are fully qualified in the activity they are running, and have vast experience and knowledge of the local area.

How big are the groups?
Our general rule is that 15 people is our maximum and 9 is our minimum.

What nationalities are the other guests?
About 80% of our guests are British. The remaining 20% is generally a mix of Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Americans. Everything we do is in English, so these are the nationalities that we tend to attract. However, we have had guests from all over the world. The only requirement is that you speak English as that is the language of our classes and excursions.

What do you think now? Do not hesitate to give us a ring if you have more queries!

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We encourage you to be just as picky as we are in making your selection. The best way of finding just the right room is by talking to us. We simply cannot stress this enough. By telling us about yourself, your group and how you would like to spend your time in Italy, we can apply all our knowledge and experience towards helping you pinpoint the ideal holiday.
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