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Calabria Yoga, Southern Italy

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  • 2018

    An eco yoga venue situated in the grounds of a grand old hotel with its own private beach.

nid%3D986%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneOur simple yoga venue is in the grounds of a grand old Italian hotel. This means you can enjoy all the facilities that the hotel offers plus the privacy of a private yoga venue.


This eco hotel is located high on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.


The hotel's estate includes 44 acres of pesticide free farm providing its own produce, it also has its own golf course, large swimming pool,  two yoga spaces and a small private beach with a beach cafe.


Accommodation is in shared woodland studios, in the woods, close to the main yoga space and five minutes walk from the hotel itself.



Your stay includes breakfast, dinner at the hotel, yoga and use of the hotel facilities including the small private beach, which is reached by a 92 m. high private lift on the cliff face; please note this is the only way to reach the beach without a very long walk.  


nid%3D1190%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneBeside the beach is a bar, a second yoga space and during the summer period, a restaurant

Inside, the hotel offers two restaurants and a breakfast room.

On sunny summer days enjoy breakfast and also dinner on the two beautiful terraces overlooking the sea. Candlelit dinner with soft live music becomes a very romantic moment of the day.

Optional lunches can often be taken at the hotel's beach restaurant.



nid%3D1191%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneThe hotel has three different vineyards, orchards, vegetable gardens and livestock. It produces about 75% of the organic food served at the hotel. The vineyards produce an excellent red, white and rosé wine. Food here is delicious and we are on half board.

Myrtle, grows wild throughout the farm and is picked to make a delicious Rosolio Liqueur that, with Lemon and Grappa Liqueur, contribute to complete a fine collection of home made Liqueurs.




nid%3D924%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneYoga will take place either in the purpose built yoga space close to the apartments,  or in the beach yoga space.

There will be one class prior to breakfast and another in the late afternoon.


Massages are available at 40 euros per hour.







The Woodland Studios are in the wood a short walk from the hotel, close to the main yoga space. Simply furnished, the accomodation here has the advantage of a more rural atmosphere as a contrast to the formality of the hotel itself. 

They each have a kitchenette with oven and grill, bathroom, and 1,2 or 3 bedrooms. Accommodation is on a shared basis, we will accommodate guests requiring a room to themselves either in a one bedroom studio, or when these are all taken in their own  bedroom within a 2 or 3 bedroomed larger apartment sharing with other yoga guests. 

Some apartments have terraces overlooking the farm. Guests have access to all the facilities of Grand Hotel San Michele

Included: bathroom and bed linen, kitchen, cooking utensils, cleaning on arrival and departure.


Please note as at most yoga venues accommodation is sold by the room and not by the apartment.









Food - The on-site farm provides the hotel with fresh pesticide free food: fruits, vegetables, olive oil, wine, milk and cheese, daily laid eggs, home made jams and preserves.

We will be on half board with breakfast and dinner.

Lunch can be ordered at breakfast and is 15 euros or you can purchase a lunchtime snack for about 5 euros. This is served either on the terrace or at the beach, whichever you prefer.

You do have cooking facilities and may prefer to prepare your own lunchtime snack with local produce.

We will dress for dinner which is more formal. Food is delicious.

Flights -

Fly to Lamezia airport, from here we can arrange group taxis to the venue / or travel by train to Cetraro Station and we can collect you from there (12 euros)

Fly to Naples, take a bus or taxi to the train station and an intercity train to Paola Station (2.5 hours). From here we can arrange taxi transfers

Travel from Rome by train (4.5 hours) to Paola Station. From here we can arrange taxi transfers.


Transfers - Taxi transfers from Lamezia airport to the venue are 88 euros for a four person taxi and 116 euros for an eight person taxi.

Taxi transfers from Paola Station to the venue are 39 euros for a four person taxi and 72 euros for an eight person taxi.


Includes - Accommodation,  half board (wonderful vegetarian or non vegetarian Calabrian menu, please let us know of any specific dietary requirement) with breakfast on the terrace, and dinner under the stars.

Full access to the hotel facilities (swimming pool, the estate, piano bar in the evening, private beach).


Not Included - Insurance, travel, transfers, access to golf (20 euros p/d), all drinks, lunch, treatments

2018 Programme Teacher Sharing Single
May 26 Jun 2 Dynamic Hatha Yoga Diane Davis £635 £755
Jun 2 Jun 9 Flowing Hatha Yoga Jill Hurley £710 £830
Sep 15 Sep 22 Vinyasa Flow & Hatha Yoga Emma Conally-Barklem £840 £720


Holiday is Saturday to Saturday (to accommodate flights into Lamezia airport)

All accommodation is half board.