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Opening Hours over Xmas and New Year

We will be operating a skeleton service over the holidays. These are our expected times of being in the office.

Friday 23rd December - we will be closed from midday

Saturday 24th December - Tuesday 27th - the office is closed. Please leave phone messages or send us an email which we will answer on Wednesday

Wednesday 28th December - 10 am to 3 pm

Thursday 29th December - 10 am to 3 pm

Friday 30th December  - 10 am to 3 pm

Monday 2nd January - Bank Holiday (we will be closed)

Tuesday 3rd January -  We resume our normal office hours

Brexit and how it affects your travel

2017 - for those of you already registered for summer 2017 and beyond please  be aware that the venue may increase their costs to us for next season due to exchange rate changes and if this happens we will, sadly, have to pass the increase on to you. We would expect the increases to be minimal.

Some prices have risen due to exchange rates - sorry!

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Ischia, Succhivo, Italy

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  • Summer 2017

    From £525

    An economical new venue on this beautiful island - new for 2017

This is our new venue on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia. It is close to St' Angelo, a truly pretty unspoilt village also on the coast.

Although we do not have a swimming pool we are only 5 minutes walk from the sandy beach which has crystal clear waters, sunbeds and a small beach cafe..

The venue will be for the exclusive use of the yoga group and will take a maximum of 14 participants in the yoga space.

This is true Italy and we know you will enjoy it.

Casa Benedetto is situated on the island of Ischia in charming Succhivo, a small village in the municipality of Serrara-Fontana.  It is close to St'Angelo with its narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques - you may either walk there or take the bus.

The small lush garden at the rear is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility, surrounded by green vineyards and citrus groves. A peaceful garden with a  bar-restaurant area, enfused with ancient perfume of flowers, with kiwi vines, lemon trees and cycads. Here we will also eat our meals.

We are just steps from the small and cozy beach 'Cava Grado' and close by is the famous Sorgeto Bay and its thermal hot springs coming out the sea at a temperature of ca. 90 degrees.

Casa Benedeto's terrace overlooks an immense sea from where you can admire views of the famous and ancient village of Sant'Angelo in the distance and the small island of Capri.

 

This year our yoga classes will take place either in the converted breakfast room in the house, or outside under the loggia.

All yoga equipment is provided.

All bedrooms are en-suite.

Includes

Accommodation, breakfast, dinner and 10 yoga classes

Not Included

Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch and snacks, all bottled water, teas and coffee, treatments and excursions

 

Flights

You will need a flight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.

For the arrival flight:  do not book a flight that arrives after 20.00 as the last ferry is at 22.00  and you need half an hour to reach the port by taxi.

For the return flight:  book flights after 11 am as the first ferry off the island is at 06.30

 

Transfers

Group transfers are 40 euros per person each way (including the ferry) payable locally.

Private transfers are from 70 euros each way (including the ferry) payable locally

The transfer, including the ferry, will take between two and two and a half hours.

 

Arrival Departure Yoga Teacher Sharing Single
20 May 27 May Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Marnie Sullivan £505 £605
10 Jun 17 Jun Flowing Yoga Kathryn Banks £515 £615
24 Jun 1 July Iyengar Yoga Mary Niker £525 £625
1 July 8 July Vinyasa Flow Yoga Mandy Crook £505 £605
8 July 15 July Sivananda Yoga Diana Shipp £525 £625
15 July 22 July Hatha Yoga Helen Barker £525 £625
2 Sept 9 Sept Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Bella Sommerville £525 £625
9 Sept 16 Sept Scaravelli Inspired Hatha Yoga Jane Manze £525 £625
16 Sept 23 Sept Dynamic Yoga Mohan £525 £625

 

Dear Jilly
Just to let you know.... I attended the above with Marnie recently. It was a fabulous week of yoga coupled with a great group of people. Although there were different personalities and abilities in the group Marnie held us together beautifully. She displayed super professional behaviour and really strong leadership. She managed to create a balance between achievement and fun which is not an easy task. Her classes were both challenging and accommodating of different levels of experience which made the whole week a really positive and uplifting experience for me.I'm first on the list for her next retreat.
Regards June - May 2017 with Marnie Sullivan

This was a truly fabulous retreat, set in a  beautiful loction where there are lots of options for things to do . Michaela and family  are lovely hosts and the place has a very relaxed atmosphere, he was very accommodating providing a fun film night, suggestions for days out and organising a really lovely mountain walk and meal.

Both the morning and afternoon  yoga sessions  were amazing, Marnie (Sullivan)  is a marvelous teacher who delivers sessions which work fabulously  for those
new to yoga and for the more experienced. I felt incredibly energised at the end of the week.  A hearty healthy post yoga breakfast is provided which was lovely. There was also an evening meal served each night after the afternoon yoga, the pasta options at these meals were particularly delicious.  We all really enjoyed vistiing the nearby beaches and exploring the lovely town of Sant Angelo. The accommodation at Casa Benedetto was quite basic, which we expected but certainly adequate and
comfortable and very good value for money.
This was a truly wonderful yoga holiday will excellent yoga sessions and a lovely location, I will certainly be booking another yoga retreat with Marnie.
Janet  - May 2017 with Marnie Sulivan