Join Nahid de Belgeonne for a magical week in Puglia, Italy at the Masseria della zingara, the House of the Gypsy. This stunning 18th Century masseria, recently refurbished to exacting standards, sits in 20 tranquil acres of olive, cherry and almond groves offering peace and seclusion.
You will enjoy mindful teaching of the highest standard, delicious Italian vegetarian food and great company as well as stunning landscapes for walking. On this yoga holiday you can expect to unravel from the stresses of your life, rebalance your nervous system, have great conversations and laugh a lot!
The teaching will be led by Good Vibes Founder, Nahid de Belgeonne who will guide you through intelligently sequenced dynamic practice in the morning, that builds in challenge over the week. The evening sessions will evolve from somatic movement into deeply soothing restorative practices, all in a fully equipped yoga space.
Nahid’s teaching emphasises opening, mobilising, and creating freedom in the body, moving through multi-plane movement patterns which in turn allow you understand how to adapt yoga poses in your body, to stay youthful and reduce the risk of injury and wear and tear.
This holiday is suitable for those who already practice yoga and are looking to refine their understanding as well as complete beginners.
This immersive yoga week is designed to deeply nourish and recalibrate the nervous system, so that when you go back to your daily life, you will have the tools to stay emotionally resilient and feel more at ease in your body.
The Masseria della Zingara is a stunning and impressive example of a traditional Pugliese farmhouse, constructed in local limestone by wealthy landowners at the beginning of the 18th century.
Lovingly and respectfully restored by its British owners, wonderful original features abound, such as the fabulous vaulted communal rooms on the ground floor, whilst all rooms have been decorated, furnished and equipped to offer our guests every modern comfort in simple and elegant style.
The main kitchen, dining-room and two vast sitting-rooms are located on the ground floor, the kitchen leading out onto a large, shaded terrace with a lovely view over the gardens to the pool and trulli. A perfect place for those delicious barbecues and, for cooler times of the year, guests can enjoy a huge open log fire in one of the sitting-rooms.
Upstairs accommodation comprises an elegant 4 bedroom apartment and a stylish 2 bedroom apartment, linked at the rear by a terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside (part of the masseria estate)
The 4 bedroom apartment has its own sitting room and well-appointed kitchen; 2 double and 2 twin bedded rooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms whilst the other two share a fabulous bathroom with shower and bath. The 2 bedroom apartment has a double and a twin-bedded room, both with en suite bathrooms, a small communal sitting-room with table and chairs and coffee or tea making facilities. All the bedrooms are spacious.
The Casetta and Annexe studio apartment both provide charming additional accommodation; they are self-contained, each with a small, well equipped kitchen. To the rear of the Annexe apartment is another little terrace with shaded seating beneath a century-old olive tree.
Pool 12 x 6 (walled and gated)
Luxurious pool shower-room and WC
Shaded parking for several cars
Several terraces for outdoor dining and barbecues
Washing and ironing facilities
Dishwashers – two in main kitchen and 1 in 4 bedroom apartment
Mid-week maid service -bathroom clean and towel change
Weekly bedlinen change
There is also a small wellness centre with massage, facial or pedicure.
The Masseria della Zingara, while secluded and private, is extremely well located.
5 minutes - a short drive or cycle ride into the local village of Triggianello boasting a range of shops and small restaurants or head into the larger town of Castellana Grotte.
30 minutes - within a 30 minute radius are a whole series of beautiful medieval towns including those of the Valle d’Itrea – all of which boast their unique festivals and carnivals. Look out for Monopoli, Polignano a Mare and Fasano on the coast with Ostuni, Cisternino, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Putignano.
45 minutes - a 45 minute drive takes you to either Bari or Brindisi airports.
60 minutes - it takes just 60 minutes to cross the promontory which is Puglia to reach Gallipoli or Taranto on the Mediterranean coast or head to the Baroque city of Lecce in the south or north towards the Gargano Peninsula. Alternatively, head to the extraordinary UNESCO site of Matera.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine are included in the price, they will be vegetarian.
Sundays are travel days. Aim for a flight to arrive in Bari around midday and a midday flight going back. Transfers will be arranged and the price is shared by groups of up to 8 people presuming everyone arrives and leaves at the same time – tbc
Airlines that travel into Bari include: Easy jet and BA from Gatwick.
We take away a maximum of 12 guests, the cost of the holiday reflects the high standard of teaching and attention that you will receive. The cost of the retreat is £1,195 per person on a sharing basis. We offer a limited allocation of single rooms at an additional cost, please note that all rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.
The price includes accommodation, all teaching and food. The price does not include flights, transfers or excursions.
There are many social and quiet spaces allow guests to enjoy the landscape and relax.
Payment secures your booking and is made in 3 instalments:
£400 on booking
£397.50 1st January 2019
£397.50 1st March 2019
We will take a day off after the morning practice to go to the beach and have a meal in town, this will be at an additional cost.
Insurance - it is a condition of this holiday that you take out your own holiday travel insurance.
For further details please contact us at [email protected]