7 day Jivamukti Yoga retreat in Italy
September 24 — October 1
September 24 — October 1 2022
Join Sandra and the community for a 7 day Jivamukti Yoga retreat at Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. From Sunday to Friday, Sandra will teach morning a 2,5-3h Jivamukti class. The retreat will also include afternoon restorative yoga, a workshop, chanting and evening meditations. In your free time you can explore the beautiful organic farm, go out in a kayak or SUP in the private bay or just simply relax on the beach or one of the many cosy places on the farm. Our hosts prepare delicious plant-based food, which comes from the organic farm or is locally sourced when possible.
If you’re feeling adventurous you can get to know the Amalfi Coast and the area around. Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Naples, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are all within easy reach. The hotel reception can help plan any trip with you and also provide a free drop of and collection service to the town of Sorrento.
Sandra is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher (800+hs). She graduated in Rhinebeck, NY, in 2010, and has been teaching Jivamukti Yoga in Berlin and worldwide since then. In 2019, she decided to found her own Yoga Shala – Practice – where she is now teaching daily. Sandra teaches demanding, but simple classes, without any hectic, but with a lot of fire. Her development to become a teacher of Yoga has also been shaped by various work experiences – being an actrice, a photographer as well as running an acting agency. Sandra is the mother of three children.
Relais Regina Giovanna
Relais Regina Giovanna is a 50 acre organic farm on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi coast, just one hour from Naples. The main villa is located in the centre of the farm. The property is open for you to explore and you can also visit the many animals they have. There are lots of paths to discover amongst the lemon and olive trees, a private beach and plenty of quiet places to relax. Single and double rooms all come with a large bedroom, separate living space, ensuite bathrooms and all the needed comforts. There is also the option to book a luxury apartment for a family or to bring your own tent for camping.
Rooms in the Farm Villa are either singles or double bedrooms and all come with a private ensuite bathroom and living area.
Camping at Relais Regina includes acces to free drinking water, fresh towels, indoor showers and toilets. Drinking water is available in the main house, so please bring a bottle for filling up.
You will need to bring a tent, but everything else is included. You can even ask for a small mattress if required.
Apartments are available for families, individuals or group bookings.
They are located 5 minutes walk away from the main house.
Please note that this is generally a more expensive option and we need to request a price based on what is required. Some apartments include a kitchen and there is also the possibility of having two bathrooms.
All guests have access to all of the farm, including the private beach and sun terrace. The 24-hour reception with friendly staff is happy to help you with anything you might need.
The traditionally built wooden yoga shala is located right next to the main villa. It is equipped with a log burner, which we light every morning for the classes. The shala has blankets and anything you might need, but we recommend to bring your own mat.
Arrival from 2pm on Saturday (dinner included)
Saturday 5pm Welcome circle in the shala
Sunday – Friday 7am — Jivamukti Intensive
Wednesday 2-4pm Afternoon workshop
Sunday – Thursday 5.30 – 6.30pm Meditation, Chanting or Restorative
Friday 4pm Closing circle and questions
Friday evening fire on the beach
Departure before 11 AM on Saturday 1st of October (breakfast included)
Practitioners with Children
Childcare will also be available during the practice times, and it is included in the price for children.
The Relais puts great care into offering seasonal homegrown organic food for their delicious creations. Most of the vegetables are grown on the organic farm and are freshly picked for the meals. Where possible other food is locally sourced. The area is well known for its delicious lemons and olive oils which are always available at the dining tables.
Please let us know about intolerances and allergies.
Breakfast is served at 10am every day. Freshly squeezed juices from the organic oranges and lemons that are grown on the farm are served every morning. Plus of course your choice of hot beverages like tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Organic herbal teas and snacks are available throughout the whole day.
Lunch 2 PM
Dinner 7 PM
The area around the farm is just as beautiful and easy to get to. It is only a short 15 minute walk to the natural pool “Bagni Regina Giovanna” and the ruins of its adjacent Roman villa. It is also possible to hike over to the neighbouring village by the sea, which takes only 20 minutes.
The reception is more than happy to help you with any day trips you might like to take. We definitely recommend visiting Pompeii, it takes only one hour by train from Sorrento. Another day trip could be to hike up Mount Vesuvius, which you see from the farm looking towards Naples. The town of Sorrento is also worth a visit.
You can book a massage at the reception for either couples or individually. The masseuse/s can either come to your room or you can have your massage in the shala. Price for 1hour €50
You can give your clothes that need washing to the reception and they will return them clean and dry at a charge of €10 per load.
There is free WiFi available in all of the rooms, appartments and in the hotel grounds.
The 24-hour reception with friendly staff is happy to help you with anything you might need.
Early bird until 15th of March 2022 €280
Late booking after 15th of March 2022 €350
Single Room €1700
Double Room €1000
Triple Room €790
All Prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as free pick-up and drop-off in Sorrento on arrival, departure and anytime during your stay.
If you have financial difficulties then please write to us, as we may be able to help support you. This is only possible if you would like to do camping.
Children aged 3 – 12 staying in a room with an adult cost an additional €350 per child for early booking or €420 if booking late (food included). A single bed is provided for sleeping. Childcare will also be available during the practice times and it is included in the price.
Children aged 3 – 12 camping with an adult costs an additional €280 per child for early booking or €350 if booking late (food included). Childcare will also be available during the practice times and is included in the price.
Children under 3 come for free (food not included). A cot is provided for sleeping.
Pets are welcome at Relais Regina Giovanna and can come for free.
All bookings must be paid in full to confirm the booking. Early reservations can be made by making an initial 50% deposit and the full payment for early bookings must be paid by the 15th of March 2022 to confirm the booking.
Yoga is booked and paid for at Practice
Accommodation and board are booked directly at Relais Regina Giovanna. Please let them know that you are a participant of the Yoga Retreat (the regular prices are higher).
Relais Regina Giovanna, Via Calata di Puolo, 1, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
Free pick up and drop off into town
The Relais provides free pick up and drop off service from Sorrento train station or the Port of Sorrento. Just contact their reception team to organise the pick up time. You can request this service anytime during your stay.
From Naples Central Station the local Circumvesuviana train line takes you directly to Sorrento main train station.
Arriving at the airport of Naples, the bus to the Sorrento train station departs from the P1 parking area. The bus costs €10 per person each way which can be paid in cash to the bus driver or booked in advance online.
Alternatively it’s possible to book a private car through Relais Regina Giovanna to pick you up directly at the airport that costs around €120 each way.
From the A3 Salerno / Reggio Calabria, exit at Castellammare di Stabia and, without entering the center, take the Sorrento Coast. Overcoming the town of Sorrento in the direction of Massa Lubrense following the SS 145. About 2 km after Sorrento you will be at the Cape of Sorrento, a few meters further, on the right, you are the entrance of the Relais.
If you are coming from the city of Naples, you can also catch the ferry to the Port of Sorrento.
Refunds: Please note that all bookings are non-refundable, except if the retreat has to be cancelled due to travelling restrictions. In this case all payments will be refunded in full.
7 day Jivamukti Yoga retreat in Italy
September 24 — October 1