Puglia Ashtanga Yoga Retreat: 3 - 8 October 2020

Join Claire for a small & intimate, 5 night early Autumn Ashtanga yoga retreat in the Puglia, Italy

  • Morning yoga clases as well as afternoon workshops

  • Vegetarian/vegan catering

  • Beautiful countryside, nearby beaches

  • Easy access from London



We will be staying at YogApulia; a boutique retreat centre exclusively for yoga and meditation practice.

YogApulia is a new centre built with the intention of creating an intimate space in tune with the natural rhythm of nature and incorporating principles of permaculture; thus allowing guests to escape from the demands of the modern world and hence deepen their practice in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Valle d’Itria in Apulia, Italy.

The international airport at Brindisi is approximately a 40 minute drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minute drive. Both airports have a good selection of international flights including British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair.


Accommodation consists of six twin bedrooms all with private ensuite bathrooms. All rooms offer a luxurious yet simple and understated feel.

A large outdoor courtyard provides the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.

Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.

The retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.


Delicious vegetarian/vegan brunch, and evening dinner using locally sourced products and ingredients.

Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit.



We will have 5 morning classes, 2 afternoon workshops and daily meditation, leaving you some free time to explore the area as well - or simply relax!

The morning Ashtanga yoga classes will be a mixture of Mysore & Counted classes. Afternoon workshops will be an opportunity to explore techniques together; they are fun and interactive but will always be grounded through chanting & pranayama.

Yoga will be held in the purpose built shala, with stunning views overlooking the olive groves and countryside. The shala is calming and peaceful, to allow for a deeper connection with one's practice.

All yoga classes & workshops will be taught by Claire Berghorst, a senior Ashtanga yoga teacher who has been teaching on a full time basis for over 11 years, and practicing much longer!


YogApulia is located in the beautiful Valle d’itria in Puglia, Italy, between Ostuni and Cisternino - land of the Trulli houses, immersed in a magnificent hill landscape with the characteristic vineyards and age old olive groves of the area.

If you can drag yourself away from the pool, nearby are the historical towns of Cisternino, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Alberabello all within 10 to 20 minutes drive.

Beaches are around 25 minutes away, and the forest of Fasano is also easily accessible.



Single room, with private bathroom: £915

Shared twin room, with private bathroom: £740pp

Limited private rooms available.

Your place is secured with a £250 non refundable deposit.

Full balance due by 1 July 2020

The price includes: All Yoga, accomodation for 5 nights, brunch and dinner.

The price excludes: Flights and transfers.

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