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Yoga & Nature in Filicudi

Summer Yoga retreats and holidays in Filicudi, Aeolian Islands, Sicily

The location
Filicudi is one of the seven Aeolian Islands, an archipelago of volcanic origins located just North of the Sicilian coastline and which was declared a “World Heritage Site” by the UNESCO. The transparency of its waters and seabed, the colours of its sunsets, and the few beaches of pebbles and cliffs endow Filicudi with its unique charm. And it is exactly the untamed nature of its environment that makes the Island so appreciated by the lovers of uncontaminated and peaceful environments. Filicudi is the ideal spot for the practice of Yoga and the pursuit of physical and mental well-being.

The Yoga Retreats
We will practice Hatha Yoga and make it affordable by using props (blocks, straps, cushions). Two weeks (see calendar) are dedicated to Thai Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. Two more weeks (see calendar) will combine the Yoga practice with “Mindful Gardening” and of “Do In”.

All Yoga classes are open to maximum 12 participants of all levels and ages. The small groups will allow a targeted and personalized teaching. We will provide the necessary props: mats, belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters, and chairs. On a typical day, we practice Yoga in the mornings from 7am to 9am, in the covered patio sheltered from the summer heat. Practice takes place in the open air, in contact with the sounds and scents of the surrounding nature. On the evenings when a class is scheduled, you will be doing Yoga on the large panoramic terrace surrounded by the green of the countryside and the blue of the sea, in harmony with the gradually decreasing sunlight.

Not just Yoga
The atmosphere is intimate and cosy, in line with traditional Italian values. During your spare time you will enjoy the extremely clear and calm Mediterranean see, walk around the Island and plunge yourself in the untamed and rugged nature, or rest in the comfortable, cool spaces of the house.

The House
Guests are hosted and will practice Yoga at Casa Rossi, in the Liscio district of Filicudi. The mansion develops on two floors and includes: three twin bedrooms; one triple bedroom; a spacious mezzanine with a single bedroom; a very large kitchen; four bathrooms (one of which to be accessed from the terrace); a large covered terrace; a large panoramic rooftop terrace; a small open-air panoramic terrace; an outdoors Yoga space (covered); a planted garden and a new meditation garden. The distance of the house from the seaside is approximately 3km on paved road, or a 20-minute walk on foot via the pedestrian paths. The house has East-side exposure with a breath-taking view on all the other Aeolian islands (except for Alicudi). The house remains shaded and cool during the afternoon.

The Meals
After the morning practice: brunch with tea, coffee, barley coffee, milk, soy, rice or almond milk, yogurt, cereals and granola, rustic bread cooked in a wood oven, homemade jams, fresh fruit, ricotta and local cheeses.

After the evening practice: four dinners at a local restaurant with a typical Aeolian menu; two dinners at home with Mediterranean cusine; the dinner of the fourth day is not included.

Lunches are not included and guests will have to make their own arrangements. There are cafes and restaurants on the island that provide lunch options.

Travel information
From Palermo: approximately two hours and a half via hydrofoil with the company Liberty Lines. There is only one daily departure for Filicudi at 1:50pm, with arrival scheduled at 4:20pm. The port of Palermo can be reached by bus, which leaves from the city’s airport every half an hour; the bus ride lasts about 40 minutes.

From Milazzo: approximately two hours and 20 minutes via hydrofoil with the company Liberty Lines. There are two daily departures for Filicudi, at 6:30am (scheduled arrival at 8:30am) and at 3:10pm (scheduled arrival at 5:30pm). Milazzo’s port can be reached from the airport of the city of Catania with a 90-minute drive (either with a public service bus Giuntabus or with a shared taxi organized by the service Alibrando.net)

From Reggio Calabria: via hydrofoil with the company Liberty Lines. Departure at 1:40pm, change of line in Santa Marina di Salina and arrival in Filicudi at 5:30pm.


2018 Calendar

  1. 16-23 June: Hatha Yoga and “Mindful gardening”
  2. 24 June-1 July: Hatha Yoga
  3. 3-10 July: Hatha Yoga
  4. 12-19 July: Hatha Yoga and Do In
  5. 21-28 July: Thai Yoga
  6. 25 August -1 September: Iyengar Yoga
  7. 2-9 September: Hatha Yoga

During the month of August (excluded the week of 25 August-1 September), we can organize upon request short holidays of customizable duration, for up to four people, with accommodation in double rooms with bathroom and the use of the kitchen (meals will be up to you to organize). Yoga classes can be arranged for the participants according to their interest. Prices and conditions will be provided upon request by interested participants.



Prices: Hospitality + Yoga seminars


Accommodation in a double or triple room or single mezzanine

6 breakfasts/brunch; 6 dinners (some at home and some at a local restaurant)

390 euros per person for 7 nights (including bed linen and bath towels)

the above prices do not include: travel, transfers on the island (necessary on arrival and on departure), wine and alcoholic beverages, lunches and snacks during the day, the dinner of the fourth day.

Four couples, we highly recommend accommodation in a small apartment in the immediate vicinity of the main property, subject to they payment of a supplement: €15 per night per person. The mini-apartments consist of a double bed, bathroom, kitchen and a private patio. Linen and cleaning fees are included in the price.


Yoga seminars

“Yoga & Nature”

4 morning Yoga classes (2 hours each)

4 afternoon Yoga classes (1h30 each)

1 accompanied morning trekking excursion

1 guided afternoon trekking excursion

200 euros per person + 10 euros for membership fee to Yoga Feeling a.s.d.

“Yoga & Mindful Gardening” / “Yoga & Do In”

4 morning Yoga classes (2 hours each)

2 afternoon Yoga classes (1h30 each)

3 lessons of Mindful gardening or 3 lessons of Do In (2 hours each, in the afternoon)

1 accompanied morning trekking excursion

200 euros per person + 10 euros for membership fee to Yoga Feeling a.s.d.