Yoga retreats and holidays in Filicudi, Aeolian Islands, Italy
- From Wednesday 24 June to Monday 29 June
- From Wednesday 1 July to Monday 6 July
- From Wednesday 15 July to Monday 20 July
- From Wednesday 22 July to Monday 27 July
- From Saturday 22 August to Thursday 27 August
Yoga course: 200 euros per person for five days. It includes:
- 9 yoga lessons (5 in the mornings, 4 in the afternoons)
- 1 guided trek at sunset
- 1 boat excursions (lasting approximately 3 hours)
- Yoga Feeling a.s.d. membership fee
Hospitality: 390 euros per person in triple room; 440 euros per person in double room. It includes:
- Accommodation in a double or triple room with bathroom five nights
- Five breakfast buffets
- Five dinners (three at a restaurant and two at home)
- Bed and bath linen; daily cleaning
Accommodation in independent mini-apartment with double bed, bathroom, kitchen, terrace (limited availability, only in June and July): extra of 10 euros per person, per night on the double room rate.
Filicudi is one of the seven Aeolian Islands, an archipelago of volcanic origin located just North of the Sicilian coastline which was declared a “World Heritage Site” by the UNESCO. The transparency of its waters and seabed, the colours of its sunsets, and the beaches of pebbles and cliffs give Filicudi with its unique charm.
Filicudi’s untamed nature make it the perfect place for 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
Participants will practice Hatha Yoga. The practice is made accessible to participants of all levels and experiences through the use of props (blocks, straps, cushions).
All yoga classes are open to a maximum of 12 participants. The small size of the groups allows for a targeted and personalized teaching. We provide all the necessary props: mats, belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters, and chairs.
On a typical day, we practice yoga in the mornings from 7:30 am to 9 am, 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 at Yogafilicudi is intimate and cosy, in line with traditional Italian values. During your spare time you will be able to enjoy the clear and calm Mediterranean sea, walk around the Island and immerse yourself in the rugged nature, or rest in the comfortable, cool spaces of the house.
Guests are hosted and practice yoga at Casa Rossi, in the Liscio district of Filicudi. The premise 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 accessible 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; a meditation garden; and a relaxation space.
The distance of the house from the seaside is approximately 3 km on paved road, or a 20-minute walk on foot via pedestrian paths. The house has East-side exposure with a breath-taking view on all the other Aeolian islands (except for Alicudi). The premises remains shaded and cool during the afternoon.
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: three dinners at a local restaurant with a typical Aeolian menu; two dinners at home with Mediterranean cusine.
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.
The easiest way to reach Filicudi from abroad is by flying to the South of Italy, either directly to Sicily or the mainland and then taking a ferry or hydrofoil form there.
From Palermo: approximately two hours and a half via hydrofoil with the company Liberty Lines. There is only one daily departure for Filicudi at 13:50, with arrival scheduled at 16:20. 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 6:30 (scheduled arrival at 8:30) and at 15:10 (scheduled arrival at 17:30). Milazzo’s port can be reached from the airport of the city of Catania with a 90-minute drive (either with the public service bus Giuntabus or with a shared taxi organized by Alibrando)
From Reggio Calabria: via hydrofoil with the company Liberty Lines. Departure at 1:40 pm, change of line in Santa Marina di Salina and arrival in Filicudi at 17:30.
From Naples: from the port of Naples, every Tuesday and Friday, the ferry company Siremar connects Filicudi with an overnight ship. Departure at 20:00 from Naples, arrival in Filicudi at 9:00 (on Tuesdays, you will have change ferry in Lipari, arriving in Filicudi at noon).
The prices of the ferry varies depending on the time of the year and how much in advance you make the booking. It ranges between 50 and 70 euros for a cabin with bathroom.