Yoga holiday in a typical and authentic farmhouse in stunning Salento, Southern Italy

30 June - 6 July 2018

Discover the uniqueness within you!

With great pleasure, I invite you to spend a week in Salento, a real paradise on earth. We will be hosted by “Masseria Giovanni” a wonderful farmhouse a few kilometers from beautiful crystal clear blue water beaches. Sunny people, lovely yoga classes, delicious homemade food and a stunning nature is awaiting you. A real holiday for body, mind and soul.

The subject of this retreat is vital energy, self-care, discovering our strengths and transformation. Are you happy? What does happiness mean to you? What are your strengths and virtues? Are you integrating them in your daily life? What are your dreams and goals?

Self-care is the first step for a happy life. Through dynamic vinyasa flow yoga practices we will awaken and activate the energy in our body in order to connect with our essence within us. The sequences are based especially on the “manipura chakra”, the centre of our personal power, values, willpower and self-esteem. The afternoons are dedicated to awareness, relaxation and reflection through practices such as yoga nidra, yin yoga and humanistic coaching theory that will allow us to discover our hidden strengths and potentials.

Often, when life seems disappointing to us, unclear and unsatisfactory it is because of a “hidden” strength we are not living. We are all unique, but not aware of it.

When we have the courage to discover our potential we show off our uniqueness that helps us to live a happy life despite all the problems and obstacles. Happiness must be created, day after day.

And you? Are you ready / ready to discover your uniqueness?

This beautiful “Masseria” was built in 1751. The farmers of the village looked after their animals and produced foods such as milk, meat and cheese. A farmer among these was my dear beloved grandfather. Today it is a welcoming Bed and Breakfast suitable for all those looking for a relaxing holiday in Salento.

Classes are open at all levels. The course is held in Italian with a translation into English and German if required. For those who want to go deeper, I am available for private coaching sessions.


Program Saturday:

  • 4.00pm: check-in
  • 18.00-19.15: introduction and Welcome Yoga
  • 20.00: dinner

Program on the other days (schedule may vary)

  • 8.00-10.15: meditation, vinyasa flow yoga
  • 10.30-12.00: brunch
  • 12.00-18.00: free time
  • 18.00-19.15: restorative yoga (yoga nidra, yin yoga, coaching)
  • 20.00: dinner (2 free dinners)

Program Friday:

  • 8.00 -9.15: meditation, vinyasa flow yoga
  • 9.30 am: brunch
  • 11.00: departure

Two afternoons and one morning will be free, no yoga.


In your free time you will have ways to discover the beauty of Salento:

  • explore the various beaches such as Torre dell'Orso, Alimini, San Foca etc.
  • excursions Cave Zinsulusa, Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca.
  • visit cultural places like Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.
  • horse riding
  • kite-surfing
  • walks in the countryside
  • etc.

I recommend hiring a car, in order to explore this beautiful earthly paradise.


  • 1190 chf per person per single room with private bathroom
  • 1090 chf per person per double room with private bathroom
  • 990 chf per person per triple room with private bathroom
  • 890 chf per person per suite for 4 persons with private bathroom

The price includes:

  • 6 nights
  • coffee or tea, biscuits before morning practice
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (there will be dishes with fish and / or meat)
  • yoga practices
  • daily room cleaning
  • toilet towels
  • use of swimming pools and deckchairs
  • wifi connection
  • staff assistance for tours and information

Excluded: alcoholic beverages, travel, trips and free activities.

How to get there

By plane to Brindisi. From there you can hire a car and reach “Masseria Giovanni” in Martano. (45 minutes driving)

Booking conditions

Registration by June 8th . The reservation is confirmed only upon receipt of the non-refundable deposit of 300 chf. First come first served.

The reminder will be due by June 15th.

For cancellations up to 4 weeks before the arrival day of the retreat, the deposit will be retained. For cancellations less than 4 weeks prior the retreat, the total amount of the retreat will be retained. It can only be reimbursed if the space can be filled by someone else. (it is the responsibility of the participant look for a substitute).

I recommend a cancellation insurance.

Happy to meet you in Salento for a wonderful week!
Maria Grazia

About the teacher

Maria Grazia (E-RYT 500) attended various teacher trainings in Vinyasa Flow Yoga , Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra and Yoga therapy in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and India with over 1000 hours of training meeting lovely teachers.

Since 2010 she teaches regular classes in Lugano and organizes workshops and retreats on an international basis. She is inspired by her own practice, which is her life’s evolution as well as by each student, travel and teacher who through different traditions and cultures enriches her.

She guides her students with love and humor to awareness, evolution and self-love on the mat as in daily life. Her classes are filled with a good sense of humor, which makes her lesson a real unique experience. As lover of life and of personal/spiritual growth, she additionally formed as a "Life Coach", in order to help people to clarify and improve their daily lives. She personally accompanies anyone who wants to achieve a path that leads to well-being and happiness by implementing and training his/her potentials and strengths.

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