Come join us for a transformative retreat on the beautiful Sicilian coast. Enjoy daily Tai Chi classes, Pilates, yoga, meditation, massage, healing modalities and wonderful meals created by a local chef. The location and serene environment provide the perfect opportunity for us to unwind from our hectic lives, look within, relax and renew. The pace will be slow, and all levels are welcome. Afternoons will be free for the freshwater pool, the beach, excursions and many other activities.
Danena Sicily is beautiful masseria located one hour south of Catania airport, on the island’s east coast. Set in amongst olive groves, on a country lane away from noise and neighbors, it is just 15 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centres.
Your retreat facilitators:
Is a world renowned Martial arts master and teacher with 50 yrs. experience. He is a 6th dan in Shotokan Karate, and is also adept in Kendo and Kabudo styles of Karate. He has been studying and teaching Taiji Quan for 30 yrs. and is fluent in Yang, Sun, and Chen styles. He has also practiced and taught Qi Gong, Hatha Yoga and Iaido. In 1996 he founded Apeiron, an international volunteer organization. From 2001- 2008, he lived in Kathmandu, working with women who were victims of domestic violence. He has decades of experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds, including professional dancers, young children and those with special needs.
Is a passionate believer in the ability of movement to heal bodies and minds. She is a former professional dancer and choreographer, a Romana Kryzanowksa certified Pilates instructor, a Biomagnetic Pair Therapist, and an entrepreneur in the field of health and wellness. She has been a movement educator for over 30 years and is a leader in the field of holistic health. A “mover and shaker” of mind-body wellness, she has a large body of devoted clients who rely on her energetic sensitivity and expertise to guide them towards transformation.
Cost per person is $2450 (2200 Euros)
Single supplement (one person in a double room) + $500 (400 Euros)
- 7 nts. accommodation in a double room with private or shared bath
- 3 meals a day of fresh, delicious Sicilian food
- All Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga & meditation classes
- Unlimited use of the freshwater pool and yoga studio
- Plenty of magic!
What's not included:
- Airfare and travel insurance
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Tips, wine and extra drinks
- Massage and private lessons
7:15-8:00 Morning Pilates class
8:00 Meditation (silent)
9:30-12:30 Tai Chi
2:00-6:00 Free time - hiking, swimming, exploring, etc...
6:30 Evening class - Pilates/Yoga
* subject to change
A non-refundable $600 deposit is required to hold your spot, with final payment due by August 15th. Or save $100 now by paying for the full retreat by July 15th.*
* A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $600 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize River Pilates to charge your credit card for this amount.
The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full by August 15. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment. In case of cancellation, River Pilates will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future retreats.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will be helpful should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling, or while traveling, that could effect your trip.