Retreat Overview

Take time out to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and unwind with us on this spring retreat at Mangiabove on the beautiful sunny Island of Sicily.

Enjoy filling your days with scheduled yoga classes, take a leisurely walk along the beach, join an organised trip out to local baroque towns of Modica and Scicli, book a relaxing Thai Yoga Massage or simply unwind in the sun.

Join Sally and Jac on this retreat to explore how to adopt a kind and mindful approach to taking care of the body through the practice of intuitive based Yoga. Restore and realign both mind and body whilst enjoying one of Sicily’s most beautiful coastlines.

During your stay with us in the sunny Sicily you will have the opportunity to salute the sun on the outside deck overlooking the sea, nourish body and soul through delicious home cooked vegetarian food, wander along the water’s edge of the wide sandy beaches of Marina di Ragusa and relax under the sinking sun with like-minded company.

Focus for the Yoga Retreat – 16-23 April 2023

This retreat is open to anyone who has some knowledge of yoga and would like to deepen their existing practice or simply experience a new approach, whilst enjoying the relaxed environment and surroundings of this beautiful Sicilian farm.

During the retreat we will be drawing on the teaching influences of Vanda Scaravelli to explore an intuitive based, stress-free approach to yoga practice that works with the body’s natural intelligence and focuses on the spine to restore health, vitality and energy.

“…in this teaching there are no achievements and no results. It consists simply in the cleansing and revival of the body and the reawakening of the spine. This purification will give us health and a chance of healing whatever may not be right with the body”

Vanda Scaravelli

Awakening of the Spine






Mangiabove is a charming old farmhouse, immersed in plant life, is only a few minutes from the golden sandy beaches of Marina di Ragusa’s crystal clear blue sea and it’s World Heritage historical sites.

Sicily is a beautiful island and it’s bright sunshine and colours will dazzle your eyes and it’s sounds and flavours will envelope your senses in a warm embrace – the welcoming embrace only Sicilians know how to give.

The farm sits on a natural terrace, it’s old stables faithfully renovated into a variety of beautiful, rustic apartments.

Meals are taken in the light, wide open plan kitchen, with views all around the garden and out to the beautiful coastline of southern Sicily.


Itinerary & Logistics

Yoga throughout the week

Arrival and settle-in from 3pm, post journey yoga session at 5.30pm followed by supper and evening welcome session.

Six mornings of workshop-style yoga followed by lunch.

Shorter wind-down sessions late afternoon followed by supper.

Yoga sessions take place on the outside deck with views out over Marina Di Ragusa and the sea, in the garden or inside the main house where appropriate.

Food and Accommodation

The retreat offers full board and accommodation in a mixture of single occupation and twin share rooms.

There will be three meals per day, except for one evening when there will be an organized meal out, with an opportunity to sample local food and give the chef a well-deserved evening off. Home cooked vegetarian meals are the theme for the week with a Mediterranean slant, which will include a light, self serve breakfast before morning practice, lunch with a selection of delicious fresh salads and a two-course supper after late afternoon practice. Options can be made available for gluten/dairy free and vegan guests.

Coffee and a selection of teas are always available and guests have the facility for making their own – either in the communal space or in own accommodation kitchen.

There are chairs and tables outside on the sunny terraces with magnificent views and if you need to keep in touch with the outside world, there are plenty of Wifi hotspots to tap into.



EasyJet run regular flights from London Gatwick and Luton airports to Catania Airport in Sicily.

Transfer to the property

We will try to arrange a group transfer, once everyone has booked their flights.

Travel and cancellation insurance


Prices & How To Book

Single Occupancy  – £1050


Twin Share – £900

ONE TWIN SHARE SPACE AVAILABLE (suitable for anyone willing to make a new friend!!)

Included Costs:

Yoga tuition (2 sessions per day)


3 meals per day (one evening will be out)

Complementary tea and coffee

Not Included:

Travel to Sicily

Meal out


Email to check availability and to book.

A deposit of £200 will be required on booking, with balance due 28 February 2023.


Terms & Conditions

Deposit Payment

A non-refundable deposit payment of £200 is taken at the time of booking your retreat place.

Balance Payment

The balance payment will be due not less than 6 weeks prior to the date of the start of the retreat. Bookings within the last 6 weeks must be paid in full at time of booking.

If payment of either the deposit or the balance is not received by the due date, the booking will be considered cancelled and the deposit will be forfeited.


In the event of cancellation by the customer, the following refund fees apply, minus the deposit. The deposit is non-refundable but may be transferrable to another retreat package if the space is re-sold.

Cancellation 2 weeks or less before due arrival date, 0% refund

Cancellation 2 to 4 weeks before due arrival date, 25% refund

Cancellation 4 to 8 weeks before due arrival date, 50% refund

Cancellation more than 8 weeks before due arrival date, 100% refund

In the event of teacher cancellation or other situation beyond our control, you will the option to receive a full refund or transfer to another retreat, if available.