Enchanted on the Amalfi Coast

A Luxury Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

Live luxuriously and enjoy the abundance of beauty, serenity, and comforts of living in a private villa overlooking the sea and the colorful town of Positano.

Move mindfully at your own pace so you can do as little or as much as you’d like. Yoga classes, meals and included activities are planned but always optional. The rest of the time is yours to relax at the villa, go on excursions, stroll the streets of Positano or pamper yourself with some in-house spa treatments.

Yoga

Yoga practice will be offered on most mornings before breakfast (no yoga on 2 excursion days). In the evening, a restorative yoga class will help you relax and sleep more deeply. Appropriate for beginning and intermediate level students, classes emphasize the wisdom in honoring your strengths and limitations and to be grateful for all that your body can do. All classes are taught by Lisa Hampton.

Cuisine

The scent of lemons, fresh fish, soft cheeses and irresistible pastries: the culinary delights of a beautiful land. A cuisine abundant in fish, seafood, and fruit and vegetables ripened to perfection in the Mediterranean sun. Whether it’s a plate of flavor-packed pasta or a lusciously light fish dish made with the catch of the day, you’ll enjoy some of the most delicious specialities of the region.

 

Visit to Ravello

Set nearly 1200 feet above the sea, Ravello is the hidden treasure of the Amalfi coast and home to iconic cliffside gardens. Along with its ravishing gardens, Ravello is known for its extraordinary views. We’ll visit the 13th century Villa Rufolo with its terraced gardens and Villa Cimbrone, famous for its Terrace of Infinity. We also will enjoy a  leisurely lunch at the villa’s gorgeous restaurant, Il Flauto di Pan.

Path of the Gods

The Sentiero degli Dei is a walk with spectacular scenery and magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Approximately 4 miles, the walk begins in Bomerano and ends in Nocelle, just above Positano. After the walk, we’ll enjoy lunch in Nocelle looking over the stunning coastline before we descend 1700 steps down to Positano and back to our villa!

The Villa

A luxurious historic villa above Positano with a sweeping view of the Mediterranean, Villa San Giacomo is one of the most exclusive staffed holiday homes on the whole of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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Villa San Giacomo dates back to 1741, when wealthy merchants constructed the luxurious residence on the hill overlooking the harbor of Positano, from where they would be able to see their ships sailing in from sea. With frescoed ceilings, precious furniture and artworks, the villa was renovated in 2013 and offers an elegant and spacious home for our week of retreat.

Villa San Giacomo offers an idyllic and magical setting perched on the hills above Positano, the gem of the Amalfi Coast. With over 3700 sq. ft. of terraces to practice yoga, dine, read, relax, watch sunsets, and simply take in the wonder of the moment, your experience will be unforgettable.

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Positano, Italy

Where an 18th Century Italian Villa is Home

DateApril, 2022
Time
4:00pmSaturday afternoon 
10:00amSaturday morning 
LocationVilla San Giacomo
Positano, Italy
Website
Cost
(per person)
$3,250 Ravello (corner room, large terrace, Juliet balcony)
$3,100 All other rooms
 

Ravello

Sorrento

 all bedrooms have private bath, shared terrace and views
beds can be made into 1 king or 2 twins
Deposit$ 800 non-refundable check/cash deposit to secure your spot
Balance$ 800 due on November 16, 2021 and the balance is due January 16, 2022. If registering after January 16, 2022, full payment is due at that time.
Register[email protected]
( 619 ) 224–2101
Cancellation
Policy
No refunds will be issued for the deposit. No refunds will be issued after November 16, 2021 unless your spot can be filled with someone from the waiting list. If Mindful Fitness cancels the retreat for any reason, you will be refunded in full, including your deposit.
 

One of the garden areas at the villa

Includes
  • 10 yoga and meditation classes (indoor & outdoor)
  • use of yoga mats
  • 7 nights accommodations all with fabulous views!
  • daily breakfast and dinner
  • selected lunches
  • al fresco dining on gorgeous outdoor terrace
  • welcome dinner
  • cooking class at the villa
  • visit to Amalfi / Lemon Farm Tour / Lunch at the farm
  • visit to Ravello, Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone
  • maid service
  • on-site concierge
  • porter service for luggage on arrival and departure
  • use of pool, gardens, library and entire villa
  • unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas
  • local wine at dinner
  • use of WIFI in common areas
  • laundry service (cost extra)
  • transfers to and from Naples train station to Villa San Giacomo at start and end of retreat (only one transfer scheduled each way)
 

Positano

Does Not
Include
airfare
travel to and from Naples
travel insurance
optional excursions
lunches on excursions
massages and spa treatments
other travel related expenses
Optional
Activities &
Excursions
massages and holistic treatments
Capri day trip
Path of the Gods hike
 

Island of Capri

 TravelSaturdays are travel days and there is no programming except for a short yoga session on arrival day.
 Airports: Naples Int’l Airport and Roma Riumicino Airport
Naples Airport – take airport bus to Stazione Napoli Centrale on Piazza Garibaldi. Roma Airport – take Leonardo Express to Roma Termini (main train station in Roma), then take high speed train to Stazione Napoli Centrale. Taxis or private driver are also options.
Travel
Insurance
We recommend that you obtain travel insurance in case of any life situation that may alter your plans. You may consider plans from travelinsure.com, insuremytrip.com, or any other option provided by your credit card, airline or travel company. Also note that your health insurance may not provide coverage internationally. Check with your provider and consider additional coverage if necessary.
More InformationRegistrants will receive more detailed information including itinerary, travel tips, recommendations on hotels in the area for extended trips, and much more.
Photos

View Photos from
the Enchanted in Amalfi Retreat October 12-19, 2019

Photos
View Photos from
the Enchanted in Amalfi Retreat October 19-26, 2019

A Retreat to Remember

The Amalfi Coast of Italy is so unique, so incredibly stunning that it doesn’t seem to be real, yet it is. And with Villa San Giacomo as your home for the week, the experience offers you an abundance of beauty, charm, and luxury. Imagine practicing yoga with the expansive Mediterranean sea before you and taking a deep breath, you realize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” 

John Steinbeck

Namaste.

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