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 mornings without excursions before breakfast. 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.

The Idyllic Isle of Capri

With its jaw-dropping natural beauty, Capri is the most famous of all the islands in Italy. With delicious cuisine, world-class shopping, breathtaking views, it’s no surprise that the island is beloved by islanders and travellers. We’ll spend a full day exploring Capri by circumnavigating the island by boat, stopping at several grottos including the betwitching blue grotto. If open, we will definitely go inside! Then, we’ll explore by land visiting many of the islands unique and gorgeous sites. It’s a day to be savored.

Valle delle Ferriere

Lush and primitive, the Valle delle Ferriere is a spectacular nature reserve in the hills above Amalfi. Our hike up through this enchanting valley is thick with lemon groves, lush ferns, abandoned mills, and waterfalls. With giant ferns and imposing rocky walls and an almost fairytale-like atmosphere, we’ll discover an authentic side of the Amalfi Coast.

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 21-28, 2022  SOLD OUT
April 22-29, 2023 NEW RETREAT!
Time
4:00pmSaturday afternoon 
10:00amSaturday morning 
LocationVilla San Giacomo
Positano, Italy
Website
Cost
(per person)
$3,895 Ravello (corner room, large terrace, Juliet balcony)
$3,695 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$ 900 non-refundable check/cash deposit to secure your spot
Balance$ 900 due on November 22, 2022 and the balance is due January 22, 2023. If registering after January 21, 2023, 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 22, 2022 unless your spot can be filled with someone from the waiting list.
 

One of the garden areas at the villa

Includes
  • daily yoga and meditation classes (indoor & outdoor)
  • use of yoga mats
  • 7 nights luxury accommodations all with ensuite bathrooms, terraces and fabulous views!
  • daily breakfast and dinner
  • selected lunches
  • al fresco dining on gorgeous outdoor terrace
  • arrival cocktail & welcome dinner
  • cooking class at the villa by our personal chef
  • hike Valle delle Ferriere
  • visit to Amalfi / Lemon Farm Tour
  • day trip to Capri / sea and land tour / lunch
  • Gastronomic Trekking /walk, forage, dinner
  • visit to Ravello, Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone
  • professional local guides on excursions
  • all transfers to/from excursions
  • free day to rest or explore
  • daily maid service
  • on-site concierge
  • porter service for luggage on arrival and departure
  • use of pool, gardens, library and entire villa
  • unlimited fruit, snacks, water and herbal teas
  • unlimited cappuccinos
  • 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
some lunches on excursions
massages (scheduled for you at villa)
tips and other travel related expenses
  
 

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 strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance in case of any life situation that may alter your plans. You may consider plans from allianztravelinsurance.com, 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.

In case of impediments to travel to Italy due to the pandemic that will cause lockdowns or prohibitions close to the arrival date, the retreat will be rescheduled to a future date.

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

 

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