Ecoyoga Scotland Ashtanga Yoga and Liberation Retreat

1-6 August 2019

Book directly with Ecoyoga. Please go to their website for details.

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Italy Ashtanga Yoga Liberation and Family Retreat

12-19 October 2019 ****Book now until 31 April and receive 10% off both retreat fee and yoga fee***

Yoga Salento, Zollino, Puglia Italy

For more details about the retreat email Sarah at


Join Sarah for a full week of vibrant Italian culture and yogic liberation in stunning Salento with guided and Mysore style ashtanga yoga, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

Families are welcome to come to the retreat. Children will enjoy Salento’s playground with a playhouse, swings and a slide; the pool, the near-by beach and endless adventures in the garden will offer a safe and delightful time for all ages. There will be one yoga class each day for children only.

Morning and afternoon ashtanga yoga classes will be conducted for adults so please plan to bring a childminder with you or get in touch with Sarah if you are in need of one.

Retreat is all inclusive with 7 dinners and 6 healthy brunches. 

Please bring a copy of your favourite yoga sutras translation with you.

All levels are invited; no experience in ashtanga yoga is required. 

Retreat Schedule

Arrive in Salento Saturday 12 October

Morning Classes

13 October Sunday - 18 Friday October

7am Meditation, Pranayama and Chanting

7:30-10 am Mysore Class or Led Class

Brunch served Daily after yoga class starting from 10:30

Light breakfast served for young ones and family members not participating in the morning class from 8 am.

Afternoon Class

Afternoon workshops will consist of specific investigation into asana, chanting and singing class and/or restorative yoga.

Sunday 13 4:30-6:30pm

Monday 14 4:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday 15 4:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday 16 No afternoon class

Thursday 17 4:30-6:30 pm

Friday 18 4:30-6:30 pm

Dinner served daily starting from 7 pm

Children’s Class 

3:45-4:15 the same days as the adult afternoon classes. This class is suitable for children ages 3-10 years old. No class on Wednesday afternoon.

Departure - Saturday 19 October

Breakfast served before departure

Yoga Fee

Please pay yoga fees directly to Sarah Hatcher separate from the Yoga Salento retreat fee upon arrival in Salento on Saturday the 12th. Alternatively, email Sarah for bank details for a bank transfer before the retreat: 

£200 for all 11 classes. 

Children’s Yoga fee: £20

Please prepare to pay a separate fee for the Yoga Association fee to Yoga in Salento upon arrival of €20 which is a membership for one year.

Travel Details

Book your travel to arrive in Salento on Saturday the 12th and plan to leave Salento Saturday the 18th after breakfast. There will be no yoga classes on these two travel days.

Closest airport to fly into is Brindisi airport. Pick up/drop off service from Brindisi airport can be arranged with Yoga in Salento. 

Costs are €60 for 1 person; €70 for 2 people and €80 for 3 people. 

You can arrange for pick up/drop off from the Lecce train station with Yoga in Salento. Costs are €30 for 1 person; €40 for two people; and €45 for 3 people.


Rates for 7 nights

Double room with private bathroom €519

Double room with shared bathroom €469

Triple room with private bathroom €419

Double Single use Supplement €179

Single Supplement €129

Rates Include 

7 nights and daily room cleaning

6 vegetarian organic brunches - served after yoga class each morning 10/10:30 am

7 organic vegetarian dinners - served after yoga class 7 pm

1 vegetarian organic breakfast on departure day (Saturday the 18th)

yoga Mats and Props

YIS staff assistance

If guests would like to purchase a light afternoon snack while at the retreat, there will be a supplemental ala carte menu from the bar serving fruit and salad for a minimal fee.

Children Fees

Children aged 0-3 are free; children 3-11 years old pay half quote of price above.

Optional Extras

laundry €5

Thai, shiatsu massage €65

Ayurvedic treatments €70

Osteopath treatments €60

About Yoga in Salento

YIS Yoga in Salento is a not for profit association within the Agricola Samadhi, the agriturismo which provides accommodation and food for the participants of the yoga retreats organised by YIS. 

YIS and Samadhi are separate entities therefore costs for the yoga and accommodation are separate.

The €20 Yoga Association fee to be paid on the first day of the retreat to Yoga in Salento is mandatory by law for all yoga retreat participants; the card has one year validity and gives insurance coverage while practicing yoga at YIS.

Agricola Samadhi is a last generation organic farmhouse located in southern Puglia in the heart of Salento in the Grecia Salentina countryside right in the heart of Zollino, just a few steps from the quaint country train station.

It is just 10 minutes from Lecce and 20 minutes from the beautiful iconic Adriatic sea.

Daily activities could include resting by the pool; day trips to the beach; or a day trip to Lecce. There is no scheduled afternoon class on Wednesday to allow for participants to experience a greater day trip in the area if chosen.

To Book the Retreat

Book your space by emailing or calling Yoga in Salento and pay a deposit:

+39 0836 600 284

Email Sarah any yoga retreat questions at

Or call her directly at +44 (0) 77851 00579

Information for Scotland Families

The retreat is scheduled during the Scotland School System Fall mid-term holiday (14 October through 21 October, 2019). This means that you will not be penalised for bringing your children on holiday! If you are in need of a nanny and would like to come with just yourself and your child, please email Sarah for details. 

My family - Tim, Dash and myself smiling after a retreat at EcoYoga, Inverliever Lodge, Scotland. Photo 2016.

My family - Tim, Dash and myself smiling after a retreat at EcoYoga, Inverliever Lodge, Scotland. Photo 2016.