Tranquil and serene view of the sea from your Villa above Aci Castello.

Experience Sicily and Awaken Your Senses: Kundalini Yoga and Creativity Retreat for Women

“…a landscape where you find everything on earth that seems made to seduce the eyes, the mind and the imagination.”
- Guy de Maupassant, Sicily



Nourish your mind, body and soul on a women’s Kundalini yoga, meditation, and creativity retreat on the magnificent island of Sicily. Stay in an elegantly rustic villa on 10 acres of land surrounded by olive and fruit trees, and with expansive views of the sea.

Kundalini Yoga and Creativity Retreat for Women

Nourish your mind, body and soul on a women’s Kundalini yoga, meditation, and creativity retreat on the magnificent island of Sicily. Stay in an elegantly rustic villa on 10 acres of land surrounded by olive and fruit trees, and with expansive views of the sea. Immerse yourself in Sicily’s staggering beauty, contrasts, and history, and experience a colorful local culture with time-honored traditions.

Enjoy morning Kundalini yoga practice facing the sea, journaling among the olive trees, and simple creative activities to release blocks and connect with your highest self. Afternoon excursions include visits to:

  • Taormina, one of Sicily’s gems
  • Siracusa, once Greece’s greatest city
  • Catania, a city whose complex history is visible on every street
  • A local farm for the ricotta cheese experience
  • The Riviera dei Ciclopi, the east’s charming fishing villages
  • A local vineyard to spend an afternoon learning about creativity and nature on the slopes of Mount Etna.

Each evening, before we eat our prepared meal around the farm table, we will conclude the day with reflective journaling and meditation. Return home with new perspectives and memories of your empowering journey shared with an amazing group of women.

The Yoga Instructor

Rita London is a Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher with an extensive background in modern dance and creative arts education. Ms. London is an IKYTA certified Kundalini teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan and received her training with Gurmuch at Golden Bridge Yoga in NY. She is also certified in Chair Yoga.

Ms. London has designed innovative creative arts programs and experiences for adults and children for over 20 years for clients such as the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, The Barnum Museum, Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, Yale- New Haven Hospital and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. 

The Tour Leader

Karen La Rosa owns and operates La RosaWorks, LLC, specializing in custom tours to Sicily. Karen’s appreciation of and past experience with yoga, enables her to present an itinerary that will help participants learn and grow while experiencing a strong sense of place. Karen will create memories from the fun experiences and interesting travel in the area.

This tour is relaxed and informal. Its focus is on community and sharing, self-discovery and growth.

Accommodation and Transportation

This tour will be based at a stunning villa near Aci Castello. Transportation will be by private van. Participants will enjoy some walking along small roads to get the flavor of the area.

Itinerary

Saturday Catania Arrival and transfer to the Villa
Sunday Farm trip for the ricotta cheese ritual. Explore the land with a walk to local Roman ruins.
Monday Driving tour of the picturesque Riviera dei Ciclopi and lunch by the sea
Tuesday Day trip to Taormina. Visit to the Greek Theater
Wednesday Day trip to Catania and its amazing fish market followed by a cooking class.
Thursday Visit a winery on the slopes of Mount Etna for a tour and tasting
Friday Day trip and guided tour of Siracusa and Ortigia
Saturday Departure

 

This tour is currently fully booked. For more information, availability, and rates for currently open tours, or to inquire about standby options, please contact Karen La Rosa

At A Glance

Testimonials

“You are an amazing planner and organizer and gave us so many adventures and tastes of the multi-layered, multi-sensory Sicily. It made the trip so special and it was a peak experience for me. Sicily is a jewel-- a fertile land, fascinating cultural history, and the people are so colorful and warm. Karen led a seamless tour.”
- Rita L.

“Behind all the talent, you are very genuine, and it really shines thru all you do.”
- Palma C.

“Thank you for an absolutely amazing experience in Sicily.”
- Helen S.

“Thank you for your sensitive leadership, vision, and love of Sicily.”
- Marianne B.

“I am thankful for our time on that beautiful island and for Karen and Rita… perfection.”
- Ann K.


Reservations

Please reserve your place on the Yoga & Creativity Retreat Tour. Because of the nature and intimacy of this tour, space is very limited.

This tour is currently fully booked. For more information, availability, and rates for currently open tours, or to inquire about standby options, please don't hesitate to contact us!

What Is Included

The tour includes accommodation in the villa for seven nights, private room and bath, seven breakfasts, six dinners, some with locals, prepared by private cooks or in town, private transportation, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, seven days of yoga instruction and creative activities provided by Rita London, select reading list and informative materials. The itinerary is subject to minor changes based on demand and availability.

IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor Rita London.

Rita London is IKYTA Certified in Kundalini Yoga, Certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, and is a Meditation Instructor

The Trinacria, the symbol of Sicily since the times of Greek Antiquity.

The Trinacria, an enduring symbol of Sicily since the Greek era.

The dramatic waters off Aci Trezza

A view of the pristine surf and spectacular lava rock formations off Aci Trezza.

A serene grove

A placid Mount Etna creates a serene backdrop to the quiet beauty of a citrus grove.

 

 

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