🦐 YOGA & FOOD IN SICILY 🦐
7 days of movement and food exploration in Sicily
October 1st -7th
with Lisa Fraipont and Aly Beveridge
A Practice Week is about uncovering the joy and cultivation of a series of daily practices, planting and attending to an internal garden from which we can watch our life bloom and grow. The acts of feeding, moving, and imagining can then become recipes for joy.
The week will look unlike a traditional yoga retreat, as we will have the chance to create our daily habits co-creatively. Our meals will be guided with the themes personal and Great nature, and how we might make the personal (how I feed myself) more communal (how we all feed ourselves).
Each day we will move together and inhabit our bodies more presently and available. Then, we may explore a local market, smelling, tasting, and reflecting on the ways in which food is found in Sicily. What flavors are boldest here, which ingredients are available, what is our body craving, what am I smelling or tasting?
We will taste ingredients in situ and reflect on them together.
Food and movement will be our tools for self-expression and regeneration.
This retreat is limited to 8 participants. The vibe will be intimate and laid back with time to enjoy the last few moments of summer together
WHERE : Casa Balat, a green 100% energetically self-sufficient project, is a 300-year old farmhouse set in the hills above breathtaking Noto. Featuring a saltwater pool, gorgeous gardens and an open air Shala for Yoga. It's a one hour drive from Catania Airport. The surroundings include the beaches of Vendicari reserve, the gorges of Cavagrande reserve, Noto Antica ancient ruins and many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
WHEN: A 7 days, 6 nights week from from October 1st from 4pm until October 7th after breakfast (check out is at 10am).
WHAT: a 6-night movement and food intimate retreat. We’ll practice movement twice a day. We’ll learn about ingredients, preservation techniques, cooking tips and tricks and ways to prepare food. We’ll also have time to enjoy one another’s company, to swim in the pool and to explore the region.
Example of schedule
9-10:15am : yoga with Lisa
11am : brunch
free time to swim in the pool, go to the beach, visit the village around, eat a granita, visit the farmer’s market
4pm-6pm: cooking class with Aly
6:30 -7:30pm: yoga with Lisa
6 nights in shared rooms in the beautiful Casa Balat
pescetarian brunch and dinner cooked by Aly
morning fruits, coffee, and tea
two cooking classes
2 yoga practices a day with Lisa
15 hours bankable towards your Katonah Yoga certification
your yoga props: blocks and mats will be included
Wine, Gelato and Pasta
your means of transportation to the house - Catania airport is one hour away, we strongly advise you to rent a car from the airport , we will put participants in touch to carpool
one lunch and one dinner outside of the house
optional yoga privates
1200 € in a shared bedroom with private bath
There are two bedrooms, one triple one quadruple. They both have one double bed two be shared and either one or two single beds.
There is one additional bathroom attached to the living room to be shared by both rooms.
Book your spot by sending us an email here
Upon registration we ask you for a downpayment of 300€, non refundable.
On August 1st we ask for a second payment of 600€
The remaining 250 or 300€ will be paid in cash on the first day of the retreat
Menus will be pescetarian and plant-forward. Expect beautiful pasta, cheese, and seafood from Sicily integrated into the menu. This will be unlike the food you’d normally find on a yoga retreat. If you have any questions about dietary restrictions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Aly is a chef and yoga teacher based in Copenhagen Denmark. She has trained with teachers all over the world in a diverse range of practices from katonah to ashtanga yoga, transcendental meditation to vipassana, vedic pranayama to nordic winter bathing. She weaves elements of these diverse lineages into her practice and teaching. During the week she will be co-leading meditative practice with Lisa and teaching dynamic asana with integrated pranayama (aka vinyasa). For Aly the purpose of practice is not about completing another check on a to-do list, but rather about using the tools for wellbeing to live a more full, engaged, and conscious life.
Lisa is a Katonah Yoga teacher from Brussels, Belgium.
She’s been teaching hatha yoga for 7 years and found real joy when she discovered Katonah Yoga through Dages Juvelier Keates in Paris in 2018.
She then immersed herself in the practice and the theory and learned with a lot of different teachers.
When she’s not teaching she love to bake sourdough bread or to knit all kinds of hats, playing with technique, pattern & repetition ;)