7-Day Women's New Year Empowering Yoga journey in South Italy

Ostuni, BR, Italy

Federica Clemente
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Dec 29, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25
7-Day Women's New Year Empowering Yoga journey in South Italy
Ostuni, BR, Italy

Federica Clemente
  • Email address verified

Dec 29, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


Be in a  healing circle of women to mirror the wholeness of your being and allow  your whole being to be heard and loved - embrace the wild you, the wise  you, the child you, the strong you and the vulnerable you.

This  retreat is meant for you to let go the burdens of the heart to feel the  flow of life force, creativity, joy and stillness that is you. To take  time to realize what shift you need within yourself to step more into a  conscious, balanced path. We will read through your past year to find  awareness on what you desire for your new year. We will set intentions  with ceremonies and ritual, and we will find clarity and strength  through our practice of yoga, meditation, dance and improvisation.

Yoga and Movement Classes

During this retreat we will explore Maya Yoga and Body Soul Movement as a journey of self-discovery and powerful awakening:

Maya  Yoga is a harmonious journey of physical, mental and spiritual  practices and techniques to help guide you to happiness and wellbeing.  We adhere to the classic principles of the Hatha Yoga* tradition, while  enriching our practice with the magic of other yoga methods and  philosophy. We work hard for your physical improvement, but, more  importantly, we invite your yoga journey to become a spiritual path that  will nourish your life with Clarity, Bliss and Infinite Love.

Body  Soul Movement (BoSoMo therapy) is flowing, spontaneous and fun - while  offering the potential for deep transformation, and  emotional-mental-physical balancing. It is a Journey of Healing,  Experience, Joy and Creativity.

Body Soul Movement Includes:

  1. Intense physical exercise to liberate body and mind from pain, past and reaction
    An intensive mind-body work to reach a state of balance
    Living the body through movement
    Dance and improvisation
    Physical theater and voice work
    Self-expression - break down the fear of going out of your comfort zone

First, I ask you to return to yourself, which means:

Awareness of your own physical body : (anatomy, bone structure, and analysis of movement)

Awareness of the subtle energy that inhabits it (the meridians of the body)

Awareness  of the close relationship between the physical body and the emotional  sphere (how the emotions have a story written in the body)

Second,  I invite you to rediscover a state of harmony and balance – physically  and mentally – and reawaken your inner ability to heal yourself! Healing  is an instinctive animal capability that is inscribed in each of us. It  is maintaining balance, and that balance is the natural condition and  the original condition of all human beings. Let us call this balance a  Natural state of health.

We are not here to learn any new  theory. We have collected so many theories that our minds are asleep,  numb and unsatisfied. Our minds have lost elasticity and the capacity to  be alert, silent and open to pure creation. It is our mind that rules  us, and we can easily become victims of its pitfalls!

The Puglian kitchen

 The Puglian kitchen is famous for its wholesome ingredients, both from the sea and from the earth, simple and flavorful.

At  La Luna nel Pozzo, you will have the opportunity to sample many of the  dishes of the Puglian tradition - dishes of Mediterranean delight.

You  will find the colors of the season’s fruits and vegetables, the  knowledge of the pastors in the justly-renowned cheeses, olive oils from  ancient trees, and artisan sourdough bread made from local, fresh  stone-ground flours.

Retreat Center

With its spaces for artistic creation and hospitality, and an environment which facilitates concentrated, harmonious work, La Luna nel  Pozzo (The Moon in the Well) is an ideal location for retreats.  

La Luna nel Pozzo is a theater housed in a traditional stone “masseria,”  or farm house, from the mid-nineteenth century; a cultural center  nestled among the majestic olive trees in the Puglian countryside near  Ostuni. The name expresses a hope for an oasis which can nourish new art  forms, creating opportunities for fruitful creative encounters, where  one can find the environment, and the time, to realize one’s desires.  

Driving distances: La Luna is 15 minutes from the sea, 5 minutes from  Ostuni, the white city, and 15 minutes from Cisternino and the trulli of  the beautiful Itrian Valley.  

Highlights · a stone amphitheater of antique Greek design, with a 12 m diameter  stage, excellent acoustics and seating for 250 spectators, equipped for  electric lighting (380v) and sound, without losing its traditional  aspect. · a Cretan labyrinth of traditional stonework (20 m diameter), for  meditation, discussion, writing, inspiration… · 6 hectares of olive groves 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Shared room and bathroom in traditional Italian masseria
  • Food
    Brunch, Dinner and Snacks +Tea Heavily influenced by the local cuisine and flavors
  • Yoga
    Anchor and balance your sense of self
  • Body Soul Movement
    To give you an outlet to free your emotions, open your heart and find your joy
  • Daily Gatherings
    such as open-heart discussions, healing circles, rituals and ceremonies
  • Nature
    We will be in a quiet, secluded location surrounded by the healing power of nature.
  • Transfers
    From/To Ostuni Train Station/Retreat Center
  • Massage
    Available for an extra cost
  • Private counsel/coach
    Available for an extra cost
  • Automobile
    Available for an extra cost
  • Travel
    Aside from Ostuni Transfers
  • Insurance

Available Packages

Shared Quad
4 left

Shared room among up to 4 people. Shared bathroom outside - you must go outside of the building to access the bathroom.

Deposit: €195
Shared Triple
only 3 left
Deposit: €250
Shared Quad with Loft & Bathroom
4 left

Traditional-style room shared among up to four people.

2 beds in loft & 2 beds on lower level

Bathroom inside room.

Deposit: €250
Twin Room
only 2 left
Deposit: €250
Twin Room w/ kitchenette
only 2 left
Deposit: €250
Single Private with bathroom
4 left

Private Room at Retreat Center with bathroom

Deposit: €250


Women's New Year Retreat


  • 7:30 AM    Morning meditation and chanting
  • 8:00 AM    Morning session of yoga, movement and personal development work
  • 10:30 AM   Brunch
  • 12:00 PM    Time for beach and village excursions and other activities, or to be alone for personal research..reflecting..reading..etc
  • 5:00 PM    Yoga practice or body-soul movement class
  • 7:00 PM     Dinner
  • 9:00 PM    Group circle

Your Organizer

Federica Clemente
Federica Clemente is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who has practiced and studied Mysore Ashtanga, Iyengar and other forms of yoga since 2002. With background experience and/or certifications in professional dance, craniosacral therapy, Gestalt counseling, massage therapy and shamanic healing, Federica brings to her classes and workshops a wealth of background information in the mechanics of dynamic movement, energy flow and effective healing techniques. Yet, she teaches with an attitude of fun, playfulness and acceptance.