Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy

Sicily, Italy

Kimberly Larkin
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18 reviews
Sep 17 - 24, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15
Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy
Sicily, Italy

Kimberly Larkin
  • Email address verified
18 reviews

Sep 17 - 24, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

This Sicilian adventure will be a feast for the senses! Our home base will be a 17th century farmhouse in the rolling hills of central Sicily. We'll practice yoga + meditation, learn how to cultivate our intuition, and receive mini reiki treatments during restorative yoga classes.  We'll share lovingly prepared vegetarian meals made from our farm's fresh ingredients.  Our senses will be further awakened on the many excursions included on this trip. We'll visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Valley of the Temples; spend an afternoon exploring Gangi, one of Sicily's most beautiful villages; visit the beach town of Cefalu; and spend an afternoon, including a group dinner, in Palermo. If it's possible for the senses to be both awakened and soothed at the same time, it's here, immersed in the culture and natural beauty of this singular Italian Island. Andiamo.

You hosts

Intuitive Reiki Master and Healer + owner of Bene Mudra, James Bene
Yoga Teacher, Kim Larkin

Join my friend, James Bene, and me for this Sicilian adventure! We are excited to be back co-teaching after having hosted retreats together many years ago in upstate NY and Hoboken, NJ.

We love combining our unique talents for guiding students through yoga + meditation, providing reiki + cultivating intuition. We look forward to sharing these practices and more with you in the breathtaking and inspiring setting of Sicily.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accomodation
    Our home for the week is a 17th century farmhouse turned retreat center surrounded by rolling hills
  • daily vegetarian meals
    All meals included except for a few lunches when we're on excursions
  • yoga + meditation
    Kim will lead active, gentle, and restorative yoga classes throughout the week
  • Intuitive development
    James will teach a class on cultivating your intuition
  • Afternoon in Gangi
    Gangi was once voted the "Most beautiful Italian village". We'll spend an afternoon here.
  • Intuitive readings
    James will tap into his natural gift as an intuitive healer and connection to spirit to give individual readings in a small group setting
  • Valle di Templi
    Day trip to the Valley of the Temples. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features some of the best examples of Greek art and architecture
  • Cefalu
    Day at the beach. This picturesque fishing village is perfect for strolling or swimming or both!
  • Palermo
    We'll spend an afternoon in Palermo, capped off with a group dinner in this storied city.
  • group dinner in Palermo
  • airport transfers
    One group pick up from/to Palermo and Catania at the beginning and end of retreat.
  • airfare to/from Sicily
  • optional activities
    massages, additional excursions
  • alcohol
  • airport transfers
    Outside of the group transfers provided

Available Packages

Double Room

This price is for 1 person in a shared double room with private bath.  All double rooms can be configured with either 2 separate beds or 1 shared bed.  If you come solo, we can pair you with a lovely roommate.  Balance payment due by August 15, 2022.

Deposit: $500
Single room

This price is for 1 person in a single room with private bath.  


Your Organizer

Kimberly Larkin
18 reviews
As a dynamic, curious, and light-hearted traveler, one of my great joys is introducing people to fascinating places. When we arrive in a new place, we begin to connect with local people, the culture, and the landscape. These interactions inevitably begin to change our inner landscapes as well: hearts swell, minds open, compassion and acceptance spread. I try to facilitate this same connection & expansion when I'm back home teaching yoga at local studios in Hoboken, Jersey City, and NYC. Let's go on some inner/outer adventures together!


My Moroccan Adventure was just that- an adventure, as I had never been there before. Yes, I read the itinerary but my expectations were greatly surpassed! We were busy most every day and did everything in Kim's brochure, and more! I met and interacted with different Moroccan people, learned a bit of their language, their cooking, their culture, their lifestyles, their prayer time, their music, the vastly different terrain throughout our travels, and even a few folks who shared their hopes & dreams. Kim is a wonderful guide who asks lots of questions and I love that! The riads we stayed at were unique in what they offered and where they were located. The hosts were friendly, welcoming & accomodating. They all know & love Kim as this was her 4th trip to Morocco. She keeps everyone on schedule and on task, always ready with her camera and wonderful with sharing the pictures with the group. Follow all her tips & instructions and you won't go wrong. I had never experienced a hammam before & it was wonderful. My favorite part of the trip was riding the camels into the Sahara Desert at sunset, sleeping in a tent overnight & riding them back out at sunrise. The scenery of the camels, both sitting riderless & when we mounted, the shifting light on the dunes, dismounting to 'play' in the sand, watching the sunset, the arrival at the tents, the dinner & wine, the music, the spectacular stargazing, and the sunrise ride back were all magical memories I will cherish forever. I strongly recommend you taking a trip with!
By Cheryl H for Moroccan Adventure on Oct 24, 2023
What a truly sensational experience! From beginning to end, Kim and James made sure our group of yogis were guided and cared for. They fostered an environment for deep rest, connection, and exploration. I came away feeling refreshed and nourished. Sicilian Spirit which hosted the retreat is absolutely sublime with amazing vistas, comfy quarters, a warm/friendly staff, and the most amazing food. 100% recommend any retreat that Kim leads.
By Cindy Y for Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy on Sep 20, 2023
Just wow! Had a fantastic adventure in Sicily with Kim and James who provided their students with a top shelf experience. From the beautiful accommodations, thoughtful and well paced classes, to the excursions, transfers, and logistics, every detail was anticipated and provided for us before we even had to ask. Highly recommend any event with this duo. Looking forward to attending another retreat together soon! Grazie Mille!
By Thomas D for Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy on Sep 12, 2023
Gorgeous historical property for accommodations, and the staff who help to keep it tidy and running smoothly could not have been kinder. AMAZING and healthy food prepared fresh for every meal by the most affectionate and hard-working chefs. Thoughtfully planned day trips and meditation sessions, restorative yoga and gently encouraging spiritual work thanks to Kimberly and James. Ten out of ten; hope to retreat again! Grazie di tutto!
By Katharine B for Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy on Sep 11, 2023
Thank you Kim for a really memorable experience. The trip was everything you promised - a deep dive into the Colombian culture in the old city of Cartagena and the steamy jungle of the Sierra Nevadas of Santa Marta, superb cuisine, with so many gorgeous edible flowers, and real connection with the local community by staying in rustic lodges and engaging in two beautiful spiritual ceremonies. And the hiking, swimming in a sacred crystal lagoon, yoga on the beach and more. You'd researched every aspect of the trip and made connections with friendly and expert guides, drivers, translators and I felt very comfortable in this vibrant, unknown country. It was truly a wonderful experience and I'd travel with you anywhere, any time!
By Sarah A for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection on May 11, 2023
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