Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy

Sicily, Italy

KL
Kimberly Larkin
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8 reviews
Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2023
Group size: 1 - 15
Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy
Sicily, Italy

Kimberly Larkin
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

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Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2023
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 that has been in the same family for centuries. 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 (+ some protein) 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 with a brief stop in Agrigento; visit the beach town of Cefalu; and spend a day exploring Palermo, including a tour with a local guide and a group dinner. 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 our 2nd annual Sicilian adventure! 


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 and farmland.
  • 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 2-part class on cultivating your intuition
  • 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 a day in Palermo, including a history and market tour with a local guide, capped off with a group dinner in this storied city.
  • group dinner in Palermo
  • airport transfers
    One group pick up from/to Palermo 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 - EARLY BIRD
Available until February 25, 20238 left

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.

EARLY BIRD balance payment due by February 25, 2023.

$2,595
Deposit: $500
Single Room - EARLY BIRD
Available until February 25, 2023only 3 left

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

EARLY BIRD balance payment due by Feb 25, 2023.

$3,095
Deposit: $500
Double Room
Available until July 29, 20238 left

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 July 29, 2023.

$2,795
Deposit: $500
Single room
Available until July 29, 20234 left

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

Balance payment due by July 29, 2023.

$3,295
Deposit: $500
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Who’s Going

Your Organizer


KL
Kimberly Larkin
8 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!

Reviews

FS
Kim and James were the most amazing hosts! They put together such an incredible experience, and attracted really spectacular people. They know just how to balance activity and rest, and they were really in tune with the needs of the group. They are both such healers, and made everyone feel comfortable. I would go on absolutely any retreat with either one of them again!
By Faith S for Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy on 05 Oct, 2022
This trip is nothing short of magical. The place, a 17th century villa tucked into the Sicilian hills, is a piece of living history, beautifully restored, with great accommodations and peaceful surroundings. The food, prepared fresh daily, was delicious, and the wine was everflowing and from the local vines! Kim and James planned every detail to perfection. Our yoga classes, our classes on intuition, our time together on excursions..... all smoothly fit into the beautiful environment that awaited us each morning.. I can't wait to do it again.
By arlene s for Sensational Sicily - Yoga, Culture + Self Discovery in Italy on 03 Oct, 2022
We had the best time. Kim knows how to bring strangers together. By the end of the two days I felt like we had known each other forever. That is all thanks to Kim. The food was spectacular. The yoga classes were always just what everyone needed in the moment. The lodging was adorable and comfortable. I highly recommend retreats with Kim at the helm. Perfect!
By Kathleen A F for Yoga in the Hudson Valley on 17 May, 2022
Colombia This was a magical trip, from the busy, musical, art filled streets of colorful Cartagena to the quiet, mystical, lush green density of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The trip had it all. A great local hotel with a rooftop pool in a very old section of Cartagena allowed for relaxing with an amazing cocktail after a city tour, or after our visit to an artist’s studio, or to the local market or to pat the butt of a Botero sculpture (considered a guarantee that you will return). Then on to the beach resort where the mountains meet the sea and where we met indigenous peoples who took us back in time and in spirit. Trekking in their habitat with a guide led us to an untouched waterfall, and later we sat with the women and learned how they used plants for making threads and weaving and medicine. We sat with a shaman and listened to this tribe’s vision of the world and their own creation story. They believe that the rivers that flow from the ice capped mountains are as sacred as our own bodies, and they believe that we need to take better care of all of it. We leisurely rode in individual inner tubes down one of these rivers until we came to the sea. Truly a unique and special experience. Yes, there are places where the world seems to have stopped, and we should all explore them before they go away. Of course there was wonderful Kim yoga and of course there was Kim’s impeccable planning. The food at the resort was truly outstanding. Each day a new fruit or fresh fish or surprise vegetable, always served with beauty and care. I would highly recommend this trip.
By arlene s for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection on 06 May, 2022
This was a great adventure! Perfect combination of city exploration and relaxation in nature. Cartagena is a vibrant city with beautiful architecture. The hotel was very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The resort near Sierra Nevada Mountains was in the middle of a lush landscape, where we were surrounded with beautiful sights, sounds, and smells of nature, which created an amazingly peaceful atmosphere that is unmatched. The specially selected tours to an indigenous village and river added another level of discovery in this beautiful country that created an urge to explore it further. The food in both places was delicious. I highly recommend this trip.
By Meltem P for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection on 04 May, 2022
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