SICILY RETREAT 2025

      91025 Marsala, Free municipal consortium of Trapani, Italy

      AY
      Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 24
      SICILY RETREAT 2025
      91025 Marsala, Free municipal consortium of Trapani, Italy


      Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 24

      About this trip

      Join Afterglow Studio for a Sicilian reset at the stunning Salinara Art Farm. This 18th century Italian farmhouse is steps away from the Mediterranean sea with breathtaking views of organic gardens & vineyards. Take a boat to the nearby islands, explore the coastline by bike, or visit ancient cities Marsala, Trapani, Erice, and more. Indulge in Sicilian traditional cuisine with produce harvested from the property, prepared by a private chef. Deepen your practice, refresh your spirit, and take in all that Sicily has to offer. 

      The Property

      Salinara is a charming 18th century farmhouse, immersed in nature along with the blue Mediterranean sea; surrounded by antique salt pans, vineyards, and olive groves. There are incredible sea sunset views behind the Egadi islands, and the sea is a walking distance away. All rooms exude a Mediterranean atmosphere, most of which include a private garden, terrace or balcony; with natural lime-washed walls, hand-made tiles on the floors, a kitchen/kitchenette & a private entrance. Air conditioning and WiFi is included. There is a large communal indoor and outdoor space for leisurely breakfasts and evening meals. 


      Rooms can be single (one person per room), shared double (two people with two singles OR a double bed), or a shared quad (four people with two doubles OR four singles). Please let us know if you'd like to share a bed when you book! 

      Travel

      We will be in touch regarding flights and arrival times prior to the trip, and will help arrange transportation to/from the airport and Salinara. Car rentals are encouraged to explore during the day. We will create a google document closer to the retreat to help arrange car sharing! Plan to arrive on Saturday, March 29 by check-in time at 4:00p (our first opening practice will begin at 6:00p). Our final practice will take place on Saturday, April 5th, followed by a farewell breakfast. 

      Booking Terms & Conditions

      A $500 USD non-refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat. The remaining balance will be split into monthly installment payments with the total amount due 60 days prior to the retreat start date, or, you may choose to pay in full. 


      Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:

      Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are strictly non-refundable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing: for cancellation requests submitted with more than 90 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 90 days of the retreat: no refunds given, no exceptions. Nobody books a retreat with the intention of canceling it, but unexpected events do occur, so we highly suggest purchasing travel insurance. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.


      Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart. 

      An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details. 

      It is your responsibility to confirm your passport has 6 months validity prior to departure from your origin. If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country or region, Afterglow does not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. 

      FAQ

      Is this retreat for me? 

      Our retreats are for everyone, and we have a wide range of movers on our retreats; whether you practice daily or are new to yoga. As always, everything in yoga classes is optional, and our teachers will accommodate you wherever you are at. 


      I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?

      Yes! We had a big group at our last retreat - no one went into it knowing each other, and everyone left as great friends. You definitely won't be alone. We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in & update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We can pair you up with a roommate.


      What do I need to pack?

      30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring. 


      What is the schedule like?

      We will send out an itinerary one month prior to our trip. There will be lots to do, but also, plenty of downtime to relax and take in the beauty of Sicily. 


      What type of travel insurance do I need and why is it mandatory?

      Your insurance will need to cover emergency medical and trip cancellation/interruption. This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances either before or on your retreat. We suggest www.insuremytrip.com. (We recommend your policy covers medical, evacuation, trip cancellation, and trip interruption). 


      What are the travel requirements needed for this trip?

      Aside from required travel insurance, you must have a valid passport to travel to Italy. Make sure the expiration date is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat.

      The ETIAS Visa System is set to go live in mid-2025. This is a new visa system which will apply to visitors from the US to Italy, and it's a simple process that is relatively low cost. For now, this is not required, however; if this system goes live, we will be sure to communicate these changes and requirements.


      Do you offer monthly payment plans?

      Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due. You also have the option to pay in full.

      What’s included

      • Yoga + Meditation
        1-2 practices a day led by Jane and Brittany (vinyasa, restorative, breathwork/meditation)
      • Meals
        Traditional Sicilian breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by a private chef
      • Accommodations
        8 days/7 nights at Salinara
      • Access to Yoga Shala
        Sound system, mats, straps, blankets, and blocks (you're welcome to bring your own)
      • Beverages + Snacks
        Coffee, herbal tea, juices, and snacks throughout the day
      • Transportation
        Transportation to + from the airport within certain dates/times
      • Wine Tour + Tasting
        Visit a local wine producer and taste some local wines
      • Use of Bicycles
        10 available at Salinara!

      What’s not included

      • Flight
        Airfare to/from Sicily
      • Travel Insurance
        Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Available upon request
      • Car Rental
        To explore ancient cities (we can help arrange car-sharing)
      • Additional Add-Ons
        Cooking class, cheese making class, massage, and more!
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for your guides

      Available Packages

      Shared Quad
      Available until March 1, 2025only 1 left

      Shared room with 4 beds and private ensuite bathroom looking out over the vineyards and/or Mediterranean Sea. Rooms include a private garden, terrace or balcony and all have natural lime-washed walls, hand-made tiles on the floors, air conditioning, and Wifi.

      *Pricing is per-person. Each person will get their own bed (let us know if you'd like to share a double bed with someone when booking)

      *Rooms will be assigned at random

      *If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.  

      $2,100
      Deposit: $500
      Shared Double
      Available until March 1, 2025Sold Out

      Shared room with 2 beds and private ensuite bathroom looking out over the vineyards and/or Mediterranean Sea. Rooms include a private garden, terrace or balcony and all have natural lime-washed walls, hand-made tiles on the floors, air conditioning, and Wifi.


      *Pricing is per-person. 

      *Rooms will be assigned at random. If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.

      *Please let us know if you'd like to share a double bed with someone when booking. 

      $2,700
      Deposit: $500
      Single
      Sold Out

      Single room with 1 bed and private ensuite bathroom looking out over the vineyards and/or Mediterranean Sea. Rooms include a private garden, terrace or balcony and all have natural lime-washed walls, hand-made tiles on the floors, air conditioning, and Wifi. This option can be made into a double for couple or those sharing a bed - message us for pricing.

      $3,200
      Deposit: $500


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