Yogi Sadie & Chef Alice Italy Retreat 2024 (Week One)

13812 Campiglia Cervo, Province of Biella, Italy

Sadie Chanlett-Avery
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Sep 15 - 21, 2024
Group size: 11 - 14
Yogi Sadie & Chef Alice Italy Retreat 2024 (Week One)
13812 Campiglia Cervo, Province of Biella, Italy

Sadie Chanlett-Avery
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

Sep 15 - 21, 2024
Group size: 11 - 14

About this trip

Ready to slow down and savor la dolce vita? This bucket list trip is about relishing every bite, every squat, and every sip of Barolo. 

The 2024 Yogi Sadie & Chef Alice Italy Retreat is heading to the foothills of the Alps in the northern Piedmont region. Known for truffles, hazelnuts, and Nebbiolos, this is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. 

This retreat combines the talents of two friends for over 30 years: Sadie Chanlett-Avery, the yogi, and Alice Delcourt, the chef. Unlike other retreats, ours is created with a unique recipe. It feeds you with personalized yoga and moves you with delicious food. And the experience would not be complete without wine!  Danilo, our sommelier and wine educator, handpicks outstanding local wines for the tastings and meal pairings. 

Each day starts with a yoga practice to dissolve stress and open us to adventure. Over coffee and a hearty breakfast, we review the plan for the day: a hiking excursion to a mountain lake, a private tasting at a local winery, or a pasta making class. We explore quaint nearby hamlets and visit local food purveyors. Every evening we unwind the hips, shoulders, and neck in a restorative yoga class. During the evening aperitivo (happy hour) we taste wines and learn about the region's viniculture. Every meal celebrates local ingredients, draws on Italian traditions, and delights with innovative flavors.

Our home for the week is a five-star, lovingly-maintained, 17th-century estate. The rooms are appointed with antiques from around the world and the private grounds border the Cervo River, fed by melting alpine snow. During afternoon downtime you can walk around the gardens, read a novel on a cozy window seat, or play in the billiards room. 

What makes this trip special: 

  • Plenty of yoga, excursions, and cooking classes balanced with enough time to digest the beauty of the region.
  • Relaxing into one place for the week. After you unpack your bags, you can sink into this magical terroir. Savor the mountains, relish the food culture, and reset with daily yoga. There's no need to be anywhere else.
  • Everything is taken care of. With the research, planning, and logistics already done, you can sit back and take it all in. 
  • The people who come: food adventurers, travel enthusiasts, and yogis. The folks who show up to this retreat  enjoy stretching their horizons—and their hamstrings. They have an appetite for authenticity and relish gathering around the table. Savoring this experience with other cool folks makes it especially delicious.

What’s included

  • Welcome Feast
    A five-course Welcome Feast at Erba Brusca, Alice and Danilo's farm-to-table restaurant in Milan
  • Transfer
    Transportation from Milan to the retreat center and the return to Milan
  • Retreat Accommodations
    Six nights in a secluded hamlet
  • Alice's Cooking
    A week of innovative, inspirational, and healthy eating. Last year the risotto was so good that someone cried
  • Sadie's Yoga
    1–2 yoga classes each day, no additional charge for extra squats
  • Vino
    Wine tastings and pairings selected by Danilo, our personal sommelier.
  • Cooking Classes
    Learn how to bake a local hazelnut pastry, how to break the risotto rules, and how to make pasta like a nonna..
  • Hiking Excursion
    Explore the area on foot but at your own speed! Learn about the local flora and fauna.
  • Winery visit
    Taste Nebbiolos and Barberas like a real oenophile.
  • WiFi
    Check in with family and work. Or don't. But the wifi is there just in case.
  • Most lunches
    Light, delicious lunches provided except on excursion days.

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    You figure out how to get to Milan and we'll take care of the rest.
  • Travel Insurance
    We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Available Packages

Double Room, Shared Bed

Share a room,  a bed,  and a private bath. Price is per person. 

Deposit: $900
Double Room, Two Beds
Sold Out

Share a room with your mom, your sister, or your bestie. You each get your own bed and share a bathroom. Price is per person. 

Deposit: $1,800
Single Room
Sold Out

Spread out! The room is all yours with a bed and bathroom all to yourself.

Deposit: $2,000

Your Organizer

Sadie Chanlett-Avery
12 reviews
Teaching for over 20 years, Sadie Chanlett-Avery leads restorative experiences in spectacular settings, punctuated by delicious food. Her marquee event is an annual culinary yoga retreat to Italy. Formerly the In-house Yogi at Clif Bar & Co., she was a leader in the employee wellness program and conducted corporate yoga events across the country. She holds a Master of Arts in Holistic Health Education, was named an Athleta sponsored athlete, and has a pile of yoga and fitness certifications in a box somewhere.


Wonderful location, food and people. I am not used to drinking alcohol and eating dessert every night but I would do it all over again as a once in a year treat. Definitely appreciated the oven cooked pork(?), making tagliatelle and the hiking. The steep hike really surprised me at first but now that I look back I'm really glad it was in the itinerary. I would look forward to it or a similar adventure next time.
By Nepunnee B for Yogi Sadie Italy Retreat 2023 on Oct 07, 2023
This trip was nothing short of AMAZING!! Yogi Sadie is a skilled, empathetic and humorous yoga instructor but that was only a one aspect of what made this trip special. The exquisite farm to table meals, the impeccable wine pairings, the history-filled venue and the flawless blend of structured and unstructured activities created a perfect environment for new friendships to be forged and existing relationships to be strengthened. It was magical!
By Julie M for Yogi Sadie Italy Retreat 2023 on Sep 25, 2023
This was my third retreat with Sadie, Alice, and Danilo, and it was even more awesome than the previous two (which were also awesome). Following tradition, the retreat kicked off with a dinner at Erba Brusca, Alice and Danilo’s farm-to-table restaurant. The meal was incredibly delicious. It was also a time to connect with my fellow travelers. The next day, we headed down to Peralta, our home for the week. Dripping with sculpture from the artist Fiore who created Peralta in the 1960s. Each cottage was unique and special. We settled in to a routine….yoga from Sadie twice a day, meals by Alice and her sidekick Harriet, and wine served with just the right amount of knowledge imparted to us by Danilo. All were excellent. I came for the yoga, and it was wonderful to have in-person yoga with Sadie again. Outings included a hike to an organic farm with a lovely lunch, olive oil and wine tasting in town, and a visit to the marble museum. The weather was rainy, so we mostly nestled in to Peralta with cooking classes from Alice and Harriet and a tarot card session with Sadie. My fellow travelers were a fun and easy going, which was great. I can’t say enough good things about this retreat. Sadie, Alice, and Danilo bring such care, enthusiasm, and intelligence to planning the trip that you know you are in good hands. Thank you!
By Lois P for Yogi Sadie Italy Retreat 2022 on Oct 13, 2022
Once again, Sadie and team hosted a wonderful week of expansive and grounding yoga, amazing food/wine, lots of laughter, and time for exploring and chilling by the Ligurian sea. Sadie has been an inspiration and resource for me for many years now. Her approach to yoga and health is accessible and challenging. I'm looking forward to continuing my yoga practice, and hopefully many future yoga retreats, with Sadie.
By Juliette M for Yogi Sadie Italy Retreat 2022 on Oct 12, 2022
All schucks- thank Juliette! It was so great to be back in Italy with you and giving you actual, in-person adjustments!
By Sadie Chanlett-Avery on Oct 12, 2022
Sadie, Alice and Danilo worked together like a well oiled machine. There high regard and years of friendship made their hosting superb. Every detail was well attended. Their expertise was superb as well . Plenty of great choices for activities,, rest and fabulous meals and wine to end the day .
By Torula C for Yogi Sadie Italy Retreat 2022 on Oct 11, 2022
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