DOLCE VITA YOGA RETREAT
AMALFI COAST, ITALY | MAY 13-20, 2023
LED BY CAROLE FREY KEEFER | FREE SPIRITED WANDERER
PLEASURE. PURPOSE. FULFILLMENT.
Dolce Vita Yoga Retreat, your key to unlocking the secrets of living the sweet life begins here. Indulge your senses in all that the Amalfi Coast and FSW yoga practices have to offer. You'll come home with a newfound lust for your life.
A NOTE FROM CAROLE
THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO INDULGE!
Let's face it, most of us don't give ourselves permission to indulge. We are consumed by the day-to-day, and our joy becomes shrouded.
Most of us relate indulging to something that must bring us guilt or shame; however, when done correctly, and with balance and moderation, it is an act of treating one's self with love.
Life should be filled with pleasure, love and happiness.
Life is meant to be enjoyed.
Therefore, that is exactly what we will do on this retreat.
We will relish in all that the Amalfi Coast has to offer; local cuisine, exquisite ambiance, never ending views, boutique shopping, an array of small towns, all with something unique to provide and cultural education.
As for our FSW yoga practices; we will indulge our body, mind & soul in Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Ayurveda and community.
Sit back, relax, and allow Free Spirited Wanderer to guide you towards living the sweet life.
K A M A // PLEASURE
Did you know that KAMA (pleasure) is the first of Ayurveda's Four Desires?
That's right, according to the Vedas (ancient scripture of Ayurveda), there are four aims (or goals) of life, pleasure being the first.
Because, without pleasure, what is life? Feeling good allows us to live a life of true fulfillment! Ayurveda teaches us how to approach pleasure with self-awareness, moderation and non-attachment.
We will put all of this to work through Ayurvedic philosophy on creating routine, rituals, healthy habits and food as medicine. Everything you practice on the mat and in these workshops, will provide you with the tools to take them into your daily life and into this retreat. Allowing you to maximize this experience to its FULLEST.
7 NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Choose from 4 accommodation options below, ranging from *270 Sea View Suites to Seaview & Standard Rooms.
TRANSPORTATION FROM NAPLES
Arrival & departure transportation from / to Naples airport or train station.
TWICE DAILY YOGA CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
All classes / workshops are all levels and will consist of a variety of breath work, meditations, journal prompts, ayurveda, ashtanga inspired vinyasa, dynamic hatha and core, strengthen & stretch.
DAILY EUROPEAN BREAKFAST
Enjoy a light European breakfast each morning: coffee & teas, fruit, yogurt, cereal, eggs and pastries.
Six dinners will be included, they will vary from a private local chef, cooking classes, Neapolitan pizza and nights out at local restaurants. *please note one dinner is not included so you can choose the experience for yourself!
PATH OF THE GODS HIKE
Stunning hike on the mountains above the Amalfi Coastline with views from Capri to the Bay of Salerno. Includes transfer, private trekking guide and lunch prepared by a local shepard.
FULL DAY BOAT TOUR TO CAPRI
8 hour day trip to Capri via boat. Includes 3-4 hours on land to explore for shopping and lunch plus a boat tour around the entire coastline with time to swim.
2 DAYS OF ROUNDTRIP SHUTTLES TO SORRENTO OR NERANO
Spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful cities of Sorrento or Nerano. (Pick up: 11:00am - Return: 3:30pm)
NOT INCLUDED: COST FOR FLIGHT, LUNCHES & ALCOHOL.
**PLEAESE NOTE: You will have access to the center's kitchen to prepare your own lunches (we can do a group shopping trip!) or you can travel into Sorrento or Nerano for lunch out!
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST RETREATS
What People Say
Empowered: Women's Retreat | Tulum, Mexico | Nov. 2021
This was a huge, scary commitment for me- with small children at home it seemed impossible to leave and to spend that amount of time and money on myself but I did it and I am so happy I did. It was such an amazing experience that I didn’t know I needed till I was there. Carole was absolutely wonderful!! She is such a beautiful soul, working with her was a delight. I would highly recommend taking a retreat with Carole, I can’t wait to go again.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Amalfi Coast | A dreamer's destination
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.
As for the retreat center, it's a 12 bedroom villa, located in Marciano, just outside of Sorrento with breath taking views of Capri, Ishia, Procida, Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. The center resides on sprawling grounds with several gardens, terraces and sitting areas as well as a pool overlooking the island of Capri.
It's the perfect place to embody 'la dolce vita'
Amalfi Coast is a foodie's paradise.
The Amalfi Coast boasts a rich cuisine of seafood, pasture-raised meats and local produce. The crystalline waters and towering mountains that characterize the landscape are also the source of the ingredients in the local cuisine, where meat and fish, cheeses, cured meats and vegetables come together in delicious recipes.
Enjoy sumptuous pastas, authentic pizza and the most mouth-watering gelato known to man, Italy wins in all food departments, and there are some true specialities to be found in Naples and on the Amalfi Coast. Such as, Italian pastries, pizza, pastas, caprese salad, fishes & limoncello.
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION
Choose from four accommodation options in this 12 bedroom villa, located in Marciano, just outside of Sorrento with views of Capri, Ishia, Procida, Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius.
The center is on sprawling grounds with several gardens, terraces and sitting areas as well as a pool overlooking the island of Capri. It has a very open air feeling as it is made mostly of windows and doors.
**Each room has a bed that can either be made as a queen or two singles, a TV, small table and chairs, a kitchenette, closest with hangers and a safe and a bathroom with a large sink, shower, toilet and bidet.
All pricing is Early Bird; pay your $500 non-refundable deposit by January 15, 2023 and the balance by February 15, 2023 to be eligible.
*270 SEA VIEW SUITE
Shared: $8495 (total for 2 people)
Sleeps 2 | 1 available
The Villa's finest room with the best views! It is essentially made of windows and has a beautiful juliette balcony.
This rooms is best for a couple or two friends / family members to enjoy an intimate and private stay.
Shared: $7495 (total for 2 people)
Sleeps 2 | 1 available
The Villa's second largest room. There is technically no seaview; however, it has a step out onto terrace that leads to the pool and holds incredible views from there!
This room is also best for a couple or two close friends / family members.
Private: $3995 | Sleeps 1 | 1 available
Shared: $3495 per person | Sleeps 2 | 2 available
These rooms are comfy and cozy with beautiful sea views. They are equipped with everything listed in the accommodation description.
Private: $3595 | Sleeps 1 | 4 available
**3 ROOMS REMAINING
Shared: $3095 per person | Sleeps 2 | 1 available.
The standard rooms have no seaview from the bed; however, you can walk out the door and the views are right there! They are also a little bit smaller than the Sea View, yet still comfortable.
The shared option is perfect for two solo travelers who want to share with someone else.
Where do I fly into? Naples or Rome Italy. (If you fly to Rome, take the train to Naples)
How do I get to Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreats from Naples? Transportation is included from Naples airport or train station upon arrival and for departure.
What do I need to pack? At least 30 days prior to every retreat, a suggested packing list will be sent out.
Will my food allergies / restrictions be accommodated? YES
Is there wifi? YES
Do I need a passport? YES
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to reach out: email@example.com
All deposits are non-refundable.
Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to retreat start date:
The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Free Spirited Wanderer Retreats.
Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to retreat start date:
All payments are non-refundable or non-transferable.
Further questions or concerns? Email me below.