DOLCE VITA YOGA RETREAT
AMALFI COAST, ITALY | MAY 6-13 & 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.
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.
(Everything you see here is included in the prices listed under accommodations.)
COST FOR FLIGHT
ONE DINNER OUT
**PLEASE 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
"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."
Empowered: Women's Retreat | Tulum, Mexico | Nov. 2021
The Booking Process
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION
Explore all accommodation options below, choose which one you desire, and select "book now" to be directed to check out.
**If you have any questions on which room will best suit you, please use the chat feature below.
Upon selecting your accommodation, you will be directed to the check out page. Fill in your contact details and please do not forget to complete the Online Registration. You will see the total price for your accommodation; however, you will only be prompted to pay your $515 non-refundable deposit at this time.
**Please double check that your email is correct in order to receive all onboarding items with ease.
After completing your deposit and registration, you will receive a welcome email as confirmation for your booking. Within 24 hours your invoice for the final balance with its due date will be sent to your registration email. Lastly, you will receive a separate email containing a welcome packet with all current need-to-know items to help you stay organized and best prepare for your upcoming FSW retreat!
A Few Things To Note:
All current pricing for May 6-13, 2023 is Early Bird; pay your $515 non-refundable deposit by January 1, 2023 and the balance by February 1, 2023 to be eligible.
The following prices reflect "What's Included" from above.
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.
**Please note, the following prices reflect "What's Included" from above.
MAY 6-13, 2023: 7 SPOTS LEFT! BOOK BELOW!
MAY 13-20, 2023: 4 SPOTS JUST OPENED UP! BOOK BELOW!
*270 SEA VIEW SUITE
Shared: $8495 (total for 2 people)
Sleeps 2 | 1 available
MAY 6-13 & MAY 13-20
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
**ONLY AVAILABLE MAY 13-20!
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
MAY 6-13 & MAY 13-20
Shared: $3495 per person | Sleeps 2 | 2 available
**ONLY ONE AVAILABLE FOR MAY 6-13
These rooms are comfy and cozy with beautiful sea views. They are equipped with everything listed in the accommodation description.
Private: $3595 | Sleeps 1 | 3 available
**ONLY ONE AVAILABLE FOR MAY 13-20
Shared: $3095 per person | Sleeps 2 | 2 available.
**ONLY AVAILABLE FOR MAY 6-13
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.
Do I Need a Passport?
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. **Please be ready by 3pm on May 6 & 13 for this shuttle.
I am new to yoga, can I still join this retreat?
Absolutely! My classes are all levels. I provide a variety of options from modifications to advanced variations!
Where Do I Fly Into?
Rome, Italy (FCO) or Naples, Italy (NAP). If you fly to Rome, take the train to Naples for our shuttle to Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreats.
Will my food allergies & restrictions be accommodated?
Absolutely! Prior to leaving you will receive a registration from and can list any allergies you have.
Is There Free Wifi?
What time is check in on the 6th and 13th?
4pm. We will have a welcome yoga class + dinner on the first night.
What are the covid-19 restrictions and policies?
Currently, there are none. You do not need proof of a vaccine or negative covid-19 test upon arrival or return to the U.S
Will My USD Be Accepted?
Most places, yes. However, I reccommend getting euros from your bank prior to departure.
What time is check out on the 13th & 20th?
11am. We will have one yoga class and breakfast the final morning.
Do most people sign up with a friend or come solo?
It is always a combination of both! If you are nervous to come solo, know that there will be others and it's a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and make new friends!
What Do I Need to Pack?
You will receive a welcome packet with a suggested packing list at least 3 months prior.
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.