Divine Soul Retreat with Leila Sadeghee
Rosa dei Venti – Puglia, Italy - 4-11 June 2016
Prices from £965
Here at the Soulshine HQ we are so excited for our first Dive Deep collaboration with beautiful soul sister Leila Sadeghee.
Expert trainer to yoga teachers, soul stirrer, poet of words and body healer extraordinaire, expect a profoundly reflective, transformative and healing experience as you journey back to the Divine Soul in the beauty of the classic Italian countryside.
About the Soulshine Divine Soul Retreat
According to the wisdom teachings, the essence of the Soul is divine. It is radiance itself, it is inherently playful, it is a force that lifts effortlessly upwards, it is worthy of highest praise. We come to yoga to get in shape, to feel lighter, to relax more. At first. And then we are drawn deeper... to great healing, to beautiful connections with others, and to the dawning recognition of the greatness of our own Soul.
Our week in Italy is time to steep in that divine Soul. Drawing on the elements of radiance, lightness, playfulness, transcendence, and the offering of praise, we dive into our bodies as a way into our essence. We come together to rest and remember. We rest in beauty and in good company. We rest our bodies and our weary minds. We remember that we are on a Soul journey in this life. We remember that we can trust life, and that we can trust this Soul of ours.
The week will feature daily uplifting yoga sessions to soothe and invigorate, a pampering included massage treatment, deliciously healthy Italian fare, lessons in Yamuna Body Rolling to deeply release chronically held tension, profound breath work, and creative Soulful rituals to bring you right into that amazing sweet Soul of yours - you go home restored and re-awakened to your vitality, your courage, your power and how divine you really are.
Make an enquiry and bookings
Bookings are now open. To start the process or ask any questions, please make an enquiry with our lovely bookings officer Lauren by clicking the button below:
In order to provide the perfect Soulshine Dive Deep Immersion for you, we've created a package that includes all of the following...
- 7 nights accommodation at the beautifully rustic Rosa dei Venti in the stunning Puglian countryside
- Daily morning and afternoon Meditation and Yoga session guided by our much-loved Soulshine Dive Deep expert Leila Sadeghee
- Yamuna Body Rolling sessions to deeply release chronically held tensions
- Daily organic, vegetarian and deliciously healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner (with one free lunch to explore the area and one free evening to enjoy an Italian feast in a local restaurant – not included)
- A 30 minute pampering massage treatment to ease the body and soothe the soul
- A complimentary group transfer from Bari Airport (travel between designated times)
- All Yoga Equipment
- A dedicated onsite Soulshine Host to look after your every need in addition to our wonderful Italian hosts
So the only extras you have to think about are:
- One free lunch & dinner
- Travel insurance
- Extra activities
Introducing Leila Sadeghee
Originally from the U.S, Leila has been a practicing healer and teacher for 15 years. Her dedication to the spiritual practice and the healing arts has moved her to study with master teachers from around the globe, cultivating high skill in yoga asana, meditation, therapeutic bodywork, intuitive energy healing, space clearing, leading rituals, and facilitating groups for healing and uplifting change.
Leila is a truly creative Soul and a gifted healer who has a keen sense of life as a transformational process of empowerment. Her years of experience with the body lend her a bio-mechanical savvy that keeps it real and practical. She knows what it means to break down and to break through, so she is a skilled and supportive guide for people who want to use the practices of yoga and healing to create transformation at every level of life.
Leila has developed a straight-forward, humorous, and uplifting style of teaching yoga that supports people in opening to their highest potential, both on and off the mat. She shares a wealth of information about the human body with her students, offering nuanced cues, supporting refinement and profound self-awareness, encouraging them to embody their true potency with their practices.
She shares very openly about the peaks and troughs of her own journey in a way that brings yoga to life, and reminds her students to stay anchored in their truth, their worth, and their honest-to-goodness needs. Inspiration and insight about life is woven seamlessly into a movement practice that is challenging, fun, and continually evolving.
She has worked with people from all walks of life and all ages. Her classes, courses, and trainings are focused on supporting people in awakening to the mystery of who they truly are so they can live a life of joy and freedom. It’s easy to get pulled away from what’s really important in life. Leila’s classes are a continual reminder to hem close to what you love, what moves you, what makes you feel alive, and what allows you to dwell in your own power.
Dive Deep with Leila on a Soulshine Retreat, and see how your soul shines.
Our Soulshine Venue - La Rosa Dei Venti
A 15-hectare property situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy's boot, Rosa dei Venti is an utterly charming family-run yoga venue, built on oodles of love and respect for the practices that we offer.
Nestled gently into the natural beauty of the Italian countryside, our unique venue is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and all round peacefulness. The main building is a 16th century Masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old Puglian style with many of the authentic features still in place. The Masseria is surrounded by the striking form of traditional Trulli houses – small, white conical buildings that are one of the most magical aspects of the Puglian landscape.
The grounds contain lovely gardens, an outdoor and indoor yoga deck, a swimming pool, wild forest, fields, and a tiny church ensuring that there is plenty of space to find peace, walk and be free.
As with all Soulshine Retreats, our Italian venue Rosa dei 4 Venti has been chosen for it’s ability to provide a space in which utter relaxation can occur within a deeply nourishing environment.
Each of the simple yet charming ensuite rooms comes in a different shape and is unique in it’s own way. Furnishings and fabrics complement the building and have been chosen to create a calm and very comfortable environment.
The rooms are divided between the main building of the Masseria and then the conical Trulli houses.
Rooms will be allocated on a booking basis.
The food on the retreat is prepared with great experience and nutritional wisdom by the incredible Rosa dei Venti. The importance of food is very much at the heart of the Rosa dei Venti philosophy and they aim to bring balance back to our bodies through a ph alkaline diet philosophy and a healthy take on traditional Italian fare. All the meals are truly a delicious delight, prepared with exceptional produce, the highest healing attention and more love and attention than you can possibly imagine. You definitely won’t be going hungry!
Whilst meals will retain the essence of Italian fare, it will be offered with a mindfully healthy twist. Fresh, organic and seasonal products are served directly from the garden, bread, pastries and pastas are made on site using spelt or gluten free flour and even the goats cheese and milk is made by the Rosa dei Venti family.
To provide a truly nurturing, nourishing and healing experience, food will be vegetarian, low gluten, wheat-free, dairy-free and often raw. We believe that this really provides an opportunity for your body to heal and detox – especially in conjunction with all the other healthy practices that you’ll be enjoying. Never fear if you need a pizza and salami fix (we are in Italy after all), as there will be also be free time when you can venture out to sample the allure & delight of a local restaurant.
Where possible, we are of course very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements.
Yoga and Wellness Experience
Dive deep into two deliciously long Yoga practices to start and end the day with our expert teacher Leila. Classes will incorporate powerful Yoga flow, Meditation, deep breath work, and creative Soulful rituals to awaken the body, mind and spirit.
You will also experience sessions of deliciously body-healing Yamuna Body Rolling. This is an utterly blissful release of the body, helping to ease out chronically held tensions in the body and promote healing.
To find out more about Yamuna Body Rolling, Click Here
YAMUNA BODY ROLLING (YBR) is a powerful therapeutic fitness technique. Using our own body weight on a small ball, we roll our bodies out, joint by joint, muscle chain by muscle chain, creating space in all of the joints. The result is a total decompression of the body. Students feel and look taller, with greater range of motion all over, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body. It feels wonderful, like a good massage, but offers lasting results that deepen with every experience on the ball.
Most of us know a few things to do that will be good for us – but so often it feels a chore. YBR presents a vision of self-care that is both entirely practical and deeply delicious. The routines on the ball allow us not only to create space everywhere – they also ‘wake up’ the muscles that have become atrophied and stuck to the bone, bringing tone to those under-performing tissues. We wake up the bones themselves, so we can move and live as the whole body that we are, with as much freedom and aliveness as possible.
It’s a fantastic self-therapeutic work, handy for a wide range of conditions: bunions, plantar faciaitis, herniated discs, achey necks/shoulders/low backs, bone density issues, post-partum recovery, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, fertility issues, ‘poor’ posture, frozen shoulder, mystery pain, chronic tension, and something that we call ‘getting older’.
Whilst all levels of Yogi are so welcome on this retreat, we do recommend that if completely and utterly new to these practices, that you have some level of existing fitness. If you are unsure whether this retreat is right for you, please get in touch with our Soulshine Bookings Team as we are more than happy to help. Email Soulshine Retreats now.
Please note, due to the experience of Leila as an expert teacher and to make this retreat as accessible as possible to our community, we will accept up to 22 guests for the week.
The following is a guide to our schedule during the 7-night retreat. This schedule will ebb and flow to adjust to the needs of the group during the retreat. There will be one free day (after a deliciously long Yoga session and breakfast feast) to allow time for exploring further afield or simply lounging by the pool. There is also one free evening when we will enjoy a meal at a local Italian restaurant (not included).
- 7:30-9:30: Morning Meditation & Yoga practice
- 9:30-10:30: Healthy & hearty breakfast
- 10:30-13:30: Free time to lie by the pool, wander the grounds, explore the beauty of the local area or enjoy your included body-soothing massage
- 13:30 – 14:30: Deliciously healthy lunch
- 14:30-17:00: More luxuriously relaxing free time
- 17:00-19:00: Evening soul-soothing Yoga practice
- 20:00: Wholesome dinner feast in the company of old and new friends
Your Soulshine Team
The perfect place to be utterly pampered
Our aim at Soulshine HQ is to spoil you absolutely rotten! That’s why you will have a dedicated Bookings Officer ensuring every stage from booking enquiry to travel is hassle free. During your retreat you can expect to be utterly cared for by our specialist Soulshine Host, who will be on site to ensure the smoothest running of your retreat. That’s in addition to the Rosa dei Venti family who will be keeping your home for the week in tip-top condition and preparing a stream of delicious meals to keep bellies happy. We all share the same intention…to spoil you rotten!
About The Area
Rosa dei Venti is in a gorgeously rural location, about 9km from the closes town of Martina Franca. If you do fancy a little more than rest and relaxation on your retreat, then there is a wealth of options for adventuring that can be organised at additional cost during your stay. Below are some examples of activities that can be arranged during the retreat. Snoozing by the pool for the week with a great book also highly recommended.
- Visit the local town of Martina Franca for Wednesday market day and enjoy its stunning baroque architecture and twisting alleyways.
- Olive Oil Tasting and pottery shopping in Grottaglie
- Visit city of Lecce, the Florence of the south!
- Head to Matera, 2019 Capital of Culture with a wonderful ancient Palace and the location for the film ‘The Passion’!
- Explore the beauty of the Ionic coast and it’s stunning villages Polignano a Mare, Ostuni and Trani
We will be organising and optional group day out during the retreat to explore the stunning coastline. If you know that you love to explore when on holiday then we recommend hiring a car, although private transfers can also be arranged.
How To Book
- Twin ensuite shared room: £1,110 per person (based on shared room)
- Triple ensuite shared room: £965 per person (based on shared room)
- Sole occupancy ensuite room: Please note this are limited due to demand on retreat. Please enquire to find out more.
Bookings are now open. Please make an enquiry with our lovely bookings team using the button and form below. Alternatively, click 'Book Now' to go to our bookings page. More details can be found in the dropdown links below.
Full Booking Details
Please confirm your interest in booking or any questions you may have by emailing the Soulshine Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or click 'Enquire Now'.
Once you’ve (hopefully) decided to book, you will receive information on how to pay a £250 non-refundable deposit and the Terms and Conditions on the ‘register an interest’ booking date. Once this deposit has been paid and you have returned your signed Terms & Conditions, your place will be guaranteed on the retreat (hurray!). Full payment will be required 8 weeks ahead of the retreat.
Once your place has been confirmed, we will provide all the information on when and where to travel so you’ll be able to book your flight. Exciting! We’ll also send all the information you need to get planning and to help us to support any needs that you might need (such as dietary requirements).
Holiday time! Pack your bikini & sun-cream and join us in beautiful Italy for a beautiful Soulshine Dive Deep Retreat.
You don’t need to travel with a friend to benefit from the room-sharing prices, as the vast majority of our guests are independent travellers and choose to share with a like-minded Soulshiner (same gender of course). We are very happy and proud to say that we attract the loveliest people and have seen many a friendship grow and flourish on the Soulshine Retreats.
Included in your retreat package is a group transfer from Bari. To benefit from this transfer you’ll need to ensure that your flight arrives at Bari airport between set times. Otherwise, private transfers can be arranged from either Bari or Brindisi airports and will cost as a guide price between 90-130 euros (we will try and arrange transfer sharing where possible to keep the costs down).
If travelling independently then directions to the venue will be provided and we will also provide any additional travel support required. Please note the property check-in/check-out times as follows:
Room Check-in: 6pm on 4 June
Room Check-out: 8:30am on 11 June (to leave the property by 10am)