7 Day Eat Pray Move Form & Flavours Retreat

Praiano is one of the favored towns on the Amalfi coast for its location and proximity to the more popular tourist-destinations of Positano and Amalfi, without the bustling crowds. Flanked on both ends by some of the coast's most amazing coves, this town is the perfect place to retreat! At the heart of this stunning location is Hotel Margherita, boasting a wonderful terrace with a panoramic view of the coast. 

Join this 7 Day Form & Flavours Retreat in Hotel Margherita and enjoy a daily yoga class overlooking the sea and walks around the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast as well as a day walking one of Italy's most renowned scenic hikes. A meditation walk will be included in the week as well. The team will not only balance the week with the healthy "form" part of the retreat, but also with learning about and experiencing firsthand the amazing flavors of this region. Each day you'll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during classes and walks!

The day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. You will begin your week with a lemon tour + cooking class, as well as a tasting of the region's famous mozzarella - both while visiting the famous nearby towns of Ravello and Amalfi. You'll take a daytrip by private boat to the nearby island of Capri to see the chic sites of this beautiful "blue island" as well as visit to a winery with a tour and tasting of the wines that hail from this region. Others days will be filled with time to relax by the private pool, and nearby beach, as well as a hike on the Sentiero degli Dei, one of Amalfi's most famous paths on your way to Positano for a lunch. You'll end the week with a day at a 5-star spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax before ending the week with another scrumptious meal.

A daily meditation and yoga class will be offered at the start of the day in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles. Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students' needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice. 

The cost of this exciting retreat includes hotel accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens), daily breakfast and dinner, selected lunches, transportation to/from day trips, daily meditation and yoga class, use of hotel amenities (pools, relax rooms, etc.), tasting menu dinner + wine pairings, regional tasting tours - cheese, winery, lemon farm, winery visit + tasting lunch, hike the "path of the gods" to Positano, private coastal boat trip, day in Positano + 5* aperitivo, pizza class/demo, “gastro trekking" + lunch, group transfer from Naples on start/end days of retreat and a 5 star spa day + treatment.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Air-Con Room
  • WiFi Internet
  • Mats
  • 2 Meals
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Facilities Access
  • Local Shuttle
  • Meditation
  • Tour
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
Details

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita, Venue for 7 Day Eat Pray Move Form & Flavours Retreat

Hotel Margherita is the ideal hotel on the Amalfi Coast for an evocative and romantic holiday of pleasure, where all the wonders of Italy’s prestigious coast are at your fingertips. The hotel is perched in an enchanting location: in the heart of Praiano, on the Amalfi Coast, overlooking the sea and with a spectacular view that goes from Capri to Positano and Amalfi.

Hotel Margherita is the perfect place for a vacation filled with relaxation, sea, good cooking but also with excursions discovering the lands and the seas of mythical Mermaids, of Positano fashion, art and history of Amalfi. Those wishing to go to the beach or discover the green hills filled with Mediterranean vegetation, citrus and olive trees, characteristic trails, picturesque votive aedicules of Praiano and breathtaking landscapes from the viewpoint of Vettica Maggiore, may set out towards the trails that take to the most striking places in the surrounding areas.


Hotel Margherita boasts romantic rooms overlooking the sea of the Amalfi Coast or the relaxing lemon garden. Comfortable, surrounded by pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere and complete with colourful majolicas and traditional furniture, the rooms available are in single, double, double with two queen sized beds, and triple and quadruple.


Enjoy a relaxing holiday on the Amalfi Coast, in one of the most cosy hotels of Praiano, where everything is tailor-made to fulfill your desires to know, discover and live fully every emotion and delight. The traveler that decides to stay at Hotel Margherita enjoys elegant settings, tastefully furnished with welcoming, relaxing spaces. The terrace, which seems suspended between the sky and sea, and the pool area transform a holiday in Praiano into a relaxing, exclusive experience thanks to the attentive, welcoming staff who help make guests feel at home.


Located next to Positano and nearby Sorrento, Praiano is a convenient drive from Naples airport or train station. You can fly to either Naples International Airport (NAP) or Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Group transfer are provided from Naples on start/end day of the retreat. Rome is an easy train ride to Naples and details/recommendations will be provided.

Accommodations

Food

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, as well as selected lunches. The team has carefully chosen delicious and fresh meals from renowned restaurants and chefs which will give guests an expansive experience of the cuisine. The dinners will include a few multi-course tasting menus as well as tastings of the regional specialties throughout the week. You'll experience tastings from where certain local delicacies are produced like rocky vineyards to small family kitchens. And while on-site you'll dine in the hotel's dining room or outside sea-view terrace. 


The unique tastes of Mediterranean cuisine and typical local food are waiting for you on the Amalfi Coast at Restaurant M’ama! of the Hotel Margherita of Praiano. Its panoramic terrace overlooking Praiano and the sea will welcome you and reveal to you the creative recipes of the sea and land of the Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast.

Reviews

 Insights

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Explore Italy through its enchanting sights, relaxing ambience, and delectable cuisine in this week-long retreat at the pristine Amalfi Coast. You will be staying in a luxurious hotel offering stunning accommodation! From the pool terrace at the hotel, there are incredible views of the sea, the coast and the islands of Li Galli. With plenty of sun loungers, citrus trees, and a short walk to the beach, your home for the week will make you want to stay much longer.

Your other days will be spent on walks around the town and on boat trips to the stunning islands in the coast. From lemon farm visits, cooking classes, mozzarella tasting, beach days, hikes, winery tours, to spa days, this week will be filled with exciting adventures, paired with peaceful yoga and meditation sessions while overlooking the glistening Amalfi coast. 

Melanie

Yovada Explorer

  Amalfi Coast, Italy

An ancient fishing village, a low-key summer resort and, increasingly, a popular centre for the arts, Praiano is a delight. With no centre as such, its whitewashed houses pepper the verdant ridge of Monte Sant’Angelo as it slopes towards Capo Sottile. Formerly an important silk-production centre, it was a favourite of the Amalfi doges or dukes, who made it their summer residence.

Praiano, the name of which derives from "Pelagianum", Greek for 'open sea', has managed to conserve its authenticity, despite having become one of Italy's favorite tourist destinations. The town with the most romantic sunsets on the whole of the Amalfi Coast and the beautiful beaches of Marina di Praia and Cala della Gavitella, Praiano is considered to be one of the most romantic destinations in Italy. From Praiano, the panorama extends from the bay of Positano and the islets of Li Galli to Punta Campanella and the island of Capri. 


Deemed an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's most piercing destinations. Here, mountains plunge into the sea in a nail-biting vertical scene of precipitous crags, cliff-clinging abodes and verdant woodland. Turquoise seas and postcard-perfect piazzas aside, the region is home to some of Italy's finest hotels and restaurants. It's also one of the country's top spots for hiking, with well-marked trails providing the chance to escape the star-struck coastal crowds.


Praiano is located halfway between Amalfi and Positano, circa ten kilometers away from each. If you are traveling by car, head for Positano and then continue towards Praiano along the SS163. Those traveling by public transport should take the Sita bus running between Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi.