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Location: Positano, Italy

Sole Yoga Holidays is overjoyed to return for our 9th retreat at La Selva, July 28 – Aug 3, 2019 nestled high amongst the glorious cliffs of Positano, Italy. At the eco-resort, La Selva, nature reigns supreme, surrounded by olive groves, lemon orchards, gorgeous florals and breathtaking coastal views. This is a true yoga retreat where we all share accommodations. It is what Sole Yoga Holidays calls its “Adult Summer Camp” Retreat! Daily powerful, vinyasa flow yoga is practiced on an outdoor deck with stunning views of Positano or inside a natural rock room with floor to ceiling windows. The shared rooms are rustic, charming and quiet in the evening. The meals are fresh, filling, healthy, incredibly delicious and 100% vegetarian made with ingredients from the land. Our wonderful hosts also make homemade jams, jellies, teas, desserts and honey that we get to indulge in daily!

accommodations

All of the charming, natural rooms are shared accommodations on this retreat. There is one private room with bath for 2 guests or couple. Please book together for couple. There are 2 large bedrooms with 5 beds and two smaller rooms with 2 beds. The beds are comfortable and the rooms, although simple in decor are spacious with plenty of room for your belongings. If you are uncomfortable sharing with fun-loving yogis, perhaps this is not the retreat for you! This is a pared down facility with no air conditioning or a hotel-style with daily sheet/towel changes. This is about the stunning location and the yoga and the time to simplify and recharge. (If you want 5-star, in town this is not the retreat for you!) The larger bedrooms have bathrooms with shower in the rooms and the smaller rooms use the shared facilities outside the rooms. In the evenings, the temperatures cool down and delicious breezes filter through the rooms. Linens and towels are provided, but we recommend bringing extra towels.

food and dining

The food is locally grown and freshly prepared each day. Special requests can be accommodated upon request. We are served an incredible variety of fresh salads, homemade granolas, warm and cold dishes of seasonal vegetables, rice and pasta. We will have special organic teas and delicious desserts every evening. In fact one of everyone’s favorite discussions after yoga is always, “What do you think is on the menu today?!“

Each Day the Menu is as follows: Pre-yoga (teas, coffee, fruit) Brunch (warm and cold dishes, salads, pastas, fruits-menu changes daily for something new each meal!) Dinner (homemade pastas, cheeses, warm dishes, salads plus, wine, teas & dessert)

activities

Daily power vinyasa yoga will be led by instructor Shari Hochberg of Sole Yoga Holidays. We will practice on either the outside deck with breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast or in a covered yoga room with floor to ceiling windows that open fully to enjoy the gorgeous, natural beauty of La Selva’s surroundings.

In between yoga, hike down into town for swimming or shopping or take the bus into other adorable Amalfi Coast towns, like Amalfi, Praiano or Ravello. You can also hike around the famous trails or for the more adventurous, try rock climbing with experienced, local guides.

We will go on a private 6-hour boat ride excursion through the gorgeous grottos off of the coast and then a stopover in picturesque Capri. Another excursion includes a beach day at a picturesque location with umbrella and chair rentals included. NOTE: location is a 30-minute hike up from the town of Positano, but close enough for a few hours of beach time or shopping every day during your free time. This retreat is only recommended for those in good physical shape as our location is only reachable by foot. This allows for a quiet, relaxing and private week-long retreat. We try to have lights out by 10.30 so we can fully enjoy each exciting and activity-filled day. Please note that the location does not allow for hiking when it is dark. If you desire going out in the evenings, this is not the retreat for you!

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $1,940 - SHARED LARGE ROOM/ BATH EN-SUITE (up to 4 guests)
  • $2,165 - PRIVATE ROOM WITH BATH (2 GUESTS_

Check In

4:00 PM

Check Out

10:00 AM

Directions

We are located in Positano, Italy, but only reachable by foot. We will help arrange a private car service from either Napoli train station or Napoli airport the day of the retreat, July 28 to get you to as close to the facility as possible (15-20 minute hike down from drop-off in Montepertuso).

Please arrange arrival to either Napoli train station or airport around 2pm for pick-up. We will arrange for your luggage to be carried up to La Selva so you will not need to carry it up or down the mountain! All info, instructions, packing list will be provided so you have nothing to worry about!

Terms and Conditions

Upon booking, a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. Final payments are due 45 days prior.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodations 6-nights, eco-resort, nestled in the Amalfi Coast cliffs for a quiet retreat
alcohol Wine at dinner
yoga Twice daily vinyasa & core yoga (except boat day)
meals Daily Breakfast/Brunch, Daily Dinners (all vegetarian)
transfers To/from Napoli airport or train station (set times only)
taxes
gift bag Something special for our guests
fitness classes Twice daily vinyasa & core yoga (except for boat day)
group excursion Private boat to Capri, Beach day with umbrella rentals
airfare
tips Gratuities not included, Recommended for staff, Boat Captain

Testimonials for Shari Hochberg

From the moment we walked outside the Marrakesh airport, I knew this trip was going to be magical. Shari welcomed us with the biggest hug and smile and it was then I knew. Fate drew me to her! She is the most wonderful, kind hearted soul you will meet in this life. She set up gorgeous accommodations in Essaouira to start our Moroccan adventure. The riad is off the sea, with the most amazing rooftop terrace for views. We had breakfast here after yoga each morning, and boy did we need the yummy amlou and croissants after Shari’s power yoga!! We shopped with a personal shopper, navigating us through the souks, teaching us the tricks of bartering. It was divine!!! Shari also set up a wonderful camel ride on the beach. What I love about this kind soul is she only works with locals that treat animals kindly. We took a private transfer to this ranch where there were gorgeous horses and camels. Our guide had been working with camels for over 15 years. This was truly a special day. In Marrakesh she arranged for our group to have the entire riad to ourselves!! We all felt so well taken care for the entire time. I am on the plane leaving this beautiful country and I am already plotting on how to get back. Thank you Sole Yoga Holidays for knowing exactly what clients need and want for a lovely yoga vacation!
D. Neiman

The magical Morocco trip was truly life-changing. From start to finish, Shari planned out a one of a kind experience including fresh, amazing food; a unique, personal shopping experience and high-quality, personalized yoga. I tend to become overwhelmed with shopping however I felt so empowered and excited! I credit this empowerment to Marlene for her expertise and Shari for organizing the shopping experience with Coco Morocco. I now have a beautiful rug for my home that will remind me of this trip! I’m someone who is very critical of yoga instructors and Shari is one of the best. She’s knowledgeable of the body, and demonstrates a genuine interest in every person. As someone whose job includes giving to others on a daily basis, it was wonderful to have someone personally invest in my health and strength. I became so strong (mentally and physically) in just a week thanks to Shari! I also went on this trip with one of my best friends. Not only did I deepen a beautiful friendship with my travel buddy but I gained a new friendship as well! I’m already scheming when I can go on another Sole Yoga Holiday retreat with my friend, her husband and my boyfriend. Sole Yoga Holidays is unlike any other yoga retreat out there. Shari creates customized, adventure based experiences that are personalized and enrich your soul.
B. Theodore

The Zanzibar retreat is one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. Working in the humanitarian field, I was in desperate need of rest and relaxation. Shari was so helpful leading up to the retreat, making sure I had all the info I needed for seamless travel. When I arrived at Casademare, I was truly in paradise. The facilities were absolutely stunning and so comfortable; the staff were so warm and welcoming; the food was out of this world, with delicious fresh and healthy seafood, fruit, etc; the yoga was at the perfect level, with Shari being sensitive to everyone's injuries and abilities (she even helped to fix a tight shoulder and some lower-back issues I was suffering from); and the company was truly inspiring, with great conversation and so much fun and laughter. This was exactly what I needed and, while I will be sad to go, I am re-charged to continue my work and know that I have strengthened my yoga practice and met some kindred spirits who will be friends for life, with memories that will always make me smile.
K. Dalrymple

I knew that I wanted and needed to take some time for myself and away from my hectic schedule. A yoga retreat seemed like the perfect fit. Honestly, I was a bit nervous about embarking on what felt like such a huge trip without personally knowing the yogi who was organizing. But, as soon as I emailed Shari with questions, instinct told me that this was going to be an incredibly revitalizing and just plain fun experience. From that first email to the very end of the retreat, Shari not only put my mind at ease, but offered immediate personal connections, empathy and affirmation. I was a member of this year's Moroccan retreat and every detail of the trip itself was planned to perfection. The people were lovely, the laughs were intense and the adventure was worth every penny. In terms of the yoga practice, I'm still quite new and Shari offered some suggestions that drastically changed my entire flow. She was comfortable guiding all levels of practice and always open to the group needs and desires. I cannot recommend this experience enough. I'll be back for more!
L. Bell

I'm currently in-between jobs and was looking for a getaway to get energised and inspired to start my new job search. The sole yoga Positano retreat was just what I needed and more: a stunning scenery, great group of people with different stories, delicious and healthy food and, of course, an introduction into the wonderful world of yoga. I had no prior experience with yoga before signing up for the retreat, but Shari's practices were able to join the different levels of experience within our group, with attention for everyone's needs and working points. The organisation of the whole week was perfect, but what's more I found that Shari was committed to making sure we all had a great time - with genuine care and infinite patience. ;) Thanks again Shari for the amazing experience!
J. Vanhaeren

Where do I begin? If you are searching for an incredible yoga experience (with SO much personal attention) and a sunny adventure at the same time, look no further. Shari ensures every detail of your retreat is a stress-free, exceed-all-expectations wellness dream. It's a true life-changing experience from start to finish. I had the pleasure of doing her Zanzibar retreat this year and am already searching my calendar to make space for another one of her yoga adventures...I can't recommend it enough. Plus, spoiler alert: you'll make lifelong friendships on top of all.
K. Gruenwald

Just got back from an amazing week in Positano, Italy!!! If you've been thinking about doing a yoga retreat, DO IT!!! Such an amazing experience and I met so many wonderful people. Shari was absolutely amazing and so helpful with any questions/concerns along the way!:) Such a great retreat, thank you so much Shari!!:)
S. Martini

I have been on several of Shari's yoga retreats in Italy including Florence and Positano and enjoyed my experiences tremendously. What I love the most about Sole Yoga Holidays is the balance of arts and culture, yoga, food and fun. The meals were absolutely fabulous as Shari took us to charming places that only locals would know about. She meticulously looks after all her guests and is a pleasure to be around. I met wonderful like-minded women from all over the world and truly enjoyed myself while pushing myself physically. I look forward to going on my next retreat with her in the near future.
L. Eder

I'm two weeks back from my yoga retreat in Portugal with Sole Yoga Holidays. I wish I was back in Lisbon with Shari. This was my second retreat with Shari and Sole Yoga Holidays. I have no complaints. Shari takes the time to plan a retreat that is the perfect combination of yoga and sightseeing. My first retreat was Santorini, Greece in 2016, and by first, I mean first ever. I was a little worried that it would be too bohemian for me, but Shari is so laid back and non-judgmental, that I felt comfortable. No judgment if you drink alcohol, no judgment if you eat meat, or if you are a vegan. Shari encourages you to be who you are and enjoy the time. Shari's spirit attracts like people. Last year I attended with my sister and 2 friends and met the nicest people. This year my sister and I attended "alone". But, you are never alone with Shari. A great group of ladies in Portugal, and we enjoyed our time together. So thank you to Sole and Shari for planning the perfect retreats. Looking forward to next year and being a test pilot in Cinque Terre or another new spot with my sister. Annual sisters' vacation = a yoga retreat with the hospitable Shari! (Let's not mention what a wonderful yoga instructor she is!!!!) I highly recommend Sole to everyone. Be like Nike, JUST DO IT!
T. Bower