(THE SICILIAN ISLAND, PANTELLERIA)
Charcoal-colored lava and black glassy obsidian give this tiny volcanic island its nickname, The Black Pearl. Pantelleria is nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean, sixty miles southwest of Sicily and thirty miles east of Tunisia. Known as Italy's last kept secret, the island is a dream filled with sun-soaked lakes set in ancient volcanic craters; lush green grapevine-terraced cliffs dotted with bohemian villas called “dammusi”; narrow, winding roads hugging the gorgeous coastline at sunset; and leafy pergolas over tables set with freshly-made ricotta and thick salt-crusted fish.
Spend 5 slow summer nights with us in this beautiful place, a true opportunity to reconnect to your essential self through rest, adventure, and community.
Length | Cost
7 nights/ 8 days $2600-3750
Available Trip Dates
5 nights to connect and awaken. Learn that the most valuable relationship you have, is the one with your inner most self
Slow summer luxury, a dream getaway to indulge in the timeless power of nature, travel, and yoga.
Our aim is to offer an opportunity to take a journey of a life time. An exploration of Sicily, and an opportunity to navigate the inner terrain of body, mind and heart. In pursuit of deeper connection, travel becomes a remarkable ally in the uncovering of our innate essence. When we disrupt the habitual nature of our daily lives, our unique patterns of feeling and dealing are revealed. This offers us a gift of attunement through presence and perspective. We're able to recognize the places seeking alignment, and realize our agency as we move forward.
Spend your days starting practice on our dreamy property followed by a beautiful breakfast spread to nourish and support you. Our days will offer a combination of both free time, and organized adventures to the nearby natural landmarks. Expect to bathe in the lake that the Goddess Venus supposedly visited, to heal in its natural volcanic mud. Plan to hike the volcano, enjoy a picnic lunch as we take a swim in the hot springs inside of a cave. Enjoy a traditional BBQ at a natural winery, with a 4th generation winer. Enjoy an all day sailing trip to rest, swim and snack. During free time, get a massage from the therapist Claire, read a book in one of the villas reading nooks, or by the pool, or swim in the crystal clear sea just 10 minutes walking distance from our home away from home.
Amidst all of this, we will equally spend time immersing ourselves into self study (svadhyaya. Twice a day sadhana (practice) with meditation and pranayama as well as self inquiry work, will promote an intimate conversation with your inner most self.
UPON REGISTRATION, YOU'LL RECEIVE ACCESS TO A PRIVATE TRAVELER'S PORTAL THAT SHARES FURTHER DETAILS ON YOUR TRIP. EACH MONTH FOR THE 6 MONTHS LEADING UP TO OUR DEPARTURE, WE MEET VIRTUALLY TO CONNECT AND PREPARE.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This is for those who are looking for a quality yoga experience and an amazing, well-rounded trip to Sicily. Pantelleria is a small island off a Sicily and will require a few flights, or even a ferry, but most importantly a willingness to take the journey to access this heavenly place. We promise it is worth it.
You will be expected to participate in the yoga journey just as much as you immerse yourself abroad. On our trips, we foster a deep sense of community (kula) and are all present for one another through each practice and conversation. We dine together for every meal because the best conversations are had at the table. Each trip is designed to feel holistic and dimensional, and a perfect balance between activity and relaxation.
Dani will lead a morning practice each, 2 hours of asana, pranayama, meditation and inquiry. If it is to your benefit, a restorative yoga practice will be offered each evening. The final practice will be a 108 sun salutations to seal the imprint and impact of our week.
If you like hanging out with like minded people, whether you're wanderlusting with your travel bestie or going solo, you'll have a built in community for the week.
MEET THE TEAM
DANI REIDY - TRIP LEADER
Dani has led over 20 international yoga retreats since 2015. From the beginning, her intention has always been to thread the essence of yoga through each moment of the trip, whether in formal practice or in the lived experience of exploring a whole new place with openness, awareness, and curiosity.
With a background in Anthropology, she is meticulous about curating a trip that feels equal parts adventurous, and luxurious, while honoring the traditions, values, and power of a place and its people.
It is Dani's joy to provide a high quality experience that feels special, beautifully designed, and thoughtful. She is here to support your journey, from the logistics to the subtle realms of heart and mind.
ANNA CAMPBELL - PHOTOGRAPHER
Anna Campbell is a renowned photographer based out of D.C. One of our main pillars as a yoga company is mindfulness. By offering a photographer on our trips it gives our guests an opportunity to be in the moment vs trying to take a picture of it. Included in your trip cost is unlimited access to photos taken each day. Uploaded by the next morning, you'll have access to and be excited about reflecting on each day. Anna also offers mini one- on-one shoots for an additional cost.
We have rented a timeless property in the heart of the archeological Sesi park in Pantelleria. Overlooking the sunset and Africa, at 200 meters from the sea. With up to 22 sleeping arrangements in 12 luxury accommodations, a large swimming pool overlooking the sea, and amazing mediterranean exteriors. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Art and history.
"Our property is centered around a very personal and human vision of hospitality blending sustainability, design, high-end services and slow luxury. We invite our guests to take their time, disconnect from their reality and enter into ours, to enjoy the island's natural beauty, to experience its rich history and culture, and to indulge themselves with small pleasures of life. Rented in exclusivity, our staff is dedicated to providing our guests with the highest level of services and attention in order to make their stay the most comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. We strive to use environmentally friendly practices in our farm, in our Kitchen and in the experiences we offer ."
We have created individual pricing for the specific rooms in the villa , dependent on their size and the amenities they offer. Please make sure to review which specific room you'd like to book. We have only 2 single rooms available, 5 rooms are single room shared (meaning it is a single bed shared by 2 people who know each other), or double occupancy (where there are 2 separate beds available in the room.) Each room type has an en suite bathroom.
Upon registration of the trip, you'll receive even more details of our property.
Explore each one of the stunning rooms on our property before booking
The property is equipped with 12 suites, 3 of which are in a separate private villa. A private pool, indoor and outdoor yoga studio space with props, lounge areas and an outdoor dining area are surrounded by wild flowers, volcanic rock, olive and palm trees. Each room offers its own bathroom, some rooms have living rooms, private gardens, terraces, and even a private pool.
Costs are based off of which specific room you desire.
*Itinerary listed on desktop version only
ARRIVAL DAY (Please land before 2pm)
Welcome to Pantelleria. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by private car and make the 10 minute drive to our Dommusso.
Ground down and absorb your surroundings. A light snack and drinks we'll be preapred for you to nourish post travel.
We'll meet at 4 pm for our welcome ceremony. Expect a gentle practice to move stagnant energy followed by yoga nidra. We'll then do some intros and discuss the happenings for the week.
Enjoy a beautiful dinner created by our chef underneath the starry sky.
PRICE LISTED PER PERSON
Please visit the room types page to select your specific accommodations
30% of trip cost
Non Refundable to reserve
5 nights accommodation at our luxury venue
Morning snack/coffee/tea daily
Lake excursion, healing mud bath
Authentic natural winery visit with bbq lunch
Natural sauna cave, volcano hike, and lunch on the beach
Half day sailing trip to explore the island
Pizza Party/ Closinig Ceremony
Arrow Yoga gifts
Access to all photography by Anna Campbell
Taxes + Fees
Trip & Travel Health Insurance - REQUIRED
Payment Plans Available
We want to make this accessible for all. Any plan that works for you, works for us. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
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What others have to say about our retreats
"This retreat was more than I could ever expect or anticipate. From the organization to the sisterhood made the experience that much more memorable. It was empowering on so many levels and each time I participate in these retreats with Dani, I continue to learn more about myself. Now only do we practice the physical aspect of yoga but also the mindfulness of it. I am forever grateful for this experience and for meeting such strong powerful women that contributed to my amazing journey."