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Bella Vita and Yoga : Retreat in South Italy

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Bella Vita and Yoga : Retreat in South Italy

AlberobelloUnder the blue sky of the Mediterranean Sea, practice a fun and precise yoga, suitable for all. This yoga retreat provides an opportunity to immerge yourself in a joyful, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that will please the senses in harmony with a healthy way of life.

PatioJoin Hélène Doucet-Beaupré and Marie-Daphné Roy for this stay in La Rosa Dei 4 Venti, where a family team will welcome you with typical Italian hospitality. The venue encompasses a former and renovated small farm (masseria) and monastery, which are surrounded by enchanting landscapes: olive plantation, flower fields, hundred-year old tree forest… Serenity, charm, Bella Vita and love of Yoga prevail there!

Yoga room 2Imagine your practice in this inspiring environment… This retreat will allow you to benefit from a smart, sensitive and rigorous yoga with Hélène and Marie-Daphné, two highly experienced yoga teachers and trainers of teachers who cumulate together more than 25 years of teaching. Experience a customized retreat, open to all levels, which will include postures, breathing and meditation.

Prices include :

  • 7 days (8 nights) at La Rosa Dei 4 Venti
  • 2 yoga classes per day (hatha yoga, restorative yoga, meditation et breathing)
  • Possibility of short thematic workshops (walking meditation, breath work, etc.)
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day favoring fresh and local produces. (No soy, no wheat. Think fresh vegetables and olive oil!)
  • Tea, herbal teas and snacks offered during the day. Wireless Internet.
  • Access to the pool, to the yoga studio, the outdoor yoga platform, the reading room and a private forest for contemplative and meditative walks.

Prices do not include :

  • The round trip flight (choose Brindisi or Bari airport). The trip can be booked through Vayas.
  • Transportation from the airport to the venue (you can take the retreat shuttle for an additional fee).
  • Travel insurance,
  • Excursions in the surrounding areas. (We will be located in the vicinity of medieval villages and magnificent beaches. Once on site, we will be able to organize one or two excursions, subject to extra costs).

Les prix
Triple occupancy – 1 575 $
Double occupancy – 1 775 $
Single occupancy – 2 350 $

Taxes are included in the prices. A down payment of 500 $ is required in order to confirm your booking. This down payment is non-reimbursable if you cancel your reservation. Full payment must be made 8 weeks prior to departure.

***A minimum of 10 participants is required to ensure the organization of the retreat.

Room 4Room 3The Venue
This retreat location is a 17th-century masseria (small farm), which was tastefully restored while respecting the former style of the Puglia region and contemporary chic. The white stones of the edifices create a perfect temperature, even under the hot sun of Italy. The elegant bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the traditional Italian cooking is divine. This retreat is located within the splendid nature of the Istria Valley, which is famous for its trulli (unique small white houses). The venue is close to the town of Martina Franca, characterized by its charming paved roads, its markets, its coffee shops and its ice cream shops.

PoolLa Rosa Dei 4 Venti is the ultimate Italian destination for yoga. It was recently named as one of the top fifty world destinations for healthy vacations by the English Times magazine. Built along a hill, the center is very peaceful and allows unsurpassed intimacy. An ideal site for walking in the fields, quiet reading, biking or lounging in the pool.

The teachers

Marie-Daphné Roy-1carréMarie-Daphné Roy, E-RYT
Praticienne de yoga Kripalu depuis 1996, professeure à temps plein depuis 1999 et massothérapeute depuis 2001, Marie-Daphné marie différentes approches dans ses cours. Son influence principale vient de Hart Lazer, un professeur chevronné avec qui elle est en formation continue depuis 2005. Elle s’inspire aussi de Ramanand Patel, qui visite Montréal chaque année depuis 2007.

Au fil des ans, Marie-Daphné a développé une expertise en yoga pour femmes, notamment en yoga prénatal et dans les pratiques adaptées pour les cycles menstruels et la fertilité. Elle est aussi diplômée de l’UQAM en science des religions (2007); ce programme lui a permis de visiter l’Inde à deux reprises dans le cadre d’études sur le terrain.

Hélène Doucet-Beaupré-1carréHélène Doucet-Beaupré, Ph.D, E-RYT

Fondatrice du Studio de Yoga Metta, Hélène pratique le yoga depuis 17 ans. Professeure expérimentée, elle cumule plus de 1500 heures de formations spécifiques à l’enseignement du yoga. Ses dix dernières années d’enseignement intensif du yoga à des groupes, de formation continue en yoga, de pratique personnelle, de formation académique avancée ont réitéré sa passion pour le fonctionnement de l’être humain et son désir de partager son expérience. Hélène dirige des formations de professeur de yoga et est chercheure en neurosciences intégratives à l’Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Québec.

Typical daily program

Trulli jourMornings
Hatha yoga and meditation.
Breakfast then free time to read, bike around, lounge by the pool…

Lunch then free time to walk around, go on an excursion, take a nap…
Restorative Yoga and breath awareness in late afternoon.

Dinner and hang out with new friends!


Arrival at La Rosa Dei Venti : June 28th, from 4 pm ; dinner at 7:30 pm.
Departure July 5th : morning yoga, breakfast and depart.

Reservations et additionnal informations
For more infos, contact  :
Marie-Daphné Roy by phone 514 885-9642 or by email
Hélène Doucet-Beaupré by phone 418 725-0027 or by email

To reserve your spot and register to this trip, please download the following form and send it to .

Deposit (limited spaces)
In order to secure your spot, we ask a non-refundable deposit of 500 $CAD. Please register soon to insure availabilities.

Trip packages are prepaid and non-negociable, non divisible and non transferables.

Vayas- Création de Voyages

514 564-5505

Partenaires de l’agence Espace Sélect Voyages
2459, rue Notre-Dame ouest, Montréal, Québec  H3J 1N6
514 543-3628