News and Updates

Opening Hours over Xmas and New Year

We will be operating a skeleton service over the holidays. These are our expected times of being in the office.

Friday 23rd December - we will be closed from midday

Saturday 24th December - Tuesday 27th - the office is closed. Please leave phone messages or send us an email which we will answer on Wednesday

Wednesday 28th December - 10 am to 3 pm

Thursday 29th December - 10 am to 3 pm

Friday 30th December  - 10 am to 3 pm

Monday 2nd January - Bank Holiday (we will be closed)

Tuesday 3rd January -  We resume our normal office hours

Brexit and how it affects your travel

2017 - for those of you already registered for summer 2017 and beyond please  be aware that the venue may increase their costs to us for next season due to exchange rate changes and if this happens we will, sadly, have to pass the increase on to you. We would expect the increases to be minimal.

Some prices have risen due to exchange rates - sorry!

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Ischia, Panza, Italy

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  • 2017

    Situated on the thermal island of Ischia in the bay of Naples, within walking distance of the famous hot springs

Our Hotel

Ischia (pronounced Iss-Key-Ah) has a natural, untouched feel. As one of the worlds first health spa destinations, Italians (and Romans, before that) in the know would flock to Ischia to indulge in its mineral-rich volcanic mud and waters.

Just off the Amalfi Coast, Ischia boasts natural wonders such as a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.

 

 

It is a corner of paradise in the south of the island, perched high above the Mediterranean, with lush organic gardens, surrounded by unspoiled nature, overlooking an endless sea. 

The family is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices and grow fresh herbs and vegetables in their garden for your meals.

This area is beautiful, sunrises and amazing sunsets, olive groves, palm trees and wild flowers of beautiful colours will be your companions  alongside silence and relaxation.

 

Not only will you enjoy the grounds with the sundecks, terraces, gardens, thermal pools, and yoga space, but there are also optional carefully-planned day-trips to offer guests a full experience of Ischia. These include the village of Ischia Ponte for a visit to the picturesque Castello Aragonese and artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. A guided mountain walk will also be offered.

 

We have two swimming pools, an outdoor one on the terrace for sunbathing with deck chairs, beds, chairs and umbrellas.

An indoor thermal pool with temperature of 34 / 36 degrees, situated in a sauna-cave completely covered with mosaics of pumice stone.

 

The area:
The village of Panza is close by for cafés and shopping.

There are scenic walks in every direction. We especially recommend walking to La Scannella, an exceptionally  beautiful bay.

Within 30 minutes walk are the natural hot springs at Sorgeto which are one of the biggest attractions in Ischia. The island's underground volcanic activity bubbles up from beneath and naturally heats a series of rock pools.

By climbing down the many steps towards a tiny beach in a wonderfully picturesque cove, visitors are able to bathe in a variety of pools, each with slightly different water temperatures.

 

Bathers spend the day at Sorgeto to enjoy what is effectively a natural jacuzzi which soothes and massages the body to ease aches and pains.

 

 

  

 

  Yoga

Yoga is twice a day with one day off for excursions.  
The first class is in the morning before breakfast after which your day is your own.

  
Our second yoga class of the day will be in the late afternoon after which we will have dinner together.

 

 

  

   

 

We have a choice of two yoga spaces

The purpose built yoga room with sliding glass doors looking out to the garden and the endless ocean.

  

  

    

  

Or the other

An open pavilion perfect for evening restorative yoga.

Yoga mats, blocks and belts are provided

 

 

   

  

Accommodation is provided in large sunny en-suite rooms.

These are simply furnished with private balconies, or terraces, and a sea view.

 

 

 

Each room has a double bed. 

In the shared rooms there is one double bed and one single bed.

 

 

 

Includes

Accommodation, breakfast, dinner and 10 yoga classes

Not Included

Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch and snacks, all bottled water, teas and coffee, treatments and excursions

 

Flights

You will need a flight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.

For the arrival flight:  do not book a flight that arrives after 20.00 as the last ferry is at 22.00  and you need half an hour to reach the port by taxi.

For the return flight:  book flights after 11 am as the first ferry off the island is at 06.30

 

Transfers

Group transfers are 40 euros per person each way (including the ferry) payable locally.

Private transfers are from 70 euros each way (including the ferry) payable locally

The transfer, including the ferry, will take between two and two and a half hours.

2017 Sharing Single
June 3 - 10 HathaYoga Sevda Mustafa £690 £840
June 10 - 17 Flowing Hatha Yoga Jill Hurley £690 £840
July 1 - 8 Hatha Yoga Patricia Haygarth £690 £840
You will automatically be allocated a room as a single participantunless you have somebody travelling with you to share with.