Space to Create
When I first stumbled upon Villa Cardo through Instagram, I knew I had to find a way to stay there. Two weeks later I realised it’s the home of one of my dear students, and recently qualified yoga teacher, Rebecca Young Riboldi. Throughout my years teaching, I have always missioned to guide new teachers by giving them a helping hand and space to create. Through this, these retreats were brought to life. The week will be rooted in creativity, with yoga and workshops to help you tap into your most creative self, giving you some much needed room to grow.
4 nights stay at Villa Cardo in Puglia, Italy
Twice daily yoga + meditation with myself and Rebecca [2 hours in the morning, 90min in the evening]
2x daily meals + snacks + teas
2x yoga workshops [including how to create your own self practice]
1 Creative Workshop
Day Trip to Ostuni
Day Trip to Torre Guaceto
New 2021 Dates:
[29 April – 03 May ][ 05 May – 09 May]
see below for their availability, spaces very limited.
5pm: 2 hour opening practice led by Jaime Hepburn
8am: 2hour Yoga + Meditation led by Jaime Hepburn
12:30pm: Creative Workshop
2:00pm: Free time
5:00pm: Yoga with Rebecca Young Riboldi
8am: 2hour Yoga + Meditation led by Jaime
12:30pm Trip to Torre Guaceto
4:00pm Arm Balances + Inversions workshop with Jaime
5:30pm: Restorative Yoga with Rebecca
8am: 2hour Yoga + Meditation led by Rebecca
12:30pm: Day trip to Ostuni
4:00pm: Self Practice + Sequencing workshop with Jaime
5:15pm: Closing Practice with Jaime
7am: Breakfast + Goodbyes
9am: Flights home
Villa Cardo sits within one hectare of land, filled with olive and almond trees, and with views to the sea from the roof terrace. The house, designed by Studio Andrew Trotter, has been built with local materials and using traditional methods of building to ensure the Pugliese vernacular singes through, keeping the building light, airy and cool in the summer. Its serene setting is the perfect place to let your creative juices flourish. It will undoubtedly leave you feeling inspired.
Villa Cardo only has four bedrooms, so this retreat will be very intimate, maxing at 9 guests. Rebecca, myself, and co will be staying next door. We recommend that all rooms be shared, it’s about connectivity, but we added the option for one private room just in case.
The food will be representative of the culture, with an emphasis on sustainability, using seasonal, local ingredients. Think farm – table fresh. Meals will be heavily veg-centric, with options like eggs, cheese and catch of the day if it’s fresh out of the sea and sustainable. We feel strongly about creating a supportive, judgement-free environment so all food choices will be welcomed and respected. You can let us know more about your dietary requirements when you book.
All levels are welcome, but we do recommend having a regular practice for at least a month before embarking on this retreat as we will be spending a lot of time on our mats.
“I aim to create a welcoming space for students – new and experienced – to find grounding and adventure on their mats. My sequences are challenging yet attainable, and I encourage students to achieve their goals in a safe and supportive learning environment. Inevitably we might stumble and fall, it’s how we pick ourselves back up that matters”
Rebecca Young Riboldi
“ My classes encourage play, creative movement and fun. I like to push comfort zones, challenge the body physically, all while creating environments where we can laugh and connect more deeply to ourselves and to eachother”
Adjustments will be offered for injuries and variations for the more experienced practitioner. Everyone should expect to come away learning something new!
We recommend you fly to Brindisi Airport as it’s only a 15 minute drive from there. RyanAir is currently flying from STN London for £127. [Flight arrives at 10:10am, and departs at 10:30am]
Other options are to fly to Bari Airport, though travel time to Villa is 1 hour, and you will get in very late.
** Transfers to and from Villa are not included, but we will connect you with other guests to share rides.
£1400 pp for master bedroom, shared bed, private bath, private terrace *WEEK 1 & 2 AVAIL.
£2500 for private master bedroom *WEEK 1 and 2 AVAIL.
£1300 pp for 2nd master, shared bed, private bath *WEEK 1 AVAIL.
£1100 pp for shared bed, shared bath SOLD OUT
£1200 pp for single bed in shared room, shared bath SOLD OUT
friends are encouraged to book together otherwise we will pair you, room pairings will be same sex.
a £400 deposit is required to secure your booking, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.
This will be a good one. Hope you can make it x