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Experience an amazing yoga and surf, kite surf, and SUP vacation in the sunny south of Sicily at Floripa Surf & Yoga House. They believe in living a healthy life in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea, so depending on the wind conditions, every day you will have the chance to practice different water sports in their company. At Floripa Surf & Yoga House you will find an international community of like-minded travelers, who are drawn together by their love for yoga, the sea and nature. Many guests come on their own, and while you will have plenty of time to retreat, it is very easy to make friends during meals time or at the beach.
During this retreat, you will be staying in Floripa Kite Surf & Yoga House. The team of Floripa Surf & Yoga House believes in living a healthy life in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea, and you will see this reflected in your rooms, the gardens, meals, and the service to you. The bed and breakfast is run by Ameriga, the main yoga teacher, and Ettore, who runs the kitesurfing school, with the help of a team of friends that have been enjoying working together for several years.
Many guests have become friends and keep on coming back every season, which creates a a beautiful familiar atmosphere. Do not worry if you are traveling by yourself because at Floripa is very easy to make friends with other guests and also with the staff and the dogs.
The bed and breakfast is located 30 meters away from the sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo. The stunning beach is 13 kilometers long and was awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters. It is the ideal place to relax and have a deep contact with the sea and the elements.
Accommodation can be in private room, shared room for two to five persons, or suite room with private veranda. The bed and breakfast is composed of three houses surrounded by a lush garden. All the rooms have been designed for your comfort and relaxation with modern simplicity and color. With hot and cold air conditioning, television, refrigerator, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi, you will have all the benefits of a hotel with the warmth and freedom that only a bed and breakfast can give you.In the common areas you will find hammocks and bolsters to relax in the garden, coffee and tea machine and a spiritual library with books that you borrow.
Please note that all the water activities will depend on the wind conditions. When wind comes from North/West conditions are ideal for kite surfing (this often is the case in Spring and Summer). If the winds come from south, they generate waves that are suited both for beginners and for more advanced riders (which is often the case in Autumn). Floripa Surf & Yoga House collaborate with a local surf school, so if you want to learn, the instructor will pick you up and take you to the surf spots. In any case, all the breaks are beach breaks so there is no reef to get caught on.
By taking part in this retreat, you are entitled to discounts on beach activities:
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Ameriga's classes are a blend of Ashtanga elements into a Vinyasa flow style practice, with emphasis on playfulness, breathe work, and compassionate adjustments. She will offer several variations for most poses, which is why the classes are suited for both beginner and more advanced levels. When she is not teaching, she travels the world to study yoga and follows her teachers, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Simon Borg-Olivier.
Stacie Bronson is a vegan yoga teacher, self-published author, tarot reader, and Reiki healer. She uses these transformational tools to help people make better choices that will positively impact their life decisions and inspire them to find their true purpose. She speaks English, Italian and German and currently lives between Berlin, Germany and Modica, Sicily with her husband.
Floripa Surf & Yoga House is located in the south of Sicily, in the small village of Santa Maria del Focallo. This is a quiet beach town that lies on the back of a 15-kilometer long dune beach. It is very safe, and you can explore it by bicycle easily.
If you want to get out of the town and reach for bigger centers, Pozzallo is only five kilometers away and there you can find all sorts of amenities and services. Ispica is another beautiful ancient town that is strongly suggested you visit to get a glimpse of real Sicily.
In the morning, you can enjoy a healthy and plentiful breakfast buffet which includes: fresh fruit, two cakes (one vegan), cereals, eggs, home-made jam, Italian coffee and cappuccino, different types of milk, tea, fruit juices, cereals, bread, occasionally croissants and pancakes, yogurt, biscuits, and cookies.
Gluten-free alternatives can be arranged if requested. A vegetarian or vegan welcome dinner is also included in the price of the retreat.
Lunches and all other dinners are not included in the package price, to give you the opportunity to explore local cuisine and eat out if you wish. However, at Floripa it is possible to eat together with the team and the other guests almost every night (price is usually 15 EUR which includes water and Sicilian wine). Dinners are always vegetarian or vegan, generally presented as an healthy buffet of locally produced organic food. Gluten-free can be catered for.
A range of other activities is available during your retreat. Some of these options may include additional costs.
The beach town of Santa Maria del Focallo is located only a few kilometers away from Scicli, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Noto, which are beautiful baroque cities designated as UNESCO world heritage sites, and are easily reached by car.
Go on an enjoyable banana boat excursion. Floripa Surf & Yoga House also has a beautiful Lomac boat that can carry up to 18 people. It is great for fishing, diving, and for those days without wind when you can enjoy wakeboarding. The boat is offered to guests at affordable prices.
Take a bicycle ride around the sleepy beach town. Floripa Surf & Yoga House has three bikes that guests can use for free every day to explore the Sicilian farms or local dairies. If you wish to adventure even further, you can also rent one of their electrical bikes. Behind the bed and breakfast lie miles of dirt roads in the countryside that you can visit freely and safely, away from traffic, enjoying the silence that only the countryside can offer.
On the beach just in front of the bed and breakfast, you will find courts for beach volleyball and tennis. You can also organize a beach football game with your friends. These courts are available free of charge for guests.
The bed and breakfast environment is designed to give you maximum comfort, relaxation, and fun for an unforgettable holiday. You can bask in the warm sun and take long walks on the beach, read a book while swaying in the hammocks, or spend some quiet time in the peaceful gardens.
Every weekend, it is possible to participate to an extra arm-balancing and inversion workshop.
A guided tour of the cities of Agrigento and Siracusa or Catania and Ragusa, inclusive of car, driver, and local guide depending on the route chosen, is also available.
You can learn how to surf, kitesurf, or standup paddleboard. Floripa Surf & Yoga House offers discounts on lessons, rentals, and even a photo session on request. Surfing lessons also include the use of a van for transporting equipment.
It is possible to book deep-tissue, Shiatsu, hot-stone, and relaxing massage sessions with local therapists, at an additional cost.
Please book your flights to arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) or Comiso Airport (CIY). If you need pick-up from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) or Comiso Airport (CIY), a shuttle can be arranged for you. Please contact Floripa Surf & Yoga House for more information.
Floripa Surf & Yoga House can provide a shuttle service to Pozzallo / Ispica for an extra costs of 10 EUR. Please contact Floripa Surf & Yoga House for more information.
The nearest port to Floripa Surf & Yoga House is located in Pozzallo where there is a stationary connection with Malta. Another important port not too far away is Catania, 110 kilometers from the hotel.