A luxury yoga holiday at Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy
A little bit of heaven on the unspoilt Italian coast

16 - 23 July 2017 Teacher: Lara Stapleton

Cost from £750 sharing a twin room
£550 camping


The chance to practise yoga in an idyllic setting with two classes a day. A truly high quality yoga holiday in beautiful Puglia, Italy.

Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.

Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. You may choose to borrow the bicycles and explore the local region or just relax and unwind. Close to Polignano a Mare (also known as the ice cream capital of Italy) and Monopoli, this holiday offers not only yoga but the very best in Italian food.

Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, Masseria della Zingara, is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages each boasting their own culinary specialities. Heading down through the olive plains to the sea where there are many fabulous beaches to explore. This is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate your soul.

The daily programme

Join Lara for 7 days of revitalising yoga at the beautiful Masseria. A wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and reawaken your spirit in beautiful Puglia Italy. You will enjoy two yoga classes daily which focus on movement, breath and relaxation.

Each day will start with optional early morning meditation and pranayama and then a two hour hatha flow class. After the morning session, breakfast will be served on the terrace.

The evening yoga, at around 5pm, will be a more restorative and softening Scaravelli practice, working on releasing areas of deep rooted tension and resistance, allowing emotional blockages to unfold and reawakening the body from deep within. The classes will be suitable for all levels and experience.

There will be one yoga free day.

Things to do

Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks and bike rides to go on and up to 50 miles of beautiful coastline to explore.

The region boasts spectacular Italian cusine and some of the the most unspolit environments in Italy so you are sure to find something to enjoy during this break.

Between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Relax by the pool, explore the local area by bicycle or on foot. Take a trip to the beach or local towns. Boat trips and ayurvedic massage can also be arranged for you. We guarantee you will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.


The accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria is comfortable and of an extremely high quality - most of the rooms have ensuite facilities.

Camping is also possible for those on a tighter budget. Tents are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet and wash basin nearby.

Prices include airport transfers for a designated flight to Bari, your accommodation, two yoga classes per day and use of the pool and bicyles. Meals are also included. Breakfast and a light lunch each day, unlimited drinks and dinner on five evenings. Plus transport on two evenings to and from Alberobello and Polignano (where you buy your own dinner).

Some comments about Masseria della Zingara

'Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday! I'm so grateful to you for creating and sharing such a wonderful space. The Masseria offers such a conducive atmosphere to slowing down, relaxing and having a totally gorgeous holiday! Big big thanks to you all at the Masseria.' Kate

'Thank you so much! We had a wonderful holiday with you and team Puglia! We were delighted and blessed to be invited in to share the wonderful home you have created. The food was delicious - a BIG thank you to Claudia and her sous chefs! The company delightful, pachamama (mother world) resplendent and the yoga with Belle fantastic as always.' Sarah

'There are no words big enough to describe the most incredible time I've had. Feeling re-energised, re-vitalised and re-juvenated! Made many great friends and am so so sad today. Missing you all (and the meditation & yoga!). I've never had such an amazing experience. I think your holidays should be on prescription really!' Zoe

'I had an amazing four days in Puglia. The Masseria is hands down the best place i've ever stayed for a yoga holiday, it's stunning and Jan the owner couldn't have been more welcoming & hospitable. And the FOOD! Incredible. Lara was an amazing teacher' Tanya

'I had a wonderful holiday and I found everything perfectly organised! Not least the prompt and friendly email communication with you. The yoga, accommodation, food, pool, masseria, everything exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to book another yoga holiday with you again in future.' Sara

'We had a wonderful time in Puglia, thank you. The resort was stunning, the host Jan was so warm and welcoming, the food was divine and the yoga - well let's just say that I've now graduated from headstands to handstands!' Sarah

'Thank you for a lovely yoga retreat. What a lovely house and lovely host. Jan clearly goes the extra mile in making sure everyone has a great time. The food was delicious as well as healthy and lots of it. The yoga was paced well and Ali an excellent teacher. I certainly hope to be back.' Marie


Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy: 16 - 23 July 2017


£995 single accommodation

£800 twin or double sharing (en suite) accommodation

£750 twin or double sharing (not en suite) accommodation

£550 camping - with tent supplied (use of communal shower, toilet and wash basin facilities)


There are many agents dealing with flights to Italy, it is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways offer affordable flights to Bari and Brindisi, the closest airports.

A free airport transfer is offered if you take the recommended flights with either Easyjet, BA or Ryanair as below:

• Easyjet from London Gatwick to Bari arriving at 11.25 on 16 July and departing at 12.00 on 23 July
• BA from London Gatwick to Bari arriving at 11.25 on 16 July and departing at 12.35 on 23 July
• Ryanair from London Stansted to Bari arriving at 21.20 on 16 July and departing at 21.45 on 23 July

If you take these flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfers are free. Other transfers can be arranged but at a cost.


www.skyscanner.net (a useful website for flight comparisons)

To book

Email: admin@yogaonashoestring.com

Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996

Payment options

Please take some time to read the following details. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7733 2996 before making a payment to confirm holiday availability.

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