Soul and Nature

3 days and 2 nights


Body and mind find themselves in a unique and extraordinarily varied setting, whose sounds and landscapes stop the frenzy of the mind and take us back to a higher, renewed dimension, where we can feel our true essence.

This trip is dedicated to those who want to treat themselves to a rejuvenating break through the practice of yoga and guided meditation in the Raganello Stream Nature Reserve in the Pollino National Park. We will take immersive walks in natural, unspoilt places of rare beauty. We will enjoy the healing qualities of the medicinal herbs of the protected river area, which we will collect and prepare together with the botanical experts who will accompany us along the way. We will stay in the characteristic and cosy stone houses of the village of Civita, listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy, in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere.

The Pollino National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2016, is waiting for us to experience a weekend in harmony with nature, beyond the schemes imposed by our time.


Day 1

Arrival in Civita

Upon arriving in the small Arbëreshë village of Civita we will meet Master yogi Luigi Cardone who will welcome us and tell us about the place, explaining what we will be doing over the next few days together. After we have settled into our accommodations, those who like it will take a guided walk through the village of Civita to the banks of the Raganello stream. On our return, we will be welcomed for dinner in a typical Civita home where we will sample the typical flavours of the local culinary tradition in a warm, family atmosphere.

Planned accommodation for days 1 and 2
Civita Borgo Ospitale
15:00 Arrival in Civita in the afternoon and accommodation in B&B;
16:00 Visit to the historical centre;
20:00 Dinner with tasting of typical flavours;

Day 2


In the morning, a home-made breakfast with genuine Pollino products will be waiting for us to give us the right energy for the nature walk ahead. We will reach a very ancient forest, at the foot of Mount Pollino, generous guardian of medicinal plants that an expert botanist will introduce us to and appreciate. Upon returning to the village, we will have time to rest after the nature walk. In the mid-afternoon we will meet our yogi master for a session of about an hour and a half, to be followed in the early evening by a moment of guided meditation. Before dinner there will be the opportunity, for those who request it, to receive an Ayurvedic massage from an experienced practitioner of the discipline. The plants collected during the morning walk will then be the protagonists of our dinner, which will be prepared, for those who wish to participate, also with their own help, thus taking the opportunity to learn a few secrets of the local cuisine!
10:00 In the morning, mountain walk with study and collection of medicinal herbs;
15:00 Yoga session surrounded by nature (approx. 1½ hours);
18:00 Guided meditation session;
20:00 Dinner with local products and herbs;

Optional: Ayurveda massage (to be booked when purchasing the package).

Day 3

Returning home

After breakfast we will say goodbye, hoping to meet in the future for other exciting travel experiences!
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