Yoga on our Luxury Yoga Retreat in Sicily Italy - Yoga Escapes




30 April–7 May 2017

8–15 October 2017

15–22 October 2017


Important note - please read before checking / booking flights!




We’ll be hosting our Italy yoga retreats in Sicily, near the charming town of Siracusa – one of the most beautiful towns in Italy with lovely squares and outdoor markets, a stunning coast, seaview terraces and delicious restaurants.


It’s the perfect place to enjoy the simple pleasures in life – fresh local food, a leisurely stroll in town, bike rides along the coast, white sandy beaches and a very gentle pace. You’ll get a chance to unwind in a gorgeous setting by the sea at our 5* hotel, surrounded by Italian beauty, history, and culture.


The weather in May and October is sunny and warm enough to go for a swim on our private beach and spend the day outdoors, but not too hot so we can still practice yoga outside.


What to expect?

  • Two yoga classes a day with great views

  • Spacious seaview rooms at a 5* hotel

  • The best Italian food ever – we’ll take you!

  • Private beach and many swimming spots

  • The most beautiful town in Sicily

  • Boutique shopping and people-watching

  • Day trips to baroque towns and even more lovely beaches

  • Strolling around the pedestrian streets

  • Relaxing by the pool with a book

  • A laid-back group and no mandatories

  • Personalized service with two reps


What is there to do?


We’ll practice yoga outdoors on our terrace overlooking the sea, relax on our private beach, take day trips to the towns of Noto and Taormina and bike rides along the coast. We’ll show you peaceful beaches, go wine tasting and have lunch at a beautiful local winery, have dinners at typical Sicilian trattorias, and enjoy homemade dishes and a glass of wine.


The surrounding area in Sicily has plenty to offer and to discover, but this is your holiday – it's completely up to you to enjoy as you like, perhaps just relaxing by the pool or getting a massage at the hotel spa. We’ve listed some more options below under Activities.


Our yoga classes by the sea:


We welcome all yoga levels from beginners to advanced, and Sarah Scott our yoga teacher will modify classes so everyone can practice at their own pace. We keep our groups to around 10-15 people, and many people come on their own, at all ages and from all different backgrounds and countries.


Our morning Vinyasa flow classes are active and will get your heart going, while our evening restorative classes are soothing, with a longer relaxation. Sarah has been teaching for years, she’ll start everyone off at the same level and then adjust the poses depending on the group. But for sure she’ll remind you to constantly listen to your body and go at your own pace – she’s truly great!


Daily itinerary:


8:30–10am:    Vinyasa flow yoga class

10–11am:       Breakfast

11am–5pm:    Free time, beach, town, spa..

5–6pm:           Restorative Yin yoga class

Evening:         Dinner in Siracusa town


Come and soak in the culture, history and the wonderful food of this region, practice yoga by the sea, treat yourself to a well-deserved break, and discover a little piece of paradise in Sicily! 


Take a look at some more details below - or contact us with any questions or to book your place.





Luxury Yoga Retreats Italy 5 Star Hotel - Yoga Escapes at our 5* hotel on a luxury yoga retreat in Italy - Yoga Escapes Yoga Retreats Italy 5 Star Hotel - Yoga Escapes


We’ll be staying at the Grand Hotel Minareto, a 5* luxury hotel set on a cliff with stunning views across the sea to Ortigia island and Siracusa town. Situated in a quiet location on the coast, yet only 10 minutes drive to the center of Siracusa and close to several nearby towns. We think it's the best location to enjoy peace and quiet by the sea, yet close enough to explore the area easily.


The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach with sunbeds, as well as a high-end spa with a variety of massages and treatments. There are also additional sunbeds by the cliff with wonderful views and many swimming spots along the coast.


You can stay in either Ortigia Superior Seaview rooms or Classic rooms – up to you. Both have air-conditioning and an interactive LCD TV with free internet access. The Superior rooms have a private balcony with beautiful sea views, while the Classic rooms have all the amenities and comforts of the Superior rooms but are slightly smaller and have a view of the garden or pool (and are less expensive).


The hotel also offers a shuttle service to Siracusa town for those who want to explore.


Seaview room at a 5* hotel in Sicily - Yoga Escapes from the terrace at our 5* hotel in Italy - Yoga Escapes 5* hotel on a luxury yoga retreat - Yoga Escapes





Siracusa and the area around it are considered among the most beautiful places in all of Italy:


Sicily, Italy - Yoga Escapes Lorenzo beach in Sicily Italy - Yoga Escapes Sicily - Yoga Escapes


Ortigia island in Siracusa is the gem of the area, with its majestic baroque buildings and famous squares, lively outdoor market, peaceful sidestreets and wonderful views out to sea from the castle. An evening stroll in Ortigia is truly memorable, as is a dinner in one of its fantastic restaurants – we’ll take you to the best ones in town!


Surrounding Siracusa and Ortigia are several lovely baroque towns, including Noto and Taormina. All have their unique charm, attractions and local food specialties, and are definitely worth a day trip.


There are also several gorgeous beaches around the area, including San Lorenzo and Fontane Bianche just 10 minutes away, with crystal clear water and soft white sand. And for the more adventurous, we recommend a visit to the Vendicari Natural Reserve with even more secluded beaches and wonderful walks along the coast.


Siracusa was once the largest, wealthiest and most powerful city-state of the Mediterranean, and was also considered the most beautiful. This beauty can still be seen in every street corner and around the impressive Greek and Roman ruins which once dominated the city.


Noto Sicily - Yoga Escapes in Sicily Italy - Yoga Escapes fruit on our yoga retreats in Italy - Yoga Escapes





Explore typical Sicilian towns, enjoy wine tasting, bike rides or relaxing by the beach – up to you:





Superior Seaview rooms:

Price per person in a shared room: EUR € 1700

Price for a single-occupancy room: EUR € 2100


Classic Garden view rooms:

Price per person in a shared room: EUR € 1500

Price for a single-occupancy room: EUR € 1900


Check prices in your local currency here: Currency Converter




  • Morning and evening yoga classes

  • 7 nights in luxury rooms at the 5* Hotel Minareto

  • Full buffet breakfast

  • Private beach with beds and umbrellas

  • Shuttle service to Siracusa town

  • Internet access

  • Yoga mats

  • Access to yoga teacher throughout the day for any yoga-related questions

  • A second rep on location to plan day trips, dinners, and help with logistics



HAVE SOME QUESTIONS? Take a look at our FAQs





Important note when checking / booking flights!


In order to get the lowest possible price for your flight, please only search/book using:


Incognito Window in Chrome: when in Chrome go to File —> New Incognito Window

Private Window in Safari: when in Safari go to File —> New Private Window


Airlines monitor when people keep searching for the same dates, and this jacks up the price for you and for everyone else. Searching with a Private/Incognito window will avoid price hikes for all. Thank you!





Fly to Catania Airport in Sicily. Several airlines fly to Catania from various European cities. Low cost airlines also have direct flights, including Easyjet. Alternatively, there are many flights with a stopover in Rome. 


Once in Catania, you can take a taxi or book a car transfer to the hotel, the agency we recommend is New Travel Services, the contact is Christian Guardione and his details are:


Christian Guardione

Tel +39 0942 985445

Mobile: +39 338 8855528


We can pair you up with others who arrive at the same time, so you can share the transfer, let us know and we can arrange this for you. 


Alternatively you can rent a car and drive to the hotel, which is a good option so you have it to explore the area during the week. People often do this, the drive is approximately 45 minutes and very easy, the roads are good.


Plan to arrive at some point on the first day (Sunday), yoga classes will start the next morning. And people will leave throughout the day on the following Sunday. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, please let us know, we can help arrange that for you with the hotel.




If you'd like to join us on our yoga retreat in Italy, please contact Yoga Escapes. Please note that space is limited.





We're proud to be featured in several magazines, here's what they're saying:


OM Yoga magazine

AFAR travel website

Breaking Travel News website

Elle magazine

Lifestyle magazine





30 Apr – 7 May 2017

815 Oct 2017

1522 Oct 2017


20–27 May 2017

27 May – 3 June 2017

3–10 June 2017

9–16 September 2017

16–23 September 2017


Menorca, Spain:

17–24 June 2017

2–9 September 2017


Crete, Greece:

30 Sept 7 Oct 2017




"Thank you to Sarah for being such a super yoga teacher! What a star!"

Read More Reviews

Read More Reviews







Leave this empty:

About Yoga Escapes

About The Yoga Escapes Team  - Yoga Escapes

We're a small team passionate about yoga and travel, and dedicated to making each trip a unique and special experience for you. Take a look at the people behind Yoga Escapes.

Read More

About Our Yoga Retreats

About Our Luxury Yoga Retreats - Yoga Escapes


We'll show you the hidden gems of the area, take you to the most delicious restaurants, and organize day trips to beautiful beaches and towns. 


Our groups are small and we have two Yoga Escapes reps at every location. Our yoga teachers are of the highest level from top yoga studios in London, and no one feels guilty for sleeping in or spending time on their own.

Read More

Menorca Spain Yoga Retreat

Menorca Spain yoga holiday - Yoga Escapes

Stunning beaches on a super laid-back island, sunshine and bright blue skies, outdoor yoga classes, boat trips and dips in the sea, bike rides and great food – the perfect summer getaway!
Join us in June 2017

Read More

Mykonos Yoga Retreat

Mykonos Greece Luxury Yoga Retreats - Yoga Escapes

Mykonos is known worldwide for its jet-setting crowd and its vibrant nightlife, but there’s so much more to this beautiful island. A charming town, amazing restaurants, and more than 20 gorgeous beaches.

Join us in May, June or September 2017

Read More

Crete Yoga Retreat

Crete Greece Luxury Yoga Retreats - Yoga Escapes

We'll be staying in Chania, the most beautiful and picturesque town in Crete, with its gorgeous Venetian harbor, old town with colorful pedestrian streets filled with boutique stores, and sandy beaches stretching along the coast.


Join us in October 2017

Read More

Egypt Yoga Retreat

Egypt Luxury Yoga Retreats - Yoga Escapes - Yoga Escapes

This is pure 5* luxury! Soma Bay is Egypt's most exclusive upscale resort on the Red Sea, with white sandy beaches, a lovely marina, famous spa and golf course, top diving center, kitesurfing and excursions to Luxor. 


2017 dates coming soon.

Read More




Latest Blog Posts

March 21, 2017

We’ve discovered the most delicious restaurants in Siracusa Sicily by following the locals’ advice – and they were right!   One of the highlights of our yoga retreats in Italy is the delicious food and the fantastic restaurants recommended by the locals. From small family-owned tavernas to high-end classy restaurants, it’s hard to get a bad meal. […]

Read more


February 14, 2017

Vinyasa yoga or Yin yoga – which has more benefits?   Many people who practice yoga regularly find themselves drawn to either a vigorous active practice, or alternatively to a more gentle restorative practice.   If you’re intrinsically a very energetic person, you’ll tend to seek out Vinyasa flow or Power yoga classes, maybe even […]

Read more


January 29, 2017

Menorca is an island rich with local fresh ingredients and delicious cuisine.    The Balearic islands to the east of mainland Spain have had a long history of fresh local cuisine and are an ideal place to explore on a culinary adventure.   We take groups every summer on yoga retreats to Menorca island and have scoped […]

Read more


January 5, 2017

The secret to New Year’s Resolutions: keep it simple!    Ever wonder why many of us abandon our new year’s resolutions so soon after we make them? Perhaps we set goals that are unachievable, perhaps we set too many resolutions at once, or sometimes life just gets in the way and we don’t take the time […]

Read more


November 15, 2016

Greece is the perfect destination for a summer yoga retreat. With its gorgeous beaches, delicious food, warm sunshine and charming towns full of character, you can’t beat Greece as the perfect summer destination and a fantastic place to explore on a yoga retreat. From the well-known islands of Mykonos and Santorini, to the more remote […]

Read more


Read Blog