sardinia, italy yoga retreat with sommer & paul sobin

october 7-14, 2023

step out of time with stunning views, clean ocean air, starry valley nights, and the exquisite peace and calm of sardinia.

Join Sommer and Paul Sobin for an intimate retreat on an Italian paradise island with a week of daily asana practice, meditation, yoga nidra, and lots of time to rest, dream, and unwind in a sacred valley overlooking the azure blue Mediterranean Sea. We’ll immerse in the magnificent natural beauty of Soul Valley and let go of the stress of daily life lounging on the tranquil property or nearby beaches, eating locally sourced vegetarian food, resting with community, and having the opportunity to simply be.

 

We look for hidden gems off the beaten path to offer an intimate retreat setting unlike any other. Our bespoke style retreats combine natural beauty coupled with simple elegance. The Sardinian retreat is limited to 28 students in this magical place.

In your free time you can hike on through the rustic mountain valley, relax by the luxurious pool, or explore the many nearby exquisite beaches and coves. For quiet time, Soul Valley’s spa offers both a Finnish and infrared sauna, a Turkish bath, and therapy rooms for healing massage.

arrivals

Check in is at 2pm on October 7th, but if you arrive early, Soul Valley’s friendly front desk will happily hold your bags while you lounge on the property, take a dip in the pool, or head down to the nearby beaches. Our first yoga 
class will be at 4pm that day followed by dinner. Check out is at 11am on October 14th. See the FAQ below for more information about the retreat.

accomodations & pricing

Soul Valley is a place for a true recharge of your busy daily life. The surrounding nature, incredible views and magical Sardinian vibe, delicious homegrown vegetarian food, tasteful boutique rooms, a spa with sea-view pool, miles of walking trails around the property, and the panoramic meditation spots uphill will take your chill to the next level. And not to forget: beautiful sandy beaches within a few kilometers.

 

To hold your space, book now with a $500 deposit. Deposits are non refundable.

 

Retreat Price: $2250

 

*Double occupancy rooms must be booked with accompanying guests. If you are looking to be paired with someone, email us.

28 spots!

Soul Valley opens in April, 2023. All 14 double rooms have king sized beds which can be separated into two beds, ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, sheets, towels, WIFI, and vegan body care products. Final renovations to the hotel are almost complete and new photos will be added as soon as they become available. 

 

Retreat Price: $2250

 

*Double occupancy rooms must be booked with accompanying guests. If you are looking to be paired with someone, email us.

yoga

Yoga and meditation classes will take place at either Soul Valley’s outside sea view yoga platform or indoor yoga shala, fully stocked with mats and props, and built with all natural materials. Mornings will offer upbeat, mixed levels yoga and meditation classes. Afternoon classes will be softer and quieter with some restorative classes, and will include some yoga nidra sessions. 

what's included

7 nights accommodations

Includes taxes & fees. Retreat begins Saturday, October 7th at 4pm and ends Saturday, October 14th at 11am.

Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra,Sauna and Turkish Bath, Lots of Hiking & Lounge Time

There’ll be two daily yoga classes (afternoon classes will be super chill), dharma talks, meditation sessions, and plenty of time to lounge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the verandah. Soul Valley is a conscious hotel focusing on the highest quality local and organic ingredients – GF & dairy free on request.  All meals at Soul Valley are vegetarian. There is no alcohol allowed at Soul Valley.

2 Excursions

Included is a wine tour and lunch at a nearby organic vineyard where we’ll eat a traditional Sardinian meal with the family. Also included is an excursion to the nearby city, Cagliari, with a delicious lunch (wine optional) and time to stroll and take in the historic city center.

what's not included

Flights and Transport to/from Sardinia

We highly recommend renting a car or sharing a car with fellow travelers if you want to explore the local area and to get to/from the nearby beaches (too far to walk). More arrival details in FAQ below.

Additional Excursions

There is so much to do in the area including visiting archaeological sites, natural parks, and many hidden gem beaches. If you plan to further explore during free hours we recommend renting a car.

Massages and Spa Treatments

Massages at the Soul Valley spa will need to be booked in advance. More info upon registration.

Tips

Tips are welcome and encouraged for housekeeping, spa services, transportation, and restaurant staff. You will find the Sardinian culture warm, inviting, and friendly. They are extremely hard working and are so appreciative of the extra earnings we provide.

retreat schedule

Time

Activity

08:00am - 08:30am

Meditation

08:30am - 10:00am

Invigorating Morning Yoga Session

10:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast

11:00am - 01:30pm

Free Time

01:30pm - 02:30pm

Lunch

02:30pm - 04:00pm

Free Time

04:00pm - 05:30pm

Quieting afternoon session: Mellow Yellow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Dharma Talks

06:00pm

Dinner

Some evenings may have group gatherings after dinner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Soul Valley is located in the south of the Sardinian island, near the small village of Torre delle Stelle. Students should fly into Cagliari International Airport and from there, it’s a 45-minute drive. The best option to reach Soul Valley retreat center is by renting a car or taking a taxi. You’ll find Soul Valley signs from the main road. You can also book a transfer from or to the airport through Soul Valley for 90 euro (one-way, max three persons). Soul Valley has free parking spaces if you rent a car. It is possible to travel with public transport but not recommended for most guests as the bus schedule is irregular and the bus stop is 4 km from the valley.

 

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7 night accommodations, 3 meals daily, 2 yoga classes daily, excursions to both a local vineyard as well as historic Cagliari.

Not included is airfare, and any extras like massages, and additional excursions.

There is no alcohol allowed or served at Soul Valley. For those who drink wine, our two excursions will include lunches, one to a local organic vineyard, and the other at a lunch in Cagliari, both with optional local wines to enjoy.

For solo travelers looking to be paired with someone, please email us. Solo travelers will be paired with a compatible roommate. Many past retreat go-ers have met their new BFF this way! 

The weather should be amazing with average highs in October in the mid to high 70’s to low 80’s and lows in the high 50’s to low 60’s.

Bring a few casual warm weather outfits, yoga clothes, beach stuff (swim suit, flip flops, hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, etc) sturdy hiking sandals or sneakers (if you plan on hiking), a couple of pairs of pants, a sweater, a light jacket for cooler evenings, books or and a journal. You do not need any formal clothing for this trip. Soul Valley’s studio is fully stocked with yoga props, including mats, so it’s up to you if you’d like to bring your own props. We do encourage you to bring your own mat.

Deposits are non-refundable. Cancel before July 1, 2023 and your payment will be refunded, minus the deposit and $150 administrative fee. After July 1st there will be no refunds.

You can pay with a US checking account or a credit card. There is a 2.9% service fee if paying by credit card.

Yes! Send us an email and we can work out the details.

about sommer and paul

We have been teaching yoga, meditation, tantric philosophy, and heart awakening practices for over 23 years. We love to travel the world and share in the majesty of wild and beautiful places with our fellow globe-trotting yogis. Our retreats are powerfully transformative and include yoga, meditation, community connection, and encouragement to simply be still as you live outside of time.

 

We’ve led several retreats to mainland Italy and have always had the dream to lead a retreat to Sardinia. Now that the perfect spot for a yoga retreat has opened in Sardinia, that dream is about to come true. We can’t wait to be there with you!

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