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Detox, rebalance and rejuvenate. The focus of the program is to achieve a higher level of consciousness and wellbeing through combining fasting, yoga and holistic classes.


Transform and Relax
with Fasting & Yoga Holistic Retreat
with Luca Sonzogni

May 16 – 23, 2020

Description of the retreat

Detox, rebalance and rejuvenate. The focus of the program is to achieve a higher level of consciousness and wellbeing through combining fasting, yoga and holistic classes.

It is designed to provide time and space to relax, detox and reconnect and experience the beauty of Nature in a pristine countryside setting.

Embrace the magic of Fasting and Yoga for a perfect combination of wellness, healing and personal growth. You will be guided by Teacher & Fasting Specialist Luca Sonzogni and Agricola Samadhi’s experienced in house team for an ultimate retreat experience.

Wake up everyday for a gentle class of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama. Seek personal growth with holistic therapies and open your mind and heart to the wonders and philosophy of the Yoga system. Conclude the day with more practice or meditation.

Strengthen the body through 5 days of green juice and water Fasting. Heal and repair the gut, boost the immune system, lose body fat, let yourinner glow shine and gain a more positive outlook on life. Let go of worries, stress and negative emotions, leave with a calmer mind and a bigger soul.

Relax, feel healthy, energised, revitalised, positive, radiant. Continue your holiday exploring the rich culture of Salento, one of the most beautiful parts of Italy.


  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • 1 daily holistic class, activity or workshop
  • 1 private holistic health consultation
  • Nutritional guidance after the detox


  • 1 pre-cleanse day with healthy organic food
  • 5.5 days of Fasting: 2 daily green juices rich in micronutrients and plenty of water, herbal tea and a warm evening broth
  • Psyllium and bentonite clay for digestive health
  • Antioxidant supplement and superfoods
  • Enema bag for self-administered enema
  • 1 post-cleanse day with healthy organic food


As soon as you get up, drink a couple of glasses of water and take Superfoods.

  • 7.30am – Have the detox drink (psyllium and bentonite clay)
  • 8am – Yoga
  • 10am – Self administered enema
  • 11am – Herbal tea and superfoods
  • 12noon – Sharing circle – Let’s meet for a green juice and take the antioxidant with it
  • 2.30pm – Herbal tea, detox drink (psyllium and bentonite clay)
  • 3pm – Holistic class or workshop
  • 4.30pm – Green juice
  • 5pm – Yoga class
  • 6.30pm – Have the detox drink (psyllium and bentonite clay) and an enema (if not done in the morning or if you need 2)
  • 7-8pm – Have some warm broth


The focus of the program is to achieve a higher level of consciousness and wellbeing through combining Fasting, Yoga and Holistic classes. It is designed to provide time and space to relax, detox and reconnect and experience the beauty of Nature in an intimate, safe and nourishing environment.

Yoga is an open source, customisable and innovatable creative practice with many forms, shapes and colours. We like to see it as a great methodology for controlling emotions, calming the mind and getting closer to your true self, as well as having a multitude of physical benefits and being awesome.

Benefits of fasting include: space and time to heal and repair the digestive system ** Good against oxidation ** A boost to the immune system ** Normalises insulin levels, improves insulin sensitivity and regenerates pancreatic cells ** Helps in reducing food cravings and associated mood swings ** Helps develop a can do attitude for a longer term healthier nutritional routine ** Can reduce high blood pressure and improve lipids profile ** Great for fat loss.

A daily holistic class, activity or workshop will amuse, engage and stimulate you.

PLEASE NOTE: All classes will be included and optional so you can decide when to be inspired and stimulated and when you want introspection and “You time”.


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The YIS retreat centre is located in Zollino, in the heart of the Salento. Twenty minutes from both coasts and from cultural centres such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.

Our yoga retreats are also an opportunity to get together, share good moments, pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of the Salento in a peaceful environment. Give yourself an energetic recharge through vegan and vegetarian organic food, eco-sustainable tourism and relaxation in our spaces.

Our staff are at your disposal for the entire duration of the retreat to advise you about the must–see places in the Salento, organise excursions, guided tours, gastronomic tours, transfers, rentals and anything else to make your stay enjoyable.

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The Location

Our retreats take place at Agricola Samadhi, a unique organic farmhouse because it proposes something more than just recreation.

In this charming oasis, the lifestyle revolves around well being: you can combine your stay with a SPA, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, and a wide range of massages and more.

You can regain your well being through a variety of top–level yoga classes. There is also a SPA Healing Centre and the HQ of YIS, Yoga In Salento, a European leader in yoga retreats, for years a favourite destination of the best internationally renowned teachers in the world.

An energy recharge and psycho–physical well being will be the most precious gifts of your stay that you’ll take home with you, together with the new friendships you’ve made during the retreat.


7 nights

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

It was the spring of 2013 when Luca Sonzogni started on a really difficult personal path that transformed his life completely. Luca had been in London for well over a decade working in finance and the corporate world, a very fast paced and demanding lifestyle that in the long run proved to be unsustainable. Shortly after leaving, he embarked on a soul searching journey to Brazil, Nepal, India and eventually arrived at the Yoga Village of Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Luca touched the bottom then and climbing up involved completing studies in Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, becoming a Yoga Teacher at the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai, India and ultimately profoundly changing his value system and lifestyle.

Since September 2016, he has been living in Srithanu, Koh Phangan, where a healthy living community of internationals share the natural beauty of this tropical island, the many yoga schools, workshops, events, gatherings, fresh food and wholesome restaurants. It is a perfect place where to find self-development and healing, sun, peace and connection.

Luca set up a nutritional therapy practice online and started travelling to Koh Samui for a 3-day a week Health Manager job at specialist detox centre Health Oasis. There he had the wonderful gift of witnessing first hand, over and over, the healing power of fasting. A 3-day a week Detox Manager role with Orion Retreat Centre followed, eventually leading to the setting up of the Smiley Detox, a community fasting detox, in Koh Phangan and online. People loved the experience and that prompted him to start the Smiley Retreat, to give everyone the opportunity of a flexible detox and wellness experience.

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