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Lizzie Lasater
Lizzie Lasater

Dolce far niente is a uniquely Italian idea that translates as sweet idleness. We’ll take this as our guiding mantra for the week.

You’ll spend your days moving between yoga class, nourishing plant-rich meals, and unstructured down time to walk, swim, read, journal, daydream and nap.

lizzie Lasater


14 – 21 September 2024

Description of the retreat

Sacred spaces exist all around us. But in the hectic rhythms of our over-full days we ignore their power. Or don’t remember to treat them as sacred.

Sacred spaces open us to a shift in consciousness, another dimension of experience.

You’ll spend your days moving between yoga class, nourishing plant-rich meals, and unstructured down time to walk, swim, read, journal, daydream and nap.

Days look something like this:

  1. 8-9 am Light breakfast, coffee and tea
  2. 9-11am Slooow Flow and Somatic Strength (active practice)
  3. 11:30am Brunch
  4. 4:30-6pm Deep Restorative 
  5. 7:00pm Dinner.
    2 afternoons are completely open (no yoga class) to explore the many beautiful beaches around the retreat center.

Spacious afternoons are open for lazing by the pool, getting a massage, or exploring. Perhaps you want to swim at the local beach? Or, eat an ice cream in town? (both require a short taxi ride, or a rental car which the center can organize on a daily basis.)

Mid-week we’ll have an entire un-structured afternoon (no yoga class) so you can luxuriate in savoring idleness, leisure, and relaxation, finding pleasure in simply being without the need for productivity or busyness.

Sounds fun, right?

Lizzie Lasater
Lizzie Lasater
Lizzie Lasater

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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

6 light breakfasts

6 brunches

7 vegetarian dinners

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request


Lizzie Lasater

As a working mom of four-year-old twin boys, Lizzie Lasater very much understands the importance of sustainable self-care. 

Lizzie grew up in California, where she began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2004. She then studied design at Columbia University in New York City where she met her Austrian architect husband.
She now lives in Salzburg, where she produces and hosts Zoom yoga courses with her Mama, co-founder of Yoga Journal Magazine, Judith Hanson Lasater. 

Lizzie also writes a free weekly newsletter, Rest with Lizzie Lasater.

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