Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat

  • Arzachena, Sardinia (view on Google Maps)
  • 5-day / 4-night yoga retreat
  • Retreat in English (French and Italian spoken)
  • Accommodation & food included
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About the retreat

Reconnect the body and mind, and find balance during our 5-day / 4-night Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat. Find stillness with morning Vipassana meditations and enhance your yoga practice with daily Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative flows, adaptable to any level.

Life is all about Yin and Yang, and both Yin and Yang also exist within us. At Respira Yoga, we believe that finding a balance between the two is essential to maintain optimal health and wellness, both physically and mentally. Our Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat is the perfect combination between Yin and Yang, between relaxation and stimulation.

Our morning sessions will begin with a 30-minute silent group meditation followed by a dynamic Vinyasa Yang flow to help create heat in the body and wake you up for the day ahead. Our evening sessions will be slower-paced and calmer with a combination of Yin and Restorative flows, including Yoga Nidra and mindfulness, to help you relax after a long day and reconnect before turning in for the night. 

Daily activities and excursions will nurture both Yin and Yang during your stay; nourish your Yin with daily free time to rest, sunbathe by the pool or pamper yourself at the hotel spa, all while immersed in the remote beauty of the Sardinian countryside. Satisfy the Yang with cultural visits; a guided tour of the ancient Nuragic civilization settlements, and a visit to a world-renowned local winery, with a wine-tasting and aperitif to follow, prepared with local cheeses, olives, Carasau bread, and jams.

It’s no secret that Italian cuisine is one of the most renowned cuisines in the world, and Sardinian cuisine doesn’t disappoint! Even our daily meals are a combination of Yin and Yang; continental breakfasts and light vegetarian lunches (salads, grilled veggies, cold pasta and rice salads, etc.) served farm-style. Dinner menu options vary daily and are sure to please any palate. Included in the retreat meals is one traditional Sardinian dinner, with local delicacies such as Zuppa Gallurese, homemade ravioli and gnocchi, Seadas, and more, all prepared with local ingredients.
*Menu options can be catered to any dietary need. 

About the Instructor

Lisa is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teacher and certified Reiki Master. She is a proud mom of two children, a French teacher, foodie, and travel-addict. She spends her time between her hometown in Canada and the sunny shores of Sardinia. She discovered yoga over 15 years ago, and since then her practice has evolved, unfolded, and continues to do every day. Not a bendy person by nature – either physically or mentally, she has learned that through consistent yoga practice you can increase flexibility – not just in the body, but also in the mind. Yoga has given her clarity and calms her busy mind – on and off the mat. Over the years she has learned to listen to her body, follow her intuition, and just go with the flow!

A teacher by nature, she enjoys inspiring others and feels blessed that she can share her passion for the practice with her students. Her lessons are a combination of playful transitions and spiritual connection, with a focus on alignment and self-discovery. She believes that everyone has an inner teacher that intuitively guides them in their practice. She supports and guides her students so that they can develop their own intuition and find the peace and stillness within themselves.

She now resides in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia where she has opened her own yoga studio, Respira Yoga. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Yin and Restorative lessons.

Retreat Highlights


  • 4 nights shared accommodation at Tenuta Pilastru Hotel
  • Daily morning Vinyasa flows
  • Daily evening Hatha, Yin & Restorative flows
  • Daily morning (Vipassana) silent meditation sessions
  • All meals included + 1 traditional Sardinian dinner
  • 1 Yoga Nidra guided meditation
  • 1 x 2-hour wine tour and aperitif at local vineyard
  • 1 x 2-hour aqua circuit entry at hotel spa
  • 1 x 2-hour guided tour of local Nuragic settlements 
  • Transfers to and from all excursions
  • Coffee and snacks available every afternoon from 16:00 to 19:00.

Optional Services

(Not included in total price)

  • Transfers to and from Olbia airport (between €50-€80)
  • Private rooms, upon request (*€20 supplementary fee per night)
  • 45 minute Reiki session (*€40 for one hour treatment)


Non-refundable deposit of 50% of total cost due at reservation. Remaining amount due 25 days prior to the retreat date.

  • Early Bird: €1050 
    *reserve by January 31st, 2020
  • Regular: €1250 
    *reserve by March 22nd, 2020

Daily Itinerary

(Schedule is subject to change due to weather, changes in availability, etc.)

Day 1
14:00 Check-in begins
17:00 Welcome circle & group meditation
17:30 AromaYin flow
19:30 Traditional farm-style Sardinian dinner

Day 2
07:00 Silent meditation
07:30 Vinyasa flow
09:00 Breakfast 
10:15 Departure for guided tour of local Nuragic settlements
13:00 Lunch / free time / spa treatments 
17:30 Restorative Flow & Yoga Nidra
19:30 À la carte dinner

Day 3
07:00 Silent meditation
07:30 Vinyasa flow
09:00 Breakfast / free time
13:00 Lunch / free time / spa treatments
16:00 Departure for wine tour & aperitif at local vineyard
19:30 À la carte dinner

Day 4
07:00 Silent meditation
07:30 Vinyasa flow
09:00 Breakfast / free time
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Beach visit *optional yoga practice, weather permitting
17:00 Free time / spa treatments 
19:00 Closing circle
19:30 À la carte dinner

Day 5
07:30 – 10:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Check-out

Tenuta Pilastru Country Hotel


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Immersed in the enchanting landscape of the Sardinian countryside, Tenuta Pilastru Country Hotel is situated in Gallura (North-East of Sardinia), about 14km from the sea and 20km from the Emerald Coast. The hotel is a typical “Stazzo” (old farmhouse), which covers 150 hectares of unspoilt, picturesque countryside. Rooms and apartments have been integrated with the old dwelling dating back to 1840. Nearby we can visit some of the most important archaeological remains (Nuraghe) in Northern Sardinia, immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation and the mysterious granite of Gallura.

Hotel amenities include:

Spa: The hotel spa offers traditional and alternative therapies to assist clients in achieving optimal health, wellness and balance.

Aqua: a relaxing and healthy course through a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath with chromotherapy, frigidarium, experience shower, hot tub, and swimming pool.

Fitness: air-conditioned area with a splendid view of the surrounding land, equipped with the latest Technogym machines.

Salute: two comfortable and private rooms designated for aesthetic treatments and well-being.


(Availability dependent on season.)

Tenuta Pilastru is located in one of the more suggestive parts of Northern Sardinia. At the hotel reception you can book horseback riding, bicycling, and trekking excursions, boat tours to the islands, and archaeological or museum visits. You can also visit their cow farm or take a cooking class and learn how to make authentic Sardinian food.

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