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sicily goddess retreat!

adventure & yoga

May 13-20, 2023

this is the ultimate luxury yoga & adventure experience!

rediscover your joie de vivre.

Hey Goddesses! Are you ready to treat yo’self to the Italian yoga & wellness retreat of a lifetime? Join me in Sicily (an island off the coast of Southern Italy) to recharge, play, and experience. There will be yoga, meditation, amazing home cooked Italian meals, and so much adventure! I have developed my retreats to be full of experiences that leave you feeling empowered, excited, and in love with your life — and this one is no exception.

Every little detail has been carefully designed to provide you with a life-changing week of aha! moments, connections, and leveling up — all while lounging in luxury in the gorgeous Sicilian countryside. All you need to do is say yes, and you’ll be picked up at the airport by a cute Italian holding a sign with your name on it, to be driven off to our 19th century Sicilian farmhouse, La Masseria. La Masseria is situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by 80 acres of farm and the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea.

Here, surrounded by fellow badass women, we will build connections and community to create the loving cohesion necessary to be catapulted into growth in a group setting. I can’t wait to learn, grow, and adventure with you!

xoxo,

Brittany

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Overview

Our week will consist of a carefully curated choose-your-own-adventure schedule that blends yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, with exploring the Sicilian countryside, walking narrow cobblestone streets of medieval towns, splashing in the turquoise Mediterranean, and wine tasting under the stars. We’ll be offering workshops to explore and develop mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally — and you get to choose what workshops you attend/what you’d like to focus on! Every detail has been designed to create an atmosphere of support and excitement to alchemize your aha! moments into tangible and practical steps you can take toward a life of more healing and self-love.

After signing up, you’ll receive an email with a questionnaire to fill out so we can gauge your interests and design an incredibly customized retreat full of growth, breakthroughs, and love — all under the kiss of the glistening Sicilian sun.

sicily overview
Brittany & Tiffany

your retreat leader

Hi, I’m Brittany! I’ve been teaching yoga since 2008 and opened The Yoga Underground in 2010. I love the way that traveling gives me the opportunity to practice my yoga off the mat, as it forces me to expand my perspective and see things (and myself) in a new and different way. Traveling has also been incredibly empowering to me; each time I navigate a new airport in a new country, the world opens up to me a little more and I feel so alive! Leading retreats all over the world has become one of my favorite things to do, as I love watching retreaters’ minds open as they experience things for the first time. I’d be honored for you to trust me enough to show you some of my favorite hidden gems across the world! And let me just tell you — Sicily is one of them.

Activities & Excursions

Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities and adventures, designed to tickle all of your fancies — reconnect with your inner child as you allow yourself to explore and experience things for the first time, all in a safe and supportive group of like-minded women. Cultivate that sense of childlike wonder as we:

  • wander the narrow, cobblestone streets of the amazingly picturesque
  • experience wine tasting under the stars (with wine from a local vineyard)
  • lounge with coffee on the coast in the ancient Arabic port city of Marzememi
  • enjoy trips to different beaches to catch some sun, splash and swim in the turquoise Mediterranean
  • soak up some culture on a day trip to the island of Ortigia for world-class gelato, wine, and pasta (psst there’s also a medieval castle here!)
  • relish in dolce far niente – or the sweetness of doing nothing — an Italian phrase describing a relaxed, carefree idleness; to be without hurry
sicily activities & excursions
classes & workshops

classes & workshops

La Masseria has a gorgeous yoga shala, equipped with all their own high-quality mats and props (but feel free to bring your own if you’d like!). Yoga will be offered each morning, in addition to workshops and meditations spread throughout the week. (If you attend all the yoga offered, you can pass off all your YA continuing ed credits needed for the next three years, if that’s your jam!) But just remember that everything is optional! You are free to attend as much or as little as you’d like — this retreat is for you to reconnect with yourself and honor what your body, mind, and spirit are craving — whether that means sleeping in, or getting up early to meditate!

the retreat center

La Masseria is a beautiful restored farmhouse from the 1800s, set in amongst olive and almond groves, just 15 minutes south from the unspoilt World Heritage town of Noto – one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centres.

A 15-minute drive east is the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a haven of wildlife and some of the island’s most beautiful and deserted golden-sand beaches.

La Masseria has gorgeous private and semi-private rooms that surround an open courtyard of flowers. The yoga shala is spacious, and just a short path away from the magical pool overlooking the orchards.

At The Yoga Underground, we are committed to expanding your perspective by showing you the world – the real yoga takes place outside the walls of the studio. When you travel with us, we will take care of every little detail so all you have to do is show up & adventure your little heart out! There is truly so much magic to experience, and we are here to lead the way.

what's included

literally everything but your flight — we have taken care of it all!
including:

  • 19th century Sicilian farmhouse accommodations
  • transportation to & from the airport
  • all delicious & fresh organic Italian meals
  • daily yoga & meditation
  • all group coaching and workshops (option to add private coaching at an additional cost)
  • all excursions including: exploring medieval towns, wine tasting under the stars, splashing in the Mediterranean, wandering narrow cobblestone streets, and more!

Flight Information

  • You’ll need to purchase round-trip tickets from the airport of your choice to Catania Airport (CTA) that arrives by early afternoon on Saturday, May 13
  • Return Date: please select your return flight for Saturday, May 20, preferably sometime after 11am
  • When you arrive in Catania on May 13, a driver holding a sign with your name will be waiting outside the airport for you to take you on a beautiful drive to La Masseria (about an hour from the airport)
  • We will gather your flight information as soon as you have it, to arrange drivers etc

Required Documents

  • To enter Italy, US Citizens must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after entry
  • No COVID test is required to enter, or upon re-entry into the United States

sicily 2023

shelli

I didn’t have any idea what to expect going on this goddess retreat. I can say it was 💯percent more than I ever imagined. Brittany knows how to create a space where everyone is made to feel special. I freakin love her. Dreamy meals, yoga, small town adventures, vineyards, private boat trip on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and so much more. I love all of the women I spent time with and hope to adventure with them again soon.

Yes, it was incredible.

alissa

Ahh! I loved exploring Italy with such a great group of ladies. The food was exceptional, and I felt a consistent feeling of awe due to all the history naturally ingrained here.

arie

Some of my favorite things about this retreat was all the exploring, all the people, learning about how they live and their accents hahaha. And how flirty and forward the boys are. The foood omg. So amazing. The girls in our group!! It was so fun getting to know everyone and laughing so much everyday. Everyone was constantly building each other up and just having a good time together. Yoga every morning!! All of it was just a dream.

Jazzy

I’ve never experienced such a magical goddess experience before. I felt so beautiful & loved every moment of the trip it’s hard to choose one moment. From wandering the streets of Ortigia, to floating in the Mediterranean sea, to eating all the different Gelato & feeling small beside the ruins of Neapolis. I fell in love with this city & a piece of my heart will always remain.

brittany

The goddess retreat was a retreat. A treat that I will revisit again and again in my heart. A time to disappear in a fairytale. The food, the small towns and views, and my favorite- us girls all living together for a week, letting loose expressing our inner children.

Chris

Brittany puts so much thought and effort into her retreats, and Sicily was no exception.
The schedule was a perfect balance of rest and play that included daily excursions to make sure we got the full taste of Sicily. Everything was taken care of for us, so we just got to show up and enjoy! You’re bound to meet some of the best people on the planet when on a retreat with Brittany because she has cultivated such an incredible, diverse, and down to earth community. Connecting with these amazing humans over gelato and exploring medieval towns is a memory I’ll never forget.

THANKS BRITTANY
You’re a freakin unicorn.
Let me come on all your retreats.
ily.

ady

This yoga retreat was just MAGICAL. I felt so much love from everyones’ energy!! The independence that Brittany allowed us to have was empowering — knowing that we will get out of this dreamy trip whatever we put into it! The breathtaking views, old alleyways, fresh food, juicy yoga & entertaining people that were filled with so much love & laughing till we were on the ground made the trip! I hope that my future is filled with more experiences & people like this!

andrea

The Sicily Goddess Retreat was truly the experience of a lifetime! There was a strong energy and connection that radiated from such a positive group of women. We adventured, explored, laughed and made incredible friendships that I am forever thankful for. Thank you Brittany, for arranging every detail with just the right amount of personal time and planned activities. It was the perfect opportunity to soak in the magic of Sicily!

jenny

I had the most amazing time at TYU’s Sicily Goddess retreat! What a group of incredible humans! The retreat was a perfect mix of relaxing/reflecting and exploring/adventuring. Our evening at the vineyard and walking amongst the 2,000 year old ruins is an experience I will never forget!

meg

Wow! I was not expecting such a life changing experience. From exploring the beauty in each city, to the relaxing yoga and meditation, to the immense love and support from each woman there. It made my heart swell with love and appreciation. I am so grateful for the safe space created by Brittany to have this wonderful opportunity. Thank you!!

ellie

Sicily retreat could not have been more perfect! It was the best balance of adventure and relaxation. I loved exploring a new city every day and being able to come home to our amazing villa each night. It was so nice splitting up the go-go go with yoga, massages, and meditation. I left feeling motivated and rejuvenated! BEST WEEK EVER❤️❤️❤️

Britt, I cannot thank you enough. I can’t put into words how much I needed this experience. Love and miss you already!!