A bit of Yoga, a bit of Acquerello

Leave the hustle and bustle behind in exchange for a deeply nourishing and restorative week in Sicily.

Yogherello is a Women’s Retreat curated for today’s Woman. It offers you a multi-sensory journey – weaving together sisterhood, movement, mindfulness, and creativity. You’ll be invited to let go of your roles as caregiver, provider, hard worker, and achiever to give space for moments of joy, inspiration, relaxation, and transformation. This retreat is a nourishing container for the woman who seeks adventure, values slowing down, loves movement, and celebrates creativity.

Upcoming dates in 2024

18 - 25 May

5 - 12 October

Upcoming dates in 2024

20 - 27 May

5 - 12 October

The Yogherello Affair

Our Philosophy
Born from the seeds of Yoga and Acquerello (Watercolor) Art merging together, the Yogherello Retreat is designed to open your body, mind, and spirit to new levels of physical and creative experiences.

Yoga provides the pathway to new physical, mental, and emotional sensations that create sensory change.

Acquerello invites you to see the world with a new set of eyes and feel the pleasure of creating art in a beautiful setting…all while surrounded with other like minded creative souls.

Our philosophy is that one informs the other. Essentially, form and function become one.

Yoga plus Acquerello equals Yogherello.

During our retreat we will have five consecutive days of twice daily Yoga & Acquerello activities. We find this rhythm allows participants to immerse into the creative process of self-exploration, restoration, and inspiration.

During one day of our week together, we will have a “Gita Fuori Porta” – a day trip outside the estate property to explore the area.

Sicily is a land of extraordinary history, culture, and natural delights which await your discovery!

Both the Yoga and Acquerello sessions are designed for all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned painter, Yoga practitioner, or an absolute beginner of any kind, you are welcome to join us for Yogherello.

The Acquarello (Watercolor)
Fiona Corsini San Giuliano will be walking your watercolor path from where you are,  pilgrimaging you in the meanders of the magic that water and pigment can offer.

The Yoga
Jen Warakomski will be guiding you through gentle Hatha & Restorative Yoga, intuitive movement, and immersive Mindfulness sessions which honor the deep listening practices from which creativity emerges.

On Retreat
During our retreat we will have five consecutive days of daily Yoga & Acquerello wellbeing activities. We find this rhythm allows you to fully immerse into the process of self-exploration, healing, and rejuvenation.

Each day will begin with Yoga & Meditation sessions followed by watercolor workshops. After lunch, each day will vary in a combination of experiences like creative workshops, aromatherapy, light walks in a nearby cork tree forest, and a Restorative Yoga practice. There is free time to enjoy the beautifully lush San Giuliano gardens, walk amongst acres and acres of citrus trees, nap, swim, receive Reiki Healing, or simply unwind in any of the common living spaces at San Giuliano.

At some point during our week together, we will have a “Gita Fuori Porta” – a day trip outside the estate property to soak in the extraordinary history, culture, and natural delights that are unique to Sicily.

We collaborate with a team of angelic female chefs who focus on mindful, wholesome, and delightfully comforting culinary experiences. The menu is vegetarian inspired, sourced from seasonal and local ingredients that celebrate our Mediterranean surroundings. For those who enjoy a glass of wine, we offer lovely Sicilian wines as well as options for those who are alcohol-free.

Program of the Week

This schedule is subject to change yet is designed to present an idea on what you can anticipate when joining us for this experience.

Arrival Day: Saturday
Do your best to arrive at San Giuliano for lunch at 13:00
16:00 Garden tour
18:00 Welcome Circle
19:30 Dinner

Our Daily Rhythm
08:00-09:30 Gentle Hatha Yoga
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
11:00-12.30 Acquerello (watercoloring)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Acquerello (watercoloring)
16:00-17:30 Leisure Time… Swim, Walk, Nap, or Reiki Sessions*
17:30-19:00 Restorative Yoga
19:30 Dinner

One Day Excursion – at some point during the week
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:30 Depart for excursion
18:00 Return to San Giuliano
19:30 Dinner

Departure Day: Saturday
07:30-08:30 Morning Yoga
08:30-10:00 Breakfast
11:30 Farewell and kisses

*Reiki Healing Arts is exclusive of the retreat cost. You may book your session directly with the facilitator.

Your Retreat Companions

You’ll be looked after with beauty and goodness by…

Fiona Corsini di San Giuliano
The search for beauty is core to my work. Watercolor is the medium which resonates the most within me. In its pragmatic simplicity resides infinite complexities.

Water paper and pigment accompanied by a helpful brush is all you need to create moments of visual memories. Working in the fashion business as a print designer has enhanced my knowledge in colors, shapes, and composition, essential tools and faithful companions throughout my life.

Unlike most people, I have graduated from art school as a late bloomer, after my working career and forging a large brood of children. The 5 years spent at the Florence Academy of Art have equipped me with method and patience.
These days nature is my favorite muse, landscapes and botanicals capture the most intimate part of my heart.

Fiona on Instagram @eyewanderer

Jen Warakomski
It really matters to me that I help support women on their personal journeys so that they can learn how to be the most powerful person in their own life.

I’m an accredited E500 Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Hormone Yoga Therapist, and Reiki Master Healer. My personal studies with HH the Dalai Lama, Erich Shiffmann, Yogi Sivadas, Leslie Kaminoff, Jillian Pransky, Dharma Mittra, amongst others have illuminated my path.

My work resonates with individuals who wish to enhance their wellbeing, skyrocket their confidence, and amplify their connection to their highest self so they can make a healthy, intentional, and influential impact on the world.

The approach I teach is a down to earth combination of the Spiritual and Science sides of life. I practice and study in both worlds so that I can guide my students to effectively elevate their consciousness and life visions to new heights.

Jen on Instagram @tuscanwellness

San Giuliano

We will be nested in a historic “Masseria Fortificata”, which translates to a “fortified agricultural estate”.

The oldest parts of the villa go back to the XII century and it has organically evolved through time to suit its guests’ needs for agriculture but also for beauty.

Giuseppe, the late marques of San Giuliano has given its actual appearance by adding a luscious exotic garden and transforming the house into a delightful mansion.

Like San Giuliano Hospitalier, the young medieval Saint, it is our desire to offer you a place where you can be at peace.

Your Investment

Queen’s Room – 3800 euros single use
There are five Queen’s Rooms at San Giuliano. All have an en suite bathroom & double bed.

Princess’ Room – 3200 euros single use // 2800 euros per person if shared
There are three Princess’ Rooms at San Giuliano. All have an en suite bathroom & twin beds.

Fairy’s Room – 2800 euros single use // 2200 euros per person if shared
There are four Fairy’s Rooms at San Giuliano. All but one have a shared bathroom & twin beds.

Price includes:
Lodging, meals at San Giuliano, Yoga and watercolor activities
Transfers from Catania airport
One outdoor excursion

Does not include:
Travel costs
Reiki healing private sessions
Watercolor materials

Payment & Cancellation policies

We will send you our bank details for the bank transfer.

The Reservation & Investment Structure is:
30% deposit to secure your place, not refundable
30% to be paid 60 days prior start of the retreat
40% balance to be paid 30 days prior to the beginning of the retreat

Cancellation policies:
Cancellations are to be justified as all the retreats imply an immense effort from our team. A written mail has to be sent to us to be assessed and we shall meet at the top of the bridge of our needs for the refunds.

The time of cancellation will define the refunds.

  • Should you have an impediment that forces you to renounce, your deposit can be transferred to another date retreat, provided cancellation is at least 60 days before the beginning of the retreat, this gives us the time to fill up your spot.
  • Should you cancel 60 days before the planned retreat, we will be able to refund 100% of the installment payments, not the deposit as that is not refundable.
  • Should you cancel from the 59th till the 30th days prior to the retreat we will refund up to 40% of the payment done.
  • Should you cancel from the 30th day and less we are so sorry as we will not be able to refund you, let’s hope this does not happen.

Your Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions. If we did not cover something here, please don’t be shy to ask us anything!

Can I come for part of the week?
We hope that you can commit to taking this time for yourself for the entire week. Therefore, in order to nurture the group energy and respect the retreat process, we ask that you join us another time if you cannot come for the full retreat.

I have dietary restrictions…
We offer delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner on this retreat which is vegetarian inspired. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register.

What is the weather like in May & October?
Sicily is moving fully towards Summer in May, and is still warm in early October. Although we are in between seasons, lightweight clothing is fine for the daytime. It may get chilly at night, thus come prepared with some warm clothes.

Are there amenities at San Giuliano?
The house is equipped with an 18mt by 9mt swimming pool. There is also a tennis court, 59 hectares of orange groves to run around, and a small gym.

I am flying a different airport than Catania, help!
We highly recommend you fly into Catania Airport (CTA). The other closest airport is approximately 3 hours away by car. The retreat price includes round trip transportation to San Giuliano ONLY when you arrive & depart from Catania Airport. Make it easier on yourself & fly to Catania.

Do I have to participate in everything?
We suggest that you consider this retreat as a week for you to explore new rhythms and experiences. Our retreat perspective is that group energy amplifies the impact and outcome for every single individual. We’ve carefully designed our daily schedule to create a foundation for expansion in both your physical and creative bodies, as well as renew a sense of health, balance, and inspiration in your life. Essentially, our wish is for you to show up for yourself and trust the process. Of course …if for some major reason you cannot participate in a particular session, this is fine.

Do you have a question before you register?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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