DAUGHTER OF THE WINDS
Early summer retreat at Parco dei Sesi, an archaeological, volcanic location on the island of Pantelleria, Italy
18. – 23. June 2022
5 nights / 6 days
2500 EUR per person
Arrival: any time on Saturday 18th of June*
Departure: any time on Thursday 23rd of June
*Option to stay one night longer
A CHANGE IN THE WIND
In the final days of last September, Albertine visited Pantelleria for the first time and fell instantly in love. Cast like a pebble in the Strait of Sicily, the island is scattered with hot springs and buildings from volcanic stone. The island has a wild, un-touristic and rural character. It felt like the perfect place for us to welcome you, in the midst of the Mediterranean with a kiss from the shores of Northern Africa.
This retreat takes its name DAUGHTER OF THE WINDS from the island itself: the original Arabic name Bint al-Riyāh paying tribute to the strong winds which can blow from the Tunisian coastline. While we embrace moments of serenity, there’s nothing like a strong breeze to awaken the wild woman within.
As always, we keep the program as a surprise, but you can look forward to rooftop yoga under starry skies; mud-bathing in a volcanic lake; al fresco dining, and there are even whispers of woodfired pizza.
We are delighted to explore this new mystical, island location and immerse in a multi-sensory week of inspiring moments which will nourish both body and soul. A space to simply be - to flow with the wind.
We look forward to welcoming you there.
The whole team is madly excited about this retreat, so everyone is on board!
The first hours of the day will be spent exploring presence and poetry through yoga, intuitive movement, breath-work and meditation from Steph and Birjiwan. Instead of being in a state of doing, we shift into a state of being. In a time of constant chasing, of incessant activity, we dare to let go and embrace the present moment.
We break cycles of distraction and destruction, opening deep avenues of reflection and space for energetic insight. she she defies convention, embracing the imperfect.
To the biggest compliment to date: ‘my she she retreat was not perfect, it was better.’
Additionally there will be a creative workshop and an array of food experiences.
The island is raw and mystical in many ways. You will discover a place where it seems time has a different meaning. Make sure to bring curiosity and an open mind - besides days of rest we have plenty of adventures in store for you on the ‘Black Pearl of the Mediterranean’.
The heart of our retreat is a timeless building in the archaeological site Parco dei Sesi. Your temporary home awaits in a collection of traditional dammusi built from volcanic rock, with space for both companionship and solitude. At only 200 meters from the sea, Parco offers several spacious terraces overlooking the ocean sunset and the northern coast of Africa. Gather together for dining or at the pool area, or wander off, breathe in your surroundings and admire the untouched mountain scenery.
As is typical for Pantelleria, you will have access to the property’s roof for raw views of the ocean. You will also find that each building harbours its own unique work of art: the rooftops are scribbled with white lines, where cracks have been repaired.
And what would an Italian home be without long tables where we come together, enjoy al fresco dinners and chat for hours under the stars? Expect Italian classics with local products like capers, tomatoes, fresh alici, olive oil and oregano.
For more impressions of Parco Dei Sesi, check out their instagram here.
If you would like to extend your trip, we recommend arriving a day or two earlier in Palermo or even already at the location in Pantelleria. You can book your room one or two nights earlier with a she she discount. Just let us know when you book. A beautiful way to arrive in a Mediterranean state of mind and truly unwind in the retreat experience.
5 nights accommodation at Parco Dei Sesi
transfer from and to PNL airport twice a day
daily movement, breath-work and meditation
vegetarian brunch, afternoon snacks and al fresco dinners
excursion to vulcano
create your own natural face oil blend
a she she gift or two!
bedroom w two single beds + ensuite bathroom
2500 EUR per person
Reservations via email: email@example.com
A 500 EUR deposit is required to confirm your spot.
Before applying, please read our terms and conditions here.
ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE AND TRAVEL
As with any authentic and non-touristy location, it's a bit of a challenge to get there but trust us, getting to Pantelleria will totally be worth it.
First fly to Palermo, Sicily (PMO). From there it's a short flight to Pantelleria (PNL) with DAT (Danish Airlines) flights.
If you’d rather take more time over your arrival, you can fly out to Palermo on the 16th or 17th, stay the night and take the morning flight to PNL on the 18th.
Here are hotel recommendations Palermo from Margot from Parco: The Hotel Magaggiari is a located located ten minutes from the airport by car. It's very convenient if you arrive late and have to take the first flight to Pantelleria the next day. If you have some more time in Palermo for a day to visit, we recommend staying at Casa l'Olivella B&B.
Take a look at volotea.com, they offer flights to PNL via Italian cities like Milan, Venice, etc. on Saturday the 18th.
It’s only a short ride from Pantelleria’s airport to the location. We are happy to collect you, or you can easily rent an affordable car if you want more freedom to explore the island during your stay.
Departure is at any time on Thursday the 23rd.