FLOW INTO NATURE
InSpiral Escapes in Sicily 27th May-3rd June 2018
Have you ever wanted to discover the magic of Sicily?
I could not be more thrilled to welcome you to my home of Sicily and to share with you this InSpiral Escape at a new, sublime location on the coast of Val di Noto, 27th May to 3rd June 2018. Reconnect with a simple, peaceful mode of being, slow down and find the natural rhythm of the body, flow into nature and lift the spirit!
Whether you're a novice or a regular yoga or Pilates practitioner, we promise you a light- hearted, transformational experience where you’ll be invited to observe your physical, mental and spiritual states, quieten your busy mind and nurture all senses.
On this holiday we will offer you a nurturing combination of InSpiral Flow classes (fusing elements of Yoga, Pilates and Garuda), the chance to relax on glorious quiet beaches reachable by bicycle (free from the venue) or on foot, time to pamper yourself by the freshwater pool or in the jacuzzi & indoor spa, and the opportunity to discover the stunning surrounds; the baroque beauty of Noto and the charm of Syracuse.
Experience the beautiful simplicity of rural Sicilian life
Invigorate and transform with InSpiral Flow classes
Nourish yourself with home-style Sicilian dishes prepared daily using local, seasonal and organic ingredients
Restore in the jacuzzi and pamper yourself at our indoor spa
Bask in the Sicilian sun by our freshwater pool or stunning private white-sand beach
Discover the picturesque surrounding coast and countryside – an Italian UNESCO World Heritage Site
Share adventures and laughter with a group of kind, like-minded souls
A year of research led us to discovering the most exquisite retreat location on the south- east coast of Sicily. We could not be more thrilled to welcome you to our renovated Eighteenth Century ‘Baglio’ – classic Sicilian farmhouse – set in the fragrant grounds of a biologically cultivated citrus orchard.
Including a reception, freshwater pool, sun terrace, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, and private beaches a few minutes’ stroll away; our Baglio offers the perfect tranquil setting for your rest and relaxation.
Discover the unspoilt, breath-taking scenery and baroque heritage of Val di Noto, an Italian UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in southeastern Sicily. The location offers enormous intensity, a concentrated distillation of natural beauty and history, architectural and gastronomic delights, where the incandescent volcano Etna lights up the night skies and where the sea has sculpted a coastline of stunning variety and beauty, your senses will be awaken by its natural Magia.
- 7 nights’ accommodation at our 18th century ‘Baglio’ spa by the sea Jacuzzi, freshwater infinite pool
- Twice-daily (morning & sunset) InSpiral Flow Classes (a unique combination of yoga, Pilates and Garuda)
- Daily homemade, nourishing vegetarian breakfast and lunch prepared with organic local produce
- Daily free time to relax, integrate and explore the surrounds
- Live music by award-winning Sicilian Folk-rock band
- Mats, props and equipment
- Local insight into the best restaurants and beaches in the proximity
- Private tuition with Laura
- Use of the spa’s private sauna, Turkish bath treatments and massages
- Excursions to areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest
Our Sicilian suggestions include:
- Etna walks or Etna and Taormina
- Baroque tour: Syracuse, Ortigia & Noto
- Montalbano tour
- Temple Valley tour
- Local winery tour & cooking class
Accommodation and prices
All rooms & apartments in the Baglio are uniquely charming and come equipped with air conditioning, TV, LCD, safe, mini-bar and free WIFI. Please note that these rates are for the accommodation plus the inclusions listed above.
Double rooms with private bathroom £850pp Shared / £1600 Single Occupancy
Single or double apartment with separate rooms and shared bathroom £950pp Shared / £1800 Single Occupancy
We are happy to arrange the rooms to accommodate up to four people sharing at a discounted cost. Please contact for more information.
In addition to a reception and a luxurious freshwater outdoor swimming pool, we offer a private SPA complex including Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and space to rest and unwind.
Inspiral Flow classes
My InSpiral Flow classes are for everyone who would like to find more strength, confidence, fluidity and flow in both body and mind.
All are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have never done Yoga or Pilates before or if you have been practising for years.
My unique approach is inspired by the body’s innate spiral movements.
Each morning we will practice a dynamic yoga flow class on the beautiful front lawn. The focus will be on improving flexibility and cultivating a sense of ease and well-being.
At sunset we will come together for a core-focused Pilates or Garuda practice to cultivate inner and outer strength and functionality.
Both are infused with my gentle and poetic InSpiral style, which challenges and invigorates without the stress of forcing, fixing or conquering the body.
Whether a slow flow or dynamic class, the journey will invite you to enter into a conversation with your inner self: your body, your mind and your emotions. It is is geared towards the individual who wants to expand their understanding of practice as a means of optimising their well-being.
Laura is an amazing and poetic teacher. Her classes are energetic and passionate; she blends her 30 years experience as a choreographer and dancer with her deep knowledge of yoga and Pilates! Her classes at sunset on the beach are awesome! Thanks for a fabulous truly Sicilian Experience!
Antonella Fabiani- Photographer
I have experienced the yoga of Laura in Sicily and loved it. Very fluid,very shakti."
David Cassieu Ortigia - International Yoga Festival Director
Grazie Laura for bringing us all together for your wonderful retreat Sicily was a revelation all was stunning i feel a little" sicilianised
Maria Mackie-Yogi & Teacher
How to get here
Arrive by Air
The closest airport is Catania, served by Alitalia, BA, Norwegian Airline, Easy Jet or Comiso Airport served by Ryan Air.
Please note that airport transfers are not included in the cost;- we can help you to hire a car or arrange a pick-up.
A light-hearted, instinctive teacher, London-based, Laura Guarnera is a Sicilian-born choreographer- dancer and teacher of Yoga, Pilates, Garuda and Dance. Laura`s work is informed by a lifetime of exploration in movement, she is a versatile and knowledgeable teacher with over 30 years of experience in movement. Her strength strikes from her diverse background.
Laura`s greatest aim is to inspire and to promote freedom in the practice.
Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it.
She uses this passion to create dynamic, flowing, dance-like sequences, which she guides her students through gracefully, joining the movements with breath and creating a feeling of lightness, ease and deep relaxation for her students.