Reinvigorate at Capri Island Retreat

Villa Discopoli, Capri, Italy

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A Limited Edition Week-Long Multi-Sensory and Culture-Filled Programme, In Central Position of Capri, Vinyasa Yoga Combined with Mindfulness and Fitness, Lesser-Visited Hiking Trails in a Variety of Intensity Levels Curated for Daily Guided Excursions, A Sublimely Privately-Reserved 20th Century Villa Will Open Its Doors To The Public For The First Time

 

Overview

For the upcoming Memorial Day public holiday this May and in preparation for the emerging summer. Let the carpets of blooming wildflowers, pleasant temperatures and attractive easy pace of Capri ignite appreciation for time spent focusing on personal wellbeing and reconnecting with loved ones on the Reinvigorate at Capri Island Retreat. This limited edition programme will offer attending guests privileged access to the remarkable, private residence, Villa Discopoli for the very first time in the entirety of its history. A 20th Century family-owned villa, delivering unprecedented seclusion and space from the daily world with its own entrance. The villa is positioned in the heart of Capri, ensconced within the stillness of nature’s emerald green and arranged around a manicured garden that brings many forms of restoration and relaxation. Let the whispers of the land’s stories stir curiosity and further exploration on this programme, while equally strengthening the body, cultivating balance and improving body awareness, complemented by the captivating landscapes.

LEADING EXPERT

Balance Holidays welcomes Jennifer Ursillo as the leading expert on this programme.

JENNIFER URSILLO - Based between Miami and Rome, Jennifer is an accomplished international yoga teacher and fitness influencer. Having appeared on Yoga Journal, La Repubblica, Organic Life magazine, Kayak hotels, she has also headlined events such as Wanderlust 108 and Race for the Cure Rome. Her content, which displays her expertise in Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, HIIT and Functional Fitness, can be found online on Oysho, Wanderlust Italy, Kayak Hotels and Ambrosiae.

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

Always embracing the Balance Holidays philosophy of careful attention to details. Define your path to enrichment, sharing stories of the moment together amongst the spellbinding settings in activities and practices.

DAILY GUIDED EXCURSIONS - Few destinations remain pristine and protective of its identity as Capri. Varying in intensity levels and led by the programme’s foremost hiking expert, who has carefully designed each route together with Balance Holidays. Gain an all-round, insider-access to the region’s hidden cultural and natural secrets, traversing along undiscovered paths in a series of eye-opening excursions. Where sublime and spectacular sights of the bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast’s spellbinding beauty will reveal new dimensions.

VINYASA YOGA - A fully-balanced class of forward bending, twists, backbends and the opportunity for inversion. Emphasise sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. Taking place in the open-air besides Capri’s most scenic and panoramic natural sites and historical landmarks, this practice will be integrated with the daily excursions.

YIN YOGA - A slower paced style of yoga, steady the mind and bring it in synchrony with the moment, embracing discomfort while opening up the body and mind. Taking place in the open-air besides Capri’s most scenic and panoramic natural sites and historical landmarks, this practice will be integrated with the daily excursions.

MINDFUL HIKING FITNESS - Lubricate the joints, loosen the muscles and expand the heart and mind throughout the daily hiking excursions in pre-hike warm up and stretching, mindfulness prompts for hiking and mid-hike yoga flow and meditation. Taking place in the open-air besides Capri’s most scenic and panoramic natural sites and historical landmarks, this practice will be integrated with the daily excursions.

CONSCIOUS BREATHWORK - Dwell in the present moment, anchored by conscious and controlled breathing to facilitate relaxation, meditation and also therapeutic benefits. Taking place in the open-air besides Capri’s most scenic and panoramic natural sites and historical landmarks, this practice will be integrated with the daily excursions.

BREATHWORK AND PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP - Find a gentle entry point into Pranayama, a yogic practice focusing on breath. Slow down and deepen your breathing for a happier, more present state of mind. This workshop is optional.

YIN YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP - Translated as Yogic Sleep, let the body and thinking mind rest and relax. Enter a meditative state that exists between wakefulness and sleep to gain insight into your truest nature. This workshop is optional.

CLOSING CEREMONY - As the retreat comes to a close, reflect on the undeniable beauty that has unfolded across the past days. Share the highs and lows from the retreat before taking a moment to set new intentions on how you want to feel, live and be in life at home.

REST AND FREE TIME - Liberally scheduled across the programme, maximise quality time to make lasting memories together. Unveil Capri’s historical and natural marvels and the rich beauty of the abounding landscapes in high definition on a leisure stroll, or disappear into the shoreline, caressed by the inky-blue waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD AND NUTRITION

A promise to bring a complete and authentic experience, a special itinerary of lunches and dinners across the programme will be hosted at the villa and in a variety of locations across the island. Each demonstrating unique character and traditional culinary craft, skill and knowledge. Balance Holidays has made meticulous efforts to ensure served meals continue to keep in line with a locavore philosophy. Where the finest fresh and locally sourced, organic ingredients are used to preserve a pure and true taste only experienced in this corner of the world, and to support the community. Be taken on a gastronomic journey, enjoying balanced and nutritious delicacies comprising Capri classics, including Caprese. 

THE LOCATION

Shrouded in stillness, with encompassing views of the capital a comfortable distance away. Villa Discopoli is a tucked away jewel in the crown of Capri. Privately reserved and opening its doors to the public for the very first time. The villa, with its individual architectural style, represents a unique story and has housed prominent figures such as Austrian novelist and poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Today, it summons tales spanning across the 20th Century and incites original splendour that beckons an immediate sense of connected and intentional living. Basking in the Mediterranean sun, sits an elaborate antique marble patio and terrace. While the elegant interiors, adorned in exquisite floral and Putti frescoes by renowned artists put on a theatrical performance across the walls and ceilings.

WHY CHOOSE THIS RETREAT?

Before the season begins its handover to summer, be within reach of the richness of nature, culture and companionship once again on the Reinvigorate at Capri Island Retreat. Savour a quiet and dedicated moment amongst the wonders of nature to reset the body and mind, strengthen mobility and to simply be; present and engaged by each other’s company. A one-of-a-kind, horizon-expanding experience, held in cheery and characterful Capri, best shared with loved ones. Be taken through the heart of abundant sight, adventure and the most memorable scenery ambling along a network of routes curated especially for this programme. Introduce new contexts, learning lessons from a time gone by in the entirely private, Villa Discopoli. Who will open its doors to the public for the very first time. A unique opportunity to reconnect with the feeling of being part of something bigger and life’s greatest pleasures in a destination that leaves deep impressions. Where memories continue to enrich the senses long into the future and inspire healthy habits at home.

What's included

- Daily Guided Mountain Excursions
- Initiation Ceremony and Intention Setting
- Vinyasa Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Mindful Hiking Fitness
- Conscious Breathwork
- X1 Creative Workshop
- X2 Optional Mindfulness Themed Workshops
- Closing Ceremony
- Field-to-Fork Nutritious Meals
- Accommodation and Toiletries

Transportation costs to and from this retreat

A typical day

*The activities and timings listed in this itinerary are indicative only. The final programme schedule will be emailed to you prior the beginning of this experience and may vary depending on factors such as local weather conditions. On occasion, we may swap activities around to ensure sufficient time for rest.

The experts

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    Jennifer Ursillo

    An international yoga teacher (RYT500) and fitness influencer based between Miami and Rome, Jennifer holds expertise in Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, HIIT and Functional Fitness. She studied Ashtanga Yoga (RYT200) in Rishikesh, India. After teaching full-time for three years, she deepened her yoga education, going on to study Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell in London (RYT300). She has headlined for events such as Wanderlust 108 and Race for the Cure Rome and has been featured in Yoga Journal, La Repubblica, Organic Life magazine and Kayak hotels. Her yoga and fitness related content continues to appear online for Oysho, Wanderlust Italy, Kayak Hotels and Ambrosiae.

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    Roberta De Martino

    Born and raised in Capri, Roberta is well-informed about the island and holds the sea inside of her. Having studied History of Art at the University of Naples, Roberta held a deep-craving for increasing others' exposure and experiences of the island beyond what lies on the surface. Prompting her love for the island, meeting new people and her depth of historical knowledge, paired with a personable character to become an expert hiking guide in Capri starting in 2014.

Property and rooms

Chiming balance between its wealth of period and a sensitivity to contemporary living. The rooms at Villa Discopoli are confident but composed and striking with artful character. Beautifully preserved across the decades, the rooms invite guests to step in to experience a slice of Capri’s history to relearn lessons of simple, laidback living.

 

  • Suite Room Single Occupancy

    Blending indoor and outdoor living together. The Suite Rooms, each with private access, looks out towards the villa’s lush garden. While its generous and expansive spaces are a comfortable place to rest and recharge, concluding a day of activities and exploration. Unique not only by size but also with a separate entrance to the communal terrace and direct access to the garden. Each suite room features a marble table and is equipped with a sumptuous King-Sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, a kitchen with a fridge and Nespresso machine. Toiletries included.

    Occupancy: Single occupancy
    Price: 6360 £ per person
  • Suite Room Double Occupancy

    Blending indoor and outdoor living together. The Suite Rooms, each with private access, looks out towards the villa’s lush garden. While its generous and expansive spaces are a comfortable place to rest and recharge, concluding a day of activities and exploration. Unique not only by size but also with a separate entrance to the communal terrace and direct access to the garden. Each suite room features a marble table and is equipped with a sumptuous King-Sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, a kitchen with a fridge and Nespresso machine. Toiletries included.

    Occupancy: Double occupancy
    Price: 6000 £ per person
  • Deluxe Room Single Occupancy

    Framing views of the villa’s flourishing garden. The Deluxe Room is positioned to allow continuous close-contact with nature and provide a moment of calm to come back to self. A comfortable size with a private entrance, the Deluxe Rooms feature a King-Sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with shower and a Nespresso machine. Toiletries included.

     

    Occupancy: Single occupancy
    Price: 5880 £ per person
  • Deluxe Room Double Occupancy

    Framing views of the villa’s flourishing garden. The Deluxe Room is positioned to allow continuous close-contact with nature and provide a moment of calm to come back to self. A comfortable size with a private entrance, the Deluxe Rooms feature a King-Sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with shower and a Nespresso machine. Toiletries included.

     

    Occupancy: Double occupancy
    Price: 5400 £ per person

Practical information

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

This programme will commence at 5:30pm on the day of arrival. You will be allowed to check into your room from 2pm onwards. We therefore suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport to the villa. On the day of departure, this programme includes a farewell brunch scheduled until 11:00am. The checkout time will be 2pm, with free time available beforehand for packing. However, you are welcome to depart earlier to meet the needs of your personal agenda.

GETTING THERE:

FROM NAPLES AIRPORT TO MOLO BEVERELLO PORT NAPLES - The closest airport is Naples International. From outside, you may order a taxi quoting “Molo Beverello Naples” to catch a hydrofoil service to Capri. Journey time from the airport to Molo Beverello is approximately 25 minutes if local traffic conditions permit.

FROM MOLO BEVERELLO PORT NAPLES TO CAPRI’S MAIN PORT - There are frequent connections running from Molo Beverello Naples to Capri, and it is possible to buy tickets on the day from the booths. However, to ensure a smooth and seamless transfer, we recommend booking in advance and online on https://www.misterferry.com/. Journey time from Molo Beverello to Capri’s main port will depend on the chosen hydrofoil service but will either be 45 or 50 minutes.

FROM CAPRI’S MAIN PORT TO LA PIAZZETTA CAPRI CENTER - The ferry will dock and disembark passengers at the Southern point of Capri. From here, you will need to head to La Piazzetta Capri Center. Choose from a funicular service or taxi.

If you choose to take the funicular, you may buy your ticket from a nearby booth before boarding. It is not possible to pre-book your ticket online in advance. Cars come every 15 minutes and will bring you directly to La Piazzetta. Journey time will be 5 minutes.

If you choose to take a taxi, please quote “La Piazzetta” to your driver to bring you to the location. Journey time will be approximately 10 minutes if local traffic conditions permit.

FROM LA PIAZZETTA CAPRI CENTER TO THE VILLA - When you arrive at La Piazzetta, the villa is a short distance away and only accessible by foot. The Balance Holidays Host will be available to greet you and provide assistance on reaching the villa. Alternatively, you may enter the villa’s address “Via Occhio Marino, 1, 80076, Capri NA” into your preferred Maps app and follow the suggested directions to bring you from La Piazzetta to the villa. Journey time from La Piazzetta to the villa will be approximately 8 minutes.

ADDRESS 

Villa Discopoli

Via Occhio Marino,

1, 80076,

Capri NA

 

  • 8 days
  • 23rd - 30th May 2022
  • 14 participants

  • 8 days
  • 14
  • 23rd - 30th May 2022