workshops and retreats

Dearest Astangi's, 
Registrations are now open!!

Astanga Yoga Retreat: Taking your practice to a deeper level 
with Eva Ugolini & Ingrid Notten
07 – 14 September 2019

In this beautiful frame of the wild nature of Southern Italy, Eva and Ingrid will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful depths of your yoga practice. During this one week retreat, you will start the day with your Mysore practice and in the late afternoons there will be pranayama, meditation, chanting, sharing and playgrounds on asana techniques. These practices, taken altogether, allow us to enter into a fascinating world of self-enquiry, where Yoga exists as an internal, contemplative practice, bringing awareness into our daily life, leading to live a more balanced, healthier and happier life. During the day there will be plenty of space to enjoy private time, relax near the swimming pool by the Trulli, sit under a fig tree with a book, go to the beach or explore the beautiful surroundings of the Masseria della Zingara, where time seems to have stopped. Through their solid experience both as practitioners and teachers, Eva and Ingrid will meet your individual needs, guiding your progress with enthusiasm, support, dedication and great compassion.

Accommodation: (
Some places are so magical that you would just like to keep them to yourself. 
Or… you can use them as the backdrop for an exclusive yoga retreat deepening your Yoga practice, enjoying delicious vegetarian food made with love by our chef Pasquale Pontillo and enjoying the company of like-minded people. 
Masseria della Zingara is such a place, filled with such splendour that you never want to leave it!
Sitting in 20 tranquil acres of olive, cherry and almond groves, Masseria della Zingara is a stunning and impressive example of a traditional Pugliese farmhouse, constructed in local limestone by wealthy landowners at the beginning of the 18th century.
Lovingly and respectfully restored by its British owners, wonderful original features abound, such as the fabulous vaulted communal rooms on the ground floor, whilst all rooms have been decorated, furnished and equipped to offer you every modern comfort in simple and elegant style.
Last but not least... we’ll be the only guests at the Masseria, so the whole place with all its beauty is just for us!!!

• Triple room: €995 
• Double room: €1195
The prices are per person per week. 
A €200 deposit will be paid upon registration

• 7 nights accommodation
• all yoga classes
• all vegetarian meals cooked with love and creativity by our chef Pasquale Pontillo, maintaining the authenticity of the local cuisine

• flight & transfers
• travel & cancellation insurance

Nearest airport is Bari. Transavia, KLM and Alitalia are the airlines serving this airport. Renting a car is the way to explore the surroundings of the Masseria and its nearest beaches.

The program begins with dinner on the evening of arrival and ends after the morning practice and breakfast on the last day.

To book your spot, please send an email to:

                     La Masseria della Zingara                      The swimming pool by the Trulli                     Early morning light at Masseria della Zingara

                                                        4 Bedrooms apartment sitting room                          Bedroom with single beds                                     Double bedroom ensuite

                                                    Triple bedroom                                                                                 The stylish bath                                                     The dining room

                                                            Delicious summer fresh Gaspacho                Royal Pavlova cake with local figs         Grilled happy vegetables from the local fields

                                                                               Some of the many peaceful corners of Masseria della Zingara

                                                                                    Magic and warm atmosphere by the swimming pool at night

 A typical courtyard in Polignano a Mare village                 Full moon on Trulli at Masseria               Crystal blue sea of Polignano a Mare                    


                                       Ingrid Notten                                                        the teachers                                                                                   Eva Ugolini