A Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Positano, Italy with Betsy
October 12-19, 2019

Join Betsy on the Amalfi Coast of Italy for a week-long retreat of daily yoga, meditation, and inspiring adventures for your deepening into presence and capacity to savor the blessings of life. Your afternoons will be yours to read, journal, swim, and soak up the full flavor of the region, for an all-around rich and transformational personal retreat.

This intimate retreat is limited to just 12 guests, and will be held at the charming, family run bed-and-breakfast, La Fenice. Guest suites are perched in the hillside, extending all the way down to a private pool and beach. Enjoy abundant meals prepared by the Mandara family, and group excursions including an Italian cooking class, hike on the pathway of the Gods, visit to the ruins of Pompeii, and opportunities to explore the cobblestone streets of Amalfi and Ravello.

This retreat is ideal for those seeking a sweet week of tending to body, mind, and soul while exploring the rich culture, land, and food of this stunning corner of Italy. The yoga asana will be accessible to all-levels, inviting mindful awareness, refined alignment, and engagement of dynamic movement principles to deepen the work and enliven the body.


La Fenice is a beautiful, family-run bed and breakfast perched within the enchanting hills of Positano. The villas and cottages gradually drop down the hillside, lush with cascades of bougainvillea and lemons, all the way down to the Tyrrhenian sea. La Fenice features a pool with waterfall and jacuzzi, and private beach with kayaks for adventuring. La Fenice is just a short, 10-minute walk from the town centre.

Most rooms at La Fenice overlook the sea and feature private balconies and terraces. Rooms are simple, charming, and spacious, and reflect the authentic character of the region.

Double Occupancy Rate: $2,295 – Book Your Spot!
Limited single/private-room upgrades are available; please contact us to request rate info and availability.

There are several options for traveling to Positano from Rome and Naples. From Naples, a private car/taxi takes approximately 1.5hrs, or you might choose to take a train (leaving every 25mins) to Sorrento, from which you can continue by bus to Positano.


Incredible meals will be prepared by the Mandara family. Seasonal items are harvested from the property (including grapes in September and olives & nuts in October).

Vegan, gluten-free, and special diets can be accommodated.

Sample Daily Schedule:

7:30-8:00am: Morning Meditation
8:00am: Breakfast + Free Time
10:00am-12:00pm: Yoga Asana
12:30pm: Lunch + Free Time
5:00-6:30pm: Afternoon Yoga
7:00pm: Dinner

*This schedule will shift throughout the week to accommodate group excursions and activities

Fall Italian Yoga Adventure 

October 12-19, 2019

With Betsy Rippentrop


Included in the retreat:
Accommodations for 7 nights
All meals
All transportation during the week
Morning meditation
1-2 daily yoga practices
Optional organized activities and outings

Not included:
Flights to and from Naples or Rome
Train or bus to Positano

Pricing: ($300 deposit required to save your spot)
$2395 per person
Pricing reflects double occupancy room

Click here to secure your spot!