Casananda Retreat

Jivamukti/Yoga & Remedial Massage Therapy
with Emily Lacy and Jo Mccluskey

31st August-7th September 2023

Balance  |  Rejuvenate  | Heal  | Transform  | Awaken

Join us on this Intimate Authentic Yoga and Remedial massage Retreat Experience. Casananda joins forces again with Emily Lacy (Senior Jivamukti Teacher) and Jo Mccluskey (Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist & Yoga and Functional Movement Therapist)
Emily and Jo have spent over a decade working in the health and wellbeing industry. They have seen the impact the stresses of daily life have on ones body and mind and the influential loss of connection with ones inherent state of ease. With their knoweldge, guidence and expertise, they seek to bring about an experience whereby you have the opportunity to rebalance and reconnect back to your Self through the many yoga practises and hands on therapy.

About Casananda

This is an opportunity to spend time with like minded individuals in the sacred space of Casananda ~ a retreat centre located in Ortelle, southern Puglia in the region of Salento. Salento’s simple way of life is a quality in itself and forms the backdrop of its appeal to those who fall in love with its charm. The sun shines religiously upon this narrow peninsula that divides the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The energy here is noticeably strong and grounding. Potential to connect to the elements is easily realised creating a perfect setting for the practices of Yoga and healing.
Casananda provides an ideal platform dedicated not just to the physical practice, but the nurturing of inner work, opening up possibilities for increase in vitality, clarity, transformation and relaxation allowing for introspection and connection to the Self.
There is an abundance of sun, soaked locally produced vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains direct from the farm to the Casananda kitchen.
Casananda’s dedicated cooks take it to another level of deliciously satisfying meals catering to the needs of all whilst promoting eating consciously, sustainably, organically and sanely. The exquisite regional inspired cuisine adapted to the needs of the retreat is both nurturing and detoxifying.
The accommodation is just a 2 minute walk from Casananda with beautiful rooms, outdoor space and a pool.


There will be the opportunity to join the following excursions

(Payment for the trips/travel can be made on arrival)

Boat excursion

Sandy Beach day out

Nature walk along the coast

There will be plenty of time to explore the local sights, or simply unwind, relax by the pool or go for a swim in the sea

Whats included:

Jivamukti yoga (daily morning practice/workshop style)

Yin Yoga

Yoga Nidra

Pranyama (breath work)



Mats, blocks, belts, blankets (if you wish to bring your own mat/equipment please feel free)

Soft tissue therapy session (75min with consultation)

Self release workshop

Fresh delicious Vegan meals will be served each day. Brunch and evening dinner.

Reconnection with nature


What is not included:


Travel Insurance

Extra treatments

Airport transfers from Brindisi airport Ortelle

(If taking the BA flight as suggested below transfers will be organised. Cost is 50 EURO each way and can be paid to the driver on arrival)


Example of daily schedule:

7.oo Jivamukti workshop practise

10am Breakfast

Free time

5pm Evening practise- Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra/Self release/Chanting/Meditation

7.30pm Evening meal

*Timing may be subject to change

Price: £1650- £1950

For full details and booking please contact: