Positano Yoga Retreat from the cliffs

Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone” –John Steinbeck.

The dreamy Positano Retreat is in pause this year, we are back in the late Summer of 2025. Pre-register your interest today and be the first to know when the bookings open up officially. You can check a glimpse of our past editions here: 2022, 2023 and scroll down for some testimonials of our first editions.

Email María to pre-register your interest, join us in 2025: maria@withmaria.yoga

About the offering

Live the authentic retreat experience surrounded by nature in the (not so well known) quiet side of Positano. Stay with us in the heart of a mediterranean forest where animals from the land will surround us together with years old olives and lemon trees, overlooking truly stunning Sea views.

Blending in the beauty of simple living we will be invited to do less -but better. Daily activities aim to improve your sense of well-being, they include the daily practice of yoga, meditation, hiking, dancing, homemade local and organic food secluded in a pleasant-intimate social environment.

Time for YOU to recharge, replenish, rest, stay active in the body and celebrate the pleasures of life in one of the most vibrant (and tastefull) places of Italy. Our deepest wish is that you leave this retreat with an unforgettable trace within, walking out feeling inspired, energetic and alive.

POSITANO RETREAT programme

Yoga & Retreat activities

☀ Daily sessions are offered twice a day, early morning and evening. Occasionally, Maria (lead teacher) invites a second teacher to come and collaborate during this retreat.

☀ Sunrise Meditations: open space to sit and meditate / contemplate in silence.

☀ In the mornings, after Sunrise meditation, a complete yoga practice is offered. Including meditation, breathing, invigorating asana and deep relaxation, mornings are meant to be warm, uplifting and energetic. These sessions have a duration of 90 to 120 minutes depending on the day, they include workshop-like formats where we will be able to dive-deep into a specific topic of exploration through active practice and space for questions.

☾ Evening classes, invite in the cooling aspect of yoga and other disciplines where restorative practices will be incorporated as well as stillness, deep stretching and exquisite yoga nidra. Evening sessions have a duration of 60 minutes.

☀ Occasionally, we will propose spontaneous dancing evenings on the platform and optional sharing circles.

☀ All the participants will be invited to engage in the daily practice of journaling, the programme includes plenty of time off for everybody to enjoy the place and surroundings.

All the sessions during the retreat accomodate all levels, including total beginners to seasoned yogis. Anybody willing to engage with the offering is welcome to come, yet we must mention that the nature of this retreat requires and demands constant physical activity, mainly walking as our eco-resort is only accesible by foot (aprox 25 minutes hike down or up-hill). Participants must be aware of this fact and accept it before deciding to join us and move forward with the booking.

A full, more specific schedule will be provided and shared upon registration with each participant.

Referential Daily Schedule:

  • 6:30 Open Sunrise Meditation
  • 7:15 Coffee, Tea & Fruit
  • 7:45 – 9:45 Morning Yoga session
  • 9:45 Journaling
  • 10:15 am Brunch
  • 11:30 am – 17:30 Free Time (Hike, Rest, Explore, Relax)
  • 18:00 – 19:15 Evening session
  • 19.30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Occasional Dancing evenings (proposed spontaneously)

There is one full day off scheduled for you to craft as you wish.

Each day we suggest one recreational activity to do during free time such as hiking, go to the local beach, natural cosmetic class, and lots more.

What’s included?

☀ 6 Nights + 7 Days at La Selva eco-resort
☀ Full-morning yoga sessions (including a couple of in-depth worshops and Q&A sessions) x 5
☀ Chill-Evening sessions x 5
☀ Dancing evenings: occasionally proposed
☀ Daily Meals (Light breakfast, Brunch & Dinner) -except for arrival and departure day.
☀ Wi-fi connection available in common areas
☀ Yoga Mats & props available
☀ Private car service to / from Napoli Airport or Napoli Central Station to la Selva eco-resort and back (only on arrival and departure day, the service is shared with the retreat participants)
☀ 1 day Off (Many alternatives available in the area)

Plenty of options for local hiking routes, explore Positano, Monteperturso or beach days locally.

What’s not Included?
☾ Airfare / travel
☾ Additional transport
☾ Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
☾ Additional activities, day trips and spa services

Additional activities & spa services available

We can help you book the following extra services during your time at Retreat:
☀ Private boat trips to Capri / Amalfi Coast
☀ Day trip to Ravello or Pompei with private driver
☀ Hiking routes or Climbing experiences with local guides along the Amalfi coast
☀ Natural Cosmetic class with Martha
☀ Cooking class with La Selva family
☀ Massage Therapies with certified professionals

Accomodation & Rooms

Pricing & Registration 2025

Soon to be announced.

Our late summer retreat in Positano requires a minimum of 6 registered participants and admits a maximum group of 15.

Join the pre-registration list by emailing Maria directly: maria@withmaria.yoga

Conditions & others:
The balance due after the deposit must be paid in full before the retreat begins or upon arrival.

All packages are subject to the Refund Policy. No refunds, non-transferrable.

General Logistics & Travel

The retreat is located in Positano, Italy, the host is only reachable by foot. Our private car service is included from either Napoli train station or Napoli airport the 1st day of the retreat, upon arrival, the drop-off point is about 30 minute hike up.
Please arrange arrival to either Napoli Central station or Airport around 2pm on Day 1 for included pick-up. Departure back to Napoli on the last day is by 9:30am. We recommend booking a return flight/ train tickets back after 14:00 hrs on check-out day.


We arrange luggage transportation for each participant directly to the location so you will not need to carry it up or down the hills.

All info, instructions, recommendations & suggested packing list will be shared with all the participants upon registration.

Email Maria to pre-register your interest, join us in 2025: maria@withmaria.yoga

Photo credits to Fabiana and Frida from past editions of the Positano Retreat®