Welcome to Salento Yoga! Salento Yoga offers you a sanctuary from the outside world. Give yourself the gift of some well-deserved time to nourish your body, calm your senses, relax your mind and awaken your spirit. Spend your days indulging in blissful yoga classes, fresh home cooked Italian food, reading a book or taking an afternoon nap, relaxing by the pool or hiring a bicycle or car and exploring the stunning surroundings and beaches.

Come and join us to experience the ultimate affordable yoga retreat in Italy. Treat yourself to a blissful escape and let Salento Yoga bring magic into your life…


Our home for the week will be a stunning Agriturismo nestled in the picturesque countryside and surrounded by a fresh Mediterranean garden filled with the scent of the flowers, oranges, figs, pears and grapes.. just 10kms outside of the historical city of Lecce. This stunning farm from the 1800’s has been lovingly renovated in the traditional way keeping all its features to blend with the natural surroundings.

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Vinyasa & Yin Yoga…Join the Salento Yoga team, Flow with Kirsty Gallagher, take part in an Italian Cooking lesson, visit the amazing coastlines, historical cities………experience a real authentic Italian Retreat with the Salento Yoga Team.  Read more

Calling all Yoga, Fitness Teachers & Groups

Still deciding where to host your next retreat? Maybe we can help….contact the team now and together we can build together your perfect retreat!!

Retreats Gallery

Click here to see all photos and videos of the SalentoYoga Retreats.


Watch the video of our July 2014  Mystical Summer Retreat

12-19th July 2014 – “Mystical Summer Retreat


Watch the video of the first retreat!

11-18th May 2013 – “The first Retreat

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About Us

Our Salento Yoga family are a vibrant mix of international yoga teachers, and organisers with Italian and Indian backgrounds – each of us dedicated to providing you with an authentic Italian experience. We will take care of your every need, so all you need to worry about is allowing yourself to completely relax and let go. We promise you that you’ll leave feeling revitalised, energised and inspired on every level and wanting to come back for more!

  • International Yoga Teachers

    Flow with our trained International yoga teachers from the UK & Morocco. Our wonderful teachers will run week retreats and weekend relax workshops.

  • Salentina Chef

    Experienced Salentina Chef with over 40yrs of experience. Creating dishes using only the fruits and vegetables in season. Learn to cook some of her favorite dishes by participating in our cooking lessons!

  • Organizers

    Our Salento Yoga Organizers will take care of your every need to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday.

  • In a Magic Place

    Surround yourself by the magic of this beautiful Southern Italian peninsula, Salento. A dedicated team, wonderful food, expert yoga training, stunning beaches and nature at your doorstep. Let Salento Yoga bring the magic in your life!

What our yogis say about us

Hayley (UK)

Salento Yoga 2013 in one of the best things I have ever done! Absolute paradise! (and I cannot believe you made me a Birthday Cake with my face on it..haha) Thank you so much!!

This week has been amazing and I have been inspired so much by the beautiful location, our incredible teacher Kirsty who (probably without realising) has helped transform my life since the first class I attended, my fellow yogis who I have had the pleasure of sharing this experience with & finally Kamal, Alessio, Valentina & GianFranco who could not have done anymore to make our time extra special & are some of the kindest people I have ever met.  See you all next year for more sea, sun, yoga love, laughs & of course Valentines food!!

Hayley (UK)September 2013 Retreat
Gosia (Sweden)

Quick decisions are often the good decisions! and especially if you find your way to SALENTO YOGA!

Highly recommended week. You will be in good warm caring hands of this Salento Team.  Then the beautiful Villa Paola, the sea, GianFrancos famous “Baileys” – who wouldn’t like to celebrate his/her birthday here??

Many Thanks and best wishes for the future.

Gosia (Sweden)September 2013 Retreat
Steffan (UK)

Just what is needed from a yoga retreat. The teaching was insightful and informative with care and integrity; the atmosphere at the villa peaceful and conductive to socializing or solitary time as desired; the organization sensitive and discreet; and the food sublime! I came to recharge my batteries but discovered, almost without knowing how, that I’d recharged my soul.

Thank you for a truly memorable week.

Steffan (UK)May 2013 Retreat

Mmmmmmmm!!! What can i say?

This was an amazing retreat.  I have been on a few retreats but this by far has been the best.  How lucky were we to have experienced so much of Southern Italy.  I know the yoga has improved & I will continue, promise when I return to Bellagio.  A big thank you to Kamal, Kirsty, Alessio, Valentina, Gianfranco & Paola.  You went out of your way to make the week very special.

Ciao and see you next time.

Kim (Australia)July 2104 Retreat

To Our Salento Family, Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. We will never forget our first time here. Looking forward to many many more.

Lenore & Eide (USA)September 2014 Retreat
Sarah (UK)

The entire week has simply been GREAT!!!
(3 exclamation marks great).

I was so excited about coming on my first yoga retreat and it has exceeded all my expectations. Kamal, Alessio and Kirsty have brought us all together into a beautiful yoga family.

The yoga, atmosphere, activities, love, laughter, jokes, tree climbing, gelato, food, food and more food have been PERFECTO! The experience of the week is more than just this week, it has changed my life!!!


Sarah (UK)May 2013 Retreat

It was a total experience to be hosted by you at Castro, September 2013.  You thought about every detail and took care of every moment of our yoga vacation.  I hope that your natural hospitality will meet the same hospitality when you have your own vacations  around the world.

Sarit (Israel)September 2013 Retreat