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This bucket list trip is about relishing every bite, every squat, and every sip of Barolo. The 2024 Yogi Sadie & Chef Alice Italy Retreat is heading to the foothills of the Alps in the northern Piedmont region. Known for truffles, hazelnuts, and Nebbiolos, this is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement.

Campiglia Cervo, BIELLA (IT)

15 - 21 SEPT 2024

Group size 11 -14

This retreat combines the talents of two friends for over 30 years: Sadie Chanlett-Avery, the yogi, and Alice Delcourt, the chef. Unlike other retreats, ours is created with a unique recipe. It feeds you with personalized yoga and moves you with delicious food. And the experience would not be complete without wine! Danilo, our sommelier and wine educator, handpicks outstanding local wines for the tastings and meal pairings.

Each day starts with a yoga practice to dissolve stress and open us to adventure. Over coffee and a hearty breakfast, we review the plan for the day: a hiking excursion to a mountain lake, a private tasting at a local winery, or a pasta making class. We explore quaint nearby hamlets and visit local food purveyors. Every evening we unwind the hips, shoulders, and neck in a restorative yoga class. During the evening aperitivo (happy hour) we taste wines and learn about the region’s viniculture. Every meal celebrates local ingredients, draws on Italian traditions, and delights with innovative flavors.




Our home for the week is a five-star, lovingly-maintained, 17th-century estate. The rooms are appointed with antiques from around the world and the private grounds border the Cervo River, fed by melting alpine snow. During afternoon downtime you can walk around the gardens, read a novel on a cozy window seat, or play in the billiards room.

Double room
5.599 €

Single room
3.999 €

Welcome Feast
A five-course Welcome Feast at Erba Brusca, Alice and Danilo’s farm-to-table restaurant in Milan

Transportation from Milan to the retreat center and the return to Milan

Retreat Accommodations
Six nights in a secluded hamlet

Alice’s Cooking
A week of innovative, inspirational, and healthy eating. Last year the risotto was so good that someone cried

Sadie’s Yoga
1–2 yoga classes each day, no additional charge for extra squats

Wine tastings and pairings selected by Danilo, our personal sommelier.

Cooking Classes
Learn how to bake a local hazelnut pastry, how to break the risotto rules, and how to make pasta like a nonna..

Hiking Excursion
Explore the area on foot but at your own speed! Learn about the local flora and fauna.

visitTaste Nebbiolos and Barberas like a real oenophile.

Check in with family and work. Or don’t. But the wifi is there just in case.

Most lunches Light, delicious lunches provided except on excursion days.


  • Plenty of yoga, excursions, and cooking classes balanced with enough time to digest the beauty of the region.


  • Relaxing into one place for the week. After you unpack your bags, you can sink into this magical terroir. Savor the mountains, relish the food culture, and reset with daily yoga. There’s no need to be anywhere else.


  • Everything is taken care of. With the research, planning, and logistics already done, you can sit back and take it all in.


  • The people who come: food adventurers, travel enthusiasts, and yogis. The folks who show up to this retreat enjoy stretching their horizons—and their hamstrings. They have an appetite for authenticity and relish gathering around the table. Savoring this experience with other cool folks makes it especially delicious.

Have in mind your own experience?

The beauty of simplicity, sustainability and community
Gather at the table, in the wild, on the land and in the kitchen classroom
Sharing our knowledge of the food, wine, local history
Join us as we travel deliberately and with intention