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Workshops & Retreats

Please bring your own mat. Jade Yoga mats are available to buy at Ríonach’s studio or at the online store


Yoga retreat in Italy
May 11th – 18th, 2024


This week-long retreat will take place at the beautiful, purpose-built Yoga In Salento centre in southern Puglia. The centre was designed as a place to disconnect and recharge, with everything you could possibly need for a deeply relaxing, restorative stay: lovely accommodation, swimming pool and gardens, delicious, local organic food (grown onsite) and a fully equipped spa and wellness centre, offering Shiatsu or Thai massage, sauna and jacuzzi, Turkish baths and Ayurvedic massage and consultations.  Every day will begin with Asana practice, and four late afternoon sessions will include Yin Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra.  You will enjoy plenty of free time to explore the area – the centre is just 10 minutes from Lecce and 20 minutes from the stunning beaches of the Ionic and Adriatic seas.  Early Bird rates for accommodation and food (to January 1st 2024) range from €600 to €1,050 (depending on room type). Please note this excludes the teacher fee of €250 and travel costs.  Please also note that the availability of single rooms is limited, so early booking advised if this is your preference. Booking is now open and must be made directly with YIS at All levels are welcome on this retreat.  
To confirm your place, please pay your accommodation deposit directly to YIS (contact and your €50 deposit for the Teacher Fee here. (Please note: your place is not confirmed until both deposits have been paid)
Room rates at YIS include:
  • 7 nights accommodation with daily cleaning
  • 6 brunches and 7 dinners
  • 1 Saturday breakfast
  • Beach towel
  • Staff assistance AM/PM
  • Yoga mats and props

Daily Timetable:

Morning classes will take place on 6 days from Sunday to Friday (inclusive) with additional late afternoon classes on 4 days as below:



Ashtanga Mysore-style Practice 
Sunday through Thursday 8 am – 10:00 am

Ashtanga Led Full Primary Series
Friday 8 am – 10:00 am

10:30 am daily

FREE TIME (from after brunch to start of late afternoon class or to dinner on Tuesday and Thursday)

Meditation, Pranayama, Yin Yoga (Sunday/Monday/Wednesday) and Yoga Nidra (Friday)
17:00 pm – 19:00 pm

19:30 pm daily

(Arrive Saturday (in time for 7:30 pm dinner)/Depart Saturday after breakfast)

Visit to learn more about the beautiful location and facilities and book your place.
Cancellation Policy for YIS & Ríonach Yoga

– Cancellations up to 30 days before arrival: full amount refunded, minus any bank or transaction fees
– Cancellations between 30 and 7 days before arrival: 30% of the total amount refunded
– Cancellations less than 7 days before arrival and no show: no refund