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We are delighted to hold the 2nd season of Cycles within Cycles within in the Masseria Montenapoleone an ancient olive oil factory standing in the middle of millenary olive trees. This is a place where a luxury hotel is combined with sustainable practices to create a tranquil and rustic environment. All the food you will enjoy here is organic and produced on the land. Relaxing activities may include swimming, cycling and meditating under the shade of historic olive trees. For those more adventurous, the area is amazingly rich with cultural places to visit such as the cities of Ostuni, Monopoli and the famous Alberobello. 

The programme theme Cycles within Cycles within will be led by Amir Jaan and is inspired by the constant movement and shifting of the cycles we are currently observing in the Universe. This will be aided by our understanding of ancient Mayan Astrology. During the retreat, participants will have the opportunity to receive a free reading of their galactic signature (a personal blueprint) given by Joyleen, the retreat’s organiser and sound healer. Each morning Kundalini Yoga Session will be accompanied with the mystical sound of the singing bowls and other magical instruments.

Travel to Puglia Italy

Brindisi airport is recommended being only 45 minutes from the retreat. Bari is an alternative airport but is 90 minutes away. Best option from Geneva is a direct 2 hours flight with Easyjet. Transfers can be arranged but are not included in the retreat package and must be requested. If you wish to independently explore the region, we recommend car hire from Please ensure your rental company is situated at the arrival terminal to avoid extra shuttle journeys.


Countryside Cycling Tour

Your retreat includes a Cheese & Dolmen Bike Tour.

This will entail a scenic cycling tour exploring the countryside and nature along secret paths to view ancient thousand year old olive trees.  The tour culminates in a fresh delicious cheese tasting experience at a local farm. The tour continues through the Apulian countryside with picturesque and breathtaking views towards the Dolmen of Montalbano whose origins are dated to the Bronze Age.  



During your stay it is recommended that you treat yourself to the healing power of touch. There is no better way to facilitate your own self-nurturing.  Renowned London therapist and massage teacher Siva Rajah will be available for treatments during your stay. Highly advisable to book your treatments in advance as limited slots available.  Treatments from 60, 90, 120 minutes from 90-150€.  


About our hosts and the Masseria Montenapoleone

The Monteneve-Van Gaubergen family’s warm and unique hospitality will make you feel confortable and cared for as soon as you arrive. With architectural genius, the Masseria was rebuilt 10 years ago with utmost respect for nature and the sustainability of its surroundings. Its almond, citrus and ancient olive trees are still producing today the olive oil used in the dishes served to the guests. You are welcome to pick fresh fruit and vegetables from the grounds... a liberating activity good for the mind and soul. 

Check for more info about this amazing place.



Single Room : 1550€ 

Room for 2 people : 1270€ per person

Room for 3 people : 1190€ per person


All packages include:

4 nights accomodation

4 brunches

4 vegetarian dinners

Kundalini Yoga

Sound Meditations

Mouvement Meditation

Chanting Circle

Cheese & Dolmen Bike Tour

Mayan Astrology Reading

The team : Amir Jaan, Joyleen Rao & Siva Rajah

Amir was classically trained in the Spiritual Art of Kundalini Yoga under the close 

observations of a host of world renowned and internationally revered Guru mentors for 10 years and almost two decades on from being a novice student.  Amir is now a Senior Mentor to hundreds of students himself, having worked for many many years with members of the general public, charities that support people in recovery, young offenders and those with very particular special needs. Amir also has a private client list and a world wide consultancy that comprises and includes Top Level professional sports men and women, business leaders, celebrities and CEO’s of large multinational organisations. Having conducted in excess of 30,000 public and private classes in London and across the world, Amir Jaan brings a reassuring calmness into any learning environment, be it group or one to one; and has bought by example, many of his students into the teaching profession and 

consolidated practice of the Spiritual Arts.


After studying Arts, Psychology and Science of Education Joyleen was initiated into the healing practices of Shiatsu and the philosophy of Tao. From this Eastern foundation Joyleen has added her interest of Astrology and the Mayan calendar which has led her to the primordial teachings of the Origin of the Universe : Sound. Studies in Nepal in 2014 with sound masters, has led her to a unique style of sound therapy known as « sound of joy »  using Tibetan singing bowls which combines this powerful modality with Yoga and Movement Meditation. Joyleen recently opened her own healing spiritual space, the Shanti Club in Geneva, a beautiful intimate studio where people are able to explore meditative and vibrational sound, chanting and yoga. She also organises worldwide retreats to allow people to harmonise back into their natural optimum states.  


Siva offers a powerful and deeply relaxing massage. Her approach is to gently encourage and assist the body in healing itself from the stresses of modern life. Siva has worked for over 15 years as a complementary therapist including the last 5 years at London’s most recognised premier yoga studio – Triyoga. She has treated clients with many conditions and from a diverse range of occupations and sports. As an advanced practitioner and teacher in Northern Style Thai Yoga massage. Siva fuses eastern and western styles combining therapeutic Thai Massage with deep tissue techniques moulded to the needs of each client. 

Retreat's Programme




5 - 6.30pm: Opening ceremony with Kundalini Yoga & Sound 

amongst the Millenary Olive Trees 

Vegetarian buffet at 7pm



7.30 - 9.30 Morning Kundalini Yoga & Sound

10 - 11am: Brunch

11 - 2pm Cheese & Dolmen Bike Tour (group 1)

4.30 - 6.30 Afternoon Kundalini Yoga

Vegetarian buffet at 7pm



7.30 - 9.30 Morning Kundalini Yoga & Sound

10 - 11am: Brunch

11 -2pm Cheese & Dolmen Bike Tour (group 2)

4.30 - 6.30 Afternoon Kundalini Yoga

Vegetarian buffet at 7pm

9 - 10pm Friday Night Movement Meditation



8-10 Morning Kundalini Yoga Session & Sound

10.30 -11.30am: Brunch

4.30 - 6.30 Afternoon Kundalini Yoga 

Vegetarian buffet at 7pm

9 - 10pm Closing Circle & Chanting by the Fire  



7.30 - 9.30 Morning Kundalini Yoga Session & Sound

9.30-10.30am: Breakfast

12am Departure

Here are some reviews of our last season !


"I really appreciated the love and care you gave me during the retreat. Amir is a powerful teacher and the practices with the sound healing were very potent and deep.I really enjoyed the ritual in the ancient olive grove and the bike ride through the countryside and the boat ride in the sea. Puglia is an amazing region of Italy with the rich food, sun, old farms, and the Adriatic Sea. The hotel itself was well-designed and artistic and with a lovely old world comfortable feeling, too. The pool was magical! The vegetarian food was so delicious. I highly recommend the retreat...a special place with very special and thoughtful teachers. Sat Nam. Peace." Karen


"I felt so blessed to have the chance to spend these days in this beautiful retreat. The place is speechless, surreal of beauty. You close your eyes you are happy you open them you are happy, the smell, the plant, the tree, the pool, the flower, the architecture. Perfection! Total perfection. There is not much to say actually. When it is only beauty, it is only beauty and that’s it! Nothing to say to Amir’s classes beside PERFECTION. Amir is the most beautiful and empowering teacher I have ever had the chance to be taught by. His feminine/masculine energy, his sensitivity. His strength / gentle move, his musical choice, his fun move. I am so moved by him. So the combo perfect place / perfect teacher. and of course the food….tomatoes, figs. heavenly good!" Niki


"Amir and Joyleen make a perfect pair for a retreat, with powerful yet shanti yogi moments, accompanied by Tibetan bowl singing. The yoga and sound are amazing, and so is the beautiful Masseria Montenapoleone, set among thousand-year-old olive trees in beautiful Puglia. Between morning and evening classes you will be able to enjoy this beautiful setting, or explore the area. You have plenty of places where to "farniente", a favorite being by the pool. Nature in this area seems blessed by the gods, food is amazing (as always in Italy, but in this instance you also see the organic garden where everything comes from, as it is all around you), the personnel is friendly, and you will be able to share great moments with your fellow yogi and yoginis. This retreat is actually a treat. And I would re-treat myself without a doubt, should I have the opportunity to do so. So don't hesitate and treat yourself. You won't regret it! Let the magic do its work (transformative yoga, sun, music for the soul, Mother Earth, good food, friends & laughters)" Dominique


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