Wine and Yoga in a Corsican Vineyard, Yes, It Can be Done!

Not far from Porto Vecchio, in the south of Corsica, at the top of a long and windy road, you will find one of many Vineyards in Corsica: Domaine de Torraccia. Christian Imbert purchased 75 hectares of land in 1964 which is now home to Domaine de Torraccia. Today the domaine has 43 hectares of…

YUNCH: Yoga and Brunch

Sundays can often be a bit depressing. ‘Sunday blues’ as I often call it. What better way to shake them off than to join a Yunch morning. What is Yunch? It’s simple: Yoga and Brunch. Once again the villa in Figari was the perfect venue. Herbal teas and fresh juices were served before the class got…

Yogapero : Evening Yoga Classes the French Way

Yogapero: the perfect evening combination. A 60min Yoga Vinyasa Flow class followed by delicious, healthy aperitif’s prepared by Lara and of course, a glass or two of wine. The spring evenings in Figari are so charming, the sun doesn’t begin to set until 9pm. Each evening teases you with a totally different light at sunset….

Bonifacio : A Must See in Corsica

I had seen several pictures of Bonafacio, Lara even described the first time she saw this magnificent city when she sailed into port. But trust me, nothing can prepare you for the splendour that is Bonafacio. Bonafacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Bonafacio separates it from Sardinia. Situated on the…

Mornings with Destination Namaste

  Each morning begins with a gentle wake up, herbal teas are served before your morning Vinyasa Flow class starts. Morning Yoga practice is 90min. Class will begin with some basic breathing exercises, a slow warm up building up towards your Vinyasa Flow practice.   What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga ?   Vinyasa Flow Yoga…

Cape Town Vs Corsica

Being a South-African, living in Corsica, I can’t help but realise how many similarities there are between my home region and Corsica. Firstly there is the “fynbos” the fauna and flora in the Western Cape that looks so much like the “maquis” in Corsica. Both can only be found in their specific region. I am a big lover of…

Hiking in Corsica – Capo Di Feno –

Corsica is a truly a magical island. It has wonderful beaches, pretty villages, natural pools and hilly woodlands veined with meandering streams. Coastal Corsica also has a lot to offer our hikers. Here is one of my favourite hikes in the South of Corsica called “Capo di Feno”. It takes about 4 hours from start to finish. An…

Vallicella’s Cheese Factory -Corsican Heritage

This small, family run, cheese factory of Vallicella, is situated in the South of Corsica. A gem in the valley of Figari, within walking distance from the cosy, stone and wood luxury villa where Destination Namamste’s  2016 Yoga Retreat will be hosted, one of many pearls on the to do list with our yogi guests….

Yoga and Well-being Retreat in Corsica 2016

This Spring we offer a luxury yoga and well-being experience in the heart of the Mediterranean, CORSICA for 4 nights and 5 days with two possible dates: 26/04/16 -30/04/16  / Tuesday – Saturday or 03/05/16 – 07/05/16 / Tuesday – Saturday Close to Porto-Vecchio, in the South of Corsica, we will welcome you into a luxury, cosy, modern…

Why Corsica

I discovered Corsica during my first season at sea. We were sailing at night, under a full moon, there were dolphins jumping about in the reflection of the moonlight. I was hypnotized by the pure, wild and rugged beauty of this island ( In French, it is called, Île de Beauté meaning Island of Beauty).It felt as if…