Details. Mantra Holiday – Summer retreat in Marettimo (Sicily)

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    Marettimo Residence. Via Telegrafo, 3, 91010 Isola di Marettimo TP, Italy
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Why Marettimo?

Marettimo, a natural beauty, a mountain in the middle of the sea, the most remote and secluded island of the Egadi, in the very centre of the Mediterranean. Out of the artificial and frantic rhythms of modern life, it is the island of quietness and silence, broken only by the cries of sea-gulls, the hiss of the wind and the beating of waves against the rocks.

You are invited to join us for a holiday that combines the deep and joyful practice of chanting Mantras, meditation to discover this secluded island, the nature and its people in a way of deep connection and respect.

Our aim is to bring a different type of visitor to the island and also to support our needs of getting away and being with like minds to create a sense of family, have a relaxing holiday and also to do our inner work of connection to the heart.

Marettimo and its local population have managed to keep themselves off the tourist map quite intentionally in order to preserve their way of life and this little island paradise.

As you could imagine this has had an effect on the economy and the problems associated with this include many younger people leaving for the cities.

We were approached by local Alessia Bangi with a call for help. She came to our circle in Corfu and dreamed that if only she could bring this to her home, it could turn things around before they were forced to sell their soul to tourism.

When she asked me I immediately had a good feeling and followed up her invitation to visit, then when she sent some pictures we started to get inspired. She also shred her dream with an amazing healer and piano player Cristiano Tiozzo … he also felt touched by this and we both decided to work together to make this happen. Alessia, spoke with the Mayor of the island who liked the idea. With the kindness and support of the Mayor and Alessia’s determination, we’re now planning a Music Wellness Festival to start things off, featuring Cristiano Tiozzo and myself followed by a Mantra Holiday with daily practices and chanting circles, also Aquahara sessions and yoga options available.

There are also options for hiking, diving and to just hang out on the beach.

Please feel welcome…

Kevin James Carroll

Practical Information

Start: Friday July 14th, 2017 at 19.00 pm

End: Thursday July 20th morning around 12.00 pm

Daily sessions run from breakfast to lunchtime and again after dinner.


Seminar fee 380€ per person  + accommodation & meals


We will be located in the eco-friendly Marettimo Residence (

The classes will be done in the beautiful Pagoda inside the hotel. We booked a specific number of bungalows with different options for the participants. You can have a studio/room for yourself or you can share.

We will manage the bookings for Marettimo Residence (at no extra cost) and if you want to share a room, we will make sure you will be with a person of your same gender or perhaps you can bring a friend. You just need to tell us which type of accommodation you prefer and we will offer you what is available at that moment. Please be aware that we can only hold those bookings until the 30th of June, so if you’d like to be guaranteed a nice room we suggest to book before that day as Marettimo has limited options for accommodation.

The breakfast is included in the price (7eur/day)

As Marettimo has very few option to stay, we consider Marettimo Residence is the best one, but you are free to arrange your own accommodation and join us for the seminar.

Here you will find the accommodation options (the prices doesn’t include the seminar fee):

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Payment conditions

The payment (which includes the seminar and the accommodation) is split into two parts: 300€ paid online at the time of the booking (as a deposit) and the rest of the amount paid in cash at the moment of arrival.

Please, note that until we receive the deposit, the booking at the retreat and the accommodation won’t be confirm.



How to participate?

Four simple steps:

1) Send an email to including. your name, contact details, number of participants for registration and the accommodation type selected (specifying the type of bungalow and if you want a privet room/studio or shared room)

2) We will send you the bank account details to make the first payment for your booking. Having received your payment we will send you a confirmation of your participation

3) arrange your travel and send us the information of your time of arrival, so the shuttle of the hotel can pick you up at the port.

4) make the second payment for your booking as CASH on arrival at Marettimo.


The classes will be held in English

Things to bring

Loose and light clothing, torch (if you have), mosquito repellent, trekking clothes, yoga mat. Musical instruments are welcome.

Cancellation policy

In case you need to cancel the trip the following charges apply to cover costs we have incurred with processing your booking: a 50% charge of the first payment applies if a booking is cancelled before June 1st, 2017. After this date no refund is possible, but it may be possible to transfer a booking to another person.

Getting to Marettimo
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There are mainly two airports in Sicily well connected with Trapani port: ~ Trapani airpot In this link you will find all the information about airlines and bus/shuttle/taxi services from the airpot to the port of Trapani   ~ Palermo Transfer from Palermo airport to Trapani port: 45 eur. In this link you will find all the information about airlines and bus/shuttle/taxi services from the airpot to the port of Trapani  
  • From Trapani port to Marettimo:

Siremar (tel. 0923/24968; link Marettimo to the port of Trapani on the north-west tip of Sicily every day in summer. It has several scheduled ferries and hydrofoils. The ferry takes about 2hr 35min (13 eur) and the hydrofoils 1hr 10min (18eur).

Ustica Lines ( also runs two hydrofoils a day in summer.

It is recommend to book early the ferry/hydrofoils for the summer season. Bookings may be made directly with the companies concerned.

Contact details

To register, please contact Susana Rodriguez. E-mail: