Yoga retreat Puglia. One of the coolest destinations in Europe!
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Inspiration, great Food and Enjoying the Good Life on our unique Yoga Retreat Puglia.

Our yoga retreat takes place at the fabulous Masseria Specula. It is a beautiful retreat venue and offers more than you can even imagine on a yoga retreat. There’s an informal spirit and you will feel right at home.

Imagine, walking distance to the sea.

Join in on a fully balanced week of yoga, meditation and well deserved me time. Find some peace of mind during our classes. Or deeply relax during your treatment, all included in your retreat package. If you’re up for it, we will also explore the magnificent region on some glorious walks in the area.

In conclusion, this is the best choice ever for a yoga holiday. You will be in an amazing location and will meet likeminded people from all over the globe as our groups are always very international. Usually, we have at least 6 different nationalities in the group.

This might just become one of my absolutely favourite locations and I can’t wait to welcome you at this incredible location .

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate contacting me.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer


All inclusive, yoga, relaxation, wonderful surroundings, like minded people around, peace and a place to really re-treat in an oasis of tranquility. And, November is generally gorgeous and one of the best times to be in the South of Italy!

Our all-inclusive price includes:

  • 6 nights at Masseria Specula
  • 3 healthy, vegetarian, nutritious meals a day
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes featuring different yoga styles
  • 1 full length treatment
  • 1 coaching session with Rachel
  • 1 workshop on how to bring more balance in your daily life
  • Welcome gifts


We have an entire team on site, ready for you to assist you anyway you need.
The delicious meals you will enjoy are prepared with love and care.
Professional guidance in all yoga and meditation classes.
We see massages and coaching as part of the experience. Consequently, they are included in your retreat price.
You will get to know different styles of yoga and meditation techniques.
You do not open your wallet for a week.
A wonderful blend of international participants, from all over the globe.

The intention behind the retreat is to slow down, to replenish yourself, to relax and to rejuvenate. So, our package will give you six days of yoga, meditation, healthy food, and beach life! As a result, a cleansing experience that will fill your cup and deepen your practice.

Rachel’s retreat is exceptional.
I booked this retreat to give myself time and to find head-space. The retreat was everything I could have hoped for and more. Rachel is a wonderful teacher, leading the group and building each class to fit both novice yogis and experienced ones. The atmosphere that Rachel created gave the opportunity of finding good balance between, mind, body and spirit. I leave feeling rested and strengthened. I will definitely be booking another retreat with Revealing Vajra.
Sarah Russell Felth, Sweden –  Sarah has joined 3 Revealing Vajra Retreats


Our Home for the week in Italy is just perfect. Authentic, warm, elegant, and at the same time rural chic.

Masseria Specula is a unique country hideaway with the authenticity of a home away from home atmosphere.
Sea and sun and an ideal setting for the union of body, mind and spirit.

The estate is divided into the main house and several guest houses, with a total of 8 beautifully designed rooms and suites. All rooms are really nice and typical for the region.

We will be at walking distance from the Sea….


Flying into Brindisi International Airport. Transfers are not included in your retreat price.

Our venue is an easy, 50 minute taxi drive away from the airport. We can arrange transfers for you and also, you can share transfers with other participants.

You can book any flight that is convenient for you and you can check in as off 15:00.  Ideally, you arrive before dinner, so before 7PM to enjoy your first day and have time to settle in. We start our lessons on the 3rd of November.

On the 8th of November, we’ll have to leave our rooms at 11AM but you are welcome to stay and enjoy till it’s time to go to the airport.

Visit Puglia

Puglia is definitely worth while and we would not do it justice by a quick visit during the week.

And, why not fly a day or two earlier and take the time to visit this really nice city?!
Lovely little streets, beaches and plenty of restaurants and many things to see and visit.

We are happy to assist you in sharing nice tips for hotels.


This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.

Here is an example of a typical schedule. We like to be open to the unexpected and our schedule can change according to weather conditions, overall group preferences, etc.

07.30  Hatha yoga class
09.00 Wonderful Breakfast
11.00  Your Included Massage
13.00  Revitalising Lunch
14.00  Time for the Beach, Relaxing, a Stroll in the garden, reading that book that’s been waiting for you for a while
17.30  Yin yoga class
19.30  Heartwarming Dinner
20:30 Free time

Everything That Makes A Yoga Holiday Special. The Massage, The Excursion, all Meals, The Extra Classes: It is ALL Included!

I’ll be in Puglia in April so keep an eye on my socials for more info 🙂

Healthy Nutritious Cuisine

Nutritious and healthy food is a very important part of the Revealing Vajra yoga retreat experience.

We are delighted that for this Yoga retreat Puglia, we are in for a festive food party. All nutritionally balanced and above all, super tasty. For sure, at the end of the retreat, you will want ALL of the recipes!

This week, all our meals will be vegetarian.
Dairy and gluten will limited to an absolute minimum. Taste and nutrition values will be maximised to the top.
This combination will promote feeling light, clean and will promote clarity of mind and openness of spirit.

Everything will be fresh, organic and locally-sourced (as much as possible).
If you don’t eat this or that, no to worry, our chefs can accommodate any and all food preferences and allergies.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer

Your Host and Yoga Teacher, Rachel Bonkink

Rachel Bonkink Yoga shala yoga retreat MallorcaYou will go home after this week, with a mental back pack. Filled with practical tools to help you maintain and cultivate Balance in your daily life.

I have been teaching for many years now and I do what I do because it is who I am. It is what I love to do. Inspiring people in anyway I can.


What I bring across is so much more than bending forwards and backwards. As I have a worked both as a COO and consultant before founding Revealing Vajra, I know what stress is. I know what deadlines are, real deadlines, handling huge budgets-with a lot of zeros. Pleasing your C-level customers, keeping your corporate tribe happy- our tribe had 100+ people on the payroll.

Combine this with many years as a personal life coach, my shiatsu practises and ongoing yoga teacher trainings and personal retreats.

And, you get someone in front of you who is able to organise retreats that are very different.

It is this unique combination – a deep understanding of corporate life and the corporate ladder, alongside a vast experience of mind-body trainings and many personal retreats.  Plus the expertise of organising over 70 of my own yoga retreats – that gives my yoga holidays and retreats a very POWERFUL edge.

I will help you to focus on enjoying your practice and gaining new insights into your body, mind and the yoga philosophy.

In conclusion, these holidays are so much more than just a getaway. These retreats can be truly life changing and empower you to become a more healthy and happy person.


I will teach different styles of yoga, and offer several guidelines/techniques for meditation during this week.

Starting slowly with Hatha, Yin, and Yin/Yang. Building it up towards a more Vinyasa inspired class. At least one class will focus on alignment and one class is Kundalini yoga.

All levels are welcome, I know how to adjust all poses.

I don’t take life all too seriously, nor do I see yoga as the most serious thing in the world.

Pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga philosophy are part of all my lessons.

Asana wise, I started my own journey about 10 years ago with Ashtanga. Later on, I got very inspired by Iyengar trained teachers like Gustavo Ponce and John Stirk. Over the years, I’ve taken many 100 and 200 hour teacher trainings in India, the Netherlands, the USA and Thailand. Currently, I enjoy receiving teachings by Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Alan Wallace. Every year, I go on at least two (silent) retreats myself to recharge, rejuvenate and broaden my knowledge on yoga and meditation.

I am happy to discuss your expectations and see if this holiday is right for you. I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: or just give me a call on +32 476 204 121.

You can read more about my story and starting Revealing Vajra here


Prices include full board accommodation, all yoga lessons, a workshop, a private session and one full-length treatment.

2550 EURO per person for single accommodation for one week

Cancellation Policy

You can secure your booking with a 500 Euro non-refundable deposit.

Both the venue and myself are small business owners so we do not make any exceptions on the non-refundable deposit policy, no exceptions, sorry.

You can not transfer the deposit to another retreat either. No exceptions.

The remaining amount is due 6 weeks before the start date of the retreat.

In the event Revealing Vajra needs to cancel this retreat because of government regulations, or simply not being able to have the retreat in Portugal for whatever reason, in this case, there are 2 options:
1. You agree with simply moving your booking to a new date.
2. You prefer a refund, Revealing Vajra refunds you what you paid, minus the deposit of 500 Euros.

In the event that you need to cancel the retreat, less than 6 weeks before the start date of the retreat:
There is no Refund and the funds can not be transferred to another retreat in the future. 

We strongly encourage you to take a travel insurance to cover the costs of possible cancellation or illness.

Flights are not covered and not included in your retreat price.



If you are looking for the perfect retreat with the perfect teacher, stop looking, this is the real deal. I have been on quite a few retreats, had a lot of different yoga teachers and I even teach yoga myself but trust me, Rachel is different from any other teacher. She is passionate, generous, unpretentious, super knowledgeable about yoga and a joy to have around. This retreat was incredibly balanced with great yoga classes, meditations. It has hikes, ancient yoga philosophy and incredible good food.

Charlotte A., Sweden

A thoroughly rewarding experience. Rachel is a rare and wonderful teacher, intuitive, imaginative and caring. With skill she creates a relaxed and secure environment that inspires growth and experimentation.

Matthew Allan, USA

If you consider a retreat, then I just have to recommend Rachel. Whatever your level of experience. We had yoga teachers in the group, people with injuries and people who had never done yoga before and it all worked beautifully.


I came to the Revealing Vajra Yoga retreat with an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety. As the days unfolded and Rachel guided us through the yoga and meditations, it all shifted. This retreat gave me such inspiration to make some changes in my life. It was also really fun and completely relaxed. I can't recommend Rachel's retreats enough. Thank you for an incredible journey, I will be back!

Rachel H., Canada

This was my first yoga retreat, but definitely not my last! Such a varied program! What a joy to discover different yoga styles, the philosophy behind it and the peacefulness of silence. All this in a friendly environment, and with the gentle guidance from Rachel. Furthermore, I really appreciated Rachel's approach to yoga and the idea that nothing is 'set in stone'. For her, everything is ok as long as it feels good. Also, to move and to stretch my body in the sun was so great.

Carina Bjurklint, Sweden

This retreat was the perfect way to unwind and destress from the busy-ness of life. I was a little nervous as I hadn't done yoga for a long time. But, the yoga sessions really are suitable for all. Rachel is a great teacher. She is completely in tune with the needs of the group, and has a gentle and relaxed approach. She makes everyone feel at ease. I really felt I was able to develop my skills and will be going home with much more confidence to continue my yoga practise. I could not recommend the retreat more!!!!

Lisa Forbes, UK

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So WHY Should You Join the yoga retreat Puglia?

Simple, this is the PERFECT environment to Unwind, to Relax,to take some Time off and Recharge.

We are convinced that you will love every single meal.

We know that this venue is so special, you will never want to leave. 

But, when you do leave, you will leave feeling loose, stretched, stronger and more peaceful.

Furthermore, you will feel rejuvenated and most of all Happy.