Guest Blogger, Alessia Avellino talks Art, Yoga & feeling fabulous!

by Lucy Haine February 25, 2018

Guest Blogger,  Alessia Avellino talks Art, Yoga & feeling fabulous!


Alessia on Yoga: ‘I believe that Yoga is a deeply transformational practice that can enable us to really live a happier life and become more joyful and compassionate human beings towards ourselves and others. My practice can be quite dynamic although still very focused on alignment and body awareness and involves some Yoga philosophy and looking at how the ancient texts on Yoga apply to the yoga we practice on the mat today.

I believe that everyone has the ability to improve their health and life through the practice of Yoga and Meditation and it is my aim to facilitate their empowerment’." 


 On Beltane (1st May) when the Earth energies are at their strongest and most active, Alessia will be sharing her love of Yoga at a retreat in Salento Italy.It will be a transformative week (27th April - 4th May) at this auspicious time of the year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action.

The retreat includes daily dynamic Jivamukti and restorative Hatha Yoga classes, a special Kundalini session during Full Moon in Scorpio (a powerful night for deep change and renewal) and a mystical Shamanic circle. 

Classes will be lead by Alessia and Julie Chereath Meo with beauty treatments offered by on-site therapists.

 Set in  Italian countryside of Salento, 5 minutes drive from the beach, this Spring Awakening Retreat is an opportunity to take some time out and self- focus. Alessia muses "we are all so busy especially in London, this is a chance to really hone in on what will create a happier, healthier you."

Alessia says " I practice Yoga every single day, it helps me connect with myself and get a better outlook on life so I feel more empowered to face whatever life throws at me with courage and trust"

 Why not join Alessia and activate your body and mind with an energising Jivamukti yoga class? Enjoy a healthy balanced superfood brunch, spend the rest of your day relaxing by the pool or the beach, treat yourself to massage, explore the baroque city of Lecce and other historical towns in the Salento region. Come home and wind down with a calming evening yoga class, followed by a delicious dinner,ahhh! The perfect location to kick back in a Kinky Octopus Bikini & a pair of  flats. 

The retreat is set in the tranquil grounds of Hotel Masseria Coccioli,  a beautifully restored 15th century estate surrounded by ancient olive groves of the Salento countryside. Classes take place indoors, in the nearby natural preserve, by the pool or on the beach.

Fancy joining Alessia & Julie for Yoga in Italy? 

Kinky Octopus has teamed up with Alessia to offer a 10% discount or  take a friend and you will get 50% off 2 bookings (or 25% off each) email Alessia ( & quote KINKYYOGA.

And why not buy a bikini for that cool turquoise sea? Use KINKYYOGA on checkout to get 20% off Kinky Octopus Swimwear.

 Join this unique journey to recharge, restore, and dive deep..............

Lucy Haine
Lucy Haine


Leave a comment

Also in Beach Journal

Slim for Spring! A Short Story  by Author Ian Ashley
Slim for Spring! A Short Story by Author Ian Ashley

by Lucy Haine March 11, 2018

This week's Guest Blogger Ian Ashley, treats us to a Biddermouth on Sea Special Short Story

When the local department store brings in a new Swimwear range, efforts to slim down for a Leopard thong, hit super-charged levels amongst the redoubtable Ladies of Biddermouth on Sea..................................

View full article →

How to party like a Carioca at Carnival2018
How to party like a Carioca at Carnival2018

by Lucy Haine February 07, 2018

Brazil Carnival kicks off Friday 9th to Wednesday 14th February across Brazil, biggest celebrations in Rio and Salvador, Bahia. 1.7 Million tourists arrive in Rio this weekend for noisy, drunken, revelry, hotel accommodation triples in price on the Zona Sul. Guide to the best of Rio's 550 free street parties/ blocos

Stuck shivering in London? Crack open the Prosecco & Celebrate with 25% off Kinky Octopus Brazilian Swimwear - use Discount Code CARNIVAL25 on checkout (Offer applies 9th-14th February)

View full article →

A Slice of Soho Village Life! 2/7/17, The Soho Village Fete
A Slice of Soho Village Life! 2/7/17, The Soho Village Fete

by Lucy Haine June 24, 2017

View full article →