We are immersed in the magical beauty and nature of Salento where the sun is strong, the coastline is wild, the sea is crystal clear and the traditional local Pizzica music & dance are contagious.
The intrinsic quality of the place and the decisions made in managing and renovating the farmhouse have made Agricola Samadhi a perfect place not only for a relaxing vacation but for ‘yoga retreats‘ and yoga getaways organized by YIS Yoga in Salento, the only Yoga in Salento Association that, in 2007, organizes yoga teaching classes in Salento.
The farmhouse has areas dedicated to yoga courses and sessions: the beautiful yoga rooms are found in the 19th-century farmhouse: high ceilings made from stone from Lecce, parquet flooring that is heated in winter and large windows letting in lots of light and offering views of the green park.
We are open year-round and the center is available for those who want to organize residential courses, retreats, workshops and teacher training.
WHERE WE ARE
Agricola Samadhi is a last generation organic farmhouse located in southern Puglia in the heart of Salento in the Grecia Salentina countryside right in the heart of Zollino, just a few steps from the quaint country train station.
Immersed in the fascinating and authentic atmosphere of Puglia, the Agricola Samadhi farmhouse enjoys a strategic location to discover Salento, just 10 minutes from Lecce and 20 minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the Ionic and Adriatic Seas.
Salento is that portion of Italian land where the West meets the East, point of fusion among ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean; an earth to be discovered, kissed by the sun and by a crystalline sea. Salento is a coffer rich of inestimable treasures: medieval white stone villages built perpendicularly to the sea, innumerable evidences of ancient civilization, country churches, Romanesque Cathedrals, monumental Basilicas, “federician” castles, archaeological areas (dolmen, menhir), uncontaminated oases, millenary olive groves, park and sea reserves, splendid carsic caves, suggestive and unique “Trulli” houses, the Baroque art, sacred and pagan rites, local fairs, feasts, perfumes and tastes and the deliciousness of an authentic and genuine kitchen.
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica YIS
Yoga In Salento
Via Stazione, 116 – 73010 Zollino (LE)
C.F. 93113550755 P.I.: 04482180751
The organic farm Agricola Samadhi is surrounded by nature and silence, in the navel of Salento, Zollino, just 10 minutes far from Lecce and 20 minutes far from the beautiful beaches and coves. The only sounds you can hear are the wind, the chirping of birds and the sound of crickets. We are open all year round and the center is available for yoga teachers who wish to hold their retreats, workshops, and teacher training.To find out more about our location and to book your accommodation you can visit agricolasamadhi.it
Agricola Samadhi is much more than a holiday, it is a journey within a journey, an existential experience, multisensory, energizing and relaxing. It is both the proposal and the practice of a lifestyle in which the priority is finding yourself, doing good to yourself, sharing with others, experimenting with the practice of yoga and other techniques the lost connection between the body, mind, and heart.
The rooms are located on the large estate, divided into three apartments and the main building with a portico that was completed in July 2011 that overlook the antique villa.
The rooms are air conditioned and it is possible to select the desired temperature: air conditioning during the summer and heating during the winter to be as comfortable as possible at all times.
Rooms, with private or shared bathroom (1 bathroom each 2 rooms) are located within the large estate in the ancient manor house, in three different apartments and in a central building with porch completed in July 2011 that overlooks the ancient villa. If you are planning to come alone, you can still share a room: we will find you a roommate!
Rooms with private bathroom
Built following the eco-sustainability philosophy, these rooms are comfortable housing solutions and bright rooms with private bathroom. Some of them have also air conditioning and heating. Available as single, double and triple, for those who want all the comforts, but respecting the environment!
Rooms with shared bathroom
Cozy and comfortable rooms, available as single and double with shared bathroom with another room. Some of them are equipped with air conditioning and heating, for a wonderful stay in Salento.
QUICK INFO & COMFORT
CHECK IN AND SERVICES
Check-in: from 4 pm. • Check out: by 11 am.
Child under 3 y.o. free. Baby cot 10 Euros per day. Children from 3 to 12 30% discount.
We are pet-friendly, we support animalist association and cooperate with Zampa Libera, an association that works to prevent strays. We understand the difficulty of leaving home without our four-legged friends and for this reason, on request, with a supplement of 50 € per week, even animals of large size are allowed and welcome to Agricola Samadhi.
Agricola Samadhi è mixing tradition and innovation both with its offerings and form: two elegant antique buildings from the early 20th century are near recently renovated buildings, surrounded by a green park, immersed in the sound of the wind between the magnificent fronds of the palms and the song of the birds and the hum of the cicadas.
Decide whether to relax along the edge of our large, fresh pool, enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment, a Thai or Shiatzu massage, enjoy the wind caressing the fronds of the palms as you relax in a hammock, walk the 10 hectares of the property or go discover Salento: there’s time for nature walks, artistic excursions, trekking, bicycle tours, horseback riding and sails!
We are open year-round.
- Swimming pool
- Wi-fi area
- Massages and treatments
- Shaded parking
- Boutique of handmade farm products
- Children 0-3 free
- Outdoor children playground
- Horse, boat and bike excursions
- Bike rental
- Transfer service
- Pet friendly
SLOW TRAVEL ITINERARIES
Our Agricola Samadhi farmhouse has partnerships with various local associations for common recreational, sports and travel interests that share the values of a lifestyle focused on reducing environmental impact as well as protecting and saving the environment.
These are our proposals for discovering Salento ‘in ’Agricola Samadhi style!
- TRAIN, HIKING, TREKKING TRIPS
- HORSEBACK RIDING
- THE MENHIR OF ZOLLINO: PREHISTORIC TESTAMENT JUST A FEW STEPS FROM THE FARMHOUSE
THE SUN KITCHEN
SAMADHI CAFE & RESTAURANT: LA CUCINA DEL SOLE
Arrived in Puglia as guests of our farm, you will discover that the psychological well-being derives largely from a natural food.
Samadhi Cafe`, the Sun Kitchen, is fully-dedicated to a healthy, balanced, organic cookery and is curated by international experts in Natural Cooking vegetarian and vegan.
Depending on what we eat, we experience which are the foods that give us energy, lightness and flexibility and which weigh us, making us rigid and lazy. The health begins from the plate. The food style we follow is essentially made up by fresh food in order to keep the body in balance and the mind clear and lucid. In a word, ‘sattvic’ food that leads to true happiness: vitality, lightness, and satiety, calm mind, a fit physique, a stream of energy that flows in harmony.
Embracing the cardinal principles which are common to the Slow Food philosophy, macrobiotics, and Ayurveda, we offer a menu of authentic delicacies. Our goal is to excel in all our services and in this case we love to put in your dish the best that Mother Nature gives us every day.
The dishes are prepared almost exclusively with ingredients from our garden or other organic products at zero km that offer maximum freshness and bioavailability. Each meal will be served on the sunny terrace overlooking the land where we grow with love our fruits and vegetables.
In the preparation of our dishes, we try anything that goes beyond the concept of ‘good’ and ‘typical’: a diet that is tasty but also healthy, creating natural recipes, light and balanced. Tasty and healthy for us to be synonyms: this is our starting point in the preparation of the dish.
We produce fruits, vegetables, and organic extra virgin olive oil. The fruits and vegetables we eat are seasonal, we use a variety of cereals and vegetable protein, all combined with the ‘superfood‘ natural products ‘lesser known’ (miso, seaweed, spirulina, tofu, seitan) in order to balance the nutritional intake and balance we need.
YIS FOOD MANIFESTO
“‘Good’ is a ROUND word. When a child says, “it’s GOOD,” he tells of a world untouched, pure, essential.
“You’re good,” means: “I can trust, I feel safe.” This is true for humans, but also for nourishment.
A child is master of the essential innate ideas. Adults need to relearn to feel, to savor the taste of food connected to the taste of life.
You Are Here, and on this table you receive the privilege of that ‘good’ that has the taste of childhood.
Close your eyes for a moment, while you perceive the food that from your mouth diffuses energy and pleasure in every part of you.
Organic, for what we produce, it is truth, not a definition of fashion: we cultivate without using herbicides or pesticides with an arduous daily work between the rows.
Grow for us means supporting and not interrupting the cycle of life.
This food walks only a few steps to get from the garden to our kitchen.
Yes, this food is Good, because it made with love, because it is good for your health and at the same time does not harm anyone; to get on your plate it does not exploit other creatures, did not generate suffering, and does not bring pain residues, but joy.
It is a harmonious food, whole, in harmony with creation, with Mother Earth.
This food is the present but also the future toward which to aim. The deep aspiration is that the philosophy of mindful eating, respecting all living beings will always expand more, generating virtuous circles.
Listen to this food, it talks emitting happy vibrations.
We do not choose the easy way out, we like the commitment.
We want a full life that tastes Good”.
Written by Federica Morrone with Francesca Maniglio
HOW TO GET HERE
Take the Brindisi-Lecce highway and right before entering the city of Lecce follow the directions for Maglie-Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca, way before reaching Maglie, after the exit Sternatia you will find the exit Zollino, just 10 minutes drive away from Lecce. We are in Via Stazione 116.
Lecce station is well connected with all major Italian cities. Lecce-Rome is 5 hours and a half trip. From the station of Lecce you can take a 10 minute taxi ride or take Ferrovie del Sud Est’s local train line that in about 20 minutes will take you to Zollino. We are 5 minutes walk from the local train station.
Brindisi’s “Papola Casale” airport is about 50 km from Zollino and is connected with Lecce and its provinces by local buses and trains; taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport as well, we can organize group pick-ups.
Bari Airport is less than two hours drive from Zollino.