Summer Yoga Retreat Essentials

Summer Yoga Retreat Essentials.  Packing light for my yoga retreat was not as difficult as I thought.  I needed great skincare, sun protection, fitness wear and something fabulous to put it my Yoga Essentials into

What did I pack?


Thule Subterra Luggage – £259

A very spacious rolling duffel with wide-mouth access and divided main compartment to easily pack and organize your travel essentials.  This bag was perfect but did make me want pack too much,, it’s deceptive sizewise, there is room for a kitchen sink!

A really lightweight bag with strong wheels and lever mechanism.  I like the way it opens in the middle and also at the front allowing you to keep 2 separate and tidy compartments.

Perfect for keeping clean clothes apart towards the end of the holiday. With room for lots of italian goodies purchased at the fabulous boutiques and shops of Puglia.  #loveit


Yoga Retreat Essentials ItalyBee Good Travel Essentials – £28

travel-friendly bag of skincare essentials provides everything you’ll need for gorgeously glowing skin whether you’re jetting off for a weekend break or working out at the gym. Enjoy our award-winning Honey & Propolis Cream Cleanser with mini cloth, our Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm and our trio of best-selling Youth Enhancing products – serum, moisturiser and eye cream. Presented in a cotton, drawstring bag.

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24K Bio-Gold Miracle Finisher – £29.99

This little golden miracle has light-weight breathable texture that adheres perfectly on skin. Enriched with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and Bio Energy Fluid, it is applied at the last step of my skincare after serum and moisturiser to add a final touch of healthy glow and protection to my skin.

Perfect base before makeup or just go foundation free as I did on this holiday #lovedit


Yoga Retreat Essentials Italy

Purepotions Daily Moisturising Cream – £ 13.99

Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream contains all the nourishing benefits of Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment but in a cream version for easy application throughout the day.

Suitable for all areas of the body and all ages, including babies, Pure Potions are packed full of skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids, this gentle moisturising cream is perfect for daily use to maintain healthy, hydrated and supple skin. Shea butter provides a soft, rich, vegan-friendly base for our special combination of chamomile,  nettle, chickweed and calendula herbal tinctures.


Summer Yoga Retreat EssentialsOlverum Bath Oil Travel Set – £18.00

After 3.5 hours of yoga a day along with the odd cycle ride we were really in need of our #TAMAG favourite Olverum.  with it’s restorative and aromatic bath oil.  These are a concentrated blend of beautiful essential oils which helps to relax, restore and revive tires muscles and congested sinuses.  #tamagrecommends #olverum

Ache Easing

Yoga Retreat Essentials Biofreeze GelBiofreeze Pain Relieving Gel – £9.99 118ml

As you would expect with on a fitness or health retreat, no matter how gentle the exercise and what do you know this fantastic gel was welcomed and loved by 4 yoga overdo’ers.

The cooling was polar opposite to other warming gels on the market and perfect for the heat of Italy.

Biofreeze Gel is well suited for hands-on massage applications, particularly larger muscles and joints such as the calves, thighs, shoulders or elbows.

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Skin Republic Foot Repair Mask – £5.49, available from Superdrug

When it is time for rest pop on your Foot Mask with dual layered booties that contain an intensive moisturising serum packed with Plant Extracts for soft, silky smooth feet.  It does state that ‘The outer layer of the booties stays dry so you can continue with daily activities’ but we were slipping around on the tiles floors like a pro ice skater so I would just sit down whilst using them.

They do however really help soothe rough, dry feet and heels and are intensely moisturising.

Sun Protection

yoga on a shoestringInstitut Esthederm Adaptasun Protective Tanning Care Body Lotion – Moderate Sun 200ml – £42.50 
For skin which tans easily, Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Protective Tanning Care Body Lotion – Moderate Sun stimulates, enhances and intensifies your tan. When used regularly skin is left velvety-soft.

yoga on a shoestring essentialsDead Sea Spa Magik SunSafe Clear Spray – 150ml RRP £15.95

No Sun burn for us! Dead Sea Spa Magik SunSafe Clear Spray SPF 50 spray provides advanced UVA + UVB protection. Helping to protect against sun-induced skin damage and the early ageing effects of the sun’s damaging rays.

The spray has a non-greasy, water resistant formula that leaves zero white marks, perfect for all the family!

Yoga on a shoestringMurad City Skin Age Defence SPF50 – £45.00

This revolutionary, ultra-light 100% mineral sunscreen goes beyond just sun protection to shield skin from five factors that cause damage every day: UVA, UVB, infrared radiation, blue light from electronic devices, and pollution.

An advanced polymer matrix slows down the penetration of toxins from the environment whilst high-performance Vitamin C helps reveal a luminous glow.

This advanced product also contains a colour-correcting tint to even skin tone and boosts radiance. A nourishing blend of Argon Oil, Comfrey Extract, and Vitamin E help protect against environmentally induced UV damage while conditioning the skin to improve overall appearance.

Yoga, Swimwear and of course my cool PANTS!

summer yoga retreat essentialsYou gotta love the Skimmies from Jockey – £14.00

Jockey® Skimmies™ slipshorts smooth like a slip and cover like shorts. We love the comfortable, seamfree finish under all your fashions, from yoga pants to flowy skirts.

yoga on a shoestringPerfect for the 35 degree classes we too USA Pro with us. They have everything that you need for cool fitness.

Wear it, work it, love it! USA Pro are leaders in women’s sports wear and sports equipment. Made for women who are serious about fitness, the high quality brand provides an innovative range of women’s fitness wear. Our core values really centre on feminity and functionality.

The USA Pro collection includes sports bras, ladies t shirts, leggings, pants, vests, sports accessories and sports equipment. Spanning from yoga to running, the USA Pro clothing and equipment provides the right sports gear and sports clothes for the right activity. The women’s fitness clothing and ladies sports wear is comfortable and stylish for a more enjoyable workout or training session.

Yoga on a ShoestringWe also took Magic Active Wear  from £20.00 which really does keep you cool and hold you in in all the right places.

I loved my MAGIC Active Wear. The double layered waistband will prevent the pants from sagging, and the hidden pocket will hold your keys and gym pass. These garments are made out of a seamless humid-wicking material that feel soft, clean and comfortable on my skin. The shaping effect of the material will slim your tummy, hips and legs – thank the lord!

Aqua Sphere Muriel ladies swimsuit – £30.45 

This costume is so comfy that you forget it is there. Offering comfort and confidence in and out of the water, the Aqua Sphere Muriel ladies swimsuit has a tankini-inspired design and ensures a supportive fit thanks to shelf bra bust control. The swimming costume features a medium-high leg for unrestricted movement and perfect amount of coverage and boasts special Body Control System and a tummy panel for a slimming effect. It is chlorine-resistant and has been manufactured from VITA fabric with LYCRA® XTRA Life™ for enhanced durability and great elasticity. #lovedit

Yoga on a Shoestring Yoga Retreat Essentials ItalyIf you want to try out our new favourite retreat book your Puglia retreat today with Yoga on a Shoestring  Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996 or email

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