Bliss Out
Yoga Retreat

The unique yoga retreat with Bryan Kest

That was Bliss Out 2024 with Bryan Kest!

Dear Power Yoga family & friends!

Bryan is the creator of Power Yoga and world-wide known for his authentic and powerful style of teaching yoga. Although Power Yoga has now become a generic term usually used to describe a vigorous yoga class, Bryan’s Power Yoga has much more depth and nuance. This depth and nuance come from 40 years of experience. As many of you already know, a retreat with Bryan is always a unique experience that makes you want to come back every year.

Find out more about Bryan and Power Yoga:

Sardinia & Blue Zone

In July 2024, Bryan returned to Italy for his retreat. Sardinia impressed not only with its crystal
clear and pristine waters, but also with its culinary traditions. (…) Together we discovered its
secrets and practiced yoga on this beautiful, unique island.

Yoga & Activities

On most days, two yoga classes were offered to relax
and stimulate. The classes were open to all levels
and always ended with a meditation. At Bryan’s
Power Yoga we found different types of classes, from
gentle to intense, from yin to restorative classes.
Bryan’s definition of power was not only in the
masculine qualities of strength (yang), but also in the
feminine qualities of gentleness (yin), and true
health came from a proper balance.A lovely start to
the day was Bryan’s popular silent morning walks.
This time we either explored the hills together, which
were close to the sea and easy to reach, or we
walked along the turquoise Mediterranean coast,
which was only a 5-minute walk away.


The hotel also offered a colorful garden area,
a tennis court, a basketball court and a bocce
court. The pool area and a Jacuzzi offered us
a total relaxation experience with a
panoramic view of the Gulf of Cannigione.
Various types of body massages could be
arranged at our request. If we wanted to
explore more and meet the jet set of the
hippest place in Sardinia: Porto Cervo’s
superyacht marina, stunning white sandy
beaches and chic boutiques were only a 15-
minute drive away!

Optional activities

We once went on a fantastic boat trip to the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park. This area covered 180 kilometers of coastline and included more than 60 large and small islands of granite and schist, shaped by wind and currents. Thanks to the many bays, there were countless mooring points; the colors of the sea were unique, as were the rocks, which were shaped like natural monuments. We jumped into the Mediterranean together!Another optional event was a traditional wine tasting in one of the beautiful old villages nearby. We had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious wines of Sardinia and learn more about Cannonau and Vermentino, which are the most famous. The best accompaniments for these special wines were also served, such as Pani carasau. This thin, incredibly crispy bread was probably the most famous Sardinian bread outside the island. And there were also some of the traditional Sardinian sausages for the meat lovers.

Hotel & Cucina

We stayed at Hotel Airone in Baja Sardinia, a small hotel surrounded by nature and just a few steps away from the famous Costa Smeralda. Nestled among the lush greenery of the large surrounding park and overlooking the Gulf of Cannigione, the hotel was an oasis of nature combined with breathtaking views. It offered us a complete relaxation experience just a few steps away from the magnificent beaches of the Costa Smeralda. One sandy beach was a 5-minute walk from the hotel and many other beaches were a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute ride on the hotel shuttle.

Designed as a small and charming village, the hotel consists of a central nucleus and other buildings designed as annexes overlooking the central square, the large pool, or the park. The hotel offers an ambiance of serenity, peace, and stunning sunsets. The rooms are decorated in typical warm Sardinian colours and decors, detailed in style and most of them either with pool or sea view. The deluxe rooms offer a coffee machine as well as a tea maker with a Damman tea choice.

Your Experience

Waking up with or after the sunrise and an optional morning walk you will enjoy a healthy breakfast followed by an inspiring yoga session. Some of us might want to jump directly into the pool afterwards. A delicious lunch with antipasti, various pasta and more Italian specialities from our chef awaits you and in the afternoon you’ll have time to relax by the pool, the Jacuzzi or enjoy a massage.

Maybe you want to play tennis or explore the different beautiful beaches nearby. In the late afternoon let’s get ready for the second Yoga session, which could be the special “LSD”, long-slow and deep class or “The wall”. After a shower you will have a fantastic dinner on the terrace with sea view. In the evenings we simply enjoy the group energy, the laughter and deep conversations. And if you have the wish to go dancing, feel free to explore the nightlife of Porto Cervo and dance through the night.

Details & Pricing

  • 8 days / 7 nights (Jun 23 – Jun 30, 2024)
  • Inclusive Retreat Price up from (see further down the description of the room types)
    • Comfort room EUR 2.000,- (shared double room), + EUR 600,- (single room supplement)
    • Deluxe room EUR 2.200,- (shared deluxe room), + EUR 650,- (single room supplement)
  • Deposit to hold space and guarantee booking: 25 % of retreat price
  • Max number of guests = 35
  • Many of our guests come alone, know each other and if not we match up based on guest profile and personal preferences
  • Final balance due 60 days before retreat start date.
  • Please read full cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions.


  • 4* hotel accommodation (spacious bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, hair dryer, minibar, TV, WiFi, air-condition + coffee machine, bathrobe in deluxe rooms)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner* (on arrival and departure day 3 meals for those 2 days)
  • Use of the Yoga space with fresh and hot water, herbal teas and fruit
  • Use of Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, meditation cushions
  • Most of the days 2 yoga/meditation classes (23. and 30. arrival and departure date, no classes)
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Use of hotel amenities (pool, garden, tennis, etc.)
  • Transfers to/from Airport Olbia
  • Individual booking and travel organization by Daniela & Haiko Gerdes


* all meals are optional of vegetarian, vegan, special dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please let us know

Rooms & Price Options

Comfort room

  • With garden or balcony
  • Comfort Rooms are ideal for those who like open spaces. They are on the ground floor with a garden and covered veranda, or on the first floor with a private balcony.
  • The room is furnished with a double bed or two singles. The outside areas, furnished with tables and chairs, are perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach or an energetic Yoga session.
  • The rooms provides: Air conditioning, WiFi, TV, hair dryer, mini bar
  • Shared comfort room/retreat price per person                 EUR 2.000,-
  • Comfort room single use/retreat price per person          EUR 2.600,-

Deluxe room

  • Sea view and furnished balcony
  • Deluxe rooms, most of which have been completely refurbished, have a view of the sea or the pool. They are situated on the ground floor with a private garden and furnished covered veranda, or on the first floor with a furnished balcony and sea view.
  • Rooms are furnished with a double bed or two singles. A sofa and some extra comforts such as bathrobes and an Espresso coffee machine are also provided.
  • The room provides: Air conditioning, WiFi, TV, hair dryer, mini bar, coffee machine, bathrobe
  • Shared deluxe room/retreat price per person EUR 2.200,-
  • Deluxe room single use/retreat price per person EUR 2.850,-
Not included / optional costs


  • Located in Arzachena, Baja Sardinia, Sardinia, Italy.
  • AIRPORTS: Olbia (OLB), Costa Smeralda Airport
  • Olbia can be reached from cities such as Milan, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, London, with easyjet, Volotea, Eurowings, AeroItalia, British airways, Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Condor etc.
  • Airport transfers to/from hotel will be provided. Hotel is an easy 20min ride away.

Suggested packing

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you:

  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets and meditation cushions are provided!
  • Bathing suit (pools, beaches)
  • Yoga clothes
  • Layered clothing for varying temperatures on mountains and beaches
  • Plug adaptors / converters
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent
  • Snorkeling mask and fins if you would like to explore the underwater world