Sestri Levante

with Suzanne McCahill-Perrine & Brienne Brown

May 10-16, 2024


Join Suzanne McCahill Perrine on the stunning Italian Rivera, where the mountains meet the sea on the Ligurian Coast of Italy. Your home will be on the picture perfect peninsula of Sestri Levante where the crowds are few in comparison to the neighboring villages of Cinque Terre. Your days will be filled with lounging, swimming, hiking and exploring the neighboring towns (including Portofino, Sant Margherita and Camogli).

This 6 night / 7 day yoga vacation is the gem of our 2024 calendar.  

Read on and secure your space early, space is limited.

Vacation Details

Your yoga adventure vacation takes you to the famed Italian Rivera where you’ll stay at Hotel Vis a Vis, located on the peninsula of Sestri Levante.  Perched high above the this most charming seaside town, you have the best views of peninsula that straddles the Bay of Fairytales and the Bay of Silence.

From the hotel you can comfortably reach the center of the town, the sea promenade and the marina simply using the private lift.  Complete with on site pool, spa and countless areas to lounge with a cappuccino or gelato to enjoy your surroundings.

This trip is a a little different than some other locations in that it combines a vacation with some yoga, adventure and great company. We’ll have 6 nights at our 4 star hotel, daily breakfasts and yoga (1 – 2 sessions  / day) in our dedicated yoga space.  We’re including 2 group lunches and 3 group dinners plus 4 group excursions.

This adventure is designed to combine this awe-inspiring backdrop with the company of a good friends, good food, and yoga.  Free time is built in for you to enjoy the Mediterranean in the say you prefer whether that’s hiking, swimming or just relaxing with a Aperol Spritz.

Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s

Included in your yoga vacation:

  • Accommodations at the beautiful 4 star hotel located on the peninsula of Sestri Levante overlooking the sea
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation 
  • Daily Breakfast complete with sea views
  • Welcome Dinner, including Aperitivo and Wine in the town of Sestri Levante at one of the locals’ favorites
  • Mid-Week Ligurian Lite Dinner in the beautiful village of Sestri Levante
  • Sunset Aperitivo and Farewell Dinner with beautiful views of both the Bay of Fairy Tales and the Bay of Silence
  • Pesto Cooking Class with Ligurian Wine Tasting, including a Pasta Trofie with Pesto lunchTraditional Ligurian lunch with breathtaking views of the sea and the town of Camogli.
  • Ligurian culinary tasting at artisanal store
  • Guided Hike from Sestri Levante to Punta Manara
  • Guided Hike or Seaside stroll from Portofino to Santa Margherita. (Option to skip the hike/walk and return via Ferry to Sestri Levante)
  • Guided Hike in Camogli to San Rocco and Batterie with stunning views of the Ligurian Coast
  • Train Ride from Santa Margherita to Sestri Levante
  • Ferry Ride from Sestri Levante to San Fruttuoso and Portofino
  • Roundtrip Train Ride to Camogli
  • Expert guide throughout the entire trip

To get to our paradise, you can fly into several major cities , all which have trains that go directly to Sestri Levanti.  We anticipate that many will add some extra time in Italy (WHY NOT!)

The closest airport is Genova, about 50 minutes.
Both Milan and Florence Airport are approximately 2 hours.
Pisa Airport is approximately 90 minutes
ALL locations have trains that go to Sestri Levante and the hotel can provide a pick up. 

We anticipate that MOST participants will add some extra time in some region of Italy. If you fly to Milan, Rose, or Florence (for example), you’ll want at least one night before heading to Sestri the start day of the retreat/

We will start collecting travel plans several months in advance to get an idea of participants travel plans. Your teachers can help connect participants as needed.

By car, click HERE for further details.

What to pack:

  • Easy clothes for sunshine and swimming!
  • Good walking shoes
  • Possibly a couple of nicer outfits for evenings out
  • Yoga clothes
  • Adapters for electronics

Your Teacher

Alyson Atma Simms - One Yoga Teacher

Suzanne McCahill Perrine

Suzanne McCahill-Perrine, E-RYT 500, YACEP, and Certified Yoga Health Coach, began teaching Yoga in 2005. Inspired to connect to others in her community and spread the joy and healing potential of yoga, she opened The Center Yoga studio. After years of study in the Anusara tradition with teachers, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, Elena Browner, Amy Ippoliti, Moses Brown, Bita Jenkins, and Douglas Brooks, she eventually started teaching others to teach. Suzanne encourages her students to have fun, relax, and enjoy the splendid journey that yoga offers them both on their mats and in their lives. More recently, Suzanne has studied under Cate Stillman offering yoga & Ayurveda health coaching as a way to collaborate with clients who wish to feel more connected to life, honor their true nature, and reclaim their health. She continues to find more joy in her life since discovering Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda and sharing it with others.

Alyson Atma Simms - One Yoga Teacher

Brienne Diebolt-Brown

Brienne Diebolt-Brown, E-RYT 500, began teaching Yoga in 1995 while working in management at a high-pressure geopolitics firm. Yoga was her escape valve, and it was such a revelation that she decided to train under some of the best teachers in the world. She studied Ashtanga with Sharon Moon, David & Doug Swenson, Mark Darby, Mary Flinn, and Manju & Patabhi Jois. She studied vinyasa yoga under Baron Baptiste and Seane Corn, and Anusara yoga under Christina Sell and Desiree Rumbaugh. As her practice mellowed and expanded, she studied Pralaya yoga under Robert Boustany, Raja yoga with Charles MacInerney, Cardiac yoga with M. Mala Cunnigham, Ph.D. and Iyengar yoga with Cathy Wright. As her family grew, she studied prenatal yoga with Leslie Lytle, Ph. D. and postnatal yoga with Delora Frederickson. She flows easily among these yoga traditions depending upon the needs and desires of her students. Currently, Brienne is a health education professor at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater specializing in yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. She also teaches popular weekly classes for senior citizens in Whitewater.


Classic Rooms offer a King or Twin beds, private bath and small balcony.
All rooms include AC, safe, minicar, kettle with teas and coffee, bathrobes, slippers hairdryers and a selection of Erbario Toscano olive oil based bath products.

LAST space with a female roommate
Double Occupancy: $3895 pp
Single Occupancy: $4995

Superior Rooms offer a King or Twin beds, private bath and private balcony with the most spectacular views of the sea.
Double Occupancy: $4195 pp
Single Occupancy: $5495

We have one special extra large Suite with seating area, deluxe private terrace with unobstructed views and large bathroom including jetted tub.
Double Occupancy: $4695 pp


  • 7 days / 6 nights accommodations at Castelli
  • Yoga Classes
  • Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 group dinners
  • Activities mentioned under retreat details


  • Travel to and from Sestri Levante
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

With a deposit, we will set up your balance to chanrge in monthly installments through Feb 2024.

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($695) before January 15, 2024. No refunds after January 15, 2024. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through Feb/Mar 2024, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and  liability waiver to participate on this trip.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like travel Guard and Trawick International offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.


We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. AIG Travel Guard and Trawick International are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.

We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.