Sestri Levante

with Paradise Taylor

May 4 -10, 2024


Join Paradise Taylor 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, Santa Margherita and Camogli).

This 6 night / 7 day yoga vacation is the gem of our 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 and 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 our beautiful 4 star hotel located on the peninsula of Sestri Levante overlooking the sea
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation 
  • Daily Breakfast 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 Wine 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

Paradise Taylor

Paradise’s love of dance, fitness, and movement brought her to her yoga mat over 20 years ago. It didn’t take long for her to discover that Yoga was her true passion as it provides an endless journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and a sense of balance and calm throughout her life. After years of reaping the benefits of yoga personally, Paradise felt the desire to give back and to share yoga with others through teaching. She is a certified 500-hour Yoga instructor and has guided hundreds of students at multiple yoga studios from her home base of Austin, Texas.  She has certifications in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Yin yoga, as well as yoga for body positivity.  She has led multiple international yoga retreats.  

Paradise combines energetic forms of yoga such as Flow and Vinyasa with quieter practices of Yin and Restorative, for a well-rounded class. In whatever style she is teaching she brings a warm, welcoming aura that empowers her students to grow in the practice by fostering a challenging and nurturing environment. She encourages playfulness, honesty, and enjoyment as each student explores and creates their individual practice and experience. Paradise believes passionately in yoga’s ability to unite oneself and those around you in a positive environment of personal growth. <MORE ABOUT PARADISE>


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.

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 
  • 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 1, 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.