Boutique Hotel Birgu

Nestled in a tranquil corner of Birgu, Locanda La Gelsomina is an oasis within which to escape the hectic rhythm of the busy world outside.

Quiet Hotel Malta

Offering a quiet space where you may gently nourish your body, mind and soul, Locanda La Gelsomina regularly holds unique yoga and wellness escapes guided by open-hearted, grounded yogis and holistic therapies experts.

Retreats last between two and seven days and are customised in accordance to personal preferences and tastes. Focus is placed on breathwork that will release any blockage of energy, and yoga sequences that will re-energize. Guided meditations will turn your focus inwards and encourage a calm mind and fresh body.

Immerse yourself in a space steeped in history and charm as you regenerate your body and uplift your soul.

YOGA + bliss experience / OFFERED UPON REQUEST

As the temperatures cool and the hectic rhythm of the summer months slows down, take the opportunity to explore this magnificent Mediterranean isle whilst indulging in a long weekend of yoga and restorative wellness treatments.

Co-hosted by experienced yoga teacher and sound therapist Szilvia Gardian, the 4-day experience shall offer a glimpse into the hidden gems of Malta's historical and natural sights whilst nurturing and pampering your body, mind and soul with daily sessions of yoga, sound and gong bath sessions. The programme includes a day at the luxe eco-boutique spa Sanya, where weary limbs will be pampered with a lush massage or facial to suit personal preferences, as well as a magical rooftop yoga and sound bath session at the picturesque Golden Bay (weather permitting).

The retreat will be limited to 8 participants, ensuring a personal and customised experience.


Rate of €1359 for two people includes:

  • 3-nights' stay in either a twin or double suite

  • An organic welcome tea infusion at check-in

  • 4 yoga and sound bath sessions

  • 1 gong bath session

  • An interactive singing-bowl workshop

  • A 60-minute customised massage or facial at Sanya Spa

  • Vegan lunch at Sanya's organic health bar

  • Transfers to/from Sanya and Golden Bay via private taxi

  • Daily breakfast prepared fresh with local ingredients


Szilvia Gardian has over 12 years of experience in teaching various forms of movement. She is a Yoga Alliance UK certified Yoga teacher, a qualified Sound therapist and also holds a STOTT Pilates instructor certification. After living in the UK for 5 years she has recently moved to Malta.

Szilvia teaches yoga with a breath focused, mindful and soulful approach. In her classes the movement practice is varied in intensity: gentle, restorative, softly flowing movements appear alongside poses that more intensively engage strength and flexibility. She stays true to what made her fall in love with yoga, a practice that is nurturing not only for the body, but also for the mind.

Szilvia combined her expertise of yoga and her passion for meditation with Tibetan singing bowls to create the Yoga & Sound method. She launched this program during the Om Yoga Show Manchester in May 2014.  Soon after that, Szilvia started teaching specialised singing bowl courses for yoga teachers UK-wide.

To reserve your experience or to receive for further details, please e-mail

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Szilvia Gardian at Golden Bay

As part of its wellness ethos, Locanda La Gelsomina offers all its guests the opportunity to indulge in an experience of life that is all about relaxation and detox at the luxe eco-spa Sanya.

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Malta and Wellness at Locanda La Gelsomina boutique hotel

Its Organic Juice Bar adds the element of a supportive diet, with very high quality, organic ingredients prepared in exquisite raw ensembles. The Yoga Hub, offers a variety of classes including Pilates to contribute the physical side. With the gym just next door, this is really a one-stop shop for every facet of high quality living.

Located just a short 20-minute drive from La Gelsomina, Sanya offers all the elements that you need to support such a nourishing lifestyle. The Eco Spa is all about relaxation and detox. It is about stopping the flow of stress with a time-out, allowing you to come back rejuvenated.

All our clients are also provided the opportunity to use Sanya's in-house pool, jacuzzi, saunas and chrome thermal showers when booking in their treatments or yoga sessions. For further details and/or bookings, contact us below.