Home CLICK: SARDINIA TRAINING/RETREATS Do you prefer following or giving a training or course in a room with flip-over charts, near your place, being back home again at 6? Or... ...join a retreat on Sardinia organised by me. You can be the client or the co-producer, yes, the one that gives the course. I underline your course with my Healthy 100 Blue Zone insights and with peculiar Sardinian places and people, Sardinia-illustrating your point. More than just mindful: meaningful. An experience! FIND OUT MORE! ABOUT SAMHi, my name is Samuele (Sam) Pitzalis. Expert on Remarkeable & Blue Zone Sardinia. Interested in mainstream and off-road. Born in The Netherlands out of Sardinian parents, my heart beats Sardinia. I've been traveling there all my life, my roots and love for it are deep. I have the blood of discoverers and a keen eye for beautiful detail. By nature I am caring and willing to show inspiring places. I love happy coincidence, and it loves me too, apparently. Sardinia, that feels more like a continent than island, I present to you as very inspiring, also on how to live in good health and happiness for long. Join me and it could turn out being more than mindful: meaningful. FIND OUT MORE! REVIEWSBonWe joined Sam on a tour in October along several village festivals, including wine. So nice to be toured around by Sam, with so much passion and knowledge about Sardinia and it’s unique past! Sam, thanks so much for an unforgettable trip.HeinI was so surprised by Sams unique excursions to enchanting places on the island! He had tracked them personally before and being quite adventurous he likes to discover and find out things. Marvelous since he’s also great company, knowing also many details and stories wherever we went. Keep up the good work, Sam, I’m already looking forward to a next tour with you.Lambrini (central)I learned so much and still… a very relaxing tour. With great eye for detail, this tour, with nice conversations in the car too, as well as at the table at dinner, enjoying nice freshly prepared Sardinian dishes, and their wine and a home-made liquor. A tour I will never forget. I strongly recommend it.Ineke (2nd right) Just came back home from a marvellous week on Sardinia. Tintling, so inspiring! Every day our minivan brought us to beautiful ancient prehistoric sites quiet forests with obsidian lying all over the ground, fields in bloom, beautiful beaches, flamingo’s on a lake. An this all in only one week! Every now and then a pleasant stop for a coffee or icecream. Your enthousiasm is not a role you play its true and sincere. Every time again I saw and felt the passion and love in your way of speaking about your island, and with your Sardinian roots that enthousiams comes straight from the heart.Monique (4th time)This was my fourth tour with Sam. In this beautiful tour I really appreciated all the moments of rest too, together with beautiful visits to little towns, a museum, nuraghe towers, around fantastic picknicks. The festival in Pula was a major highlight, and last but not least, the B&B was perfect. Many thanks to Sam and Marleen for a beautiful tour!Coco (right)Had such a delicious week, with a fine balance between meditations and venturing out for very interesting, deeply beautiful places. Thanks to the meditations I got really connected to myself and nature, enjoying a pleasant mix of group activity and time to myself. The pro-active, professional and very caring attitude of Sam and Marleen opened new worlds to me, staying at such a nice agriturismo with delicious food and warm atmosphere! And I also learned a lot on Sardinia and it’s variety!RichardI had been on a Sam-Sardinia-group tour before, and this year I asked him to plot a Sardinia tour specially for me and my wife. The result was a tailor-made programme that took us to sleep and eat at agriturismo’s on unique locations, walk in village festivals in the Barbagia region, wonder at peculiar buildings dating from far before Christ, plus many other tips to follow-up on during our trip. And still we had plenty of time for our walks in nature. We had two beautiful weeks in mountains and along the coast, savoured traditional dishes and met wonderful Sardinians. Very recommendable!RuudI took part of a Journey to Purpose organised by Henny and Sam. Goal: to find your Why, why do you do things, what drives you and what are your goals in life? Building trust, being inspiring and motivating for the people around you. Working on your goals, (re)discovering your core values, your motivation. Winning over your fears, facing challenges again…. All in a beautiful setting, at unique places in Sardinia! I left with 8 unknown people and came back with The Tribe.Dienie (80, 2nd left)Nothing better than such a guide, deeply rooted in Sardinia, speaking perfect Dutch. Such a great atmosphere and caring attitude! Sam is a fantastic host and his picknicks are a real treat too!Saskya (3rd right)A bigger present to myself than this? I can’t imagine one. For me this Journey to Purpose has been a real life-changer.KarinaIn Sardinia you’ll find yourself back, even if you hadn’t lost yourself. It’s a privilege being guided by Samuele. He is adventurous without pushing it, it just happens! Join him and surrender to enjoying enourmously.AnkieSam, with his passion and love for nature, ancient culture and the Sardinians, is really the perfect guide. This, added to his sense of humour, intuition and good food, makes a holiday with Sam unforgettable!Hanne-ClaireWe stayed in West-Sardinia, a still unspoilt place, and I’m not sure I should share this with people. Sam was our inspiring, vital and intelligent guide, and still modest about it. I’d love to go back!Monique (red shirt)Calmly after breakfast we went out to search for and experience the ancient energy on special sites, with meditations and silent walks. Sam knows so much about the ancient history of the island en shares it with such enthousiasm. I was glad there were was also room for spontaneous actions. So when passing a street market, we jumped out and bought something for the picknick lunch. We’ve had so much fun and… shared beautiful, intense, special experiences together. I’m so glad that I decided to join! I feel stronger and more vibrant than ever and will gladly join a next time too. Sardinia for me feels like a new home to me! Nostalgia…IneSo inspiring! On our running holiday every morning we had a session of running, combined with seeing so much beauty in Sardinia: I tasted it, smelt it, experienced it and felt truly happy! Sam really knows everything about Sardinia and… about running too!Hanny (3 x co-producer)You have not exagerated one single word about the splendour and magic of Sardinia. We have had such a marvelous time at spiritual places in nature, where we could all calmly feel the pure, intense energy. If you’d like to experience this too, and the powerfl healing energy of nature, then do join a tour with Sam. He has been my fantastic guide on all three of my biodanza holidays on his superb Sardinia.Onne (4th left)This Sardinia retreat week equaled my 2 months walking the Pilgim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela. My course in life is clear to me now, I can walk on. And thanks to the warmth and human honesty of all participants I feel I’m never alone in this life-adventure.Henny (co-producer)My dream to organise a retreat finally came true, organising my first Journey to Purpose together with Keep Alive Tours. Having a purpose in life, a Plan de Vida, is one of the important Blue Zone success factors, so to grow old in happiness and health. I’m so glad that I met Sam and that we both believed that we could create such a beautiful retreat together, all within just a couple of months. Sam’s preparation was excellent, he knew exactly which Sardinian locations would really give depth to my sessions. The first result in the group was this remark: ‘Creating such a safe atmosphere so quickly… Great!’ The personally safe atmosphere deepened the effect on the participants: an incredible intensity, mutual personal bond, willingness to help, a caring attitude and clearness were the result. It was great to communicate and to tune in personally with Sam, who is creative, facilitating and trustful, based also on quite some life experience. Thanks to all this, this first retreat was top and I can only deeply recommend working together with Keep Alive Tours. Our next co-production (October 2018) is something to really look forward to.NellekeMy May holiday with Keep Alive Tours to Sardinia has truly been one of the most special in my life! Sam brought us to beautiful places in nature, villages and archeological sites I would never have found on my own. Sam interpreted for us whenever we met local people, he speaks an excellent Italian and loves Sardinia madly. Perfect ingredients for a deep connection with the island and it’s people. I was glad we also had plenty of moments of rest, peace, quiet, sometimes by joining a meditation or just by being on my own. So nice not having to bother about where to get good and healthy food and a beautiful idyllical place to sleep. Every day was like a present and mind you: this was my first time travelling like this. On day 1 you immediately feel you can relax, and open for yet another nice place to visit. Personally appreciated was the fact that Sam is also a mindful walking coach, and thanks to his tips on breath, body and mind even I just walked up that mountain, relaxed, without stress. I still feel that smile on my face there… You just simply really spoilt us, Sam!WilA 10 out of 10! What a great holiday with Sam. He is is so enthousiastical about his country and knows how to get to such marvelous places, full of energy… And then the stories around those places! Sam shows you unspoilt Sardinia, so I advise you not to go there 🙂Indra (2nd on left)I immediately took the opportunity to join Samuele and a few other people. Fairy houses, giant’s graves, crystal beach, obsidian mountains, this tour was a real gift for me. Sardinia is much more beautiful than I had imagined. And what a laugh at the table, avery evening! And Samuele is the best Sardinia guide!RenéDuring my Journey to Purpose with Henny and Sakia, Ruud, José, Fabian and Sam I’ve learned to stay closer to my self, stick to my own choices and the dream that I have to relize: to make the world a little fitter and a pleasant life for my love Hiedi and my kids. And so I surround myself more with people that support me in that proces and that dare to criticize me in a positive way.RiaI have traveled a lot in my life, but this was top. For instance the most beautiful, best, romantic breakfast in my life. Thank you, Sam, for arranging it all. Whoever might join you there during your tours will surely be pleasantly surprised.JoséSo greatful that I have experienced this Journey to Purpose on Sardinia! It brought me back in touch with my feeling, fantasy and core values.Liesbeth (middle)Had such a splendid meditation week on Sardinia with Sam’s Keep Alive Tours! He’s so connected to the nature, culture and people of Sardinia, his island of origin. Wherever we came, he’s always open for exchange, inspiration, adventure, new insights, sharing. I also joined to ‘get a feel of’ a possible co-production together with Sam; well, the answer can only be a big YES. So our retreat in co-production is now scheduled for June 2019.Mariëlle (2nd left)A powerful combination of movement and relaxation! To see the sunrise during a mindful run led by Sam on a mountain plateau or promontory or with your feat litterally in the clay in a vineyard: magical! In the afternoons we experienced the ancient energy of this island. We ate and slept at agriturismo’s serving pure nutricious healthy dishes, enjoying also their own win and mirto! All this in great company. I returned home feeling very invigorated and full of inner energy.LoesWow, this has given me such a warm, loved and strong feeling! To cherish and never to forget. Whether it were the beautiful historical places, the scent of the orange blossom all around or the great food? What a great energy!David (left)We had the pleasure to experience Sam’s excellent tour guide services and deep knowledge of every corner, every custom of the island. My son and myself were impressed by the outstanding service attitude demonstrated and the comprehensive knowledge of Sam about the destinations we visited on the way. We enjoyed landscape and the beautiful mountains, wherever we went. Sam explained a lot about the culture, history, and led us to places, to see the local way of living: like the sheep bell makers small factory with a wonderful warm welcome (including a guide through the factory and of course with an invitation for a coffee). His passion for Sardinia led us to places, you will never ever get as tourist by yourself. We also ended up tasting one of the magnificent wines of the island. Sam was always ready to serve the needs and extra wishes of the travellers as well as providing valuable insight information. Through his friendly, always funny and service orientated way, Sam contributed to the great success of our tour with long-lasting and very positive memories of Sardinia. Sam, thank you very much for this perfect week. We surely come back one day! I did not write anything about the many nuraghes, we visited. I would be never as good as Sam to explain them.LidyA few weeks ago we discovered Sardinia following a two weeks route plotted by Sam/Keep Alive Tours. Custom made, based on our interests. We stayed in unique places, ate deliciously, visited spectacular sites, all things that we surely would not have discovered on our own! In short: an unforgettable experience. We recommend it highly!ArieExcellent memories. Interesting people, vision, drive, independent thinking, passion, wine, proudness. A very special holiday indeed!Elly (80+ years)Although the 5 other women in my group tour with Sam were all much younger than me, and I’ve been feel my advanced age more than ever, I still remembered well a previous tour with Sam… So I joined! Thanks to all the healthy meals and atmosphere in the agriturismo’s, Sam positive approach – including very practical tips on how to walk easily – I even climbed some really steep hills. Much to my surprise on the last days I even walked without my stick. My self confidence and physical state are much higher now and i’d love to join again someday. People around me are surprised to see me so sparkling and relaxed, and walking so easily. Well, I know why that is!