1. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (pool)
2. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (terrace dining)
3. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Horses)
3. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (pool & lounge)
3. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Warrior)
5. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Pool & Shade)
6. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Panorama)
6. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Terrace View)
7. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (veranda)
8. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (Siena)
9. YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (San Galgano)
9.1 YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (bedroom)
9.2 YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (bedroom)
9.3 YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (bathroom)
9.4 YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY (gym)

SUMMER YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY • JULY 2017

SUMMER YOGA RETREAT IN TUSCANY • JULY 2017

LA BELLA VITA

IN THE HILLS

OF TUSCANY

Our Tuscany Yoga Retreat blends good health with good living – another way to say La Bella Vita! Stay in this historic and stunning 800-year old farmhouse turned luxury boutique villa set in the Italian countryside between Florence and Siena. Days are rich in yoga and sunshine, walking, swimming, lounging by the pool, sharing food and wine under the stars and basking in the simple life of Tuscany.

 

FLOW OF A MEDITERRANEAN DAY

 

MORNINGS  begin leisurely with an Italian cappuccino in the quietude of the Tuscan countryside. Take a morning stroll through the fields and forest enjoying the luxury of pure peace and breath-taking beauty.  Late morning we meet in the yoga studio to meditate and practice yoga with an exceptional teacher, Josie Sykes — her spirited yoga classes artfully weaving breath, asana and body awareness into intelligent sequences to open your heart, body and mind!.

AFTERNOONS  begin with mouth-watering salads, soups and healthy Tuscan delights!  After lunch the afternoon is free to siesta, swim, enjoy a book by the pool or perhaps try your hand at a Mediterranean cooking class with villa chef, Marion Riedmiller. If you wish to venture into the countryside to explore a famous medieval town (Siena, Volterra or San Gimignano), you can either rent a car or hire a private driver. For the more physically adventurous, you can trek in the forests, hike or horseback-ride in the neighborhood. At sunset each day we re-convene for a rejuvenating and informative yoga workshop and pranayama session.

EVENINGS  in Tuscany are pure magic as we enjoy our meal, family-style under the stars, appreciating la bella vita!

 

STAY IN AN ANCIENT LUXURIOUS VILLA

Dating back 800 years and originally built as the main house to a large farming estate, this beautiful stone “casali” has been elegantly restored to offer the perfect balance of modern luxury with characteristic charm. Each of the 10-rooms in the house are en-suite, offer full amenities, and all have views of a stunning Tuscan landscape!  There is a saltwater pool to lounge by, an organic garden from which our meals are prepared, and endless fields of vineyards, olives and rolling hills to stroll. Located in the heart of Tuscany, one can reach this country estate within 1.5 hours from Siena, Florence or Pisa.

 

COOKING CLASS • WINE TASTING • VISIT SIENA

On our mediterranean-style retreats we try for a good balance of retreat time, down-time and a taste of local cultural. Our experience on this retreat is that most people are perfectly delighted to stay at the villa to enjoy the peace and luxury of the countryside, pool, exquisite food and wine. Others who may have traveled a great distance or are experiencing Italy for the first time, may want to see an ancient medieval town or taste wine on a family vineyard. To give you full freedom to find just the right balance for you, we treat you to a few in-villa experiences—a cooking class at the villa and a wine tasting experience in the villa’s wine cellar with a very charming Italian wine man! For those who would like to explore the region we suggest either renting a car or signing up for a group transport to visit the famous medieval city of Siena (sign up on web site for $75).

 

YOUR EXOTIC YOGA RETREAT TEACHER

Our Exotic Yoga Retreat program is designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. Your teacher on this retreat is Josie Sykes, beloved for her depth of knowledge in yoga, her strong leadership skills and her wise and sweet spirit!  Josie leads Vinyasa and Hatha classes with a superb understanding of healthy postural alignment from her extensive background in both yoga and the Feldenkrais postural method. All our Exotic Yoga programs emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie di vivre of yoga! 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Welcome aperitivo on the terrace!
  • Six-nights at a gorgeously renovated luxurious 10-room ancient villa in the Tuscany countryside
  • Elegant and traditionally designed en-suite rooms with daily maid service, AC, hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers & toiletries
  • Salt water pool with spectacular views, massages on-site
  • Chef prepared mediterranean farm-to-table cuisine – all breakfasts, lunches & dinners
  • Local Tuscan wines served with dinner
  • Cooking class with villa chef Marion Riedmiller: The Tuscan Kitchen with a healthy twist!
  • In-villa wine-tasting presenting three of the classicTuscan wines!
  • Two yoga classes daily with yoga expert, Josie Sykes
  • Morning meditation sessions

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to Italy
  • Group transport to and from (SMN) Florence train station for $75 roundtrip (sign up here)
  • Massage, horse-back riding, etc.
  • Wine & alcoholic beverages outside the dinner meal
  • Specialty coffees outside of the breakfast meal
  • Siena day excursion (sign up here)
  • Optional gratuities for the villa staff

 

OUR TRAVEL AGENT WILL BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

For help booking travel, contact our exclusive travel agent, Justin Harrison of Sojourn, NYC. He knows our trips – and will meet or beat any airfare you see online, book hotels with upgrades, arrange transport, offer trip insurance… and can even suggest day tours for your stay prior to or following the retreat.

 

PRICES

Shared Room:  US $1,995   (ensuite bathroom, queen bed or two twins, views)
Single Room:    US $2,995   (ensuite bathroom, queen bed, views)

 

First, review our Payment & Cancellation Policy, then click the ‘Book Now’ button above. If you have questions before you book, feel free to contact us by phone (+1) 415-361-3396 (PST).

 

 

 

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