TUSCANY YOGA RETREAT • SUMMER 2018

An experience I will never forget! Perfection—the best hotel and hospitality I’ve ever received anywhere in the world. I would recommend an Exotic Yoga Retreat to anyone who asks! My heart is overflowing as a result of the warmth, connection and spirit of all the wonderful people involved!

—Simon Jarvis, Australia

TUSCANY YOGA RETREAT

DYNAMIC VINYASA W/ NEIL!

JULY 1—7, 2018

On this year’s Tuscany Yoga Retreat we host San Francisco based Vinyasa teacher and musician, Neil Wadhawan for a dynamic Vinyasa Yoga retreat in a 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 the 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, Neil Wadhawan his spirited and dynamic vinyasa yoga classes artfully weaving live drumming, music, breath, asana and flow into a mystical yoga experience!

AFTERNOONS begin with mouth-watering salads, soups and healthy Tuscan delights! After lunch—siesta, swim, horse back ride, lounge by the pool, or perhaps try your hand at a Mediterranean cooking class with villa chef, Marion Riedmiller. There will be a day trip to Siena and a fun wine-tasting event at the villa. At sunset each we re-convene for a session of yoga and pranayama.

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

STAY IN AN ANCIENT 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.

VINYASA YOGA CLASSES W/ NEIL WADHAWAN

Yoga teacher, Neil Wadhawan, was introduced to yoga philosophy by his Indian father and grew up learning about eastern philosophies, eventually receiving his B.A. in Philosophy. When he met San Francisco yoga teacher, Rusty Wells, he discovered a beautiful blend of his two loves—yoga and music— in Bhakti Flow (Vinyasa Yoga of Devotion). Neil now teaches his unique and popular musically driven classes throughout San Francisco and beyond. Neil’s playful and vigorous classes challenge you to take your practice further, while encouraging you to find a comfortable place that is uniquely your own.

WINE-TASTING, COOKING & EXCURSIONS

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 offer you some wonderful local experiences that you can join as you like: an in-villa cooking class, wine-tasting, and a day visit to Siena.

Hands down, the best retreat I’ve ever been to (and I have been to many)! Perfect combination of leisure, relaxation, cultural immersion, and exceptional food! Can’t wait to join another Exotic Yoga Retreat! 

— Tricia Desvarieux, Haiti

An experience I will never forget! Perfection—the best hotel and hospitality I’ve ever received anywhere in the world. I would recommend an Exotic Yoga Retreat to anyone who asks! My heart is overflowing as a result of the warmth, connection and spirit of all the wonderful people involved!

—Simon Jarvis, Australia

 

Contact our Exotic Yoga Retreat travel partner:

Judy Sontag @ Elite Travel Group  

(+1) 610-.873.4893  |  judy@elitetravelgroup.net