An elevated Escape
Simple elegance in nature, food & rural Living
Retreat into the stunning Tuscan Countryside at the peak of the season. Immerse yourself in the restorative energy of rural life, and elevate your senses as you savour organic produce, local wines, and artistic creation. Luxuriate in grand Italian villa and convene with like-minded travellers for daily soulful yoga and meditation. This is an escape back to the divine essentials in life, bursting with sunshine and goodness.
Flow of a day
We will wake up refreshed each day and convene for a morning soulful vinyasa flow to wake up the body and set the intention for the day. Then we will enjoy a leisurely brunch made with the freshest local ingredients in a peaceful setting on the Villa Lena grounds.
Take a walk or a bike ride through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, explore the gardens, or soak up the sun at the gorgeous Villa Lena pool. Feel free to relax in your suite with a great book or enjoy an afternoon siesta. We will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class one day as well, where we will learn to make local Italian cuisine with ingredients freshly sourced from the Villa Lena garden.
We will reconvene in late afternoon for a slower restorative yoga session and meditation. At sunset, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of local wine before sitting down to a wonderful three course Italian meal.
Villa Lena is a unique villa in the heart of rural Tuscany, set over 500 acres in the Tuscan countryside. This lovely inn seeks to provide a creative environment for its guests and the community. It celebrates culinary creation through local produce, foraging, and farm-to-table food. It celebrates artistic creation through relationships with local artisans and creators that reflect Tuscan history and culture.
July 1—5, 2019
Near Florence & Pisa
Escape to Tuscany!
PRICING & LOGISTICS
Single rooms have one king or queen bed and an en-suite bath. All prices are per person.
Single San Michele Room $2,000
Single Superior Room $2,500
Single Large Superior Room $3,000
Shared rooms have two beds and an en-suite bath. You may book one or two spots in the shared room. The Superior and Large Superior Rooms will be more comfortable for two. All prices are per person.
Double San Michele Room $1,500
Double Superior Room $2,000
Double Large Superior Room $2,500
- 4 Nights luxury accommodation at Villa Lena.
- Three meals daily, coffee, teas and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Aperitif, or glass of local wine each evening.
- Yoga twice daily with Nina Butler.
- July 3rd special activity - organic garden forage and cooking class with Villa Lena's expert chef.
- Local Tuscan wine-tasting session with the Villa Lena sommelier.
- Transfers arrival and departure to/from Pisa train station.
- Full use of facilities and extensive Villa Lena grounds.
ARRIVAL, JULY 1, 2019
At the start of the retreat on July 1st, we will do a group pick up and transfer from the Pisa Centrale train station to Villa Lena, departing at 13:00.
DEPART, JULY 5, 2019
On July 5th, we will organise two group transfers from Villa Lena to the Pisa Centrale train station. The first group departing Villa Lena at 8:30 am, the second departing Villa Lena at 11:00 am. (Transfers will be first come, first serve signup basis.)
From Pisa train station you can arrange transport to the airport for your return flight, or continue your travels in Italy.
Nina Butler will be our instructor on this retreat and will offer two classes a day at Villa Lena’s brand new yoga spaces: a beautiful open-air outdoor yoga deck and a spacious new yoga studio.
Mornings will begin with a soulful vinyasa yoga flow, and we will unwind the day at sunset with a gentle yin/restorative session and meditation.