YOGA & MEDITATION
Each morning we will practice in the beautiful yoga studio just a short stroll from your room. Morning practices will include physical asana practice, breath work and meditation, all guided with options to allow each participant to find the right balance in physical effort and ease, while creating a sense of internal harmony. In the evening, we will come back to recenter within through a guided meditation practice.
Jaime Boswell, your primary teacher for this retreat, is an experienced yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist with a passion for helping individuals find their own unique expression of yoga on the mat and in their lives. Jaime views yoga as a way of living life in balance with your true self, and the practices of yoga as tools to help maintain balance within all aspects of ourselves while living fully in the world.
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Le Pianore, South Tuscany – Italy
This Tuscan villa is located on a certified organic farmstead with more than 30 hectares of woodlands traversed by the Zancona river and its tributaries. With more than 80% of energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels and sustainably managed wood) this family run business is proudly on their way to reaching a goal of total energy self-sufficiency. We will enjoy the bounty of the farmstead including organic wine, honey, olive oil and produce!
GETTING THERE & BACK
Group transportation between Florence and Le Pianore will be provided on Saturday, September 2 and Saturday, September 9. We will depart from Florence in the early afternoon to arrive at Le Pianore for a late afternoon check-in. A hotel in Florence will be recommended, stay-tuned.
We will depart from Le Pianore at 10 am on September 9, allowing for an early afternoon arrival back to Florence where you may choose to fly out, catch a train onwards to other destinations, or explore some more.
Florence is well connected via trainlines and an International Airport, providing lots of options for extending your trip before and after the retreat, or flying right in and out.
EXCURSIONS, EXPLORING & RELAXING
Make the experience exactly what you want by choosing how you want to spend your time – walking, visiting historic villages, wine tasting, shopping in Siena, a bit of time by the seaside – or some more relaxed time spent sitting at a cafe, resting by the pool or getting a massage.
Transportation will be included for three excursions – a trip to Siena, a visit to a seaside village, and a day of exploring some of the nearby historic villages.
On the days you are not out on an excursion, you can wander the grounds of Le Pianore, lounge by the pool, walk to Monticello Amiata or perhaps book a massage.