Tuscany Retreat

Savor the Moment: Yoga, Food, Wine & Natural Beauty

May 21-28, 2022

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The Tuscany retreat is all about enjoying life, travel, food, wine and friends with a sense of calm, serenity, and quieting.

The yoga practices will invite you to be fully embodied by tuning in deeply to the sensations within, and to savor each moment of being fully present with yourself. This is such a gift in a world filled with distractions.

Soak up the real Tuscany while nestled into a valley surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams, with spectacular views and untouched landscapes.

Roll out of bed and into a beautiful yoga room to get your day started…with your senses fully awakened from your practice, enjoy the breakfast that will be awaiting you…the day is then yours to enjoy, walking in the country, relaxing at the villa, wine tasting, wandering villages, perhaps a trip to Sienna…then come back together for an evening yoga practice, followed by a traditional and absolutely delicious Tuscan dinner as the sun sets over the hills.



This retreat, led by two compassionate and enthusiastic yoga teachers, offers you a stress-free way to…

  • start and end your day with a yoga practice with none of life’s daily distractions,
  • learn and practice being truly present with yourself in your yoga practice and present in each moment of your days,
  • enjoy the natural beauty of the Tuscan hills nestled in a beautiful valley,
  • enjoy traditional Tuscan meals (made with mostly organic and local ingredients) without having to do any of the work to prepare them,
  • explore the local vineyards, olive groves, chestnut woods, cafes and old world villages,
  • relax in the peacefulness of a villa located on a sustainable farm, surrounded by over 30 hectares of woodlands.

The Details

TEACHERS & YOGA

Jaime Boswell and Kathy Fotterall are both advanced therapeutic yoga teachers with a strong influence from the Kripalu yoga tradition and a passion for studying and embodying all aspects of yoga. All classes are accessible and adaptable to help each student find a balance of steadiness, challenge and ease within their own practice.

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. Afternoon practices will offer an opportunity for exploring the practices of yoga nidra, somatic movement, and restorative yoga.

Click here to learn more about Jaime and Kathy.

LOCATION

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

Plan your transportation to meet your exact needs. Transportation is not included so as to allow everyone freedom in arranging their travel. The Rome, Pisa, and Florence airports are all within a 2-3 hour drive of the village we will be staying near, Monticello Amiata. Many people will likely choose to tack on a few extra days before or after our time together and enjoy a little extra exploring.

Sharing a rental car between several people may be the most cost-effective and fun means of transportation, and will allow freedom to explore while at the villa as well. The good news is that in Italy they drive on the same side of the road as us in the US and the steering wheel is on the same side! Transportation could also be hired. Jaime will assist in coordinating as needed, just ask!

Interested in flying with others? We are happy to help coordinate those travel plans as well.

EXCURSIONS & RELAXING

Make the experience exactly what you want by choosing how you want to spend your time – walking, visiting hot springs, historic villages, wine tasting, food tasting, cooking class – or some more relaxed time spent sitting at a cafe, resting by the pool or getting a massage. There are so many options within a short distance to really soak up the local culture.

We will plan 2 optional excursions with transportation – one to Sienna, so you can enjoy the city without the hassle of driving & parking – and one to enjoy some local wine tasting. Stay tuned for costs and details.

The Investment

There are a variety of rooming options, check it all out below and see what would work best for you. Per person costs range from $1600 – $2150 and include:

  • Daily morning and four evening yoga practices woven together to give you a truly nourishing and invigorating retreat experience.
  • Breakfast of home-made yogurt, cereal, fruit, bread, butter, honey and jam, tea, coffee and milk, plus freshly baked pastry, cheese, cured meat and eggs. (Note: Le Pianore is familiar with adjusting meals to meet various dietary needs!)

  • Tuscan dinner served al fresco (weather permitting) as the sun sets over the hills,

  • The room type of your choice! (room prices include all of the above)

Not included, but available…

  • Wine and a few other drink choices are available to purchase directly from Le Pianore. ​

  • Lunch can be ordered daily – you are likely to find Le Pianore so lovely that you won’t want to leave everyday – so if you choose to stick around, lunch will happily be provided for an additional cost.

A non-refundable payment of $300 will secure your reservation, fifty percent of your balance will be due by November 1, 2021, with total payment due by February 1, 2022. All payments will be non-refundable. To protect your investment against unforeseen circumstances independent travel insurance is highly recommended.

Available Rooms

Rock Room – single or double with en suite bathroom

$2150 single occupancy

$1730 per person double occupancy

Piccola – single with shared bathroom

$1850 single occupancy

French – single with shared bathroom

$1850 single occupancy

Quad Room – 4 single beds with en suite bathroom

$1730 per person double occupancy

$1600 per person triple or quad occupancy

Availability is limited, please email to be on the waitlist, if a room is not available that meets your needs.  

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