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.
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.