About The Retreat
This retreat is themed around "la dolce vita". Waking up to yoga, a fresh and slow breakfast. Reading by the pool, before a core strengthening session of pilates...a 5pm aperitivo after a leisurely visit to Florence or a walk in the countryside.... With average temperatures in Tuscany in May ranging from 15°C - 23°C, we can drench our bodies in comfortable sunshine, chose to meditate under the stars or hibernate in our stone cooled yoga studio. Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills and surrounded by 500 hectares of woodland, vineyards, olive groves and organic vegetable gardens, sits our beautiful, 19th century neo-Renaissance home for the week. Our award winning and mindfully designed home cultivates both nature and culture, allowing you to immerse yourself into thoughtful and laidback living. The villa was originally built for an Italian aristocratic family, with converted historic agricultural buildings - former farmhouses, stables and hunting lodges surrounding the house. Tuscany is best known for its dreamy landscapes; populated by golden vineyards that produce its rich red Chianti wines, its sumptuous food like truffles, pasta and olive oil, as well as its strong influence on high culture, with it widely being regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and artistic legends like world-famous Leonardo da Vinci. When not in downward dog, sitting quietly in meditation or hovering in the one-hundred, guests can spend their days exploring the woodlands, make fresh pasta in the huge kitchen and socialise over cocktails in the bars or simply relax poolside. The villa is vast making alone time as accommodating as collective time. We will practice yoga and pilates indoors in the designated studio, as well as outside in nature on the yoga deck. Every room has a touch of luxury with vaulted high-beamed ceilings, beautiful oak flooring, marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, bathtub and underfloor heating. With unrivalled views across the Tuscan hills, you wake up to peaceful views every morning. Your room is in the same building as our indoor yoga studio and a short stroll to the main pool, making easy living even easier. "La dolce vita" meaning "the good life" is one of physical pleasures and self-indulgence. And we shall do just that with our retreat wellness. You can choose to do absolutely nothing, everything or a bit in-between.
8:00AM - 8:15AM
Sample Itinerary: Meditation
8:15AM - 9:15AM
9:15AM - 9:30AM
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Breakfast and time to rest, read, swim....
12:30PM - 1:30PM
1:30PM - 6:00PM
Cultural things, restoring time, workshops, consultations, trip to Florence/Pisa/ Lucca/ Siena, beauty treatments, sound healing...
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Yoga (Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin), or Power yoga or Pilates...
7:30PM - 9:00PM
1 Creative Workshop
Take Home Wellness Plan (if requested)
Guided Hike (but can be added on for €10)
Wine Tasting (but can be added on for €50)
An additional creative workshop
Forage & Cook (but can be added on for €50)
Pasta Workshop (but can be added on for €50)
Flights & insurance
Alcohol, soft drinks or lunch (with the exception of lunch included with activities)
Airport Transfers/ Car rentals
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come along solo?
Yes definitely! We welcome everyone and solo travellers will be welcomed into the group
What's included in the rooms?
Included: Free Wi-Fi Nature View Rainfall Shower Organic bathroom essentials, produced in Tuscany Hair Dryer Vanity Set Bathrobe A-C Bath and swimming pool towels Every room has a touch of luxury with vaulted high-beamed ceilings, beautiful oak flooring, marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, bathtub and underfloor heating. With unrivalled views across the Tuscan hills, you wake up to peaceful views every morning.