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7- Day Yoga, Cuisine & Dolce Far Niente
Summer Retreat in Tuscany, Italy.

Think of yourself practicing yoga and discovering one of the top gastronomy and wines in the world in the most sensory-pleasing, expansive, and beautiful location in Italy. This retreat is designed to foster human connection and take your yoga practice to new heights.

For curious, environmentally-minded, and adventurous travelers looking to awaken their creative spirit and meet like-minded people.

Switch off and explore new outlooks with experts, engage deeply and respectfully with the environment, and create lasting memories of this unique experience. 

Details

Dates: 17-23th August 2023
Venue: Villa Lena, Tuscany, Italy.

Nearest Airport: Pisa & Florence, Italy.

Experience

What's included

— 6 nights luxury accommodation.

— Daily yoga classes, twice a day.

— Daily guided meditation.

— Breathwork workshop.

— Healthy Flexi- Vegetarian meals (early morning tea & coffee, powerful brunch,  and dinner). Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

— Creative workshop.

— Regional Tasting Tours - winery, pasta.

— Pasta workshop + Olive Oil tasting.

— Wine tasting.

— Use of hotel amenities (pools, gardens, etc.)
— Guided mindful hiking.

— Expert local English-speaking guide.

— All Taxes.
 

What's not included

— International flights in and out of Pisa/ Florence.

— Travel Insurance (strongly recommended).

— Lunches.

— Alcohol, sodas, or other specialty drinks at meals.

— Gratuities.

— Items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, spa services, etc)​.

 

Pricing

Prices per person:

 

  • Fattoria Superior:

Double shared: 2995€ ($3190 approx).

Single- private: 3695€ ($3890 approx).
 

 

  • Fattoria Large Superior:

Double shared: 3295€ ($3490 approx).

Single- private: 3995€ ($4250 approx).

*3 parts payment plan is available at payment & check out.

Teacher

Robert Sidoti is a 52-year-old yoga instructor who is passionate about the practice.

He has spent thousands of hours and 15 years honing his craft and has the confidence and desire to work with people in ways that will help them feel awesome.

Robert believes that through yoga, people can learn to love themselves more and feel more connected to their purpose and passions.

Stay

Villa Lena cultivates both nature and culture, exemplifying a new way of living and holiday experience.

 

The Villa Lena estate is located in the Province of Pisa, secluded amongst 500 hectares of woodland, vineyards, olive groves, and organic vegetable gardens. A 19th-century villa sits at the heart of the property, originally built for an Italian aristocratic family. It now houses the Villa Lena Foundation and the artist-in-residence program.

 

Surrounding the villa, converted historic agricultural buildings—former farmhouses, stables, and hunting lodges—house guest rooms, apartments, and shared facilities.

Sleep

FATTORIA

Luxurious Rooms in Ancient Stables

Located in the most central building next to the villa and only a short stroll from the San Michele restaurant and main pool. Recently renovated with a luxurious touch and feel featuring vaulted ceilings, marble bathrooms, and wooden floors.

 

Fattoria Superior
24sqm, 1 KING-SIZED DOUBLE OR TWIN

Rooms with a more luxurious touch and feel, but still with our relaxed Villa Lena aesthetic, they boast marble bathrooms with rainfall showers and underfloor heating. Previously the estate’s stables, the Fattoria rooms have majestic high-beamed ceilings, and beautiful oak floors and are located in a central position adjacent to the Villa, a short stroll from the San Michele restaurant and pool.

Fattoria Large Superior

39 sqm, 1 KING-SIZED DOUBLE OR TWIN

Rooms, with a more luxurious touch and feel, but still with our relaxed Villa Lena aesthetic, they boast marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and large bathtubs. Previously the estate’s stables, the Fattoria rooms have majestic high-beamed ceilings, and beautiful oak floors and are located in a central position adjacent to the Villa and a short stroll from the San Michele restaurant and pool.

Eat

Villa Lena offers an innovative approach to farm-to-table with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available.

Breakfast
Breakfast is served from 8 am, where guests are invited to enjoy a traditional Tuscan breakfast. To accompany the beverage offering will include specialty coffee from Le Piantagioni Del Caffe, roasted locally in Livorno. Additional breakfast items will also be on the menu, including Classic avocado toast with a seasonal twist, French toast with fresh berries, and homemade granola with edible flowers and aromatics from the garden. In addition, Villa Lena’s talented in-house pastry chef Beatrice Quadrio will prepare a selection of delicious homemade pastries each morning, alongside freshly baked bread.

Dinner

As night draws in, guests gather for a convivial dining experience showcasing the unique charm of Villa Lena.

The dinner menu will include dishes such as Risotto alla Primavera, made with asparagus and fresh spring vegetables, and Pappardelle. Other main dishes include Fave and Pecorino; a typical Roman dish served during springtime at the height of fava season, served with pecorino stagionato, Villa Lena olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint leaves, as well as Fritto Misto; made with local shrimp, calamari, eggplant, and zucchini. 

"Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga."
T.K.V. Desikachar
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  • As an experienced yogi, will I be challenged no matter the level of ability among your fellow attendees?
    No matter your level of experience as a yogi, our experienced instructors will ensure you’re given the personalized attention and instruction needed to push yourself while still being supported. Our expert teachers have been carefully selected so that even among different levels of practitioners in one space, everyone is guaranteed an inspiring and challenging practice. With optional specialized workshops on offer for both advanced or beginner yoga-enthusiasts alike, we guarantee no guest will be left behind!
  • Can I arrive earlier or leave after the retreat?
    Usually yes. Let us know and we will put you in contact with the venue to get booked directly with them.
  • Can I drink alcohol in a yoga retreat?
    Alcohol beverages are not included in the meals, but at some venues It is available at an additional cost. We will never tell you what you can or can't do. Yoga is about freedom so at our retreats you can do whatever it feels right to do. Actually, enjoying a glass of something special can be part of your retreat experience, why not. We trust that you will make mindful and moderate decisions when consuming alcohol, so as to maximize the benefits from your yoga journey.
  • Can I come alone?
    Attendance alone is welcome - no need to worry if you're attending solo. Our yoga breaks are the perfect place for solo travellers who crave a peaceful yet social experience. Enjoy alone time and make new friends in an accepting environment filled with like-minded individuals!
  • What kind of food do you serve in your retreats?
    Our retreats offer an array of vegetarian cuisine. We are also able to provide special meals that meet any dietary needs you may have.
  • Do you need to be an experienced yogi?
    Absolutely not. Our retreats are a sanctuary for all abilities - with experienced teachers providing the perfect balance of challenge and growth. Whether you're already versed in yoga or taking your first steps, our range of offerings will help take you to the next level. To ensure that everyone gets maximum benefit from their experience we'd recommend trying out some classes prior to attending.
  • What is the structure of a yoga retreat?
    All retreats offer two yoga classes daily in the morning and evening. In general the morning class is more dynamic and the evening class is more gentle and restorative. Often also include other optional elements such as meditation, breath-work workshops, coaching sessions, sound therapy, guided walks and may include a cultural activities or excursions.
  • Are all meals included?
    Our retreats come with the perfect culinary package – breakfast included and most available as full or half board. And if you'd like to venture out for lunch or dinner, you are absolutely free to go. Please refer to what's included.
  • Shall I get a travel insurance?
    To ensure the utmost safety for all guests, please come prepared with comprehensive travel insurance that meets your needs - from medical expenses to personal belongings, flights, and Covid protection. Make sure you are covered in case of delays, cancellations or if a test comes back positive so neither time nor money is wasted on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! Travel can be unpredictable and unfortunate things happen, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you everything. We highly recommend travel insurance because even though the expense is minimal, having coverage in case of an emergency could save your wallet a huge headache. That's why we mandate this precaution for everyone making trips with us - peace of mind just isn't worth skimping on!
  • Travel and transfers to retreats
    Travel is not included, you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements, whether that be flights, trains, bus or car journeys. If getting to the venue is not easy at all, we will arrange airport transfers for the group, please refer to the listing of what's included to check it. We can help with the Transfers at an additional cost, ask us.
  • Payment plan
    3 parts payment plan is available at payment & check out.
  • How many people will be in the retreat?
    Our retreats come in a variety of sizes, ranging from intimate gatherings with 10-16 guests. We prioritize small groups so that you can enjoy an immersive and enriching experience!
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