Our yoga retreat will lead us to the beautiful vineyards of Tuscany, a place where you can free your mind. Along the coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea stretches the Italian landscape of Tuscany – rolling hills, magnificent cypress trees, snowcapped mountains and the fresh summer breeze of freedom. During our trip to relax and explore the superlatives of Italian art and architecture, we invite you to join us and leave your worries at home. Together we will let our soul, body and mind become one while we enjoy the culinary and cultural endeavours of Italy. Let us take care of the organisation so you can focus on what matters: A unique relaxing experience surrounded by gorgeous scenic views, a cultural exploration of the art capital of Europe – Florence – while tasting some of the best vines and food Italy has to offer.
Our practice space is the old wine cellar in which the grapes for the sweet wine “Aleatico” used to be dried. In 2010 the old wine cellar was renovated with much care. It is at the heart of the winery with views over the hills of Tuscany.
In the middle of nature and still centrally located between Florence and Pisa. Close to Lucca, a vivid city with cafés, attractive markets and shopping possibilities for local specialties, accessories. Historic sites are all reachable by foot.
Italy has to offer some of the best culinary treats of the world. We cook in the villa kitchen with much dedication and passion, including extravergine Olive oil and wine from the winery and lots of fresh herbs: basil, rosemary, thyme, sage and laurel.
Arrival in Italy at Florence airport (FLR) from where you can reach the villas on the Fattoria di Fubbiano vineyard within a 60 minutes taxi ride – meet the group and settle in.
Through the week, we will practice long mornings with meditation, contemplation, breath work (pranayama) and physical work (asana) while alternatively enjoying a soft afternoon practice or meditation in the evening. The practices will also include regular partnerwork.
07:00 – 07:30 Tea & snacks available
07:30 – 11:00 Morning practices: Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation (with tea break)
11:30 – 13:00 Brunch buffet
13:00 – 17:00 Time off (individual treatments)
17:00 – 18:30 Restorative Practices (on 3 days)
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Meditation, Chanting (on 3 days)
Our first excursion will take us to the art capital of Europe – Florence. Wonder around the narrow cobble streets of this majestic city. Cross the famous Ponte Vecchio, visit the astonishing Uffizi Gallery or simply enjoy pizza followed by Gelato.
Our second excursion will either take you to the world famous leaning tower of Pisa (of course you are encouraged to take a picture of you holding it up) or the vineyards of Lucca. Architecture versus landscape – follow your heart and decide what you prefer.
Board your plane back home with all your energy cells refilled and a refreshed mind to tackle your challenges.