"I will never forget this retreat. Lora is a gifted yoga teacher who made me feel perfect just the way I am while also challenging me to do poses I didn't think I could do. I was stunned by the breathtaking beauty of Tuscany in the spring time and the incredible adventures we went on--visits to natural hot springs, exploring ancient hill towns, wine tasting, and more. And each evening, returning home for incredible, homemade, Italian feasts. I give this retreat my highest recommendations!"
Anna R, Springtime in Tuscany participant 2017
Join us, as we return to Italy, for our second Springtime in Tuscany yoga retreat. This year was truly the trip of a lifetime, and I knew we would have to return. There is no place like this... no place that so naturally supports a practice of yoga, mindfulness and re connection. The pace of life is slower, and focused on an appreciation of quality, the natural rhythms of life, living in harmony with the world around you, and savoring of the moment.
Eventually you find that you, too, have begun to slow down. You savor a bite of food, a conversation, the experience of a pose. The very pace of life in Tuscany supports you coming back to an appreciation of your own life, as you live it, moment by moment.
We truly get an insider's experience of Tuscany as we tour medieval villages, visit local hot springs, explore local vineyards and learn about their craft, hike to the top of the volcano for sunrise, and seek out the best gelato and coffee at each place we pass.
Explore a deeper practice, with a study of vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra and meditation. There is something on offer for everyone, whatever your experience, physical ability, interest level or skill set. Choose whatever suits you and the experience you wish to create.
SERVICES & EXCURSIONS
· Beautiful private Tuscan villa accommodation
· Delicious traditional meals cooked by our private Italian chef
· Organic wines, olive oil, honey and jams produced on the farm
· Breathtaking mountain and valley views
· Rolling vineyards and olive groves
· Medieval hilltop towns and villages
· Daily yoga classes and meditation with Lora
· Optional activities (wine tasting, alpaca farm, thermal baths, hot springs, massage, horse riding...)
· Excursions and day trips (Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Pitigliano...)
· Lots of cute little furry animals (cats, dog, horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens, ducks...)
· And of course...fantastic company!
Set in the heart of Tuscany, cradled between medieval hilltop towns and surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams. A private haven ideally suited to creative exploration and spiritual practice: with its spectacular views and untouched landscapes, it imparts a real sense of freedom.
The estate is an IMC certified organic farmstead with more than 80% of it's energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels and sustainable managed wood) and all the water comes directly from the mountain spring.
The property offers a variety of rooming options, mostly with en suite bathrooms, and beautiful, spacious indoor and outdoor yoga facilities.
The wonderful Elena and the beautiful Basile family, originally from Napoli, will welcome you with the warmest of hospitality and make sure your Tuscan vacation is fantastic, fantastic, fantastic...!.
€1995 - double/twin occupancy with en-suite
€2595 - small single room with shared bathroom
€3095 - large single room with en-suite
· Group transfer between Rome and Tuscany
· 7 nights private Tuscan villa accommodation
· 7 days of yoga classes with Lora
· 7 days of healthy Italian meals
· Local organic wines served with meals
· Wine tasting and visit to award winning winery
· All group excursions to nearby towns & villages
· Italian cooking demonstration
· Added staff gratuity
NOT INCLUDED: ADDITIONAL EXCUSRIONS AND ACTIVITIES
· International flights
· Hotel in Rome (arrival/departure)
· Individual transfers from airport to hotel in Rome
· Meals in Rome
· Entrance and guide fees
Testimonials from past retreats:
"I just returned from a 3 day Santa Fe yoga immersion with Lora! Before going to the retreat, I had taken many of Lora's classes and always loved them. Her classes are the perfect mix of power and softness, and she guides you through a practice with such ease and grace. The retreat was similar in many ways. There was a little bit of everything you could need. Vinyasa, meditation and yin. I have never been more relaxed, yet felt so strong. I even managed to learn to meditate, which I never thought was possible. She truly puts her heart and soul into all she does and it shows. If you have a chance to go on one of her retreats, do it!" -Nicole M., Santa Fe Yoga Immersion 2016
"I need to give a HUGE shout out to the amazing Lora Ksieniewicz. Thank you for an amazing weekend full of yoga, laughter new friends and so much more. You put your entire heart and soul into it and it showed!" - Kelsey S., Santa Fe Yoga Immersion 2016
"I just returned from an amazing retreat in Santa Fe with Lora Ksieniewicz! It was a beautifully sequenced weekend with a wonderful teacher who is clearly both passionate and well versed in all aspects of the practice and committed to the full experience of all participants." - Claire M., Santa Fe Yoga Immersion 2016
"I just returned from a destination yoga retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lora Ksieniewicz of Yoga San Kalpa on Martha's Vineyard sponsored the 3 day weekend. It was amazing ! The itinerary was full yet flexible. We participated in yoga sessions including opportunities for advanced poses, meditation, and historical background classes about yoga. In addition there were opportunities for local hiking, exploring the beautiful and quaint city of Santa Fe, and spa treatments at the nearby Ten Thousand Waves Spa. The accommodations were beautiful. Lora's staff included a registered dietitian and a physical therapist. The meals prepared by Lora and her staff were delicious and healthy resulting in requests for the recipes.!" -Karen K., Santa Fe Yoga Immersion 2016