Our Company

Yoga in Italy is a small, specialist business based between Australia and Lucca, Tuscany. Our goal is to help teachers & retreat organizers from around the globe to plan, organize, promote and host yoga retreats + active holidays in beautiful venues around Tuscany.

Local Knowledge

We blend our detailed local knowledge with our genuine love of yoga, healthy nutrition and the outdoors to create bespoke yoga and active holiday packages that are unique, inspiring, relaxed or as adventurous as desired. We encourage responsible tourism and support local producers and suppliers wherever possible – not just in the provision of local food, wine, olive oil, honey and all the things that Tuscany is famous for, but also in our carefully handpicked selection of activities and small group excursions.

Our Services

For teachers and retreat organizers:

Our aim is to allow you to teach and to “hold the space” for your guests – while we take care of everything else! When you host your retreat with us, you can relax in the knowledge that the safety of students is paramount and that all logistics will be taken care of from start to finish. We will be “on the ground” locally to support you during your retreat and ensure everything runs smoothly.

For retreat participants:

We believe that yoga and travel can transform lives. A yoga retreat in a new environment provides students with an opportunity to deepen their yoga practice and move out of their comfort zone into a space that offers growth and new possibilities. The magical landscape of Tuscany, delicious local cuisine food and the rich culture of Italy make our retreat centres the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable and life-changing experience.

Our team

Our team is diverse but what connects us all together is our love of Italy and our interest in yoga, meditation, good healthy food, nature, the outdoors and healing arts. We are ALL based locally and we work as a team during the retreats to ensure everything runs smoothly and to provide advice, local knowledge, expertise and experience for both retreat leaders and guests alike.

Siobhan

siobhanSiobhan founded Yoga in Italy after taking a sabbatical from her corporate job in Australia to travel to Italy with her bicycle. She spent most of her time in Lucca, cycling the back roads and feeling an incredible sense of freedom. After a year, she returned to Australia and her old job, knowing that her life was about to change. Seven months later and trusting in her intuition, Siobhan quit her job, sold her house and returned to Italy, where she established Yoga in Italy. Since 2011, Siobhan and her dedicated team have helped plan, organize, promote and host over 60 yoga retreats in Tuscany. Siobhan hopes that by creating blissful places for others to step into, they may find new space in their bodies and minds and allow new possibilities into their lives.

Maria Angela

Our retreats wouldn’t exist without Maria Angela, our wonderful local cook who lovingly prepares all our deliciously, fresh vegetarian meals. Having previously run her own catering business, she knows everything there is to know about local and regional dishes of Tuscany and where to source the best produce. Flexible and accommodating to whatever challenge is presented to her, Maria Angela loves cooking for our retreat guests and finds ways of meeting any and all of our special dietary needs. She also offers hands-on cooking demonstrations during our retreats.

Kerri

Kerri is a qualified deep tissue and therapeutic massage therapist and is currently in her second year of a degree in Physiotherapy. Originally trained in Australia, Kerri is based in Lucca whilst her partner pursues a professional cycling career. As well being as our social media expert and administration assistant for our retreats, Kerri is also one of our fabulous massage therapists. Her bubbly personality makes everyone feel welcome.

Francesca

francescaFrancesca’s passion for holistic health and wellbeing was triggered after being diagnosed with cancer. As part of her treatment, she commenced a regular meditation practice which kept her stress free and she recovered quickly. Soon after, she embarked upon a course in Pranotherapy (a form of bio-energy healing that is similar to Reiki), completed a diploma in reflexology and undertook a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program in Trivandrum, India. Francesca’s beautiful smile accompanies her wherever she goes and she graciously shares her creativity, passion, energy and natural gift for holistic healing with everyone, from children to adults.

Federico

fredericoFederico is based in Lucca and offers Reflexology and Pranotherapy (a form of bio-energy healing that is similar to Reiki). His interest in natural healing therapies was sparked after experiencing high levels of stress and fatigue during his work as an international finance advisor. It was during this period that he embarked upon a journey of self-discovery and personal growth which led him to understand the issues of stress and the correlation between human emotions and the physical body. Federico combines this knowledge with his intuition to offer gentle, natural treatments that help clients re-establish the natural state of health and well-being in their energetic systems.

Ilaria

Ilaria graduated from the University of Milan with a degree in Philosophy and languages before deciding to move to the UK. After several years working in the luxury brand market, she returned to Italy and is now based in Lucca.   Ilria embraces life with a positive can-do attitude and applies herself to everything with enthusiasm. She has a passion for wellness, healthy living and the outdoors.