Imagine a week of total immersion in the idyllic hills of Tuscany. Unwind from the incessant demands of life in the 21st century, and embark on this blissful and deeply rejuvenating the Tuscan sun!
Join Mariko Hirakawa, Yoga-Ayurveda expert with over 23 years of teaching experience, and author of the forthcoming book, The Yoga-Ayurveda Book of Anti-Aging Secrets, for an unforgettable, transformational retreat that will leave you deeply nourished and rejuvenated on all levels.
Each morning we’ll use creative Fluid Vinyasa Yoga to unblock the natural Life current through the physical and subtle bodies, exploring the sequences, transitional movements and asanas that awaken, heal, and activate us. After physical practice will learn to hold the high-frequency energy we’ve released through the supportive energy of group meditation.
The days we are not out on excursions (and we have some fantastic adventures planned!), we’ll relax with Mariko’s signature Restorative Aroma Bliss Yoga which combines the deeply rejuvenating benefits of Restorative Yoga with the magic of deliciously potent essential oils. Wise people know that taking time out to relax, reset and recharge in a supportive environment is one of the greatest investments one can make in life. Because often, we don’t realize how depleted and worn out we are until we step out of the hectic rhythm of our day to day life!
There’s something about stepping out of your ordinary surroundings and into great beauty that renews us on every level. It heightens our receptivity to new insights, paradigm shifts, and ideas that can lead to quantum leaps.
The Art of Renewal Retreat in Tuscany provides the perfect environment to nourish ourselves on every level – physically, emotionally, mentally, artistically, socially, and of course, spiritually.
How do I know if this trip is right for me?
• If you’re longing for an infusion of inspiration in your life
• You love combining Yoga and Travel.
• Health and Well-being on every level are important to you.
• If you need clarity in your life and the direction you are headed in life, work or relationships.
• If you feel the need to recharge and reconnect with Inner Guidance.
• Are on a journey of self-healing, physically, mentally & emotionally.
• If you feel called to connect with the magic and beauty of Tuscany.
• You love to indulge in the finer things in life – gorgeous healthy food, quality wine, the arts, and great company!
Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino, a beautiful estate that has been restored to provide elegant comfortable living in authentic Tuscan style. Wood beamed ceilings, stone, terracotta, marble – each bedroom has a gorgeous view of the Tuscan countryside. The estate is booked solely for our group of travelers and includes an outdoor salt-water pool, large communal living areas, a steam room and much more.
We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio with Manduka mats, bolsters, blankets and straps as well as a stunning outdoor yoga shala set amongst vineyards and olive trees. With incredible views to the surrounding country side and the valley below, this is the perfect space to practice our sunset restorative yoga sessions.