We believe in embracing life’s full range, engaging our senses to feel more fully alive! Awaken your senses and live fully in every moment.

Join us in Tuscany, Italy for a Yoga & Wine Retreat in our own private villa with charming accommodations and amenities.

Do you feel disconnected and stressed? Do you feel like you’re longing for more joy, more presence, more play?  Do you believe in embracing life’s full range, embracing all that life has to offer feeling more fully alive in every moment? We value a deeply moving transformational practice as much a beautiful glass of wine and meal with friends –  do you?

If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, I invite you to reconnect to what inspires YOU! You will be immersed in curated experiences that will reconnect you to all the parts of yourself, weaving a more fully present, joyful, and powerful version of YOU!


We are here to support your personal journey using the VINE as an analogy to attune and reconnect you to all the elements of yourself.


Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino – which boasts comfortable lodging in four beautifully-renovated buildings, an outdoor salt-water pool, and delicious meals of farm-to-table vegetarian Tuscan cuisine — complete with local olive oil and wine. We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below.

What’s included?

Full accommodations including all fees and taxes, chef-prepared vegetarian meals daily, twice daily yoga, dinner and wine pairing with the Mindful Vine, wine tastings, excursions to explore Tuscany and MUCH more…

This mind body spirit adventure is crafted to ensure a return to one’s self outside of daily life. Each activity is meant to immerse you in an experience like no other.

Other Optional Excursions

Below are a few trips and activities available during the retreat if you should wish to venture out and explore the incredible surroundings or stay in and work on your Italian skills and your well-being!

  • a bike and walking tour of Lucca with a local guide;informative fun!
  • Puccini Opera in Lucca; for the opera lovers, this is a 1 hour taste of Puccini in stunning surroundings
  • Visit to a thermal spa; bathe in healing waters, enjoy Turkish steam rooms and sauna. Leave feeling completely relaxed
  • Cooking class – learn from the best with Maria Angela, the most wonderful local cook who dishes up all our meals during the retreat
  • Learn Italian with an experienced Italian teacher
  • Explore Lucca on your own – taxis can be arranged for minimal charge so you can experience Lucca when you wish
  • Massages and spa treatments; you are most definitely in for a treat with some really incredible local therapist who will be on hand throughout the retreat to offer various treatments.

About Marisa Hallsted

Marisa created The Mindful Vine with a clear mission: to guide people to awaken their senses and live more fully in every moment with presence and JOY!

As an expert sommelier, yoga and mindfulness teacher, intuitive energy healer and coach, Marisa has a deeply rooted passion for alivening her client’s human experience. She believes joy is possible when we connect to ourselves and each other by immersing in the moment in new and exciting ways.

Marisa aims to curate immersive experiences that inspire you to a deeper connection with yourself so you become the contagious force for good the world needs you to be! Marisa guides her clients to cultivate awareness, aliveness, and presence through private experiential wine and food tastings, yoga, intuitive healing, coaching workshops and retreats.

More details about Marisa at

What’s Included?

  • Daily Yoga sessions every day including use of yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters, plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at villa, linens and towels
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (minus one lunch and one dinner when we head out to explore)
  • Fresh detox fruit / vegetable juice at breakfast
  • Local wine at dinner (1/2 bottle per person, per night)
  • Unlimited fruit, water, and herbal tea throughout the day.
  • An excursion  to the lively artists village of Pietrasanta
  • Transfer from/to Lucca to/from the retreat centre on the day of arrival and departure (one scheduled pick-up and drop-off only). Transfers outside of the scheduled pick-up and drop off are not included.
  • Outdoor salt-water pool and large communal areas
  • Steam room / sauna (first session complimentary, thereafter €70 per session)
  • Pool Towels, Hair dryers and use of laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Tourist tax

What’s Not Included?

  • Airfare from/to your home city
  • Travel insurance
  • Ground transportation outside the scheduled pick-up on arrival day and drop-off on departure day *
  • One lunch and one dinner out when we are out out on excursions.
  • Any other additional meals you choose to have outside the retreat centre.
  • Massages and Optional activities other than those specified as included in the retreat price
  • Other travel-related expenses

* Transfers outside the scheduled pick-up or drop-off can be arranged for an additional fee

Retreat Prices, per person

Room Type 1 – Twin room + shared hallway bathroom.  twin beds / 2 people per room  

Room Type 2 – Twin Room + Private bathroom. twin beds / 2 people per room.  

Room Type 3 – Twin Room + Private Bathroom.  double bed / 2 people per room.  

Room Type 4 – Single Room + Private Bathroom.   single bed / 1 person per room.  

Terms and Conditions

Initial Deposit: $500 USD due on booking to confirm your room*

Spaces are very limited and accommodation will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

All prices listed are per person and assume double occupancy (except for the single room). If you would like to turn a twin or double room into a single room so that you can have it for yourself (the beds will make a king size bed) please add the single supplement fee of £300 for rooms with a shared bathroom and £500 for rooms with a private bathroom.

For more information, click on the button “Reserve Your Place” or contact Marisa at

Transport Options – Getting to and From Il Borghino

  • The nearest airport to Lucca is Pisa international Airport “Galileo Galileo” – 18 Miles from Lucca
  • Florence International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” is 50 Miles from Lucca
  • If you are flying into Rome, Fiumicino Airport is 162 miles from Lucca.
  • Regular trains and buses run from both Pisa and Florence airports to Lucca and are very reasonably priced. Trains also run regularly from Rome airport but the trip is much longer and takes around 4.5 hours.

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in at Il Borghino is strictly 4pm on the day of arrival.
  • When booking your flights, we recommend you plan your arrival time in Lucca for around 15:30pm, to coincide with the group transfer to Il Borghino at 3:45pm.  There will be one scheduled pick-up only. Please email your arrival details to as soon as they are available.  If you are unable to make the pick-up,  we can arrange for a taxi to bring you to Il Borghino.
  • Check-out at Il Borghino is strictly 09:30am on the last day. Please plan your departure flights accordingly.