Allow the magical essence of Tuscany to envelop you during this week-long yoga retreat.
With its manicured fields, rustic farms, cypress-lined driveways, and towns clinging to nearly every hill, Tuscany is the romantic image of village Italy. Venture beyond the fringes of Florence and you will find a series of sun (and wine:) soaked villages, each with its own appeal. Stretching from the Umbrian border to the Ligurian Sea, the landscape changes from rustic, to rocky, to mountainous, to flat and brushed with sea breezes. Reignite your passion while enmeshed in the views, the people, the culture, the food, and the laid-back lifestyle of Tuscany.
Find yourself at home at Il Borghino – a Tuscan retreat villa nestled on a hilltop with incredible views overlooking Italy’s most impressive fortress city Lucca, encircled by a perfectly intact wall. Literally meaning “small village” Il Borghino offers a secluded setting with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains in the distance. We have access to a full-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces overlooking the valley below.
The retreat menu is farm-to-table vegetarian with a local cook who prepares deliciously fresh meals based on what is in season and the region’s specialties.
This retreat is open to all levels ~ no previous experience necessary. We offer daily meditation and 2 yoga practices (one active, one gentle). Yoga will be practiced outside by the pool, in the shala among the vineyards or in the indoor yoga studio. There is nothing quite like Sunrise & Sunset sessions where you can fully savor the serenity of the Tuscan countryside.
As well as all the yoga on offer, included in your retreat are a number of activities:
- A 4-hour excursion (on foot!) to a beautiful local winery including a tour and tasting
- A 3+ hour informal guided tour (walking) of Lucca including a bike ride around the walls of Lucca to explore the main attractions and refreshment stop
- A cooking class at the Villa with a local chef
- An evening adventure in the colorful artist village of Pietrasanta where you’ll find a thriving art center full of galleries, shops, and restaurants spilling onto the pavement
Participate as much or as little as you wish. This is your time, allowing space for reflection, anticipation, and magical shifts in perception as we embark on this journey together. Bring joy back into your life with the combination of new surroundings, new friends, great food and like-minded participants