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MAY 7 – 14, 2022 | RETREAT IN TUSCANY with COLLEEN WRIGHTE & ANNE HENNESY

Yoga is a way of BEING. 

Join Colleen and Anne in Tuscany as they share the wisdom of Yoga and Mindfulness. Together they will help you to build the skills needed to ease stress in your daily life.

Colleen is an experienced Yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and her daily Yoga classes will create mind/body harmony and develop strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Colleen will weave together Hatha, Yin, Pranayama, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga techniques to enhance vitality and leave you feeling at peace.

Anne is a psychiatrist and teacher with over 30 years clinical experience and has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn at The Centre for Mindfulness.  Working with people who wish to blossom as they journey in life is a passion. Learn valuable Mindfulness techniques in Anne’s daily sessions

Typical Day

Each day begins with a time for self-reflection followed by an invigorating morning salute to the sun, and a good stretch. Throughout the day enjoy healthy, fresh farm-to-table meals, spend some time by the pool, or simply wander around the area and discover a whole new world. Afternoon workshops with a diverse range of themes, or excursions to notable sights and attractions help wind down your day.

Come to disconnect, reconnect, and rejuvenate.  It’s time to take the leap. It’s time for an adventure!

Location

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 with MANDUKA props, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below.

About Colleen

Colleen Wrighte Retreat in MayColleen is an experienced Yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and her daily Yoga classes will create mind/body harmony and develop strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Colleen will weave together Hatha, Yin, Pranayama, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga techniques to enhance vitality and leave you feeling at peace.

About AnneAnne Hennessy Retreat in Tuscany May 20222

Anne is a psychiatrist and teacher with over 30 years clinical experience and has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn at The Centre for Mindfulness.  Working with people who wish to blossom as they journey in life is a passion. Learn valuable Mindfulness techniques in Anne’s daily sessions.

What’s Included?

  • Daily holistic Hatha yoga classes with Colleen including use of yoga room, yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters, plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors
  • Daily Mindfulness techniques with Anne
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at villa, including all linens and towels
  • All meals except for one lunch and one dinner out when guests are free to explore on their own.
  • Local wine at dinner (1/2 bottle per person, per night.
  • Unlimited fruit, water, and herbal tea throughout the day.
  • Freshly pressed fruit/vegetable juice every morning
  • Transfer from/to Lucca to/from the retreat centre on the day of arrival and departure (one scheduled pick-up and drop-off only)
  • Use of outdoor salt-water pool and common areas
  • Pool Towels, Hairdryers, use of laundry facilities
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist tax

Retreat Prices, per person

Room Type 1 – Double/Twin room  – 2 single beds  (2 people) with private bathroom.  $TBA (CAD) per person

Room Type 2 – Double/Twin room – 1 double bed (2 people) with private bathroom. $TBA (CAD) per person 

Room Type 3 – Single Room with shared hallway bathroom with one other person. $TBA (CAD) per person

Room Type 4 – Single room with private bathroom  $TBA (CAD) per person 

Terms and Conditions

$500 CAD non-refundable deposit to reserve space.  Balance due 60 days prior to departure. Please indicate what type of room you would like. Once we receive your reservation, we will email you a confirmation along with more trip details.

For more information, click on the button “Reserve your Place” or contact Miriam or Chantal at c.wrighte@gmail.com

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
  • 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

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 info@yogainitaly.com 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.