If you are looking for an opportunity to deeply relax in beautiful surroundings with like-minded people – this retreat is for you! With twice daily yoga classes, there is still plenty of free time to indulge in a massage, join one of the optional activities, or just stay by the pool and read a book! There are no rules – just choices – letting you decide on how much (or how little!) you would like to do each day.
Yoga teachers Wendy and Tara Jacob lead this blissful seven day retreat at Villa Benvenuti, a fully restored 17th Century villa set in the stunning Tuscan countryside. With three delicious vegetarian meals and two yoga sessions each day (apart from Wednesday, where you may chose to explore the local area) included in the price, this is a great opportunity to begin or develop your yoga practice.
Optional extras include excursions to medieval villages, visiting a thermal spa, cookery classes, wine tasting and much more. Each morning, we will meet for our first yoga session of the day – bringing energy and vitality into the mind and body. Later in the day, we will experience a more restorative practice, reconnecting and slowing down before our evening meal. Open to all levels – beginners and the more experienced – there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your practice and experience the benefits of energising yoga combined with a generous dose of relaxation!
About the Location: Located just thirty minutes from Pisa, Villa Benvenuti sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards. Restored to the highest standards, everything at Villa Benvenuti has been arranged with nature and simplicity in mind, with traditional terracotta tile flooring and wooden beams, simple and elegant furnishings and beautiful outdoor living spaces. The grounds are extensive and lush with both formal and informal garden areas. There are several grassed terraces for enjoying the beautiful vistas, a secret garden waiting to be discovered and a swimming pool set away from the house amongst olive groves and oak trees. Wine, olive oil, herbs, vegetables and fruit are all produced in abundance on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for the deliciously fresh, vegetarian meals, cleansing juices and herbal teas.
For more information about this retreat, open the flyer here.