Embark on a journey with Revive Retreats and bring balance to your body through the practices of MELT, BodyART and Pilates in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world … Italy!
Revive + restore during this 7-day yoga retreat under the Tuscan sun. Your retreat includes daily bodyART, MELT and Pilates classes, a day trip to the breathtaking coastal villages of the Cinque Terre, nature walks, delicious vegetarian farm-to-table cuisine, in-house massages and plenty of time for relaxing by the pool or exploring the gorgeous medieval town of Lucca.
Il Borghino is a breathtaking Villa located 7 miles from Lucca, near the Serchio river in Tuscany. The villa offers a secluded setting on a hill top with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains. Lucca is a beautiful and fascinating city known for it’s well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling the historic city center. Broad tree-lined pathways along massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. There are plenty of local restaurants and excursions to experience all the wonders this city and the surrounding areas have to offer.
Our retreat villa, is located 35 minutes from Pisa, 1.5 hrs from Florence and 1.5 hrs from the stunning Cinque Terre region, making it the perfect base to explore Tuscany and Liguria.
BodyART and MELT classes held daily. The indoor yoga room is located downstairs in the communal area with glass windows looking into the swimming pool. There are also several grassy terraces overlooking the hills and olive groves which will be utilized for some of the classes to take in the peace and serenity of the beautiful countryside.
What is bodyART?
bodyART™ by Robert Steinbacher is a holistic, functional, mindbody training system combining strength, cardio, flexibility and classical breathing techniques. Based on the principles of Yin and Yang and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bodyART™ training creates a dynamic link between – active and passive movement creating a greater sense of balance in the body. Many of the movements in bodyART™ are inspired by yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts and tribal dance creating a synergy of physical training and mental relaxation. Classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering multiple levels of difficulty for each exercise in this challenging barefoot workout.
What is the MELT Method?
The MELT Method®, by Sue Hitzmann, is a carefully coordinated sequence of movements using a soft body roller and specially designed balls. MELT re-hydrates the connective tissue(also known as fascia), re-balances the nervous system, unwinds compensation patterns in the body and restores space to compressed joints. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve the body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself; which can create remarkable, lasting changes.
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