Villa Benvenuti can accommodate up to 14 retreat participants plus two teachers in twin share accommodation. There are 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms consisting of 3 twin rooms with private bathroom and 4 twin rooms sharing two bathrooms. There are also generous indoor and outdoor living spaces.
A separate apartment located adjacent to the villa provides an additional twin rooms and one bathroom. One room is available for use by the retreat facilitators. The other room is reserved for Villa Benvenuti staff to ensure there is always someone on hand to answer any queries during the retreat, help arrange optional excursions and generally make sure everything runs smoothly.
YOGA & MEDITATION FACILITIES
Yoga and meditation is practiced in several indoor and outdoor spaces – each with a unique atmosphere of peace and tranquility for centering the mind and body.
Constructed with terracotta flooring, the yoga room can accommodate up to 14 participants plus 2 teacher(s) and is fully equipped with 6 mm yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, belts and blocks.
There are also three grassed terraces with views overlooking the hills and olive groves which we use in the warmer months for sunrise and sunset sessions, where one can fully savor the serenity of the Tuscan countryside.
Wine, olive oil, herbs, vegetables & fruit are all produced on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for our deliciously fresh, vegetarian meals. We have a wonderful local cook who prepares dishes typical of the region during the retreats using fresh pickings either from our garden or local producers.
As we are in Tuscany, we do indulge in local cheeses, pasta, breads, wines and other delights, so although our menu is not a strict cleanse,we do offer plenty of healthy choices with nuts, seeds, legumes, plenty of vegetables and salads, rice, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, fresh fruit and yogurt.
Our retreat centre is very relaxed and informal and participants are free to help themselves to fresh fruit, water and herbal teas every day. We also make our own fresh fruit and vegetable juices and cleansing teas using fresh herbs from the garden. Upon request, we can cater for gluten free and lactose free dietary requirements.
OPTIONAL IN-HOUSE MASSAGE + HEALING ART THERAPIES
Massages and holistic treatments are available in-house during your retreat to help participants relax, unwind, release tensions and improve well-being. We have a team of experienced therapists and treatments can be booked upon arrival