“Find yourself” in Tuscany … or alternatively ‘lose yourself’ here – it’s up to you!
Think vineyards and olive groves running down to a beautiful medieval city. Sunshine by a pool, Warmth on a shaded terrace. Peace and Tranquility. Rest and relaxation. Delicious local food and wines. Yoga flow, releasing somatic movements, yin yoga and yoga nidra, restorative practice, fun yoga in the pool Time wandering around the walled city of Lucca. Linger over aperitivi in a piazza. Try the local specialities. Optional trips. Come with friends. Make new friends. Enjoy great company in a beautiful setting.
Join Lesley, Ucci and Holly for a week of beautiful yoga in one of the most stunning parts of the world. Two to three yoga sessions a day will leave you challenged, relaxed, and restored to a place you want to be. We’ll explore Lucca – and beyond if you wish. Alternatively, you may sit by the pool, or on one of the shaded terraces, and take in breathtaking views as you relax, read, snooze, and feel the pressures of life fade into the distance. It’s your week and everything is just for you.
Exclusively ours for the week, Il Borghino (little village) consists of four houses, three with accommodation, the fourth being a communal space next to the salt-water pool with an indoor studio (lit by the light from the pool), a sauna, and an eating and relaxation area. Each house has its own indoor and outdoor seating area providing lots of space and opportunity for privacy. Delicious meals of farm-to-table vegetarian Tuscan cuisine are served daily, complete with local olive oil and wine. We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below
Our sessions will include mindful yoga flow and hatha yoga for mobility, strength, flexibility and balance, yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra, meditation, somatic movement and stretch. We’ll also be water babies in the pool. 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, there are a range of fabulous excursions and activities available if you should wish to venture out and explore the incredible surroundings or stay in and indulge in a massage. Examples include:
- A bike and walking cultural tour of Lucca with a local guide;
- A wine tasting excursion – a scenic 3 km walk to a beautiful local winery followed by an interesting tour and tasting
- Puccini Opera in Lucca – for the opera lovers, this is a 1 hour taste of Puccini in stunning surroundings
- A cooking class – learn from the best with our local cook who dishes up all our wonderful meals during the retreat
- Massages and spa treatments – you are most definitely in for a treat with our incredible local therapist who will be on hand throughout the retreat to offer various treatments.