JUNE 24 – JULY 1, 2017 | TUSCANY YOGA RETREAT with KYRA KUBRAK & ANDREA JONES

Indulge in a 7-day yoga retreat in the heart of Tuscany, immersing yourself in meditation, yoga, beautiful hillside country views, delicious local food + cultural adventures. 

Get ready to be doing the ordinary  …. somewhere extraordinary!

During your week soaking up the Italian sunshine, you will enjoy life at your own pace.  Unwind, relax, and refresh your spirit. We will begin each day with a grounding meditation and a rejuvenating Hatha yoga practice before breakfast. The day ends with a calming, restorative meditation and yoga practice in the evening. What you do in between, is up to you. Spend your days by the pool, walking the countryside or enjoying a massage.

Whats Included?

Included in your week is a day-trip to the medieval mountain village of Barga in the Garfagnana mountains with a private guide and an evening trip to Pietrasanta artist village. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without a wine tasting excursion. Other optional activities such as a bike and walking tour of Lucca or a Puccini opera recital in Lucca are also available at an additional charge.

More details here

Yoga Meditation Retreat 2017 Kyra KubrakAbout Kyra Kubrak

My approach to yoga is to be considerate of the body and the mind. It may sound simplistic, but the practice of yoga to me is simply coming to your mat, breathing, working with a posture and not worrying about what is going on around you. Whether I am teaching a class for stress release, an invigorating Hatha class, a restorative session or a quiet Yin class, I am grateful for the opportunity to guide people through their practice.

Experience

I completed my 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in 2011 and received my 500-hour teacher training certificate in July 2015, both at Yoga Within in Edmonton. My other areas of training include Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin Yoga. I am Yoga Alliance certified

Thank you to all of the wonderful teachers I have had – Catherine Bunton, Melanie Checknita, Freidel Khattab, Gerda Krebs, Marla Ericksen, Joe Barnett, Anodea Judith, Satwinder Sran, Sarah Powers – without you, I wouldn’t have found my passion for yoga.

You can find more information about Kyra on her website  www.yoginikyra.com

Andrea Jones Tuscany Retreat 2017About Andrea Jones

Certified Thai Masseuse / Certified Meditation Instructor

For more than a decade I have worked within the health care system as a registered nurse. My profession changed my perspective on life and what I value. It made me realize how rich and fragile life can be. Through my own journey of health and being an intimate witness to other’s journeys I realized that we need to do more to help people live rich, full, self empowered lives. I began to broaden my training to allow me to work with individuals on a more holistic level. I strive to combine my western health knowledge with my ever growing holistic training to bridge the gap that exists in our current healthcare system.

My Philosophy

There is a thread that has moved through my life. A realization that I am surrendering to live fully in. It is that my passion and my true self are drawn to healthcare not for the physical or techinical aspects of the profession. It is for the chance I have to interact with humanity. To support the individual in those times of compunded stress. Allow them a voice. A chance to be heard, validated and seen even at their weakest most vulnerable moments. Through those moments transformation occurs, and healing can begin.

You can find more about Andrea on her website www.videri.health.com

Retreat Pricing

There are a variety of rooms that are light and airy with fabulous views from every window. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note prices are per person and are listed in Canadian dollars.

Room Type 1 – Twin room with shared bathroom. 2 rooms / 4 places available CAD $2400 pp

Room Type 2 – Twin room with private bathroom. 5 rooms / 10 places available CAD $2600 pp

Room Type 3 – Single room with a private bathroom. 2 rooms / 2 places available CAD $2800

A non-refundable deposit of $500 CAD is required by October 1, 2016 to secure your spot.  A second payment of 50% of the room cost, less the $500 deposit, is due January 2, 2017. The remaining balance is due April 30, 2017.

Email Kyra for more details: yogini_kyra@me.com

What’s Included?

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation (includung all yoga mats and props)
  • 7 nights accommodation (Saturday to Saturday)
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (except lunch when you are on the Garfagnana trip and dinner on the Pietrasanta trip)
  • Day trip to Barga and the Garfagnana
  • Evening trip to Pietrasanta Artists village
  • Fresh detox juice at breakfast
  • Unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas
  • Aperitivo with Prosecco, and pizza baked in wood-fired oven on last night
  • Use of salt-water swimming pool (without heating)
  • Use of Wi-Fi
  • Use of laundry facilities
  • Group transfer to and from Lucca at the beginning and end of the retreat (one scheduled pick-up and drop off only)
  • Tourist tax

What’s Not Included?

  • Airfare and travel to our meeting place in Lucca
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers  or transfers outside the scheduled pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals during the excursions to Barga and Pietrasanta
  • Optional extra excursions
  • Other travel-related expenses

Optional Extras

  • In-house Massage and Spa Treatments
  • Bike & walking tour of ancient Lucca
  • Wine tasting excursion and a scenic walk to a beautiful local winery
  • Italian language Lessons
  • Evening opera in Lucca

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 hello@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.