A bespoke week long retreat in a beautiful sunshine location among the olive and fruit trees of the rolling Tuscan hills, with plenty of space for you to rebalance, re-energise and discover yourself. Learn or deepen your yoga practice in a intimate environment with quality, personalised coaching.
Every morning we will have a two and a half-hour Vinyasa yoga practice focusing every day on a specific chakra, starting from the Root Chakra (Muladhara) to the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). The yoga practice will also include meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra.
We will explore the basics of Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga during one afternoon around the pool. We will also have the honour to spend some time with the Master Yogi Somadeva from the Gitananda Ashram that will join us to share his deep learnings and wisdom. You can also use the Yoga Shala during the free time for your own practice.
Originating in the ancient Hindu texts known as The Vedas the chakra system is at the core of yoga practice. Chakra opening and balancing help to bring more harmony to your body, your mind and your soul and help you explore your connection with the universe.
A 5 room luxury private villa in an idyllic setting. High quality fittings and facilities (WiFi included). A swimming pool, a yoga shala, terraces and beautiful gardens; a wonderful dining room to taste the delicious local food and the home-made bread and pizza prepared in the wood fire traditional oven. www.lavillanellisolaverde.com
The house is set in a beautiful special place and has been a home for spiritual healing. It has a dedicated indoor space for Yoga practice and the house is ideal for small exclusive yoga retreats and spiritual workshops. During the harvest season there may be an opportunity to participate in the Olive harvest and receive some of the product as your reward!
Explore the rich culture, history, food and beautiful nature of Tuscany
Visit Lari for the Castle, the award winning Martelli pasta factory and taste the local cheese and cherry liqueur
Relax and heal at the nearby Casciana Terme hot springs
Go truffle or asparagus picking depending on the season
Explore the Chianti wine region and vineyards
Go Biking, Hiking, Horse-riding, Diving, Canyoning
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence or the Piazza del Campo in Siena or explore medieval villages such as Volterra and San Gimignano
Discover Bocelli's “Theatre of Silence”, Puccini’s home of opera or the home of Renaissance Art
Visit Castiglioncello and Forte dei Marmi for chic seaside restaurants and shops, explore the small coves of the Etruscan coastline or sunbathe on the rocks with the Livornesi.
Travel further south around Baratti for long sandy beaches.
Take a ferry from Piombino or Livorno to visit Tuscan Islands including Elba, Giglio, Pianosa and Capraia (all possible as a day trip).
Disclaimer All participants in this retreat release Anna Paola Baroni of all liability regarding any injury to self. All participants are responsible for their own medical coverage and insurance.