Between the hills and the sea of the Etruscan coast.... yoga and more!
Explore yourself with an intense daily yoga practice in a beautiful setting and then enjoy a full range of outdoor activities including horse riding, biking, nearby beautiful beaches, diving, exploring the nearby traditional villages of San Gimignano, Volterra, Bolgheri, local hot springs... or even sky-diving! Awaken your senses while experiencing the rich local food, wine and culture of Tuscany or simply relax by the pool in a beautiful natural setting.
YOGA PRACTICE Our practice will focus on the opening and balancing of each of your seven chakras (Sanskrit for wheels) with the help of specific yoga poses, pranayama, meditation, mantras and yoga nidra. Every morning our two and a half-hour Vinyasa yoga flow practice will focus on specific chakras moving from the Root Chakra (Muladhara) to the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). The lush green natural setting provides a wonderful back drop for longer practices which can help you make progress with your yoga journey.
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.
THE COUNTRY HOUSE Santa Trice is an imposing large stone noble house situated on a hill overlooking the Etruscan Coast out towards the island of Elba. The early 20th century villa, which was renovated in 2018 and still retains its aristocratic character, is at the heart of an estate covered by the woods of the Montioni Natural Reserve and 9 hectares of olive groves (which produce an excellent extra virgin Tuscan olive oil). The villa has spacious, bright rooms with high ceilings and a well balanced mix of modern and traditional furniture in the local style.
We will host a special wine tasting dinner in a nearby villa to appreciate the rich variety of local food and wine.
A four-hour bike to discover the fantastic landscape and the marvellous scenery of the Etruscan coast. The location is ideal for both mountain and road bikes. (optional)
A one-hour horse-riding walk to explore the local area will be also organised. (optional)
If you want to go beyond your fears, you can join us for a tandem parachute jump !
OTHER ACTIVITIES You can simply relax by the pool and take in the local nature or consider the following activities.
Enjoy the nearby beaches Baratti, San Vincenzo, Follonica and Scarlino.
Explore traditional villages of Volterra, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima, Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto, Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci.
Bathe in the naturally healing waters of Etruscan hot springs and rejuvenate your mind and body.
Visit the Etruscan necropolis of Populonia (27km) or drive a little further to marvel at the historical sites of Pisa (100km) and Siena (124km)
Experienced divers may wish to explore the Etruscan coastline.
PRICES and BOOKING Below are the prices per person for 7 nights full board including the special wine tasting evening and dinner, yoga programme and a massage ! - Shared room: 1050 euros each - Suite (only 1): 1120 euros each - Single room: 1430 euros each Ideally we would all meet at Pisa airport on Sunday 26 May. We would collect the rental cars together (also included in the price) and would need volunteers to drive the cars. Your flight and the other listed activities (bike, horse-riding, parachute jump) are not included in the price.
If you are interested or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me :-) firstname.lastname@example.org, or +32 477 390091
In order to book your place a transfer of a non refundable 30% deposit is required. The remaining amount will be due at the beginning of May 2019. 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.