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Yoga Retreats Italy

Celebrate each sunrise in Italy with silence and meditation. Join Back to Bliss Yoga teachers Jennifer Brooke and Harriet Alterowitz as they settle into the heart of Southern Tuscany for a week of yoga, relaxation and exploration. Explore the romance of the beautiful city on a yoga vacation in Italy.

Retreat highlights

  • Morning, noon and evening yoga sessions
  • 2 full-day trips in Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Enjoy the spectacular views and untouched landscapes
  • Final night dinner celebration with wine
  • 1 cooking class with pizza night
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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7 nights at Le Pianore villa

  • The villa is composed of two villas, each with separate spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and living areas both indoors and out. You will have ample room to settle in and make yourselves at home. There is Wi-Fi, a small library to peruse at your leisure and a satellite television in an upstairs family room.
  • There are a variety of room choices for single, double, triple, or 5-person loft occupancy. All rooms have bathrooms en suite, except for two singles, which share an adjoining bathroom.

Back to Bliss Yoga Italy Yoga Retreat Program

Jen and Harriet will guide you in an energetic morning practice including asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), and relaxation. The afternoon and evening sessions will include Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and insight into yoga philosophy. On the first day of the retreat enjoy the Tuscan hill towns upon arrivial at Le Pianore. One day will be for the first excursion to Montalcino for exploration and lunch. The second excursion is at Pienza/Montepulciano.

Included excursions

  • 2 full-day trips are included in the retreat.
  • One day, you will travel to Montalcino for exploration and lunch. For one of the best views in the area, climb the ramparts of Fortezza di Montalcino, a massive medieval fortress. You will visit Sant’Antimo Abbey and hear prayers sung in the hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chant.
  • On the second excursion, you will explore Pienza/Montepulciano and dip into the hot pools of Bagno Vignoni hot springs. Montepulciano is the home of elegant Renaissance palaces, charming squares and vast panoramas over the Val d’Orcia. It is big enough for some great shopping.
  • Lunch is on your own on both the excursion days.


Harriet Alterowitz
Harriet is known for sharing a fun, heart-felt practice both to groups and individuals and believes that the benefits derived from yoga practice expand to all beings, everywhere.
Jennifer Brooke
Jen believes yoga is a life-long learning adventure and teaches an integrated style of yoga bringing all eight limbs into her classes in an experiential way.

Retreat location

This retreat takes place at the Le Pianore villa and organic wine farm in Tuscany, Italy.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming pool


  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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3 meals per day are included in the package. Lunch during the 2 all-day excursions will be on your own in a local restaurant. Wine is available to order at dinner at an extra cost. Back to Bliss Yoga will provide wine at the final night celebration dinner.

Things to do (optional)

  • Dip into the swimming pool for respite from the mid-day heat.
  • Hike on miles of routes through the hills, mountain streams and villages.
  • Take time to relax and enjoy the gardens and grounds at Le Pianore.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class
  • 2 full-day trips
  • 3 meals per day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Morning, afternoon and evening yoga sessions
  • Transport to and from Siena/Le Pianore

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch for the 2 all-day excursions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Florence (FLR), Galileo Galilei International Airport, Pisa (PSA) or Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome (FCO)

Arrival by train

Train is easy from all major airports in Italy into Tuscany or wherever you want to travel.

Arrival by taxi

You may also consider renting a car at the airport if you want to be more independent with your travels.

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