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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.
This retreat takes place at the Le Pianore villa and organic wine farm in Tuscany, Italy.
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.
Arrive at Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Florence (FLR), Galileo Galilei International Airport, Pisa (PSA) or Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome (FCO)
Train is easy from all major airports in Italy into Tuscany or wherever you want to travel.
You may also consider renting a car at the airport if you want to be more independent with your travels.
Maximum 24 persons.
September typically offers nice, warm weather without it being too hot. However, there are always exceptions or dry spells that cause a few days to get really warm.
Wi-Fi for email is available at Le Pianore and most hotels and restaurants. You should check your own cell phone provider if you want to purchase a text package or data package during your trip.
There is Wi-Fi and a satellite television in an upstairs family room at Le Pianore.
Prepare with essential versatile travel clothing, layers, swimsuit and of course yoga wear.
If you want to extend your trip, contact Kim Lewis of Travel Café for assistance in your planning.
The money in Italy is EUR. You can exchange money at the ATM at the airport or in town. You may also use your credit card at most restaurants and shops.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Back to Bliss Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
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.
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.
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.
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"I am already trying to see when I can go back to Present Moment Retreat and it cannot be early enough. I traveled solo and mix 2 packages together, (be light and rnr) for a total of 10 nights. With the long travel coming from Toronto, Canada; 10 nights was great. The detox was fantastic and it was exactly what I needed to help restart everything and get my body, mind and spirit back on track. Food was great and I never felt hungry. My massages with Taylor and Nancy were divine....the herb bath was such a beautiful and sacred moment with myself. I am keeping up with my yoga practice now and the wholesome and mindful eating habits I have reconnected with at PMR, I simply feel deeply nourished on all levels. I have met some incredible people that I know will remain in my life for years to come. I checked out with tears in my eyes ( I did not want to leave). Give PMR to yourself. There is a reason why you are attracted to it. :-)"
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"I was a first time visitor to Present Moment early July. The circumstances which brought me to this soulful retreat was not for a joyous getaway, but rather a time to seek some form of clarity to start to heal following a personal traumatic event. I spent two weeks surrounded by peace in the comfort of what Present Moment offered always feeling welcomed by all the staff, from America and Erika at the front desk, to Manuel and the other restaurant/kitchen staff to the pleasantries of housekeeping and grounds keeping. Yoga and body work really aided in my quest for some answers to my situation. The delicious menu offerings enabled me to maintain a healthy diet. The impeccable care of the gardens, grounds and structures was noticeably impressive. My bungalow suited me perfectly, making me feel very tranquil and safe away from the typical expected style of lodging. I will be forever grateful to Tom and Taylor for having the vision to create this wonderful place which helped me to stay present."
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""Back to Bliss" founders, Jen and Harriet, (the two yoga instructors that traveled with our yoga group from Montana) believe in having fun while practicing yoga and taking in all that is offered at a destination, and yet emphasize that everything is optional, even yoga!"