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7-Day Exclusive “The Great Heart” Yoga & Self-Healing Experience in Tuscany, Province of Siena

Strada del Gallinaio 9, 53035 Monteriggioni SI, Italy

Experience Blissful Immersion Into The Frequency Of Love Among The Hills Of Tuscany!

A Perfect Getaway To Restore And Awaken

This exclusive Yoga & Meditation Retreat is a perfect environment for you to tap into your heart energy, nurture your body and soul, find peace with all that is.

Surrounded by the wild nature and it’s healing properties your whole being will revive. You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.

Meet the instructors

Vlada & Olha
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Highlights

  • Emotional Balance & Spiritual Reconnection
  • Daily heart-expanding yoga & meditation sessions
  • Tools and practices to manage stress and anxiety in your daily life
  • 7 days accommodation in the Tuscany agriturismo mansion
  • Hiking and cycling in the beautiful Tuscany hills
  • Farm-to-table delicious Italian holistic food

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Pisa International Airport (US$25 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Rustic yet refined accommodations set itself apart from other Tuscan villas. An 800-year-old classic Tuscany farmhouse converted into a stylish place. The ambiance of this place is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Looking out one of the many windows of the different accommodations, you will be captivated by the undulating hills swept with thriving vineyards, olive trees, and enchanting evergreen forests.

Every room is elaborately designed and created with a lux rustic taste. All bathrooms are shared at the mention. There are only 9 bedrooms and each is different and unique in its way. For more details and specific information, please send us an inquiry.

Program

This is your invitation to step into a renewed sense of living from the place of unconditional love.

All-inclusive “The Great Heart” program is a transformative and personalized meditation experience for your emotional wellness. You will be working with the energy of the heart center to develop a feeling of openness and nourishment.

Bliss Body Retreats provide a safe environment for you to go onto the journey of self-rediscovery, gain perspectives and restore inner wellbeing.

This experience can support you in healing from past stories and change your vibration. As you change your frequency, you change your reality.

Join Bliss Body Retreats and find out for yourself what unconditional love is and how it feels to live with your heart wide open.

What’s special about the retreat place

Charming Italian mansion converted into organic farm and agriturismo offers a variety of activities to be immersed in rural village life. In your free time, you can stroll around picturesque Tuscan hills, enjoy horse riding or cycling, or simply breathe in the lavender scent while reading your favorite novel.

With incredible passion, devotion and love our partners cultivate their organic garden which lately manifests on the dining table. Featuring mama’s best creations we are lucky to taste true Tuscan flavors along with enjoying magnificent nature around the mansion.

One day you will be guided by the owner of the mansion to the organic farm for meditative vegetable picking, allowing you to get closer to Mother Nature and learn about permaculture in Monteriggioni.

Yoga & Meditation Experience

Ancient yogic sadhana will give you tools for the physical body activation, mental freedom, and spiritual reconnection.

  • Tantric Hatha Yoga (asana, meditation, pranayama, mantra) – Helps to clear major channels in the body and activate your life force energy.
  • Meditation Practice - supports encoring in the present moment, helps to expand your state of consciousness and enters the deepest experience of oneness.
  • Restorative Yoga - is a practice that is focusing on the alignment of the 5 elements and activates the meridians or pathways of Chi (energy).
  • Yoga Nidra - a classical yogic guided meditation technique that harnesses the biology of sleep for a spiritual purpose.
  • Chakra Meditation - this meditation will activate your energetic system and balance the flow of energy in your body.

No previous experience is required and beginners are very welcome to join this journey.

Special Features

Clearing Breathwork Session

This experience will show you how you can manage stress and anxiety just by using your breath.

Discover this profound tool to get into expanded emotional awareness, peak experiences of oneness, and spiritual breakthroughs.

Conscious breathing is a safe and gentle process that encourages everyone to explore, experience, express and release their emotions.

Celebrational Fire Ritual During Sunset

With the casting Tuscan sun, we will gather in a circle on the last evening of your retreat, to express gratitude and set intentions.

According to the Eastern approach of 5 elements, the element of the Fire is a transformative force that can help you to release old energies and attachments from the past and make space for new intentions and goals.

This is a fire of love, compassion, purification, joy, and gratitude for life. Let this ceremony enchant you and inspiration for your next chapter.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 15:00 Arrival
  • 16:00 Welcome circle
  • 18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
  • 19:30 Gourmet holistic dinner

Day 2

  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 Gourmet holistic breakfast
  • 10:00 Relaxation /Additional Activities
  • 15:00 Gourmet holistic lunch
  • 18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
  • 19:30 Evening tea

Day 3

  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 Gourmet holistic breakfast
  • 10:00 Hiking around Tuscany hills
  • 15:00 Gourmet holistic lunch
  • 18:00 Yoga Nidra Rejuvenation Session
  • 19:30 Evening tea

Day 4

  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 Gourmet holistic breakfast
  • 10:00 Free time for relaxation/additional activities
  • 15:00 Gourmet holistic lunch
  • 18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
  • 19:30 Evening tea

Day 5

  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 Gourmet holistic breakfast
  • 10:00 Relaxation/additional activities
  • 15:00 Gourmet holistic lunch
  • 18:00 Connected Breathwork session
  • 19:30 Evening tea

Day 6

  • 06:30 Herbal Tea
  • 07:00 Yoga Practice
  • 09:00 Gourmet holistic breakfast
  • 10:00 Relaxation/additional activities
  • 15:00 Gourmet holistic lunch
  • 18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
  • 19:30 Celebrational Fire Ceremony

Day 7 Departure

  • 07:00 Herbal Tea
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Closing circle
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Departure

Rest and restore in the blissful atmosphere of picturesque Tuscany

  • This program suits perfectly for men, women, couples, friends or a family who is looking for a nourishing time in the heart of Italy. *Beginner and intermediate levels of practitioners are welcome to join this retreat

Included excursions

  • Hiking & cycling in the Tuscany hills

Instructors

Vlada Inlight

Olha Tirtha

Retreat location

Tuscany - The Place Of The Heart

12th-century rural complex converted into a charming agriturismo, owned by Italian familla and full of fascinating history. Village sounds, earthy colors, and wild fragrances are still prominent.

The mansion is surrounded by an evergreen forest and beautiful hills allowing to go hiking. This magical place sits between Siena and Florence in Monteriggioni village.

The amazing part is that it is still a working Tuscan Farm. They cultivate olive trees, vineyards, officinal plants, fruits, and vegetables, used in the preparation of the vegetarian meals during our retreat. The farm has horses, donkeys, chickens, doves, geese, and dogs.

In this place, you will feel at peace, where the spectacular scenery combines history and flavors.

Food

Farm-To-Table Holistic Cuisine

With the main idea of coming back to the roots and celebrating earth element, the retreat mansion is surrounded by olive plantations, fruit gardens, and the vegetable farm. All products are organically grown and harvested at the retreat center.

Delicious and authentic menus always contain daily fresh pickings from an onsite certified organic garden. You will taste a holistic fusion of innovative and classic vegan Italian recipes.

Healing buffet breakfasts will include:

  • Berry Chia Porridge
  • Salad bar with Farmers Dressings
  • Flaxseed Orange Porridge
  • Nut-based oatmeals
  • Seasonal fruit salads and cold-pressed juices

During lunch, you will be delighted by the explosion of Italian flavors and a wide range of delicious dishes, like

  • Pesto Courgetti
  • Wild Herbs Risotto Primavera
  • Roasted Aubergine Gluten-Free Lasagna
  • Warm salad with Roasted Carrots and Quinoa
  • Millet with Spinach and Mushrooms sauteed
  • Oven-baked Squash Gnocchi with Sun-dried Tomato
  • Gluten-free Forger’s pie
  • Tuscan-style Roasted Asparagus
  • Beetroot Panzanella
  • Caponata
  • Elaborate desserts like chocolate pie and cheesecakes, chestnut cakes, vegan tiramisu

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Gentle Energy Healing & Chakra Balancing

Energy Balancing session is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on treatment in support of whole-body health and healing. It works with the body’s natural intelligence, treating and sensations as signals from the soul.This approach to energy healing is truly holistic; working not just with the body and mind, but also with familial, relational and societal patterns.

The fundamental therapeutic skills of presence and stillness are observed as the system is gently brought back in contact with the body’s innate capacity for healing and rejuvenation. This Healing Therapy works well with trauma, chronic pain or illness, digestive issues, stress, depression and anxiety, troubled sleep, and much more.

Tarot & Intuitive Reading Session

Reveal the answers to the questions within. Learn who you were, who you are and who you wish to become.

This Tarot & Intuitive Reading session will help you to communicate with the Divine, your inner self, know your conscious mind and unconscious forces your situation, questions or concerns. Tarot will help you shine the light and explore the depth of your current state, as well as to give guidance on the future energies.

As we are in a constant cyclic state of change and growth, the session will help you to recognize and respond to these processes with confidence.

-Plant-Based Holistic Food Workshop

This cooking gourmet Holistic food workshop is aimed to show you some secrets of living food. Getting our hands on we will find out that raw live food can be fun, delicious and impressive. Our fantastic food chef is leading this event and will answer your questions, touching the very basics of raw food up to some gourmet tricks.

Below are some additional activities at Retreat Venue. Activities are not included in the price and need to be arranged additionally. There are many beautiful hikes to explore on foot, by bike or on a horse. There are also beautiful villages and natural sites to visit. Here are some ideas:

Monteriggioni: Distance 2.2 kilometer (20 minutes walk)

A beautiful perfectly intact medieval village, there is a very tiny museum, a small church, some bars, restaurants, an ice-cream hub, and some other shops, Walking around takes no longer than 10 minutes, you can also take a walk on the walls to enjoy the exquisite Tuscan landscape.

San Gimignano: 25 kilometers (20-minute drive, transport needed)

The “Medieval Manhattan” walk around the beautify towers, enter the beautiful church, go visit the “Galleria Continua” buy some alabaster and an ice-cream.

Firenze: 45 kilometers (45 minutes transport needed)

What to say. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, the nest of the Renaissance, the guided visit can be organized.

Siena: 20 kilometers (15 minutes transport needed)

Siena is incredibly rich in art and culture, an open-air museum Bliss Body Retreats highly recommend a guided visit with Elena, the favorite art historian of the region.

Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole: 18 kilometers, 24 kilometers (20 minutes drive, transport needed)

A beautiful ride, by car moto or bike, if you are trained. You can conclude the tour with a wonderful wine tasting at one of the many wineries, Fonterutoli is one of Bliss Body Retreats favorites.

Colle Val d’elsa: 10 kilometers (10 min drive, transport needed)

Out of the tourist trails, it's another beautiful medieval village worth the visit, it is famous for its crystal manufacture and ceramics.

Horseback riding: 30 kilometers (40 minutes drive) 30 EUR per person or 8 kilometers (10 minutes drive) 45 EUR per person.

The best riding center is in Radicondoli, the drive is picturesque and scenographic. There are closer centers as well if you don't want to drive that far.

River or pool day

The pool is only 7 kilometers away Bliss Body Retreats have a convention with it and entrance is 5 EUR.

Bike day around Tuscan hills

You can organize a guided tour, or rent a bike to discover the hills of Tuscany for yourself.

Hikes

Ebbio is crossed by several signposted paths, you can grab a map and go, or decide to book a guide to take you around for the complete experience.

Francigena pilgrimage trail

The Monteriggioni starting point is 700 meters away from the retreat center, You can adventure through it with no extra cost towards San Gimignano (33 kilometers) or Siena (22 kilometers) or decide to book a walking or a bicycle guide.

Hot Springs

There are natural hot springs just 50 kilometers away Petriolo is (40 minutes drive, transport needed).

WORKSHOPS

  • Foraging and Essential oil making: 30 EUR per person, and takes about a half-day, (4 participants minimum).
  • Natural cosmetic making: 30 EUR per person and it takes about half day, (4 participants minimum).
  • Jam making workshop: 20 EUR per person, according to the season we will pick fruits, and process them in order to make wonderful sugar free organic jams, each participant will leave with a jam pot to bring back!
  • Giving back: get involved in the farm life; get your hands dirty and help to make this place even a better place it will feel more like home.
  • Vimini basket making: old Italian tradition. 30 EUR per person (minimum of 4 participants).
  • Short vineyard walk (upon request) through the different terroirs of Sangiovese, walk through the olive grove, gardens parterre with original XVIII century water font
  • Discovery of the organic vegetable garden, the Orangerie, the cellar, the vinsanto aging rooms, and the old olive mill
  • Monteriggioni Castle: you will walk from home to Monteriggioni castle, 2,5 kilometers and will be received at Montechiaro Winery shop (15 EUR per person).
  • Tasting of 4 of their organic wines with their food pairing

What's included

  • Pre-retreat guidance & support
  • Branded welcome kit
  • 6 nights accommodation at Tuscany charming agriturismo mention
  • Post-retreat guidance and excess to the “Bliss Body” membership
  • 10 Profound yoga & pranayama sessions
  • 10 meditation sessions
  • 1 Yoga Nidra Rejuvenating session
  • 10 Heart Center Exploration practices
  • 1 Connected Breathwork session
  • Journaling and Mindfulness practices
  • 1 Connected Breathwork session
  • 2 Daily Holistic Gourmet Italian meals
  • Daily evening tea & snacks
  • Unlimited herbal teas & water
  • 1 personal spiritual guidance session with the guide
  • Daily hiking & cycling discovery around Tuscany hills
  • 1 celebrational fire ceremony

What's not included

  • Tickets and travel expenses to and off Italy/Tuscany
  • Transfer to and off the retreat venue
  • Laundry
  • Extra activities (not mentioned in the program)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)

From Pisa Airport (about 90 kilometers) 2 options:

  • Train from Pisa airport to “Castellina in Chianti - Monteriggioni” about 1 hour 45 minutes. The ticket is 12 EUR per person, transport from the train station to Ebbio 10 EUR per person (about 10 minutes drive).
  • From Florence Airport (about 60 kilometers)
  • From Rome Airport (about 300 kilometers)
Airport: Pisa International Airport Airport transfer available: Pisa International Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday September 12, 2020
Departure: Friday September 18, 2020

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