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7-Day Yoga + Art Holiday in Tuscany, Italy
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Umbria, Tuscany, Italy

Yoga Holiday Under The Tuscan Sun

Join us for a creative + healthful week on this yoga and art retreat. This trip always fills up fast and we can't wait to enjoy Italian cuisine, thermal spa, and day trips from the countryside to the cities of Siena and Montepulciano.

We are so excited about this special collaboration and enhancement to our classic Tuscany retreat. EAT.PRAY.MOVE will feature Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with art projects in sketching and "ifonography" (smartphone photography) throughout the week. Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find a creative way to focus on our excursions through the Italian countryside.

No previous art or yoga background required. All levels are welcome, and participation is voluntary. Projects and classes will be offered as a completely exploratory, unintimidating, and personal experience.

Meet the instructors

Erin
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Walking meditation session
  • Thermal spa day with treatment
  • Day trips with tour guide and transportation
  • Food-based tours and tastings
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Accommodation

The Villa / 6 nights

This magnificent yoga retreat will take place in the picturesque Italian countryside, along the border of Tuscany and Umbria. A beautifully restored villa awaits your arrival, complete with sprawling vistas over the rolling hills in all directions. Former cantinas and stables on the ground floor have been transformed into apartments that are works of art. One can immediately see the careful attention that went into restoring, decorating, and preparing these rooms. Two large apartments are divided into different rooms of various size accommodations, each complete with private bathroom and linens.

A large and open art studio awaits those interested in exploring various art mediums while visiting and also can serve as a location for some "art as meditation" courses or a journaling room. The grounds are spacious with plenty of outdoor space to sit alone, relax on the outside terrace overlooking the meadows, or enjoying an open-air lunch. Also, the villa is located on a large estate ground with plenty of hiking available and even a pool to cool you down in the warmer summer months.

Host and villa owner Julian (from EASEL&LENS Art Courses) and his team, will spoil guests with their hospitality, mouth-watering cuisine, and fun-packed side trips. Julian's extensive knowledge of Italian cities and art history will allow for a special and unique look into the surrounding areas. Also, this art instructor will share his love of the medium in his session of "art as meditation". Don't be surprised when you leave feeling as if you have made friends for life. You'll almost feel part of the family when you stay at their lovely property.

Program

Guests will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips will allow students to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience. Trips may include visits to small villages, large cities, and outdoor activities, even a thermal spa deep in the heart of Tuscany where guests can swim, schedule spa treatments, or simply enjoy the sun. See smaller villages that few tourists go, and get a true education and taste of Italy with a mozzarella and olive oil tasting.

Besides visiting the breathtaking city of Siena, we will also explore areas not as frequented by tourists. Plus we will get our fill of the tastes of the area in the wine region of Montepulciano, plus tastings of the cheeses, olive oils, and other regional specialties. Julian and Erin will be your guides around the city, museums, and outlying walks. Enjoy seeing world-famous works of art, as well as monuments, and one-of-a-kind lookouts during our exciting week.

Included excursions

DAY TRIPS:

  • Thermal spa day and treatments
  • Countryside tour (various village visits, historic museums, and churches)
  • Tuscan Tasting Tour (explore the special nuances to different cheeses and oils in the Italian diet)
  • Siena (explore this Medieval city with a guided visit and free time to explore)

Instructors

Erin Lewis

Retreat location

You will get a chance to enjoy your retreat in the countryside on border of Tuscany and Umbria. Nearest town is Chiusi, Tuscany. Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometers and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science. As a result, the region boasts museums (such as the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace). Tuscany is famous for its wines, including the well-known Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino and more.

Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites. Many towns and cities in Tuscany have great natural and architectural beauty. There are many visitors throughout the year. As a result, the services and distribution activities, so important to the region's economy, are wide-ranging and well-organized.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily (with 2 special restaurant dinners out), as well as some selected lunches. The cuisine is simple, delicious and Italian, using fresh ingredients from the local market in Chiusi, much of which is organically grown. Amanda will prepare dishes like pumpkin risotto, pasta al forno, slow roasted fennel with red onions, salads with wild rocket, pecorino and fresh figs, and more. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite. Not only is the food provided, but also the wine. Guests will enjoy good local wine, from the famous vineyards of Montepulciano, produced less than an hour from the villa.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms and linens)
  • Daily yoga and art classes
  • Daily Breakfast at villa
  • Select lunches
  • Dinners at villa
  • Beverages at the villa, including wine
  • Transfers from Chiusi train station to the villa
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • "Art as Meditation" class
  • Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, art room, etc.)
  • A tour guide on various day trips
  • Mozzarella, olive oil, and wine tasting
  • Thermal spa day
  • Day in Siena
  • Use of yoga mats
  • Tips and taxes

What's not included

  • Airfare not included
  • Transfers upon departure are not included

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Nearest major airports: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO - Rome), Galileo Galilei Airpot (PSA - Pisa).

Nearest local airports: Sant'Egidio Airport (PEG - Perugia), Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR - Florence).

Arrival by train

Nearest train station: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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