4 días retiro de yoga, meditación y percusiones en la Toscana, Italia

  • Virginia Wood, La Croce Retreat Centre, Loc. Siregiolo 10, Biforco 52010, Chiusi della Verna, Arezzo, Italia

4 días retiro de yoga, meditación y percusiones en la Toscana, Italia

  • Virginia Wood, La Croce Retreat Centre, Loc. Siregiolo 10, Biforco 52010, Chiusi della Verna, Arezzo, Italia

Retiro de yoga en Italia

Mezclar yoga con percusiones crea una poderosa forma para unir cuerpo, mente y espíritu: representa una nueva forma de mejorar todos los aspectos de tu práctica de yoga, profundizando en tu investigación interior. Yoga y percusiones son el maridaje perfecto. La resonancia vibrante de los tambores lleva a los estudiantes a profundizar en su práctica de yoga, cuando el tiempo influencia la intensidad del movimiento.

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  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Daily Hatha yoga with live drumming
  • Kirtan, Bhajan meditation and voice workshop
  • Percussion and rhythm workshop
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 4 días con clases guiadas
  • Italiano, Inglés
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The house is traditionally built of local stone, with a large converted barn used for running retreats. The upstairs barn (60 square meters) has plain wooden floors and is perfect for yoga practice, dance, meditation or martial arts.

Downstairs the house has a large living space with a corner kitchen, a large dining area, two showers and two toilets. During the good weather there is an 80 square meters wooden platform covered from direct sunlight just below the house, which has a wonderful view into the mountains and is perfect for yoga practice, dance, meditation or martial arts.

The farmhouse itself can accommodate 14 - 16 people comfortably with four reasonable sized bedrooms (each room sleeping 2-3 people) and one large dormitory style bedroom (sleeping 6-8 people).

There are two indoor showers and bathrooms within the main building. There are also three sun heated outdoor showers and a fully functioning outdoor toilet.

In this drumming and yoga retreat, you will explore the practice of Hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama with the aid of live drumming. A beautiful dance between teacher, drummer, space and student. You will also explore rhythm and the art of drumming through the exploration of sound, vibration and movement. You will experience the joy of playing together using hand drums, stick drums, and other small percussion instruments and will also explore the use of the voice through singing traditional kirtan and bhajan.

Daily program

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga - drumming, meditation, pranayama, Hatha yoga ( with live drumming)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Kirtan, bhajan, meditation and voice workshop
  • 12:00 - 16:00 Lunch time and free time
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Percussion and rhythm workshop
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Additional activities, watching DVDs etc.

On the free day you will be taken for a 'Hike' up the mountain on a pilgrim path, all the way to the La Verna Monastery, where San Francis of Assisi Received his stigmata.

  • Massimo Cantara


    Massimo lived and studied in England for over 10 years, speaks fluent English, and is a member of Three Treasures Yoga. He is a registered yoga teacher with Shiatsu Yoga Mediterraneo as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified Kinesiologist and cranial sacral therapist. In 1999, he founded Holismos, a center for yoga and complementary therapies in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. He also teaches anatomy, physiology, and bodywork for yoga teacher training.

La Croce is a beautifully situated, South facing farmhouse in the Casentino National Park, in Tuscany. It stands at 650 meters up on a ridge between two valleys along which run two rivers, tributaries to the Arno. It nestles into the slopes of Mount Penna (1259 meters), the Sacred Mountain at the summit of which lays the Verna monastery, and through which passed the ancient Via Roma, once connecting the people from North eastern Italy to Rome.

Being within a safe haven of the national park the area is rich with wild flowers and fauna and full of wild life: boar, deer, various birds of prey, porcupine and wolves which can often be heard calling at night.

There are two natural springs on the property from which all the completely natural untreated mountain water is collected

The house lies on the footpath which joins up the two most important medieval monasteries, Camaldoli and the Sanctuary of Chiusi della Verna where San Francesco reportedly received his Stigmata. There is a 1 and a half hour walk directly from the house to the Verna.

There are roughly 30 hectares of oak, beech and chestnut forest with some pasture land belonging to the property.

Nearby places

  • Sanctuary of Chiusi della Verna - 1 hour 30 minutes

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price of the retreat. The food served is vegetarian, completely organic and grown locally.

Visit Rimbocchi and Bibbiena

Rimbocchi, the small local village, is one kilometer and has a bakery and pizzeria.

Bibbiena is a medieval hilltop town and the nearest reasonable sized town with a cinema and various activities running throughout the summer months.

Visit the Sanctuary of Chiusi della Verna

  • The Sanctuary is situated 1 hour 30 minutes walking from the farm house and hides amazing architectural and spiritual treasures.

Walking along the river

There are many walking (or riding) tracks, some officially marked, running from the house taking you in any direction. There are various waterfalls and rock pools along the river, a short walking distance from the house, where you can go to swim or simply lie on the river rocks and cool off.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily Hatha yoga with live drumming
  • Daily meditation and pranayama classes
  • Kirtan, bhajan meditation and voice workshop
  • Percussion and rhythm workshop

Driving directions from the South on the A1 motorway

You exit at Arezzo and then follow for Bibbiena.

From there you take the road towards Chiusi della Verna and after 6 kilometers take the only main turning on your left for Rimbocchi.

Once there, phone as you will need to be picked up in a four wheel drive. Most normal vehicles will not be able to get up the track to the house easily.

Driving directions from the North on the A1 motorway

You exit at Cesena and take the A45 to Bagno di Romagna.

From there take the Mandrioli pass to Badia Prataglia and then take a left for Rimbocchi. Alternatively exit at Firenze Sud. You then follow for Pontassieve and the Consuma mountain pass which will take you down into Bibbiena.

From there follow previous instructions for Rimbocchi.

Arrival by airplane

  • The nearest airports are Pisa (PSA), Florence (FLR), Bologna (BLQ) and Rome (FCO).

Arrival by bus

There is a coach from Florence to Bibbiena, with the Sita bus company, which you take from the coach station just in front of the train station. From Bibbiena there is an occasional local service to Rimbocchi. From there, phone and you will be picked up.

From Arezzo you can get to Bibbiena by bus and then a local service to Rimbocchi.

Arrival by train

  • From Arezzo you can get to Bibbiena by train then with a local service to Rimbocchi.


  • Florence, 60 kilometers
  • Arezzo, 45 kilometers
  • Bibbiena, 15 kilometers

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    Reseña de Diego Fernandez de Estados Unidos

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    wonderful experience!

    PROS Me gustó: the balance between asana, bodywork, philosophy, anatomy, fun, music,...

    2017-Jul-30 18:30:54


  • Reseña de Zia Foley de Canadá

    "While I was in Italy I spent a week at this lovely yoga retreat n Apennine mountains. Every morning we had yoga classes for two hours, then breakfast, then two hours of classes about the Chakras and the different Bhajans or chants that activate each one. After lunch and some free time in the afternoon, we had 2 hours of Djembe drumming lessons. I learned so much at the camp - about yoga, the chakras, drumming, and about myself. I also met some interesting people and made some great friends. It's a week I'll never forget, for many reasons. We also had one day off during the camp, and so we all went on a hike to La Verna, a nearby monastery on Mount Penna. It is said that, Saint Francis of Assisi received the stigmata here. It was a tiring but lovely hike. The monastery had a peaceful vibe, and lots of interesting information about Saint Francis."

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Silvia Morgenstein de Alemania

    "Thanks to my kind and decent teachers Massimo Cantara and Nicola Caravaggio I just spent a lovely week amidst the beautiful nature of Tuskany mountains. Check them out if you are interested in Yoga and / or Djembe drumming. We stayed at La Croce Retreats, which is such a heart-warming place, offering space and respect for any human and non- human being. If the beauty of simplicity inspires you, you like fresh home-made vegetarian food and wish to have a time out, this is definitely the right place to go!"

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Leire de España

    "It has been one of the best experience in my life for several reasons. First of all, the professionalism and expertise of the three teachers to be highlighted. They are experts in diverse fields, they have built a program that really helped me to learn useful things about yoga philosophy, practice, and anatomy. They also transmit all this knowledge with passion and a clear methodology."

    "The place is also amazing. Practicing and learning in the nature, in this magical place helped me to connect with myself and disconnect from the noise of the city. This environment was ideal for me to focus on the life and learning experience. And the last but not the least, the amazing people I met there. When I was looking for a YTT I had many doubts about how the teachers would be (I really wanted to learn yoga from real experts!) and the people I could met there (they are three intense weeks and it is very important!). Both aspects were amazing, we all became a family, still in touch! I am ready to continue my yoga trip and to become a solid yoga teacher. Thanks to all La Croce family! "

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Anne Marie de Reino Unido

    "Rustic. Charming. Nestled in the luscious Tuscan mountains, La Croce offers stunning views of nature in her majesty. Morning yoga on the platform in the mountain air is so therapeutic. Although it can be a bit nippy, the morning sun when it lands on your mat is so gloriously warming. Listening to and being one with nature was music to my soul and just what my body needed. Fresh air. Glorious sunshine. Stunning views. Sounds heavenly, right? But it doesn't end there. "

    "The food was yummy and delicious. The staff were helpful, funny, and friendly. And oh so good. The staff were also quite patient and dedicated to ensuring that I wasn't left without several options even for dessert (especially since I have so many intolerances and dietary restrictions). "

    "Not an easy task but they did it graciously. The Training Alignment and Integrity. I can still hear the cues and the invitations to consider your intentions and the possibilities of modifications and deeper explorations. All three teachers have different styles which complemented each other and supported our varied needs and our numerous questions. And boy, oh boy, we had questions! "

    "The Three Treasures trio are knowledgeable, approachable and were incredibly patient with the questions we relentlessly fired at them. Joy and freedom The training was rigorous. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. There's no denying that. There was so much information (theoretical and practical) to cover; however, it was given in a spirit of joy and we had freedom to explore and reflect and to take what we needed whilst invited to consider why or why not."

    "I enjoyed so many of the practices even when I was tired and sore. A few do stand out: outdoor yoga with drumming and an indoor yin yoga session. I would happily repeat this experience. The only thing I would do differently is pack my fleece onesie to wear at the start of morning yoga on the platform. La Croce with Three Treasures Yoga was an amazing experience."

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Becky Altman de Estados Unidos

    "When I embarked on my journey at Three Treasures Yoga, I didn't know what to expect. I signed up thinking I really like yoga and yoga teacher training sounded fun, so I might as well give it a shot. The first day, a bunch of us arrived together. We were welcomed with open arms to a place that instantly felt like home and I had the thought, "this is exactly where I am meant to be at this moment.""

    "Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have found this YTT program at this time in my life. I had been struggling a lot with injuries and a very stressful job over the last year which had left me feeling unhappy with my life. This experience transformed my outlook and my entire way of thinking. It gave me a new perspective on how to think outside myself at the bigger picture of life and gave me lifelong friendships that I will always cherish. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to give themselves a gift that will change their life."

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Laura de Italia

    "The team of teachers, for their diversity and complementarity, has been great! Massimo was very positive and engaging in his attitude of explaining the anatomy and the centrality of this knowledge in the yoga path. Even the approach to music and vibration has been of great teaching. Molly's and Virginia's knowledge, teaching, and dedication to this approach to life has been a great model. They helped me give more structure to my practice and my approach to yoga. It's been a continuous growth and an awareness that every day grew and expanded. The way to pass, without forcing, what their personal research has enabled it to develop, gave me a great motivation for the future. The road is long, but I want to follow. Thank you!"

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Tania de Estados Unidos

    "Very professionally organised and a thorough training course. I felt well prepared to begin my own practice and to start teaching. Thank you, Massimo, for all your anatomy knowledge, great chanting and drumming, and impressive knowledge of anatomy. Molly was very professional; she held the space for us to learn and grow. I appreciated your organization and vast knowledge.Virginia, I loved your Yin yoga class and your impressive knowledge of yoga positions. It was very interesting to observe and learn from your yoga instruction. Thank you!"

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Cristina de Italia

    "I have really appreciated what I see as the mooladhara gross structure that has helped to enhance my physical and spiritual practice. Nice place, clean environment, and always clean toilets. Very nice and tasty organic food."

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Cara de Australia

    "The content was vast, basic, and gave a good overview of the many aspects of practicing and teaching yoga. I found teaching to be clear, well guided, and well explained. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about becoming a teacher or anyone who would just like to improve their practice or broaden their yoga knowledge."

    Three Treasures Yoga website, editado

  • Reseña de Alice de Italia

    "The course satisfied more than I expected and gave me a guideline to follow and look for even more informations about each topic discussed."

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  • Reseña de Annemarie de Dinamarca

    "I googled the 10 best teacher trainings in Europe, which lead me to a page that had your name on it. I have learned a lot and feel lucky to have found your teacher training!"

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