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6 Days Creative Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

Villa Lena, Strada Comunale di Toiano, 42, 56036 Toiano PI, Italy

Artists' Yoga Retreat Italy

Escape to wild Tuscany for five nights of relaxation, yoga, creativity, and fun. Villa Lena is a unique Agriturismo experience, set in stunning and quintessential Tuscan scenery, and imbued with creative flair. Villa Lena has won the hearts of artists, writers, foodies, and nature-lovers alike. Relax in supremely comfortable and chic suites, explore sensational Tuscan farm living, savor delectable cuisine, sourced from Villa Lena organic gardens, and thrive on twice daily yoga with Nina Butler.

Meet the instructors

Nina
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Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga practice with Nina Butler
  • Exclusive creative workshop with a resident professional artist
  • Exclusive herbal cocktail and elixir making workshop with Italian mixologist
  • Exclusive organic garden forage and pasta-making workshop with an Italian chef
  • Two guided hikes in the Tuscan countryside
  • Daily delicious brunch and 3-course dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation at Villa Lena
  • Tea, coffee, juice, water

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

San Michele suites

Located right in the center of a variety of buildings, beside the main pool and with the views of either the 19th-century villa or Tuscan rolling hills, the accommodations in San Michele have been recently renovated and have air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Each room is uniquely decorated with creative flair, featuring original artworks.

Retreat with Nina Butler has exclusive use of the seven San Michele suites for this retreat. Three rooms at San Michele are ensuite. Four of the double rooms share bathrooms with one other room.

Fattoria superior suites

The Fattoria suites are Villa Lena’s most luxurious accommodation options. They boast marble bathrooms, majestic high-beamed ceilings, large picture windows, and original artworks. All Fattoria rooms are ensuite. They have two suites available for this retreat.

Program

Creative experiences

  • Exclusive creative workshop with a Villa Lena resident professional artist
  • Exclusive organic garden forage and pasta-making workshop with an Italian chef
  • Exclusive herbal creative cocktail and elixir workshop with Villa Lena mixologist

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Arrival

  • 19:30 Opening toast and dinner in Villa Lena San Michele restaurant

Day 2

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch/breakfast buffet, followed by free time to relax by the pool, explore the grounds, or engage in one of Villa Lena’s many activities
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Organic garden forage and pasta making workshop
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yin yoga and meditation
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Villa Lena artist aperitivo with sparkling rosé
  • 19:30 Three-course dinner together in San Michele restaurant

Day 3

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch/breakfast buffet, followed by time to relax by the pool, explore the grounds, or engage in one of Villa Lena’s many activities
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Guided hike in surrounding Tuscan countryside (option to turn back after 30 minutes)
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yin yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Three-course dinner together in San Michele restaurant

Day 4

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch/breakfast buffet, followed by time to relax by the pool, explore the grounds, or engage in one of Villa Lena’s many activities
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Creative workshop with a resident professional artist
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yin yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Aperitivo and three-course dinner together in San Michele restaurant

Day 5

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch/breakfast buffet, followed by time to relax by the pool, explore the grounds, or engage in one of Villa Lena’s many activities
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Guided hike in surrounding Tuscan countryside (option to turn back after 30 minutes)
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Elixir and cocktail making workshop with Villa Lena mixologist
  • 19:30 Three-course dinner together in San Michele restaurant

Day 6 - Departure

  • 09:30 - 11:00 Brunch/breakfast buffet
  • 11:30 Shuttle to Pisa Airport

Included excursions

You will enjoy two guided hikes (with optional lengths) in the Tuscan countryside.

Instructors

Nina Butler

Retreat location

Villa Lena is a unique Agriturismo located in the heart of rural Tuscany combining holiday accommodation, a farm-to-table restaurant, and a not-for-profit art foundation.

Guests are invited to stay with Villa Lena’s creative family celebrating the local Tuscan history, culture and food within an environment that offers international artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, and agricultural experts space to explore and hone their respective crafts.

The estate is located in the Province of Pisa, secluded amongst 500 hectares of woodland, vineyards, olive groves, and organic vegetable gardens.

A 19th-century villa sits at the heart of the property, originally built for an Italian aristocratic family. It now houses the Villa Lena Foundation and an artist-in-residence program.

Surrounding the villa converted historic agricultural buildings-former farmhouses, stables and hunting lodges-house self-contained guest apartments and shared facilities. Villa Lena cultivates both nature and culture, exemplifying a new way of living.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Farm-to-table Italian cuisine

Villa Lena's organic 'orto', is a celebrated organic vegetable and fruit garden on the villa grounds. It spreads over two hectares and just keeps on growing!

The annual cycle of bountiful produce provides the Lena restaurant with fresh, sun-drenched veggies, underpinning their seasonally-led menus.

On this retreat, you will be treated to a delectable spread of fresh fruits, baked pastries, and tarts (sweet and savory), cured meats, cheeses, eggs, juices, coffee, and tea for brunch after your morning yoga session.

Every evening, you will dine together under the glorious Tuscan skies, and savor a three-course plated dinner. Don’t forget to sample the Villa Lena's organic wines and olive oil, both grown, and produced on-site!

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation at Villa Lena
  • Brunch and three-course dinner daily
  • Tea, coffee, spring water, and juices
  • Yoga classes with Nina Butler, twice-daily
  • Exclusive creative workshop with Villa Lena's resident professional artist
  • Garden forage and pasta-making workshop with Villa Lena's chef
  • Cocktail and elixir creative workshop at the Villa Lena bar
  • Two guided hikes in the Tuscan countryside
  • Use of Villa Lena's swimming pools, expansive grounds, and art spaces

What's not included

  • Flights to/from Pisa Airport
  • Airport transfers from Pisa to Villa Lena
  • Alcoholic beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

From Pisa International Airport (PSA) to Villa Lena, Retreat with Nina Butler will help you organize shared van transport on the arrival day in May 2021.

The transfer rate is subject to numbers sharing and the transfer cost is between 30 to 80 EUR per person. Retreat with Nina Butler's endeavor is to match everyone's arrival times conveniently to a transfer van at the best possible rate.

The opening dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

For Departure: Return to Pisa International Airport (PSA)

After the closing yoga session, you will enjoy breakfast together. The van transfer back to Pisa International Airport (PSA will depart from Villa Lena at 11:30 a.m. The transfer rate is subject to numbers sharing and transfers cost between 30 to 80 EUR per person. Retreat with Nina Butler endeavors to arrange the return transfer van at the best possible rate for all those who are booking it.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Tuesday May 11, 2021
Departure: Sunday May 16, 2021

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