8 Days Photography, Art and Yoga Retreat in a hilltop village in Tuscany, Italy

Yoga, Photography and Art Holiday in Tuscany

This will be the fifth year Yoga Studio Nuweiba holding this Yoga holiday in Tuscany. You will be staying in a family run Italian Albergo (small hotel). It has a highly acclaimed restaurant which is popular with the local population. The catering for our group is vegetarian but occasional meat dishes are offered to those who want them. It is, however, all fresh, delicious and healthy. In the evening local wines are served.

The yoga session will be suitable for all levels. Whether you are new to yoga or have practiced for many years, you are sure to enjoy the classes and are bound to find something new and uplifting to take away.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily two-hour yoga session
  • Yoga mats and equipment included
  • Three photographic workshops with Roger Taylor
  • Transport to photographic locations and art galleries
  • Local excursions in the afternoon
  • 7 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Lots of personal attention
  • Full board meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer available:
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$34 per person)

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Accommodation

The accommodation is full board at La Buca di Michelangelo, a typical family-run hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant. Rooms are ensuite, comfortable, and offer great views. The hospitality and ambiance is very Italian. No single supplement payable.

Program

During some of the mornings, you will be practicing yoga indoor, a large room with fabulous views across the valley. While other sessions will take place in a nearby magical forest clearing. There will be an optional, separate morning meditation before breakfast every day.

Following lunch, Yoga Studio Nuweiba will arrange excursions to local places of interest. You can learn how to improve your photography skills with Roger, visit art galleries, take an art class, visit local beauty spots, walk or just relax. An all-inclusive Yoga Holiday, non-yoga partners can also attend and come to the photography and excursions on offer.

Dinner at the end of the day is a friendly and heartwarming social gathering following which your dreams are sure to be sweet. Some days you will be offered the chance of spending time at a private swimming pool. In the evening you gather together for lively conversation and delicious food at La Buca restaurant or another, equally as good in the village or at a nearby olive farm.

Throughout the week there will be the chance to receive Indian head and shoulder massage, facials or Reiki from Susan. The main aim of the week is for you to relax, enjoy yoga and be inspired to take your practice to a higher level of understanding and fulfillment. All activities are optional and you can choose to simply relax or go for a walk if you wish, enjoying the beauty of the area. You may also bring a non-participating yoga partner if you so wish.

Included excursions

Several outings will be arranged in the afternoons to local places of interest and these are included in the price :

  • Hilltop Monastery
  • Small Olive Oil producers
  • Art museum
  • Herbal Remedy museum and shop
  • Traditional Linen weavers
  • Medieval town

Instructors

Susan Metwali
More than 25 years teaching Yoga experience in the UK. Owner of Yoga Studio Nuweiba in Egypt. Qualified and trained in Hatha Yoga, Karuna, and Iyengar. Loves also Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Chi Gong, Dance, meditation, Ayurveda, and life. Qualified massage therapist with extensive training in both eastern and western styles of bodywork and treatments.

Retreat location

The location is a beautiful hillside village in Tuscany with fabulous scenery. Caprese Michelangelo is the birthplace of the great painter, Michelangelo.

Unique features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Hair dryer
  • Room cleaning

Food

Full board meals are inclusive in the retreat. Meals are mainly vegetarian, High quality Italian Cuisine. Non vegetarian option possible. Local wine is included and served with dinner. You will be served Light breakfast before yoga, lunch, and dinner everyday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Things to do (optional)

Caprese Michelangelo is a beautiful hillside village in a quieter area of Tuscany. It is the birthplace of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarotti. You can visit the house with its many items of art and antique furniture plus the beautiful sculpture garden. Caprese is a lovely place for walking with easy access to a forested area. Visits to local Art Galleries and Art tuition also available.

An afternoon art class with a local artist is also available at a reasonable extra charge. The price will be according to the number of people taking the class.

Reiki treatments, Indian head and shoulder massage, relaxing facials and Mat based Thai massage with stretching are offered during the retreat for an additional price.

What's included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in the beautiful La Buca di Michelangelo
  • 3 photography classes with renowned photographer Roger Taylor
  • Full board delicious meals
  • Local excursions in the afternoon
  • Transport to photographic locations
  • Two-hour yoga session daily
  • Yoga mats and equipment included
  • Voice and mantra workshop

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Well-being treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Fly to Perugia Airport (PEG) - direct from UK on Ryan Air, and Yoga Studio Nuweiba will collect you from this airport. From airports in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna you can then travel by train to Arezzo Station where Yoga Studio Nuweiba will collect you. More details available on request. This service will be charged according to the number of people traveling at any one time. Yoga Studio Nuweiba aims to keep the cost as low as possible for guests and estimates around 30 EUR per person each way.

Arrival by bus

It is also possible to take a bus from Arrezo, changing at La Ripa, Anghiari and then on to Capresse. Buses may not be regular.

Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$34 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday September 2, 2018
Departure: Sunday September 9, 2018

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