Tuscany Italy: Form + Flavours

September 13-19, 2020
Guided by:  Kayla Peckford

USD $2,780 per person sharing (international airfare not included)

 

Join Kayla Peckford on a private retreat in the heart of Italy - staying in form with mindful yoga and scenic walks, while exploring the highlights of the area with a food-focused itinerary in the land of mouth-watering cuisine and wine! This magnificent yoga retreat will take place in the picturesque Italian countryside, along the border of Tuscany and Umbria. A beautifully restored farmhouse awaits your arrival, complete with sprawling vistas over the rolling hills in all directions.

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YOGA

A daily meditation and yoga class will be offered at the start of the day in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles. Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!

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SURROUNDING AREA

Guests will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips include visits to small villages, large cities, and outdoor activities, even a day at a beautiful thermal spa where guests will enjoy a treatment through thermal waters, as well as a body treatment with the area's olive oil.

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September 13:

You will be met at the Chiusi train station and transferred to our private villa. Enjoy an arrival reception, followed by our first group dinner

September 14:

Morning yoga, breakfast, Tuscan town of Chiusi visit with sites and pizza lunch, afternoon hillside meditation walk, evening winery visit + tasting, dinner

September 15:

Morning yoga, breakfast, cheese farm visit/tasting/lunch near Pienza, visit to Montepulciano with coffee tasting, evening yoga, dinner

September 16:

Yoga, Prosecco brunch, free time, afternoon yoga, Umbrian town visit with olive oil tasting (paired with local cheeses and wine), dinner

September 17:

Yoga, breakfast, daytrip to Siena (walking tour, freetime), truffle tasting lunch, thermal spa visit for afternoon, dinner

September 18:

Yoga, breakfast, trip to Lake Trasimeno and ferry ride to secluded island with a nature walk (see where St. Francis stayed for a time of hermitage), visit to mainland town by lake with lunch, pasta demo class before a final group dinner

September 19:

Breakfast, departure

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Included:
  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival reception
  • Transfers from Chiusi train station on start/end days of retreat
  • Select lunches and dinner on day-trips
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Use of estate premises
  • Tour guide on various day trips
  • Cheese, Olive Oil, and Wine Tasting
  • Thermal Spa day
  • Truffle hunt + tasting
  • Day trip to Siena
  • Lake visit with ferry ride and meditation walk on island
  • Visit to local Etruscan town of Chiusi with tour and pizza lunch
  • Cheese farm visit with tour and tasting lunch near Pienza
  • Visit to hilltop town of Montepulciano and Italian coffee demo / tasting
  • Pasta class
  • Use of yoga mats
  • Tips & taxes

*all meals are vegetarian. special dietary restrictions can be accommodated

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