Springtime in Tuscany Yoga Retreat + 2 nights in Rome!
Join us for an opportunity to reconnect, ground, and restore on our Tuscany yoga retreat in the beautiful countryside as it shifts from winter to bloom. We encourage our retreat-goers to take advantage of the incredible part of Italy we will be visiting, so excursions are offered to those that are interested. This may include hikes, visiting nearby towns and destinations, museums, or spending your days at our villa resting, reading, and lounging poolside. These are included as part of the retreat (though entry fees to any museums or events will be up to the individual). If you are traveling from afar, you may join us for one night in Rome on either end (hotel included). Otherwise you may meet us in Rome to catch transport to the countryside, or in Tuscany if that is easiest.
We will begin our journey in Rome at a boutique 4 star hotel that is a favorite of ours, located in one of our very favorite neighborhoods of Trastevere, with plenty of wonderful restaurants, shops, and classic scenes nearby. After a nice night of resting, settling in, eating delicious meals and getting to know one another we will group into transport vans for the beautiful drive out to Tuscany together. All transportation from Rome on is included, as we have these transport vans as our own for the duration of the trip.
Once we get to Tuscany we settle into a beautiful villa in the countryside. The setting is cozy and warm, reflecting the nurturing environment that will host you on your yoga holiday. It is a place where you can find yourself and learn how to adjust your lifestyle to suit you and your health. Our lodging is held within several buildings as part of the farmhouse, with vistas of the vineyards and mountains from most rooms. At Le Pianore, we have a spacious, well lit yoga studio with all of the props and mats you may need. The doors can be opened up onto the outdoor world when we want to bring nature right into our practice, and we have the luxury of being in Tuscany when things will be just starting their full bloom. The studio also boasts a wood burning stoves for chillier nights, and we will often practice our evening Restorative and Yin Yoga session by the crackling sound of the fire. There is also a pool on the property, and a yurt that is a beautiful place for meditation, quiet time, self reflection and journaling. The yurt will be kept as a sacred space for those looking to have some time for introspection and stillness.
As part of this retreat, daily classes are offered in a variety of styles, to suit all needs and all experience levels; vinyasa, yin yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. This retreat is led by Lora Ksieniewicz, who has been teaching for 11 years, and regularly leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Lora holds an academic education in Kinesiology and safe biomechanics as well, so all levels are welcome. Cues will be given to make each individual feel safe, supported and challenged when appropriate.