Springtime in Tuscany Yoga Retreat + 2 nights in Rome

Springtime in Tuscany Yoga Retreat + 2 nights in Rome! 14th – 21st April

Join us for an opportunity to reconnect, ground, and restore in the beautiful Tuscan 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.

Yoga

Daily classes are offered in a variety of styles, to suit all needs and all experience levels; vinyasa, yin yoga, yoga nidra and meditation.

Teacher

Lora Ksieniewicz has been teaching for 11 years, and regularly leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Cues will be given to make each individual feel safe, supported and challenged when appropriate. In addition to certifications from several teacher trainings, she holds a degree from UMass Amherst in Holistic Health, with a special focus on the Kinesiology of Yoga, so she is skilled at adapting the practice for every body, any injuries, any level of experience.

Accommodation

There are certain places where beauty becomes an everyday reality. Tuscany is one of these. In a tranquil and green setting our accommodation offers the ideal holiday on a typical farm of the Chianti. Here the contours of the hills restore the spirits with their old world charm.

Cuisine

The menu is nutritious and locally sourced, organic whenever possible, and can accommodate any food preferences, aversions or allergies. We will be eating dishes that are prepared in traditional Tuscan style, and much of the food is grown in the gardens of our villa. The wine is local as well, and if you enjoy wine, it is included with the meals, which are included with the retreat. Optional cooking classes for those that are interested.

Retreat schedule

7am Meditation
8am Vinyasa Yoga
9:30am Breakfast
11am optional course in yoga philosophy, yoga history, ayurveda. Excursions will leave at this time
1pm lunch
4pm Vinyasa Yoga
5pm Meditation
6pm Dinner
8pm Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra

Retreat price in Euros

€1995 – double/twin occupancy with en-suite
€2595 – small single room with shared bathroom
€3095 – large single room with en-suite

Includes

* (2 nights 4 star accommodation in Rome)
* Group transfers and excursions
* 7 nights Tuscan villa accommodation
* Daily yoga classes with Lora
* use of yoga mats and props
* All healthy Italian meals with local organic wines
* Wine tasting and tour
* Day trips to Montepulciano & Sienna
* Added staff gratuity

Does not include

* International flights
* Airport transfer to and from hotel in Rome
* Entrance and guide fees
* Alcoholic beverages outside of mealtimes.
* Bank transfer and Paypal fees

Optional activities

* Cooking classes
* Hiking
* Visiting nearby medieval villages
* Visiting museums

What past guests have said

“Before going to the retreat, I had taken many of Lora’s classes and always loved them. Her classes are the perfect mix of power and softness, and she guides you through a practice with such ease and grace. The retreat was similar in many ways. There was a little bit of everything you could need. Vinyasa, meditation and yin. I have never been more relaxed, yet felt so strong. I even managed to learn to meditate, which I never thought was possible. She truly puts her heart and soul into all she does and it shows. If you have a chance to go on one of her retreats, do it!”. Nicole M. 2016

“I need to give a HUGE shout out to the amazing Lora Ksieniewicz. Thank you for an amazing weekend full of yoga, laughter new friends and so much more. You put your entire heart and soul into it and it showed!”. Kelsey S., 2016

“I just returned from an amazing retreat with Lora Ksieniewicz! It was a beautifully sequenced weekend with a wonderful teacher who is clearly both passionate and well versed in all aspects of the practice and committed to the full experience of all participants.” Claire M. 2016

“I just returned from a destination yoga retreat. Lora Ksieniewicz of Yoga San Kalpa on Martha’s Vineyard sponsored the 3 day weekend. It was amazing ! The itinerary was full yet flexible. We participated in yoga sessions including opportunities for advanced poses, meditation, and historical background classes about yoga. In addition there were opportunities for local hiking, exploring the beautiful and quaint city nearby. The meals prepared by Lora and her staff were delicious and healthy resulting in requests for the recipes.!”. Karen K., 2016

What to pack

Clothing for daily yoga practice
Clothing for hiking and optional city trips
Alarm clock if you’d prefer to not use your phone while on retreat
Books and notebooks for journaling
A camera if you’d like
Any art supplies you’d like to have on hand
Yoga mat, 2 blocks and a strap if you have them. Mats and props are also provided at the villa.

How to get here

Meeting at Hotel Ripa Roma in Rome if meeting on April 14th or meeting April 15th if catching transport to Tuscany. You can search for the best flight deals below.

Booking

Fill in the booking form to register your interest and request further information. Or email us direct – retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

Description

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.

 

 

 

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