Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Editor
Since the government announcement of unrestricted travel to Italy from the 3rd of June we are pleased to share these retreats, teacher trainings and wellness resorts with you.
Fill your days with yoga and meditation, spa and wellbeing treatments, exploring the local towns and culture, admiring the picturesque landscapes and indulging in delicious gourmet food. Practice, recharge, relax and have a post sivasana glass of chianti if you fancy!.
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- 1 Tuscany
- 2 Conegliano
- 3 Puglia
- 4 Amalfi Coast
- 5 Venice
- 6 Verona
- 7 Ischia
- 8 Sardinia
- 9 Yoga Teacher Trainings in Italy
- 10 Luxury Hotels and Spa’s
A fabulous retreat where each day will be a curated experience to include a yoga class, experiential walk, and food tasting – all combined to provide a sensorial and culturally rich mindfulness practice.
Our home for the week is a beautifully restored farmhouse located along the border of Tuscany and Umbria, complete with sprawling vistas over the rolling hills in all directions.
This retreat features Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with art projects in sketching and “ifonography” (smartphone photography) throughout the week.
Host and villa owner Julian (from EASEL&LENS Art Courses) and his team will spoil you with their hospitality, mouth-watering cuisine, and fun-packed day trips. His extensive knowledge of Italian cities and art history will allow for a special and unique look into the surrounding areas.
This art instructor will share his love of the medium in his session of “art as meditation”. Don’t be surprised when you leave feeling as if you have made friends for life. You’ll almost feel part of the family when you stay at their lovely property.
Our day trips will add culture, adventure, and natural beauty to your retreat experience. Trips include visits to nearby Tuscan and Umbrian towns, outdoor activities, a day at a beautiful thermal spa, exploring smaller villages that few tourists visit, and a culinary taste of Italy with an olive oil, cheese, and wine tasting.
We’ll get a full experience of the flavours around us and how they work together to create one of the world’s most sought-after culinary hot-spots!
Extend your summer and join us for a tranquil, soulful yoga retreat in the heart of rural Tuscany. As we thoughtfully consider a new way of stepping back into the world, while craving for connection, inspiration and release, you are invited to lean in – absorb the sights, sounds, flavours and textures of the landscape, Italian culture and warm hospitality.
We’ll dive deep into energizing and restorative yoga practices to reawaken and connect to a healthier, nourished self.
The intention is for you to find inspiration and beauty in a simpler way of being. Experiencing the fullness of life through the act of receiving so that you may leave the retreat feeling refreshed, expansive and whole. As you look out into the world, seek beauty and simplicity.
Our retreat home for the week is Ebbio, a 13th century farmhouse nestled amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany. Surrounded by fertile landscapes, beautiful forests and artistic heritage, you’ll sense a special ambience – an invitation to breathe, settle and arrive.
We’ll be nourished by locally sourced, certified organic, plant based cuisine direct from the land. primarily grown on site. Living by the mantra that ‘food is medicine’, the meals are a highlight for guests.
This exclusive Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Tuscany is a perfect environment to tap into your heart energy, nurture your soul and find peace with all that is. Surrounded by the wild nature and its healing properties your whole being will revive. You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.
This is your invitation to step into a renewed sense of living from the place of unconditional love. This all-inclusive “The Great Heart” program is a transformative and personalised meditation experience for your emotional wellness. We will be working with the energy of the heart centre to develop a feeling of openness and nourishment.
We provide a safe environment for you to go onto the journey of self-rediscovery, gain perspectives and restore inner wellbeing. This experience can support you in healing from past stories and change your vibration. As you change your frequency, you change your reality.
Join us and find out for yourself what unconditional love is and how it feels to live with your heart wide open. In your free time, you can stroll around picturesque Tuscan hills, enjoy horse riding or cycling, or simply breathe in the lavender scent while reading your favourite novel.
With incredible passion, devotion and love our partners cultivate their organic garden which lately manifests on the dining table. Featuring mama’s best creations we are lucky to taste true Tuscan flavours along with enjoying magnificent nature around the mansion.
One day you will be guided by the owner of the mansion to the organic farm for meditative vegetable picking, allowing you to get closer to Mother Nature and learn about permaculture in Monteriggioni.
We have created a very special opportunity for you to join us at a magical farmhouse in Tuscany, to experience and enjoy the vibrant Tuscan culture.
This week-long Wine & Wellness retreat in Tuscany happens only once a year! We invite you to arrive at our villa any time after 3pm, so you can join the delectable welcome dinner Sunday evening.
Each weekday you’ll sweat and flow with a morning Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa class. You’ll have a single or double room in the Brolioquinto farmhouse, and enjoy curated cultural and culinary experiences in this famous wine-producing region, until your departure on Saturday, June 12, after breakfast.
Tuscany’s unparalleled fusion of history, nature, and food offers the ideal location for a serene immersion into yoga—with some fabulous adventures to boot!
Optional excursions include a visit to a boutique biodynamic vineyard and winery featuring a vegetarian lunch and wine pairing; a day trip to Cortona including a special visit to the Molesini & Sons Wine Market; an outing to Terme San Giovanni thermal spa; truffle hunting; in-house massage therapy and healing body work; and much more.
Join celebrated author Sarah Selecky for a week of deep writing in the heart of Tuscany. Spring is Sarah’s favourite time to go on retreat, because equal hours of daylight and darkness make the daily routine feel balanced and whole, without effort. Italy is perfect in late April: the wisteria is in bloom, the sun is warm without being too hot, and the trees are alive with songbirds.
Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light and the prized short story collection The Cake Is for the Party will be your guide in this master class for writers of all genres, in partnership with Radiant Jane, who will be teaching Loving Kindness and leading guided meditations.
Bring whatever you are working on to this retreat. If you’re stalling or circling around writing something new, this is the perfect time and place to start it. You can also bring a craft question or a writing problem that feels unsolvable, and we will look at it together.
Fattoria del Colle, where we’ll be staying, is situated on ancient Etruscan land in the countryside, and the history of this place is fascinating. It is also home to the only all-women owned winery in Italy. The energy here makes it excellent for writers who want to find the courage to write the forbidden.
The slow food movement began in Italy, and this philosophy has a lot in common with the way Sarah teaches. Slow writing, like slow food, should feel good, clean and fair. Our writing should be nourishing. It should connect us — to ourselves, to the earth, and to each other.
Good writing does not alienate or isolate; good stories never make us feel silenced. In our writing, we may question the status quo, offer meaningful reflection, create cultural change, and feel less alone.
On this retreat, we will write what we wish we could read, even if we’ve never seen it written before. Our writing will support us by bringing us closer to our true nature — alone and together.
Our retreat includes a nature hike with a local guide who will introduce us to the secrets of the Tuscan forest. Connecting to nature will bring insight to our work in surprising ways. Prepare to feel open and spacious as you tune into a different state of mind.
We’ll also take a break mid-week to refresh our systems and enjoy a visit to Montepulciano for the day. You can use your free time here to wander through the old streets, visit museums, go shopping, or simply sip a cappuccino, write postcards, and watch the street life.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved break at our yoga retreat in Italy, in the stunning natural landscape of the Prosecco region.
We offer a perfectly coordinated program that you can take part in at your own pace and leisure. Our Yoga & Prosecco retreat is a good balance of physical challenges, culinary delights, nature & cultural program, and pure relaxation!
Petra (yoga teacher) and Eva (chef, organizer, and local expert) invite you to enjoy Mediterranean indulgence and Italian joie de vivre in a family atmosphere. We’ll spoil you with home cooked vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as a glass of Prosecco for an Aperitivo!
This retreat is international and multi-lingual (German as the main language plus English, Italian, French & Slovenian) with a good balance of physical challenges, culinary delights, nature & cultural program, and pure relaxation.
Located in the hills of Conegliano just 40 minutes from Venice, our Villa the Casa Costa overlooks the vineyards of the famous Prosecco region. The charming, typically Italian villa, which has been restructured according to the latest bio-architectural criteria, offers a large indoor and outdoor area perfect for enjoyment and relaxation.
Join us for our annual Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia, and discover this “it list” region of Italy’s rural heel. This wonderful retreat will enable us to experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.
We will spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives, turquoise seas, tour through Puglia’s famous trulli; cone shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Besides daily yoga classes, our retreats offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life.
One day is spent in the neighboring region of Bascilicata in the town of Matera where we’ll enjoy the sites and also allow us to unwind in a beautiful spa with treatments. The next day will be spent learning about the flavours of Puglia.
We start off with a cheese tasting and a visit to the town of Martina Franca. We then move on to a winery where we will enjoy a tour and tasting, followed by lunch. We will also take in the gorgeous hilltop town of Ostuni, known as the White City. We will explore some of Italy’s oldest olive farms and enjoy a meal in a local restaurant.
Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. We will take a tour through Puglia’s famous “Trulli,” white, cone-shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO heritage site where the main concentration of these trulli still stand.
We’ll enjoy a walk around town and a meal at an award-winning restaurant with a tasting menu + wine pairing. Next we have a relaxed day at one of the region’s blue beaches – we will explore the amazing coastal areas at a private beach club, visit a unique cheese farm and have a tasting in the area before heading back to the hotel.
One day will include a winery visit with a tour and tasting, and yet another day with a visit to one of the area’s most picturesque towns with plenty of photo-worthy vistas and blue waters, followed by an amazing unique meal in a “grotto” overlooking the cliffs by the sea in Polignano al Mare.
We will round out the week with massage treatments and plenty of time to relax at our home-away-from-home with its beautiful pool, walking trails, and more.
Join us for our seven day retreat combining daily yoga classes (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), walks and hikes around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast, as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes, the “Sentiero degli Dei” and several other lesser known paths in the area.
A meditation walk will be included in the week as well. We’ll also be learning about and experiencing firsthand the amazing flavours of this region.
Each day we’ll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!
Our home for the week will be an amazing hotel in the beautiful town of Praiano. The hotel boasts a wonderful terrace with a panoramic view and swimming pool.
A trip to Italy would not be complete without visiting Venice. For a comprehensive guide to Venice covering when is the best time to go, how to get there and around, things to do, wonderful museums, places to stay, restaurants and bars and essential things you should know for your stay in the lagoon city, read this article from suitcase and wanderlust.
We’re returning to our annual retreat in Venice, Italy – but this time to ring in the New Year! This enchanting city is the backdrop of a magical celebration – finding presence in each day and setting intentions for the year to come through daily yoga, creativity workshops, day trips, spas, and gourmet meals.
Come away with us for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! Venice is a place unlike any other in the world, and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale. Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. Our yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands.
We’re so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city – as it’s out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life, as well as a chance to ring in the new year in such a magical and inspiring place.
The timeless beauty of Villa dei Cipressi, nestled on the highest hilltop of the Sona Village, is both enchanting and inviting. Her classically elegant architecture and design are said to date back to the end of the 9th century.
Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture including many beautiful art deco pieces, original art works, exquisite lighting, ancient tiles, linen drapes and luxurious bedding.
We will begin each day with a beautiful morning yoga practice (90 minutes) in the panoramic sun room facing the park. The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centred as the crown jewel.
Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy.
Join us on this hidden gem of an island, Ischia, the “green” neighbour of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Indulge in a thermal spa 5* hotel, just as the crowds leave, but while the water is still invitingly warm. We’ll taste mouth-watering cuisine, wine, and take walks to the mysterious castles, beaches, and gardens.
Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered 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.
Considered the “green island” and visited by the more “in-the-know” scene, as contrasted by the neighbouring island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples and one of the must-sees of the area.
Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it’s not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over!
Ischia was one of the world’s first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters, rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay.
Developed in the 1980’s when Forte Village Resort’s medical team joined the Italian Thalassotherapy School, Aquaforte Spa’s new approach to detoxification draws on the healing properties of seawater to restore and rebalance the body.
Beyond the Thalasso SPA and pools, Forte Village Resort’s all-encompassing approach to health and fitness includes a Sports Medicine Centre, Cosmetic Medicine Centre and extensive offering of sport, training, spa therapies, healing treatments and personal counselling services.
Forte Village is known for having revolutionised the world of thalassotherapy, creating a totally original and extraordinarily effective method for detoxing, rejuvenating and improving the body.
The Acquaforte medical team offers tailor made wellness programmes plus a daily activity programme: Anti-Ageing, Thalasso Detox, Stay Healthy and Weight-loss.
The resort is set in 120 acres of beautiful gardens on the white sandy shores of the Mediterranean and sheltered by the mountains. Sardinia’s sub-tropical climate enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year.
Yoga Teacher Trainings in Italy
We have chosen a magical farmhouse contoured by a hundred holm oaks and a rose garden as the setting for our spring Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany.
Its elegant charm and serene atmosphere is the perfect setting for learning and transformation. This charming farmhouse is 20 minutes outside of Cortona, the location where “Under The Tuscan Sun” took place. It is located near both of the infamous wine regions, Chianti and Montepulciano.
The town of Cortona itself is perched in the hills at the base of the Apennine mountains, between the gorgeous Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. Cortona is a 30 minute drive northeast of Montepulciano (home of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) and south of Arezzo, the heart of Chianti’s Colli Aretini. And nearby in the neighbouring province of Umbria is Lake Trasimeno. Tuscany is an enchanting setting for our Yoga Teacher Training to cultivate personal growth and exploration.
Our three week, 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved curriculum explores the fundamentals of teaching asana and pranayama, as well as techniques on how to develop creative and effective vinyasa sequences. It is the same Lakshmi Rising curriculum that we offer in Costa Rica.
We delve into the philosophy of yoga, different styles of meditation, the art of ritual and creating sacred space, ayurveda, anatomy of the physical and energetic bodies, the business of yoga and more. Not only will you deepen your own practice and self awareness, you will come away from this experience with all of the tools necessary to begin teaching and sharing your passion.
Luxury Hotels and Spa’s
Situated just a few kilometres from Cortona in Tuscany, in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills, la Corte Relais is an oasis of peace and tranquillity and is perfect for those seeking both culture and tradition. You will be seduced by the traditional fine food and comforted by the elegance of this authentic Tuscan villa.
La Corte Relais is a country residence dating back to the 1700’s where long-standing tradition and luxury are brought together to offer our guests the wonderful experience of wellness and relaxation.
Wellness facilities include deluxe spa suites, perfect for those who wish to relax and experience the luxurious and exclusive surroundings. The spa, that accommodates two guests, houses a crystal Turkish bath, a Jacuzzi and is equipped with four multi-sensory showers offering aromatherapy, chromotherapy and music therapy.
You are in the land of the Renaissance where proportion and balance are everything. Could there be a more beautiful and harmonious place to get back in shape, detox your body and rejuvenate yourself?
The splendid spa at the luxury hotel Castel Monastero in Tuscany is the perfect place for our retreat programs in weight loss, detox, yoga and meditation.
Complementing the retreat programs and enhancing their effect is the amazing “Aquae Monasterii” course with its high saline density sea oil pool, designed exclusively for our spa by the medical team of Thalasso del Forte, the spa at Forte Village, a World’s Leading Resort since 1998.
But that’s not all. In the healthy, peaceful setting of hills of the Chianti region, if you’re looking for inner harmony, just close your eyes and inhale the warmth of the nature all around you. In the woods, the countryside and the wonderful garden around Castel Monastero you can listen to the messages that our bodies send us and be amazed by the renewal of energy and vitality.
A space to breathe in the deep sensation of wellness in an environment in which attention to detail and the professionalism of staff creates a unique and unrivalled harmony, immersed in the unspoilt nature of the Tuscan countryside. This is the starting point for wellness and the foundation of our Wellness philosophy.
Lefay Resort is on the coast of Lake Garda in Gargnano, surrounded by hills and olive groves. It offers a wellness centre, panoramic views of the lake and free access to the spacious Mondo Lefay Spa, which also features indoor and outdoor pools.
An exclusive temple of wellness extending over 3,800 square metres, where body and soul are rejuvenated through the rediscovery of vital energy.
The infinity pool merges with the horizon, while the internal and external salt-water pool stretches into the park overlooking the lake together with the “Source Roccolino” whirlpool.
The water area is completed by the enticing indoor thalassotherapy pool “La Luna nel Lago”. The Lefay SPA also features six different types of sauna and five relaxation areas to remove the stresses of everyday life.
They offer 3-5 day retreat packages where you can recover vital energy, and discover the holistic wellness philosophy according to the Lefay SPA Method principles.
The integral 5 night package is ideal for the full rebalancing and rejuvenation of body, mind and soul: a journey of rediscovery of a healthy and aware lifestyle.
A unique choice in the world, where the natural environment and the tradition of hospitality come together in a magical mix and rejuvenating for the body, mind, and spirit.
The force of the sea and the virtues of hot springs, the solar affability of the hosts, the taste of Mediterranean cuisine and the search for healthy menu create harmony which gave the Regina Isabella hotel its undisputed prestige.
The thermal waters with ancient virtues and a top quality spa in the heart of the Mediterranean provide a rare combination that provides wellness for the body and soul, as well as beautiful Mediterranean scenery.
The Regina Isabella Thermal Baths are an ode to life and vitality, to a wellness that springs from the balance between body, mind and spirit.
Thanks to its history, the sea and its special volcanic nature, Ischia is a rare beauty and wellness legacy, an island that celebrates life with 103 thermal wellness springs and being the largest of the Neapolitan islands. The climate is mild all year round and visitors flock to the island to discover its natural beauty and to enjoy the thermal spas.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the most beautiful and oldest luxury hotels on the shores of Lake Como. An authentic Art Nouveau palace, a 5-star hotel dating back to 1910 and decorated in a charming with original frescoes and antique furniture.
The TSPA Wellness Spa dedicates more than 1000 m2 to your relaxation and wellbeing, including a sauna, a relaxation lounge and an outdoor hot tub with panoramic views overlooking the lake.
Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the park’s fitness room, tennis court and jogging trails. For treatments, guests are offered the care of one of the most exclusive and sought-after beauty lines in the world, ESPA.
Discover the best anti-stress, anti-ageing and rebalancing treatments, tailor-made to meet the demands of feminine and masculine beauty. All ESPA products are of natural origin and offer the best knowledge of the world, from Eastern tradition to European tradition.
Enjoy a stay focused on nature and outdoor activities in a 5 star Hotel on the Alpe di Siusi – Seiser Alm in the Dolomites, Europe’s most beautiful and largest high-altitude plateau. Surrounded by a unique natural setting and by a spectacular view of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
Designed according to an eco-friendly concept, and harmoniously integrated into the surrounding environment, the Alpina Dolomites offers a wide range of activities for sports and nature lovers, as well as refined hospitality and genuine expertise for vacations dedicated to overall wellbeing.
There is a wide choice of spa and wellness proposals mostly inspired by nature. Everything here is in keeping with the fascinating surrounding landscape.
The Alpina Spa is completely dedicated to improving your health and to strengthening your immune system and life energy, with a wide range of pleasurable and healthy treatments, holistic treatments, multiple-day personalised health and wellness programs, top quality cosmetic products and relaxing beauty treatments, whose benefits you’ll feel for a long time, even when you’re back at home.
A world of water, steam and aromas, encompassed in noble natural materials and surrounded by an extraordinary Alpine environment, is waiting for you for a truly unique sensorial experience.
Hotel Mirabell – Dolomites – Luxury – Ayurveda & Spa Wellness Residenz is a 5-star hotel offering a wide range of wellness facilities, including a sauna, an indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Harmony, satisfaction and wellness are guaranteed in the Aurora Spa with ayurvedic and cosmetic treatments, massages and special treatments by our specialist experts. Relax in the world of saunas and enjoy the panorama of the Dolomites of Valdaora from the chlorine-free covered and open-air swimming pool.
As a member of the Belvita Leading Wellness Hotels in South Tyrol, you will benefit from the highest level of wellness with us. Turn off the switch and take time for yourselves: let yourself be pampered from head to toe and recharge your batteries during your holidays at the 5 star wellness hotel in South Tyrol.
Immerse yourself in the aquatic world of our 5 star wellness hotel in South Tyrol in the indoor, with ozone and in the open-air swimming pool with a panoramic view of the Dolomites of Valdaora.
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