Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Tuscany, 7th – 13th June

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Description

Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Tuscany

We have created a very special opportunity for you to join us at a magical farmhouse in Tuscany, Italy June 7 – 13 to experience and enjoy the vibrant Tuscan culture.

This 7-Day Yoga Retreat features excursions that include several vegetarian tasting menus with delicious wines from this infamous wine producing region. Chef Naga and Gaia Gourmet have designed a culinary and wine extravaganza for you featuring the best of everything available locally.

Join us for daily Lakshmi Rising Yoga with Dr. Liz Lindh (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits available), gourmet welcome dinner featuring local specialties and wines, cooking class followed by a decadent dinner celebration, options for curated excursions to cultural sites, food and wine adventures to farms, vineyards, truffle hunting, thermal springs, shopping, in-house massage therapy and healing body work, and exclusive enjoyment of a beautiful 12 acre private park just outside of beautiful Cortona.

Register before December 31, 2019 and pay in full for the unbelievable price of just $1000 per person! Space is extremely limited and prices increase after the new year so now is the time to invest in yourself, give the ultimate gift to a loved one, travel, see the world, and experience beautiful Italy on a mindfully curated yoga and culture tour to delight all of your senses.

Location and accommodation

We have chosen a gorgeous farmhouse contoured by a hundred holm oaks and a rose garden as the setting for our Spring/Summer Retreat 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” was set. It is strategically located in between both of the infamous wine regions, Chianti and Montepulciano.

The beautiful stone farmhouse, built in the 19th century, features panoramic views of the old castle of Montecchio and Cortona, a short drive from the farmhouse. S. Savino Mountain, Lucignano and the Trasimeno Lake are all close by, offering plenty of cultural attractions and the folklore of international renown.

The farmhouse is situated in the Chiana Valley, a beautiful natural environment characterised by low hills, each concealing an endless variety of landscapes. And nearby, there is a two and a half acre park surrounded by vineyards, olive and fruit trees: pears, wild cherries, hazels, figs, apricots, peaches, plums, grapes and more.

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 Retreat to cultivate personal growth and exploration.

Retreat Schedule

Sunday June 7
3:00pm Plan to arrive at our villa anytime after 3pm. We will arrange local transportation from Castiglion Fiorentino Train Station (10 minutes away) and will coordinate ride shares whenever possible.

8:00pm Welcome Dinner: Four-course vegetarian celebration featuring farm-to-table Tuscan specialties and local wines at the farmhouse

Monday June 8
8:30 -10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet

Truffle hunting and special truffle-infused gourmet multi-course vegetarian Tuscan lunch paired with wines *extra charge for this excursion

Exploration and Dinner in Cortona with an optional Wine Lesson *extra charge for this excursion
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Tuesday June 9
8:30 -10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Boutique Bio-Dynamic Winery Tour with a multi-course gourmet vegetarian Tuscan lunch with wine pairing *extra charge for this excursion
No lunch will be served at the villa
8:00pm Light Gaia Gourmet Dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday June 10
8:30 -10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Day trip to Terme San Giovanni Spa and an a la carte, multi-course gourmet Tuscan dinner *extra charge for this excursion
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Thursday June 11
8:30 -10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Day trip to La Braccesca Winery for tasting, tour and lunch
Afternoon/Evening trip to Castiglione del Lago *extra charge for this excursion
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Friday June 12
8:30 -10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Excursion to Castiglion Fiorentino outdoor market with a visit to local vineyard with vegetarian Tuscan lunch and wine tasting*extra charge for this excursion
No lunch will be served at the villa
7:00 Cooking Class with Celebration Dinner & Wine

Saturday June 13
9:00 -10:00am Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
10:00am Departures

Retreats Price

Prices are in US Dollars

Register before December 31, 2019 and pay in full for the unbelievable price of $1000 per person! Normal rate $1450.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Includes

  • 1-2 organic vegetarian meals each day, Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing
  • Double or triple accommodation in a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse, full access to the common areas, access to laundry machines, wifi,
  • A vegetarian tasting menu with wine paring on our evening of arrival featuring farm-to-table local specialties
  • 90 minute asana & meditation practice each morning, transportation from Florence on arrival day and to Montevarchi-Terranuova station on departure day
  • Cooking class followed by an exclusive regional Tuscan dinner with many ingredients sourced directly from the property (olive oil, aromatic plants and vegetables) accompanied by local wine
  • Unlimited enjoyment of a beautiful private estate including olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, chaise lounge beds for sun bathing and infinity swimming pool
  • Concierge assistance planning your travel

Does not include

  • International transportation
  • Transportation from local train station on arrival and on departure days,
  • Lodging outside of the villa
  • Five optional group excursions
  • Additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, or optional wellness services

Booking

Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking on this Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Tuscany. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.

Pay a deposit

Pay a £250 deposit today to secure your place on the retreat.