Luxury Yoga and Spa Retreat in Chianti, Italy 16th – 21st October
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Luxury Yoga and Spa Retreat in Chianti, Italy
Join us in the heart of Italian wine region of Chianti for a fall getaway, themed in ‘self-care’, on this luxury yoga and spa retreat you will enjoy a 5* accommodation, spa treatments, one of the best food seasons in Italy, as well as daily yoga and soul-coaching workshops.
Our luxury yoga and spa retreat offer a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. We will have meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.
And between the beauty and serenity of Tuscany alongside the vineyards and olive trees, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process.
Guests will not only enjoy the hotel and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips will allow students to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience.
We will visit the nearby cities of Florence and Siena as well as the “city of towers”, San Gimignano and various Chianti wine region villages for tastings.
Some of what to expect from the workshops:
*Energizing and clarifying your dreams
* Connecting with others and this world on a deeper level
* Discovering powerful creative tools for the subconscious using journals, images, affirmations
* Boosting awareness of yourself and how you’re creating your life
* Changing the stories and beliefs holding you back from having exactly what you want!
Certified yoga instructor Erin Lewis will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements.
She’s studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years.
She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.
MOVE+MANIFEST retreats also feature workshops by our collaborator, Michelle Lee. After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a life and financial consultant, retreat organizer and leader, and internationally certified yoga instructor – following her passions and sharing this with others around the globe.
She now leads our MOVE+MANIFEST retreats which, besides yoga, adds workshops for life development, manifesting your dreams, and vision board creation.
She holds an MBA in Finance from USC, an MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and became a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor in Florence, Italy. She lives part of the year in Florence, part in Los Angeles, and part wherever her heart takes her.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily, as well as dining in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and in amazing restaurants in nearby towns.
The cuisine is simple, delicious and Italian, using fresh ingredients from the local markets and on-site gardens. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite.
Not only do we enjoy savoring the Italian cuisine, but guests also will get to learn more about the region’s fare on a food class and wine-tasting in the surrounding Chianti region with some of Italy’s most famous vintages are produced.
This magnificent luxury yoga and spa retreat will take place at the acclaimed 5-star hotel, Castello del Nero. The historic home of Florentine noble families Del Nero and Torrigiani, restored to the highest levels of luxury while preserving its 900 years of architectural heritage on over 740-acres of Tuscan landscape.
Travelers seeking authentic Tuscany will find themselves immersed in the renowned beauty of the Chianti wine region. They will discover the rich flavours of seasonal harvests in the award-winning on-site restaurant, and uplifting therapies amidst the natural beauty of ESPA at Castello del Nero.
Picture-perfect landscapes with olive groves and vineyards provide a memorable backdrop for this 12th-century castle. Whimsical details include restored original frescoes, vaulted ceilings, ‘cotto’ floors and a gorgeous collection of antique furniture.
Prices are in US dollars
Inclusive Retreat Price = $3,395 (shared room*)
+$650 supplement (single room)
Deposit to hold space = $950
* 5-star hotel accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
* Daily breakfast
* Dinners at hotel and restaurants on day trips
* Arrival/Departure group transfers to/from Florence
* Transportation to/from day trips
* Meditation and yoga classes
* “Soul / life coaching” workshops
* Use of yoga mats
* Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, etc.)
* Spa day + treatments
* Day trip and Dinner in Florence
* Evening and Dinner in Siena
* Chianti winery tour + tasting
* Dinner in nearby Chianti village
* Afternoon in San Gimignano + exclusive food class
Does not include
* Florence (enjoy a day in the capital city of Tuscany and birth of the Renaissance with sites, shopping, dinner, and more!)
* Siena (we’ll spend an evening exploring this preserved Medieval city with is amazing cathedral, “campo”, and ending with a typical Tuscan dinner)
* Spa package and treatment
* Chianti winery tour + tasting
* Dinner in Chianti village
* Afternoon + exclusive food class in San Gimignano
What past guests have said
“Wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip. The food was delicious, the accommodations were so unique and so lovely and of course Iceland’s landscape was just breath taking. Thank you for planning a great trip, this will certainly not be my last! ”. Camile – California, USA
“I’m filled with gratitude for the beautiful time spent in Chianti. The week exceeded my expectations and is a special memory of new friends and experiences to hold and treasure. I really enjoyed the yoga, too, and am encouraged to continue to improve. You are an excellent teacher, leader, and organizer, thank you, Erin!”. Cindy – Minnesota, USA
“ This luxury yoga and spa retreat was the perfect balance of culture, relaxation, and joie de vivre. Erin curates a retreat that makes you feel the furthest thing from a tourist, exposing you to the local haunts and gems of Tuscany. Thank you for so many beautiful memories made in Tuscany. I can’t begin to tell you what an amazing time I had! What an incredible, beautiful, and graceful woman you are. I can’t wait to join you around the world again! Thank you. ” Marja – New York, USA
“The Tuscany retreat was an amazing experience!! I love yoga and love to travel so this was the perfect combination and a great balance of both. The yoga classes were very accessible for all levels and Erin tailored the classes to meet everyone’s level. The accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable – it almost felt surreal to be staying in a beautiful Tuscan villa overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The food was amazing and didn’t leave you hungry -just wanting more because it was so delicious! This was my first time in Italy so I really loved the day excursions and getting to explore Florence and other nearby hilltop towns. The small group setting was perfect and allowed people to get to know one another and forge new friendships. I would recommend these retreats to anyone…it exceeded my expectations! I can’t wait to go on another retreat! Thank you Erin!!.” Rebecca – Massachusetts, USA
What to pack
* Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.
* Bathing suit (on-site pool, spa)
* Comfortable shoes (city walking, country hiking)
* Yoga clothes
* Personal yoga props (mats and straps will be provided, but if you have a prop you prefer, feel free to bring it along)
* Plug adaptors / converters
How to get here
Nearest airports: Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR – Florence), Galileo Galilei Airpot (PSA – Pisa).
One group transfer will be offered in the arrival afternoon between Florence center and the hotel, and departure transfer from hotel to Florence center on departure morning.
Single private transfers are possible and pricing discussed upon request. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
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