Yoga + Eternal Spring Retreat in Tuscany, 18th – 25th May

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Yoga + Eternal Spring Retreat in Tuscany

Our luxury Yoga + Eternal Spring Retreat in Tuscany is a feast to the senses. From the moment you arrive, expect to find serenity and be enchanted. This Escape is about renewal and creative expression. Each morning, we greet the day with a guided meditation and a warming yoga flow, designed to gently dissolve points of resistance and increase wellbeing.

Activities

To welcome Spring, we spend our days foraging wild flowers for crafting our own soaps, we explore the gorgeous grounds of the estate following ancient trails that lead to waterfalls.

On another day we explore the gorgeous grounds of the estate as we follow the ancient trails that lead to waterfalls. We then indulge in an organic picnic and discover how the cycles of the moon, particularly lunar transits can promote healing and transformation.

Other activities on the estate include a date with the local beekeeper to discover how honeybees communicate and what we can learn from the beauty of this synergy. As the poet Kahlil Gibran put it: “To the bee, a flower is the fountain of life, and to the flower, the bee is a messenger of love.” Speaking about love, what would a day in Tuscany be without a pasta making class! We have planned a wonderful afternoon with the Estate chef, who will use locally milled flour from heritage grains to teach us how to make the most delectable mouthwatering pasta dishes.

In true Tuscan spirit, we learn the subtle art of making the perfect pasta, with the estate master chef. At Borgo Pignano the ethos is one of sustainability. From terra to tavola, here everything is grown locally, a true expression of slow food.

Our days off the estate include a private tour of a vineyard, a visit to the purifying thermal waters of Terme di Sassetta and a day trip to the hilltop town of Volterra where we learn of ancient Etruscan traditions and delight in an evening of restorative yoga in the medieval town hall loggia. Our time together will inspire a living memory, one that only Tuscany can give.

Accommodation

We have found a place that will leave you gasping for superlatives. Standing sentry over a parade of Tuscan hills, the Thyrennian sea shimmering in the distance — the immaculate estate of Borgo Pignano is a lovingly restored 18th century charming hamlet nestled between the copper and green woodlands once settled by ancient Etruscans.

Regal hospitality and discrete luxury provide an unparalleled ambiance, that is undeniably Tuscan.

Frescoed walls whispering stories of old, and a majestic Romanesque bell tower provide the perfect backdrop for a dreamy stay that will transport you to another time.

Expect to be lulled into a sense of serenity as you gaze over the humbling views of rolling hills. Bask in the morning sunlight as you sit by the salt water infinity pool carved deep into the rock, and stargaze in the evening under a sky that has held a thousand years of secrets. Some say from these hills, one can see the entire world.

Surrounded by orchards, meadows, rivers and waterfalls — the ethos here, is one of sustainability.

From terra to tavola, the organic farm of Borgo Pignano is a central aspect to the property. Here they harvest their own honey, grain, fruits, vegetables, and herbs — which find their way into delicate teas as well as heavenly scented lotions made by on-site master herbalist!

Yoga

Our Escapes are a great introduction for beginners to yoga, as well as building on knowledge for those with more experience and who want to challenge and enhance their practice.

Activities

* Welcome aperitivo on arrival
* Daily sessions of meditation and yoga instruction
* A private tour of a vineyard
* Guided tour of Volterra
* Walking tour of the estate with picnic
* Cooking class with estate chef
* Soap making class with master herbalist
* Art Workshop
* Spa day at Terme di Sassetta hot springs
* Transformative astrology sessions

Retreat schedule

Saturday
15:00 – Check-in
17:00 – Welcome aperitivo & tour of the Estate
19:30 – Dinner at Borgo Pignano

Sunday
7:30-9:30 – Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
11:30 – 13:00 – Collecting herbs & Soap-making Experience
14:00 – Lunch at Borgo Pignano
15:30 – Relax Time to visit the spa or come and meet the Beekeeper
19:30 – Dinner at Borgo Pignano
21:30 – Tuscan Movie Night with popcorn

Monday
7:30-9:30 – Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 – Relax time
12:00 – Depart for winery tour
14:00 – Lunch at winery
18:30 – Aperitivo and Astrology Workshop
20:00 – Dinner at Borgo Pignano

Tuesday
7:30-9:30 – Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
12:00-13:30 – Pasta Making
14:00 – Lunch at BP
16:00 – Depart for Volterra
16:30 – 18:30 – Tour of Volterra
18:30 – 19:30 – Restorative Yoga in Loggia
20:00 – Dinner in Volterra
22:00 Return to Borgo Pignano

Wednesday
7:30-9:30 Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
11:00-18:00 – Spa and Lunch at Terme di Sassetta
20:00 – Dinner at Borgo Pignano

Thursday
7:30-9:30 – Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
12:30-15:00 – Walking Meditation with Picnic at Borgo Pignano with astrology workshop
15:30 – 17:00 – Relax
17:00 – 18:30 Explore your own Myth Art Workshop
19:30 Depart for final dinner in San Gimignano

Friday

7:30-9:30 – Meditation & Yoga
From 9:30 – Breakfast
From 11am – Departures

Retreat Price

Prices are in Euros
€2950 for a Shared Room – Twin or double bed available
€3590 for a Private Room

Includes

* Group transfer from and to airport
* Welcome aperitivo on arrival
* Daily sessions of meditation and yoga instruction
* All meals during your time with us
* Your accommodation at Borgo Pignano
* All group sightseeing and activities
* Transportation to and from activities
* A private tour of a vineyard
* Guided tour of Volterra
* Cooking class with estate chef
* Soap making class with master herbalist
* Art Session
* Spa day at Terme di Sassetta hot springs
* Transformative astrology workshops

Does not include

* Airline tickets
* Travel Insurance (which we highly advise)
* Room Service & minibar
* Any additional spa treatments & shopping
* Meals and Activities when you’re not with the group

What to pack

* Bathing suit
* Yoga clothes
* Personal yoga props if preferred (mat, blocks, straps, blanket)
* Smart phone with camera and/or digital camera
* Plug adaptors / converters

What past guests have said

”Lisa – You truly are an inspirational yoga teacher. Thank you for sharing your passion and wisdom. I have newfound confidence that yoga is for me.’‘ Priscille Le Blanc, Montreal, Canada

”Jacqui – This was one of the best days of our entire trip! Palermo must be the street food capital of Europe. Along with the tasty and interesting food, Jacqui shared with us the intricate history of Palermo explaining its diversity. Spending an afternoon with her at the market, gave us an intimate look into life as a local. We were so thrilled to discover places that were truly off the beaten path — the city is a like a jigsaw puzzle. We never could have done it without her.” Janice Meadows, New York City.

”Lisa – What a wonderful and magical teacher you are!! Thanks you for sharing your gifts with us.” Jennifer Schunemann, Concord Massachusetts

How to get here

By Plane: Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa (about 75 km)
Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence (about 70 km)

By Car: Pignano is 1h15 minutes from Florence, 40 minutes from Siena, 1 hour from Pisa and 1 hour from the coast

Booking

To book this Yoga + Eternal Spring Retreat in Tuscany, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.