Yoga Retreat in Tuscany 9-15. September 2019

With Anne Goncalves and Agnieszka Bera

This yoga retreat takes you to the heart of the Italian countryside in Tuscany. We'll be staying in a peaceful 17th century villa situated in a small hamlet in the Chianti region and eat delicious, organic Italian food – and even have time to visit pretty Italian villages in Tuscany.

What we'll do

During this yoga retreat we'll practice a mix of yin yoga and kundalini yoga, meditation, visualisation and chanting to remove energy blocks and balance the whole physical and energetic body.  

During our retreat we will have one afternoon off with time to visit San Gimignano, a nearby UNESCO heritage hill town, encircled by 13th-century walls and known for its well-preserved medieval architecture.

On that day we will start with a lighter yoga practise in the morning and have the rest of the day off. The trip to San Gimignano is optional. 

The retreat will be held in English, but we also speak Danish, Polish and Italian, so you can always ask us, if there’s something you don’t understand:)

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Where we'll stay

We’ll be staying in La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa situated in a small hamlet in the Chianti region, between Florence and Siena.

Here you can enjoy the original Italien architecture and atmosphere combined with eco-sustainability. The farm has been amongst the pioneers of organic farming in Italy since 1983.

There are 10 spacious bedrooms, with room for 2 or 3 people, all with en-suite bathrooms with views across the countryside and there’s also an open-air swimming-pool, with a view across the Italien hills.

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During the retreat there will be time for

  • morning and afternoon yoga practice (yin yoga and kundalini)

  • meditation and guided yoga nidra

  • visiting Florence, Pisa, Sienna or San Gimignano

  • exploring the beautiful Italian countryside

  • relaxing in the beautiful garden or by the pool

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Itiniary

Monday 9. September 2019:

  • arrival

  • check-in to your rooms

  • welcome dinner

Tuesday 10. Sept – Saturday 14. Sept. 2019

  • morning yoga session

  • breakfast

  • free time to rest, explore, take trips around the area

  • lunch

  • free time

  • afternoon yoga session

  • dinner

  • free time, rest & relax, socialise with your yogi friends:)

Sunday 15. September 2019

  • morning yoga session

  • breakfast

  • departure

Weather

September is usually one of the most pleasant months of the year to be in Tuscany as it’s still warm, with summer-like weather and temperatures around 25°C.

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What to see

There are plenty of beautiful old Tuscan villages nearby and the historical cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano are all within 1-1 1/2 hrs drive from the villa.

We can help arrange excursions to villages and the surrounding countryside and you will get all the information about places to see when we get there.

Meals

All meals are Mediterranean Kitchen, vegetarian/vegan, prepared from fresh local, organic produce. We will have typical Italian breakfast, delicious lunch and dinner. All made with creativity by one of the best cooks in the area.

Who we are

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Anne Goncalves is a yoga and mindfulness teacher and the author of the Danish book ‘Yoga mod stress’ (Yoga for stress release). She has over 18 years of yoga and meditation practise and has been teaching yoga for the past 7 years, both workshops and retreats in Denmark and Europe, as well as yoga teacher trainings in Denmark. Anne has specialised in yin yoga and yoga nidra meditation, both methods of deep relaxation which she loves to share with other yogis.

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Agnieszka Bera (Aga) has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years and practicing for 20 years. Her yoga style is kundalini yoga, which she discovered some years ago. Kundalini yoga gave her what she was missing in her practice before: awareness, self-love and self healing. Agnieszka has more than 800 hours of teacher training and is a certified by Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher by Kundalini Research Institute and Yoga Alliance. To read more about Aga click here.

Price

EARLY BIRD PRICE: Shared room with bathroom: 6.995 DKK / 940€ per person

Early bird: Book before 1. June 2019 and save 500 DKK.

A few single rooms are available on request.

Payment terms:
A deposit of 1500 DKK / 200€ is to be paid when you book. Once we have received the deposit, we will confirm your registration shortly. The rest is due 60 days before the retreat.

Cancellations:

If we must cancel the retreat for any reason except force majeure circumstances, you will get a full refund for the cost of the retreat. We are not liable for any additional costs associated with such cancellation (transport, additional hotel costs etc.)

If you cancel 60 days or more before the retreat, you will not be liable to pay the full amount, only the deposit, which will not be refunded. If you cancel your booking less than 60 days before the retreat, the full payment is due and not refundable.

What is included:

  • 6 nights of accommodation

  • All meals while staying at La Chiara di Prumiano (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • More than 20 hrs of yoga and meditation

What is not included:

  • flights / transport to Italy

  • transport to and from the airport

  • travel insurance (you need to have your blue European Card in case you need to visit a doctor)

  • excursion and meals during excursion (optional)

How to get there

The villa is located about an hours drive from Florence airport and about one and half hours from Pisa airport.

We can help arrange transport from the airport to the villa. Many people choose to rent a car. I you have questions or need assistance in making your journey please do not hesitate to contact us – we are happy to help you! 

Travel Insurance:

It is your responsibility to purchase a suitable travel insurance that will cover the full cost of the retreat and the cost of your flight if you are unable to travel, in case the retreat is cancelled, if you get ill and need any medical expenses or emergency transport.

If you are living in Denmark you will be covered by Rejsegarantifonden, as Anne Goncalves is registered with Rejsegarantifonden no. 2966.