Tuscan Yoga and Wellness Retreats
Yoga is the embodiment of body, mind, and spirit union. It is a practice of mindfulness or intimacy with the present moment and nowhere in the world can this be evinced more perfectly than in the hills of Tuscany. The summer air is redolent with blossoms, the hills whisper secrets of loves gained and lost; and history and wisdom pulse from every corner. This is a slice of heaven known for perfection in culinary arts, classical works and vistas that are beyond compare. It is here that we are offering our Tuscan Yoga and Wellness Retreats.
Yoga is a non-judgmental pursuit and as such it asks that everyone bring best self to a practice. This means that our retreats can be savored and enjoyed by practitioners at many levels. Our programs are designed to ensure that each participant is given the attention that will allow them to flourish and return to their lives refreshed and nourished on many levels.
Guests are ensconced either in a historic Medieval tower or the expansive villa and their days unfold in a program specifically curated to maximize their ability to return to the their lives with rejuvenated bodies and spirits.
Jenna Zabrosky is a much sought after yoga teacher with ERYT200 certification and an exuberant, dedicated following. She will expand your consciousness and strengthen your body with a combination of asana practice, breath work and mindfulness meditation. Janet Nelson is the co-teacher and the owner of the estate. Janet is a body wizard, a trained physiologist and certified ergonomist M.S., ASCM who will help craft your getaway to the Tuscan countryside, one that will unlock your muscles and enrich your mind. Janet and Jenna combine their extensive knowledge, background and passion in their fields, to create unique experiences that are both healing and invigorating.
Woven throughout the daily yoga classes will be a hands on integrated approach, which allows Janet and Jenna to address an individual's unique musculoskeletal differences and take into account the root of pose restrictions and hence often life restrictions. Janet will be available to work individually outside of class for diagnostic and therapy based sessions. Jenna will be available for one-on-one private yoga instruction tailored to your unique needs.
Janet and her husband Maurizio have shared homes in New York City and this glorious villa located just outside of Florence for 17 years. They are privy to the kind of intimate knowledge that evolves over time as the hillsides and villages offer up their treasures. Your time at the Villa will be punctuated not only by mediation and yoga, but by relaxing meals with generous pours of local wines paired perfectly with a Mediterranean diet rich in flavor and brimming with health.
Allow the staff to immerse you in Tuscan culture, through meaningful experiences, guided by the villa owners. The winds whisper, the walls hold secrets and the history of the property alone will captivate you. The villa and medieval tower are set inside a private five-acre park, with formal gardens, patios and stone walking paths lined with statuary. You cannot help but relax in this peaceful setting as vistas open your spirit and soul.
A dive deep into your spiritual awakening awaits as you practice yoga and meditation on the grounds of an ancient, lovingly restored monastery. The picturesque medieval tower, which houses some of the accommodations, was built in 1242 and was instrumental in the protection of the City of Florence during the Bolognese invasion. The experience of a Tuscan sunset from high atop the Medievel tower gives credence to expansiveness of the universes. At dawn the gold rises over rolling, manicured green hills and a sense of safety and possibility prevails.
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Included in your experience:
7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT TORRE PIETRO VILLA AND Medieval TOWER, A TRUE TUSCAN home, INCREDIBLY LOCATED IN THE COUNTRYSIDE 20 MINUTES FROM FLORENCE
Private Physiological Diagnostic Exam with Janet Nelson, included with a take home personalized plan
MORNING YOGA CLASS, all props/mats provided by Lululemon Athletica
BUFFET-STYLE BRUNCH OF HEALTHY ITALIAN FOOD, PREPARED BY LOCAL gourmet CHEf, Cinzia, owner of N5 Chalet in Toscana
FABULOUS YOGA SETTING IN THE Medieval TOWER, CIRCA 1242
EVENING restore and renew YOGA CLASs
guided walk to the Roman archaeological ruins of Fiesole: Tour the Monastery and hike to Da Vinci's launching spot
Sunset yoga in the park at Villa Demidorff
Options to enrich your experience:
PLENTY OF FREE TIME TO EXPLORE, OR ADD ON SERVICES
Walk to pratolino, 8-10 minutes by foot, a charming italian village with cafes, restaurants at the piazza, as well as historical landmarks
CYCLING TOUR OF FLORENCE AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE, BIKES WILL BE DELIVERED RIGHT TO THE VILLA
TUSCAN COOKING CLASS paired with WINE TASTING from local vinyards
EXPERIENCE FLORENCE AND ALL OF IT'S RICH HISTORY, JUST A 20 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
SPA TREATMENTS at the Adler Spa
swimming at the sporting club
PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS WITH JENNA
PERSONALIZED PHYSIOLOGY ANALYSIS/TREATMENTS WITH JANET
Yoga Instructors can receive CEU's towards continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance certifications by participating in postural workshops and yoga sessions