Retreat Inside
Retreat Inside
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Restorative Yoga on the Terrace
Retreat Quiet Time
Quiet Time
Fruit Boxes
Polenta con Funghi
Pere e Peccorino
Caprese
Basil

Retreats

Date Retreat Bookings/Information
26 April - 03 May 2014

ITALY: Blissful Tuscany Yoga Retreat with Annie Hesford 
(2 PLACES LEFT) 

Join Yoga Teacher and yoga therapist, Annie Hesford, for 7 blissful days at Villa Benvenuti, a fully restored 17th Century villa set in the stunning Tuscan country side.

The demands of modern life often mean that we are exhausted, our body depleted of energy and vitality and we never catch up. If you are experiencing sleepless nights, busy days, are always “time poor”, or feel like there isn’t time for those closest to you, then this retreat is for you.  Everyday you will be guided through a joyful, meditative Vinyasa Flow practice, re-connecting with your body and mind in a loving gentle way. Experience the many benefits of restorative and yin yoga and learn how to apply yogic philosophy to your everyday life.  For both beginners and those wanting to deepen an established yoga practice, this intimate retreat promises to be extra special.  

Email Annie for more details. 

03 May - 10 May 2014

ITALY: Discover True Bliss - Yoga Retreat in Tuscany with Mandy Lathan  
(2 PLACES LEFT) 

Join us to experience a 7-day retreat nestled in the hills of Lucca. With daily yoga sessions (open to all levels), three delicious vegetarian meals per day, cleansing juices and teas and the opportunity to be pampered with your choice of healing art spa therapies, this retreat will leave you feeling, refreshed and revived.  There will also be plenty of free time to take part in nature hikes, explore local villages or just have quiet time in the peaceful surrounds of Villa Benvenuti.  

For more information, contact Mandy

24 May - 31 May 2014

ITALY: Yoga + Art + Gastronomic Retreat in Tuscany
with Micheline Berry, Joey Lugassy, Philippo Franchini + Guests 
(1 Room / 2 Places left)) 

Experience Italy’s culture and live "La Dolce Vita" in a stunning 17th Century villa nestled in the Tuscan hillside. Join Micheline Berry as she leads this luxurious week-long yoga retreat that will relax and rejuvenate your body and mind!  

This retreat is OPEN TO ALL LEVELS of yoga, meditation, art and life experience. We look forward to taking this amazing journey and celebrating the art of life with you.

For more details contact Micheline

 


31 May - 07 June 2014

ITALY: Spring Yoga Retreat in Tuscany with Colleen Wrighte
(2 PLACES LEFT) 

Join Colleen for an incredible 7-day yoga experience in Tuscany during the Spring. Staying in a beautiful 17th Century villa nestled in the hills of Lucca, the natural surroundings and secluded setting will create an atmosphere of calm and stillness, making it ideal for a yoga practice with Colleen that will nurture your mind, body and soul.

Suitable for all levels of experience, Colleen's teaching integrates the the Yogic principals of breath, movement, alignment, balance and relaxation.  She stresses the importance of connecting with the inner self by cultivating witness mind.  

For more information or to book, contact Colleen 

14 June - 21 June 2014

ITALY: Under the Tuscan Sun - Summer Solstice-Rhythm Lifestyle Yoga Retreat with Julie Cielo

Join celebrity Health and Lifestyle Advisor, Julie Cielo on a 7 day adventure of yoga, culture, and gastronomy as we welcome in the season of the Sun. Julie will be offering her signature mixed level yoga “Seasonal Yin Yang Flow®” and infusing her "Rhythm Lifestyle Program®" daily educating you about how to embrace and align with the cycles of nature. What a better place than being nestled in the hillside of the town of Lucca in a stylishly restored and idyllic 17th century estate, surrounded by a panorama of olive trees, fruit trees, wild flowers, and vineyards.  Open to all levels from beginner to advanced, this Solstice retreat is intended to relax, restore, and enable you to find your own inner rhythm while enjoying all that Tuscany has to offer. Your Tuscan retreat will also include plenty of time for rest, reflection, and contemplation with access to the luxury amenities such as the boutique estate's swimming pool, yoga room with props + lavish green open spaces.  

For more inofrmation, contact Julie.


12 July - 19 July 2014

ITALY: Il Dolce Far Yoga Retreat with Bee Bosnak and Christina Nicole  
(5 PLACES LEFT)

YOGA  REIKI  WRITING  HEAL  MANIFEST  RESTORE  LOVE

Il Dolce Far Yoga: an intimate, all-levels yoga, reiki and writing retreat set in a 17th Century villa in the Tuscan country side.  Led by Bee Bosnak and Christina Nicole, this unforgettable week will provide the space and time to focus on the spiritual and physical pursuits of your yoga practice. When we commit ourselves to a daily practice, we fully experience the true benefits of yoga in our physical and mental stability, sense of well-being and enhanced energy and vitality. Enjoy an energizing morning vinyasa class and a blissful evening restorative class, along with contemplative writing exercises each day. Options for private yoga and reiki are available.

For more information, email Christina.


19 July - 26 July 2014

****************  NEW RETREAT **************** 
ITALY: Painting Workhop in Tuscany with Svein Koningen.
PLAY  COLOUR  BE INSPIRED  CREATE  HAVE FUN  

Prices start at € 1250 for the retreat with a small fee for art supplies

Join international artist Svein Koningen in the magical Tuscan countryside for a fabulous week of creativity, painting and drawing and immersion into the rich and varied Italian culture. We invite you to revitalise your inner creative self, leaving the outside world behind and immersing yourself in our unique art retreat.  Svein will share his unique techniques and applications, how to use a variety of everyday items & tools, show how to layer paint, all the while, allowing participants to find their own styles whether that be abstract or still life - whatever is ok here.

This week-long workshop takes place in a beautiful Tuscan Villa near the historical town of Lucca,  known for its Summer Festival - 'music under a tuscan night sky'. Create your paintings in stunning scenery by day, then in the evening, dine on the villa terrace, or relax under the Tuscan evening skies listening to world famous musicians in the gorgeous atmosphere of the Piazza, Lucca.  Art and music in perfect harmony.

Whether your an experienced artist, a hobby artist, or simply want to be inspired, or just to have time out to relax in a creative environment this workshop caters for every level. Bring a friend, partner or relative or come alone, we will ensure a magical week of artistic harmony and fun. The retreat is fully catered, that being meals and drinks.   

Svein has been a professional artist since 1995 studying Art and Industrial design.  His paintings are collected internationally from his studio in Brugge and various exhibitions both in Europe and Australia.  For more information, email Diane Koningen.

26 July - 02 August 2014

ITALY: Tuscany Yoga Retreat with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci
(FULLY BOOKED) 

Join Gregor and Monica to celebrate health in mind, body and spirit on this luxurious 7-day yoga retreat in Lucca, Tuscany! Set in an enchanted 17th century villa, nestled in the hills just outside Lucca, this unforgettable week will provide a gift of space and time and an opportunity to enter into the practice of yoga in a more profound way. When we commit ourselves to a daily practice, we fully experience the true benefits of yoga in physical and mental stability, sense of well being and enhanced energy and vitality.  

In addition to our daily yoga practice, there will also be plenty of time to explore the area on foot, take a nature walk, visit the lively historic town of Lucca, relax in a hammock, or indulge in one of the in-house holistic therapies available such as massage, reflexology, energy healing and Bach Flower therapy.  

This retreat is suitable for all levels from beginners, to those looking to renew an existing practice or anyone wanting to deepen their practice.

For more information email Monica  

06 September - 13 September 2014

ITALY: Europe Escape: Yoga Health Retreat in Tuscany with Sue Hawkins

Join Sue Hawkins and facilitators for a luxurious 7-day "Europe Escape" yoga and health retreat in Tuscany.  Indulge yourself, de-stress and replenish your soul in style at our stunning 17th century villa. nestled in the hills just outside the medieval town of Lucca.

Your time during the yoga retreat is an important opportunity to unwind, restore balance and be nurtured. Each day begins with a 20min meditation to quieten the mind and bring a sense of inner calm and clarity followed by a flowing yoga practice to develop a strong and flexible body, with focus on the breath. The afternoons we will focus on a restorative yoga practice to develop an inner peace and stillness and balance out the activities of the day. 

For more information, contact Sue.  

13 September - 20 September 2014

ITALY: Santosha Yoga Retreat in Tuscany with Dorothy Price

Come and experience the magic of Tuscany in a place where nature connects with simple, yet sophisticated living. Whether you are new on the yoga path or an experienced yogi, this rejuvenating yoga retreat will feed your body, mind and soul.

Our daily yoga sessions will be a balanced combination of sustained poses as well as poses flowing in a mindful progression from one to another (Hatha Flow). Mindfulness and focus on breath are an integral part of class and attention is always given to basic alignment & therapeutic principals.  Each morning session will begin with meditation and pranayama followed by an energetically balanced physical practice to energize the mind and body for the day ahead. Each afternoon the practice will explore the asanas more deeply; working to calm, restore and heal body, mind & spirit. Yin classes and Yoga Nidra will be offered on occasion.

For bookings or more information, contact Dorothy

20 September - 27 September 2014

ITALY: Autumn Yoga Retreat in Tuscany with Josie Tanham (Sept 20  27)
(1 PLACE LEFT) 

Join Josie Tanham for a luxurious 7-day yoga retreat in Lucca, Tuscany. Each morning, your day will begin with quiet reflection, pranayama and breathing practise combined with an asana practise to accommodate practitioners of all levels and experience. Each afternoon, our yoga class will focus and extend your understanding of different yoga postures and increase your flexibility and strength. There will also be plenty of time during the week to explore the area on foot, take a nature walk, visit the lively historic town of Lucca, relax in a hammock, or indulge in one of the in-house holistic therapies available such as massage, reflexology, energy healing and Bach Flower therapy. 

This retreat is suitable for all levels from beginners, to those looking to renew an existing practice or anyone wanting to deepen their practice.

For more information, email Josie.   


27 September - 04 October 2014

ITALY: An Autumn Feast for the Mind Body & Soul - Yoga Retreat in Tuscany with Meagan Walker

Join Meagan for this 7-day feast for the body, mind and soul! Immerse yourself in a luxurious yet wholesome yoga retreat with twice daily dedicated yoga & meditation practices to release, energise and balance the body. Enjoy the delectable produce of the region and discover the enchanting surrounds of Tuscany: local nature walks, cinque terre, take a cooking class, an Italian language lesson or bicycle in and around lucca. Equally available for those who wish to restore and replenish are massage and natural therapy treatments or simply resting within the surrounds of the 17th century villa overlooking the olive trees. 
Open to all levels, this retreat experience  provides an opportunity to cultivate awareness and self-transformation whether is one is new to yoga or has been practicing for many years

For more information contact Meagan

04 October - 11 October 2014

ITALY: Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat with Jessie Chapman (Oct 4 - 11, 2014)

Join experienced Radiance Retreats Yoga teacher Jessie Chapman in Tuscany to unwind and re-balance your body and mind, whilst immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Set in a beautifully restored 17th century Tuscan villa nestled amongst forested hills and natural woodlands, you will enjoy inspiring daily yoga classes, core strength classes, meditation, day trips to vibrant villages, thermal spas, wonderful regional food, hiking, massages, yoga nidra and lots more within this idyllic Tuscan setting.

For more information or to register, email yoga@villabenvenuti.com


11 October - 18 October 2014

ITALY: Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat with Jessie Chapman (Oct 11 - 18, 2014)

Join experienced Radiance Retreats Yoga teacher Jessie Chapman in Tuscany to unwind and re-balance your body and mind, whilst immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Set in a beautifully restored 17th century Tuscan villa nestled amongst forested hills and natural woodlands, you will enjoy inspiring daily yoga classes, core strength classes, meditation, day trips to vibrant villages, thermal spas, wonderful regional food, hiking, massages, yoga nidra and lots more within this idyllic Tuscan setting.

For more information or to register, email yoga@villabenvenuti.com