The yoga on offer is specifically Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for all different levels so that you can learn as a beginner or simply delve more deeply into your practice if you are more advanced. The daily classes are taught by a number of teachers so as to offer different styles and levels of activity.
The program has been developed to enable you to participate in the yoga classes and other activities that immerse you in nature so that you can feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
There are daily circuit training sessions that are customized to suit your familiarity with interval training. They are held on the beautiful grounds of the resort, set against great views and are a fun and engaging way to improve ones’ fitness level and stamina.
You may also select from a variety of hiking options to truly appreciate the gorgeous scenery of the Tuscan countryside. Te hikes vary in distance and can be customised to suit your desired level. The hikes lead through the rolling hills around the hotel, often leading to a local vineyard for a wine tasting or to an historic town for a cultural excursion.
The retreat package includes -
your beautiful comfortable accommodations
three healthy meals per day
hiking and or circuit training
a workshop on sun salutations
weekly guided meditations
HIIT & Barre sessions
optional wine tasting tour
pick up from local train station.
Optional extras include private yoga or training sessions, massage, personalised exercise plan, trip the thermal baths, cooking classes, wine tasting, local tours and horse riding.
For Alix, nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and Yoga have always been of paramount importance. She is a strong supporter of the Latin saying ‘mens sana in corpore sano’, which means that only a healthy body can support a healthy mind, so we should strive to keep our bodies in top condition. She has been practicing Yoga for many years in order to sustain a well balanced life, she has completed trainings in India for (200hr) ashtanga yoga and in Costa Rica for a (200 hr) vinyasa and massage therapy course and believes that through asana practice we can sustain a clearer consciousness. Alix wants to impart her knowledge onto her students helping them to understand their bodies and therefore be able to delve more deeply into each pose. This was the genesis which led to the development of the” Body and Mind” company. She has lived in many countries, and experienced many different cultures, and from this she has been inspired to follow the fundamentals of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle which provides the most comprehensive combination of nutrition, well-being and family-oriented ideals. This philosophy is not about deprivation or even having to worry about how to manage a harmonious diet and lifestyle, instead Alix wants to open up a world of delicious and well balanced menus that you can take home with you and use for the rest of your life.
Francesca is a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist operating in london with a wealth of experience and an array of knowledge. She has 12 years experience working in the fitness industry at some of London’s leading health clubs. Holds a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Boxing trained by David Haye on his training course. A certified Master Kettlebell instructor, Fran is taught personally and certified by Europe’s leading kettlebell instructor and TV’s former ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer the late Angie Dowds. Fran has a substantial client list including celebrities, former sporting professionals, TV presenters, business executives, new mums & many more. Francesca works with her clients in London and also the Middle East. She is the director of FB Personal Training and has a team of trainers operating in London who are passionate about helping others achieve their health, fitness and lifestyle goals. Specialist areas are Kettlebell training, boxing, TRX and Sports Massage.
Filippo is a Personal Trainer born in Montevarchi, Tuscany with a lifelong passion for fitness and sport in general. He graduated with a degree in Sports Science from Florence University and from 1995 to 2008 worked as a Fitness and Bodybuilding instructor at the Los Angeles Gym in Montevarchi. Since 2008, Filippo has been working in the same capacity at the gym ZeroOtto and has also become a certified Fit Boxe instructor via the FIF (federazione italiana fitness).Furthermore, Filippo is a certified instructor in Body Pump, Legs Buns and Tums as well as body toning techniques. On top of all this, Filippo also spends time as an Aqua Gym instructor and a Callisthenics trainer and in his spare time, he works as a conditioning coach for the local football team, Virtus Leona.
Paolo was born in São Paulo , Brazil but has been living in Italy since he first set foot in Rome in early 2000. With previous experience in web marketing and business development, he has been working as online marketing manager at the retreat center since 2013. He speaks English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, has lived and worked in several countries and loves to travel.Though extremely passionate about business, marketing, and all technology, he is equally passionate about fitness, healthy living and Italian food. Paolo is also a certified ISSA fitness trainer and committed to helping those who wish to stay fit. Understanding that each individual has different goals as well a needs, he strives to make sure adopting a fitness lifestyle is interesting, rewarding and most importantly fun.