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Eat, wine, yoga in Tuscany
11/09/2019 22/10/2019

Eat, wine, yoga in Tuscany

Italy

Highlights

5 nights accommodation 3 gourmet meals each day 2 yoga classes per day

Overview

Join two of YogaDownload's top instructors, Jackie Casal Mahrou and Claire Petretti Marti for a breathtaking journey to the picturesque hillsides of Tuscany, Italy.

We’ll visit ancient medieval hilltop cities, learn about and taste Italian wines, take a cooking class and bike ride through the Tuscan countryside, all while practising yoga and meditation in an unbelievable setting that will make you feel like you've stepped into a fairy tale.

We'll be hosting this retreat at a gorgeous hillside villa near the town of Montepulciano where you will be surrounded by picturesque vineyards and rolling hills while enjoying delicious, incredible, authentic meals three times a day.

There will also be opportunities to visit ancient medieval towns, take part in wine tastings to explore the region's most famous wines, a bike ride through the countryside, and learn to cook an authentic Italian meal!

This journey is straight out of a fairy tale, and it could be you this October!

Join our tribe! We will have around 20 participants for this retreat and will form bonds and create lasting friendships as we share this incredible and majestic experience!

Location

Our location

Villa Poggio Martino is located on a beautiful hill in Tuscany and consists of seven apartments, each one with a private terrace.

Our villa, Poggio Martino, goes back in history until 1700. It belonged to the Papal Family Piccolomini of Pio II, the Pope of Pienza. Initially, it was used as an establishment of the hospital of Florence, to take care of passers-by in the more southern Valdichiana region. The villa, a single farmhouse of about 1000 square meters, is protected by the Fine Arts for its uniqueness.

Its wonderful panoramic position with view over the hills heading up to Montepulciano create a serene atmosphere. The house has been restored preserving the original architectural features and has been carefully decorated in rustic Tuscan style.

Accommodation

Single Occupancy

A room (with a view!) all to yourself with a double bed.

Double Occupancy

A room to share with a friend/partner, or let us assign you a roommate.

Most rooms share one large bathroom between two rooms. Contact us for specific options.

Single Occupancy
€2170 Price per stay
One person with the entire room to yourself (if you will be sharing the room with a friend/partner book a double occupancy room). The villa consists of seven apartments, each one with a private terrace and kitchen. All bedrooms share a bathroom with the rest of the apartment (one bathroom per 2/3 bedrooms).
Double Occupancy
€1630 Price per stay
Two people sharing one room. You can book this with a friend/partner (sharing a double bed), or we can assign you a roommate (of the same sex, in separate beds) after booking. The villa consists of seven apartments, each one with private terrace and kitchen. All bedrooms share a bathroom with the rest of the apartment (one bathroom per 2/3 bedrooms).

Activities

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is a sample schedule 
(subject to change based on group needs/input)

DAY 1

  • 3:00-7:00pm Arrive at the villa
  • 6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet
  • 7:00pm Authentic Italian dinner
  • 8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAYS 2-5

  • 7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day
  • 8:00am Energizing morning yoga
  • 9:30am Healthy breakfast
  • 10:30am Day trips, wine tasting, cooking class, bike ride, or free time
  • 1:30pm Delicious lunch
  • 6:00pm Evening relaxing yoga
  • 7:30pm Amazing dinner

DAY 6

  • 8:00am Uplifting and detoxifying morning yoga
  • 9:30am Healthy breakfast
  • Noon Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends

Menu

Three gourmet meals each day - we will have a private chef on hand cooking amazing local cuisine

 

Instructors

Jackie Casal Mahrou

For the past 13 years, Jackie has been passionately teaching and practising yoga in Denver, CO. Believing that yoga can awaken us to the vast capacity of our hearts, minds and spirits, she intends to empower her students to live boldly and authentically. Jackie’s classes are a combination of enlightening inspiration, graceful movement, alignment and encouragement. Through her flowing sequences and heart centred intention, she creates an environment for each student to blossom into his or her most significant expression of each yoga posture and brightest self.

Claire Petretti Marti

Claire Petretti Marti has been practising, studying, and teaching yoga since 1999. Like many fitness enthusiasts, she was initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits of strength, balance, and flexibility. Once Claire realized that serenity, peace of mind, and a general sense of happiness were predominant results of the practice, she was hooked.

An RYT-500 Yoga Alliance instructor, Claire teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow with the intention of creating a moving meditation. She encourages students to find the lightness and the joy in their own practice, both on and off the mat. She is a certified Pilates instructor, a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner and also holds a NASM-certification for personal training. She has significant experience with spinal injuries and frequently works with students recuperating from injuries. She leads international yoga retreats every year. Mind-body fitness is her passion.

In January 2010, Claire was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Yoga aided her healing throughout treatment and recovery. Learning to live with cancer inspired her to earn her Yoga for Cancer Therapy certification and she now also teaches classes specifically for people living with cancer.

Not included

Flight to/from Rome / Florence / Pisa Optional and extra activities Travel insurance

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