Wine & Yoga Retreat in Italy '24
Vineyard tours, daily yoga for beginners, 3 daily farm-to-table meals, and an Italian cooking class.
September 7 - 14, 2024
Required Yoga Experience
None (beginners encouraged)
About This Yoga Retreat
Step into a world of serene tranquility and Italian charm with our exclusive yoga retreat, nestled in the heart of Italy's picturesque countryside. This enchanting week-long journey invites you to indulge in the rustic elegance of Italian life, blending rejuvenating yoga sessions with a delightful exploration of local flavors and landscapes.
Embrace 'La Dolce Vita' – the quintessence of the sweet life – in our all-encompassing retreat, where every day unfolds in harmony with Italy's rich cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in daily yoga practices, tailored to enrich your body and soul amidst the serene backdrop of Italy's natural splendor.
Our retreat is more than just yoga; it's a celebration of the Italian way of life. Savor the taste of authentic, farm-to-table Italian cuisine, and partake in exclusive vineyard tours where the finest wines beckon your palate. Engage in hands-on Italian cooking experiences, crafting dishes that echo centuries of culinary heritage.
As you wander through the enchanting countryside, discover charming towns that tell tales of Italy's storied past. With ample leisure time, you're free to explore the vast beauty of our retreat's surroundings. Rejuvenate with a therapeutic massage, bask in the sun by our private pool, embark on a breathtaking hike through nature's canvas, or lose yourself in a captivating book under the Italian sun.
Join us for an unforgettable retreat where yoga, culture, and relaxation converge, creating an experience that nourishes the soul, delights the senses, and captures the heart of Italy's timeless allure.
Sometimes things don't go as planned due to circumstnaces beyond our control. As such, activities and included parts of the trip are subject to change.
This retreat is hosted by Yoga Beyond The Studio Retreats LLC. A company dedicated to offering exclusive and elevated retreats. Trip total may be subject to additional taxes and fees.
Welcome to Cugnanello country estate in the center of Tuscany. The historic estate lies nestled amidst vineyards and is surrounded by olive groves and idyllic hills.
The villa is 800 years old and situated in a picturesque landscape of uniquely wild beauty. The historic estate is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and rolling hills while the villa itself has been refurbished and updated with modern amenities, while keeping its historic charm.
The house and nature melt into an aesthetic unit radiating the typical flair of Tuscany, the perfect place to relax and disconnect from daily routine. Relax and immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Italian countryside.
Each room is equipped with a private or shared bathroom, a TV, WiFi, and a small desk.
Excursion to San Gimignano
Set out on a journey to the mesmerizing town of San Gimignano, an hour's drive into the picturesque Tuscan landscape. Renowned for its unique skyline of medieval towers, San Gimignano offers a distinct experience.
Visit the Piazza della Cisterna, where ancient wells and buildings paint a vivid picture of medieval life.
San Gimignano is not just about its towers; it's a haven for gourmets and wine connoisseurs. Taste the local Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, celebrated for its exquisite flavor, and indulge in the finest gelato in the region. Explore the town's artisan shops, offering everything from handcrafted pottery to traditional Tuscan products.
Excursion to Siena
Embark on a captivating half-day excursion to Siena, a jewel in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, just an hour's drive away. As you journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside, anticipation builds for the medieval charm that awaits.
In Siena, you'll be immersed in a world where history and culture converge. Wander the enchanting streets, marvel at the Piazza del Campo, famous for its exhilarating Palio horse race, and be awestruck by the majestic Siena Cathedral, a pinnacle of Gothic architecture.
This visit is not just sightseeing; it's an experience of Siena's soul. Indulge in authentic Tuscan cuisine at quaint trattorias, explore vibrant local markets, and ascend the Torre del Mangia for breathtaking views. This half-day trip, with just an hour's drive each way, offers a mesmerizing glimpse into a city that epitomizes the essence of Italy, leaving you with lasting memories of its timeless beauty.
Throughout this retreat, we will offer yoga and meditation classes catered towards all levels with an emphasis for beginners to yoga.
We absolutely welcome those who have never done yoga before! You will have an amazing time on this retreat.
Each day we will build on the lessons from the day before ensuring you return home with a newfound yoga practice that you can continue to nurture and grow on your own.
On this retreat, you will enjoy 1 - 2 yoga classes daily. We will explore movements that promote healthy bodies as well as quiet time for meditation and healing of the mind.
Most of our yoga sessions will be in a stone and mosaic-filled cottage. Some of our yoga will also be poolside!
(Advanced practitioners are welcome and encouraged to experience a week of connecting to the foundation of our yoga practice)
Three meals per day are included in the retreat. The recipes have been created by Marion, one of the owners of the estate, who has pulled from her lifelong experience cooking and working as a chef.
The menu will reflect the flavors of the local Italian countryside; most ingredients are local and seasonal, coming from a nearby organic farm.
Guests can expect to start the day with a breakfast full of various breads, cheeses, meats, cereal, yogurt, and some treats, with coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day. Lunch and dinner typically include salads, pasta, and a variety of meat dishes.
Dessert and house wine are included in lunch and dinner.
Locanda Cugnanello is happy to accommodate various food allergies and dietary restrictions/needs with advance notice.
Guests are responsible for booking their own travel, however, we are happy to help as we are very familiar with the area.
Included in the cost of the retreat is roundtrip transportation to and from the Florence train station on the day the retreat starts and ends.
We highly recommend arriving a few days early and enjoying the town of Florence. We are happy to provide recommendations for you.
Please purchase travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances and international medical needs. Check our travel insurance recommendation below.
Cancellation Policy & Travel Insurance
Our retreats would not be made possible without the full commitment of
our participants and our cancellation policy reflects this. Payments and
reservations are non-refundable.
We ask all participants to purchase travel insurance for financial protection against unforeseen circumstances. We like to use Square Mouth to purchase travel insurance. Square Mouth is a website that allows you to compare and purchase travel insurance from reputable providers.
What if I've never tried yoga?
Even better! The best way to build a healthy habit with yoga is to practice daily, so a yoga retreat is the perfect way to start. Our yoga retreats are always catered to beginners, starting from the basics and building together. All levels of yogis are welcome.
Can I come alone?
Yes! Our community is here to welcome you with open arms. At Yoga Beyond The Studio, we believe yoga is for everyone and we want you to feel supported in your journey. Don't worry about coming on our trips solo, you'll always leave with new friends!
Can you accommodate food allergies?
Every single accommodation we work with provides food options to accommodate your needs. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, whatever you need just let us know and we will make sure you are taken care of!
How do I make this retreat affordable for me?
We understand that a retreat can be a big investment. Payment plans are available to help work it into your budget. Keep in mind that we offer discounts for referrals, so bring a friend and pay even less!
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