Yoga and Walking in Tuscany

With Dorothy Price - Santosha Yoga Retreats

Sept 5-12, 2020. "All levels" yoga, pranayama and meditation in the beautiful Tuscan Hills!

Yoga and Walking in Tuscany  Immerse yourself in yoga practice with Dorothy Price in the serenity of the Tuscan countryside. This 17th century Italian villa has been fully restored and converted into a beautiful retreat centre, nestled in the hills of Lucca surrounded by forests and natural woodlands. Il Borghino sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards. The natural surroundings and secluded setting create an atmosphere of calm and stillness, making it ideal for yoga, spiritual practice or a relaxing holiday. Dorothy has been offering retreats in Canada and internationally since 2002. She provides beautiful havens for healing mind, body and soul. Click on website link below for more information and pricing.

Let Dorothy guide you through asana, pranayama and meditation, with her much loved teaching style, in the lovely indoor and outdoor yoga spaces. There is plenty of exploring to do; such as the nearby walled medieval city of Lucca, Pietrasanta and the Cinque Terre region. The 18th century Lucca winery treasure Tenuta Maria Teresa is only a beautiful walk away! An outstanding salt water swimming pool and Turkish Steam Bath are available for our use. Extras include massage, spa services, day-trip options and an on-site Italian cooking class. Lots to see but lots of leisure time as well, making this a time to remember!   We will enjoy our yoga practices in the yoga room but weather permitting, we will enjoy some of our yoga practices around the salt water pool! Dorothy will guide you through a series of breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation; as well as stretching and strengthening postures (asanas). Dorothy's yoga sessions are a balanced combination of sustained poses (Hatha) 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. Attention is always given to basic alignment & therapeutic principals. These classes are appropriate for all levels of practice.

Wine, olive oil, herbs, vegetables & fruit are all produced in abundance on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for our deliciously fresh, vegetarian meals. Seasonal dishes typical of the region will be prepared during the retreat, using fresh produce either from our organic garden or local producers.   7 nights accommodation; 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day (except for one dinner and 2 lunches; due to day-trips); Twice daily yoga classes (most days-depending on day trips); Daily pranayama and meditation classes; Fresh detox juice at breakfast; Wine (produced from a nearby estate) at dinner; Use of the salt water swimming pool and the Turkish Sauna/ Steam Room; Transfers to and from Lucca to Il Borghino at the start and finish of the retreat. ....And beautiful walks!

Retreat Location:
Near Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

September 5-12, 2020

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