Retreat: A place to withdraw or a time away in a quiet and secluded place where you can relax, replenish and nourish yourself with yogic practices.
Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
Monday 8th May to Sunday 14th May 2023
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Our Retreat Venue – Villa La Chimera
Our Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy will be held at The Villa La Chimera, which is a lovingly restored 600 year old village fortress set on medieval terraces in traditional Tuscan style with beautiful antiques, set in a spectacular Tuscan valley. The house is just inside the border that separates Tuscany from Umbria. This is a very special part of the province, benefiting from a more dramatic mountainous landscape than can be found elsewhere in Tuscany.
The property is totally private and secluded, yet close to conveniences. The wooden yoga deck is great for all our classes including meditation, yoga, or just having an evening frolic! A massage therapist will be on-site to avail of (optional ) after a long day of sampling the local goods! On the retreat, you will have the option of as much free time and space as you need so you can explore and rest at your leisure.
Tuscany is famous for its culture and history. There is much to explore close by, including hot springs, local villages and many more vineyards to explore. On-site you will be able to hire a bike to explore or go for a hike to be truly immersed in nature under the Tuscan Sun. There are plenty of places to just chill, relax and unwind on-site, whether it’s sunbathing, reading or star-gazing and meditation reflection, you will feel completely immersed. On the retreat you will have the option of as much free time and space you need so you can explore and rest at your leisure. Tuscany is famous for its culture and history. There is much to explore close by, including hot springs, local villages and many more vineyards to explore. On-site you will be able to hire a bike to explore or go for a hike to be truly immersed in nature under the Tuscan Sun. There are plenty of places to just chill, relax and unwind on site, whether it’s sunbathing, reading or star-gazing and meditation reflection, you will feel completely immersed.
Highlights of being in Tuscany on Retreat
- 2 x daily themed yoga classes for a full immersion for finding balance
- Organic farm-to-table produce
- One day trip to Cortona
- One day trip to our market in Citta di Castello
- Trattoria evening meal
- Optional spa experience at the famous mud bath/spa venue locally
- Daily delicious brunch, lunch and dinner
- Beverages & a sneaky evening glass of vino/aparitif if you fancy
- 6 nights accommodation in luxury
Our program for our Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy, includes the yoga shala, embraces the natural elements and feeling connected with our bodies. The perfect space to dive deep into the practice. With hardwood floors and a modern-rustic feel, you will be immersed not just in the practice of yoga but also in the natural surroundings. Just like the yoga practice, this yoga immersion embraces the tradition of yoga using ancient and modern technique to help your practice deepen within a warm and welcoming feel. This retreat is all about finding balance.
Yoga styles – Dynamic flow & Yin Yoga
Yoga am: In the mornings a slow, strong, alignment-based Vinyasa practice will explore some intelligent sequencing, informed alignment and encouraging us to slow down and take a full reset from life. Your morning practices will be challenging and awakening, yet accessible for all levels.
Yoga pm: In the evenings a long, slow, and deep Yin practice. Postures are usually low to the ground and are held for longer periods of time to bring stillness , vitality & balance back into the body and mind. Carmel is trained in yin yoga and will be incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine elements into each practice to bring more awareness into coming into balance.
These practices give you time to rest after the busy day, digest and drop into a state of deep relaxation.
Both Carmel and Kathryn are meditation teachers offering mindfulness and pranayama practices.
We can reflect in the quietness in the evenings on the yoga Shala deck with the stunning views around nature.
Participants should have a regular yoga practice and be comfortable with a vinyasa class; participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.
Sample Schedule of our Program
- 08:00 – 10:00 Morning Practice
- 10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast/Brunch
- 11:00 – 17:00 Freetime. Enjoy the grounds, swim, exploring, sunbathe, hiking or excursions, local markets, massage, hot springs
- 17:30 – 19:00 Evening Practice (may change slightly on some days due to excursions)
- 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner and wine
- 20:00 Star gazing and chats
Meals will be served at large communal tables, with farm-to-table produce on the outdoor patio. Our chef will be providing gourmet treats for us during our retreat. The Mediterranean tradition – fresh and tasty. The kitchen will be providing a vegetarian menu with options of fish and meat. Delicious, vegetarian mediterranean infused breakfasts, lunches and dinners (mainly local products). We all know that Italian style cuisine is famous and a chef will be on site to provide three meals a day of local cuisine and catering to all tastes with healthy juices, teas/ coffees and yes….. wine/aperitifs is included.! Sneaky wine tasting is always an option. Our venue team have worked closely with their chefs to create meals that are rich in nutrients, hearty and organic to leave you feeling nourished and refreshed on our Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy.
Allergies and food intolerances are catered for.
You can set the pace of your stay enjoying peace and quiet in this secluded valley swimming in one of the 3 pools listening to the chirping frogs and fireflies lighting up the velvet darkness, sit by the fire pit, or visit local scenic spots, shopping, dinner out in a local Trattoria or enjoy a massage on site.
Included in the package is an outing to Cortona ( A medieval walled town) where the movie “Life is Beautiful “ was filmed for evening drinks, shopping in the cobbled streets and dinner.
This area is renowned for its hot springs and mineral baths. We have the option to go to the mineral baths at Rapolano. A morning trip to the walled town of Citta di Castello for coffee and shopping in the market for honey, truffles, olive oil and gifts. And on the last night a meal in a local Trattoria.
Villa Chimera is an excellent location for our Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy- when you are there you are totally secluded, private and quiet. But within a few minutes you have access to shops and restaurants. The villa is a 7 minute drive from a charming tiny village San Leo Bastia that has all basic necessities, fresh bread, cheese, salami and little shop, a bar for coffee and apperitivi and a little Trattoria serving some of the regions best steaks. Other local restaurants are dotted around within 15-20 minutes drive from the house. The region, in Tuscany on the border of Umbria , offers unspoiled views of stunning valleys, mountainous landscape & forests. It is an ideal base for seeing the sights and sampling the delights of local markets and restaurants, historic architecture, olive oil, truffles, wines and cheeses!
25 minutes away is the historic and beautiful town of Cortona and 15 minutes drive and you are in a small working town Trestina, with everything you need, from bank, gelateria, and shops to a market, large supermarket, and internet cafes. The magical location offers seclusion and wanderlust surrounded by rolling hills and provides a true sanctuary in which to escape the pressures of busy life and explore the sights and sounds of this beautiful country.
Prices – Package for Yoga Immersion
€ 1,290 per person, shared accommodation. ( Extra single supplement of €450 applies unless you have a single room). This includes all yoga and meditation classes, 3 meals a day , listed outings and airport transfer.
The payment can be made in full or as 3 separate payments of €430 to spread it out. The first payment €430 is a Non Refundable Deposit and secures your place. Last payment to be made 30 days prior to start of retreat.
It is advised to take out travel insurance including cover for Covid Cancellation
What’s not included
- Travel and medical insurance
- Additional food and drink
- Transport to/from local villages not on the OUTINGS schedule.
- Hot springs & Mineral bath option
- Bike hire
Destination and Transport
La Chimera Retreat Villa is 40 minutes from Perugia International Airport near the beautiful towns of Cortona, Rome and Florence are 2 hours away.
Direct flights many times a week from London Stanstead with RyanAir direct to Perugia Airport.
From Ireland the best route is:
Cork (COR) – London Stansted (STN) – Perugia (PEG) with Ryan Air
Other routes are:
- Cork (COR) to Rome (FCO), train from Roma (FCO) airport to Perugia Train station
- Dublin (DUB) to Pisa (PSA), train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N, then to Perugia (Perugia’s train station is called Perugia Fontivegge)
Airport transfers can be arranged through La Chimera retreat villa please let us know.
Trains – Trains connect many major cities in Italy to the nearby city of Perugia. From the Perugia train station you can take a taxi or arrange transfer to the Villa la Chimera.
From Rome: 2.5 hours
From Siena: 1.5 hours
From Florence: 2.5 hours
Travel Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
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We are so excited to organise this yoga retreat in beautiful Italy and look forward to answering any queries.
Kathryn & Carmel
Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy