ITALY YOGA RETREAT WITH DONNA SORCE | SEPT 1 – 8, 2018
- Il Borghino Retreat Centre
- Pieve Santo Stefano, Farneta, Lucca, LU, Italia
- Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 (8 days)
- From €1750 pp (EUR)
Drawing from years of exploration in various styles and disciplines as both a practitioner and an instructor, Donna incorporates the union of breath and movement to facilitate a deeper awareness of the joy that lives in our hearts.
Join Donna in Tuscany for a blissful week of yoga, meditation, exploring medieval villages, feasting on farm-to-table vegetarian food, relaxing by the pool, sampling some local Tuscan wines from a nearby bio-dynamic winery and taking part in an excursion to the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Open to all ages and levels, this retreat will leave you felling re-energized and inspired by culture of Italy and the chance to unwind, explore, and meet like-minded people in beautiful surroundings.
Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino – which boasts comfortable lodging in four beautifully-renovated buildings, an outdoor salt-water pool, and delicious meals of farm-to-table vegetarian Tuscan cuisine — complete with local olive oil and wine. We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below.
Day trip to Cinque Terre
Included in your retreat is a day trip to the breath-taking Cinque Terre exploring the five coastal villages embedded in rocky cliffs along one of Italy’s most scenic stretches of Liguria. For those who are hikers, it is possible to spend a day walking and climbing between these beautiful villages and enjoy some spectacular scenery along the way. For others, you can still enjoy walking the more gentle trails, spend time swimming, exploring the villages or sampling some of the local delights.
Local Tuscan wine tasting trip
Also included is a wine tasting excursion to a local bio-dynamic winery. We go by foot along the “Strada del Vino” (the wine road) and after a toyr of the winery and gardens, we settle in to taste some excellent wines. The estate also produces olive oil, honey and pasta. The scenery is beautiful, overlooking vineyards and olive groves.
Other Optional Activities
There are also other choices of optional activities and excursions, designed to give you a taste of Tuscany and the local culture, without it feeling like a organized tour. For example, enjoy a walking/biking tour of the enchanting village of Lucca, an afternoon soaking up the healing waters in a thermal spa, an evening in the thriving artist village of Pietrasanta, a relaxing massage or spa treatment or a cooking class with our very own cook!