Laurie Cohen Peters

About us

EXPERIENCE CONSCIOUS LUXURY IN TUSCANY

Surrounded by unparalleled, breathtaking views, amid the famed Tuscan Valley, join expert equine and yoga therapist, Natalie Riggs, certified Equine Guided Educator (EGE), and integrative nutritionist, Laurie Cohen Peters, CHC CHH for a retreat of a lifetime!  

Together, they bring a transforming experience integrating horses, yoga, mediation, talk of the mind/body quantum field and alkaline Tuscan meals within a fully operating Spa/Retreat experience.

Beautifully appointed, fourth generation Tuscan Family run Villa with multiple sitting areas, spacious en suite bedrooms, fireplaces, an entertainment room, and work/study area.  Situated in the stunning Lucca Valley, minutes away from George Clooney's new seaside home of Maremma, just a short trip from ports, islands, the seaside, and the quaint town of Orbetello, this retreat offers unprecedented natural beauty, aquatic adventure, and excellent shopping! If you surf, bring your board!  If you paint, we have you covered, if you are looking for the essence of Italy still alive in Village life, we will take you there!  Want to learn about deep ecology and sustainable agriculture honed from 100s of years of traditional farming? We will take you on tours of some of the most verdant and well-producing farms providing food for all of Tuscany, including Florence and Pisa.  Experience natural thermal baths that cascade from rock formations, and offer mud pools for detoxifying, or enjoy the more luxuriant indoor space.  Get educated from a third generation, all women run bio-sustainable wine maker.  Take traditional Italian cooking lessons from local chefs approved by Chef Rocco DiSpirito.  Most of all, come soak of the tranquility and serenity of this magical place on earth!

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Natalie Riggs, EGE (shaktiranch.com), lends her unique approach to equine therapy as she focuses on both the physical and emotional qualities of the body to access a deeper connection to self; by connecting to one's own body through the breath, there is the possibility of a grounded connection to the horse and deep healing.  "Partnering with horses allows for one to drop in, connect with one's breath, and the centered nature of horses."   Integrating yogic breathing, and poses, while on horseback, ushers in a deep sense of surrender, calm, and mystery, unique to this experience, and to Natalie's' own course design; the experience of alignment, breath and focus within each pose while on the horse is an exhilarating way to pierce limitations, and express self-confidence in a deep and lasting way.

Natalie has helped many women, men and children gain clarity, purpose, and joy in their lives.  "As we tune into our body's innate wisdom, we remove layers that no longer serve.  We experience our most authentic and sovereign self...this is what I call love."

Most recently, Natalie was featured in the Malibu Times for her important therapeutic work with horses in both her private practice, and as the Equine Guided Educator for SAVE A WARRIOR, an organization dedicated to using equine therapy to help Military Veterans & First-Responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress.

Laurie Cohen Peter's, CHC CHHP, integrative nutritional counselor (lcphealthworks.org) and co-founder of incanto offers prearranged, personally designed protocols to address any of your health and wellness goals such as gut balancing, detox, beauty regimes, slimming, enhanced libido, energy and more.  Laurie will also work with incanto's chefs to prepare delicious alkaline meals in the Tuscan style!

Experience one-on-one and group work with Malibu California's Natalie Riggs, EGE for deep equine and yoga therapy on the mat and on the hoarse!

This retreat includes daily yoga and equine therapy sessions, optional meditation classes, a talk on quantum healing, a healthy Italian cooking class, an art class, a wine tour and discussion with a celebrated sommelier, an excursion into the local village and surrounding valley of Tuscany, a visit to the famed Tuscan thermal baths, and a day by the sea. Of course you can also take time to simply breathe!

*This retreat is for those desiring to gain clarity on career, relationship and other life issues, as well as removing blocks, and relieving depression, PTS, anxiety or for those whom simply want a deeper connection to self, and of course,  for anyone who love horses, yoga, and Tuscany!

*Massage, facial and manicure services available upon request.  

*Olive picking experience season availability depending.

All food served is bio-sustainable.  Pool and amenities on premises.

*October is historically a gorgeous time of year in Tuscany that the locals keep quiet about.


Everything about this summer retreat at incanto was perfection! The accommodations, service, and offerings were equally great. My girlfriends and I made memories to last forever. I'm so glad we planned this group family trip. Knowing our kids were right down the road having a terrific summer camp experience made it even more relaxing and special for us all, and getting to see their camp performance and share the Italian dinner al fresco on the last night was a true highlight! KT, Ohio

Event Highlights

  • EQUINE THERAPY AND LONG TRAIL HORSEBACK RIDING TO THE OLDEST CHURCH IN ITALY!
  • YOGA ON THE MAT AND ON THE HORSE!
  • MEDITATION
  • QUANTUM THOUGHT REDIRECT GROUPS
  • NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
  • PRE-ARRANGED SUPER FOOD BEAUTY ELIXIRS OR ELIXIRS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS
  • ALKALINE TUSCAN MEALS TAILORED TO YOUR EATING PROTOCOLS
  • EXCURSIONS TO LOCAL ART GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, VILLAGES, SEASIDE, BEACHES, PORTS, ISLANDS, AND IN-THE-KNOW SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES
  • FACIALS, MASSAGES
  • ART CLASSES
  • WINE TOURS
  • AGRICULTURAL TOURS
  • ALL FOOD IS ORGANIC, BIO-SUSTAINABLE AND LOCAL

Venue Highlights

Located in the gorgeous, unexploited area of Maremma, Italy....lined by Cypress trees, and surrounded by olive trees, this retreat center is serene and peaceful, you will literally feel like you have slipped away in time; not a telephone wire to be seen yet consistent wifi service and all the modern technological amenities available.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Each day offers a yoga class in the morning and night with Los Angeles's adored teacher, Charlie Samos, equine therapy and yoga on horseback with Natalie Riggs, EGE, and Nutritional Counseling with Mind/Body Coach, Laurie Cohen Peters CHC, CHHP. As well, historic and scenic riding trails, meditation, aperitivo, breakfast, dinner, and light lunches are included. Excursions to the Isle of Giglio, Port towns, local villages, seasides, agricultural tours, shopping, galleries, museums, thermal baths, nutritional counseling and talks, cooking classes, art classes, and wine tours are also offered and inclusive of the cost. Additional costs include facials, massages, or special shuttle services, and flights.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

We cater to your diet proclivities, offering conscious, alkaline-balanced Tuscan meals as well as traditional fare. All of our food is bio-sustainable, organic and local!

Accommodations

Sumptuously appointed with spacious, en suite bedrooms, sitting areas, two kitchens, several al fresco dining areas, rolling hills, quiet country roads, an outdoor yoga space, swimming pool and lounge area. Free wifi, a work/study room, and an entertainment center offer a variety of ways to enjoy this enchanted way to enjoy this exquisite 4th generation, Tuscan family owned Villa. Bathtubs, showers, hand-showers, bidets, down comforters, allergy-prone bedding, fireplaces, walking trails, shuttle service.

Directions

Best mode of transport is to fly into Pisa, Florence or Rome, and either rent a car or arrange shuttle service through us to the Villa.

Tags: art beauty cooking equine italy meditaiton nutrition tuscany wellness yoga

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