7 Days Exclusive "Emotional Balance", Gourmet Food & Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

About This Event

Jump out of a race and stressful life into a week of healing, resting, meditation & yoga, and delicious gourmet food.  

Lose notion of time, while connecting with pure Tuscany nature and re-connecting with your self. Enjoy creative bites from an organic farm and meet pleasure with each sip of locally made organic wine. 

This retreat will bring clarity and a sense of lightness to your mind so you can reconnect to yourself.

 THIS RETREAT IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO : 

Find work-life balance Improve sleeping patterns Emotional and mental healing Clear old traumas, emotions, and blockagesAwaken the pathway to peace and tranquilityHeal your heart and let go of old situations Release accumulated stress in the body

General description of the retreat:

Envelop yourself with a rejuvenating menu of yoga and meditation classes, gourmet holistic meals and restoring emotional healings.

Mental and emotional healing plays a vital role in supporting changes in our lives. Open up energy pathways with holistic treatments, including Breathwork and chakra balancing, complemented with personalized yoga and Pranayama breathing sessions. Discover the power of the mind that can help you to create beneficial life changes in many areas. 

Learn tools to effectively manage stressful situations in your daily life and return home feeling fully revitalized. Our Retreat leader will guide you, provide stress management strategies and healing practices to suit your individual needs.

Enjoy every day of our retreat with profound healing practices, delicious organic food, yoga & meditation in the most peaceful place - serene landscapes of Tuscany. 

This is your invitation to step into a  renewed sense of resilient health and wellbeing

Yoga: 

We reunite in a community of connected souls to do our practice, to recognize parts of ourselves that need healing, to drop mental illusions and begin new day fully present and relaxed. 

Yoga is the way we come into the profound experiences of oneness, into a state of deep internal fulfillment, yoga is a way how we get in touch with the source. 

Every session is accurately designed to reorganize chi (energy) flows in the nadis (channels) and activate dormant parts of the body while cooling down the monkey-mind. 

We begin with meditation, proceed with purifying breathing practices and go deeper with a sequence of asanas (postures). Feel your body opening up and gaining its energy back. Our yoga classes conclude with balancing pranayamas (breathing) and profound full body relaxation. 

We often learn and chant ancient mantras and discuss yogic philosophical texts. Yoga is a step by step guide that takes us way beyond the good physical workout, but to a new level of consciousness. Every practice is different and adapted to the group of yogis and their level. 

Energy Healing Seminar : 

Get access to the most powerful tool of spiritual evolution that is right inside of your body. Chakras as energetic anatomy have been described in the ancient yogic texts more than 5000 years ago. This is fundamental knowledge about the power within. Every Chakra is responsible for certain organ in the body, emotional and mental health. When your energy is balanced and flows freely – it is the beginning of a new stage of life experience and spiritual evolution. 

Learn how to activate your 7 energetic centers and remove blockages that keep you stuck.

Healing Food Workshop :

This 3 hours Cooking Healing Food Workshop is aimed to show you some secrets of live food. Together we will create amazing main meals including sauces and one type of dessert using only fresh, organic ingredients. Getting our hands on we will find out that raw live food can be fun, delicious and awesome. Our amazing food chef is leading this event and will answer your questions, touching the very basics of raw food up to some gourmet tricks. After this workshop, you will be ready to come back home and surprise your family and friends with a new holistic feast menu.

Holistic Activities & Healings :

Reiki Energy Healing & Chakra Balancing 

Reiki is a universal, graceful and compassionate energy that can heal on many levels. As it flows through into the recipient's body they will deeply relax, balance and become calm. But Reiki can do much more than this.

All of our energy systems are linked, the mind, body, and soul; each of these systems is connected and can have an effect on each other. It follows then that if a cleansing, healing energy flows through the body, the spiritual body and the mind will also benefit. This is how Reiki works; flowing through the body, cleansing, healing and detoxifying the system on many levels and therefore healing the mind, body, and emotions.


Taro & Intuitive reading 

If you have a lot of questions and no answers. Or if you simply want to receive guidance and a message this experience may be extremely helpful, Deeply connected to the ancestors and versed in the language of Spirits, a session will offer you guidance on the relationship, work, life, decisions and helping you reach positive changes in your life.


Excursion options. 

(Activities are not included in the price and need to be arranged additionally.)

There are many beautiful hikes to explore on foot, by bike or on a horse. 

There are also beautiful villages and natural sites to visit. Here are some ideas:


Monteriggioni: Distance 2.2 km (20 min walk)

A beautiful perfectly intact medieval village, there is a very tiny museum, a small church, some bars, restaurants, an ice-cream hub and some other

shops, Walking around takes no longer than 10 minutes, you can also take a walk on the walls to enjoy the exquisite Tuscan landscape.


San Gimignano: 25 km (20 min drive, transport needed)

The “Medieval Manhattan” walk around the beautify towers, enter the beautiful church, go visit the “Galleria Continua” buy some alabaster and an ice-cream.

Firenze: 45 km (45 min transport needed)

What to say. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, the nest of the Renaissance, the guided visit can be organized.


Siena: 20 km (15 min transport needed)

Siena is incredibly rich in art and culture, an open-air museum I highly recommend a guided visit with Elena, my favorite art historian of the region.


Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole: 18 km, 24km (20 min drive, transport needed)

A beautiful ride, by car moto or bike, if you are trained. You can conclude the tour with a wonderful wine tasting at one of the many wineries,

Fonterutoli is one of my favorites.


Colle Val d’elsa: 10 km (10 min drive, transport needed)

Out of the tourist trails, it's another beautiful medieval village worth the visit, it is famous for crystal manufacture and ceramics.


Horseback riding: 30 km (40 min drive) 30€ per person or 8 km (10 min drive) 45€ per person.

The best riding center is in Radicondoli, the drive is picturesque and scenographic. There are closer centers as well if you don't want to drive that far.


River or pool day: the pool is only 7km away we have a convention with it and entrance is 5€.

Bike day around Tuscan hills: you can a guided tour, or rent a bike to discover the hills of Tuscany for yourself. 

Hikes: Ebbio is crossed by several signposted paths, you can grab a map and go, or decide to book a guide to take you around for the complete experience. 


Francigena pilgrimage trail: the Monteriggioni starting point is 700 m away from the retreat center, You can adventure through it with no extra cost towards San Gimignano (33km) or Siena (22km) or decide to book a walking or a bicycle guide.

Hot Springs: There are natural hot springs just 50 km away Petriolo is (40 min drive, transport needed). 


WORKSHOPS:

Foraging and Essential oil making: 30€ x person, and takes about a half day, (4 participants minimum).

Natural cosmetic making: 30€ x person and it takes about a half day, (4 participants minimum).

Jam making workshop: 20€ x person, according to the season we will pick fruits, and process them in order to make wonderful sugar free organic jams, each participant will leave with a jam pot to bring back!

Giving back: get involved in the farm life; get your hands dirty and help to make this place even a better place it will feel more like home!

Vimini basket making: old Italian tradition - 30€ x person (minimum of 4 participants).

Short vineyard walk (upon request) through the different terroirs of Sangiovese,

Walk through the olive grove, gardens parterre with original XVIII century water font

Discovery of the organic vegetable garden, the Orangerie, the cellar, the vinsanto aging rooms, and the old olive mill

Monteriggioni Castle: We will walk from home to Monteriggioni castle, 2,5 km and will be received at Montechiaro Winery shop (EUR 15 per person)!

Tasting of 4 of their organic wines with their food pairing



"Spent one of the best weeks of my life with Vlada and Olha in Ubud in May 2018. Am not new to retreats or Bali but this experience ranks #1 for me! The mix of mind/body/spirit and the food that feeds all of those things gave me exactly the new knowledge I needed. I am still practicing the tools so learned. If you are a “dude” or “dudess” and thinking about joining these two amazing souls somewhere on the planet, go for it! I am committed to doing a retreat each year for my own well being and I am going back to Bliss, who wouldn’t? This year I may do their Tanzania Retreat later in the (contact info blocked) I can wait that long!" Thank you V & O! 😘 Michael in Singapore 🇸🇬

Event Highlights

  • Special healing, emotional balance & restorative program
  • Live in 12s century charming countryside mansion in Tuscany
  • Meet Sunrises & Sunsets practicing yoga
  • Enjoy organic farm to table delicious Italian holistic meals
  • Explore local winery and taste organic local wine
  • Become your own healer and learn how to live in peace, happiness
  • Learn tools and practices to manage stress and anxiety in your daily life

Schedule

Day 1

15.00 - Arrival
16.00 - Welcome circle
17.30 - Evening practice
19.00 - Dinner
21.00 - Tea and rest


Day 2
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch
11.30 - 15.00 Relax
15.00 - Salad Bar and Juice
17.00 - Evening practice
19.00 Dinner


Day 3
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch
11.30 - 13.00 Feeling Joy
13:00 - 14:30 - Wellness Seminar
15.00 - Salad Bar and Juice
17.00 - Evening practice
19.00 Dinner


Day 4
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch
11:30 - 13:30 Feeling Joy
13.30 - 15.00 Holistic Cooking Workshop
15.00 - Free time/ Walking/ Cycling/ Reading
17.00 - Evening practice
19.00 - Dinner


Day 5
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch
11.30 - 15.00 - Energy Workshop
15.00 - Salad Bar and Juice
17.00 - Evening practice
19.00 Dinner


Day 6
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch
11.30 - 15.00 - Feeling Joy
15.00 - Wine Tasting Ceremony
17.00 - Evening practice
19.00 Dinner


Day 7
07.00 - 08.30 - Sunrise Yoga
9.30 -10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - Departure

Venue Highlights

We will welcome you in a rural complex from the 12th century converted into a charming agriturismo, full of fascinating history. Silence, earthy colors and fragrances are still prominent. Mention is surrounded by an evergreen forest and beautiful hills allowing to go hiking. This magical place sits between Siena and Florence in Monteriggioni village. The amazing part is that it is still a working Tuscan Farm. An annual harvest of grapes are used to make authentic Chianti Wine that Tuscany is so well known for. They cultivate olive trees, vineyards, officinal plants, fruits, and vegetables, used in the preparation of the vegetarian meals during our retreat. The farm has cows, horses, donkeys, chickens, doves, geese, and dogs.
In this place, you will find the spectacular scenery combines the history and flavors that make Tuscany such a unique vacation experience.

Accommodations

Rustic yet refined accommodations set itself apart from other Tuscan villas. An 800-year-old classic Tuscany farmhouse converted into a stylish place. The ambiance of this place is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Looking out one of the many windows of the different accommodations, you will be captivated by the undulating hills swept with thriving vineyards, olive trees, and enchanting evergreen forests.

Every room is elaborately designed and created with a lux rustic taste. All bathrooms are shared at the mention. There are only 9 bedrooms and each is different and unique in its own way. For more details and specific information, please send us an inquiry.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

WE WANT TO NOURISH YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Our meals always contain daily fresh pickings from an onsite certified organic garden. Inspired by nature and sustainable living, our artfully prepared, organic vegetarian cuisine is a highlight for our guests. Using ingredients sourced from our organic garden other local farms, we offer raw, vegan and nutritionally balanced menu.
We are offering innovative, plant-based classic Italian recipes with a unique blend of a healing raw cuisine:
Menu highlights:
Avo lover bruschetta
Breakfast burritos
Vegan spezzatino
Oriental soups
Zucchini tagliolini with mushrooms
Wild rice risottos
French open spinach quiche
Tomato-gazpacho
Cool avocado soup
Carry carrot soup
Elaborate desserts like chocolate pie and cheesecakes, chestnut cakes, vegan tiramisu
As always accompanied by an ever-changing list of toppings and sides.

Directions

Transfer :
From Pisa Airport (about 90km) 2 options:
1. Train from Pisa airport to “Castellina in Chianti - Monteriggioni” about 1 hour 45 mins. The ticket is 12€ per person, transport from the train
station to Ebbio 10€ per person (about 10 mins drive).
2. Minivan Transfer - seats a maximum of 7 people and has a cost of 330€, (47€ x person)
From Florence Airport (about 60km) Mini van Transfer - seats a maximum of 7 people and has a cost of 230€, (33€ x person)
From Rome Airport (about 300 km) Mini van Transfer - seats a maximum of 7 people and has a cost of 450€, (65€ x person)
To Siena go and back 4 hours Minivan Transfer - seats a maximum of 7 people and has a cost of 260€, to Siena there are also taxi available
Prices are variable according to the companies, availability and season, +/- 15%

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