Italy Yoga + Art Retreat
About This Event
A Boutique retreat to the picturesque Tuscany
There is no better way to capture Italy than to immerse in its rich history. This retreat is designed for those who have a love of the arts and movement. Practicing yoga in this incredible landscape gives the participant the peace of mind of the countryside and the energy to explore and learn from it. Guests can try their hand at art or photography projects throughout their stay. We collaborate with Estate owner, Julian Hyzler who brings a wealth of knowledge in the arts and history of the area.
If you are seeking a unique experience that covers the beauty of Italy and all its charm this is for you. Spend your time on a farmhouse estate, walk through history in local towns, sip wine marvelling at the cypress tree hills, indulge at a European day (contact info blocked) each moment priceless
Book early as this retreat fills quickly >>Group of 7
It is not necessary to be experienced in Art or Yoga to join. Just a love of both with the curiosity to learn.
- 7 DAYS + 6 NIGHTS INCLUDES:
- -Villa accomodations with private baths
- -Italian vegetarian cuisine at the villa
- -Beverages; including wine at the villa from the local Tuscan vineyards
- -Transportation to/from on day trips
- -Transfer to/from Chuisi Train station to Estate
- -Daily Yoga & meditation classes (mats & straps provided)
- -Guided Art & History tours with Julian Hylzer for selected day trips
- -Art materials in studio & use of Estate
- -Stretching your own canvas and beginner friendly painting sessions
- -Day trip to Florence; entrance fees/guide
- -Day trip to local Etruscan towns / walking tour
- -Thermal Spa Day
- -Pasta making demonstration
- -Cheese/Olive oil/ Wine Tasting
10:30am-12:30pm >>Art / Guided Paint Class
1:00am-2:00pm >>Lunch at Villa
2:30-5:30pm >> Cortona town visit
6:00-7:00pm >>Cooking demo at Villa
9-9:30pm >>Yoga Nidra
Venue HighlightsThe Estate is based centrally between Rome and Florence (aka. Firenze). Visits to local Tuscan towns and cities creates a cultural, educational and colorful look into the richness of Italy. Florence with museums, churches and cobblestone streets brings visitors interested in the Medici era, leather markets and DaVinci's statue of David. Guests will enjoy the art history and walking tours delivered by Julian, free time for sight seeing, shop or grab an espresso and wander the streets.
Soak in the bliss with a trip to a thermal day spa. Book a treatment or massage to add to your relaxation. Wine, olive and cheese tasting to nearby, Madrevite tantalizes your palate. Learn to make pasta from scratch from an in house cooking demonstration. Art as meditation class, canvas stretching, painting or sketching, individual tarot readings and yoga classes are all part of the Italian adventure.
AccommodationsPrepare to be swept away from this stunning hilltop location that overlooks the countryside of Tuscany & Umbria. The Estate offers views of rolling hills, cypress trees, and picturesque farmlands as far as the eye can see. The Villa is a beautifully restored cantina and stables that has been divided in 2 apartments. Each area has been made into different sized accommodations that include private baths and linens. The details of decor are works of art and add to the rustic and charming experience of your stay.
Open and spacious studios are attached to the main villa. For those wishing to take part in various art projects and classes, you'll find all your materials accessible on site. Morning yoga classes are practiced in a cozy setting that has an incredible view of the Tuscan rolling hills. Guests dine together in a family style lounge area that serves as a meeting place with an ambient setting .
The owner and host of the Estate, Julian, welcomes you with open arms. On sight, he and his team will be of service to ensure your stay is comfortable and to answer any questions about the area. Julian is a wonderful story teller and brings character and wit during the day trips to local towns and museums. He is versatile as an art & history teacher and can easily accommodate all levels of experience.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
Menu/CuisineIt is natural that food and Italy go together. The mouth watering dishes are so memorable that it stays with you for a lifetime. On the retreat, all breakfasts, dinners and selected lunches at the Villa are vegetarian, simple and healthy Italian dishes. Using fresh produce, cheeses and local wine from the nearby Tuscan & Umbrian towns, guests will savor the quality of dishes like risotto with porcini mushrooms and homemade pasta.
DirectionsLocated on Countryside on border of Tuscany and Umbria
Closest town: Chiusi, Tuscany
Closest major airports: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO - Rome), + Galileo Galilei Airpot (PSA - Pisa)
Closest local airports: Sant'Egidio Airport (PEG - Perugia) +Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR - Florence)
Train station: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Transfers between Villa and train station can be arranged at no charge on first and last day of retreat. Train transfer from all airports are user friendly.
We are happy to provide additional directions upon registration.