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7-Day “The Great Heart” Self-Healing Yoga & Meditation Journey in Tuscany, Italy

Event Highlights

  • - Heart-expanding yoga & meditation program
  • - Stay at 12s century charming countryside mansion in Tuscany
  • - Enjoy farm-to-table delicious Italian holistic food
  • - Explore your intuitive skills and healing energies
  • - Discover tools and practices to manage stress and anxiety in your daily life

Schedule

Day 1
15:00 Arrival
16:00 Welcome circle
18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
19:30 Gourmet Holistic Dinner


Day 2
06:30 Herbal Tea
07:00 Yoga Practice
09:00 Gourmet Holistic Breakfast
10:00 Relaxation /Additional Activities
15:00 Gourmet Holistic Lunch
18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
19:30 Evening Tea

Day 3
06:30 Herbal Tea
07:00 Yoga Practice
09:00 Gourmet Holistic Breakfast
10:00 Hiking Around Tuscany Hills
15:00 Gourmet Holistic Lunch
18:00 Yoga Nidra Rejuvenation Session
19:30 Evening Tea

Day 4
06:30 Herbal Tea
07:00 Yoga Practice
09:00 Gourmet Holistic Breakfast
10:00 Free Time For Relaxation/Additional Activities
15:00 Gourmet Holistic Lunch
18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
19:30 Evening Tea

Day 5
06:30 Herbal Tea
07:00 Yoga Practice
09:00 Gourmet Holistic Breakfast
10:00 Relaxation/Additional Activities
15:00 Gourmet Holistic Lunch
18:00 Connected Breathwork Session
19:30 Evening Tea

Day 6
06:30 Herbal Tea
07:00 Yoga Practice
09:00 Gourmet Holistic Breakfast
10:00 Relaxation/Additional Activities
15:00 Gourmet Holistic Lunch
18:00 Restorative Yoga & Meditation
19:30 Celebrational Fire Ceremony

Day 7 Departure
07:00 Herbal Tea
07:30 – 09:00 Closing Circle
09:00 Breakfast
10:30 Departure

About This Event

Deeply Inside you already know all the answers, just listen. Dive into the core of all life - the powerful heart center.

Experience Blissful immersion into the frequency of love among the hills of Tuscany!

EXPERIENCE EMBRACES:

-A week in the 12th-century Tuscany mansion

-Small group and personalized approach

-Gourmet plant-based Italian Cuisine

-Daily Yoga practice for inner peace

-Heart-opening meditation practices

-Exploration of the healing energetics of love

-Hiking and cycling in the beautiful Tuscany hills

A PERFECT GETAWAY TO RESTORE AND AWAKEN

This exclusive Yoga & Meditation Retreat is a perfect environment for you to tap into your heart energy, nurture your body and soul, find peace with all that is.

-Rest and restore in the blissful atmosphere of picturesque Tuscany

-Learn how to Surrender and the Power of Gratitude

-Gain Great Inspiration and meet amazing like-minded people

You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.

*This retreat suits perfectly for men, women, couples, friends or a family who is looking for a nourishing time in the heart of Italy. Beginner and intermediate levels of practitioners are welcome to join this retreat

THIS RETREAT IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO :

-Open your heart and learn how to express and receive love

-Find peace and life balance

-Deepen your meditation and yoga practice

-Improve sleeping patterns

-Emotional and mental healing

-Walk the path to your inner peace and tranquility

-Heal your heart and embrace life in its fullness

-Release accumulated stress in the body

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Envelop yourself with a rejuvenating yoga and meditation practice, gourmet holistic vegan meals, and heart-opening meditations.

Open up energy pathways with holistic experiences, including Breathwork and Yogic Sleep, complemented with personalized Yoga and Pranayama breathing sessions.

Discover the power of the Heart Center that can help you to create beneficial life changes in many areas.

This is your invitation to step into a renewed sense of love and wellbeing.

What’s special about the retreat place?

Charming Italian mansion converted into organic farm and agriturismo offers a variety of activities to be immersed in rural village life. In your free time, you can stroll around picturesque Tuscan hills, enjoy horse riding or cycling, or simply breathe in the lavender scent while reading your favorite novel.

With incredible passion, devotion and love our partners cultivate their organic garden which lately manifests on the dining table. Featuring mama’s best creations we are lucky to taste true Tuscan flavors along with enjoying magnificent nature around the mansion.

Dunkey Romeo is a great companion for breakfast and Bernese Mountain Dogs are walking around and waiting to play.

One day you will be guided by the owner of the mansion to the organic farm for meditative vegetable picking, allowing you to get closer to Mother Nature and learn about permaculture in Monteriggioni.

YOGA & MEDITATION EXPERIENCE

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

Every yoga session is accurately designed to activate chi (energy) flows in the nadis (channels) and awaken dormant parts of the body while calming down the mind.

Authentic and creative practice will include mantra, meditation, purifying breathing practices and well-rounded body movement. Every session concludes with profound full-body relaxation & journaling.

Restorative yoga practice will bring you back into the present moment and help to release tension in the muscles and tissues. Surrender and relax, cool down the nervous system, find stillness and dive into a meditative state.

BREATHWORK SESSION

This experience will show you how you can manage stress and anxiety just by using your breath.

Discover this profound tool to get into expanded emotional awareness, peak experiences of oneness, and spiritual breakthroughs.

Conscious breathing is a safe and gentle process that encourages everyone to explore, experience, express and release their emotions.

CELEBRATIONAL FIRE RITUAL

With the casting Tuscan sun, we will gather in a circle on the last evening of our retreat, to express gratitude and set intentions. According to the Eastern approach of 5 elements, the element of the Fire is a transformative force that can help you to release old energies and attachments from the past and make space for new intentions and goals.

This is a fire of love, compassion, purification, joy, and gratitude for life. Let this ceremony enchant you and inspiration for your next chapter.

EXTRA HOLISTIC ACTIVITIES

Gentle Energy Healing & Chakra Balancing

Energy Balancing session is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on treatment in support of whole-body health and healing. It works with the body’s natural intelligence, treating and sensations as signals from the soul.

This approach to energy healing is truly holistic; working not just with the body and mind, but also with familial, relational and societal patterns.

The fundamental therapeutic skills of presence and stillness are observed as the system is gently brought back in contact with the body’s innate capacity for healing and rejuvenation.

This Healing Therapy works well with trauma, chronic pain or illness, digestive issues, stress, depression and anxiety, troubled sleep, and much more.

Tarot & Intuitive Reading Session

Reveal the answers to the questions within. Learn who you were, who you are and who you wish to become.

This Tarot & Intuitive Reading session will help you to communicate with the Divine, your inner self, know your conscious mind and unconscious forces your situation, questions or concerns. Tarot will help you shine the light and explore the depth of your current state, as well as to give guidance on the future energies.

As we are in a constant cyclic state of change and growth, the session will help you to recognize and respond to these processes with confidence.

Plant-Based Holistic Food Workshop

This cooking gourmet Holistic food workshop is aimed to show you some secrets of living food. Getting our hands on we will find out that raw live food can be fun, delicious and impressive. Our fantastic food chef is leading this event and will answer your questions, touching the very basics of raw food up to some gourmet tricks.

“It’s not a vacation, it’s transformation. The girls at Bliss are amazing as well as the attendees! I plan to go to Bali soon!! By far the best experience ever. I have carried my improved practice home with me.” Brooke (USA)

What's Included

  • General
  • - Pre-retreat guidance & support
  • - Branded Welcome Kit
  • - 6 nights accommodation at Tuscany charming agriturismo mention
  • - Post-retreat guidance and excess to the “Bliss Body” Membership
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • - 10 Profound Yoga & Pranayama Sessions
  • - 10 Meditation Sessions
  • - 1 Yoga Nidra Rejuvenating Session
  • - 10 Heart Center Exploration practices
  • - 1 Connected Breathwork Session
  • - Journaling and Mindfulness practices
  • - 1 Connected Breathwork Session
  • Nutrition
  • - 2 Daily Holistic Gourmet Italian meals
  • - Daily Evening Tea & Snacks
  • - Unlimited Herbal Teas & Water
  • Special Features
  • - 1 Personal Spiritual Guidance Session with the guide
  • - Daily Hiking & Cycling discovery around Tuscany hills
  • - 1 Celebrational Fire Ceremony

What's Not Included

Tickets and travel expenses to and off Italy/Tuscany
Transfer to and off the retreat venue
Laundry
Extra activities (not mentioned in the program)

Please note that every 2 rooms share 1 bathroom.
The transfer to and from the retreat space is not included in the price and should be organized separately.
Alcohol, drugs or smoking is strictly prohibited in the venue of the retreat.
We do not organize any tours except hiking and cycling in the neighborhood.
All meals that we serve are vegan (do not contain dairy, eggs, etc.).
There is a wide variety of additional activities. Please inquire beforehand the list of Additional Activities.
Bring some warm closes with you as in the evenings it might get chilly.
Bring your water bottle (NO PLASTIC usage in the area).

Venue Highlights

Tuscany - the place of the heart

12th-century rural complex converted into a charming agriturismo, owned by Italian familla and full of fascinating history.

Village sounds, earthy colors, and wild fragrances are still prominent. The mansion 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. They cultivate olive trees, vineyards, officinal plants, fruits, and vegetables, used in the preparation of the vegetarian meals during our retreat. The farm has horses, donkeys, chickens, doves, geese, and dogs.
In this place, you will feel at peace, where the spectacular scenery combines history and flavors.

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 way. For more details and specific information, please send us an inquiry.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

FARM-TO-TABLE AUTHENTIC CUISINE

With the main idea of coming back to the roots and celebrating earth element, the retreat mansion is surrounded by olive plantations, fruit gardens, and the vegetable farm. All products are organically grown and harvested at the retreat center.

Delicious and authentic menus always contain daily fresh pickings from an onsite certified organic garden. You will taste a holistic fusion of innovative & classic vegan Italian recipes.


-Healing buffet breakfasts will include:
-Berry Chia Porridge
-Salad bar with Farmers Dressings
-Flaxseed Orange Porridge
-Nut-based oatmeals
-Seasonal fruit salads and cold-pressed juices

During lunch you will be delighted by the explosion of Italian flavors and a wide range of delicious dishes, like:

-Pesto Courgetti
-Wild Herbs Risotto Primavera
-Roasted Aubergine Gluten-Free Lasagna
-Warm salad with Roasted Carrots and Quinoa
-Millet with Spinach and Mushrooms sauteed
-Oven-baked Squash Gnocchi with Sun-dried Tomato
-Gluten-free Forger’s pie
-Tuscan-style Roasted Asparagus
-Beetroot Panzanella
-Caponata
-Elaborate desserts like chocolate pie and cheesecakes, chestnut cakes, vegan tiramisu

Directions

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) Minivan 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%

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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  • Annette Risi   November 29, 2016

      Bliss Body

    I was looking for juice fasting program in Bali and Bliss Body retreats were offering exactly what I wanted. I had 3 days of fasting and the rest we were eating only raw food. Must admit that guides are real professionals and gave me lots of help and support during my stay. Fasting was not so easy to do but I liked the juices they were making and actually I didn't even feel hungry. I have never tried eating raw food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This retreat opened my eyes about food and nutrition in general. It was so delicious that I immediately forgot about my favourite pasta! Thanks to Vlada who was giving her seminar about nutrition, it was very simple and very progressive for me. On the last day I couldn't believe my eyes, I was shining! Never felt to strong and so inspired before. What to say big thanks to Olha who told me so many interesting things about Bali and it's traditions! I loved our sunrise yoga practice and evening breathing with meditation it made me feel very calm and rejuvenating. To be honest I got much more then just fasting. It was like a perfect journey from a movie with all those balinese secret place where we did water cleansing, Vlada made it just as a magic. I will definitely come back to this Island and to Bliss body retreat for another vital and beautiful journey. Thank you again for making my vacation simply the best. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g297701-d10379257-r440239000-Bliss_Body_Retreat-Ubud_Bali.html#

  • Olha Pohoda   June 20, 2016

      7 day Detox and Yoga Retreat

    I would like to share my amazing experience of Detox and Yoga retreat in May. I had a very great time in Bali, it was even better than I hoped for. The program was well-designed and adjustable for such beginners in yoga like me. Firstly, I was a bit afraid that we will eat only raw food and drink juices as I have never ever tried to follow such a diet. But, I have realized that you can make a lot of various delicious meals even not to cook them. With the help of our amazing Retreat guide Vlada and useful tips from here my 7 days past so quickly, but truly amazing. The whole week was total relaxation and peacefulness. I have not only spent really good time but also was taught how to implement a piece of retreat in my daily life. That was really helpful. A Big Thank you to Vlada. I am pretty sure it was my perfect choice of the Yoga retreat and I would highly recommend it to everyone who want to have the perfect and healthy holiday.

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7-Day “The Great Heart” Self-Healing Yoga & Meditation Journey in Tuscany, Italy

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  • May 22, 2020 - May 28, 2020 (7 days)

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