Five Yoga Retreats You Should Visit in Tuscany

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Yoga Retreats You Should Visit in Tuscany

Posted by Dympna Docherty (19 December 2014)

If you are looking to get away this spring or summer, you may be looking for some well-needed rest and respite. You can recharge the batteries in a number of ways, but a healthy retreat into nature can do the world of good. You don’t even need to be a guru to attend a meditation retreat; many courses are aimed at amateurs and absolute beginners. If you’re looking to align your chakras in the middle of the beautiful Tuscan countryside, we’ve come up with five ideas to get you started below:
Yoga retreats in Tuscany
Located thirty minutes outside of Pisa, Villa Benvenuti offers meditation and yoga retreats in a beautiful restored villa, dated to the 17th century. You can take your pick of fresh fruits and vegetables, all grown in the grounds, which are used to cook delicious, fresh meals. They also offer massages and other treatments.

The ‘Eat, Pray, Move’ collective are putting on courses in summer, 2015. The premise is simple, yet powerful. You eat amazing Italian food in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You ‘pray’ whilst taking part in extended meditation sessions and you move through yoga poses. These courses have a very high return rate, as many visitors choose to come back, time and again!

Situated on an idyllic olive farm and vineyard just outside of Sienna, Ebbio Yoga Farm offers its visitors a unique opportunity to retreat and discover themselves. In addition to daily yoga and guided meditation sessions, there is also the option of visiting the local market and castle. The cuisine and relaxed setting has generated excellent reviews from previous visitors.

Melanie Willshire is putting on a fantastic intensive course near Lucca. Set in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills, this retreat is designed to accommodate couples, even if only one half are attending the course.

Pete Guinosso’s Italy Yoga Retreat is billed as not being “your standard yoga retreat”. It has a relaxed atmosphere with coffee in the morning and laughs throughout the day. Vinyasa yoga sessions are completed in the morning, followed by relaxation sessions and an evening of excellent food, enjoyed under the stars.

We can offer you some fantastic Tuscan villa rentals once you have come away from your yoga retreat, feeling all a-glow, or as a base for day trips and one off sessions. If you are interested in any of our villas, please do call us on 0121 286 7782, or alternatively you can e-mail Dympna at

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