Dynamic Yoga Retreat with Mona Heep in Tuscany
5 day dynamic yoga retreat in the beautiful and tranquil Tuscany, Italy, with Mona Heep. Each day includes an energising slow-flow morning practice, mindfulness meditation, delicious homemade meals, afternoon restorative and Yin practice including Yoga Nidra. Opportunities to take walks, day trips, treatments or relax by the pool.
Type of Event
Single en-suite – £675
Single (shared bathroom) – £625
Twin room – £550
Quadruple – £475
Each day will begin with an energising slow-flow morning practice to ground and centre us for the day. This ‘moving meditation’ helps us cultivate clarity in our mind and enliven the flow of energy in our body. Our flow practice will be followed by mindfulness meditation; nourishing our practice on and off the mat.
After a delicious homemade breakfast served outside in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Pionore, with its ancient trees and dappled sunlight that gently welcomes us into the day, we will have the opportunity to take walks, enjoying and exploring the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
Our afternoon practice will be a calming restorative and Yin practice and will include Yoga Nidra; one of the deepest ways of achieving mental and physical relaxation. These practices together will support and nourish us in releasing tension from our body and calming our nervous system. Our intention is that the fruits of our practice, along with the both inspiring and healing energy of Pionore and the gentle rolling hills of Tuscany, will nurture us into greater peace, relaxation and rejuvenation.
For those that want to explore further afield: day trips to Siena and its local market, the nearby natural thermal bathes or the beautiful surrounding medieval towns, can be organised.
And for those of you who wish to really settle into the slowness of Tuscan life, the space and land of Pionore offers so much richness and tranquility that one could be happy there without ever leaving.
For those of you interested in treatments, local therapies can be arranged.
Each day will contain two yoga practices: an energising morning practice and restorative afterrnoon practice that will be suitable for everyone.
All the rooms in Campostefani have traditional terracotta floors, deliciously cool underfoot for summer, and views onto the gardens, or onto the the vineyards, olive trees, walnut groves and surrounding woodlands. Many rooms have en-suite bathrooms and direct access to the gardens.
There is wi-fi and a small library and a swimming-pool.
Seasonal produce grown in their synergetic gardens, along with locally sourced organic goods is used wherever possible. With their own ‘Olio Nuovo’ olive oil and freshly baked bread most special diets can be catered for. We can even have a ‘tailor-made’ cookery class! We will visit a local marked to take a little taste of Tuscany home with us.
The breakfast in the rates quoted here is a basic breakfast consisting of home-made yogurt, cereal and fruit, tea, coffee, bread and toast with butter, honey and jam, tea, coffee and milk.
The additional lunch is possible, for which you could sign up day by day and pay Le Pianore directly at end of stay. A light lunch of pasta or grain dish (risotto, couscous, spelt) + garden salad = €10
Wine is sold per bottle. Guests sign at the honesty bar and pay directly to Le Pianore at end of stay.