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Easter yOgAcTiViTy and Horse Riding with Nicole Gibbard in Tuscany

EASTER RIDING and YOGA Clinic 4th -11th April
During this unique week at Il Paretaio, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy up to 2 yoga classes daily, specifically tailored to address the needs of the horse rider plus up to 2 riding lessons a day.
EASTER WEEK 4th -11th April - yOgAcTiViTy and Il Paretaio
Riding, Yoga, Site Seeing, Italian Cuisine and Hiking Retreat


Apr 4 to
Apr 11
15:30 pmto15:30 pm

Saturday 4th - 11th
A delightful combination of Yoga for Horse Rider classes with Nicole Gibbard and Horse Riding Clinic with Giovanni and Cristina Libardi De Marchi
EASTER WEEK - yOgAcTiViTy and Il Paretaio
April 4th - 11th
Riding, Yoga, Site Seeing, Italian Cuisine and Hiking
This week is for beginner or experienced riders who wish to enjoy some horse riding and other activities, including visiting the magnificent surrounding area of Tuscany.


1,249 €

Full Riding and Yoga Program – Euro 1,249
Option Full Riding Program without Yoga - Euro 1,049
Full yOgAcTiViTy program to include hiking, riding, sightseeing & Yoga – Euro 1,249
Option Full yOgAcTiViTy program without Riding – Euro 1,125
Price does not include lunch ( 15 euros extra), additional riding lessons outside of the offered program, flights or transfer.
It is possible to come for a shorter or longer stay. For further details, prices and bookings to tailor your stay, please contact

Full Description

About Nicole
Nicole Gibbard began her career as a horse trainer, competition rider and teacher. From 2001 she moved into the world of fitness and Yoga and since, she has offered classes, holidays and presented at conventions for over 15 years in all fitness trends as well as personal training. She now specialises in teaching various systems of yoga including Astanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara, Elemental and has completed over 1500 hours of training (including yoga therapeutics and yoga as medicine) alone.

Nicole is also a keen mountain biker, hiker, swimmer, snowboarder and horse rider and her passion for nature, animals and travel gives her the earthy, grounding and “real” quality inspiring her to offer students the most amazing yOgAcTiViTy retreats around the world. The self exploration of yoga harmoiously merged with various outdoor activities in nature, enable students to take their “on the mat” experiences “off the mat” and realise their dreams through a multitued of fabulously delightful mediums.

Yoga Classes
Basic and simple stretching of muscles, to open hips, chest and shoulders and to deepen the seat of the rider. Gentle twisting exercises to release tension in the back and neck area will be harmoniously balanced with strengthening movements for the centre of the body, improving stability, posture and allowing limbs to move independently.

We will be bringing greater awareness and connection to the mind and body via the breath and learn how to use the breath to calm anxiety, tension and stress before and during our riding experiences.

We will also work on various balancing techniques and use yoga as therapy training for people with specific injuries, blocks, pain, discomfort and psychological riding issues.

Experienced riders will be able to address riding issues off the horse, rebalancing their own bodies, freeing up blocked muscles, creating a greater understanding of how their own misalignments can be corrected and how this new awareness can help them to fine tune their riding skills when back in the saddle.

Beginner riders can benefit enormously through carefully tailored yoga classes which prepare the student both mentally and physically for their first experience on the horse. Using a series of visualisation techniques, creating a greater awareness of the body, mind and breath and a better understanding of the horse, riding simply becomes an extension of the yoga practice and the horse then becomes the teacher.

Easter Week yOgAcTiViTy Week Program
4th -13th April

Arrival Day
17.00 hrs Yoga
19.30 Dinner

yOgAcTiViTy Day
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
07.30 Yoga
08.30 Breakfast
09.30 Riding
13.00 Lunch
14.30-17.30 Hiking
18.00 Yoga
19.30 Dinner

Site Seeing Days
Tuesday & Thursday
07.30 to 09.00 Yoga
09.00 Breakfast
Free time to relax by the swimming pool or take an extra riding lesson
12.00 Leave for Siena (Tuesday) & St Gimignano (Thursday)
19.00 Return for dinner

There are no organised activities, you are free to walk, explore the local villages, swim or ride, take a trip to Florence, or simply do nothing☺

Departure Day