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The vacation of a lifetime awaits you! Join Rudy + Joyce for their 12th retreat in Tuscany and immerse yourself in a gentle yoga retreat while exploring the sights and flavors of Tuscany. You will enjoy a magical week with twice daily yoga, stunning scenery, pure fun, gracious hospitality, great food & well organised excursions.


Pieve Santo Stefano, Lucca LU, IT 55100

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Sep 22 to
Sep 29
16:00 pmto09:30 am



Full Description

Rudy Peirce:- Making yoga accessible and empowering for all. Creator of Dynamic Gentle Yoga programs & teacher trainings. Senior Faculty, Kripalu School of Yoga

An unforgettable Tuscan holiday awaits you! You are gifting yourself with a truly fabulous vacation week. This will be our 12th year hosting Gentle Yoga in Tuscany and it just gets better every year. It is a joy to share the experience of this fabled region, a crossroads of medieval history, the cradle of the Renaissance, land of soulful, artful living.

Enjoy a magical week of self-care and loving life with twice daily yoga, stunning scenery, pure fun, gracious hospitality, belly laughing, great food, and well-organized adventures.

Home base for our week in Tuscany is a splendid grouping of four homes collectively known as Il Borghino, nestled in a luxurious setting with a stunning view. These homes have been meticulously restored to make them welcoming and homey as well as being both comfortable and modern. You will enjoy a remarkable combination of elegant and traditional Tuscan living.

The villa itself sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards. Nestled amongst the Tuscan hills, close to the enchanting city of Lucca, time moves slower here; an afternoon can easily be lost drifting through the olive groves or resting by the salt-water pool.

The villa’s convenient location also allows for easy travel to some of Italy’s most picturesque historic towns including Lucca, and the renowned seaside villages of the Cinque Terre.

Typical Daily Program
We will greet each day with smooth, soothing Gentle Yoga with Rudy followed by a delicious, healthy breakfast. Your week of self-care also includes two MELT classes, introducing the foot and hand treatments of this revolutionary method that simulates hands-on therapeutic techniques.

Afternoons at the Villa will generally offer spacious free-time, then afternoon Gentle Yoga with Rudy to unwind any stress you may have brought with you.

Every day you will partake in fabulously fresh, vegetarian Tuscan cuisine!

Planned Excursions
We have two day-trips and one evening outing planned. However, everything is optional giving you the flexibility to adapt the week to your own individual needs. We have a bike and walking tour of charming nearby Lucca early in the week, guided by an equally charming guide who has a deep family history in Lucca.

Mid-week we have an all-day excursion to sensational Cinque Terre (the Five Lands), beautiful, vividly colored villages located on cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Another enchanting option is attending a performance of Puccini opera in Lucca at the church where he was an organist prior to his successful composing career. Additionally for those who love to cook, you have the opportunity to participant in an Italian cooking class which will result in that day’s gourmet lunch.