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Journey Into the Senses in Tuscany

Between these practices, we will choose between a rich variety of opportunities to explore, relax, and enjoy ourselves: walking/biking through enchanting villages, an excursion to breathtaking Cinque Terre, a visit to an ancient thermal bath, or hitting a round of golf on a famous golf course in Tuscany. The beauty, tastes, and romance!


Pieve Santo Stefano, Lucca LU, IT 55100

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Jul 9 to
Jul 16
10:00 amto10:00 am

We will ground ourselves in the earth and the abundance and beauty of Tuscany. Each morning we will begin with gratitude and a yoga practice to center ourselves and tune into our senses. Evenings will feature a meditation practice that brings us home to our practice and re-tunes our bodies to receiving the bliss that surrounds us.



Shared Room with a Private Bathroom. Includes transfers from airport at a designated time, A spacious communal area called “L'Olivo” enjoying 3 meals together, practice yoga twice daily. A wood-fired pizza oven and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with panoramic views of Tuscany.

A saltwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi.

Full Description

Literally meaning “small village,” Il Borghino offers a secluded hilltop setting with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, and olive groves. Located just 10km from the charming medieval city of Lucca, Il Borghino offers an opportunity to truly relax and unwind in a unique location while experiencing the best that Tuscany has to offer. The retreat centre has been designed to maintain the original character of the village while offering every modern comfort.

A spacious communal area called “L'Olivo” is the hub of the retreat centre. Here, retreatants gather during the day, enjoy meals together, share experiences, and, of course, practice yoga daily. A wood-fired pizza oven and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with panoramic views promise memorable al fresco dining. Drinking water comes directly from a spring.

Retreatants will enjoy access to a saltwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi, where they can relax while soaking up the views. Also on the premises is a Turkish sauna to help cleanse and detoxify.

Optional massages and holistic treatments are available in-house, provided by a team of experienced therapists. Il Borghino offers body massage, reflexology, Reiki, energy healing, and Bach flower therapy—each of which will help participants relax, unwind, release tensions, and achieve a higher level of wellbeing.

July 9 and 16 are travel days. Il Borghino Retreat Centre is ideally located, only 30 minutes from Pisa Airport, 1.5 hrs from Florence, and 1.5 hrs from the breathtaking Cinque Terre region.

The town of Lucca is a charming place to spend a few extra days before or after the retreat. Sioban, our Il Borghino Retreat hostess encourages flying into Florence and staying there for a night or two prior to the retreat.

Jayalila has created a retreat that you will come away from feeling truly refreshed and renewed. This will be the vacation of a lifetime!


Participants will practice yoga and meditation in several indoor and outdoor spaces, each with a unique atmosphere of peace and tranquility for centering the mind and body. Our indoor yoga room is fully equipped with yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, belts, and blocks. There are also three grassed terraces with views overlooking the hills and olive groves of the Tuscan countryside.


Wine, olive oil, herbs, vegetables, and fruit are all produced in abundance on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for our deliciously fresh, vegetarian meals. A wonderful local cook will prepare dishes typical of the region during our retreat using fresh pickings either from the estate garden or local producers.


Shared Room + Private Bathroom (2 twin beds that can also be combined to make a larger shared bed, 2 people per room, each room has a private bathroom.): $1990 (USD) per person (5 rooms, 10 spaces)

Shared Room For a Couple + Private Bathroom (1 double bed, 2 people per room, has private bathroom): $1990 (USD) per person (2 rooms, 4 spaces)

Private Room + Private Bathroom (1 single bed, 1 person per room, has private bathroom): $2290 (USD) per person (2 rooms, 2 spaces)

Deluxe Private Room + Shared Bathroom (1 double bed, 1 person per room with shared hallway bathroom): $2290 (USD) per person (2 rooms, 2 spaces)

Price includes: sleeping accommodations, three meals each day (including wine with dinner), yoga twice each day.

Expenses not included: Airfare, spa treatments, the optional day long excursion to Cinque Terra (roughly $125), and other authentic cultural experiences that will be made available to you.