7 day Yoga and Cultural Immersion Retreat to Tuscany

Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

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Beausoleil Yoga
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Jun 13 - 20, 2020
Group size: 12 - 18
7 day Yoga and Cultural Immersion Retreat to Tuscany
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

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$2650
Deposit: $500
Jun 13 - 20, 2020
Group size: 12 - 18

About this trip

Join instructors Stephanie O'Hara and Sierra Bufalino for a yoga and cultural immersion in Tuscany. The goal is to create an experiential journey that combines 7 days of yoga, meditation, and personal development with the best of local history, culture, and cuisine.  In addition to our yoga practices, you will create memories while you trek with a guide along the Mediterranean at Cinque Terre, taste and tour at a winery in the Bolgheri region and visit the Village of Bolgheri, rejuvenate in the famous Tuscan mineral hot springs, visit Lucca and watch a Puccini opera, and experience an in-villa private gourmet cooking class.  You will also have the opportunity to read 1-2 inspirational books (optional) prior to our travels and discuss when we arrive as well as creatively journal.  To truly find transformation we need to take ourselves into a new physical space away from our normal lives. This temporary journey allows us a shift in perspective and the physical body to meet the mind and soul.  





Accommodation

Villa Daniela is a luxury eleven bedroom air conditioned Villa located seven Kilometers from the  walled city of Lucca. This historic and newly renovated 15th Century estate has absolutely everything-– including spectacular Italian gardens, spacious rooms, marvelous frescoes, a huge professional kitchen, an interior elevator, a brilliant heated pool and a tremendous location!  Like many Italian villas, Villa Daniela has a remarkable history. Built originally in the 15th century as a summer home by a noble Luchese family, it remained in the same family until the 19th century when it was given to an order of monks left homeless when Napoleon seized all church property in the region. The monks added a secondary school that was attached to the villa. The current owners bought the property and spent the past 14 years restoring it to its original beauty, 

Food

All meals at Villa Daniella are included in the price with the exception of meals on excursions.  The meals are Italian gourmet quality prepared by an in-villa private chef in a beautiful professional kitchen. He will suit your dietary needs/restrictions. 3-4 meals not included when you are on excursions:  Cinque Terre, Wine tour/tasting, Grotto mineral springs, and Lucca opera evening. 


Travel to Lucca

Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). PSA is 28km from Villa Daniela, our retreat center. We will have one shuttle at a certain time to take the group to the Villa. TBA soon. 

Pricing and cancellation policy

  • A reservation requires a non-refundable deposit of $500
  • Any payments are fully refundable up to 90 days before trip
  • The balance of the payment to be paid 90 days before arrival




What’s included

  • 1-2 daily yoga classes
    Power or vinyasa in the morning and yin, restorative, gentle or meditation in the evening
  • 2-3+ sunrise meditations
    morning sunrise overlooking the Tuscan hillsides
  • 3 meals per day
    private chefs will prepare gourmet meals as well as vegan, vegetarian and other dietary restriction options
  • Cinque Terre Excursion
    private guided hiking along the Mediterranean and train pass
  • Puccini opera tickets
    Lucca is Puccini's birthplace. Enjoy the opera and perhaps grab dinner before in Lucca.
  • Wine tasting and Tour
    Visit to Village of Bolgheri and lunch followed by wine tasting and tour at local vineyard
  • Thermal pool entrance
    Entrance into Grotta Guisti (famous Tuscan hot spring)
  • Excursion tranport
    ground transportation and local guides for all excursions
  • In- Villa Cooking Class
    private gastronomic chef in professional kitchen
  • Journaling
  • Workshops
    Breathwork/Meditation or Subtle Body depending on group desires
  • 7 night accommodation
    Single or double. Please inquire about triple occupancy.
  • Wine/beer
    1 liter of wine/ 1 medium beer (33 cl) per person per day.
  • Airfare
  • 1 lunch
    Bolgheri visit and wine tasting
  • 1 lunch
    Cinque Terre excursion
  • 1 dinner
    Lucca opera evening
  • 1 lunch
    Grotta Guisti excursion
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
    VAT tax

Available Packages

Double room - shared occupancy
only 1 left

A deluxe suite (2nd floor) with a foyer, living room w/sofa, staircase leading to loft bedroom with either king or two twin beds, armoire and writing table, 2 bathrooms, and a large wardrobe with a safe.  These 2 floor suites can accommodate triple occupancy. 

$2650
Deposit: $500
Double Room - shared occupancy
Sold Out

A deluxe suite overlooking the formal gardens with a formal study, a bedroom with a king sized bed, an en suite bathroom with a shower.  Note: there is only the option for a king sized bed for 2 people. 

$2650
Deposit: $500
Single room - private
only 1 left

A standard bedroom (3rd floor) with a double bed, overlooking gardens, shared bathroom between another bedroom.

$3450
Deposit: $500
Single room - private
Sold Out

A standard bedroom (3rd floor) with a double bed, overlooking gardens, shared bathroom between another bedroom.

$3450
Deposit: $500
Single room - private
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A standard bedroom (2nd floor) with queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom.

$3650
Deposit: $500
Single room-private
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A standard bedroom (3rd floor) with king sized bed and ensuite bathroom

$3700
Deposit: $500
$2650
Deposit: $500

Double room - shared occupancy

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Beausoleil Yoga
Stephanie O’Hara (E-RYT 200) has been practicing for 25+ yrs. She teaches studio classes, co-leads teacher training programs and runs Beausoleil Yoga, a boutique space specializing in private and small group instruction. Her diverse teaching style ranges from creative vinyasa flow to yin, gentle and restorative. Sierra Bufalino (CYT 200) has been practicing for 10 yrs. She completed her first TT program (2016) at the Ayurveda Academy in South Korea. Sierra aims to create a safe space for her students to practice various yoga styles.