Ignite Your Renaissance | Art, Yoga, Culture in Florence

Florence, Italy

Brett Larkin
Jul 1 - 7, 2017
Group size: 1-14
Ignite Your Renaissance | Art, Yoga, Culture in Florence
Florence, Italy


$2350
Deposit: $600
Jul 1 - 7, 2017
Group size: 1-14

About this trip

DREAM ITALY VACATION PLUS YOGA This trip is designed to engage you intellectually, spiritually and physically. Our time in Italy will be filled with yoga, art, architecture and exploration. It’s an opportunity for us to spend time together (both one-on-one, and in a powerful group) to take your practice to the next level. We’ll be going in-depth into the Renaissance time period and draw parallels between art and what is happening within us as a means to transform. 

COUPLES – this vacation provides you with enough structure to feel everything is “taken care of,” but with free time and private meals to connect just the two of you. 

YOUNGER FOLKS – explore Florence’s nightlife & social scene (it’s Florence fashion week, the highlight of the year, when we are there!) 

EVERYONE INBETWEEN – journal in cafes, drink tea with me, walk cobblestone streets, lounge in our pool and reconnect with the beauty of life. 

COME WITH 
- An intention or desire: What are you trying to manifest in your life right now? 
- Your curiosity 
- An appreciation of art and love of all things Italian 
- Your best walking shoes LEAVE WITH 
- A deeper understanding of yogic alignment & correction of any problem poses 
- All your yoga, meditation, myofascial release questions answered 
- A daily meditation practice 
- New friends from all over the world 
- Beautiful memories of three gorgeous Italian cities most gorgeous cities: Florence, Siena & Lucca

What’s included

- Morning Yoga and Meditation 
- Luxury, Boutique Hotel Accommodation w/ Spa, Hot tub, Pool (shared occupancy, private room available upon request) 
- Breakfast Everyday 
- Three Delicious Group Dinners 
- Transport to and from Siena and Lucca 
- Daily walking tours with Brett 
- Guided Tour of Uffizi Gallery 
- Free Time to Rest and Explore 
- Q&A + Discussion Time with Brett

Not included

(1) Daily lunch for yourself ($12 – $30 depending where you want to each lunch day). I’ll be suggesting mainly inexpensive cafe options (panini, salads). 
(2) Transport to and from Florence airport ($15 for shuttle options or $35 for a taxi). 
(3) Dinner the other 3 nights of the trip. I will be offering suggestions of where to eat and our hotel can also guide you. Many of us may choose to eat as a group on these nights as well. 
(4) Some church entry fees ($4 – $5). Most are included. Optional if you want to go into every church.
(5) Airfare

Before You Go

FAQ 

Who is this trip for? 

If you study with me on Youtube and want to explore Italy, this trip is for you! 

Is it for a specific age group? 

No, all ages are welcome. This more casual trip is the perfect balance of scheduled vs. free time. Everyday there will be yoga, meditation, casually guided walks, and church, museum or city visits. Everything is optional! We will have the opportunity in yoga and at three group dinners to bond with one another, but there is ample time to also enjoy Florence on your own. Married couples who attend can enjoy romantic strolls and dinners. Younger, single folks can explore Florence nightlife. Anyone traveling alone who just wants to talk about yoga and drink tea is always welcome to hang out with me. 

Do I have to be a certain level of yoga? 

No. Every yoga class will be taught in the Vinyasa Flow tradition with a heavy focus on alignment. Sequences will be designed to heat and detoxify and each session will end with breath work and meditation. I’ll customize instructions for every fitness level and provide personal attention to each traveler. Beginners are always welcome. We’ll be meditating too. 

 What does “shared room double accommodation” mean? 

It means you will have 1 roommate – AKA if you’re coming alone, you will be matched with a roommate of your age and gender. You will have your own hotel room, each with your own bed. If you are coming as a married couple, your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is your roommate and you will have a queen bed and your own hotel room. 

 What if I have an injury? 

I will help you adjust your practice as necessary and be able to give you hands-on help and adjustments. Please note that this tour is very active in terms of walking. If you cannot walk or struggle to walk distances of a mile or more, this trip may not be a good fit for you. How do I get there? Fly into Florence Airport airport (FLR). One-stop round-trip airfare from the US averages between $1200 – $1600 for an economy-class ticket from New York or Los Angeles. The cost of airfare will fluctuate, but I’ll keep an eye on prices and let you know when it is time to book you airfare. Arrival/Departure Check-in begins at 3pm on the start date of our tour. Send me your flight itinerary after you book. Our retreat will begin at 5pm on arrival day with a welcome yoga session followed by dinner. We must check-out of our hotel on July 7th at which point you can book to fly home from Florence airport, stay on in our hotel for the weekend, or explore Rome and other Italian cities. After 10am on July 7th our retreat is technically done (although you may leave bags at the hotel and continue to enjoy Florence if you have a later flight.) 

Can I bring my husband, boyfriend or friend who doesn’t do yoga? 

Yes. The price is the same, but all activities (including yoga) are optional. As long as YOU are committed to coming to yoga, we’re good. 

Remind me again what’s NOT included in the price? 

International airfare, transfer to and from airport (I will provide detailed instructions on all options from shuttle to cab), alcohol (table wine will be free at some group dinners), some church entrance fees, lunches, three dinners AKA around $375 on top of the retreat fee, assuming you eat at modestly priced places. If you plan to splurge and eat at nice, expensive restaurants the nights we aren’t eating as a group, I’d budget an extra $500. 

I don’t want a roommate – can I stay in a private room? 

Yes, place your deposit here and then email to let me know you want a private room. Your final balance due will be more, and I can give you an exact quote over email.

Available Packages

Shared Luxury Room|Double Accommodation
EARLY BIRD RATE! This means you will have 1 roommate in our luxury boutique hotel, each with your own bed. AKA if you’re coming alone, you will be matched with a roommate of your age and gender. If you are coming as a married couple, your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is your roommate and you will have a queen bed and your own hotel room.
Available until Mar 15only 4 left
$2350
Deposit: $600
Shared Luxury Room|Double Accommodation
This means you will have 1 roommate in our luxury boutique hotel, each with your own bed. AKA if you’re coming alone, you will be matched with a roommate of your age and gender. If you are coming as a married couple, your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is your roommate and you will have a queen bed and your own hotel room.
Available until Jun 075 left
$2650
Deposit: $600
$2350
$2350
Deposit: $600

Shared Luxury Room|Double Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1
Check-in to hotel Light yoga + meditation Intention setting Welcome group dinner – we’re in Italy – HOORAY!

Location

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Brett Larkin
Brett Larkin
Brett teaches to a global audience where her classes are streamed for over 2 million minutes each month. She offers yoga and meditation as a tool to ignite your best life and open into your full potential. Her students hail her precise cues, compassionate support and warm sense of humor. She has twenty-five years of ballet and modern dance training, and is Ballet Barre certified. In her IT career, Brett created movement and dance video games. She co-founded and sold two successful health & wellness businesses before developing Uplifted™ Yoga. She’s taught yoga in studios and at Silicon Valley’s hottest companies. In 2016, she won Youtube’s NextUp award as one of the top emerging channels on Youtube. Brett is also a Massage Therapist specializing in myofascial release and unwinding. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.