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.
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.