Our week together is located at a private villa is nestled amongst the unique Chianti landscape, which hosts rolling hills covered with fields of family vineyards and olive groves that date back generations.
Behold vistas of small stone villages with red tiled roofs and countryside homes that boast cypress trees lined drives. Panoramas of oak, pine and chestnut tree forests offer idyllic postcard views that have inspired and attracted visitors from all over the world.
The peaceful, private and picturesque environment inspires feelings of deep relaxation, creativity and freedom to explore the art of slowing down and living in the moment.
Wander amongst the olive trees and grapevines, swim in the salt water pool, enjoy a massage or reiki treatment, take a meditation walk along small winding paths that were put in place hundreds of years ago, or simply rest in a hammock under the olive trees with a book.
This is your week to slow down, savor and practice the art of mindfulness and presence.
Slow Down & Savor: The Practices
Over the course of the week, we will celebrate our relationship with nature and our innate personal power. This retreat is designed to allow you to shift your perspective in order to rise towards living as the person you always knew yourself to be.
Twice daily inspiring “slow yoga”, combining hatha, yin and restorative yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions allow you to ease into your day and prepare you for a blissful night of rest and restoration.
This retreat is designed for all levels of practitioner, including absolute beginners. All are welcome.
Slow Down & Savor: Life as a local
During the week, you will meet many fun and passionate artists and producers who carry forth the traditions of food, wine and culture that is exclusive to the Chianti.
Our on site meals at the villa are lovingly prepared with the “farm to table” approach. You will taste the finest seasonal ingredients freshly picked from the nearby gardens and local farms. Our Villa chef practices a “zero kilometer” philosophy, creating artful gastronomy direct from Mother Nature’s nearest abundant bounties of olive oil, wine, honey, vegetables, fruits, herbs and wildflowers.
For our offsite gastronomical adventures, we will meet and taste local specialties that are exclusive to the Chianti region. Wine, olive oil, honey, cheese tastings and creative “slow food movement” inspired meals will tantalize and elevate all of your senses.
When it comes to food and nourishment, our healthy, eco-friendly philosophy & lifestyle allows you to supports and fully embrace the local community. Each and every encounter of the week is an invitation to slow down, savor and mindfully enjoy yourself and the inspiring natural surroundings.
Private tours with transportation and designated local tour guide include…
* Guided local trek & picnic
* Tour and tasting at a local and award winning olive oil producer
* Tour and tasting at a renowned organic honey producer
* Tour and tasting at a local historic family winery
* Tour and lunch at a local cashmere producer
* Tour and demonstration at a local wood artisan studio
* Tour local Chianti villages
* Tour the Chianti’s famous Golden Valley