May 17 – 24, 2014
Treat yourself to a week of yoga and mindfulness in this inviting and tranquil setting: Le Poggiola Farmhouse. Our generous hosts have offered their beautiful farm in Tuscany as a venue for relaxation, wellness and healing. In this peaceful setting, you will enjoy daily yoga, mindfulness practice, and healthful meals. You will also learn how they produce the wine and olive oil, visit the thermal baths nearby and enjoy a guided tour of Florence. Break out of your routines and tap into your awareness with this is a well deserved retreat!
Stefania has worked in tourism and has lived abroad for many years, during which time she developed a special interest in the energetic approach to life and health. At the end of 1980, she returned to her home town of Pistoia to study bioenergetic therapy. During her four years of study, she met John Pierrakos, the creator of the Core-energetic therapy and continued to study at the Core-energetic Institute (Frabosa Soprana – Piemonte) for an additional four years. After meeting Swami Veda Bharati she began to practice Hatha Yoga and embarked on four years of teacher training at the Himalayan Yoga Institute in Florence. She has been teaching Hatha yoga classes for the last 7 years at various places in Pistoia.
Anna Enrica Lazzerini
Anna began practicing yoga in 2001 in the Himalayan Tradition and attended teacher training at a school organized by the Himalayan Yoga Institute in Florence. She has collaborated with various townships in Italy, spreading the yoga tradition of the Himalayan Masters to the elderly. She graduated in 2001 from the School of Shiatsu in Florence, and later devoted herself to the practice. She teaches introductory shiatsu courses in Pistoia and, as a practitioner of shiatsu, implements the style of Master Masunaga in Valdinievole, where she lives and works with various hotels in Montecatini Terme. In additional to her work with the elderly, she coordinated a theater workshop for women with drug addiction and works with children in distress.
Kathleen is a tour leader and a meditation instructor, who will be available during the retreat for individual and group meditation instruction, as well as to ensure that all the needs of the participants are addressed.
The cost of this not to be missed week of yoga, mediation and wellness is a fantastic deal at $1,425.00 per person.
The cost includes:
- 7 nights accommodation;
- Transfer to and from the airport;
- A welcome brunch;
- Daily yoga (beginner, intermediate and advanced);
- Contemplative walking and meditation;
- One massage;
- bja songs;
- Excursion to Florence with a guided tour of the city;
- Breakfasts daily;
- Dinner daily;
- Use of the kitchen for lunches (lunches not included);
- Wine tour and tastings of organic products of the farm;
- An excursion to local market and visit to Grotta Giusti Spa and thermal pools (entrance to the pool only. Optional services are available for additional fees).
This tour is limited and requires a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 travelers, and does not include airfare. Flights can be arranged upon request. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the requisite number of travelers has not registered.
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