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La Dolce Vita
2023 Tuscany Yoga Retreat
April 16th-23rd 2023
Join us for one incredible week as we embrace le dolce vita in the beautiful hills of Tuscany! On this 7 night retreat we will explore all of our senses with yoga, mindfulness and gourmet food and wine. This is truly an experience for your body, mind and taste buds.
We will begin every morning with an invigorating yoga class and end every night with a relaxing meditation. There will be lots of opportunities during the day for exploring and adventures.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy day trips to the medieval town of San Gimignano, the seaside villages of Cinque Terre, to visit vineyards for wine tastings and so much more!
There will be plenty of time for relaxing and unwinding to absorb the day and to enjoy the peace of Tuscany. We will be staying in the beautifully restored rusticfarmhouse II Grande Prato, surrounded by 360 degree views of the Tuscan hillside. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning and a home cooked 3 course meal every evening paired with local wine. There will be some optional excursions and time to book massages as well.
Tuscany's unparalleled fusion of history, nature and food and wine offers the ideal location for a serene and delicious experience!
- Room and board for 7 nights
- Breakfast every morning
- 6 3 Course Dinners paired with wine
- Daily yoga and meditation classes
- Day trips to Florence, Cinque Terre, Pisa, San Gimignano and Lucca
- Flights to Florence
- Travel Insurance
- Optional excursions
- Shared room with private bath- $3200 p/p
- Private Room with private bath- $3700 p/p
REFUND POLICY AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
- Retreat balance must be paid in full by March 1st 2023. There will not be refunds issued for last minute cancellations. Bending Bodhi cannot make exceptions to this policy as costs are incurred prior to the retreat date.
- Deposits are non refundable. No exceptions.
- We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. This will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, illness, emergencies, etc.
~Add On Excursions~
Yoga and Lunch In The Vineyard
We will begin by enjoying a yoga class amid the grapevines in the beautiful vineyards of Tenuta Torciano Winery. Class will then be followed by a gourmet 5 course Tuscan lunch and wine tasting right in the vineyard. Lunch will include 5 plates, 8 wine tastings, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar tastings all with a wine expert. The best thing to do in Tuscany? Indulge in wine tasting and eating to your heart's content. Add a family-run experience and a wine expert, all on a gorgeous vineyard surrounded by olive trees and grape vines, and you have yourself the best afternoon in Tuscany!
Florence Food Tour
On our 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ Left Bank – you’ll get to taste what makes this city’s cuisine so unique. The experience includes eight unique food or drink tastings, including a cookie-baking demonstration in a restaurant kitchen, and a hearty soup or stew at a local trattoria. We will take you along the perfect route in Oltrarno for you to experience the neighborhood’s easygoing charm, and even introduce you to families that have been serving up foodie treasures there for generations, so you can enjoy authentic interactions during the experience.
Chianti Wine Tour
On this tour we will spend the day touring the beautiful region of Chianti in Tuscany. We will discover not just the natural beauty of the area but also some of the most prestigious wines of Tuscany: Chianti and all its appellations, learning all the secrets of the production, from the vines to the glass. We will begin the day with a wine tasting at Castello di Verrazano, discovering the magic of Chianti Classico, visiting one of the most ancient but still working cellars in the area. We will then head to Greve for some free time to wander this ancient village and visit Enoteca Falorni for wine and a snack. We will end our tour at the oldest winery in Italy, Ricasoli at Castello di Brolio. They have been producing wine since 1411. This tour will include a tour of the castle followed by a tasting in their beautiful tasting room. This is not a day to be missed!