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© 2019 Malaika DosRemedios
 

Join us on an unforgettable journey

 in Tuscany 

 

Dates for April 2020

TBA Soon!

 

 ITALY

Take a look at photos from last years retreat!

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**Once you make a payment, there are no refunds!

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"Under the Tuscan Sun"- a Yoga Retreat with Malaika 

Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful regions in the world on a relaxing yoga retreat in Tuscany, Italy. Just outside the Renaissance jewel of Florence lies a 350-year old family-run estate retreat and former monastery, nestled in gentle rolling hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards and gardens. The property also features a swimming pond and a sunlit room with oak floors perfect for yoga and meditation. 

 

Beyond yoga, days are filled with wonderful activities and discoveries, from a hands-on cooking lesson to unlock the secrets of Tuscan cooking to excursions to nearby towns of great artistic and historical importance like Siena, Cortona, and Greve in Chianti, where you can sample world-renowned wines, linger over a cappuccino at an outdoor café, visit with local artisans, shop, or just soak in the Tuscan sun.  

 

Evenings begin with a delicious four-course meal served on the terrace and featuring hand made pastas, fish, meat, or vegetarian options, topped off with a homemade dessert (and maybe paired with a glass of the farm’s own organic wine). Many of the ingredients are grown right on the property!  

                               

 Itinerary

Day 1 – 

12:00 pm (noon)  meeting and departure from Florence

(in front of the pharmacy in Piazza Demidoff- next to Hotel Silla)

12:45 pm arrival at Casanuova

Welcome lunch with tasting and tour of the property

4:00 pm check in

4-6:30 pm Early evening yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 2 – 

6:30 am Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00-9:00 am Morning yoga

9:00-12:00 pm Breakfast and Time at Leisure

12:00 pm  Departure for a Half Day Exploration of Cortona,  After a drive of about 1 hour you will arrive this charming village town of Cortona in time for lunch. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and explore the boutiques or perhaps visit the Etruscan Museum that harks back to the origins of this historic village. Enjoy views of the Val di Chiana plain which stretches to the shores of the Lake Trasimeno. Return to Casanuova at approximately 5pm.

6:00-7:15 pm Evening yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 3 –  

6:30 am  Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00-9:00 am Morning yoga

9:30 am Breakfast followed by leisure time

Optional activities (at your expense)

Visit Designer outlet

Schedule a rejuvenating massage

Rent e-bikes for a half-day exploration

Taxi over to the nearby town of Figline Valdarno

5:00-7:00 pm Evening yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 4 -  

6:15 am  Tea/coffee & fruit

6:30-8:00 am Morning yoga

8:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am Departure with private driver for a full-day excursion to Siena. Perennial enemy of Florence and cradle of the Ghibelline party, the two cities have seen 300 years of wars, battles with its share of intrigues and betrayals. Siena’s outstanding black and white marble cathedral and the Baptistery represent the greatness of the city as well as its religious vocation. The town hall, unique as well, is located on the main square (or campo), shell-shaped and dating to the 12th century. Lunch is on your own (with suggestions provided).

5:00 pm return to Casanuova

6:00-7:15 pm Evening yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 5 – 

6:45 am Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00–9:00 am Early morning yoga,

9:30 am Breakfast

10:30 am Using organic products grown at the farm, enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson with lunch to follow.

Afternoon at leisure

5:00-7:00 pm mid/late afternoon yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 6 – 

6:30 am  Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00-9:00 am Morning yoga

9:30 am Breakfast followed by leisure time

Optional activities (at your expense)

Visit Designer outlet

Schedule a rejuvenating massage

Rent e-bikes for a half-day exploration

Taxi over to the nearby town of Figline Valdarno

5:00-7:00 pm Evening yoga

7:30 pm Dinner and overnight

 

Day 7 – 

6:30 am  Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00-9:00 am Morning yoga

11:45 am Departure for a half day Exploration of the Chianti Classico wine region between Siena and Florence.  Chianti is one of the most beautiful hill areas in Tuscany and maybe in Italy. The landscape is characterized by vineyards, olive groves, fortresses, parish churches and castles dominated by lush surroundings.  Enjoy a tasting in a local winery with a light lunch and then stop in the small village of Greve in Chianti for a quaint stroll. Return to Casanuova by 5:30 pm.

6:00-7:00 pm evening yoga

7:30 pm Celebratory Farewell Dinner and overnight

Day 8 –     

6:45 am  Tea/coffee & fruit

7:00-8:00 am  Early morning yoga

8:30 Breakfast and check-out

9:00 am Transfer to Florence airport (10:30 am arrival at the airport)

Price:   

$2,875  per person, based upon double occupancy

Single Supplement (on request)

Double room for single use: $525

Single (single bed) for private use: $150

DEPOSIT:

NON-REFUNDABLE $500 per person + $20 booking fee

 

INCLUSIONS:

Twice Daily Yoga and Meditation practices

(Daily morning Yoga class and Evening Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama & Meditation)

7 nights of accommodations on double/twin occupancy with private bathroom  

7 breakfasts 

2 lunches featuring farm products

5 dinners (alcohol not included) 

Tea, coffee and fruit before morning yoga practice 

1 Hands-on cooking class

Half day exploration of Cortona

Half day exploration of Greve in Chianti (inclusive of light lunch, winery visit and tasting) 

Full Day exploration of Siena

1 Scheduled Group Transfer from Florence on arrival day 

1 Scheduled Group Transfer to Florence on departure day 

Local taxes 

EXCLUSIONS

Lunches (apart from days 1, 5 and 7)

Beverages (including alcohol) except for what is outlined under inclusions)

Entry fees

Gratuities

Miscellaneous expenses

International airfare

FINAL PAYMENT:

Non-refundable Final Payment Due: TBA

LINGER LONGER IN FLORENCE?  

We are happy to assist with hotel reservations for any yogis looking to spend pre or post retreat time in Florence.

 

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