Yoga at a Glance:
- Station transfer
- Two daily sessions of yoga on a deck on the ridge
- Delicious gourmet organic food to complement your programme
- Use of the pool, yoga deck, loungers and hammocks
- Holistic therapies (extra)
- Guided walking
16th June – 23rd June 23rd
One of the highlights of any trip to Tuscany is the food and so it proves here. The menu for the week has been devised to make best use of the organic produce available and to complement the Yoga practice with sensational flavours.
A typical daily menu includes:
Breakfast: Homemade granola, yoghurt, fresh fruit and Lavacchio honey; eggs; homemade bread and an assortment of jams. Coffee, tea, fruit juice or infusions.
Lunch: Spelt salad with roasted vegetables and harissa, bread, fruit, cheese, chocolate brownie, muffin
Dinner: Broad bean or cannellini crostini
Lemon and thyme risotto with grilled asparagus
Roasted nectarines with coconut ice cream and hazelnut brittle
A mini bar is available with a range of drinks, savoury and sweet snacks.
All dietary requirements can be taken into account.
Yoga in Tuscany, Italy
To practise Yoga in Tuscany is to experience the restorative benefits of yoga with the best of Italian hospitality in fabulous natural surroundings. Our expert teachers offer a programme of different holidays – so something for everyone, from beginners to experts. Each week involves up to 12 sessions of yoga with time for a range of complementary therapies, from Thai massage to reflexology.
The enchanted forest of the Garfagnana provides a sensational backdrop to our 9m x 9m shala and helps you engage in a stunning natural environment. With free time to relax by the pool or chill out in a hammock, together with delicious organic food designed for your health and well-being as well as touches of luxury, your yoga holiday in Tuscany will leave you refreshed and invigorated.
(timings may differ for each programme)
7.30 Wake-up refreshing infusion
8.00 – 10.00 Yoga practice
10.00 – 13.00 Breakfast followed by chill out time.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Time for a massage, a walk or relax by the pool
17.00 – 19.00 Yoga meditation practice
19.30 Mocktails followed by dinner
‘After 15 years of Natalie’s classes, not one has ever been the same. Such a caring, careful teacher who works intuitively and adapts the class in front of her that day. She selects her retreat venues carefully, is fun to spend time with and makes sure that we are all nurtured and feeling safe in our surroundings. Can’t wait until the next!’Briony B
Jemima Croker Yoga Retreat 16th June – 23rd June £795
I am inviting you to take a week to consciously reconnect with nature and allow the expansiveness and stillness of the mountain range to elevate you out of the repetition of daily habits, internal and external. I will provide different yogic practices, taking you deep into your body so your mind can rest and you can fully relax. I will offer massage and there is also a local therapist who is fabulous – reiki, reflexology, the works. The rest of the time, you can walk in the mountains, around the garden, make use of the shala, swim, read, draw, write, be as you like!
I will teach an invigorating practice in the mornings, 90 minutes of asana (physical postures) followed by 30 minutes pranayama (the art of breathing). In the afternoons we will work slower, going deeper into the body, mind and self using a wider scope of yogic practices such as restorative asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, and meditation.
Food will be vegetarian, organic and very healthy. I can only advise against drinking alcohol when practicing yoga in the mornings, but this is Italy (!) and the week is to be spent as you wish, so there will be wine available in the evenings. We will take one afternoon off mid week so you can explore Lucca, go to the beach, spend as you like. Dinner is not provided on this day only.
“Lavacchio is a magical, quiet and calming place with stunning views over the valley. It is perfect venue for yoga or Pilates retreats and walking holidays, and Jamie and Ailsa are excellent hosts. They have made the place look beautiful, ensuring that your stay is comfortable and relaxing.”Gemma H
“I stayed there for my yoga retreat. Lavacchio is located in an extremely scenic and peaceful place in the Tuscan mountains. The property has all the mod cons you can wish for and is nicely decorated. The surroundings are breathtaking and it is very easy to go trekking in the mountains. If you prefer to relax there is a swimming pool in the middle of beautiful gardens. The meals were provided and prepared by a chef with produce from the organic farm and they were delicious! I must not forget to mention how welcoming, helpful and friendly the owners Ailsa and Jamie are. The last dinner was hosted in their house and no need to say the meal was amazing again and the company excellent!”Christel