Moments in Tuscany – A Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat
Drink in the Details and Savor the Journey
Tuscany offers an abundance of sensory delights and is the perfect setting for a delicious week of mindful practices at the magnicifent Il Borghino villa. Being present or ‘in the moment’ enrichs our experiences allowing life to be lived more fully. Whether practicing yoga overlooking the Tuscan landscape, walking or bicycling a scenic path, exploring the medieval city of Lucca, or enjoying the local cuisine, each moment will be truly memorable. Mindful energy blended with joy and gratitude is transformative and practiced in Michelangelo’s backyard is simply divine!
‘I choose an expansive life. I choose adventure, freedom, self-expression.
I choose self-definition, self-love, self-renewal.’ Julia Cameron
Move mindfully at your own pace and enjoy a relaxed and heart-centered week that’s loosely structured so you can do as little or as much as you’d like. Yoga classes, meals and included activities are planned but always optional; The rest of the time is yours to rest at the villa, go on excursions or enjoy the in-house spa treatments.
Yoga practice will be offered each morning before breakfast. In the evening, a restorative yoga class will help you relax and sleep more deeply. Appropriate for beginning and intermediate level students, classes emphasize the wisdom in honoring your strengths and limitations and to be grateful for all that your body can do. All classes are taught by Lisa Hampton.
Delicious vegetarian meals prepared by a wonderful local cook using what’s in season and the region’s specialties (organic whenever possible) are provided. Local cheeses, pasta, breads and wines and other delights will be enjoyed, as well as plenty of healthy choices. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are made in house and herbal teas made using fresh herbs from the garden are included. Organic wine, olive oil and honey is produced in the surrounding areas and is served throughout the week.
The endearing medieval city of Lucca hidden behind dramatic Renaissance walls invites exploration. A fun guided tour takes us to this historic city for a scenic bicycle ride around its ancient walls and a mindful walk inside to discover its charming attractions. This tour also includes a cappucino break – but of course! Lucca is just 10 km from our villa.
Hug a tree. Lie on the grass. Get grounded. The healing power of nature is undeniable and on this scenic nature hike, we will connect physically with the earth and natural world to energize the body. This rejuvenating experience is combined with our wine tasting tour and includes a scrumptious picnic lunch back at the villa!
Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards at our Tuscan villa, we’ll walk along the 3 km scenic ‘Strada del Vino’ (the wine road) to a local winery where we’ll enjoy a tour and tasting. A perfect opportunity to savor the journey and drink in the details!
Italian for ‘small village’, Il Borghino is
a splendid 11 bedroom, scenic and private estate perfect for yoga retreats. Decorated in local Tuscan style, accommodations are comfortable, simple and elegant and all with views! To learn more about ll Borghino, Go»
Nestled in the splendid hills of Tuscany, cradled between olive groves and vineyards and only 5 km from Lucca lies this magnicificent villa complex. Il Borghino enjoys stunning views by day of the rolling hills of Pieve Santo Stefano and by night the beautiful walled city of Lucca.
Il Borghino is centrally located 15 minutes from Lucca, 35 minutes from Pisa, 1.5 hours from Florence and 1.5 hours from the breathtaking Cinque Terre region. To see Il Borghino on a map, Go»
Is This Retreat For You?
If you are attracted to the idyllic region of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes, delectable cuisine and rich history, and enjoy taking time to slow down and savor life, this retreat may be for you! Whether or not you practice yoga, the retreat is perfect for girlfriends, couples, mothers and daughters or solo travelers seeking to enjoy life, moment by delicious moment!