La Dolce Vita
April 29 – May 6, 2023
Come savour the sweet life of Tuscany
This retreat offers an opportunity to truly relax and unwind in a unique location whilst experiencing the beauty of Tuscany.
Take in magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains in the distance. while developing and deepening your yoga and meditation practice.
A mere ten minutes outside the charming medieval city Lucca awaits this private retreat centre for you to relax, unwind, reflect and rejuvenate. Take long siestas in beautiful rooms that look out into the garden and the magnificent surrounding landscape. Delight your senses with the scent of flowers in the garden, the rich colours of the season and settle into the deep space within your heart as you relax on your mat.
Stroll through the garden, lounge by the pool, breath in the fresh country air, relax in the steam room,
develop your yoga practice, meditate in peaceful rooms, sketch, journal or read.
Along with relaxation will be many adventures!
You'll have the option of a guided hike along the Ligurian Coastline, a truly spectacular coastal walk. Breathe in the salty air, take in the vistas and enjoy mouth watering local cuisine.
Explore the charming city Lucca on bike with a local guide.
And, soak in the pool after a beautiful day of fun, laughter, gelato and sightseeing!
This retreat is sure to renew and lift your spirits!
With time to enjoy the saltwater swimming pool and facilities within the grounds of the villa, including a 3-hour session of the Turkish Sauna/Steam Room during the week, an evening out in the thriving art centre village of Pietrasanta, a celebratory dinner with Prosecco and Pizza using the wood-fired pizza oven at Il Borghino. along with a wine tasting excursion and cooking class option, this retreat will be both rejuvenating and inspiring!
Single Room with private bathroom
Single room with double bed and private bathroom (2 rooms available)
$3,297. CAD/per person EARLY BIRD PRICE! 'til February 1st, 2023 *Save $300.*
Double Room with private bathroom (for couples)
Double room with double bed and private bathroom (2 rooms available)
$3,179. CAD/per person EARLY BIRD PRICE! 'til February 1st, 2023 *Save $300.*
Twin Room with private bathroom
Twin room with single beds and private bathroom (5 rooms available)
$3,179. CAD/per person EARLY BIRD PRICE! 'til February 1st, 2023 *Save $300*
Twin Room with shared bathroom
Twin room with single bed and shared bathroom (2 rooms available)
$2.979. CAD/per person EARLY BIRD PRICE! 'til February 1st, 2023 *Save $300*.
$500. reserves your spot on the retreat.
A two or four payment option is available for the remaining amount.
7 nights’ accommodation + all linen + towels
Please note that linen is not changed during the retreat but bath towels are refreshed mid-week. One pool towel per person is also provided.
3 delicious vegetarian meals per day.
Except for lunch on a bike ride in Lucca and dinner on the evening excursion to the lively artist’s village of Pietrasanta, as well as on other optional chosen excursions.
Daily Yoga & Meditation Sessions
All Yoga mats, blankets, blocks, belts and bolsters plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors provided.
Daily fruit/vegetable juice at breakfast.
Unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas throughout the day.
Local wine at dinner
Limited to 1/2 bottle per person, per night. Additional wine can be purchased through the retreat centre.
Evening out in the village of Pietrasanta A thriving art centre full of galleries, shops & colourful restaurants spilling onto the pavements.
Bike and walking cultural tour of Lucca with a local guide.
Wine tasting A scenic 3km walk to a beautiful local winery, followed by a very interesting tour and a tasting.
Use of the saltwater swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the villa.
A 3-hour session of the Turkish Sauna/Steam Room during the week.
Last night's celebratory dinner with Prosecco and Pizza using the wood-fired pizza oven at Il Borghino.
Transfers to and from Lucca to Il Borghino at the start and finish of the retreat.
Please note that there is one scheduled pick-up and drop-off only at an agreed time. Transfers outside of the scheduled pick-up and drop-off are not included.
Laundry facilities and hairdryers in each house for use by guests.
This is levied on overnight stays for non-residents in visitor accommodation and is included.
*Please note taxi is available for wine tasting, however, it is not included. €30 each way (can be shared with up to four people).*
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
HOLISTIC TREATMENTS & MASSAGES:
Available in-house during your retreat, all of which will help participants relax, unwind, release tensions, and improve well-being. We have a wonderful local therapist and treatments can be booked upon arrival. Treatment
€60 for 60 minutes
€75 for 75 minutes
€90 for 90 minutes.
Coastal Paradise Walk – Guided Hike along the Ligurian Coastline – 10KM /Elevation +500M. South of Cinque Terre, there is a beautiful area to be discovered away from the touristy crowds and off the beaten track. A private guide will take you along paths that have been used for centuries by locals. Breathe in the salty air, take in the vistas and enjoy genuinely local food.
€120 per person (transportation and guide included)
Regional Italian Cooking Class (2-3 hrs.) €55 per person.
Puccini Opera in Lucca - For opera lovers, you can catch a Puccini Opera! €25 (cash only) plus the cost of a taxi to and from Lucca. €30 each way (can be shared with up to 4 people).
All excursions must be booked in advance, a minimum of one month prior to the retreat.
$500. (CAD) reserves your spot on the retreat
Please note deposits are non-refundable.
Payment plan options are available for the retreat!
Meighlin is dedicated to bringing the heart of yoga into the lives of others. Currently studying Ayurveda at the American Institute of Vedic Studies, she weaves the wisdom of Ayurveda, along with the eight limbs of yoga, into her classes, in a way that students can relate to and apply in their daily lives.
Come develop your practice amongst the beauty and bounty of Italy! Her joyful, inspirational teaching, for all levels, will nourish your body, mind and your spirit.
“Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto"