Yoga Retreat in Tuscany
with Ambika

July 7 - 14th, 2022
REGISTRATION OPENS 1/5/22


Join Ambika for a week of yoga, exploration, and relaxation at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a historic villa in the Province of Siena. This site is located an hour from Florence and is the home of an active organic farm and educational community. Their website shares, "There is something to excite everyone at Spannocchia: hiking paths, farm animals, verdant gardens, cooking classes, beautiful vistas, eight centuries of rural history, a swimming pool, friendly people, great wine, and fantastic food."

Spannocchia
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Yoga

Yoga classes will be offered one to two times a day, depending on the day's activities. Morning practice will be more vigorous to stoke yang energy for the day ahead and will finish with 15 minutes of meditation. Evening classes will be focused on restoring through yoga and myofascial self release, tennis balls will be provided. Both practices are appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners that are able to get up and down from the floor easily. Ambika is highly skilled at making movement accessible and useful to most people. All yoga classes and day trips are optional, this is YOUR retreat!

Accommodations at Spannocchia

Each bedroom is uniquely furnished with centuries old antiques and original family-owned furniture. The rooms have views of the Villa garden and valley below the olive and fruit orchards and come equipped with fans for hot summer months as well as a community pool to cool off. There are a number of different common areas, including a library and sitting room. Guests staying in the Villa and Frattoria receive daily maid service, bed linens and towels are changed twice a week. Single and double occupancy available with option of private or shared bathroom.

 

Food

All the meals at Spannocchia are prepared with the fresh and seasonal ingredients from the farms and livestock on site and are served to all guests and staff together for each meal. The menu reflects traditional foods to the area with a nightly four course dinner, except on Saturday when we will dine in Siena, complete with house made wine. Important note from the kitchen, 

"If a member of your party has a food intolerance or allergy, we will do our best to provide suitable meals for this person. However, please be aware that we only have one kitchen and that we cannot prepare these meals in isolation. We recommend that guests with serious intolerances and allergies bring some food items for their own consumption at dinner as we cannot guarantee a meal entirely free from those foods that pose a risk."


Cost

Price includes:

* Transportation to and from Florence Airport to retreat site

* All retreat classes and one tennis ball for myofascial release options

* Room and all meals for 3 days including a sack lunch on excursion days 

* 2 half day trips including Siena and surrounding historic sites

* One authentic Italian cooking class

Not included

* Saturday Dinner in Siena

* Extra transportation to surrounding areas outside scheduled trips

* Additional tours or classes offered at Spannocchia

* Staff gratuity

Double Occupancy with shared bath  $2250 per person

 

Double Occupancy with private bath $2395 per person

Single Occupancy with shared bath $2550 per person 


Single Occupancy with private bath $2795 per person

 

Retreat payments are non-refundable unless YOU are able to find someone to take your place. We understand that life is unpredictable, especially in post Covid times, and plans may change, however no exceptions can be made.

 

                            Registration opens January 5, 2022

To confirm your attendance at the retreat, you will need to complete an online registration form with waiver and pay deposit of $750 via check or credit card.

 

Making a payment by check? Please email Ambika for mailing address.

Schedule

Subject to change.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

TBD     Check in and explore

6:30p   Welcome meeting

7/7:30p Dinner

Friday, July 8, 2022

7-8a      Yoga

8-10a    Breakfast

10-12p   Tour of Spannocchia

1p            Lunch

5-6:45p Yoga

7/7:30p  Dinner

Saturday, July 9, 2022

7-8a     Yoga

8-10a   Breakfast

Noon    Leave for Siena

             (bag lunch)

TBD     Dinner in Siena

Sunday, July 10, 2022

8-10a    Breakfast

10-11a   Walking Meditation

1p           Lunch

5-6:45p Yoga

7/7:30p Dinner

Monday, July 11, 2022

7-8a      Yoga

8-10a    Breakfast

10-3p   Cooking class & lunch

5-6:45p Yoga

7/7:30p Dinner

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

7-8a      Yoga

8-10a    Breakfast

1p           Lunch

5-6:45p Yoga

7/7:30p Dinner

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

7-8a     Yoga

8-10a   Breakfast

Noon    Day trip to historic sites

             (bag lunch)

No Yoga

7/7:30p Dinner

Thursday, July 14, 2022

7-8a      Yoga

8-10a    Breakfast

Noon     Leave for Florence Arpt