7 Night / 8 Day package

Price EURO $2,875

(pricing is based upon double occupancy)

After the success of last years retreat

We are excited to be collaborating with Malaika Dos Remedios
Again In 2019

Tuscany in the springtime

“Under the Tuscan Sun” a Yoga Retreat with Malaika
April 27 – May 4 2019

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!

DAY 1 – April 27th

  • AM meeting in Florence and transfer (group transfer from Florence to Locanda Casanuova – approximately 45 minutes, additional tranfers on request and at a supplemental cost)
  • Arrival to Locanda Casanuova
  • Welcome lunch with tasting and tour of property
  • 4:00 pm – Room check-in
  • Early evening Yoga
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 2 – April 28th

  • Morning Yoga (pre- yoga tea, coffee, fruit available)
  • 9:30 am – Breakfast / Leisure time
  • 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 5.00 pm;
  • Evening Restorative Yoga
  • Dinner and overnight

DAY 3 – April 29th

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit provided)
  • 9:30 am – Breakfast
  • Optional activities (at your expense)
    – Visit a Designer outlet
    – Schedule a rejuvenating massage
    – Rent e-bikes for a half-day exploration
    – Taxi over to the nearby town of Figline Valdarno
  • Evening Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation
  • Dinner and overnight

DAY 4 – April 30th

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit available)
  • 9:00 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). In the afternoon arrive back to Locanda Casanuovo by 5:00 pm
  • Evening Yoga and Meditation
  • Dinner and overnight

DAY 5 – May 1st

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit available)
  • 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
  • Evening Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation
  • Dinner and overnight

DAY 6 – May 2nd

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit provided)
  • 9:30 am – Breakfast
  • 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
  • Evening Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation;
  • Dinner and overnight

DAY 7 – May 3rd

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit available)
  • 9:30 am – Breakfast
  • 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
  • 7:30 pm Celebratory Farewell Dinner and overnight

DAY 8 – May 4th

  • Morning Yoga (pre-yoga tea, coffee, fruit provided)
  • 8:30 am – Breakfast and check-out
  • 9:00 am – Transfer to center of Florence

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: by Feb 15th , 2019

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.