INSPIRE: WOMEN'S YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT
May 11 - 18, 2019 in TUSCANY with
EMILY DARLING + MELANIE NICSINGER
Retreat to Tuscany! Join Emily and Melanie for a week of unforgettable food, transformational yoga, delightful connection and living the good life in the Tuscan countryside.
Your yoga retreat includes 2 daily yoga practices and organic meals prepared by a personal chef and enjoyed around a traditional family-style table. Our days might find us exploring neighboring villages, visiting a centuries-old winery or simply resting, anticipating the authentic Tuscan dinner we’ll enjoy among our new friends.
We will begin each day with an all levels morning practice and conclude most days with gentle yoga practices.
There will be plenty of free time to relax by the pool at the restored 17th century villa, enjoy an optional massage or participate in one of the many optional activities. You’ll have the option to explore the local region through optional walks, bike rides and day trips to experience the beauty of this ancient region and its rich culinary heritage. Meals made from the freshest of local ingredients will be prepared for us by a personal chef and you even have the opportunity to partake in a cooking class with the chef and learn some of her secrets!
After a week of nourishing your spirit, you’ll return home feeling relaxed, re-energized and INSPIRED!
Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino – which boasts comfortable lodging in four beautifully-renovated buildings, an outdoor salt-water pool, and delicious meals of farm-to-table vegetarian Tuscan cuisine — complete with local olive oil and wine. We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below.
Sample Schedule (subject to change):
Day 1: Ciao! Retreat begins at 4pm. Late afternoon gentle yoga, welcome dinner
Day 2: Morning yoga. Optional* bike ride through Tuscan countryside and/or a stop in Lucca. Afternoon gentle yoga.
Day 3: Morning yoga. Afternoon walk to nearby vineyard, including wine tasting & private vinyard tour. Evening gentle yoga.
Day 4: Morning yoga. Free day.
Day 5: Morning yoga. Excursion to the sea town Forte dei Marmi touring and shopping. Late dinner at restaurant on the beach. *Transportation provided. Dinner not included.
Day 6: Morning yoga. Free day.
Day 7: Morning yoga. Optional* excursion to Pietrasanta Artist village. Evening gentle yoga. Final evening dinner party
Day 8: Morning Yoga, breakfast and arrivederci at 10am!
There is a great choice of optional activities and excursions, designed to give you a taste of Tuscany and the local culture, without it feeling like a organized tour. You can sign up for them when you arrive at the retreat center. There are also some amazing in-house massage therapists who will be available throughout the week to iron out tired or stressed muscles and leave you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated!
2 Daily Yoga Classes, including yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters, plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors
7 nights’ accommodation at villa, linens and towels
3 delicious vegetarian meals daily, except for meals on excursions. On these days, guests are free to explore on their own.
Historic, local vineyard tour and wine tasting
Transportation to Forte dei Marmi
Fresh detox fruit / vegetable juice at breakfast
Local wine at dinner (1/2 bottle per person, per night)
Unlimited fruit, water, and herbal tea throughout the day.
Transfer from/to Lucca to/from the retreat centre on the day of arrival and departure (one scheduled pick-up and drop-off only).
Outdoor salt-water pool and large communal living areas
Use of the steam room / sauna (first session free, thereafter €70 per session)
Pool Towels, Hair dryers and use of laundry facilities
What’s Not Included?
Ground transportation outside the scheduled pick-up on arrival day and drop-off on departure day *
Meals during excursions
Optional activities and excursions other than those specified as included in the retreat price
Other travel-related expenses and incidentals
Tips + Gratuities
* Transfers outside the scheduled pick-up or drop-off can be arranged for an additional fee
Retreat Prices, per person
Room Type 1 – ONLY 1 BED LEFT! Shared Twin Room + shared hallway bathroom. 2 rooms/4 beds (2 people per room, 4 people share hallway bathroom) $2,195 (USD) per person (early bird rate)
Room Type 2 – SOLD OUT! Shared Twin Room + Private bathroom. SOLD OUT!
Room Type 3 – SOLD OUT! Shared Double Room + Private Bathroom. SOLD OUT!
Room Type 4 – SOLD OUT! Single Room + Private Bathroom. SOLD OUT!
Early bird registration discount applies until October 5, 2018. Add $150 if registering after October 5, 2018.
Terms and Conditions
A $300 (USD) NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT reserves your spot, please indicate what type of room you would like. Once we receive your reservation, we will email you a confirmation along with more trip details.
Your remaining balance will be due in two additional increments--amount dependent upon room type. First increment due November 9th and remainder of balance due February 11th.
* Prices listed are per person, include early registration discount and are valid until October 5, 2018. Add $150 if registering after October 5, 2018.
For more information email Melanie at Melanie@LifestyleBenefitsLLC.com
Please be sure you will be able to attend our retreat before you submit your deposit. All deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable and not redeemable for account credit. Payment is due in full 90 days prior to the start of the retreat. If you cancel 90 days or more prior to the retreat start date, you will be issued a refund, less your $300 non-refundable deposit. Trip insurance is required by the yoga villa, and can protect your retreat investment if you need to cancel for covered circumstances. Due to retreat centers’ refund policies, we cannot offer any refunds, transfers or credits for cancellations for any reason (including legitimate ones like illness, injury, family deaths or emergencies) within 90 days of the retreat start date. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat.