Tuscany Yogalates Retreatswith Louise Solomon & Nicole Whiteman 10th-16th September 2017 - 2 beds left 17th-23rd September 2017 - 4 beds left
Enliven your health and wellbeing, inspire your travelling spirit, with Louise Solomon & Nicole Whiteman under the Tuscan sun. Feel like unwinding in the beautiful Tuscan countryside? Surround yourself in the rolling hills and explore the many sounds, colours, textures, culinary delights that Italy has to offer. Join Louise Solomon world renowned teacher and trainer with 29 years in developing the fusion of Yoga and Pilates for an unforgettable experience, stepping back in time and becoming unplugged rejuvenating your nervous system. The 6 day holistic retreat is nestled in the hinterland close to the world heritage cities of Florence and Siena.
Explore the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core supporting functional movement within your body within the fusion of Yogalates. It's a great way to compliment correct bio-mechanical movement into your everyday living, or to fine tune your Yoga practise... Relax, rejuvenate, invigorate your mind and body. Retreats are at a beginner to intermediate level; all levels of Yoga are welcome.
Enjoy 6 nights at the Azienda Agrituristica Le Bolli Bed & Breakfast (see pics below) is just 40km from Siena, a quiet corner in the heart of Tuscany where you can regenerate admiring the nature that surrounds you. In this oasis of peace surrounded by a hilly landscape between forests, olive groves and sunflower fields, a new life has been given to a characteristic 1600s farm. Completely renovated maintaining its original appearance and equipped with all the amenities for a relaxing holiday: 12 charming rooms, a grand commercial kitchen available for communal share with a variety of teas and coffee available to you throughout the day, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a spectacular panoramic view. We find many guests prefer to eat in the delicious restaurants in Radicondoli.
You can walk in unspoiled nature, go horseback riding or mountain biking, taste our organic products or sip typical Tuscan wines while admiring the view. For those who like to visit the beauties of Tuscany, the farm is located in a strategic point with San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena only a little more than half an hour away.
Room options & prices: ॐ Private room for single occupancy with a sunny terrace, captivating a stunning vista. Shared bathroom with only one other room €1390.00pp limited space available ॐ Private room with private bathroom €1190.00pp ॐ Private room for couple with private bathroom €890.00pp ॐ Twin share with share bathroom (check availability) €790.00pp limited space If you would like to attend the retreat for 2 weeks (13 nights) - ॐ Private room single occupancy and bathroom €2580.00pp ॐ Twin share share bathroom (check availability) €1580.00pp limited space
These prices include 6 nights in villa, morning Pranayama & Yoga Master classes daily, 6 breakfasts, one welcome dinner, evening meditation classes daily, one excursion. Excludes airfares, airport transfers, lunches and remaining dinners. NB Prices are in euro. Deposit of $165 (equivalent to 100euro +plus GST) required to hold your spot. Balance is due May 2017 paid direct to Yogalates Pty Ltd less the 100euro (A$165) that you pay now for the deposit to enrol Numbers & Room styles are Limited! Typical Daily Schedule (subject to small changes) 8:00 - 8:15am Pranayama (breathing) Class 8:15 - 10:00am Yogalates master & alignment class 10:00 - 10.30am Breakfast 6:30– 7:30pm Welcome Dinner (1st night only) 8:30 – 9:00pm Yoga Nidra: Guided body relaxation to aid in inducing a restful sleep
Features And Scheduled Events included in Price:
Daily Yogalates classes
Daily Pranayama Meditation class
1 x Welcome dinner
Shuttle to & from Poggibonsi (private pick-up from Florence or Pisa is available at extra cost, see below)
Special needs are catered for in classes and food allergies
Private session with Louise includes a postural functional assessment & corrective exercise program to do at home – €80.00.
Private Ayurveda session with Nicole Whiteman €80.00
Cooking classes & massage avail at an extra cost.
Flights & Travel too and from the B&B
Travel Options Arrival & Departure: Check in on the Sunday between 12noon and 7pm at the B&B. Arrival dinner is at 7pm. The first retreat class commences on the Monday at 8am. Departures anytime before 11am on Saturday. The final class will finish at 10am followed by brunch. Some people may need to leave earlier depending on their travel arrangements.
Flights: The most direct flight is Florence 1 hr away; Pisa is generally cheaper to fly into and is 2hrs away but is doable.
Free Shuttle: We offer a free pick up service from Poggibonsi (40 mins drive to B&B ) as there are many possibilities on the options to arrive, we find this is the best for the shuttle. You might just have to wait if we are scheduled to pick up a few retreat guests coffee shops are available. Shuttle will leave at 5.30pm
Directions to Poggibonsi from Florence Airport – One needs to either get a taxi or bus (bus being the easiest option which leaves every ½ hour to an hour from the Florence Airport to the Florence Train Station). When you arrive at the Florence station, come out from the station and you will see the main bus terminal, cross the road at the traffic light, go left and just behind the corner is the SITA bus station which will take you to Poggibonsi. You need to get off at the COOP shopping centre in Poggibonsi right near the main highway; which is where we will meet you. If you arrive early you can leave your baggage at the Florence Train station and do some sight seeing if you prefer. For those that would prefer a Private pickup: Transfer costs are per person: 40 EU from Poggibonsi (if not wanting to wait for the free shuttle) 60 EU from Siena Train station 120 EU from Florence Airport 120 EU from Florence Train Station 160 EU from Pisa Airport Please contact office for more information regarding travel details from Pisa Airport.
Free Time activities/things to explore - Relax by the pool and absorb the panoramic views of the serene Tuscan countryside; excursion to San Gimignano (included in price), explore Siena (will need own transport), excite your taste buds and experience the true lifestyle of Italy by dining and socializing at the many local village restaurants and cafes as well as indulging in the local tastes of organic wine and cheeses, deer watching sunsets, enjoy the many nature walks around the renowned village of Radicondoli & historical neighbouring towns. The main attractions of the area are: The villa is 4.5 km to the renowned village of Radicondoli. You can walk through the stunning Tuscan landscapes for about an hour and visit its walls, the park, the geothermal museum and the numerous appointments The village of Belforte, The Abbey of San Galgano, The cloister of Torri Colle Val d'Elsa, famous throughout the world for the crystal and its squares (Dome and Arnolfo), Poggibonsi and the park with the "source of the fairies" and castles San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena.
Yogalates Teacher Training is also available 8th - 23rd September 2017 - click here for more information.