Yoga in TuscanyItaly

27th October - 1st November, 2022

A private retreat set within a quintessential 19th-century Tuscan Creative Agriturismo.

Six days of nourishing yoga enriched by Italy's oldest traditions.

Let go, Reset, and Unwind.

Combining yoga, farm-to-table organic Italian cuisine, and creative workshops this retreat is your ultimate escape to restore balance in the body and align the mind with nature's rhythm. 

Set in Villa Lena, a sustainable Agriturismo nestled within a cypress forest in between Pisa and Florence you will be invited to find your flow and delve deeper into your yoga practice whilst enjoying the beauty, the colours, and the flavorous of Tuscany.

 

Relax by the heated pool or embark on a truffle hunting expedition, join Ruben at Villa Lena for an escape of yoga, food, creativity, and rest. 

 

Pay a 30% deposit to reserve your spot
Request to pay in 
installments

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Villa Lena


Situated on a hilltop in the wild woods of Tuscany, Villa Lena is a place where untouched nature, carefree creativity and magical stories intersect. With 500 hectares of land, mostly covered by untouched forests, at Villa Lena you can find a mix of rooms and apartments scattered around the estate.

You will be staying in Renacchi Apartments a former farmhouse with a pool, only a  short walk away from the main hub of San Michele. Each apartment consists of 2 or 3 bedrooms, living spaces and kitchens, surrounded by woodland. Accommodation has been renovated with attention to detail and history, retaining the Tuscan character whilst adding a contemporary edge.

You will have full access to the Villa Lena estate, with a heated pool, a restaurant, a "work from wherever" space, a bar and a games room, but will have the privacy of lodging tucked away at Renacchi Apartments.

Find out more about Villa Lena's multidisciplinary space:

https://www.villa-lena.it

Learn, Slow down, Recharge

Every morning Ruben will lead you through an energising, accessible yoga practice to build awareness of breath and flow. You will be workshopping the most fundamental yoga postures with the option to learn more intricate variations.

Yin yoga evening practices will be slow and mellow. Long supported posture holds will give you the time to rest and digest. Breath and poetry will ease reflection and deep relaxation, restoring balance to the wholeness of body and mind.

Ruben will also be leading his signature Mobility Workshops based on Functional Range Conditioning, a chance to learn your daily self-care mobility routine and the science behind stretching.

Villa Lena has a scenic outdoor yoga patio and an airy indoor yoga Shala for the colder days.

If you haven't worked with Ruben before, you can learn more about his teaching here.

He will be available for 1 on 1 Asana Lab sessions to help you perfect your practice privately.

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Farm to table 

Villa Lena is sustainable agriturismo, what grows here will be found on the table. The organic vegetable and fruit garden, spread over two heacters provides the restaurant with fresh, sun-drenched vegetables, underpinning the seasonally-led menus.

 

 

A post-yoga practice brunch feast will be assembled by the villas Pastry Chef serving sweet and savory in-house-made dishes.

 

Dinner will celebrate the simplicity of Tuscan cuisine, where quality ingredients take center stage and traditional dishes take a contemporary turn and a creative flourish.

There will be plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available. All dietary requirements will be considered.

 

 

The Main Hub offers the San Michele restaurant, a bar, and a coffee shop if you may require extra food.

Activities

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Truffle Hunt + Pasta Workshop

 

The famous Tartufo Bianco hunt  is one of Tuscany's oldest traditions. White truffle season starts in mid-September and continues until Christmas. Villa Lena's area is famous for the highest quality white truffle classing it as a worldwide attraction. Our group will have a guided truffle hunt in the countryside, and what better way to end the hunt than with a Tartufo pasta workshop for us to cook and lunch with.

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Harvest & Cook

What’s in the Garden?

A cooking experience like no other.

You will learn what's best in season and pick it directly from the organic Orto.

Our expert will teach you the secrets of running an organic vegetable garden and of course how to harvest.

Cook a new recipe and share the meal with the group over a communal lunch.

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Creative Workshop

Earth Pigments with Abbie Adams

What raw colors come from the land? Understand the deep reds of the tuscan landscape and
get hands-on with making organic pigments derived from the earth. Working with mark
making and painting techniques to make art from and of the land.

With artist in residence Abbie Adams.

Additional activities:

- Visit the town of Pisa 

- Wine tasting

- Discover the artists in Residence Open studios at Villa Lena

- Guided hike

- Cycle trip

- Swim in the heated pool*

- Explore the estate and more*

*Free of charge

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

5  night accommodation at Renacchi

Daily Yoga

Mobility workshop

Daily Brunch & Dinner

Harvest & Cook activity (includes lunch!)

Truffle Hunt

Truffle Pasta workshop (includes lunch!)

Creative Workshop with the artist in residence

Welcome Goodie Bag

Use of Villa Lena's swimming pools, indoor, outdoor and art spaces.

WHAT'S NOT INCUDED?

Flights and Transfers 

Travel Insurance

Gratuities

Drinks

1 on 1 Private Asana Yoga sessions with Ruben

Personal expenses such as extra meals, transportation,  optional excursions, extra activities at Villa Lena etc.

A day in the retreat

 

7:00am: Tea & Coffee available at San Michele

8:30am - 10:00am: Yoga

10.00am - 11:30am: Brunch feast

11:30pm – 5:00pm: Free time for pool hangs, hikes or an organised workshop*

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Evening Yin & Poetry

7:00pm – 9:00 pm: Dinner

*on culinary workshop days brunch will be served earlier and lunch will be cooked by the group with a Chef !

 

How to get to Villa Lena:

https://www.villa-lena.it/contact-location/

Pisa Interanational Airport is only 45min drive from the Villa.

Transport can be arranged from and to the airport sharing with other yogis, just ask.

Check in: 3pm Check out: 11.00am

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Accommodation and Rates

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All inclusive prices, per person, staying at Renacchi apartments:

 

Save £100 by using the code TOSCANA

 

Sharing room: 

sharing bathroom: £ 1390

private bathroom: £ 1450 (Sold Out)

ensuite bathroom: £ 1490 (Sold Out)

 

Single use double bedroom:

sharing bathroom: £1800

ensuite bathroom: £1850 (Sold Out)

Pay a 30% deposit to secure your spot*

Request to pay in installments

*Refund Policy, Early Bird payment terms and T&C on booking link

Ruben's Retreats' Testimonials

Ruben's attention to detail and mindset were the cherry on an already pretty amazing cake.

- Puglia, 2022

 

Ruben puts a lot of care, thought and effort into his retreats. The classes were excellent, I learnt a lot, had fun and felt like I got stronger and improved already. 

- Puglia, 2022

 

I enjoyed so much the classes, the poems and the music. I am feeling so relief! Ruben's passion really came out through the experience, every detail, every moment spoke about his positive energy and kind heart.

- Puglia, 2022

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