YOGA&TASTE IN TUSCANY 2023
PRIME EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY:
A WEEK IN VILLA WITH YOGA AND FINE CUISINE
Siena, Italy – May 27th – June 3rd
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7 DAYS IN A WONDERFUL PLACE TO EXPERIENCE TUSCANY AND DO YOGA AND TASTE!
We are pleased to welcome you to this well-being and relaxation experience tailor-made for you in the heart of Italy.
Surrounded by the vineyards of the Tuscan rolling hills, you have the opportunity to devote to yourself by practicing yoga in the morning at the poolside, in a magical garden. You enjoy the day among the striking views of Villa San Marcellino: with its refined Tuscan style, it offers to you elegance and style for an exclusive vacation. For dinner you find the table ready to welcome you to enjoy a gourmet food and wine experience created by Chef Giacomo Petri.
Imagine being pampered in a boutique hotel with 5 rooms, completely for you, meeting new people with the same interests as yours: yoga, gourmet cuisine and wonderful Tuscany!
Ciao, nice to meet you!
We are Sara and Giacomo, a close-knit couple in life and on the path of yoga.
Our desire is to share our passion for this project motivated by our love for yoga, good food and our place of origin, Tuscany. We strongly believe that a deep and true integration between yoga and gourmet cuisine is not only possible, but significant and transformative indeed.
By combining our passions, a new door of joyful awareness opened to us: embracing life because of the gifts it offers with our hearts turned to heaven.
As St. Augustine said, "Love and do what you will."
A point of connection between ground and soul
The retreat is hosted at Villa San Marcellino.
The villa is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in the countryside near Siena. A location that was ranked number one on Forbes’ list of “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places”!
The Tuscan stone villa is located within the Montegrossi estate, the property of the Ricasoli family, and has been completely renovated in 2021.
The new luxurious accommodation evokes typical Tuscan style: elegance and sophistication for a perfect mind, body and soul well-being stay.
The villa is distant 50 miles from Florence and 12 miles from Siena.
Villa San Marcellino has 5 bedrooms with luxury finishes.
Rooms available to our guests:
– 2 queen rooms (with private bath) located in the main structure.
– 2 queen rooms (with private bath) convertible to double rooms, located in the main structure.
– 1 double room (with private bathroom) located in the annex overlooking the villa’s garden.
We welcome a maximum of 8 people (in a shared room). It is possible to reserve a single room for an additional fee.
Rooms can be assigned according to the preferences of each participant and respecting the time order of enrollment in the Yoga&Taste in Tuscany experience.
Daily maid service is included in the registration fee.
Build strength, flexibility and awareness, both physical and mental, through Yoga practice: classes are led in the panoramic garden of the villa, aside the amazing vineyard looking pool. Following Sara's vision of Yoga practice, classes are suitable for everyone. She firmly believes that the aim of yoga teaching is understanding the essence of postures: a pleasant and effortless practice, as it is not the body that adapts to the asana but the asana that adapts to the body. In this experience Sara will build classes following your needs, combining Hatha Yoga and the Ashtanga Yoga method. Meditation classes help you to be more appreciative and mindful. An otherwordly crystal singing bowls concert will make one of your night unforgettable.
Chef Giacomo Petri welcomes you into his kitchen to cook for you breakfast, lunch and dinner, following the preferences of the group. His is a tasty and balanced cuisine, using local and organic raw materials, with vegetarian as well as typical Tuscan recipes. Dinners are the highlight of our experience. The chef offers an upscale gourmet dinner each evening with 3 or 4 courses + his welcome. Each dinner will be accompained by fine wines, with supertuscan and renowed Tuscan labels. Menus and wine pairings will be determined by the chef about a month before the event, as soon as all crew preferences are received.
Meet the team
Sara started practising Yoga in 2013 and is a devoted Ashtanga Yoga method practitioner since 2016. In 2020 she founded the Ashtanga Yoga House Firenze studio in Florence, her native city. To her, teaching is taking care for students and support them in their yogic path through empathy and awareness.
Giacomo aka Jack, is a Tuscan private chef and yogi, he is specialised in gourmet cooking, privileging local and organic products. A unique refined dining experience made up by light and savoury dishes that perfectly matches the Yoga & Taste experience. Giacomo is open to all types of cuisine, from his exquisite vegetarian dishes to the great classics of Tuscan cuisine.
A tale of heart and savour
During the week you will have some free time and can relax in the villa or decide to do some excursions, Tuscany offers a lot of interesting scenery!
If you need a professional to organise transfers and bookings write to Lorenzo, he will be at your disposal.
– Airport pick-up and drop-off service
– Organisation of experiences in Tuscany
– Private driver with car
Write to Lorenzo Vanni to organise your excursions:
Pricing and payment
· 7 days / 7 nights – 4.900,00 €: standard package price, 1 person sharing an ensuite bathroom double room in full board accomodation
· Upgrading to single use: +20% to the standard price (5880,00 €)
· A deposit of € 500,00 (non-refundable) is mandatory at time of booking to secure your spot
· The balance is due on or before March 31st 2023
– 7 nights in a luxurious villa
– Daily breakfast and lunch buffet
– Gourmet dinners with wine pairings
– 1-2 sessions per day (Yoga, Meditation)
– Wine tasting at the Rocca di Montegrossi, next to the villa
– Excursion to the Castle of Brolio
Special guests of the week:
– Live performance by Crystal Bowls’ master Max Peri
– Dinner wine master class with sommelier Sergio Comello
– Final dinner with Francesco Schina’s Sax
Extra service on request (not included in the price)
– Masseuse in villa
– Tour leader
What's not included
· Airport transfer
· Train station transfer
· Medical emergency
· Travel insurance
· Additional meals you choose to have outside the villa
Please note: transfers to and from airport or train station can be arranged upon request at the time of booking (additional fee)
Info & booking
Ph.: +39389 982 4676
YOGA & TASTE IN TUSCANY BY
ASHTANGA YOGA HOUSE FIRENZE ASD
Via Mario Pratesi, 19 – 50135 Florence ITALY