Tuscany, Italy 25th May – 1st June 2013
Deep Rest and Walking Retreat: (fully booked)
Next dates 2014:
May 24th – 31st 2014
June 7 – 14 2014:
Stop. Breathe. Replenish yourself for 6 days (7 nights) in the magical Tuscan countryside of Italy.
Expect a week of deeply restful restorative yoga to calm your mind, relax the nervous system and bring balance and a sense of peace back into your body and life. Blend each day with either walks along ancient Tuscan trails, strolls through local villages or free time to read, swim, journal, day dream or enjoy a massage.
The beautiful thing about restorative yoga – no yoga experience is necessary. Yeah! Everyone, any age is welcome.
Restorative yoga uses the gentle support from blankets, yoga bolsters, blocks and eye pillows to profoundly encourage the body to let go, release and sink deeply into a state of blissful deep, deep rest. True healing and rejuvenation can now begin. It’s the simplest yet most profound rejuvenating practice.
Groups are small and intimate as Carole prefers to work closely with you. Connecting with your unique energy so she can maximize your rest and rejuvenation experience.
In addition, Carole will tap into her intuitive guidance to support you (if necessary) with personalized reiki or other helpful ancient relaxation and healing practices.
Should you feel drawn to joining Carole in Italy know the retreat venue is held in a magnificent 17th century fully restored Tuscan villa set amongst 28 hectares of natural woodlands with fabulous views. The Villa is around 15 minutes from the famous historical ancient walled city of Lucca – 30 minutes from Pisa and 1 1/2 hours from Florence.
Email Carole for more information – healthylivinglounge ( @ ) gmail.com or read on.
What participants say about Carole’s retreats:
“Thank you Carole for such a wonderful retreat. This was the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience I’d ever had. My mind, body and spirit felt relaxed and rejuvenated from a holistic package. This would not have been complete without you as our facilitator being such a kind, gentle and helpful soul. So, thank you Carole from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone” Nyesha, Australia, Psychologist and Counsellor 2011
“You will be truly amazed at how easily you can naturally relax when you are in the presence of Carole. She is a very perceptive facilitator and has a gift for healing and understanding along with a gentleness that creates peace and harmony to the soul. After returning from one of her Retreats I felt enriched and calm and had learnt so much. I can thoroughly recommend the rejuvenation I experienced. Carole has a character beyond reproach” Revi, pilot, yoga teacher Australia 2010
“The most relaxing week. Quiet and calm. Wonderful treatments and Carole a wonderful teacher” Jane, New Zealand 2011
“I can highly recommend this retreat with the lovely Carole. Everything was just perfect. The restorative yoga retreat was just what my soul was crying out for. !!! I intend to go again in the near future. Carole is a wonderful facilitator” Wendy, Nurse, Australia 2010
Retreat cost includes:
* 7 nights accomodation
* Daily 2 hour class with Carole
* Early evening yoga nidra relaxation meditation with Carole
* Private one on one support with Carole (if needed)
* 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day (except for a few free afternoons or evenings)
* Fruit, herbal teas and water throughout the day
* Swimming pool
* Pick up from Lucca train/bus station around 3.30 pm Saturday 25th May (15 minutes from Villa Benvenuti)
* A wonderful informal guided tour of Lucca for 2-3 hours.
* A gorgeous walk to hill top village with delicious picnic and stunning views
* All yoga equipment provided
* Limited internet connection.
* Airport transfers. Pick up Lucca train/bus station included.
* Travel insurance
* Meals when on excursion or free evenings
In your free time:
Villa Benvenuti offers in house massage and holistic treatments from local therapists. You are able to book a massage on arrival. Massages cost 75 euro for one hour and Energy Healing and Reflexology treatments 50 euro per 45 minutes.
Enjoy an authentic cooking class with the wonderful local cook Maria-Angela. Minimum of 4 people required. Cost is 30 euro per person.
Grab a taxi into Lucca for some serious Italian shopping. Cost of taxi into Lucca around 20 euro.
Hire a bicycle and cycle the local area for a more intimate connection.
$1,975.00 Australian dollars (1,350 GBP approx) or ($2,077 US$ approx)
Twin share with shared bathroom (bathroom shared between 2 rooms)
$2,350.00 Australian dollars (1,610 GBP approx) or (2,471 US dollars approx) Twin share private en-suite.
$2,350.00 Australian dollars (2,471 US dollars approx) Single room with shared bathroom (bathroom shared between 2 rooms)
$2,775.00 Australian dollars (2,918 US dollars approx) Single room with private bathroom (one only available)
A $350.00 Australian dollars (240 GBP approx) or (368 US dollars approx ) deposit is required to secure your place.
This is a non refundable but is transferable deposit.
The balance is due 60 days prior to retreat date. March 25th, 2013
Deposits and payments can be made via paypal or via internet banking.
Please contact Carole for details – firstname.lastname@example.org
Check in and check out times:
Check in time at the Villa is from 16.00 hours (4.00 pm) on Saturday 25th May.
Check out time from the Villa is no later than 10.00 am Saturday 1st June
About the food:
Wine, olive oil, herbs and vegetables are all produced in abundance on the estate. Ingredients are organic where possible otherwise fresh local seasonal produce is used.
Meals at Villa Benvenuti are casual, served buffet style in a very relaxed environment with plenty of variety. Most meals are outside overlooking the wonderful view.
You are in Italy so expect cheese, crusty bread and some pasta.
Special dietary requirement such as gluten free can be catered for. Please let us know in advance.
Villa Benvenuti is located 15 minutes from the historical walled city of Lucca. The birth place of Puccini.
It’s about 35 minutes by car from Pisa international airport and one and half hours from Florence international airport. Both Pisa and Lucca are connected by train. You can take the train to Lucca (nearest train station to our retreat) and we will organise to pick you up from the station.
Easyjet, British airways, Air France all fly into Pisa.
If you are coming from America, Delta fly direct from New York.
Make a booking or enquiry:
mobile: In Australia 0433 705 905