Aino invites you to an unforgettable week-long getaway at Il Borghino, a Tuscan retreat villa nestled on a hilltop with incredible views overlooking the charming medieval town of Lucca. Lucca is a beautiful and fascinating city known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling the historic city center. Let’s escape to Italy and enjoy our yoga practice under the Tuscan sun, and get a taste of La Dolce Vita!
Il Borghino is comprised of three separate houses showcasing large elegant rooms with fabulous views from every window. There are several outdoor terraces, a saltwater swimming pool and a Turkish sauna.
Each day involves an enlivening and energizing morning yoga/meditation session, and an afternoon yin/restorative practice. A night at the Opera following an afternoon of tasting wine at an exquisite local vineyard, plus a special kirtan and sound bath led by the yogini musician Idgy Dean are all included in our schedule. There will also be plenty of free time for you to roam the neighboring hills and groves, plus numerous optional excursions and activities, like a day trip to the breathtaking coastal villages of Cinque Terre, cooking class, bike and walking tours of Lucca, or spa treatments. Our retreat villa is located 35 minutes from Pisa and 1.5 hrs from Florence.
• Morning and afternoon yoga each day
• Room accommodation (double or single)
• 3 Tuscan Vegetarian Farm-to-Table meals daily (excluding 1 lunch and 1 dinner out.)
• wine from the local estate (1/2 bottle per person/ night)
• Last night celebratory dinner with Prosecco and delicious homemade pizza cooked in our wood-fired oven
• Puccini Opera in Lucca. For opera lovers, Puccini was born in Lucca and one night, you can listen to one hour of arias from this famous composer.
• A wine tasting excursion to an exquisite local winery – we go by foot!
• Kirtan and sound bath led by the yogini musician Idgy Dean (www.idgydean.com)
• Group transfer to and from Lucca at the beginning and end of the retreat (one scheduled pick-up and drop-off)
• Tourist tax
*Please note that the prices are in USD and may shift slightly due to fluctuating exchange rates.
Room type 1
Double occupancy in a room with 2 twin size beds with shared bathroom. (Another double occupancy room shares this bathroom). 1 room available.
$1940 EB/ $2140 regular
Room type 2
Double occupancy in a room with 2 twin beds. Private bathroom. 4 rooms available.
$2050 EB/ $2250 regular
Room type 3
Double occupancy for 2 people who prefer or do not mind sharing a full size bed. Private bathroom. 2 rooms available.
$2050 EB/ $2250 regular
Room type 4
Single occupancy room with a twin size bed. Private bathroom. Only 2 available.
$2270 EB/ $2470 regular
A non-refundable deposit of $500 and travel insurance are required. To guarantee early bird pricing, pay deposit by May 31st! Prices vary upon accommodation, inquire for more details and info to Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aino is a E-RYT 500 certified, ISHTA Senior Teacher. Her love of yoga, healing, and travel has inspired her to host numerous retreats. Aino’s desire is to help you connect to the present moment and to live your yoga everyday and every moment. She is known as a passionate, creative and kind teacher and loved for her healing hands-on adjustments. Her focus on fluid sequencing and precision in alignment reflect her background in dance. Aino is a Teacher Trainer and Mentor in the ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training in NYC and Finland, and she hosts Yoga Retreats around the world. She also offers her services as a Raindrop Technique practitioner and trainer as well as a Reiki Master. For more info on Aino go to www.sirenyoga.com.