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Infinite Expansion – Open To Divine Love
Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork Retreat
w/Patricia (Sunyata) & Surya
Tuscany, Italy
May 25 – June 1, 2019

OUR FIFTH year of offering retreats in rural Tuscany

~The beauty and way of life calls us back….

~Embraced by the Tuscan hills, we focus upon the inner work of personal transformation…Breathwork…Yoga…Meditation…Sacred Movement…Silence

~Expanse of olive groves and vineyards, a long cypress lined dirt road to a lovingly restored 800 year old Italian villa…

~Enveloped in this womb of earthy, sensual, aesthetic beauty we remember… who and what we are…

~Energy uplifted…self-resourced, inspired, expanded, renewed and clear, we return focused and re-committed to what truly matters in this life…  

Our Tuscany yoga retreat takes place at Le Pianore (once on the site click the English flag to see the English version), an authentic Italian villa and agriturismo cradled between the medieval hill towns of Montelaterone and Monticello. With its spectacular views, awe inspiring landscape bordering Mount Amiata, generous swimming pool bordered by cypress trees, and the fabulous Italian cook and her sumptuous cuisine, Le Pianore offers an environment of conscious sustainability, and an experience of a slower paced and thoughtful way of life amidst breathtaking countryside of rural Tuscany.  Reviews of Le Pianore may be found here on “Trip Advisor.”

Each day there will be four sessions. The focus of our sessions is to open energy pathways, quiet the mind and to remember and experience the stillness and ease of our True Nature, the timelessness of Pure Consciousness.

Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, and fluid unwinding, while awakening sensation as guide back to body’s innate intelligence. This approach to practice, shifts the habit of doing asana to an unfolding, by feeling and sensing our way thru the practice. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.

Meditation and self inquiry sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions offer mindfulness and breath awareness based on Vipassana meditation as well as non-dual, open awareness meditation and self inquiry.

Breathwork is one of the quickest ways to personal transformation, enhanced wellbeing and the direct experience of expanded consciousness.  It is a profound dimension of our retreats.

The Madonna Spring and the Val di Prata Sanctuary is an easy walk from the yoga retreat center. You can take this lovely walk thru the Tuscan hillside at any time during your stay at Le Pianore.

The ancient, rural beauty and the slow pace of life at Le Pianore, create a rare environment for refining awareness and deepening spiritual understanding in the process of retreat. To enhance the benefit of this yoga retreat, silence periods will be observed.

 

Rolling Meadows Italy Retreat

On the first day of the retreat, May 25, 2019, you will be picked up in Siena at the Hotel NH Excelsior on Via Tozzi at 3PM for the 40 minute ride to Le Pianore. Between inspiring practice sessions, enjoy walks on the sacred land and environs of Le Pianore, and to the nearby hill town. Perhaps you might plan to arrive a few days before or stay a few days after the retreat to enjoy Florence, Siena and the Tuscan hill towns, opening the heart to the slow, sensual way of life that is Italy and it’s unique gift of evoking both inner and outer beauty. All meals are vegetarian prepared from the organic gardens and imbued with long loved art of Italian cooking.

On the last day of retreat, June 1, 2019, we will leave Le Pianore after breakfast, arriving at Siena by 10AM from where you can make your connections to airports or embark on further travel in Italy.

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May 25 Pick up in Siena at the N.H. Hotel Excelsior on Via Tozzi
(* note you may choose to fly into Florence, Pisa or Rome. However the ONLY pick up and drop off is in Siena.  Many people arrive a day or more earlier to tour Florence, Siena other areas of Tuscany or Italy)
3:00 PM meet at N.H. Hotel Excelsior on Piazza la Lizzie in Siena for the 40 minute drive to Le Pianore.

6:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Orientation and Meditation

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6:30 – 7:30 Coffee, tea, fruit, yogurt
7:30 – 9:30 AM  Mediation, Yoga Asana
10:00 Brunch
4 – 6:00 PM  Yin and Restorative Yoga, Breathwork, Meditative Movement
6 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:00  PM  Meditation

June 1

7:30 Breakfast
9 Am Departure to Siena

The fee for this retreat
Private Stone Cottage w/Juliette Balcony – $2,195
Single w/ private bath $1,995
Single w/shared bath (w/one other room) $1,795
Premium double with large terrace and private bath $1,695
Double w/private bath $1,595
Triple w/2 bathrooms $995
(Couples are offered $500 off the total fee for two registrations for the Stone Cottage)

Fee includes:
-Transportation from the Siena to Le Pianore on the first day and from Le Pianore to the Siena bus station on the day of departure.
-7 nights lodging at Le Pianore in single, double or triple rooms. 
-Four meditation, breathwork and yoga sessions for full days spent at Le Pianore
– 3 Fresh Organic Vegetarian Italian Influenced meals each day

The fee does not include:
– Pick up or drop off on the first and last day from any point other than the Siena Hotel NH Excelsior at the appointed times..

NOTE: Important Travel Information

Choose a flight schedule to arrive in SIENA at Hotel NH Excelsior on Piazza La Lizzie on May 25 for the 3PM pickup. Train and bus service is quick and easy from all major airports in Italy into Siena. On the day of departure, June 1, we will have transport to SIENA  from where you can connect to other buses or to the Siena train station for travel to any airport, to Florence or to other areas of Italy. 

Further travel information on the FAQ link here and below.

To Register:

First please contact us to determine if space is available.  A $500 deposit will secure your place in the retreat. To register click  here.  Indicate that you are registering for the Italy retreat and your choice of accommodation. The balance is due March 15, 2019.  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

There are 18 spaces for this retreat.

For further information about this retreat please see FAQ page here.

To go to website of Le Pianore Retreat Center click here.

To read more about the style of teaching click here and here.

For a page with information on “Why take a Retreat” click here.

Click here for Italy Retreat Gallery