La Dolce Vita, The Sweet Life Tuscany Retreat
Meditation, Breathwork & Yoga Retreat
w/Patricia & Surya
October 18 – 24, 2020
Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy with Patricia and Surya, inspiring you with 38 years of experience to deepen your practice in yoga asana and meditation and additionally offering Breathwork sessions for healing, personal transformation, and expansion of consciousness.
You will be immersed in the beauty and slow pace of Tuscan life at Le Pianore, an 800 year old villa in the magnificent hills of Monte Amiata in Monticello, southern Tuscany. With its spectacular views, fabulous walking, swimming pool bordered by cypress trees, and sumptuous cuisine, Le Pianore offers an environment of conscious sustainability, and an experience of the Italian way of living life where ease and enjoyment reign. Reviews of Le Pianore may be found here on “Trip Advisor.”
Each day there will be three sessions. The focus of our sessions is to open energy pathways, expand awareness, quiet the mind and experience the stillness and ease of our True Nature.
Yoga sessions invite deep listening, fluid unwinding, and 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 encourage becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature. 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 a rare offering in yoga and meditation retreats and is an experience of personal transformation, enhanced well-being, and the direct experience of expanded consciousness. It is a profound dimension of our retreats.
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, silent periods will be observed.
On the first day of the retreat, October 18, 2020, 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 prepared from the organic gardens at Le Pianore and imbued with long loved art of Italian cooking.
On the last day of retreat, October 24, 2020 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.