Yoga Under the Tuscan Sun: June 2-9, 2018
Join Sheila McVay for a week of Yoga in Italy
Experience “la dolce vita” in the beautiful Tuscan Hills…a destination that conjures dreams of extraordinary art and culture, quaint villages, sumptuous food, tasty wine, idyllic landscapes and so much more.
Soak up the sun, unplug from your hectic daily life and reconnect to your heart as you participate in daily yoga and meditation practice, explore the local village of Lucca, walk down the road for a wine tasting, wander through the picturesque Cinque Terre, dine on fresh wholesome food, spoil yourself with a massage, and make new friends.
Pricing and Services
Twin Room/ Shared Bath (2 beds which can be converted to one king sharing bathroom with another twin room) : $1850
Twin Room/ Private Bath ( 2 twin beds which can be converted to one king) $2050
Double Room/ Private Bath (1 double bed) $2050
(Prices assume double occupancy. Add $300 to any of the above for single occupancy)
Single Room/ Private Bath (1 twin bed) $2250
A NONREFUNDABLE $500 Deposit will secure your spot with the balance due by April 1, 2018.
What’s included in your package?
7 nights accommodations
Daily yoga and meditation
Three Vegetarian meals a day prepared with fresh organic regional and seasonal ingredients
Arrival andd Departure transfers from the town of Lucca.
Unlimited internet use
Unlimited use of pool and facilities
tickets and transfers to the town of Lucca
More than one half bottle of wine per person/ per day
Extra spa treatments or excursions
Our Agenda For the Week (Everything is OPTIONAL…customize your day to suit whatever you need.
We will explore Tuscany all week as a “Feast of the Senses” using the outer beauty of our experience to guide us into the contemplation of our own lives as Masterpieces crafted through experience and consciousness.
Venue and Local Area
Literally meaning “small village”, Il Borghino offers a secluded retreat centre setting in a hill top position with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains in the distance. With 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms spread across three houses, the retreat centre balances the opportunity for group connection with plenty of space for time alone.. Designed to maintain the original character of the village while still being both comfortable and modern, Il Borghino has been meticulously restored with energy efficiency and a concern for the environment in mind, using natural materials such as wood, marble and terracotta. The centre is ideally located 15 minutes from Lucca, 35 minutes from Pisa, 1.5 hrs from Florence and 1.5 hrs from the breathtaking Cinque Terre region, making it the perfect base to explore Tuscany and Liguria.
There are several indoor and outdoor spaces for practicing yoga – each with a unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity for centering the mind and body. The indoor yoga room is located downstairs in the communal area with glass windows looking into the swimming pool. . There are also several grassed terraces with views overlooking the hills and olive groves where we can practice at sunrise & sunset while savoring the serenity of the Tuscan countryside.
The rooms are large, simple and furnished tastefully in local Tuscan style, each with fabulous views from every window. Each house is fully self-contained and offers every facility to meet the needs and privacy of guests. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in each house for use by retreat guests outside meal times, and laundry facilities are available free of charge.
With 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, there are five twin bedrooms with private bathrooms, two twin bedrooms sharing one bathroom, two double rooms with private bathroom and two single rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are large, simple and furnished tastefully in local Tuscan style, each with fabulous views from every window. Each of the three houses is fully self-contained and offers every facility to meet the needs and privacy of retreat guests. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in each house for use by retreat guests outside meal times. And laundry facilities area available at no additional charge.
US Citizens traveling to Italy need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required.
Flying into to Italy
The nearest airport to Lucca is Pisa international Airport “Galileo Galileo” – 18 Miles from Lucca. Florence International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” is 50 Miles from Lucca. If you are flying into Rome, Fiumicino Airport is 162 miles from Lucca.
Regular trains and buses run from both Pisa and Florence airports to Lucca and are very reasonably priced. Trains also run regularly from Rome airport but the trip is much longer and takes around 4.5 hours.
Use this link for complete transportation and travel details courtesy of Yoga in Italy: Yoga in Italy – Transport Options for Getting to Il Borghino 2018
When booking your flights and train, you should plan your arrival time in Lucca for around 15:45pm, to coincide with the free group transfer to Il Borghino.
- we understand that booking transportation can be daunting! Don’t let that stop you from fulfilling a travel dream! Sheila is more than happy to guide you through the travel booking process if you need help. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.