Yoga and Horse Assisted Training Retreat

Tuscany, Italy

Destination

Tuscany, Italy

Dates

28 May – 3 June, 2021

Teacher

NATIV & Hello Yoga

Price

€1,750,00

About the retreat

FOR THESE TRAININGS YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO RIDE A HORSE.

These are self-knowledge experiences with simple exercises. You will communicate with the horses through body-language, sounds and energies, without even getting on its back. We are working with calm and healthy horses in such an environment where you will have the opportunity to recharge yourself and gain conscious attention.
We offer this for those who: are longing for trust and self-confidence, endeavour assertiveness, put too much or too little energy into their activities, are ready to change their behaviour patterns, endeavour partner-based communication in their work and private life as well.

We will stay in a stunning 12th century farmhouse in Tuscany, eat locally sourced, organic Mediterranean food. Our days will start with a morning yoga class to start moving our bodies and minds, followed by breakfast and activities with the horses.

The are is fantastic for long walks in nature and visiting villages and towns filled with history!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Catering by a local health food chef: all food is organic and/or biodynamic, mostly from local production or proceeding from neighboring farms
  • Exclusivity in our beautiful retreat house by Monteriggioni and full access to the facilities
  • Daily two yoga classes by Judit Varga: dynamic vinyasa in the mornings and relaxing yin style classes in the afternoons
  • Meditation and yoga nidra in the evenings
  • Horse assisted coaching sessions on location
  • Daily activities: walks, relaxing under the olive trees or in a hammock in the forest
  • Guided walk and walking meditation

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel arrangements
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance: to participate on our retreats, it is obligatory to have a travel insurance. You can also buy it by clicking here.

PRICE

  • 1.750 € shared double room
  • 2.250 €  single room

instructors

Natasa Kovalik

International horse assisted trainer, communication expert, TED speaker founder of NATÍV.

Judit Varga

Yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP), founder of Hello Yoga Mobility Studio

 

The program

Details of program (28 May - 3 June, 2021)

28 May – Thu

15:00 Check-in

16:00 Opening circle

19:00 Welcome dinner

29 May – Fri

Yoga

Breakfast

Meet the horses

Yoga

Dinner

30 May – Sat

Yoga

Breakfast

Walking tour

Yoga

Dinner

31 May – Sun

Yoga

Breakfast

Activity with the horses

Yoga

Dinner

1 June – Mon

Breakfast

Yoga

Free Time

Yoga

Dinner

2 June – Tue

Yoga

Breakfast

Activity with the Horses

Yoga

Dinner

Yoga Nidra

3 June – Wed

Breakfast

10:00 Check-out

Retreat accommodation

A 12th century rural complex refurbished into a stylish agriturismo. Surrounded by an organic farm and beautiful forests. Walking distance from the medieval fortress town of Monteriggioni, the ancient pilgrim route of Via Francigena and natural baths built by the Etruscans. 

Amenities

Magical farmland and gardens.
Olive and orange groves.
Vinegrapes, vegetable garden and animals.
Chill out areas.
Hammocks in the surrounding forest.
A beautiful, equipped yoga room with wooden floor.
Stylish rooms with stunning interior design.
WIFI.
Natural reserve around us.

Location

Monteriggioni is a commune in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. It borders on the communes of Casole d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena, and Sovicille. The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

More information about destination: Tuscany

Things to do

Ancient walking trail: Via Francigena
The Via Francigena is the ancient route that in medieval times connected Canterbury to Rome. Nowadays it
remains a path of pilgrimage, as the way of Santiago di Compostela but also represents a different way to
discover Tuscany. Take a journey through time in close contact with the environment and local retails. We are just 800 meters away from the starting point of the route from Monteriggioni to Siena; the start from
Monteriggioni to San Gimignano is just over 1 km.

City of Art
In Tuscany, there are 7 sites protected by Unesco and some of them are very close by. Monteriggioni is
within walking distance (1.8km) and once in the village, you can take a visual tour of the towers of the Tuscan countryside. Siena (15km) and Florence (45km) considered being open-air museums, Pisa with its pendant tower (100km). San Gimignano (25km) and Volterra (40km) with their competing medieval towers, Valdorcia (38km) and it’s surreal Tuscan landscapes, Pienza (85km), San Galgano (39km) famous for the prophecy of the sword in the stone and Arezzo (85km) where you can find beautiful alfresco from Piero della Francesca. Colle val d’elsa is just 10 km away and has a stunning old town still out of main tourism circuits.

Wine Paths and a Panoramic Drive
Chianti is another entertaining itinerary that is quite close. The main sites to visit are Castellina in Chianti (15km) Radda in Chianti (25km) and Greve in Chianti (34km), just the drive through the wine cultivated hills justify the excursion. Other destinations rich in history, combining a panoramic drive with a degustation experience are Montalcino (55km) with his Brunello wine, Montepulciano (75km) known for the Nobile di Montepulciano wine and Bolgheri, famous for its cypress-lined road and the prestigious Sassicaia wine.

Relaxing / Thermal
For a tour with a restorative soak, visit Bagni Vignone, (40km) a medieval village built around a pool of natural thermal hot spring water, Rapolano Terme (45Km), Bagni San Filippo (80km).

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