Red Hot Yoga Italian Retreat, September 2019

Red Hot Yoga Italian Retreat – Saturday 14th September 2019 – Saturday 21st September 2019

Join us for the 2019 Red Hot Yoga Italian Retreat at the beautiful boutique Villa Benvenuti in Tuscany.

This outstanding location offers you the perfect place to indulge in healthy, nutritious food, twice daily yoga practices, plus plenty of free time to relax and unwind.

Yoga retreats provide numerous benefits on all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual. A break from your normal routine, the chance to delve deeper into your yoga practices, make new friends with other yoga lovers, eat healthily, getting out amongst nature, reducing your dependence on technology, and soaking up some healing sun rays, are just a few. Giving yourself this gift to restore and reset, will help create more self-awareness, opening up a new perspective on life.

How you approach the week is totally up to you …. come and indulge in quietness, journalling and reflection, or opt for more activity and explore beautiful Tuscan sites!

Yoga Teacher: Sarah Powell

Villa Benvenuti

Villa Benvenuti is a boutique Italian retreat centre in Tuscany offering personalised retreats in a luxurious setting. Operating since September 2010, the fully restored 17th Century villa is part of a 28 hectare private estate, completely surrounded by forests and natural woodlands.
The villa sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards. The natural surroundings and secluded setting create an atmosphere of calm and stillness, making it ideal for yoga and a relaxing holiday.

The Retreat includes use of the swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the Estate.  Wifi, pool towels and use of laundry facilities are also included.

The villa is ideally located 30 minutes from Pisa, 1.5 hrs from Florence, 15 minutes from the beautiful medieval city of Lucca and 1.5 hrs from the breathtaking Cinque Terre region.

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Yoga Classes

Our Italian Retreat theme will be “Respire, Perspire, Inspire!” and Sarah hopes to provide you with all three! Strong, steady, well aligned asana, combined with deepened breath awareness and inspiring, thoughtful class themes, Sarah will guide your practise to the next level – both on and off the mat!
  Sarah will be offering inspiring daily Anusara® yoga practices in Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative formats, as well as exploring daily Pranayama and Meditation.

There will be the opportunity for a total of 4 hours yoga each day (with options offered for every level of yogi, and classes are all optional), providing you with the chance to expand and explore your practice exponentially, along with heaps of opportunity to quiz Sarah in between classes too!

The Villa offers several spaces for us to take our practise, including three outdoor, grassed, terraces where one can fully savour the serenity of a Tuscan sunset; and a beautiful, fully equipped indoor yoga room with all the mats and yoga props you could possibly need.

Accommodation

The villa has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms consisting of 3 twin/double rooms with private bathrooms and 4 twin/double rooms sharing two bathrooms. There are also generous indoor and outdoor living spaces.

The villa can sleep a maximum of 14 people, keeping the retreat exclusive and offering you a more personal service.

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Food and Beverages

Wine, olive oil, herbs, vegetables & fruit are all produced in abundance on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for our deliciously fresh, vegetarian meals.  The kitchen can also cater for gluten free and other special dietary requirements.

The Villa employs a wonderful local cook who prepares dishes typical of the region using fresh pickings either from the organic garden and local producers. They also make their own fresh juices and cleansing herbal teas using fresh herbs and fruit from the garden!

Outside of mealtimes, fresh fruit, water and herbals teas are available all day.

The Italian Retreat meals includes:

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day (excluding one dinner eaten out mid week on the chef’s day off)
  • Aperitivo with Prosecco on the last night followed by celebratory farewell dinner at the villa
  • Fresh detox juice at breakfast
  • Unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas throughout the day
  • Wine (produced from the estate) at dinner
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Massage Facilities

Massages and holistic treatments are available in-house during your retreat with a team of experienced therapists. Restorative treatments can be arranged that help you recuperate and relax, lengthen muscle fibres and improve your yoga practice. Treatments can be booked upon your arrival and are conducted in a light-filled massage room located external to the main villa in the secret garden.

Travel

We recommend the following Easyjet flights to Pisa from London Gatwick. These have not yet been published for September 2019, these are the flights from 2018:

Outbound: EZY8233 – Departing 09:00, arriving 12:10
Return: EZY8234 – Departing 12:40, arriving 13:50

We will be organising transfers to the Villa and back to the airport for all attendees booked onto the above flights.  The transfers are in 8-seater minibuses at a cost of around 10 Euros per person each way.

You will be asked to confirm your flight details nearer the time of the Retreat and whether you would like to be included in the arranged airport transfers or would prefer to make your own way to the Villa.  The transfer time is around 45 minutes.

Please note that flights and transfers are not included in the Retreat fee below!

Pricing

En-suite twin/double room, per person: £1,675

Shared Bathroom (shared between two rooms) twin/double room, per person: £1,425

To secure your booking, a non-refundable fee of £600 per person is payable to Red Hot Yoga Ltd (click the link below to get started!). The balance is due three months before the start date of the Retreat.

If you would like to book a single space, you will be paired with a suitable room companion.  There is also limited single room availability, subject to a £660 single supplement fee.  If you are interested in booking a room to yourself, please contact us directly to check availability.

Booking

To book your space on the retreat, please click here.