Eat, WINE, Yoga :

TUSCANY, ITALY

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HOSTED AT a stunning hillside villa!

The villa is an ancient farmhouse in a panoramic position with wonderful views of the hillsides

OCT 21 - OCT 26

TUSCANY, ITALY

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A RETREAT TO ENLIVEN YOUR SPIRIT!

Oct 21st - 26th, 2019

Join two of YogaDownload's top instructors, Jackie Casal Mahrou and Claire Petretti Marti for a breathtaking journey to the picturesque hillsides of Tuscany, Italy.

We’ll visit ancient medieval hilltop cities, learn about + taste Italian wines, take a cooking class and bike ride through the Tuscan countryside, all while practicing yoga and meditation in an unbelievable setting that will make you feel like you've stepped into a fairy tale.

We'll be hosting this retreat at a gorgeous hillside villa near the town of Montepulciano where you will be surrounded by picturesque vineyards and rolling hills while enjoying delicious, incredible, authentic meals three times a day. 

There will also be opportunities to visit ancient medieval towns, take part in wine tastings to explore the region's most famous wines, bike ride through the countryside, and learn to cook an authentic Italian meal!

This journey is straight out of a fairy tale, and it could be you this October!

JOIN OUR TRIBE! We will have around 20 participants for this retreat and will form bonds and create lasting friendships as we share this incredible and majestic experience together! 

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

A RETREAT THAT'S ALL INCLUSIVE!

5 nights accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available

We will have a private chef on hand cooking amazing local cuisine

3 GOURMET meals EACH day

Invigorating morning and evening yoga classes + meditations suitable for all levels

2 yoga classes per day

Taste the wines of Tuscany and explore the wine making process on an excursion to a local winery

WINE TASTING

transportation

Transportation to/from the town of Montepulciano to the villa will be handled by us and is included in the price (there are trains from Florence and Rome to Montepulciano that take around 1.5-2 hours and cost around $15 which we will help you coordinate)

DAY TOUR TO HILLTOP MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

A guided full day trip to either Montepulciano & Cortona or Siena & San Gimignano

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

3:00-7:00pm Arrive at the villa

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:00pm Authentic Italian dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAY 1

9:30am Healthy breakfast

1:30pm Delicious lunch

10:30am Day trips, wine tasting, cooking class, bike ride, or free time

6:00pm Evening relaxing yoga

DAYS 2-5

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

7:30pm Amazing dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

8:00am Uplifting and detoxifying morning yoga

9:30am Healthy breakfast

Noon Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 6

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is a sample schedule 
(subject to change based on group needs/input)

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YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JACKIE CASAL MAHROU

For the past 13 years, Jackie has been passionately teaching and practicing yoga in Denver, CO. Believing that yoga can awaken us to the vast capacity of our hearts, minds and spirits, her intention is to empower her students to live boldly and authentically. Jackie’s classes are a combination of enlightening inspiration, graceful movement, alignment and encouragement. Through her flowing sequences and heart centered intention she creates an environment for each student to blossom into his or her greatest expression of each yoga posture, and brightest self.

CLAIRE PETRETTI MARTI

Claire Petretti Marti has been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga since 1999. Like many fitness enthusiasts, she was initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits of strength, balance, and flexibility. Once Claire realized that serenity, peace of mind, and a general sense of happiness were predominant results of the practice, she was hooked.

A RYT-500 Yoga Alliance instructor, Claire teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow with the intention of creating a moving meditation. She encourages students to find the lightness and the joy in their own practice, both on and off the mat. She is a certified Pilates instructor, a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner and also holds a NASM-certification for personal training. She has significant experience with spinal injuries and frequently works with students recuperating from injuries. She leads international yoga retreats every year. Mind-body fitness is her passion.

In January 2010, Claire was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Yoga aided her healing throughout treatment and recovery. Learning to live with cancer inspired her to earn her Yoga for Cancer Therapy certification and she now also teaches classes specifically for people living with cancer.

HEAVEN AWAITS!

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THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
hOW DO I VIEW PRICING AND SECURE MY SPOT?

"BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL location! Every room had a incredible view! It was like a picture hanging on the wall but in reality you were just looking outside the window!"

~ Rubi B.

"This place was heaven. The property is immaculately kept, and with a gorgeous pool, landscaping and view of the Tuscan hills and Montepulciano you couldn’t ask for more. There are cherry, fig and apricot trees on the property."

~ Daniella

Our villa, Poggio Martino, goes back in history until 1700. It belonged to the Papal Family Piccolomini of Pio II, the Pope of Pienza. Initially it was used as a establishment of the hospital of Florence, to take care of passers-by in the more souther Valdichiana region. The villa, a single farmhouse of about 1000 square meters, is protected by the Fine Arts for its uniqueness.


WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Villa Poggio Martino is located on a beautiful hill in Tuscany and consists of seven apartments, each one with a private terrace. Its wonderful panoramic position with view over the hills heading up to Montepulciano create a serene atmosphere. The house has been restored preserving the original architectural features and has been carefully decorated in rural Tuscan style.

Most rooms share one large bathroom between two rooms. Contact us for specific options.

Single Occupancy
A room (with a view!!) all to yourself with double bed.

Double Occupancy
A room to share with a friend/partner, or a let us assign you a roommate.

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Tuscany, with its spectacular cities, towns, and scenery, is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. Tuscany's many attractions include historic cities and art-filled museums and churches, great wine and food, medieval hill towns, beaches, and beautiful countryside.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flight to/from Rome / Florence / Pisa

Optional and extra activities not mentioned in the "What's Included" section above

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the balance is due 45 days before arrival

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date

The remainder of the balance is due 15 days before arrival

30% of the trip price will be charged if the booking is cancelled 44-30 days prior to start date of the program

50% of the trip price will be charged if the booking is cancelled 29-15 days prior to start date of the program

If cancellation takes place less than 15 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.