Eat, WINE, Yoga:

TUSCANY, ITALY

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eAT, WINE, YOGA:
TUSCANY, ITALY

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 nights' accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available, each with its own ensuite bathroom

Healthy breakfasts, mouthwatering dinners, and two lunches + wine and beer are included

2+ GOURMET meals EACH day + WINE

Invigorating morning and relaxing evening yoga classes + meditations with Shy and Keith, suitable for all levels

2 yoga classes per day

FULL EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE LUXURY VILLA ESTATE

We will have the villas and their grounds all to ourselves so you will be able to relax and fully enjoy the pools, terraces,  and entire experience with our exclusive group

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 1,800 classes

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

CACAO CEREMONY AND SOUND HEALING

Benefit from a powerfully healing heart opening cacao ceremony and then open the subtle energy channels of the body through a sound healing journey

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

10:00am-7:00pm Arrive at the villa

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

7:30pm Delicious Italian dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + info

DAY 1 - SUNDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:30pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Relax at the pool and/or the beach

3:30pm Temazcal ceremony (optional add-on activity)

9:00am Morning yoga session

10:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - FRIDAY

11:30am - 5:30pm Countryside bike tour, or painting class (optional add-on activities)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

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 our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on weather, etc)

11:00am - 5:00pm Tuscany wine tasting tour (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 3 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Authentic French dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am - 5:00pm Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa day trip (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 5 - THURSDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner at a local restaurant

10:30am - 6:00pm Free time, relax by the pool, optional massages, optional cooking class

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:30am Light healthy breakfast

9:30am Morning yoga session

11:00am Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 7 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - MONDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Free time, relax at the pool, optional massages

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YOUR INSTRUCTORS

SHY SAYAR

Shy Sayar (ERYT-500, YACEP) is a senior yoga therapist and a registered yoga teacher & continuing education provider at the highest level offered by Yoga Alliance. Well into his third decade with yoga, Shy has tens of thousands of hours of experience bringing yoga to students of all levels, treating patients, and training yoga teachers and therapists around the globe. Shy believes in Teaching People – Not Poses, since the practices of yoga are infinitely adaptable to fit the practitioner’s stages of development, and there is no need to push the body into arbitrary shapes. Instead, his Tantravaya yoga method integrates the classical Eight Limbs of Yoga, equally cultivating the body, breath and mind to bring each practitioner to optimal, holistic health.

While the ultimate aim of yoga is to reveal the interconnectedness of all beings as the expression of one eternal life, Shy’s teaching refrains from overstating esoterics and focuses instead on bringing about this awakened consciousness by emphasizing the ease of the breath, the integrity of the musculature at work, and the serenity of the mind.

Shy has offered coursework on education and pedagogy, as well as yoga philosophy and classical Indian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In his yoga teaching, Shy integrates his experience in higher education with skillful attention to different learning styles, making even the most complex teachings approachable to every student. His unique Tantravaya Yoga Therapy method has shown remarkable results in posture correction, pain relief and improved balance, as well as healing emotional trauma and addressing the roots of psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.



HEAVEN AWAITS!

I'M GOING TO ITALY!

THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! HOW CAN I VEW PRICING AND RESERVE MY SPOT?

Our villa shines with beauty, and the area is a place for wandering, exploring and relaxing in the hills of a region which is one of Italy’s most exceptional areas for nature, food, culture, and wine.

Be prepared for days spent visiting the local sites, going for day trips around the beautiful region of Tuscany, and exploring romantic paths leading to history and enchantment. Revel in the views of the subtle countryside in the depths of nature while sipping Chianti Classico at sunset.

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Panzano is a charming Tuscan hilltop town located in the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany. It's situated exactly halfway between Florence and Sienna in the province of Florence, making it an ideal base for our retreat.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from Italy

Transfers to/from the airport to the villa (we will help you coordinate)

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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Additional meals incl several lunches during the retreat which are not included

40% of the price paid is due 60 days before the retreat start date

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 60 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply your deposit towards another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 30 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 59-45 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 44-30 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

Q. Where should I fly into?
A. The closest airport is Peretola in Florence which is about an hour drive from our villa. You can choose to rent a car, take a train/bus, or reserve a private shuttle. We will also help you coordinate ride shares with other guests arriving at similar times. 

Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat or supplies for classes?
A. No, we will have yoga mats and any other necessary supplies available for you.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Simply check the box for setting up a monthly payment plan when you register and we will send you the details. 

Q. Can someone attend and not participate in the yoga?
A. Yes! We've had many partners come along on our retreats and not do yoga but still participate in meals and activities.

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Many of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

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SET IN a LUXURY COUNTRYSIDE VILLA

Immersed in the scenery of stunning Tuscany, our villa sits on a hill and covers 20 acres across a landscape that dreams are made of.

OCT 2 - oct 8, 2022

PANZANO, ITALY

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Our villa is on an estate consisting of three exquisitely distinct villas is found just outside of the hamlet of Panzano, less than an hour’s drive from the unforgettable city of Florence.

We will have the entire estate all to ourselves so you will be able to completely relax and fully enjoy the gorgeous pools and entire grounds with our exclusive group.

THE LUXURY VILLA

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THE ROOMS

The immense estate is set in the Chianti countryside and gleams with contemporary charm and antique accents, welcoming you to revel in its luxury. Surrounded by lush nature with its sprawling lawns, 360 degree views, and impeccably designed gardens, the villa is a short walk to the quaint village of Panzano, a town famous for its wine.

There are single and double room options, each with an ensuite bathroom.


Oct 2nd- 8th, 2022

Join YogaDownload top instructors Shy Sayar Keith Allen for a week of serenity, yoga, meditation, adventure, and wine - in a region famous for its culinary and wine traditions.

Our retreat will be held at an estate consisting of three exquisitely distinct villas set on a hilltop. 
The villas shine with beauty and the surrounding area is an ideal place for wandering, exploring and relaxing in one of Italy’s most exceptional areas for nature, food, culture and wine.

Be prepared for days spent visiting the local sites, going for day trips around the beautiful region of Tuscany and exploring romantic paths leading to history and enchantment. Revel in the views of the subtle countryside in the depths of nature while sipping Chianti Classico at sunset.

This retreat includes all breakfasts and dinners along with two lunches, plus plenty of wine or beer to enjoy with your meals. You will also enjoy twice daily yoga which is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners (non-yoga participants will very much enjoy this retreat too!).

So.... are you ready to wake in a stunning room set in the Chianti countryside, gleaming with contemporary charm and antique accents as you gaze into breathtaking views of a valley full of groomed vineyards? Then begin your day with a refreshing and opening yoga class, relax next to the infinity pool as you listen to the sounds of the natural spring coming over the nearby hill, let all your cares drift away while being massaged, enrich yourself in a fascinating culture, and laugh with new like-minded friends from across the globe as you eat incredible fresh local food? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

"I felt that every detail of the retreat was so well planned. From the yoga space to the excursions to the location and accommodations that only included those of us at the retreat. All details were considered and it was perfectly executed!"
~ Joy M, Idaho

"I made the last minute decision to join Yoga Download’s retreat, and 10 days later was enjoying the trip of a lifetime! Although I have practiced yoga for years, this was my first yoga retreat. Turns out, it was the one I’d been waiting for! Transformative, in the best way!"
~ Karen R, Chicago

KEITH ALLEN

For Keith, yoga is about connecting deeper to who we truly are and using the practice to enjoy our lives more. His classes balance a meditative focus with safe alignment. Breath, presence, and leaving space to let the practice feel good in our bodies, is a priority for Keith. 

Keith has studied extensively from different teachers, lineages, and styles around the world, and remains a passionate and dedicated student of yoga and meditation. He regularly leads workshops and teacher trainings and is a co-author of The Yoga Fix book, which is a resource of healthy movement patterns. 

In addition to yoga, Keith is passionate about traveling the world, producing videos, skiing, making art, and enjoying music.

"My daughter suggested that I was 'living my best life' as I relayed to her how much I enjoyed this retreat. She was absolutely right. Jamie and her staff went out of their way to make everyone feel at home and pampered throughout the week. Thank you for a lovely time!"
~ Rita P, San Francisco

PANZANO, ITALY