Yoga, Food, and Wine in Italy with Shelly Happel | October 3 - 10, 2016
Join us for our fourth retreat back to Italy as we get inspired in the beautiful area of Tuscany as we drink wine, see the sites, cook, and practice yoga. Your retreat begins at our Villa in Monticiano in the Siena region of Tuscany. It is slow and quiet, giving you time and space to relax and immerse yourself in the experience. Your accommodations are in a traditional Italian villa with beautiful outdoor spaces. Arriving Monday afternoon, you will be treated to a traditional Tuscan dinner and relaxing yoga class. Tuesday morning, you will wake up slowly enjoy cappuccino and breakfast with time to relax before our first yoga class. You will then have free time to relax by the pool or read that favorite book you never have time for. You’ll end the day with a private cooking class at the villa. Wednesday we visit the large medieval town of Siena for a walking food tour and time to enjoy the shops and sites of the city ending with a detoxifying yoga class. Thursday we indulge in a 5 course cooking class and wine tasting and stop by the town of Montalcino as most people are full and sleepy we will end with Yoga Nidra. Friday we relax and unwind with 2 yoga classes and a chance to enjoy the local town and live like the locals. Saturday we stop by a cheese farm and have lunch at a family villa as well as local vineyard. Sunday we take a hike and end the retreat with a final farewell dinner. Monday we end the week with a yoga class, breakfast, and final farewell.
- Villa accommodation (shared room with private bath unless otherwise requested)
- Use of villa accommodations (pool, wi-fi, etc)
- Breakfast and an additional meal
- Daily yoga classes (use of yoga mats)
- Group shuttle from Florence Airport
- Guided hike to San Galgano
- Two wine tastings
- Lunch on a cheese farm
- Cooking classes
- Walking tour in the city of Siena with transportation
What's Not Included
- Extra excursions
- Cost for missed shuttles
- $2799 Early Bird until March 30, 2016
- $2999 Regular Pricing
Cancellation PolicyYour $499 deposit is non-refundable. Half of your payment is due by June 1. The remainder will be due 1 month prior to your trip. Due to the small intimate nature of the trip, we cannot process refunds for cancellations of any reason. We highly recommend getting travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances.
We anticipate selling out of this retreat, please make you deposit or full payment to secure your slot.
"My Italy retreat with 2 of my sisters was a very relaxing and awesome vacation... The dinners made by the villa owners are scrumptiously delicious! Starting and ending the day with yoga made it very restful after sightseeing during the day.. the photography class is an added bonus and our vacation pictures just came out spectacular . I'll recommend this vacation to my friends and families and will do it again!" Geal I.
"Ignite Your Bliss retreats are really that and then some. Accomodations and food are great and excursions are fantastic, well planned and executed!" Gail G.
"Melissa hosted a Tuscan Villa Yoga retreat & Creative Writing Workshop heart opening combo in May 2015. The process of writing during and after a yoga class adds another dimension to self awareness and release. Then we had ShellyYoga, a fun and therapeutic approach to exploring what our bodies needed to realign. It was as relaxing or busy as you choose, with great options for hikes, wine tours and visits to ancient towns. Wonderful memory" Pam K