Practice yoga daily on the sandy Versilia beach and visit some of the most beautiful locations in Tuscany
Versilia and in particular Marina di Pietrasanta are very popular destinations during the summer holidays but become so much quieter and relaxing after Back to school. This will not be a typical retreat. We will practice yoga early in the morning (on the beach! weather permitting) and in the evening before dinner, but we will have the rest of the day free to take long strolls on the sandy beach in Versilia and simply chill, or maybe explore the surrounding areas joining the optional day out trips to Florence, Lucca, or Pisa and the stunning San Rossore Natural Park.Here is what we are planning to do:
Arrive by 12pm on October 5th (Thursday) Depart after 12pm on October 8th (Sunday)
The Yoga Holiday in Tuscany includes:
3 nights Half board accommodation at La Versiliana Hotel (Marina di Pietrasanta, Lucca) in Double Shared Room (twin beds or double bed) or Single Room*
Daily early morning energising yoga classes with pranayama (90 min) on the beach or indoors depending on weather
Daily late afternoon gentle and/or restorative yoga classes with Meditation (90 min)
Daily evening Yoga Nidra meditation before bed time (30 min)
Daily Breakfast and Dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. Water is included. Soft drinks and wine are not included)
Days out and visits coordination
Note: All yoga sessions and meditations are included in the cost of the Yoga Holiday. All group activities and visits are optional and are not included in the cost of the Yoga Holiday.
Example of programme: (final programme will be confirmed by email to all participants by 15th September):
First Day Arrival Day Welcome orientation + Free time + evening yoga + Dinner + Bed time Yoga Nidra or Free evening Second Day Morning yoga + Breakfast + Day out Visit Pisa + evening yoga + Dinner + Yoga Nidra or Free evening Third Day Morning yoga + Breakfast + Day out Visit Florence + evening yoga + Dinner + Yoga Nidra or Free evening Departure day 1 morning yoga session + Breakfast+ free time until departure
It does NOT include:
Train, boat or bus tickets to reach touristic attractions or to visit cities
Tickets for museums and other historical sites, natural parks or exhibitions
Soft drinks, Wine and alcoholic drinks during meals
There are only 5 rooms available at the moment. Your reservation is not guaranteed until payment is received. Booking requirements: 100% (non refundable but can be transferred to another person)
Accommodation in Twin Shared Room or Double Room: £400 pp
Single occupancy in Private Room: £550 pp
All rooms are en-suite with shower and W.C.
We recommend to book as soon as possible to secure your place and to get the best flights deals.
Recommended Airport: Located only 30 min drive from La Versiliana, Pisa Galilei International Airport with convenient flights from London Heathrow - Gatwick - Luton - and major EU cities.
What to bring: Yoga mat Water bottle Beach towel Swimsuit / bikini Flip flops Sunglasses Sun screen lotion Yoga clothes or loose comfortable clothes suitable for easy movement Layered clothing - End of September/early October in Tuscany is usually still nice and warm however weather conditions may vary so it is advisable to bring warmer layers (such as jumper or sweater, long trousers and wind jacket/coat). Comfortable shoes for walking (city visits and some easy hiking trails depending on the programme) Journal (optional)
"Born and bread in Tuscany this is a very special experience for me. During this Yoga Holiday in Tuscany I really hope to convey the love I have for this region, its beautiful landscapes and its varied points of attraction. Please join me in this new adventure combining my favourite things: yoga, travels and friendships." Elena
View from La Versiliana terrace
Double rooms or Twin shared
En-suite bathroom in every room
Delicious traditional Italian food prepared daily at the restaurant inside La Versiliana
Hotel La Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta, Lucca, Tuscany