Yoga & Meditation in the Heart of Tuscany
Amidst open expanses of vineyards and olive groves and the pure earthy aesthetic of the Chianti region of rural Tuscany, we will spend 8 days in yoga and meditation practice, following the traditional ways of these life enhancing approaches to self care and spiritual sustenance. There will be periods of silence in the retreat. Silence is restful, being the mirror of our natural state. Silent community creates a supportive environment in which to deepen understanding, awareness, openness and compassion. This greatly enhances the benefits of a yoga retreat.
The retreat will take place at Le Pianore, an 800 year old villa and agriturismo cradled between the medieval hill towns of Montelaterone and Monticello. With its spectacular views, untouched landscape, swimming pool and a consciousness for sustainability, Le Pianore offers an experience of ease amidst breathtaking countryside of rural Tuscany.
May 27 – June 3, 2017
Between the Tuscan hill towns of Montelaterone and Monticello south of Sienna.
$995-$2,295USD per person. Several types of accommodations are available.
- Transportation to/from Sienna on arrival and departure dates
- 7 nights lodging at Le Pianore
- Four meditation and yoga sessions
- 3 meals per day
Patricia Brown has been teaching yoga and meditation retreats since 1981. Patricia's teaching is a quiet exploration of Awareness...Yin yoga, breath, gravity, silence, quiet sitting. She focuses on ease and naturalness and on noticing and sensing what we already are. She creates a silent, undistracted environment for developing a quality of listening from which a self-referenced practice and orientation to one's inner life can emerge.
Surya-Chandra Das began studying hatha yoga and meditation in 1988 and has taught classes and yoga retreats since 1990. His teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations. Nondual Awareness or Presence is the foundation of the retreats. Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga - that it is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives well beyond the retreat.
Accommodation and Meals
Le Pianore is an 800 year old villa in the stunning beauty of rural Tuscany. Family style Italian cooking will tantalize all. Meals always contain daily fresh pickings from the organic garden.
- Pick up or drop off on the first and last day from any point other than Siena.
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83 Sullivan Road, Brooks, Maine 04921