October 12th-19th, 2019
Nestled in the hills of Tuscany at Villa Il Borghina, nourish your body, spirit, and mind with daily yoga classes, self-care practices, and of course, delicious Italian cuisine. Give your body what it needs by tuning into self-care, nourishment, and all things delicious. Learn to appreciate sensation, enjoy your body, and feed your soul in community. Come explore the pleasure of being alive!
Yoga: Learn to move, meditate, and breathe in a way that feels good for your body. Let go of forcing and ease into your bodies natural inclinations of movement. Weave dance, creativity, and functional movement into your practice to fully nourish your muscles, heart, and nervous system. Connect to a flow state through movement meditation and community building practices.
Registration Deadline: June 15th, 2019
$100 Off Until March 1st, 2019 with Discount Code “EARLYBIRD”
- 7 nights’ accommodation + all linen + towels.
- Daily Yoga Workshops & Classes
- Vegetarian Italian Cuisine: Because food can both be healthy and delicious! All meals included with the exception of one night where we will have dinner out and lunch during our excursion to Cinque de Terre.
- Fresh detox fruit/vegetable juice at breakfast
- Unlimited fruit, water + herbal teas throughout the day.
- Local wine at dinner (optional & limited to 1/2 bottle per person, per night)
- Last night celebratory dinner with Prosecco and Pizza using the wood-fired pizza oven at Il Borghino.
- One Italian Cooking Class
- Saltwater swimming pool
- Turkish Sauna/ Steam Room. (Limited to one complimentary 3-hour session during the week.)
- A group excursion to the coastal town, Cinque de Terre (walk & hiking between 5 coastal villages)
- Wifi & laundry facilities
- Yoga mats (indoor & outdoor), blankets, blocks, belts and bolsters.
- Transfers to and from Lucca to Il Borghino at the start and finish of the retreat. (Please note that there is one scheduled pickup and drop off only at an agreed time. Transfers outside of the scheduled pick-up and drop off are not included.)
- Assistance and advice in arranging optional excursions (retreat concierge).
- Tourist Tax – this is levied on overnight stays for non-residents in visitor accommodation.
- Flights and Travel Expenses
- Spa Fees or Extra Excursions
- Additional Meals (aside from the 3 daily provided)
Please note that if you opt for reserving a shared room and do not contact us with a roommate request, roommates will be chosen at random.
Twin Room with Shared Bath
Two single beds and a bathroom shared between 4-guests. Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Double occupancy: $2476
Double Room with Private Bath
One shared double bed and a private bathroom. Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Double occupancy: $2598
Twin Room with Private Bath
Two single beds bed and a private bathroom. Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Double occupancy: $2598
Single Room with Private Bath
One bed and a private bathroom. Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Double occupancy: $2844
Sign up by March 1st, 2019 and receive an Early Bird Discount of $100.00
Twin Room, Shared Bath: $2476
Double Room, Private Bath: $2598
Twin Room, Private Bath: $2598
Single Room, Private Bath: $2844
Il Borghino comprises three separate houses and can accommodate up to 18 retreat participants. There are five twin bedrooms with private bathrooms, two twin bedrooms sharing one bathroom, two double rooms with private bathroom and two single rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are large, simple and furnished tastefully in local Tuscan style, each with fabulous views from every window. There are fly screens on all windows and electric fans in every room. As the building is old, the walls are very thick which means the villa stays cool in the summer months. Each house is fully self-contained and offers every facility to meet the needs and privacy of both yoga teachers and retreat guests. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in each house for use by retreat guests outside meal times.
The large communal area, “L’Olivo”, is the hub of the retreat centre – a place for retreat guests to gather during the day, enjoy meals together, share experiences and of course, practice daily yoga. There is a wood-fired pizza oven which we make use of during the retreat, and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with panoramic views for al fresco dining.
There is a salt-water swimming pool that retreat guests can relax in whilst soaking up the views and a Turkish Sauna to help cleanse and detoxify during the week.
Fly into either Lucca or Tuscany Airport. More details on travel and directions will be shared upon booking.
Passports and Visas
Passports should have at least six months remaining validity beyond your departure date. U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Gourmet Italian Vegetarian Meals
Our retreat menu is vegetarian and we have a wonderful local cook who prepares deliciously fresh dishes based on what is in season and the region’s specialities. As we are in Tuscany, we do indulge in local cheeses, pasta, breads, wines and other delights, so although our menu is not a strict cleanse, we do offer plenty of healthy choices with nuts, seeds, legumes, plenty of vegetables and salads, rice, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, fresh fruit and yogurt. We source our food from local producers and wherever possible, we use organic grains, fruit and vegetables. We also make our own fresh fruit and vegetable juices and cleansing herbal teas using fresh herbs from the garden. Organic wine, olive oil and honey is produced in the surrounding agricultural area near Il Borghino and is served during our retreats. Upon request, we can cater for gluten free and lactose free dietary requirements.
All events on the schedule are optional.
4:00pm-6:00pm: Check in, settle, & unpack
7:30pm-8:45pm: Welcome, Orientation, & Movement
6:00 AM: Wake up and go on an early morning stroll
7:30 AM: Enjoy a fresh gourmet breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 AM: Invigorating vinyasa yoga class
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Free Time! Lunch at 12:30 pm. Relax by the pool and get a massage. Occasional optional workshops such as Make Your Own Mala, the Yama and Niyamas, and Partner Yoga.
4:00 PM: Relaxing & Grounding Yoga Class
5:30 PM: Enjoy a beautiful Tuscan sunset!
6:00 PM: Enjoy a fresh, gourmet dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Occasional evening activity (Yoga nidra, satsang, bonfire, etc.)
6:00am-7:15am: Morning Flow (Energizing & Invigorating)
Meet the Retreat Leader
Kaity Rose is a certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Yoga Instructor based in Boulder, Colorado. Her style of teaching calls students deeper into self-acceptance and inner-knowing.
Terms and Commitments
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: If cancellation takes place more than 90 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus a $500 deposit. If cancellation takes place between 60-90 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
LC YOGA reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of LC YOGA (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly suggest you purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation.
All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $500, which you have already paid within the retreat cost. Important: If you do not submit full payment 60 days before the retreat, and do not cancel your registration or respond to our communication, LC Yoga retains the right to charge the remaining balance due to the credit card provided and release your spot. Any amount forfeited, which has not then been paid to LC Yoga by you, will be recovered from you by LC Yoga as a debt due and payable. Consider travel insurance to protect the costs of your trip in the case of injury, illness or inability to attend for other reasons.