Tuscan Sun Yoga Retreat
Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

2 – 7 June 2024

Locanda Cugnanello  is located in the stunning natural beauty of Tuscany in the unspoilt province of Siena. The area is surrounded by rolling green hills, ancient forest and valleys; vineyards and olive groves; historic hamlets and medieval castles.

This country villa is nestled amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany in acres of picturesque landscape, lavender fields and wild natural beauty. This majestic property has been beautifully renovated, retaining its original authenticity and rustic charm. The architecture is emphatically built in harmony with nature, radiating the golden light of Tuscany. The beautiful bedrooms have been uniquely designed to reflect the colours of the Tuscan landscape. Reclaimed wood and original features create an authentic country retreat atmosphere.

There is a beautiful garden pool that overlooks the Tuscan hills. This idyllic Tuscan villa creates an unforgettable setting and serene ambience for your retreat experience.

On waking up in this stunning location, we will do a blissful sunrise sadhana. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore Mythical Vinyasa Flow and inspired Dharma Yoga. These soulful practices create a sense of lightness and radiance, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a restorative Yin Yoga practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.

The chefs at Locanda Cugnanello are committed to creating diverse, colourful, flavourful food. Meals are freshly prepared using the best of local produce. You will indulge in delicious, nutritious Italian inspired vegetarian and fish cuisine and Tuscan with dinner.

In your free time, walk in the beautiful countryside and Tuscan hills or relax by the garden pool surrounded by nature. Villa Cugnanello offers the opportunities to explore Tuscany on horseback or hiking. For those that wish to indulge in these culinary culture of Italy, experience cookery classes and wine tasting. In the evenings, we will share a Yoga Book Club with with award-winning book specialist Jo Coldwell and a fire circle under the starry night sky.

Culture enthusiast Jo will take you on a journey to the historic, quintessential terracotta Tuscan town of Volterra. Wander through the narrow winding streets and archways, explore the medieval frescoes and bell tower with expansive views, visit Volterra Cathedral and Roman ruins, or relax in a cafe to absorb the ambience of this timeless town. You may also take the opportunity to explore the world famous city of Siena on the last day of our Italian escapade. There are many places and spaces to relax and surrender to the beauty of Tuscany.

For over a decade Heidi and Jo have enjoyed retreats in many countries together with Heidi as the teacher and Jo as her host. In 2020 Jo qualified as a yoga teacher through Heidi’s award-winning Yoga Teacher Training program. For 2024, we are excited to present our first retreat together, offering a variety of yoga styles for all abilities.  We are introducing a ‘book club’ element based on our shared love of words. As part of your retreat experience you will receive a book chosen to enhance your love of yoga.

The joy of a retreat is the concept of ‘kula’ (community) where we eat, sleep, and practice together, returning home feeling energised from this sharing element. For those who seek solitude, the villa offers wonderful nooks and crannies and beautiful seated areas to hide away in.

We are blessed to retreat together in the beauty of nature under the Tuscan sun!


  • Historic Tuscan villa

  • 5 nights, 6 days in luxury accommodation

  • Vinyasa Flow and Dharma Yoga

  • Yin yoga and yoga nidra

  • Italian inspired vegetarian and fish cuisine

  • Wine from the villa’s vineyard

  • Beautiful garden swimming pool overlooking the Tuscan hills

  • Stunning natural surroundings amongst rolling hills and ancient woodland

  • Cultural-historical excursion to Volterra with Jo Coldwell

  • Italian cookery class

  • Yoga Book Club with Jo Coldwell

  • Our retreat book

  • Fire Circle under the stars

  • Transfers

Not Included:

  • Return Flights

  • Optional activities and massages

Yoga Investment

  • £1085 twin accommodation

  • Single occupancy accommodation available

Limited spaces available 

Find out more about Locanda Cugnanello at www.cugnanello.com

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