4 – 8 October 2022 Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Locanda Cugnanello Villa is located in the stunning natural beauty of Tuscany in the unspoilt province of Siena. The area is surrounded by rolling green hills, forested valleys, olive groves, lavender and lemon trees. The folds of the Tuscan hills hold historic hamlets, churches and medieval castles.
This country villa 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.
There is a beautiful pool that overlooks the Tuscan hills and gardens. This Tuscan villa created an idyllic setting for our Italian retreat experience.
We shared a blissful sunrise and sunset sadhana in the classical yoga shala with chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and wooden floors. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we explored Elemental Vinyasa Flow and inspired Dharma Yoga that honoured the earth, the ocean, the sun, moon and stars. In the afternoons, we surrendered to a restorative Yin Yoga practice to rest, rejuvenate and renew.
The Cugnanello chefs created authentic, wholesome Italian cuisine, freshly prepared using the best of local produce. We indulged in melazanne alla parmigiana, colourful salads, salmon, sea bass, home made pasta, tiramisu and Italian wine – this is why we love Italy! On some evenings, we shared a fire circle under the stars.
In the afternoons, yogis walked in the beautiful countryside and Tuscan hills or relaxed by the garden pool surrounded by nature. Our guests indulged in massage and treatments. Some explored the local area on horseback and experienced the culinary culture of Italy in a cookery and wine tasting class. There was the opportunity to explore the Tuscan villages and castles or visit the world famous town of Siena. There are many places and spaces to relax and surrender in the beauty of Tuscany.
I’ve absolutely loved this retreat, thank you for having me! Kat Sarah
What an amazing experience. Loved it and all you gorgeous people. Jacinta O’Halloran
Heidi, thank you for your energy. This retreat was a blast – we are blessed. I highly recommend this place for yoga retreat and Heidi as the best yoga teacher. Volha Raman
An incredible retreat! Wonderful location, food, yoga and new friendships. I loved our Tuscan yoga home this week with incredible yoga teacher, Heidi Pascual. I can’t wait to our next retreat in Costa Rica! Louise Macarthy
What a wonderful yoga retreat. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about doing…..just do it! Amazing – thank you Heidi Pascual and to all my new yoga friends for a wonderful time in Tuscany! Tracey Britten
I just wanted to say what a fabulous person you are and what a wonderful few days I spent with you all in Tuscany. Thank you for making it all so special for me. I had the best time ever and can’t wait to do it again next year. Sue Reeves
The retreat was brilliant and I can’t wait to go on retreat with you again! Dolina O’Neil