Yoga Retreats & Yoga with Photography Holidays have been successfully held in Tuscany and Umbria over the past few years.
YOGA, PHOTOGRAPHY & ART HOLIDAY IN TUSCANY September 2019.
Cost 790. euros per person: own en-suite room, breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine included. All yoga classes, photography instruction, voice workshop and excursions to local places of interest are included in the price. The photography element is completely optional but you can take advantage of Roger’s excellent advice and guidance. Other activities are enjoying the village; relaxing; more yoga; meditation; massage treatments, painting, going for walks, visiting places of interest.
The holiday takes place in the village Caprese de Michelangelo, Tuscany. This is Michelangelo’s birthplace and there is a wonderful art and sculpture museum in the house of his birth. The village lies on the side of a hillside and the scenery is fabulous.
Accommodation is full board at La Buca di Michelangelo, a well established restaurant and albergo. The hospitality and ambience is very Italian. The food is delicious and plentiful with a choice of vegetarian or non vegetarian. Wine is also included with dinner.
There is a morning meditation, usually outside followed by a long morning, usually indoor asana yoga class every day. A couple of mornings during the week, we plan to do yoga in the forest, a truly magical experience. Three photography workshops are scheduled for the afternoons along with excursions to several interesting places. These include: La Verna Hilltop Monastery; Traditional linen weavers in the medieval town of Angiahri; Olive farm and dinner under the stars; Herbal medicine museum and suppliers; Art Gallery in Sansapulcro.
The Yoga teacher is Susan and the Photography instructor is Roger Taylor, ( Daily Telegraph photographer and expert on local wild-life). Roger is also an artist and will provide an optional art class for which an extra charge will be made for materials and helpful guidance. Rhiannon will hold a voice workshop. Relaxing head & shoulder and back massages or Reiki treatments are available from Susan. (The massages are not included in the price)
You would need to arrange your own flights to either Rome, Florence, or Pisa and from these places take a train to Arrezo. Alternatively you can fly directly to Perugia (Ryan Air). We will collect you from either Arrezo or Perugia. Transfer cost will be according to the number of people arriving but we will endeavour to keep the cost low. We are happy to give further advice on travel arrangements should you need it.
The scenery in this part of Tuscany is stunning. From Caprese Michelangelo you can enjoy walking and hiking in the hills and the forests. It is truly inspiring for artists and photographers alike
Art In Tuscany:
One of the most famous artists of this area is Piero della Francesca. You can see much of his work in the small city of Arrezo and in the village Monterchi, there is a whole gallery given over to the display of his wonderful painting Madonna del Parto. In Caprese you can visit the birthplace of Michelangelo and enjoy a sculpture garden and exhibition. In Sansapulcro there is an excellent town Museum of Art. Many artists, professional and budding are inspired by the fabulous landscapes and ever changing light of the area. Art materials for your use are available plus instruction, at an extra cost.
Private Villa, Yoga Group.
This coming year there is also the opportunity to book for your family or a group of friends, a stay in a beautiful rural & private villa just outside the village of Caprese. There are 3 bedrooms (2 double and one single), 2 bathrooms, dining area, kitchen and lounge. Outside a large terrace, swimming pool and quiet garden. The surrounding area is chestnut forests and amazing pathways for walking. The villa can sleep up to 6 people. Yoga and meditation is taught at the villa every day by Susan. Your hosts Rhiannon, Roger and Susan will be at hand in the next door property and your meals will be catered. As well as the Yoga, a full selection and choice of activities are offered according to your preferences.
Please let me know if you are interested in this and preferred dates.
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Pictures of the Tuscan retreats.
Julia was with us in Tuscany in 2015. In addition to attending the Yoga classes, she lead a wonderful dance class for the group
Visiting the atmospheric hilltop monastery Chiusi della Verna, where St. Francis spent some of his life.
Dinner under the stars at the estate of a family run olive oil producer.
Shopping in Anghiari, a nearby Medieval town.
Traditional linen weavers producing beautiful high quality fabrics and goods.
Forest Yoga. 2016
Photography with Roger.