Relax, Renew, Refresh over a Weekend yoga retreat in TuscanyJason Firmager
Sarah Jane Mayhew (British Wheel Yoga accredited), invites yoga practitioners of all levels to join her for a long weekend yoga retreat this October at a historic spa hotel in the glorious Tuscan hills. Bagno Vignoni, Val d’Orcia, Italy Friday to Monday, 10th October 2016
Accommodation has been reserved at Hotel Terme in the village of Bagno Vignoni not far from Sienna. Classes will be held daily in the hotel’s great reception room overlooking the thermal pool, with prices for accommodation and tuition starting at €370.
Sarah‐Jane, who has been teaching yoga for nine years, will lead the group each day with yoga asana and pranayama classes in the morning, then in the late afternoon and yoga asana and yoga nidra. There will be ample opportunity to explore the local area, relax in the thermal waters and enjoy local hospitality.
This yoga retreat provides an opportunity to explore and develop your yoga practice and to enjoy walking in the country. Providing the experience to enjoy the soft air of the region, the healing waters of the earth, and have some time to be.
The surrounding region of Val d’Orcia is a UNESCO world heritage site, in an area South of Siena where nature predominates. It is an open land of rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves.
Small towns perch on hilltops and quiet roads wind their way across the landscape. Most of the villages and towns nearby have Roman and Renaissance origins to explore such as Montepulciano and Pienza. For those who choose not to participate in the yoga program, Autumn is the perfect time of year to visit the region.
The view from the reception room at Hotel Terme, an ancient medieval house that Pope Pius II had built in order to enjoy the waters back in the 14th Century which directly overlooks the ancient hot pool. In the hotel are indoor pools to submerge in the thermal waters and there is also a beautiful room that looks out on this ancient rectangular water basin where the yoga practice will take place.
View of the hotel spa area and countryside beyond
There will be yoga practice in the morning with meditation, asana then pranayama followed by breakfast. After that there will be time to enjoy the water or explore the countryside. The hotel restaurant serves local cuisine and there are a few places to eat in the villages nearby. There will be time for walking during the middle of the day. Then in the late afternoon practice resumes at 17.00. This will be more restorative. Supper will be at 19.30 and afterwards, for those who want it there will be yoga nidra.
Accommodation & Tuition:
- Accommodation prices including breakfast for the three days start at €270 per person sharing.
- Various types of single occupancy rooms are also possible starting at €345 for three nights.
- Lunch and supper are available at the hotel. Lunch is approximately €20 and supper is €30
- Flat‐rate tuition fee of €100.00
Arrival & Departure
Arrivals from 3pm on Friday, departure from lunchtime on Monday
Journey to Bagno Vignoni
Fly to Rome or Florence airport
Trains from both these cities go to the nearest station Chiusi There is a local taxi service to arrange collection
The hot waters of this source contain the healing properties from Sulphur, calcium carbonate, and magnesium and are helpful for overall physical, emotional and mental relaxation, and specific illnesses such as rheumatism, arthritis, and neuralgia. The hot springs in the hotel are open until 23.00 therefore there is plenty of time to enjoy them throughout the day. There is also another hot spring facility in the village to try out as well as some others in the region.
Email Sarah‐Jane at: Inyogalight@gmail.com Phone +44 (0)7799766931