Take a pause from the everyday hustle and find connection with your deeper self, the beauty of nature, and the exhilaration of existence. Each day of the retreat introduces a theme inspired by one of the five Chinese elements, each capturing its distinct energy, season, and emotion.We cultivate a positive, loving, and secure environment, guiding you through an introspective journey with daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions.
Novanta is a haven of tranquility. Savor the taste of nourishing, home-cooked meals, served to you three times a day. Between classes, there’s plenty of time to follow your heart’s desire. Maybe you’ll find solace in our serene infinity pool, indulge in a therapeutic massage, or embrace a new adventure; the options are endless, and so are the views.
We invite you to go on this inner journey with us.
Had an amazing relaxed retreat with a wonderful group of individuals. The location is magnificent and really adds to the overall experience. Lisanne and Emma are the sweetest teachers and really took care of all the details. When is the next retreat? I’ll be there.”
You’ll be staying at Novanta, a distinctive 1000-year-old village located atop the peaceful hills of Tuscany. Here you are surrounded by rolling green mountains and unparalleled peace. With no cars, pollution, noise, or distractions, the only company you’ll have are your fellow yogis and our dedicated staff. Novanta is more than a hotel — it’s an entire village for you to explore during the retreat. Four dedicated Dutch individuals transformed this village, pouring their heart into every detail. Our caring staff is here to ensure every moment of your stay is special.
We’ll start off the first day with lunch at 14:00 and will practise together on that day at 17:00. We’ll finish after breakfast on the last day around 10:00. Please make sure to book your flights accordingly.
Each room is unique and decorated with contemporary art. Prices:
€995,- for a shared double room with ensuite bathroom and twin beds
€1195,- per person for a semi-private* bedroom in a shared suite (max 2 people) with ensuite bathroom.
€1495,- per person for a single studio with ensuite bathroom.
* The semi-private rooms are rooms that have their own beds in a private space. The rooms are either separated by different floors, a curtain or a door. Please be aware that in some of the suites a bedroom needs to be passed to get to the shared bathroom.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Optional treatments to book are massages, healings and/or acupuncture sessions. Availability depending on the therapists joining us this edition.
Soms heb je van die momenten dat alles samenvalt en de wereld voor heel even een perfecte plek is. Een plek die liefde, verbondenheid en puurheid ademt. Tijdens het relax en reset retreat van Emma en Lisanne bevond ik mij 5 dagen lang in deze perfecte wereld. Samen met het personeel van Novanta hebben zij een sfeer weten te creëeren die mij diep heeft geraakt. Emma en Lisanne zijn allebei zeer bevlogen en bekwame teachers. Ze zijn wijs en krachtig, maar tegelijkertijd zacht en vol compassie. Ze weten hun kennis en ervaring op een toegankelijke manier te vertalen en durven ook kwetsbare kanten van zichzelf te laten zien. Als deelnemer voelde ik me hierdoor direct veilig. Ik kijk terug op een prachtige en bijzondere ervaring die ik voor altijd zal koesteren. Een mooier cadeau kun je jezelf niet geven.”
Emma & Lisanne have been teaching this retreat at Novanta several times a year since 2018. After many successful editions the retreat is ever- evolving, just as Emma & Lisanne are constantly evolving as teachers and of course human beings.
Emma and Lisanne: “Being able to guide these retreats is just so special. The fact that we may call this ‘work’ still feels surreal. The location, the staff, the views and of course all the incredible people we already had the honor to welcome and meet here, it just never gets old.”
Emma’s exploration along the path of self-enquiry started with a journey around the globe in 2011. These travels guided her to India, a place that became a second home over the years and where she trained to become a yoga teacher, specialising in Yin and Prenatal yoga, but with a background in vinyasa as well. Emma is also a breathwork trainer and will guide you through the breathwork sessions. Besides this Emma works as a photographer and will be taking photos during the retreat.
Lisanne is a yoga teacher (flow, yin & nidra) and has her own company ‘One Day Retreats’. She organizes various One Day retreats with a big focus is on connection; with yourself and with each other. Connection is a major motivation in Lisanne’s work: when we are connected with our heart and from there with everything around us, an enormous source of inner strength and love arises. Yoga for her also means connection; with her body and with herself in the moment. It made her life more conscious and rich. During her classes she invites you to turn inward and consciously feel what the different poses do to you.
We recommend you to have a look at www.skyscanner.nl for an overview of flights to Florence, Pisa or Bologna. Flights from Eindhoven are generally cheaper than flights from Amsterdam.
The accommodation is situated a 2 hour drive from Florence airport. Pisa & Bologna are a bit further away (about 2.5hrs). There are multiple ways to reach the accommodation but we recommend sharing a taxiride with other participants. We will send out a transportation list through which you can contact each other. Other options:
After booking we will share a transportation document with you so you can find your travel buddy.