Allow yourself to disconnect from your daily grind as you enjoy daily yoga & meditation classes surrounded by endless serenity. Feel your thoughts subside while meditating on top of the tranquil Tuscan hills and have a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with delicious Italian food that will make your soul sing. We will take you on an inner journey through the five elements and will explore a different element in our practise everyday.
Picture yourself floating blissfully in an infinity pool with an endless view overlooking the valley. If you feel adventurous we will guide you on a silent hike through a magical fairy forest to the sanctuary of La Verna – that optional massage will feel even more rewarding upon your return. Each day is sealed with shared dining over communal tables while you enjoy the views, good company and if you wish – a glass of organic, Italian wine. This week invites you to reconnect to the depths of your heart and replenish it with love, joy and openness.
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.”
Novanta is one of the most unique places Italy has to offer. It’s not just an hotel, but an entire village tucked away in the luscious green hills of Tuscany that will be all yours to enjoy during the retreat. It’s run by four Dutch men who put their hearts and souls in rebuilding the village into this extraordinary place. The staff is incredibly attentive and will make your stay unforgettable.
We’ll start on the first day with a lunch at 14:00. We’ll finish after breakfast on the last day.
Each room is unique and decorated with contemporary art. Prices:
€995,- per person for a semi-private* bedroom in a shared suite (max 2 people) with ensuite bathroom.
€995,- for a shared room with ensuite bathroom and twin beds
€1150,- per person for a single studio with ensuite bathroom.
Late-bird discount of €50,- if you book your September retreat before the 15th of August! Use code: LATEBIRD20
* 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.
You are welcome to extend your stay with 1 or 2 extra nights at the end. An extra nights costs €90,- including all meals.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Optional treatments to book are massages and acupuncture sessions.
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.”
This rejuvenating retreat is guided by Emma and Lisanne who are passionate yoga teachers that specialise in vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga. The course is led in English, with both teachers also fluent in Dutch.
We’re very happy to announce that Britta Waechter will join us during the 12 – 17 September retreat as an extra teacher!
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. A few years ago she completed a 200hr multi-style teacher training, followed by a completion of a Yin TTC and further specialising in Prenatal yoga.
You will find her classes to have a strong emphasises on going within and exploring the self, using asana and breathwork as a vehicle to see what’s really happening inside. Her classes will invite you to face and sometimes challenge yourself, but always with a strong sense of compassion and never to the extend of pushing too hard. Yoga is not about getting deeper into certain poses. It’s about going deeper within, looking into your soul. A lifelong journey with one destination: your true self – or in other words: home.
3 years ago I took a leap of faith, quit my corporate job and packed my bags to travel the world. For me, this was the journey to truly reconnect to myself and to discover what it means to really listen to my heart. 6 months turned into 2,5 years and now being back, I am following my calling to share what I have learned and open a space for hearts to heal and open.
During my journey I worked at a self-development centre in Brazil were I lead many workshops and guided participants through their transformation process. Moreover, I became a certified yoga teacher in India and gained lots of experience in mindfulness, meditation, chakra work and especially the power of magical cacao. Cacao helped me on my personal path to dive deeper inside and being able to create deeper connections in my life.
Right now I am working as a transformation guide, hosting workshops, retreats and group and 1-1 heart opening cacao ceremonies and my mission is to awaken the hearts to the aliveness and freedom that lies with. Through connecting to your highest self, developing heart felt emotions for yourself and healing and opening your heart you can unfold the path for all that you love to come into your life.
We recommend you to have a look at www.skyscanner.nl for an overview of (cheap) flights to Florence, Pisa or Bologna. The prices vary between €60,- and €200,-, depending on the airport. Flights from Eindhoven are generally cheaper than flights from Amsterdam.
The accommodation is about a 1,5 hour drive from Florence. Pisa & Bologna are about 2 hours away. The easiest (and cheapest) way to reach the accommodation is by renting a car (and maybe share this with other participants). Rental prices already start from €20,- for a whole week! Have a look at https://www.kayak.nl/cars for the up to date prices.
Another option is to take the train to Arezzo and we will pick you up from there. From the airport you can take a train to Arezzo train station. For train schedules, please have a look here.
Please note: a transfer pick-up from Arezzo train station costs €60,- per one way.