Disconnect from your daily grind as you enjoy daily yoga & meditation classes, delicious meals and endless serenity. Feel your thoughts subside while meditating on top of tranquil Tuscan hills. Have a taste of ‘La Vita Bella’ with culinary cucina made with local and seasonal ingredients. Think healthy salads, pasta, cheese and – if you like – a glass of organic, Tuscan wine. We offer an authentic experience that will make your soul sing.
Picture yourself floating blissfully in an infinity pool with an infinite 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. We’ll seal each day with shared dining over communal tables while you enjoy the company of like-minded souls.
To become fully present we encourage you to limit your screen time during this retreat. Dare to leave the outside world behind and take the time observe what is really going on inside.
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. A place that cannot be expressed in words, but has to be experienced to reveal its full glory. Tucked away in the luscious green hills of Tuscany, this old ruin village truly is a feast for all senses. The crew is incredibly attentive and will do their utmost best to make your stay unforgettable.
We will start on the first day with a lunch at 14:00. We will finish after breakfast on the last day.
Each room is unique and decorated with contemporary art. Prices:
€895,- per person for a semi-private room. You will have your own bedroom in a shared suite with ensuite bathroom. This suite will be shared with 2 people.
€895,- for a shared room with ensuite bathroom and twin beds
€995,- per person for a studio. All studio’s have their own bathroom and cozy sitting area.
You are very welcome to come 1 day earlier or stay 1 . An extra nights costs €75,- 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.
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.
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 €150,-, 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 €40,- per one way.