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8 Day Meditation, Wine, Coching, and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Province of Lucca

Il Borghino, Via della Chiesa XIV, 886, 55060 Lucca LU, Italy

Wine and Yoga Retreat Italy

Join Marisa Hallsted, an expert sommelier, yoga and mindfulness teacher, intuitive energy healer and coach, in the beautiful, sunny Tuscany region of Italy for a week of retreat unlike any other! During this mindful retreat in Italy, you will shed your daily routines and come back to balance by creating a foundation for your mind, body, and spirit as you weave together transformative practices throughout the week.

Meet the instructors

Marisa
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Insightful coaching workshops
  • An evening excursion to Pietrasanta
  • 1:1 Intuitive healing session with Marisa
  • Mindful wine and dining session
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 18 participants
Airport transfer included: Pisa International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

During this retreat, you will be staying at Il Borghino with the options of a private or a shared double room. Il Borghino offers a secluded retreat on a hilltop with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains in the distance. Designed to maintain the original character of the village while still being both comfortable and modern, Il Borghino has been meticulously restored with energy efficiency and a concern for the environment in mind, using natural materials such as wood, marble, and terracotta.

Program

This retreat experience is designed to reconnect you to your sense of presence and intention so you leave with the tools and deep transformation to weave more joy and self-love into your life. Whether you are seeking clarity on a new chapter in your life and don’t know where to begin, or healing from some past loss and the changes life inevitably brings, you will be guided to come back to the powerful, present, playful version of yourself that has the answers.

Yoga and meditation

  • All levels are welcome, Marisa weaves Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative Asana with pranayama breathwork and energy balancing to connect mind and body
  • Guided meditations include chakra balancing, shamanic journeying and mantra work to deeply clear and reset your mental, emotional, and energetic systems

Healing sessions

  • You will receive a private one-on-one Intuitive Energy Healing Session with Marisa weaving Shamanic Journeying with Reiki to permanently shift blockages and receive psychic insights

Personal power workshop

  • Unlocking the key to your personal power through a guided coaching experience and discovery of your personal mantra. *Rewire your mind and attune your nervous system to the confident, clear, and strong version of you

Mindful wine and dining experience

  • Marisa is an expert sommelier who combines her love of wine with her mindfulness practice to curate an experience unlike anything you have experienced before

Play, cultural immersion, adventure, and new friendships

  • All woven together to create a strong foundation for returning to daily life with a new perspective, new strength, vitality, energy, and anchored into the connected joyous new you!

Highlights

Daily yoga classes

Twice daily yoga may be held outdoors on the pool deck, on the terrace at the yoga shala, or indoors in the yoga room with an aquatic view of the pool. All yoga supplies are provided including yoga mats, blocks, straps, cushions, and blankets.

Mindful wine and dining

Marisa is an expert sommelier who combines her love of wine with her mindfulness practice to curate an experience, unlike anything you have experienced before. Open your eyes to a whole new way of experiencing and enjoying your meals as she leads you through this guided practice during two dinners. Local wines included with all dinners (up to 1/2 bottle per person, per night).

An evening excursion to Pietrasanta

One evening, you will head out the lively artists’ village of Pietrasanta where you will have the chance to explore the abundance of artistic works, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy an aperitivo as you watch the buzz unfold. Transportation for this excursion is included. Dinner out is not included.

1:1 Intuitive healing session with Marisa

Marisa will help permanently shift the blockages keeping you stuck with a deeply transformative Reiki and shamanic journeying session. You will receive psychic insights, physical, energetic, emotional, and mental frequency upgrades.

Coaching workshops

Supporting you to reclaim your power and set personal intentions with supported guidance.

Wine tasting

Marisa will be your Personal Sommelier Guide for an optional afternoon of Tuscan Vineyard Tours and wine education.

Time to relax

Built into each day is time for personal reflection and relaxation. Take time to connect with others on the retreat or enjoy some solo time.

Time for optional activities or excursions

On Wednesday, you have the whole day to choose from a variety of optional excursions.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Fresh breakfast coffee and or tea
  • 08:00 Guided meditation
  • 08:30 75 minutes Hatha or Vinyasa fusion yoga practice
  • Free time at the pool
  • 12:00 Fresh local ingredients vegetarian lunch
  • 14:00 2-hour coaching workshop: Permanently Removing Blocks and Empowering Your Best Self
  • Optional relax time, spa treatment, one-on-one Intuitive Energy Healing Session
  • 19:00 Mindful Vine: Journey of Your Senses Sommelier and private chef guided wine and dining experience with local wine pairings (optional)

Instructors

Marisa Halsted

Location

Literally meaning “small village”, Il Borghino offers a secluded retreat centre setting in a hill top position with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves, and mountains in the distance. With 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, the retreat centre is ideal for larger groups. Designed to maintain the original character of the village while still being both comfortable and modern, Il Borghino has been meticulously restored with energy efficiency and a concern for the environment in mind, using natural materials such as wood, marble and terracotta. The centre is ideally located 15 minutes from Lucca, 35 minutes from Pisa, 1.5 hrs from Florence and 1.5 hrs from the breathtaking Cinque Terre region, making it the perfect base to explore Tuscany and Liguria.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily meals except for one lunch and one dinner during the excursion. The meals will be freshly-prepared vegetarian, farm-to-table meals are served three times a day, prepared by a local chef using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. At breakfast, a fresh-made detox fruit/vegetable juice accompanies the meal. Unlimited fruit, water, herbal tea are available all day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A bike and walking tour of Lucca with a local guide; informative fun
  • Puccini Opera in Lucca - for the opera lovers, this is a one-hour taste of Puccini in stunning surroundings.
  • Visit to a thermal spa; bathe in healing waters, enjoy Turkish steam rooms and sauna. Leave feeling completely relaxed
  • Cooking class - learn from the best with Maria Angela, the most wonderful local cook who dishes up all our meals during the retreat
  • Learn Italian with an experienced Italian teacher
  • Explore Lucca on your own - taxis can be arranged for minimal charge so you can experience Lucca when you wish
  • Massages and spa treatments - you are most definitely in for a treat with some really incredible local therapist who will be on hand throughout the retreat to offer various treatments
  • Cinque Terre day trip - Spend the day in breath-taking Cinque Terree exploring the five coastal villages embedded in rocky cliffs along one of Italy’s most scenic stretches of Liguria

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • All meals (minus one lunch and dinner during the excursion)
  • Mindful wine and dining
  • An evening excursion to Pietrasanta
  • 1:1 Intuitive healing session with Marisa
  • Coaching workshops
  • Time to relax
  • Time for optional activities or excursions
  • Transfer from/to Lucca to Il Borghino

What's not included

  • Airfare from/to your home city
  • Travel insurance
  • Ground transportation outside of the scheduled pick-up time on arrival day and drop-off time on departure day
  • One lunch and one dinner out when you are out on excursions
  • Any other additional meals you choose to have outside the retreat center
  • Massages and optional activities other than those specified as included in the retreat price
  • Other travel-related expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Transportation from the airport will be provided with pre-approved arrival times, should you travel outside of those times, it is a simple train ride and taxi to the retreat center on your own. There is one scheduled transfer from the local town of Lucca to the villa on the day of arrival and the day of departure. Transfer outside this scheduled pick-up must be arranged separately and is not included. Transfer from Lucca to Il Borghino is at 3:45 p.m. on August 29th and transfer from Il Borghino to Lucca is at 9:30 a.m. on September 5th.

Airport: Pisa International Airport Airport transfer included: Pisa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday August 21, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 28, 2021

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