Join yellow yoga teachers Anya and Liina in the beautiful Tuscan countryside for a week of yoga, relaxation, delicious food, and good company.
2. About the house
The retreats will take place between the green hills of Tuscany. Capanno, a rustic farm dating back into the early 1800s, is set against a stunning backdrop of Tuscany’s trademark soft green hills. The landscape offers plenty of nature to explore and experience: there are trails for hiking, meadows for soaking up the sun, a natural pool in the river for swimming and an impressive waterfall to marvel at. It is located an hour away from Florence and a 15 minute jeep-ride from the neighbouring village Dama.
3. How to get there
yellow yoga will organise a number of overnight train tickets for around €130 one way or €260 return. We recommend this way of travelling for environmental reasons. Let us know if you would like one of those tickets. The train leaves at Berlin mainstation in the afternoon of the day prior to the start. You will go to Munich and take the night train at around 21.00 which arrives in Arezzo at 6.30 the following morning. From there you will take a train to Bibienna and a Bus to Dama, where we will pick you up with the jeep. When you arrive there will be a delicious brunch waiting for you.
The train back to Berlin leaves on the last day at around 22.00 in Florence and arrives in Munich at 7.00 and Berlin at around 14.00. You are free to spend the afternoon in Florence if you would like to.Train tickets are refundable up to two weeks prior to departure, so you can reserve the ticket now and take your time deciding how you wish to travel.
If you choose to fly, AirBerlin and Vueling have flights to Florence, while Easyjet and Germanwings take you to Pisa. For the group of people arriving by train we will organize a detailed description about how to get from Arezzo to Dama via public transport.
4. What does the price include?
– 2 Daily yoga classes open for all levels. Classes are taught in English.
– A daily pranayama and a daily mediation practice
– Yoga theory and philosophy
– Surprise workshops or events
– The option of treatments with massage therapist Jon
– Campfires in the evening with singing circle and live music
– The experience of a silence day
– A pizza night – we will heat up the ancient pizza-oven for you.
– Two awesome cooks will take care for your culinary happiness – rich breakfast, light lunch, three-course dinner – all vegan.
– Unlimited drinking water, herbal teas and fresh fruit
– In addition to yoga, there will be time to enjoy relaxing walks, stunning nature, swimming, little hikes and excursions in the nearby surroundings.
– A great time!
5. Daily Events
– 1h morning pranayama
– Morning wake up and core yoga class
– Afternoon chakra vinyasas
– Sunset meditation
– Bonfire & Live Music
**Expect spontaneous activities and surprise workshops (i.e. soundbaths, smudge ceremonies, collective dreaming, asana lab and more).
We are in the retreat for 7 nights and 8 days (schedule starts on the first day in the afternoon and on the last day in the morning).
6. Please note
We just have to “warn” you that the houses we sleep in are very basic, so don’t expect a luxury hut, but it’s very charming. There is only one indoor bathroom, but an outside shower with a marvelous view, a very intelligently developed outdoor toilet and a waterfall 10 min away in the woods. We also have to be very careful with water so just a quick shower for everyone everyday ….Yogis will have to share doubles or cottages for three people and some of the rooms have to be passed to get to another. We will be all very respectful to guard each others privacy and there’s enough space to find solitude in the surrounding nature. We would ask each of you to help us by taking on some shifts preparing the food (cutting vegetables), cleaning the dishes after the meal or carrying water for the toilet from the pond. Karma yoga can be fun too! We will try our best to cook an alternative for every meal, if somebody brings any allergies. Feel free to pay some extra money to cover the extra cost for this special diet.
7. Reservation and Payments
150€ – shared accommodation for 6 nights in one of the cottages (double bedrooms, 1 house with 3 beds)
150€ – delicious vegan food for 7 days (morning snack – rich warm&cold brunch- 3-course dinner with salad and dessert)
300€ – yoga & organisation (payments and travel-costs of 5 team members, office work)
100€ – 19% VAT tax/ Mwst. (to the German government)
The retreat is a non-profit service by yellow yoga. The total fee of 650€ can be paid via bank transfer in three installments.
1st installment 200€ immediately to confirm your place
2nd installment 200€ by Jun 1
3rd installment 250€ by Jul 1
Reserve your place here (please provide your full name and address and mention the retreat you wish to attend).
8. Impressions from of last years