revive . restore . regenerate
Yoga retreats @ novanta
RELAX & RECONNECT
A blissful break to nourish body, mind & spirit.
Immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a daily yoga practice for all levels with panoramic views that fill your vision in every direction. Nourish your body with wholesome food and allow yourself that well-deserved me-time. Our Relax & Reconnect Yoga Retreat will help you to harmonise body, mind & spirit and rejuvenate your whole being.
Disconnect from your daily grind as you enjoy daily yoga & meditation classes, delicious, healthy 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 monastery 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.
about the teachers
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. Ask them a question on +316 15498606
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 extent 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.
Per person for a semi-private bedroom in a shared suite with ensuite bathroom.
Per person for a private single studio bedroom with private ensuite bathroom
- Full board accommodation in authentic & unique rooms
- Daily meditation & breathing classes
- 2 daily yoga classes: an energizing flow in the morning and restorative or yin in the afternoon
- Special classes: Aroma flow with essential oils & Yoga Nidra
- Sunset evening meditation
- Silent hike to the monastery of La Verna
- Homemade Pizza night
- Full access to the outdoor swimming pool with stunning views
- Cozy evenings by the fireplace
- Communal dining with homemade Italian food
- Opening & Closing sharing ceremonies
- Additional: Local and organic wines from the Tuscan region
- Additional treatments to book are massages and acupuncture sessions.
a typical day
Morning tea & fruit
Morning meditation, breath-work and rejuvenating yoga practice
Time to relax and enjoy the scenery
A walk in nature and/or optional treatments
Restorative, Yin yoga or a special class / workshop
Relaxation or bedtime
“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 ruined village truly is a feast for all senses. The crew are incredibly attentive and will do their utmost to make your stay unforgettable.
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 to observe what is really going on inside. We invite you to go on this inner journey with us.” Emma + Lisanne
The nearest airports are Florence, Pisa and Bologna. We will send you a recommended flight after booking. We can also arrange an airport pick-up to the accommodation.