Join Diana and a group of fellow yogis for a week of retreat and renewal under the beautiful Tuscan sun and amongst the luscious rolling hills.
We will be staying in a stunning family-owned Tuscan villa, practicing daily yoga, taking bike rides, visiting gorgeous vineyards, taking cooking classes, dining on delicious Italian food, indulging on divine wine, and getting plenty of R&R!
Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience and the special memories you will make with your fellow yoga buddies.
Become a part of the close community of yogis Diana has built over 17 years of teaching in the DC metro area while connecting to the beauty, hospitality, and history of Italy.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
This quaint and historical center is strategically located and is an attractive destination for many reasons. The property is on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, making it a perfect “station” to head out from on any number of itineraries. The center itself is imbued with fresco walls, intoxicating landscapes, delicious cuisine, pool and lounging area, and a beautiful group space. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
Diana has been practicing various Hatha Yoga traditions including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Bikram Yoga for the last eighteen years. Over the years, not only has she been running the Hot Yoga Studio in MD, she has been a devoted practioner of various yoga traditions and teaching Bikram Yoga and Hot Vinyasa Yoga.
Her class is described as being fun, authentic, high energy, and alignment oriented; Diana will give you corrections and adjustments when you are ready for them.
She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT at the 500-hour level and a provider of 200 Hour Teacher Training Program along with continuing education at her Studio.
When Diana is not teaching or practicing Bikram Yoga, she loves to pamper herself at local spas or taking other yoga classes as a “new” student and taking weekend trips to NYC to recharge mentally and physically. She loves meeting new people and traveling to other parts of the world. She also passionate about dogs (Dogs RULE!), animals, and red wine! Yeah Tuscany!
Testimonials from Diana’s Students and Past Retreat Attendees
“Diana remembers all the students by name and is extremely motivating and kind. This studio is the first bikram studio I had ever been to and instantly I was hooked. I feel stretched, and like my body is healing and restructuring!”
“Diana is enthusiastic and real. She really wants you to enjoy your yoga experience whether you are a beginner or a well-seasoned yogi. She is fun and funny!”
“I am so grateful to have spent a week in beautiful Costa Rica with such an amazing group of Yogis. While all of our activities–doing yoga in studios with the most amazing views, trekking to waterfalls, soaking in natural hot springs, zip lining, and even dining–all took place amid the most gorgeous settings, I will never forget the kindness and warmth exhibited by each and everyone of my fellow Yogis. They and Diana (who deserves a million thanks for putting the trip together) made the retreat a truly phenomenal experience. Pura Vida!” – Yolanda
“Diana, I am so grateful to you for making the trip possible. Did you know it would be like this? It was amazing and I will treasure the memories for years to come. I feel so much a part of the yoga community at Bikram Rockville and I feel so blessed and so loved.” – Betsy
“Yoga is about creating space: space between your vertebrae, space between your thoughts, and a peaceful space away from the rest of the world. Sometimes your mat can be that space, but a retreat with Diana in the serene seaside jungle of Tulum was a restorative sanctuary. Through shared dinners and moonlight walks on the beach and surprise birthday parties for newfound friends, I came to the retreat a stranger but left feeling bonded with our group of fun-loving, compassionate, open-minded yogis. I cannot express enough thanks to Diana for organizing the trip and balancing the needs and desires of the group as well as of each individual. She is such a superstar! I can’t wait to reunite with her and the BYR family in the years to come.” – Emma
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Olive and Wine Tasting
- Tours of Local Villages
- Bike Tour / Hiking
- Local Shopping
- Spa Treatments
- Italian Cooking Classes
*The price of activities are not included in tuition
Click here to fill out the pre-registration survey for this retreat! This will allow Diana to determine if this is the right retreat for you and make sure you get the most out of the retreat experience!
Once Diana receives the survey responses, she will send you details regarding availability and registration.
Upon registering, paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the Florence Airport (FLR). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly: http://www.statravel.com/solutions/true-nature.htm.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change ofheart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about travelling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Student FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at email@example.com and let us know how we can help!