Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Tuscany on this revitalizing weeklong yoga and meditation retreat. Join Lisa and Lana to reconnect with your inner wisdom and peace amidst the picturesque setting of rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves. This retreat seamlessly blends mindfulness practices with the vibrant culture of Tuscany, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace life’s endless opportunities. 

Lisa and Lana have intentionally designed this experience with a limited number of spots available, fostering a nurturing and supportive space that honors each individual’s journey. So whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to yoga and meditation, you’ll be welcomed with open hearts and minds.

Revitalizing yoga and meditation sessions will be held every morning and afternoon, offering a range of practices tailored to nourish the body and mind. From the precise alignment and healing benefits of Iyengar yoga to the deep relaxation of restorative yoga. We will also explore the realms of consciousness with Yoga Nidra and engage in mindful movement to enhance your presence and mindfulness in all aspects of life. Every session concludes in meditation focused on cultivating presence, compassion, gratitude, and self-awareness, facilitating deep relaxation and heightened awareness. 

Throughout the week we’ll experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Tuscany. There are two chefs onsite that will be preparing nourishing meals made with local, seasonal ingredients. They will cater to all dietary needs.  Explore at your leisure – wander through vineyards, hike scenic trails, or simply unwind by the pool. Treat yourself to a massage or cooking class at the villa. This retreat includes two adventures to nearby medieval villages. The possibilities for relaxation and renewal are endless.

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Florence International Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Wine Tasting Evening
  • Full-day excursion to the City of Siena
  • Full-day excursion to Volterra
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Discover the beauty of Tuscany and embrace the laid-back-lifestyle of the Italian countryside. This stunning farmhouse has been renovated to create the dream retreat center. This remote location offers a peaceful and tranquil experience for those looking to unwind and rejuvenate. Retreat and relax in the wild natural beauty of the landscape. Enjoy living in this private villa where you will have comfortable, spacious accommodations, delicious and authentic Italian cuisine, breathtaking views of Tuscany, and a gorgeous yoga hall overlooking the rolling hills. During your free time, enjoy lounging by the pool, visit nearby Siena, sip wine from the local vineyards, and learn what makes Italy a top destination for travelers worldwide.

Lisa Sparagna

Lisa is passionate about creating a safe space where people can connect to the quiet of their inner wisdom. She has been practicing and teaching meditation, mindfulness, and yoga for over fifteen years. These practices guide her life: mindfulness keeps her present, meditation returns her to quiet and stillness, and yoga provides a flexible way to be in her life and our world. Sharing these tools with others gives her great joy.

Lisa’s professional yoga and meditation journey began in 2005 when she received her 200-hour certification at the White Lotus Foundation in California. Since then, she has earned an advanced 500-hour yoga certification and completed The Calm Monkey Mindfulness Facilitator Certification Program, The Sedona Women’s Institute Facilitator Training Program, and most recently, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Two Year Certified Mindfulness Meditation Program, MMTCP.

She has been trained in trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness. She also holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa lives in the Chicago area with her husband and is a proud mother of three amazing adult children.

Lana Bassetto

With a deep passion for holistic well-being, Lana Bassetto is a dedicated yoga instructor committed to guiding individuals on a transformative journey. Armed with credentials in Education, (BA, MED) and in Fitness(AFFA, SCW, IDEA), Pilates Mat and Reformer, Barre (SCW), and yoga (E-RYT 500 from the Bhavana Institute of Yoga and Ayurvedic Studies, YCEP with Yoga Alliance) her mission is to create a nurturing space for students to explore the profound connection between Pranayama, Asana, and mindfulness.
Her teaching style is very much based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, and is a harmonious blend of strength and serenity, inviting practitioners to delve into self-discovery and personal growth. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned yogi, Lana’s classes focus on cultivating physical strength, mental resilience, and emotional balance. She applauds the body’s amazing immune system and its arsenal of weapons in the form of asana and pranayama that keep us healthy with sustained practice.
Having witnessed the profound impact of yoga on her own life as a yoga instructor for the past 23 years and having experienced many avenues of teacher training but loving the Iyengar style the most, Lana is inspired to share these transformative practices with others. Through intentional sequencing, alignment cues, and a compassionate approach, she aims to empower each student to tap into their inner strength and embrace the present moment on and off the mat. Deeply dedicated to the art and science of yoga, Lana’s vision is that each sadhana may reveal his/her own river of peace and strength within.
Join Lana in creating a space where mind, body, and spirit converge, fostering a sense of peace, vitality, and authenticity. Let’s breathe, smile, and embark on this journey together towards a more vibrant, balanced, joyful, and centered life.
Lana Bassetto resides with her husband in Naperville, Il, and teaches at Seven Bridges Health and Fitness Center in Woodridge, Il, and Yoga Personal trains throughout the city.


Lisa provides a nurturing environment for me to center and calm my mind. I enjoyed your class a lot today. You do create a safe space where one is encouraged to feel and reflect.” Mary L.

“Lisa brings her mindfulness practice to our corporate team with meditation teachings, which helps us bring clarity and awareness to our work. She also works with our players, middle school and high school-aged girls, to teach them skills to mentally prepare for competition and navigate their worlds. Lisa teaches with joyful ease and we love working with her” Bridget

“Lisa was wonderful. She has the perfect personality for working with people to better take care of themselves. My staff said nothing but positive comments after her discussion/practice.” Jennifer C.

“Lana pays attention to detail in every single Asana. She structures her classes to progress from the simple poses to the deeper poses and builds confidence and mastery in her students. Lana looks at every student and helps each of them move toward better alignment to increase energy in the body. I have taken yoga classes for years, but have never experienced such strong expertise.” Lisa L.

“As an experienced Yoga practitioner, as well as a yoga instructor, I can honestly say that that Lana is brilliant at sequencing her yoga classes. She takes one session and completely and thoroughly moves the class to a deeper understanding of whichever category of asanas she is instructing that session. In addition, she makes learning fun and displays her compassion to every student. I love her classes!”  Mary W

“Whenever I leave Lana‘s yoga class, I feel like I’ve had a deep massage! I feel like every part of my body has opened, increasing my energy and my joy. I love the way she interacts with the class the entire time, so it’s not just a session where she’s up going through the motions, but rather a class experience where the student gleans a deeper understanding of each pose and can ask a question anytime so it’s very interactive. Her experience as a professional educator really shines through! She is appreciated by all of her classes, but especially me!” Sandra P

There are so many beautiful and wonderful adventures you can take advantage of during your stay. Locanda Cugnanello is located in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. There are trails onsite for walks, however there are no villages or towns close to the center. While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in wonderful group excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Tours of Local Villages and Historic Cities
  • Local Shopping
  • Hiking
  • Visit a Natural Thermal Lake
  • Museums

*Group excursions are optional and the price is not included in tuition unless noted.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

We will be offering Iyengar based yoga, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and Mindful movement. Our meditations will be centered around self-compassion, self-awareness, gratitude and heart practices and mindfulness tools will be offered.   

Getting There 

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. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours. 

Travel Insurance

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 of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, 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. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!

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Single Accommodations – $3695 USD

Tuscany Yoga RetreatPaying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

If you select Deposit Payment, depending on when you registered, your remaining balance will be processed with your credit card on file on the dates indicated on your Confirmation Letter.

  • Registering 6 months or more prior to the retreat date your balance will be broken into 2 payments (6 months prior to retreat + 3 months prior to retreat)
  • Registering less than 6 months prior to the retreat, payment of the full remaining balance will be processed 3 months prior to the retreat.
  • Registering less than 2 months prior to the retreat, full payment will be required upon registering.

**Additional payments can be made at any time through your account up to the final auto payment date.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.


  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.
If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

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