Join Natalie for a week of yoga, meditation and self-care practices under the Tuscan sky.
Natalie’s classes are inclusive, they are considered gentle but they are deep and detailed. The morning practices will be more invigorating, promoting balance, strength, and flexibility as well as energizing the body and mind as we prepare for a day of leisure, excursions, pampering, hiking, horseback riding or just lounging at the pool. Most of the days there will be a second yoga practice (except for the excursion’s days), this will be a more restorative, soothing and gentle practice to prepare you for a restful and rejuvenating sleep. If you are new to yoga, rest assure that you are in the perfect place, if you are a seasoned yogi or a yoga teacher, you will have lots of nuances, depth, and details to enhance and deepen your practice.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the retreat is to share our practice, meals, stories, and laughter together, connect with other human beings and witness the beauty and magic of this place in the community. You might arrive solo and leave Italy with friends for life.
- 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 the Retreat Center
- Daily yoga practices
- 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. 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 Sienna, sip wine from the local vineyards, and learn what makes Italy a top destination for travelers worldwide.
Natalie is a Yoga Therapist, studio owner and teacher trainer currently living in Ashland, Oregon. She directs the teacher training program at Ashland Yoga Center, teaches workshops and leads yoga retreats.
Natalie has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years. She has studied copiously with world-renowned teachers and is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she used to live. She was a successful established radio host and producer in the Spanish media when she found herself suffering from chronic lower back pain and other conditions. She was able to heal herself through her yoga practice, and decided to dedicate her life to helping others restore their vitality. It is important to Natalie to be inclusive and bring yoga to disenfranchised populations like inner-city children, incarcerated youth and low-income mothers. She has taught extensively in schools, shelters, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, churches, and yoga studios for many years. She has been living and practicing in Ashland, Oregon, since 2008. She has been the Movement Therapist with the Pain Resiliency Program in Oregon where she helped people with Chronic Pain improve their quality of life through movement therapy and mindfulness techniques.
She is currently the movement therapist with Pain Advisors, leading webinars through the “Pain School” programs in Oregon. She specializes in Chronic Pain, Posture, Pelvis, Spine and Autoimmune diseases.
Natalie specializes in mindful movements on the floor to stretch the body and release pain, or SATYA. This modality comes from her teacher, Tias Little at Santa Fe’s Prajna Yoga.
Natalie aims to empower her students to actively participate in their own regeneration, and to this end she provides a positive environment that is encouraging, self-paced, and nonjudgmental. Her ability to put people at ease makes her classes at once fun and transformative. Natalie is utterly uplifting, unpretentious and in possession of a contagious enthusiasm and humor. Her classes are permeated with a refreshing lightheartedness. She is committed to promoting physical, emotional and mental health through her sessions.
There are so many beautiful and wonderful adventures you can take advantage of during your stay. 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
- Visit a Natural Thermal Lake
*Group excursions are optional and the price is not included in tuition unless noted.
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.
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