Where do You Stay on Tuscany Yoga Retreat

What sets apart one retreat from another are: accommodations and food. Tuscany offers you a beautiful experience in living like Italians do. Seek the best. There is no reason you have to share a bathroom with 5-10 other guests. We are experts in Tuscany.


We will be guests at Antico Borgo di Tignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site and classic Tuscan farmhouse which our friend, Gabriella has converted into a stylish yoga retreat center. Gabriella guided a team of architects and licensed contractors to renovate this medieval village and now you get to see the completion of her vision. With epic views of Casole d’Elsa and Volterra in the distance, this is the perfect entryway into the Tuscan countryside.
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The actual Borgo was a 16th century rural residence. Its original name, Borgo di Tignano, has Roman origins. It is the probable birth-place, in the 4th century, of Saint Attinia, a venerated saint from the Volterra area. Amongst its illustrious guests in the 1800’s, during the time the Borgo was a summer retreat from the ‘Scolopi‘ fathers, was Pope Pius the ninth. This Borgo is overall a place to enjoy with your heart, surrounded by a soft landscape and a peculiar light which often brings back forgotten emotions.

In the local tradition, one says that the Berignone Forest, which faces the Borgo, is what inspired Dante Alighieri to write about the “Selva Oscura”–the location in which his Divine Comedy story starts.

The gardens of the Borgo, with lavendar-lined paths combine with aromatic herbs, juniper hedges, myrtle and evergreens to reproduce a Mediterranean environment. The characteristic ‘Osteria’, which used to be the old olive press, is the ideal place for a romantic candlelight dinner overlooking the amazing countryside, or a light lunch on the panoramic terrace.

A beautiful, large swimming pool and lounge area welcome you to get the most out of the sun. There is a reading room that also has a wireless internet point. There is a golf course within 30 minutes drive from the Borgo.


Accommodation is in one bedroom apartments with private baths and kitchens. All the apartments are independent, personalized and fully furnished, with ample garden and terrace areas for leisure.



What's Included Tuscany Yoga Retreat

What makes our Romantic adventure to Tuscany so special? All of the special details we include in your investment. No one offers as much value and richness as we do. Our history of living in Italy certainly helps. We know your time is valuable and you deserve the best!


*7 nights/8 days of accommodation

*Delicious Tuscan daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks and drinks for each day’s activities

IMG_0936*Aperitivo in Siena

*Social hours on select evenings

*Latin Dance Class led by Gail Hudson and Hal Abbott

*Tuscan Cooking Class

*Mini-Italian language & culture class with Jacob Young

*Pickup and Return Shuttle from Florence (value $150 per person)

*All private transportation during the trip

*Visits with transportation included to: Florence, Monteriggioni, Siena, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Volterra, Tignano, Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa, The Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa, Colle Val d’Elsa

*11 Yoga classes with Silvia Mordini

*Restorative Yoga

*Guided Meditation Practice

*Partner Yoga

*Writing and wellness coaching

*Private evening Dharma talks

*Entrance fees to all group events

*A special goodie bag with trip-specific comfort items

*Comprehensive trip literature





Yoga Retreat Themes 2014

Every one of our YogaRetreats has an intentional Theme. It is important to us that you know the feeling vision behind each retreat

*Transform Your Life – Xinalani March 29-April 5
*Embrace Your Purpose, Live Your Bliss – Haramara July 12-19
*Romantic Adventure in Intimacy and Eros – Tuscany (Couples Retreat) June 21-28
*Awaken Your Heart – Amalfi June 29 – July 6
*Art of Adventure – Bali Sept 6-13
*Healing, Harmony & Happiness Yoga Retreat – Bali Sept 13-20
*Journey Through the Senses Yoga Retreat – Prana del Mar Nov 29 – Dec 6

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Meet Gail Hudson and Hal Abbott, Facilitating Tuscany Retreat

We are delighted to join forces with premier Conscious Couple, our dear friends and mentors Gail Hudson and Hal Abbott to co-facilitate this year’s Tuscany Couples Retreat June 21-28, 2014. Learn more about them below and join us for the romantic experience of a lifetime!

IMG_0773Seattle author and life coach Gail Hudson has been practicing yoga for twenty years and has co-led numerous yoga and writing workshops. As a life coach, Gail specializes in helping individuals identify and manifest their personal and creative passions. She is currently writing a book about the potential for intimacy, spiritual growth, and erotic fulfillment in committed relationships.

Psychotherapist Hal Abbott has been practicing marriage and family counseling in Seattle for over twenty years. Hal specializes in helping couples discover and live into their highest potential for emotional and sexual connection. Hal also has an extensive background in dance and athletics, and has recently become a serious student of yoga.

They have been married for over twenty years and have raised two children. They are worldwide travelers and share a special passion for the cultural, culinary and sensual delights of Tuscany.

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