We are pleased to invite you to a unique journey over a period of one week. A meaningful travel experience and a deeper kind of interior journey in Tuscany.

HIGTHLIGTS

- 7 days all included in a villa of the Natural Reserve of Pigelleto

- Morning class of Vinyasa yoga and Meditation

- Daily Ayurvedic detox cooking class with fresh local products

- Creative workshop of Eco design

- Excursions (visit of typical Tuscan ancient village, trekking in the mountains, thermal spots, …)

- Massages, healthy therapy, relaxation…

- The possibility to extende your experience with an relaxing afternoon in a wonderful thermal spot

 

Food will also play an important role from food selection to meal preparation and as featured in our cuisine workshops designed by Ophelie Doll to pamper your body and mind throughout the entire stay.

Yoga classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests needs (French or Italian)

 

 

We will have carte blanche to create a colorful meal, loaded with good vibes, positive and musical. All our senses will be used, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, but also the 6th one, intuition, that we will listen to, to express our limitless creativity! We will co-create in small groups the starter, the main meal, the dessert, the juice, changing everyday day to enjoy each theme.

Ophelie will accompany you in this adventure with joy and benevolence, giving you tips for you to intuitively cook. She traveled a lot, took cooking classes, but the best school was to listen to her body, her desires, needs, and to nourish it with love.

You will learn how to create your own way of cooking, but you will go inward in the meantime, by listening everything your body and soul will have to say. You will leave the retreat more autonomous, confident, closer to yourself, and could leave the magic happening.

 

Our yoga program is dedicated to all levels of this discipline. Entirely based on how guiding your breathing its practice will be divided in four parts:

The first part is dedicated to breathing (Pranayama) and to meditation. 

The second part is dedicated to Hata Yoga to learn all the positions through the decomposition of the movement.

A third dynamic part of Vinyasa Yoga where the various positions are finalized to the pace of the breathing. 

A last part consists instead in deep relaxation (Shavasana).

 

 

  

IL ROCCONE

"Il Roccone" is located in the "Podere St. Francis", which was built in 1859 and completely restored in 2010, using only natural materials and respecting the traditions of the local buildings.

The property covers an area of ​​over one hundred acres. Stay at “Il Roccone" Walden is a true immersion in pure and incontaminate nature.

Here you do not hear other noises or sounds that those of wildlife.

MONTEPULCIANO

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. Montepulciano, located in the Val di Chiana of Tuscany, Italy, within easy reach of the Val d'Orcia, is one of the most attractive hills towns in Tuscany. It is built on a ridge of Monte Poliziano in the province of Sienna in Tuscany.

It is the ancient Etruscan city of Nocera Alfaterna. Montepulciano's strategic position makes it a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful corner of Tuscany; from here, you can reach the charming Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni, the famous Montalcino and a lot of other enchanting villages in a very short time. Piazza Grande is the heart of Montepulciano and the setting for its main events, including the barrel-racing Bravio delle Botti contest held in August every year and much more. A walk through Montepulciano is the best way to view the town and its beautiful landmarks as well as enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside covered by vineyards producing the famous Nobile!

NATURAL RESERVE OF PIGELLETO

The Pigelleto Nature Reserve is divided between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. It lies in the borough of Piancastagnaio, on the southern side of Mount Amiata. Founded by the Tuscan Region in 1996, the area of the reserve was one of the main mercury mining sites of Mounta Amiata and two disused mines can still be found within the reserve. The area is dominated by Poggio Pampagliano (969 m.) that together with Poggio La Roccaccia and Poggio Roccone, just slightly lower in altitude, form a curved ridge towards the north-east, that forms the watershed between the basin of the river Paglia and that of the river Fiora.

The reserve protects a mixed wooded area, rich in plant species, among which the presence of silver firs as a spontaneous species is especially relevant.

THERMES SAN CASCIANO DI BAGNI

The waters of San Casciano have been used for thousands of years for their thermal properties, but also for domestic purposes until about thirty years ago, thanks to the springs which still feed the "vasconi" (big basins) of the Great Bath close to the main square of the village.

The thermal waters of San Casciano dei Bagni area contain sulphur, calcium and fluorides, and have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which work on the locomotive and muscular system.

Through inhalation they act on the respiratory system and have mucous and anti-inflammatory effects. With regard to the skin, they have a peeling effect which regenerates and hydrates.

You can add a day to your yoga retreat and spend a full afternoon in the thermal spot for a deep cleaning and relaxing experience.

If you want to book a special treatment, please visit http://www.fonteverdespa.com/en/wellness_center.htm