Tuscan Dream: Unforgettable Summer in Italy

June 17th-24th, 2023

“Traveling–it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~Ibn Battuta

Join Soojin and Beth for a very long awaited yoga retreat in the Tuscan Hills. This unforgettable retreat has been specially curated and manifested with months of planning and dreaming.

This old-world farmhouse is located in the stunning rolling hills of Crete Sensei, just south of Siena. 

Here our days will be filled with romantic sun soaked views of wine villages, cypress lined gravel roads & ancient architecture. We will be completely adorned, eating homemade Italian delights alfresco while drinking in the sweet Italian fresh summer air. 

With intention and appreciation, we aim to inspire awe, curiosity, gratitude and adventure. 

This 7 day yoga retreat will include:

7 nights at La Piana Villa

Delicious Italian Meals~breakfast daily and three lunches and three dinners

Morning yoga or evening yoga~including all levels and experiences (Vinyasa; Slow Flow; Yin; Partner Yoga and Partner Thai Workshop with Beth and her partner, Patrick; Ecstatic Dance and Somatic Movement with Soojin and Yeriko; Yoga Nidra: plus Sharing Circles/Rituals & More!)

Adventure to Saturnia Hot Springs~Majestic, unbelievable warm healing pools

Group Hike Excursion

Italian Cooking Class~for dinner at our Villa with Wine included

Local Wine Tasting

Tourist Tax

Gratuities

English-speaking onsite caretaker

Our old-world villa is equipped with all the modern day comforts with sitting areas outside, three working fireplaces, two comfy living rooms and a billards room. There is plenty of space for community and quiet time.

We have two villas: the main farmhouse and the guest house plus a pool house with a changing area and bathroom.

 

Not Included:

~Transportation~

(There are lots of possibilities for best ways to get around. We recommend renting a car during your stay. That way you can go to areas you like and see all that your heart desires. There is so much to do and see in Italy we want to give everyone the freedom to make this a DREAMY trip.) Once you book we will send over more details on best ways to fly and get to the villa.

~Meals Out~

We will organzie group dinners and lunches and have a few days open for everyone to decide to stay with the group or adventure on their own.

~Alcoholic Beverages~

We will have wine for the cooking class and at the Wine Tasting.

~Optional Massages~

~Airfare~

~Travel Insurance (recommended)~

Extra optional adventures can be arranged, such as:

Local horseback riding~many trails near by

Trip to Florence and/or Sienna (optional guided city tours)

More wine tastings~so many to choose from

Mountain bike rentals and optional tours

Trip to the beach~one hour to the sea

More local hiking~many options close by

*For our meals out, wine tasting, and day adventure to the hot springs we will coordinate who has cars and if need by will provide transportation to dinners and excursions.

*This retreat is really for everyone, we imagine it to be perfect to come alone and join our big yoga family, we also are making it perfect for couples and even your partner that does NOT do yoga, or come with a dear friend!

If traveling alone, we can help pair you with a travel buddy and we can help walk you through the WHOLE PROCESS!

We do all the heavy lifting so your travel is EASYYY PEASY!

 

Room Options and Prices

Early bird pricing last until November~after that each spot goes up $300

Rooms are shared and prices are per person.

Twin Room

In Main House~Two Twin Beds~Shared Bathroom with Tub & Shower~Air Conditioning

$2700 per person

Single Bedroom

In Main House~Twin Bed (private)~Shared Bathroom with Tub & Shower~Air Conditioning (two available)

$2800 per person

Double Bedroom 1

In Main House~Double Bed~Shared Bathroom with Tub & Shower~Air Conditioning (two available)

$2700 per person

Double Bedroom 2

In Main House~Double Bed on 2nd Floor~Air Conditioning & Water Closet

$2700 per person

Master Suite

In Main House~Working Fireplace~Private Bathoom

$3000 per person

Guest House Main Floor

In Guest House~Double Bed~Main Floor~Private Bath

The Guest house has an open plan sitting area and dining room, kitchen and a lovely big couch.

$2700 per person

Guest House 2nd Floor

In Guest House~Double Bed

The guest house has an open plan sitting area, dining room, kitchen and a lovely big couch.

$2700 per person

The deposit is $500 per person and is nonrefundable. The next payment of $500 is due by December 1st and the remaining balance is due 90 days before the trip. We highly recommend travel insurance and we do offer payment plans if you have specific needs, please reach out!

Meet Your Guides

Beth James has been teaching yoga for almost 17 years, and leading people on retreats around the world for almost 9! She is the creator of Barefoot and Free and loves creating immersive gatherings where we can do all the things that help us feel most alive and FREE! Beth has two daughters and in her free time can be found laughing, being outdoors doing just about anything and cooking and spending time with her partner and family. Yoga has brought her lifes most precious gifts and she is grateful to be of service to help facilitate that for others. 

Soojin Kim has been on a spiritual quest seeking the why and understanding the human soul on fire since she was a young girl. Her discovery of yoga was a life changing awakening and deeply reconnected her to her body and soul through breath, meditation and movement. She travelled to India to study at the Vedanta Ashram in 2013 with Swami Paratharsary. Her studies of Vedic philosophy would later evolve into a deep appreciation of Tantra. Soojin weaves in spirituality, art of rituals alignment, mindful flow and pranayama within her classes to help you connect to the lighthouse of your jiva-soul. She has been teaching for 9 years and appreciates being a student and letting her inner child come out to play.

Beth and Soojin met 8 years ago teaching at the same studio and have been yoga buddies since! They have lead multiple retreats, classes and experiences together providing a unique and beautiful opportunity for their students. Creating an authentic and welcoming space for all!

There is this space we all deeply want to be in, one where you can be your true, authentic self, no judgement, no fear, safe, heard and seen. This space exists each and every time I’ve been in Beth and Soojin’s presence.

They help us in so many ways to come back home and reignite the life force that flows within us. 

I always come back mentally, emotionally and physically stronger after their offerings!

We are truly blessed to have these two women honor us with their magical retreats and offerings! Forever grateful!

Lisa D.