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Inscape Journeys Tuscany

July 27 - 31, 2022

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There’s something special about Tuscan sunsets. The rolling hills beyond the shadows of the cypress trees. The seemingly endless rows of vineyards and the charming farmhouses scattered throughout the countryside. Tuscany is more than a place. It’s a feeling. A way of life. You’ll sleep in a century old farmhouse with views of the enchanting countryside and local villages. Spend your free time lounging by the pool or on a walk in the hills. Travel by train to the charming Medieval village of Lucca. Walk around the ancient walls and through the narrow streets. Enjoy homemade pizza and an aperitivo in the picturesque plaza. Indulge yourself in a day at a castle on the hilltops of Tuscany. Tour the castle grounds, learn about traditional Tuscan fare during a private cooking class, followed by lunch and wine pairings from some of the local favorites. A morning vinyasa yoga session by the pool or in the hills… a restful, yin yoga and meditation practice at night… care for your self, your mind, and your body throughout your yoga holiday. Retreat Yourself.

Please note: Italy currently requires the Super Green Pass for B&B and hotel stays, use of public transportation, entrance to bars and restaurants. The Super Green Pass requires you to be fully vaccinated or have a COVID recovery certificate. A negative COVID test is not valid. These requirements are currently in place until March 31st, 2022 and will be revisited in the spring. If you are not vaccinated/ do not have a COVID recovery certificate, and would like to join us on the retreat, please contact Jennison so we can discuss your deposit options. Thank you for your understanding.

Location

Il Grande Prato, Tuscany, Italy

Il Grande Prato is a charming farm complex, more than a century old. This agriturismo is conveniently located near enchanting towns such as Siena, Florence, and San Gimignano. Tucked away in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, you are bound to find yourself relaxed and in love with your holiday. Enjoy a quiet morning walk in the hills, relax in the pool during the day and watch unbelievable sunsets at night. Indulge in local wines and homemade local Tuscan meals. Enjoy a game of tennis or a massage on site. This place has it all!
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About the yoga

Jennison has planned each aspect of your holiday with thoughtfulness, love, intention and passion. With over 20 years of yoga experience and more than 8 years sharing yoga with others, Jennison has a passion for connecting others more closely with themselves and building community through unique yoga experiences.
Her passion for yoga, paired with her enthusiasm for travel, make Jennison’s “Inscape Journeys Mediterranean Yoga Retreats” unforgettable and truly special experiences. The yoga itself is a combination of energizing vinyasa and restorative yin practices designed for all levels of practitioners. Jennison loves to add in some fun with partner yoga sessions and adds depth through intention-setting and mindfulness workshops as well as daily meditation. These yoga holidays are all about balance. We love to have fun, share a bottle (or two) of wine at dinner and dive deep into our connections with one another. Bring a friend and enjoy a holiday together or come alone and prepare to make some lifelong, meaningful friendships. Warning: these retreats are truly addicting! See you on the mat. Cheers and namaste, friends! yoga with jennison

What will you learn?

Serenity in the midst of Turbulence

The Art of Self-Care in the Modern Day World

Your yoga holiday is more than traveling to gorgeous locations with likeminded people from around the world. You will enjoy sunset yoga sessions with dreamy views and taste local cuisines and delicious wines, but you will also experience moments of personal transformation as you learn, grow and evolve during your retreat.

 

This personal journey will include the following components:

  • Understanding the science behind using the breath as a self-care technique.
  • Using meditation to quiet the mind and promote healing by turning off the autopilot function of irrelevant survival mechanisms.
  • Identifying your core values and dissecting how you spend your time and spend your choices that you are given every day.
  • Rediscovering and outlining your top priorities and setting intentions to maintain self-care routines and rituals throughout your day.
  • Learning practices such as daily rituals, intentional living, and gratitude, as a way of integrating self-care into your thoughts, words and actions.
  • Using the movement rituals of yoga to create ease and presence in the moment by cultivating space for compassion, gratitude and overall health.
  • Owning your greatness, your worth, and your deservedness for goodness and blessings.

retreat yourself tuscany yoga with jennison

July 27th to July 31st, 2022

Take a look at our sample itinerary* complete with daily yoga, day trips, wine tasting and more!

Day 1 (Wednesday)

Please plan to arrive to the villa by 18:00

Optional shared transfer can be organized from Pisa airport for arrivals by 12:00 noon

Arrival and check-in at Il Grande Prato

If you arrive early, enjoy a walk to Chiosco ai Renai, a local restaurant, for lunch and incredible views and spend the afternoon relaxing at the farmhouse.

Energizing Yin Yang yoga and intention setting 18:30

Welcome dinner at Il Grande Prato

Day 2 (Thursday)

Morning vinyasa in the Tuscan Hills

Breakfast in the garden

Tour of Castello di Oliveto

Private cooking class at Castello di Oliveto

Traditional lunch at the castle, with local wine pairings

Free time

Yin Yoga in the Attic

Sunset aperitivo and dinner at Chiosco ai Renai

Day 3 (Friday)

Morning vinyasa yoga in the hills

Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning at Il Grande Prato or schedule a therapeutic massage

Lunch at Il Grande Prato

Free time

Yin Yoga in the Attic

Dinner at Chiosco ai Renai

Day 4 (Saturday)

Morning Vinyasa yoga by the pool

Breakfast

Travel to Lucca by train

Free time and pizza lunch in Lucca

Post-travel yin yoga

Final Dinner at Il Grande Prato

Day 5 (Sunday)

Sunrise yoga and closing meditation

Breakfast

Departures (Please check out of your room by 10:00 am. You are welcome to enjoy the morning and early afternoon at Il Grande Prato)

*Retreat itinerary subject to change

Organized activities and retreat highlights

One of the most special things about Italy are the meals. We have created special moments for you to enjoy authentic meals in beautiful locations. Outdoor, al fresco dining to enjoy the summer evenings, unforgettable sunsets and late night conversations with new friends.
retreat yourself tuscany yoga with jennison retreat yourself tuscany yoga with jennison On Thursday you will visit the hilltop Castello di Oliveto. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and underground wine cellar before you head to the kitchen for a private cooking class. Learn about and create some of Tuscany’s typical dishes. After your cooking lesson, enjoy lunch with the group, paired with various wines from the region. Castello Di Oliveto On Saturday you will enjoy a relaxing train ride through Tuscany as you head to Lucca. We will enjoy a self-guided visit of the walled, medieval town. Stroll the streets and enjoy a pizza lunch together in this charming village, before heading back to Il Grande Prato for relaxing, yin yoga. lucca 3 crop

Pricing

Early Bird Pricing for bookings before February 1st! Only 850€!

General Pricing: 930€
This retreat is sold out, message Jennison to be added to the waiting list
  • General pricing is for shared accommodation in Il Grande Prato Farmhouse
  • As this is a converted farmhouse, rooms vary in size, from 2-4 beds in each room. The double rooms will be reserved and filled first.
  • FOR PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION, PRICE IS AN ADDITIONAL 100€ (limited availability)
  • Every room is equipped with a private bathroom
  • Option to request a room with AC for an extra daily fee (limited availability)
Private Room #1– Reserved
Private Room # 2- Reserved 
Private Room #3- Reserved
Private Room #4- Reserved
 
Double Room #1– Reserved
Double Room #2– Reserved
Double Room #3- Reserved
Double Room #4- Reserved
Double Room #5Reserved
 

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What's included

4 nights accommodation at the beautiful farmhouse,  Il Grande Prato

Daily yoga, meditation and journaling sessions

Yoga mats and props are provided

All meals are provided from Wednesday night through Sunday morning. Vegan and gluten free diets can be accommodated.

  • Daily breakfast Thursday-Sunday
  • Lunch Thursday-Saturday
  • Dinner Wednesday-Saturday

All transportation is provided while on retreat (airport transfers are not included on arrival and departure days)

Transportation, visit and lunch in the Tuscan village of Lucca

Guided tour of the majestic Castello di Oliveto

Private Tuscan cooking lesson at Castello di Oliveto

Lunch and wine pairing experience at Castello di Oliveto

Special gifts for retreat participants

A Tuscan souvenir from Il Grande Prato

 

What's not included

Flights

It is highly recommended to purchase travel and trip insurance

Transportation to/from the airport (we can help you to arrange transport by mini bus or taxi)

  • Prices differ depending on airport

Additional activities or tours

Massages

 

Travel Tips

We can help you to arrange private transport by taxi, minibus or van for your airport transports. Prices range depending on distance and number of passengers.

Il Grande Prato is located in Castelfiorentino. Its location in the middle of the Tuscan countryside makes it accessible from many cities.

The closest airports are:

  • Florence (1 hour drive)
  • Pisa (1 hour drive)
  • Bologna (1.5-2 hour drive)
Flying from Valencia? Catch a flight from Valencia to Pisa on Wednesday morning, and join Jennison on a private group transfer to the villa. Traveling from somewhere other than Valencia? You can plan your arrival to Pisa by 12 noon and join us for the group transfer.
 
RYANAIR: VLC – PISA, Wed, July 27th, 8:25 – 10:10
 
Suggested return flight:
 
RYANAIR: Bologna – VLC, Sun, July 31st, 19:35 – 21:40
 

The retreat location is also well connected by train. Il Grande Prato is a short, 15 minute taxi ride from the Castelfiorentino train station. It can be reached from many cities such as:

  • Florence (45 min.)
  • Pisa (1 hour)
  • Bologna (1.5 hours with one transfer in Florence)
  • Rome (2.5 hours)

If you are connecting between the Bologna airport and train station, you can purchase a ticket for 6 euors for the Aerobus. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the departure point in Bologna.

https://aerobus.bo.it/en

Cancelation policty

As this retreat has limited spaces, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 200€ to secure your spot.

Total retreat price to be paid by May 1st.

Any cancelations made before May 1st will receive a full refund of the amount paid by participant, less the 200€ deposit. 

Any cancelations made between May 2nd and May 31st will receive a 50% refund of the total price paid by participant.

Any cancelations made between June 1st and July 1st will receive a 25% refund of the total price paid by participant.

No refund for cancelations made after July 1st.***

***We are aware that many unforeseen circumstances may occur and result in the event of a cancelation. In the event of the cancelation, if you are able to fill your spot or if the spot can be filled by a participant on the waiting list, we would be happy to refund your payment, less the 200€ non-refundable deposit. If the event is canceled due to COVID-related global travel restrictions, your retreat may be eligible for a full refund.

Please note: Italy currently requires the Super Green Pass for B&B and hotel stays, use of public transportation, entrance to bars and restaurants. The Super Green Pass requires you to be fully vaccinated or have a COVID recovery certificate. A negative COVID test is not valid. These requirements are currently in place until March 31st, 2022 and will be revisited in the spring. If you are not vaccinated/ do not have a COVID recovery certificate, and would like to join us on the retreat, please contact Jennison so we can discuss your deposit options. Thank you for your understanding.

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Hi, I’m Jennison, your retreat host! 

I am so excited to share this retreat with you. As a seasoned yoga teacher of over 10 years and a retreat leader for five years, I am passionate about creating meaningful and memorable yoga experiences. 

You can expect a light-hearted, spirit-nourishing retreat that leaves you feeling connected, appreciated and loved.

All levels of practitioners are always welcome. Remember, “yoga is not about touching your toes, but what you learn on the way down.” 

See you on the mat, my friend 🙂