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Sept 21, 2019 - Sept 28, 2019


il borghino

Literally meaning “small village”, Il Borghino is a magnificent eleven bedroom estate nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany.

Just 10 kilometers from the medieval town of Lucca, this meticulously restored group of houses is the perfect place for a yoga retreat.


How to break through limiting beliefs and mind patterns

  • How to work skilfully with addictive behavior

  • Powerful methods to help you respond rather than react and make wiser choices

  • How to unveil the innate peace, wholeness and wisdom that are your birthright


What’s Included?

  • 7 nights’ accommodation + all linen + towels. Please note that linen is not changed during the retreat but bath towels are refreshed mid-week.

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, except for one lunch out on Wednesday and one dinner out on a day to be decided where we are free to explore.

  • 2 Daily Yoga Practices + Meditation with Rosie

  • Fresh detox fruit / vegetable juice at breakfast

  • Unlimited fruit, water + herbal teas throughout the day. Tea + coffee making facilities are available in each house.

  • Local wine at dinner (limited to 1/2 bottle per person, per night)

  • Last night celebratory dinner with home-made pizza from our wood fired oven and Prosecco!

  • Use of the salt water swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the villa. Please note that the swimming pool is not heated, but it will be summer!

  • Use of the Turkish Sauna/ Steam Room. This is limited to one complimentary 3 hour session during the week. Thereafter, a fee of $80 fee applies for each additional use of the steam room.

  • Use of yoga room, yoga mats, blankets, blocks, belts and bolsters plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors.

  • Transfers to and from Lucca to Il Borghino at the start and finish of the retreat (one scheduled pick up and drop off at an agreed time).

  • Assistance and advice in arranging optional excursions to local attractions and nearby town (retreat concierge).

  • Free WIFI

  • Laundry facilities


  • Swimming pool (without heating)

  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

  • Hair Dryers

  • Pool Towels

room pricing

Room Type A – Twin room (two beds) with shared hallway bathroom =

$ 2222 USD.  

Room Type B – Twin room (two beds) with private bathroom =

$2350 USD.  

Room Type C – Twin room (double bed) with private bathroom =

$2350 USD. 

Room Type D – Single room with private bathroom =

$2550 USD.

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What’s Not Included?

  • Airfare and travel to our meeting place in Lucca

  • Travel insurance

  • Airport transfers or transfers outside the scheduled pick-up and drop-off

  • Optional excursions and activities outside the villa or transportation for excursions

  • Optional Spa and Massage Treatments

  • Other travel related expenses

Transport Options –

Getting to and From Il Borghino

  • The nearest airport to Lucca is Pisa international Airport “Galileo Galileo” – 18 Miles from Lucca

  • Florence International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” is 50 Miles from Lucca

  • If you are flying into Rome, Fiumicino Airport is 162 miles from Lucca.

  • Regular trains and buses run from both Pisa and Florence airports to Lucca and are very reasonably priced. Trains also run regularly from Rome airport but the trip is much longer and takes around 4.5 hours.

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in at Il Borghino is strictly 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • When booking your flights, we recommend you plan your arrival time in Lucca for around 15:30pm, to coincide with the group transfer to Il Borghino. There will be one scheduled pick-up only. Please email your arrival details to as soon as they are available. If you are unable to make the pick-up, we can arrange for a taxi to bring you to Il Borghino

  • Check-out at Il Borghino is strictly 09:30am on the last day. Please plan your departure flights accordingly.

price of your attendance includes transportation from Lucca to the retreat center on the first day of the retreat (start day) at 3:45pm. However there will not be transfers from the airport to Lucca, so please plan accordingly to be in Lucca by 3:45 if you'd like to take advantage of this group transfer. I am attaching a transport options document which has some useful information about getting to Lucca from Florence should you need it.

Your attendance cost also includes transportation back to Lucca on the final day), which gets you back to Lucca at 9:30am.

**Again, you will need to arrange travel from here to the airport.

You may also arrange private transfer to/from the retreat center, and we are happy to organize that for you. Just let me know by emailing me back at this address! FYI - the cost for a taxi from Florence to the center is around 130 – 150 Euro and journey time is about 1 hour 30 minutes.