Picture this: As you gently awake in your luxurious bedroom, with the tuscan sun glistening through the shutters you realise: THIS is paradise.
You make your way down the old wooden staircase, your feet cool on the old stone floor. A stroll through the grass, to your Yoga mat. After taking in the stunning view, you close your eyes and take a few breaths. Can you feel it? The magic of Tuscany?
Join us for the first ever, I Am That – Studio retreat
Nestled on the top of a hill, our Tuscan Villa is located about 90 minutes out of Florence, in Poppi, Province d’Arezzo. A beautiful, 25-minute walk to the nearest village (or 5 minute bike ride) means convenience and access while at the same time, total immersion in nature.
It offers 360-degree views of the region. Our yoga shala is set as a lookout point – you will be breathing and moving while taking in the landscape of vineyards, farms and nature.
The main house is equipped with several luxurious, ensuite-rooms as well as 2 living areas, a fully equipped kitchen (that we will be stocking with treats and necessities for the duration of your stay) and a lookout terrace.
Additional accommodation is offered by the 2 separate flats that afford a little more privacy and the opportunity to join as a group.
The outside spaces include an al-fresco dining area, a large pool, the outdoor studio with views of the hills, plenty of access to walks and hikes, and ample space to lounge around and take in the beauty of it all!
An I Am That – Family affair. Victoria, and Sébastien, co-founders of I Am That will be your hosts for the week. While Victoria puts together the Yoga programming and activity side of things, Seb will be coordinating the logistics of the show.
We will be working together as a team to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.
Victoria has been teaching Yoga for over 1o years, and has dedicated her life to studying and sharing all limbs of Yoga, Seb, a dedicated practitioner himself, has been immersed in the world of Yoga for over 15 years. Together they have been running I Am That – Studio for over 5 years, creating the loving, inclusive and kind community that it is today.
And YES. Maja and Ella will be joining us on this retreat!
WOOHOO! Fill out the form above or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you an invoice for the deposit of $500!
Flights are not included in your booking. Please ensure you arrive in Florence, Italy by Saturday, 1. July, to secure your free, afternoon transfer to the villa.
We recommend booking flights well in advance to avoid high ticke prices in the high season. www.skyscanner.com.au or Google Flight alerts may be a great place to search!
Once you arrive in Florence, we will all meet at Firenze SMN train station at 430pm on Sat 1. July to drive to the Villa together. If you prefer to arrive on your own, we recommend your rent a car (90-min drive or take the train and bus (2.5 hours)
Checkin starts from 4pm at the Villa, on Sat. 1. July.
Checkout (and transfer from the Villa back to Firenze SMN) is after breakfast and closing ceremony on Sat. 8 July.
Australian citizens automatically receive a 3-month Schengen (EU) visa upon arrival. For any other nationalities, you can visa information here: https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/policies/schengen-borders-and-visa/visa-policy/who-must-apply-schengen-visa_en
Absolutely. Retreats are the best place to meet new people and make connections. And this retreat promises to be a fantastic journey of self-discovery.
You will be able to choose between having your own room or sharing with 1 or more people! Check room details above!
The more, the merrier (and let’s face it: cheaper!) – we have several room options that couples/groups. You can choose to add a bed to one of the double rooms, or if you are more than 3 people, the Annita flat may be the perfect (and most affordable) option for you! Check room details above.
We will endeavour to provide the most inclusive menu we can. Please send your dietary requirements ahead of booking and we will try our absolute best to accommodate them.
100%. Victoria strives to make all classes inclusive and accessible. This retreat will be a deep-dive into your very own practice. Whether you are just starting, or have been practicing for years.
Everybody is invited. This is an opportunity to meet new people, discover yourself and EXPLORE TUSCANY!
We endeavour to make this experience as flexible as possible
This is not really a kid-suitable experience. With access to alcohol on the premises, adult co-travellers and a focus on Yoga and meditation, kids may not feel too happy here. The minimum age requirement to enjoy this kind of travel (and also, legally be allowed to be around alcohol in Italy) is 16.
You will be missing out on a lot of epic stuff but you can come and go as suits you. Please note, however, that partial bookings are not possible.