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Tuscan Retreat 2023

Yoga Retreat

Sat 01.07 - Sat 08.07

Yoga retreat

A Yoga REtreat in the heart of tuscany

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

The Deets:

  • 8 Days (7 nights)
  • Start: 1. July 2023
  • End: 8. July 2023
  • In Poppi, Province Arezzo
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation practices (details below)
  • 2 Yoga-related workshops (details below)
  • Tonnes of Tuscan food and experiences (details below)
  • A focus on rest, regeneration, community and quality of life

The Villa:

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!

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation (various room options available, see below)
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation practice
    • Morning practice -90 min class of pranayama, meditation, vinyasa
    • Evening practice -90 minute class of yin/restorative, pranayama, guided meditation
    • Daily exploration of yogic philosophy principles
  • Daily Breakfast (vegan, veg and allergy options available)
  • All day access to coffee (Nespresso), tea, water, snacks, sandwiches and Italian treats in the kitchen
  • 3 Dinners (incl. wine and soft drinks)
  • 2 Yoga Workshops
    • 1 Asana workshop for challenging poses
    • 1 Subtle Body workshop – Yoga as an energetic practice
  • Access to the whole villa and its amenities 
  • Access to a yoga-book library
  • Transfer to and from Florence
  • A Tuscan welcome bag with goodies, journal, info and additional offers
  • 1 Italian cooking class (one of the dinners)
  • 2 full day excursions
    • vineyard/wine tasting tour in the regions
    • Silence and Spirituality excursion of National Park, Sanctuary of Laverna, Chiusi and more

Exclusions / options:

  • Flights and transfers to and from Florence
  • Optional additional activities or excursions (we will have an array of excursions and activities that you can book upon arrival)
  • Optional bike or scooter rental for the week
  • Additional meals and beverages not listed in the inclusions
  • Optional Yoga prop pack (includes 2 blocks, Yoga mat, cushion and strap – cost: $100 AUD)
  • Pool towel

YOUR hosts

Retreat hosts

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!

Pricing:

Main House
(BOOKED) Room 1
Price Options (AUD)
$
(BOOKED) Room 2
Price Options (AUD)
$
(BOOKED) Room 3
Price Options (AUD)
$
Room 4 (Queen Bed Only, Ensuite, Optional Extra bed)
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$4500
Shared 2ppl (price/person)
$2900
Shared 3ppl (price/person)
$2000
Room 5 (Queen Bed Only, Ensuite, Optional Extra bed)
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$4500
Shared 2ppl (price/person)
$2900
Shared 3ppl (price/person)
$2000
VITTORIA FLAT
(Queen Bed or 2 singles, full ensuite, optional Extra bed)
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$4900
Shared 2ppl (price/person)
$2990
Shared 3ppl (price/person)
$2100
ANNITA FLAT

Private entrance, kitchenette, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Mezzanine with sleeper couch, 1 full bathroom

Group Price (max 5 people) for whole flat: $7000* AUD or book individually:
*No further discounts apply
Downstairs, Queen Bed
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$3000
Shared 2ppl (price/person)
$1750
Upstairs, 2 Single Beds
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$3000
Shared 2ppl (price/person)
$1750
Mezzanine, Sleeper Couch
Price Options (AUD)
Single Occupancy
$1500

ENQUIRE NOW!

Got a Question?

Checkout our FAQs below and if you haven’t found an answer to your question – please get in touch by sending an email to

collingwood@iamthat.studio

and we will get back to you asap!

FAQ

WOOHOO! Fill out the form above or email us at collingwood@iamthat.studio. 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

  • $500 AUD non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot
  • balance due May 1st
  • 50% deposit if cancelled between May 1st and June 1st
  • Cancellations after June 1st are non-refundable
  • Full refund on government-imposed travel restrictions

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. 

Acknowledgement of Country

I Am That – Yoga | Pilates | Wellness acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this unceded land on which we practice, teach and share space and offering with you, in: Yálla-birr-ang [Collingwood]. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and future, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities, as well as to all the teachers that have passed down their wisdom and the ancient tradition of Yoga.

We are committed to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the fight for justice and real land rights and to pay the rent as a portion of our revenues.

Our luck of being able to legally live and earn on these lands is not taken for granted. We are proud to support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre with a portion of our revenues, acknowledging that safety and security are a human right.

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