2019 ITALY YOGA + TREKKING RETREAT
Lucca + Cinque Terre
w/ Micheline Berry and Julie Devi Hale
Sat, September 21 – Sat, September 28 . 2019
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Imagine practicing yoga, trekking and eating farm-to-table delights surrounded as far as the eye can see by budding sunflower fields, olive orchards, vineyards, cliff-side villages and the crystalline blue waters of the Mediterranean. Italians call this La Vita Dolce ‘The Sweet Life’. We’ll call it home for an outrageous week in springtime Italy. Join us!
In addition to nurturing daily yoga, meditation and journaling practices with Micheline and Julie, you will explore the local culture of the walled Tuscan city Lucca, trek in the hills above and frolic in the sea below Cinque Terre’s iconic cliff-side villages, rejuvenate in Etruscan mineral hot springs (the remedy for just about anything), and feast on Tuscan gastronomia & Lucchesi wines. We have designed this soul restoring “yoga meets culture” boutique retreat to experience off-the-beaten-track Tuscan gems through meaningful contact with Italian locals.
ABOUT VILLA DANIELLA: Villa Daniela is a sumptuous eleven bedroom air conditioned luxury Villa located only seven Kilometers from the fabulous walled city of Lucca. This historic and newly renovated 15th Century regal estate has absolutely everything one could wish for – including spectacular Italian gardens, luminous and spacious rooms, marvelous frescoes, a huge professional kitchen, and a brilliant pool.
Like many Italian villas, Villa Daniela has a remarkable history. Built originally in the 15th century as a summer home by a noble Luchese family, it remained in the same family until the 19th century when it was given to an order of monks left homeless when Napoleon seized all church property in the region. The monks added a secondary school that was attached to the villa. The current owners bought the property and spent the past 14 years restoring it to its original beauty, including hiring their own “Michelangelo” to restore the beautiful frescoes!
One of the gems of Villa Daniela is the partnership with Chef Valentino, one of the most dynamic and creative young chefs in Italy and his fantastic partner Larisa, a tremendous sommelier. Together they direct the Villa Daniela Tuscan Cooking School. To eat a meal prepared by Valentino is like going to a Michelin 3 star restaurant without the stuffiness.
2nd Floor Rooms:
(( SOLD OUT )) 1 Standard bedroom with queen sized beds (or two twins) and en suite bathroom with a shower.
(( ONLY 3 LEFT )) 5 Deluxe one bedroom Suites each with foyer, living room with sofa, staircase leading to loft bedroom with armoire and writing table, 2 ensuite bathrooms, and a large wardrobe with a safe. Each suite is elegantly furnished and decorated with individually hand-painted frescoes on the ceilings. All the rooms have their own individual thermostats to control the air conditioning or heat.
(( 1 LEFT )) 2 Standard bedroom with a king sized bed (or two twins) with an ensuite bathroom with both a shower and bathtub.
2 Standard bedrooms with double beds, each overlooking gardens, shared bathroom between bedrooms.
((SOLD OUT)) 1 Deluxe one bedroom Suite overlooking the formal gardens. In this suite there is a formal study, a bedroom with a king sized bed, an en suite bathroom with a shower.
RETREAT FEE INCLUDES
LUCCA VILLA + GASTRONOMIA
All Accommodations and Tuscan Gastronomia + 3 meals/day (except for 4 meals during excursions)
YOGA + CREATIVITY JOURNEYS
1-2 Yoga Classes & Meditations daily with Micheline Berry & Julie Devi Hale Creative Journaling with Julie Devi Hale
Entrance to Etruscan Hot Springs & Grotto Spa
Tickets to Puccini Opera in Lucca (Puccini’s birthplace)
CINQUE TERRE TREKKING ALONG THE MEDITERRANEAN
2 different trekking days, including your Cinque Terre national park & train pass
Villa Shuttle on May 11th and May 18th from/to Lucca Train Station respectively All ground transportation from/to villa during excursions
A significant portion of retreat proceeds helps fund our social purpose partner WingsOfRescue.org who has flown 31,000+ animals to safety and new homes from natural disasters, kill shelters and abusive situations. In Italy, Wings of Rescues partners with local Italian sanctuaries to rescue donkeys and goats.
DEPOSIT: $500 to hold space (applied to total)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: If Paid in Full by May 21st 2019
Standard Double Accommodation $1850per person (sharing room with 1 other person)
Deluxe Accommodation $2250per person (sharing room with 1 other person)
Standard Private Single Accommodation $2850per person (1 person in own room)
Deluxe Private Single Accommodation $3450per person (1 person in own room)
REGULAR REGISTRATION: If Paid in Full by July 21st 2019
Standard Double Accommodation $2250per person (sharing room with 1 other person)
Deluxe Double Accommodation $2450per person (sharing room with 1 other person)
Standard Private Accommodation $3450per person (1 person in own room)
Deluxe Private Single Accommodation $3850per person (1 person in own room)
After July 21st 2019 $100 late fee applies.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT INVESTMENT
International airfare to/from Italy
2 Lunches during Cinque Terre Trekking Excursions 1 Dinner during Lucca Opera Excursion
1 Lunch during Terme Excursion
Wine / Alcohol
DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS
Deposits are non-refundable.
If you cancel at least 2 months prior (July 21, 2019) to the retreat start date, your deposit can be applied towards any future retreats produced by Micheline Berry (this does not include Esalen Retreats) and the remaining balance will be refunded to you.
If you cancel at least 6 weeks prior (August 10, 2019) to the retreat start date, your balance, minus the deposit, can be transferred to another Micheline Berry retreat (this does not include Esalen Retreats)
Cancellations less than 1 month prior (August 24, 2019) to the retreat start date are non-refundable and non- transferable unless you replace yourself on the retreat with someone not already registered.