Study Yoga with Jerry & Explore Tuscany

Tentative Dates: June 6 – 13, 2020
Reserve a room

Enjoy a week-long getaway in a beautiful, private farmhouse in the Tuscan hills.

The farmhouse is a quiet retreat in the countryside of Tuscany. It’s close to many beautiful towns that are easily accessible for day trips by car or train.

All levels welcome.

Summer is the time to go out on a limb, push your boundaries, and explore new places both within and without. This retreat will be boundary-pushing not only for the destination but also for the yoga and the journey. Yoga sequences will be light and joyful at times and offer a chance for a deeper, challenging practice.

Bolgheri

Your new favorite wine region!

Lucignano

A quaint medieval walled-city, that leaves many ready to make it their new home.
Cera Una Volta – Once Upon A Dream – a gelateria made by an Italian who attended college in Texas!
10-minutes from the farmhouse.

Hot springs

Bagni San Filippo is one of the many hot springs you can visit in Tuscany.

Montalcino

A 1-hour drive will take you to the lovely town of Montalcino. An amazing wine region, and a beautiful town worth visiting.

Pienza

Some of the best views of the Val d’Orcia can be seen from the town of Pienza (an ideal town), one of the most picturesque regions of Tuscany. It’s a 45-minute drive from the farmhouse, and has the best gelato maker around!

Montepulciano

Where magically it feels as though every turn you take is uphill
Etruscan master goldsmith
Million dollar alleyways
Shop til ya drop

Arezzo

Life is beautiful
Hidden gem
Handmade books and restoration
Arighen Ramen Bar

Thermal springs, sightseeing, artisan foods, coffee, handmade goods, hilltop towns, beaches…

Tuscany has an amazing selection of things to do, see, eat & drink.

We would love to share some of our favorite towns and guide you to finding your own experiences in the area.

Thermal baths 10 mins from the farmhouse:
Antica Querciolaia
Terme San Giovanni

Enjoy Tuscan Food and Wine

And most importantly, gelato.

All Meals Included – Traditional Tuscan and Sicilian fare?

Food is prepared by the owner/chef, Giancarlo, who is an AMAZING cook. Some of the best Italian food we’ve had. Meals include traditional recipes from Tuscany and Sicily, seafood, pasta, salads, veggies, and more. Meals are served family style, and there’s always plenty for seconds! Locally grown wine included in the workshop price, too!

Eating out is always an option, and we do sometimes choose to eat in the town we are visiting that day.

*Special diets can be accommodated including vegetarian, gluten free, allergen free, etc. Please alert us of any dietary needs when you register.

What's Included?

7 nights in a traditional Italian farmhouse
Daily yoga (appx 20 hours total)
Time off each day to relax and explore Tuscany
All meals: full lunch and dinner (breakfast is light: coffee, tea, fresh fruits, cereals, breads, etc.)
*You are free to eat lunch or dinner out if you please.

Cost

Room with shared bathrooms down the hall
$1480 per person (2 people per room, one room can fit 3 people if you’re traveling as a group of 3)
$1880 per person for private room (no roommate)

Room with private bathroom connected to room
$1680 per person (2 people in per room)
$2180 per person for private room (no roommate)

YoNo – 1 person attends yoga, 1 person does not
$2380 per couple (bathroom down the hall)
$2880 per couple (private bathroom attached)

Camping 
Bathroom and shower facilities provided
$1180 per person (BYOTent)

Workshop & Meals (sleep offsite)
There are many agriturismo hotels & Airbnbs nearby  
$980 per person

Earlybird Discounts

Bird of paradise
receive 20% off if paid in full by Dec 1, 2019
If you pay by credit or debit card use Discount code: TUSCANY

Winter bird
receive 10% off if paid in full by Feb 1, 2020
If you pay by credit or debit card use Discount code: PECORINO

A deposit of $400 will reserve your room.

Then you can make incremental payments until the full amount has been paid.
Payment should be made in full by April 1, 2020.

As there is limited space, room selection is honored by receipt of payment date.

Payment can be made by

  • check, cash, wire transfer
  • credit card (links below)
  • PayPal to thirdiyoga@gmail.com (use the “send to friend” option from a bank account to avoid incurring a fee)
  • Venmo to Octavio-Balderas

Payment Plan

Set up a monthly payment plan to pay off your spot by April 1, 2020.

Example plans:
$148/month for 10 months gets you a spot in a double occupancy room.
$185/month for 8 months gets you a spot in a double occupancy room.

Cancellation

We hope you won’t have to, but if you need to cancel for any reason…

  • you will receive your payment minus $700 if you cancel by April 1, 2020. **If a suitable replacement can be found, you will receive your full payment minus $175 administration fee.

Pay by credit or debit card (3% transaction fee added)

How to get there.

The farmhouse is between Rapolano Terme and Sinalunga in the province of Siena.

Airports

The nearest airports are:
Florence (Peretola)
Pisa (Galileo Galilei Aeroporto)
Rome (Fiumicino Aeroporto)

Rent a Car

Highly recommended to rent a car to see nearby towns, thermal pools, and road side sunflowers!

Centro Montauto is 10 km west from the intersection of Autostrada A1 (E35) and Raccordo Siena-Bettolle.

Train

The Sinalunga station is the nearest to the farmhouse.
This can be accessed by the national railroad via Siena or Chiusi, or by the regional train via Arezzo. From the train station, we can help you arrange to take a group van for a small cost, or you can take a taxi on your own.

Our favorite things to do nearby…

Montepulciano

A beautiful town to walk around and shop for Italian made artisan goods.

Arezzo

Amazing antiques market on the first Sunday of each month, so you have a chance to experience this on your first full day. Also, the movie Life is Beautiful was filmed here.

The Beach

About 1.5 hours by car is a beautiful beach called Marina di Alberese in the Parco Regionale della Maremma.

Amazing Coffee!

Loscuro is a great café near the farmhouse. They roast their coffee and make pastries in house.

Lucignano

A medieval walled town 10 minutes from the farmhouse. The BEST gelato we’ve ever had is in the town.

Cortona

Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed here, and it’s definitely worth a visit!

Montalcino

Italian wine at it’s best. The vineyards in Montalcino produce some of the tastiest wines around. The town itself is a gem on top of a mountain, and there are tons of wineries to visit in the area.

Assisi

Wonderful hill town in Umbria with the famous Basilica of Saint Francis d’Assisi.

Siena

Busy town with fun shopping and beautiful churches.

Etruscan Treasures

Lots of really interesting Etruscan tombs and artifacts around Tuscany. Top 5 Etruscan Museums in Tuscany

Thermal Pools

There are two great thermal baths 10 minutes from the farmhouse to experience hot sulphur pools. Great skin treatment, and super relaxing after yoga.

Terme San Giovanni: The mineral waters flow from the source at a temperature of 39° C. The natural elements that they contain are mainly composed of sulphur and calcium bicarbonate. Combined with the high temperatures of the spa water, these two components provide healing properties that are particularly effective in treating skin problems, as well as the motor and respiratory systems.

Terme Antica Querciolaia: Calcium-bicarbonate waters with a crystalline transparency and a slightly salty taste, rich in mineral salts released by the rocks along their deep waterways. Temperatures of the usable thermal springs vary from 22° – 40° celcius.

Wild hot springs: Beautiful natural hot springs that are free to access.