Rina United Kingdom
This was my first ever yoga retreat and it's completely surpassed my expectations. The retreat created a perfect balance between a health and wellbeing retreat and a fantastic holiday. Highlights include the incredible authentic tuscan food, wine tasting overlooking the countryside and meeting new and likeminded people that I've created friendships with. I came back having a real feel for Italian culture and feeling uplifted and inspired. A huge smile comes across my face just thinking about it. I've been recommending it to all my friends!
Madeleine McCarthy Ireland
I would have to give Nadia a 10 for location, food, company and yoga. We all felt like guests in her home and as if she really wanted to give us the joy of yoga. I will definitely go back
Sarah United Kingdom
From start to finish this was one of The best yoga holidays I have been on ,the scenery was incredible along with the backdrop of the beautiful Tuscan hills it was amazing. trips to Luca,Pisa and Florence were fantastic and not forgetting the wine tasting along with visiting the Buddhist monastery.
The yoga And meditation was brilliant and there is lots of added bonuses which the teacher brings from her teachings from India which were capitavating
I would highly recommend this yoga holiday as there is a great balance of yoga/days out as well relaxing with holistic treatments available the food and wine are fantastic and meal times are lovely gatherings
with lots of great and interesting people I hope to be returning very soon thanks Nadia i,xx
Jessica G. United Kingdom
Magical week that exceeded all expectations.... Definitely the good life.
I have just returned from a fantastic week in Tuscany. The location is absolutely breath taking and amazing and is full set up to have the most relaxing week. The pool is beautiful and there is even a little shaded area set back with hammocks swinging from the trees.
Nadia is a great host and you genuinely feel like you are guests in her home for the week. The food is incredible and made with such love, everything we ate was completely amazing.
The wine from the local Vin Yard that we also visited one evening was really lovely and I can't wait to have some shipped over to me soon.
Every morning started with two hours of yoga and breath work which was such a lovely and incredible way to start the day. Especially as the views from The Shala were so beautiful and the air so fresh. Nadia is a really great yoga teacher and you can't help but let her passion rub off on you.
All in all I couldn't recommend this retreat enough. It has the perfect balance of everything and really is La Dolce Vita.
Natallia New York
Nadia Moon Yoga
A breathtaking location, beautiful people, knowledgeable yoga instructor (Nadia), inspiring yoga, pranayama and meditation sessions, relaxing massages, delicious food and comfortable accommodations, exciting wine tasting tour and trips to Pisa, Lucca and Florence. A great way to relax, recharge and explore the Tuscany! Very recommended.
Nadia Moon Yoga
This summer I went to the yoga retreat from Nadia Moon in Tuscany. She was an excellent teacher with a lot off patience and she could bring me in a smooth way much further and more relaxed in the yoga postures. I'm happy because I can do it now also myself. The yoga week was a perfect balance between excellent yoga classes, very good and with love cooked vegetarian meals, the enjoy of wine and culture and all this with a beautiful view on the landscape. Included was also the best fullbody massage I ever had! I also enjoyed the trips to Lucca, Pisa and Florence, specially because off our friendly and gallant driver;-) I could forget my job at home completely and lost all stress.
About the bed and breakfast il Canneto di Pomaia; a perfect paradise. I had a nice singleroom with a big bed and lovely cosy furniture. The house had thick walls and the windows good shutters and insect screens so the room stayed nice cool and the windows good stay open in the night without any insects. I did't wake up at night once...I do at home.
Even with a group you can always find a nice quiet place to sit and enjoy the view. Also the swimmingpool is big enough and has all the things to make a sunbath luxery.
A perfect stay and I really like to come back!
Alex Mukosi United Kingdom
Nadia Moon Yoga
This retreat experience has been one of my favourites. Super healthy delicious food, lots of activities and the magnificent Tuscan hills are a perfect backdrop. Nadia's teachings are deeply nurturing,cleansing and balancing. Her style has a wonderful flow, her energy is infectious. You can't help but leave this place somewhat wiser and more humble. Great location, fantastic yoga. Highly recommend!
Nadia Moon Yoga
My fourth yoga retreat and possibly the best yet...perfect mix of yoga, meditation, culture, massage, amazing food, wine, dancing....faultless. I have come home feeling like a new person, batteries fully charged and can't wait to book again :)
Nicky Chapman United Kingdom
Nadia Moon Yoga
I have just returned from a week in paradise...my 5th yoga retreat (and second with Nadia which tells you something), and I think this might have become my new favourite. Beautiful place- converted farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside with a lovely pool. Out of this world vegetarian food using local fresh ingredients. Amazing group of like minded people to spend the week with. And brilliant yoga tuition from Nadia, plus meditation in the evenings. All this plus two of the best massages I've ever had and day trips to the beautiful Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Perfection
Anna Morris United Kingdom
Nadia Moon Yoga
I think this might be one of the best holidays I have ever had (and I've had a lot!). Amazing food, company, setting, teaching, wine, excursions - this is a true gem. A family run farmhouse makes it extra special and intimate, with care, love and attention going into every aspect of the stay.
I stumbled across this heavenly retreat by accident while searching yoga retreats. I wanted to travel alone, meet like-minded people. get more confident at Yoga, learn to meditate (having given up many times!) and experience the beauty and culture of Tuscany. That's a lot to ask in a holiday but all of it exceeded my expectations.
LOCATION: An incredible spot in the middle of the rolling Tuscan countryside, about an hour South of Pisa. Panoramic views, stunning sunsets, clear skies with hundreds of stars. Hammocks, a lovely swimming pool, tennis courts, lots of places to relax and have privacy. A perfect place for peace and contemplation. Silence and nature all around.
Yoga and meditation takes place at a purpose built Yoga Shala outside with incredible views, a gentle breeze and nice finishing touches.
ACCOMMODATION: A lovely farmhouse divided into apartments. I had a lovely apartment with a kitchen (coffee/tea provided), a double bedroom and my own bathroom. I chose not to share but that option is available and the twin rooms are great. Only one other person was in my apartment and every day it was tidied/cleaned and nothing ever ran low!
Outside the apartment was a little table with chairs and sunbeds. Nets on the windows to keep out flies/mosquitoes and shutters to keep the light out if you like a dark room. No air con but not needed as a gentle breeze all around.
FOOD: Well this was one of the best bits! The love, care and attention that went into the menu everyday was just outstanding. THE best food I’ve ever had. This is not a detox holiday -it's a chance to appreciate and experience Tuscan cuisine at its best. Vegetarian food all made onsite with fresh local produce by a brilliant and lovely Chef.
Breakfast was fruit picked from the trees, cereals, yoghurt, biscuits, homemade jam, coffee, tea, juice. Lunch was salad, olives, a different homemade past each day (the best tomato sauce, pesto, gnocchi I've EVER had), homemade bread. Dinner - homemade soup (Tuscan bean, chickpea, carrot etc.), cheeses, homemade bread, frittatas, flans, quiches and the BEST Tiramisu ever tasted! Local Chianti, a homemade Limoncello one night.
Prosecco and Pizza from the wood fired outside oven on the final night was one particular highlight. All eaten outside under the sun or stars.
TRAVEL: I got a flight with BA from Gatwick to Pisa airport (and returned to Stanstead via Ryan Air). Good prices. Transfers from Pisa airport included- the driver was waiting for me on arrival (my luggage didn't arrive but this was all dealt with so nicely with someone picking up my bag later on in the day for me!). 1 hour lovely drive.
DAILY SCHEDULE: This was perfectly balanced. 9am Yoga (I got up at 8am to read, write in my journal and enjoy the peace). Yoga until 10.30am. After Yoga breakfast was ready to eat outside. Free time until 1.30pm (I spent it lying on hammocks or by the pool reading)!. Beautiful lunch at 1.30pm, free time until 6pm (unless there was an excursion) and meditation at 6pm until 7.30pm. Dinner at 8pm. We usually chatted a little longer after dinner and people either went to bed, sat under the stars etc.
EXCURSIONS: were all very well chosen and timed. Florence was about 1 hr 20 min nice drive away and we had about 5 hours there. Some of us went off and had a nice leisurely lunch (pizza!) and then I went off and walked around. Some booked ahead to the galleries (recommended) but you need a few hours. Pisa and Lucca were done in an afternoon (the latter is a walled city and very special). I went to the beach in the afternoon on the final day (optional). Wine Tasting at the local vineyard was my favourite night. It wasn’t rushed, just a leisurely walk around the vineyards with a great step by step explanation from the lady at the Vineyard. We sat for hours on a table overlooking the sunset trying the white, rose and red wines. We all brought some too!
The retreat includes a 1.5 hour oil massage which is done outside on the Yoga Shala in a private curtained off area. The masseuse Simone was incredible. You could have extra ones in the week for a good price.
YOGA/MEDITATION AND THE TEACHER: Nadia is an incredible teacher. She takes the time to explain why you are doing what you are doing! I’ve never had that in a yoga before – I’ve never understood why I am breathing a certain way (and how to do it correctly and why it helps). Understanding it is the first part, and then the practice makes more sense and becomes easier.
I'm not a regular to Yoga but this is for ALL Levels so you can stretch yourself as far as you want. There is NO pressure at all in the classes. By the end of the week I was much stronger, better at balancing and pushed myself a little further.
I struggled with the meditation at first as I am awful at sitting still (and my mind races a lot). Again, Nadia guides you through it so it becomes easier. On day 1 I was fidgety and my mind was racing, my legs kept getting numb. By the end of the week I was amazed at how long I could sit still and how still my mind was. Since I’ve been back I’ve done a little every day and it’s been so much easier.
Whatever level you are at with yoga/meditation this is a perfect retreat to learn, improve and pick up some spiritual guidance. We did a new moon gratitude ceremony which was lovely, everyone on the retreat was kind, like-minded and fun. All of us had arrived alone but left as friends and will stay in touch.
I cannot recommend this enough. Especially if you live in a city (like I do) and have a busy life and a busy mind. A week of good company, good food, a peaceful setting, immersion into Italian and Tuscan culture, nice wine, interesting excursions, yoga, meditation and spiritual guidance will really help sort out your head, your heart and your body!
Simone Tagliabue Italy
Nadia Moon Yoga
Expect a magical yoga week full of relaxation, amazing people, meditation, inspirational vinyasa flow yoga, culture, gorgeous massages, sunshine, sunbathing by the pool, dancing, releasing, laughing, out of the world food, delicious wine & stunning location…this is La Dolce Vita…a celebration of life.
Lucy Y. United Kingdom
July 2016, Nadia Moon Yoga
I spent an amazing week here on the first yoga retreat run by Nadia who is an inspirational yoga teacher. The setting is truly beautiful, superb home cooked vegetarian meals from with many fantastic surprises. As well as yoga and meditation there were lovely treats - wine tasting, expert massage, trips to Florence, Pisa and Lucca ending with a sunset pizza and prosecco night prepared in their own pizza oven. In between there was sun, swimming, hammocks, stunning sunsets....We felt so welcome and loved by Nadia and her family. I can't wait to go back.
Jo K. United Kingdom
July 2016, Nadia Moon Yoga
I spent a week at Canneto Pomaia in June on a Dolce Vita Yoga and Wine Retreat. It was an amazing week with an amazing yoga teacher, Nadia Moon. The setting was unbelievably beautiful, the yoga both spiritually and physically nourishing. The hospitality, the homemade food, the accommodation were all outstanding. I would recommend without hesitation and will be returning again for another retreat.
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