Imagine a magical yoga week... full of relaxation, amazing like-minded people, inspirational and empowering Vinyasa flow yoga asana classes, heart opening moon ceremony, incredible massages, meditation, sunbathing by the pool, unforgettable wine tasting experience at a local winery, dancing, releasing, laughing, out of the world healthy Italian food, delicious wine, and a stunning location, surrounded by magnificent Tuscan hills and vineyards... This is already happening. This is La Dolce Vita Yoga…a celebration of happiness and health.
You will stay in luxurious bedrooms in an authentic tuscan style villa. il Canneto di Pomaia is made of three ground floor apartments each including Wi-Fi, LCD TV with satellite channels, beddings and linens, insect screens on all windows, private outdoor seating area, centralised heating and a gazebo parking spot. Upon request, a crib for small children can be provided.
All apartments share the following outdoor facilities: wood oven and barbeque, tennis and football pitch, swimming pool, table tennis, bocce pitch, and private parking. All rooms are double occupancy with shared hallway bathroom, shared in between two rooms.
Guests have the option of a twin or shared double bed. If you come with someone and want to share a bed or a room with them please note when registering. If you come in a group of four and want to share the same apartment and bathroom please also note when registering. There are also limited single rooms with private bathroom and single rooms with shared bathroom. Please contact for availability.
The goal of this retreat is to leave you inspired, well fed, physically renewed, happier, and more in touch with nature and your inner being. This is why the retreat is designed for you to experience and explore a lot, allowing at the same time plenty of free time to relax and enjoy “Il Dolce Far Niente” (the sweetness of doing nothing) or explore on your own.
Nadia's classes are enriching in spirit, body and mind, allowing the former to prevail over the latter. Her Vinyasa Flow yoga asana style is mindful, creative, uplifting and energizing. Offering some demonstrations, hands on assisting and plenty of variations to suit any level, all with a light hearted manner. You'll leave her class feeling nurtured, uplifted, re-energized and more deeply aware of your own inner peace.
Included in the price of this retreat are four fantastic trips that will allow you to take in the sights and experience the tuscan lifestyle. Find the excursions listed below:
il Canneto di Pomaia is a traditional Tuscan style villa surrounded by green stretches and magnificent views of rolling hills, which fosters a unique sense of relaxation. Away from the traffic and the chaos, il Canneto di Pomaia is a place to reinvigorate your mind, body, and soul. They offer a private pool and tennis court, which also doubles as a 5-a-side football pitch. The tranquil surroundings provide an ideal respite from the surrounding cities.
il Canneto di Pomaia's prime location places it in the cultural center of Tuscany, with many beautiful spots full of culture, history, architecture, and art. Nearby cities include the ancient city of Lucca, with its intact renaissance-era city walls, the lovely medieval city of Siena, with its world famous central piazza, Il Campo (featured in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace), Pisa and it's leaning tower, and Firenze, the cradle of the renaissance full of museums, palaces, and churches filled with some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world.
Despite being near some of the most famous Italian cities, the village of Pomaia itself has a very unique charm. Pomaia belongs to the municipality of Santa Luce and is one of the most picturesque places in the province of Pisa. It is also home to the largest Tibetan Buddhist centre in the western world: "The Lama Tzong Khapa Monastere" which offers classes and courses that are open to the public on the weekends throughout the year. It has also been the home of the holy Dalai Lama for some time. Also, the lake of Santa Luce and many seaside Etruscan villages are both less than a 25 minute drive from il Canneto di Pomaia.
The price of this retreat includes three daily vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner(except excursion days). From the farm to the table, healthy, tasty, and organic are the keywords for the delicious vegetarian meals made by the talented local cook.
As you are in Tuscany, you will indulge in local cheeses, pasta, breads, wines, and other delights, so although the menu is not a strict cleanse, it does offer plenty of vegetables, seeds, legumes, salad, quinoa, fresh fruit, and yogurt. Organic wine, extra virgin olive oil, and honey are produced in the surrounding agricultural area, near il Canneto and it’s served during your retreat.
Fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, homemade bread, homemade cakes, and homemade jams (from the villa trees).
Salads, homemade bread, vegetables (chef's surprises), three choices of pastas, fresh fruit, and dessert.
Salads, homemade bread, vegetables (chef's surprises), cheeses, and local organic wine (from the adjacent vineyard).
Aside from the included excursions and activities, you can take advantage of the villa's amenities like the outdoor swimming pool, football and tennis court, ping pong table, bowling green, hammocks, and the authentic wood-fired oven.
Optional activities are also available for an extra cost and include:
Luxurious spas are available with over eight treatments to chose from:
The ancient discipline of traditional Thai massage, developed in India, spread in Thailand in the third century AC by the Buddhist monks and it was practiced until our days to realize mental qualities like awareness, lovingness and equanimity, obtained through Vipassana meditation.
Thai yoga massage is developed in a flowing and harmonic way, with pressures on the energy lines on the body and with soft movements of stretching (passive yoga asana). It’s called "The Sacred Dance" through which the energy can start again to flow, to unblock energy stagnation, and provide body and emotional wellness.
It is helpful for obtaining deep relaxation, tissue flexibility, good blood and lymphatic circulation, detoxfying the cells, lining up the posture, and balancing the energy channels.
The Thai yoga massage is performed on the floor on a mat, in a deep hearing and awareness of the breathe and the heart with a conscious Divine presence.
This massage is like a dance. Without ever interrupting the contact with the person, hands are used gently and work together with the whole body, without any pressure and physical strength, so that the positive energy can be transferred and flows during the hand massage.
It works on three levels: physical: purifies, promotes blood and lymph circulation, improves the detoxifying function, improves muscle tone, appearance and posture and stretches tissues; psychic: it’s relaxing, helps feeling aware and self confident about ourselves and the others; energetic: unblocks energy channels, revitalizes mind and body.
Other than to obtain a deep physical and mental relaxation, this is a special massage to tone up the muscles before or after intense physical activities or simply to verve to the strips of muscles. As a result we have the “body-shaping” because all of the tissues receive benefits, while setting and getting up a new beauty.
This massage integrates several western and eastern manipulation techniques, including finger pressure, friction, kneading massage, pulling massage and delimitation. All of them promote well-being of muscles, joints and bands of connective tissue. It is adapt to dissolve the physical affection caused by muscle pain or energy stagnation, and reactivate the own vitality, bringing a pleasant sensation of lightness and physical/energetic well-being.
This massage on the back and neck can be a solution to solve tensions caused by bad posture, backache, headache or simply resolving and relaxing all musculature starting from the base of spinal column and arriving to the nape. The benefit is a deeper relaxation and a renewed physical flexibility.
It is one of the most popular western massage therapy. It was created by doc. Emil Vodder in the 1932 for the treatment of lymphatic system disorders. It brings a good variety of benefits.
Lymph drainage is particularly useful in case of edema, water retention, cellulite, lymphatic congestion caused by surgery (ex. Liposuction, mastectomy) and can be applied on clients who suffer from a sluggish immune system. It improves the microcirculation of blood and it’s regenerating, healing and relaxing.
It consists of a gentle, slow and soft manual massage, for the whole body or just the face and it is responsible for moving toxins away, stimulates lymph vessels and reduces the level of stress in a pleasant and relaxing way.
The Metamorphic Technique is a revolutionary way of looking at life and bringing about positive change to it. It can help to release the energy and remove blockages and fears.
All our physical, mental and emotional behavior are activated during the gestation period: the spine reflexology points located in feet, hands and head are recognized when performing massage and the formative period is brought back through these areas.
Through this work the essential life force of the patient releases the energies that were impeded during the prenatal period and setting free the healing processes of the mind body and spirit. This technique does not have the intention to heal any particular symptoms, but it’s about realising deep energy blocks. It helps to bring about positive changes to clients life.
It is a gentle and soothing massage of feet, hands and head, giving peaceful and relaxing moments.
It is an oriental practice useful to rebalance the body energy system.
The word Reiki represents the union between the Supreme power (rei) and the life force energy (ki) of each creature. During a Reiki treatment, the hands are placed on various points of the body for few minutes to restore the smooth flow of energy throughout the body.
Reiki is used to help in the same time on the mental, physical and spiritual levels of being.
It is useful to promote relaxation, well-being and it also helps expanding your awareness and self confidence.
Flights should be booked to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Please aim to arrive by 11:30 a.m. at Pisa International Airport (PSA) to enjoy the first meal/ lunch served at 1:30 p.m.
The closest train station is Cecina.