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4 Days Detox Food & Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

Detoxifying Food and Yoga Retreat Italy

The program is based on teaching you how to eat and de-stress so that your body and mind can function the way they are designed to, giving you a sense of ongoing peace, joy, and vitality. The food is combined and prepared to activate the purification process, to strengthen the immune system, enrich the gut flora, lower inflammation, cleanse, and increase energy in your body. The ingredients are chosen for offering a larger variety of flavors, colors, nutrients, antioxidants, and nutrients to mineralize the body. This process will be accompanied by light flow yoga practice, breathing, and meditation, to encourage the disposal of toxins, enhance the elasticity of the body, improving the levels of energy, and calming the mind.

Meet the instructors

Valentina & Estelle
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Healthy food nutrition classes and recipe explanation with demonstrations
  • A day trip to beach with a detox doggy bag
  • Daily gluten-free nutritious meals
  • 3 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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You will be staying at the guest quarters, located in the old farm buildings and within Villa Tolomei. Inside the villa, there are nine master bedrooms which have been restored, keeping the essence of the family home with a style that combines Tuscan taste and precious antique furniture.

These spacious rooms have high ceilings and exposed beams, the living area and bathrooms have classic Italian charm. The old farm buildings have been converted into two comfortable apartments, each with a kitchen and beautiful living areas, which blend the rustic charm with modern details for simple and elegant comfort.

Each apartment has a kitchen that allows guests the intimacy of meals prepared at home, with products bought in the markets of the place and the organic vegetables from in-house garden.The tranquil garden provides hidden corners with comfortable cushions to rest in the shade of large trees, pampered by the chirping of cicadas, and the scent of jasmine in bloom.

Superior king room

The superior rooms in Villa Tolomei overlook the historical stables of the Counts or the park of the estate. The spacious newly renovated bathrooms have comfortable showers and an authentic style. This double room comes with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.

Deluxe king room

The bright and spacious deluxe rooms in Villa Tolomei, decorated in authentic style, overlook the historical park of the estate or the quiet garden dominated by the centuries-old cedar of Lebanon. The airy classic 20th century bathrooms have comfortable newly renovated showers. This spacious double room comes with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.

Deluxe king suite

The suite in Villa Tolomei is a large corner room overlooking the ancient stables of the Counts and the park of the estate. In an connecting room the private lounge provides a comfortable corner of privacy and this double room can be converted - upon request - in a twin bedroom. The newly renovated bathroom has a comfortable shower and a beautiful view. The suite features an en-suite bathroom, too.


Health coach Valentina Dolci and yoga teacher Estelle Nyabuhinja will guide you through the journey to your best health possible preparing our body and mind for the changing season.

During the autumnal equinox, while our planet, and elements of the earth are moving into new rhythms and rituals, the sun shines directly on the equator, the length of day and night is nearly equal; There’s no better time to bring in our lives more balance, to find peace and to practice self-love that requires every transition. Estelle’s generative yoga practice will significantly leave you feeling more centred and ready to embrace the change in seasons. A nice and beautiful invitation to turn toward the light within.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • 17:00 Arrivals
  • 17:30 Herbal tea, snacks, and introduction to the program
  • 18:00 Yoga flow
  • 20:30 Dinner

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • 08:15 Green tea and nuts
  • 08:30 Yoga flow
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time for activities (hikes, pool, horseback riding classes, etc.)
  • 14:00 Lunch followed by time for relaxation
  • 15:30 Food talk and cooking demonstration
  • 16.30 Break time for relaxation or other activities along with herbal tea
  • 17:30 Hatha yoga and Nidra yoga class
  • 20:30 Dinner

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • 05:45 Green tea
  • 06:00 Surya Namaskar yoga practice
  • 08:30 Breakfast followed by trip to beach (detox doggy bag and umbrellas included, transfer not included)
  • 17:45 Herbal tea and snacks
  • 18:00 Food talk
  • 19:00 Surya Namaskar yoga practice and meditation session
  • 20:30 Dinner

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • 08:15 Green tea and nuts
  • 08:30 Yoga flow
  • 10.00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check out and departures

Included excursions

A day trip to the beach is included in your retreat program. You will be provided with a detox doggy bag and umbrellas, however the transfers are not included in the cost.


Valentina Dolci
Valentina is a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Her passion is to coach people on their road to greater health with which comes greater peace, physically and mentally. She collaborates with Dr. Paolo Toniolo, a research professor, to teach mindful eating, optimal nutrition, and how people's needs have evolved, as well as nutrition for different diseases. Drawing on her skills and her culture, she works personally with her clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce lasting results. She is based in Milan, Italy.
Estelle Nyabuhinja
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Estelle is a life and corporate coach and an RYS 200 Hatha yoga teacher. She has a background in communications and development studies and social work. Her approach to yoga honors the desire of individual self-study with the aspiration of improving relations with the common unity that people get in contact with. She dedicated herself to the practice since discovering the many benefits in 2000, when living and working in Bruxelles and travelling throughout Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia.


This retreat will take place at La Pescaia Resort, Maremma. This historic Tolomei family estate is an ancient pearl of Tuscany. The property is surrounded by century-old olive trees, pristine forests, and hidden paths for lovers of trekking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

The region offers a mixture of ancient civilizations, enduring local traditions, lush landscapes, and numerous nature reserves. Each visit to the Maremma is a new experience with new discoveries.

There are long stretches of fully equipped beaches of fine sand accompanied by lush pine forests, tiny coves with sweet sounding names and crystal-clear water, deserted beaches against natural havens, uncontaminated islands in an enchanted sea, villages, and castles that are austere and festive at the same time, gentle landscapes brimming with history and natural wonders.

You will have 150 hectares of resort land to explore and you can rest in the shade of large olive tree on top of hills or sit next to an ancient thousand year old Etruscan tomb. Right before your eyes is the magnificent view of the Maremma plains designed by immense golden fields, dark rows of cypress trees, and umbrella pines.

All around on top of the high hills of the forest, old towns with typical Tuscan architecture sit as the guardians of these places, and are suspended in time! Not far from the sea and the wild beaches of the Tuscan coast, you can find the Maremma National Park and dozens of tiny villages with charming squares full of history and ancient architecture.

Less than an hour away, you will find several golf courses, interesting archaeological sites, spas, excellent restaurants, and many wineries.


You will be served three daily nutritious meals along with snacks, and tea during the program. The food is combined and prepared to activate the purification process, to strengthen the immune system, enrich the gut flora, lower inflammation, cleanse, and increase energy in your body. The ingredients are chosen for offering a larger variety of flavors, colors, nutrients, antioxidants, and nutrients to mineralize the body.

Ingredients will be organic or freshly picked from the garden. Simple carbohydrates and sugars, gluten, and dairy products will be cut off at this time. Valentina will teach the principals of healthy nutrition, explain, and provide you with the recipes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a game of golf
  • Explore the village of Bagno Vignoni
  • Explore Vie Cave Etruschie
  • Go Kitesurfing
  • Take a tour of Massa Marittima
  • Visit abbey of San Galgano
  • Visit Le Mortelle winery
  • Visit Parco Dell 'Uccellina
  • Visit Rocca Di Frassinello ­Renzo Piano
  • Visit Sovana
  • Visit Terme Di Saturnia
  • Visit the village of Montalcino
  • Visit the village of Pitigliano
  • Visit the village of Talamone

What's included

  • 3 daily gluten free nutritious meals with tea, and snacks
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • A day trip to beach with detox doggy bag
  • Daily breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Daily meditation session
  • Daily yoga practice
  • Healthy food nutrition classes
  • Recipe explanation with demonstration by Valentina

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional activities
  • Any other meal or drinks
  • Beach transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Driving directions from Siena

On the SP 157 of Roccastrada, Pescaia is on your left, one kilometer after the village of Sticciano Scalo.

Driving directions from Aurelia, Grosseto , Pisa, or Livorno

Exit Braccagni and follow to Roccastrada on the SP 157, Pescaia will be at five kilometers on your right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA), Fiumicino Airport (FCO), or Peretola Airport (FLR). You will need to take a train to Grosseto railway station, from the airport. Please contact organizers for a private taxi to pick you up from the railway station.

Arrival by train

The nearest train stations to the venue are Sticciano Scalo railway station with regional connection between Grosseto and Siena, Montepescali railway station with intercity and regional trains to and from Rome and Livorno, and Grosseto railway station with Frecciabianca trains, intercity, and regional trains with regional, and national connections.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.
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