Retreat Location: Locanda Cugnanello (Località Cugnanello SNC IT-53030 Radicondoli)
Website: http://cugnanello.com/Locanda Cugnanello is an 800 year-old villa located in the heart of Tuscany managed by Alex and Marion since 2016. Locanda Cugnanello has hosted more than 50 yoga retreats and enjoys welcoming guests from all over the world. The historic estate is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills while the villa itself has been refurbished and updated with modern amenities, while keeping its historic charm. Locanda Cugnanello is the perfect location for a retreat from the busyness of daily life to relax and immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Italian countryside.
About your Instructors:
Natalie Weinstein (RYT) completed her 200-hour yoga certification from the Maui Yoga and Dance Shala (RYS) and started teaching in the Washington, DC area. With over 200 hours of teaching experience, Natalie has enjoyed sharing her practice at numerous studios and gyms in the Washington, DC area as well as leading classes at a local winery, the World Bank, and the National Zoo, just to name a few! As a dedicated yogini for more than a decade, Natalie keeps returning to the mat as a way to stay centered and grounded, regardless of life’s twists and turns. Natalie believes yoga should be accessible to everybody and her classes are tailored to accommodate students' needs and level. You can expect her classes to be intentional, powerful, creative, and uplifting, with lots of modifications and a focus on alignment. For more information about Natalie’s, please visit her website: https://injoyyogadc.com/.
Kellie Martin has been leading top-rated wine educations since 2013. She is a Certified Sommelier (CS), a Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW) and a Certified Specialist in Spirits (CSS). Taking a beautifully complex topic like wine and making it easily understandable and enjoyable is her passion. She has created luxury-tier wine experiences for wineries such as Duckhorn Vineyards, William Hill Estate, and MacMurray Ranch. She believes one of the most important things in today’s busy world is to take the time to slow down and enjoy a beautiful bottle of wine with friends over good conversation. You can expect to have your knowledge and enjoyment of wine transformed in such a way that lasts long after your return from Italy.
What’s Included: To make your yoga and wine retreat simple and stress free, the price of the retreat covers:
Double occupancy accommodations
Inquire for single occupancy and the luxury room upgrade options
Three meals per day
Daily yoga classes and meditation
Yoga mats, straps, blocks and blankets are available
Wine tastings and wine educations
With wine at lunch and dinner, in addition to the wine tastings
Two day-long wine tasting excursions to Siena and San Gimignano
Transportation to and from the Florence airport
All activities are optional.
What’s Not Included:
Additional alcohol (Wine at lunch and dinner & wine tastings are included)
Accommodations: Locanda Cugnanello has room for up to 25 guests in shared accommodations. Each room is equipped with a bathroom, a TV, free WiFi and a small desk. All linens and sheets are provided. Guests will be able to relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the local countryside.
Meals: Three meals per day are included in the retreat. The recipes have been created by Marion, one of the owners of the estate, who has pulled from her life long experience cooking and working as a chef. The menu will reflect the flavors of the local Italian countryside; most ingredients are local and seasonal, coming from a nearby organic farm. Guests can expect to start the day with a breakfast full of various breads, cheeses, meats, cereal, yogurt and some treats, with coffee, tea and water available throughout the day. Lunch and dinner typically include salads, pasta and a variety of meat dishes. Dessert and house wine are included in lunch and dinner. Locanda Cugnanello is happy to accommodate various food allergies and dietary restrictions/needs with advance notice.
Investment: Standard Double Occupancy Rate: 2450€/Person*
* Please inquire for single occupancy rooms and luxury room upgrade rates.
* Pricing is listed in Euros (€) due to the location of the retreat.
Travel: Guests are responsible for booking their own travel. Included in the cost of the retreat is roundtrip transportation to and from the Florence airport on August 30th, 2020 and September 5th, 2020.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances and international medical needs. We are not associated with any company but can offer recommendations upon request.
Cancellation and Refund Policies: Due to the unique nature of this retreat as well as limited space, all sales are final.
To Register or for Questions: Please email Kellie Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and / or Natalie Weinstein (email@example.com). They will send you the information required to register and reserve your space.
Payment: Payment in full is due upon registration to reserve your space. Payments can be made by Venmo or personal check.