Yoga and Fitness Retreat in Tuscany, Italy in April 2024

Tuscany has long been known as the wellspring of a balanced lifestyle: a mediterranean diet, exercise in the rolling landscape, good company and good conversation are the secrets of longevity. The addition of Yoga from the east is a welcome extension to the natural healthy base of everyday Tuscan life.

There is an extra dimension of calming influence when practicing yoga in a landscape that has remained unchanged for centuries, curated and cared for by human hand but always with an over-riding respect for the natural environment. Add to this the experience of eating food that has just been picked from the ground a short walk from your table, and the delight is complete.

This October 2024 a once client of ours, Mandy Miles of Harmony Yoga, is introducing a week of Yoga and Fitness in collaboration with Farringdon Fitness Personal Training in one of my favourite properties set in the heart of Chianti.

Tuscany Yoga & Fitness Retreat

2024 Dates

Yoga and Fitness Retreat Dates
~~Spring 7 day Retreat ~~ 4 to 11 April 2024
~~ Autumn 7 day Retreat 20 to 27 October 2024

About Mandy

Mandy is an experienced yoga teacher having trained in Yogalates in 2016 and Classical yoga in 2018. Mandy is also an Ayurvedic practitioner and aromatherapist.

Mandy will share insights and guidance throughout the week, integrating philosophy of yoga with practical implementation into daily living. Drawing on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Tibetan Buddhism combined with knowledge of core strength and postural alignment

Throughout the week Mandy will offer individual guidance and support to deepen your personal practice.

About Sam

Sam is a certified fitness instructor with more than 6 years’ experience of running a thriving personal training business in Hampshire.

During the retreat Sam will guide your workouts using his unique approach to fitness that goes beyond sets and reps. Through an understanding of your specific aspirations he’ll craft a schedule for you, full of challenging and rewarding sessions.

No matter your starting point or fitness level, you will enjoy a tailored programme within the group sessions that can be further enhanced by booking personal fitness sessions with Sam during the week if desired.

About the Venue

Borgo Castello is in the heart of Chianti, close to Gaiole and Radda in Chianti. The property is surrounded by vineyards, forested hills and beautiful hill towns. There are lots of excellent hikes and cycle routes through the area, passing wineries and castles. This is an area with plenty to explore.

If you would like to visit the famous cities of Tuscany such as Sienna, Florence or Arezzo they are all within an hour's drive as are many of the other famous areas and wine cities like the Valdorcia or the Valdelsa.

Borgo Castello is a collection of three Tuscan villas set in grounds with a private pool, vegetable garden and sauna. Each villa has been carefully converted from an original Tuscan farmhouse. There are beautiful communal spaces inside and out and all bedrooms are beautifully decorated and are en-suite.

Sketch of Borgo Castello
Dan Wrightson's sketch of the three houses of Borgo Castello

Photos of Borgo Castello

Borgo Castello Pergola
Pergola at Borgo Castello
Relaxing Corners Al Fresco
Plenty of spaces to relax at Borgo Castello
The bedrooms are spacious and have wonderful views of the Chianti hillsides
The bedrooms are spacious and have wonderful views of the Chianti hillsides
Some bedrooms open out onto the garden space
Some bedrooms open out onto the garden space
The swimming pool is set among the vineyards of Chianti

Tuscany Yoga & Fitness Retreat