OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 12, 2024
under the tuscan sun
FOOD + FLOW + FUN
Step outside your daily routine and take time to unwind, relax and recharge in an unspoiled area of Tuscany where a recently remodeled 800-year old villa awaits you. Nestled amidst vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields, and idyllic hills. it's the perfect place to soak up the sun, unplug from your hectic schedule and reconnect with a slower pace of life. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Italian countryside with a week of yoga, food, and fun in this all women retreat.
Upon waking, movement, breath, and meditation will greet you in this stunning location with a blissful vinyasa inspired sunrise flow. Moving mindfully and connecting with the beauty that surrounds us creates a sense of lightness and radiance, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and ready to greet the day ahead. In the evenings, we will surrender to Restorative/Yin Yoga practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
During this six-night retreat, you will have plenty of time to connect with nature and explore the lush grounds surrounding our villa, relax by the pool with a book or indulge with a massage. We’ll take a day trip to Siena, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval cities where twice a year the famous “Palio” a horse race around the central Piazzo, is run, a special night of wood fired pizza in a 200-year-old pizza oven, wine tasting in the onsite wine cellar and enjoy a relaxing bonfire evening on the patio. We’ll do all this and more all while building beautiful friendships and memories to last a lifetime.
Join me and retreat to this majestic 12 bedroom villa that is perfectly situated in a picturesque landscape of unique wild beauty. House and nature melt to create that Tuscan ambiance we dream of.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Sunrise yoga practice
Open time to relax, explore, read, etc.
Open time to relax, explore, read, etc.
Evening yoga practice
6 nights’ accommodation in a shared or private room
2 daily yoga practices
Airport transfer with the group between retreat venue and Florence*
Day trip to Siena
A Dinner Pizza Party handmade in a 200-year-old pizza oven on premises
Pasta making (just added)!
Bonfire on the patio
3 meals per day (at our villa) starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
House wine served with dinner
Tea, coffee and filtered water -available all day
Beautiful garden swimming pool
Yoga mats + props available
Personal retreat time
2 Twin beds and shares 1 bath:
1 Double bed with private bath:
(only 4 private rooms available)
Double Room Plus: 1 Double bed with picturesque views + larger space (1 available)
Shared suite $2995/person:
Suites have 2 twin beds or 2 double beds + a living room. 1 bath/suite
Shared Suite Plus $3095/person:
This 2 room suite is perfect for those friends that are retreating together. With a beautiful four-poster bed in one space + a private bedroom with a twin bed. 1 shared bath.
A $500 Deposit (non-refundable) reserves your room or suite.
Airfare is not included.
From the US, you will fly into Florence (FLR). A retreat meeting point for group ground transportation from Florence to our villa will be sent to those attending. The cost of group transfer to and from Florence to the villa is included in the cost of your retreat.
The chef will spoil you with fresh and healthy cuisine. Food is fresh and locally sourced. Many dietary accommodate can be made. House wine at dinner is included.
Please keep in mind that there are beautiful windows to open (fans in each room, no a/c except for the yoga room) in addition to stairs (no elevators) as this is historic Tuscany villa.
hear from past clients
I have been blessed to attend two fantastic yoga retreats with Donna, Costa Rica 2022 & Belize 2023. I signed up on my own the first time. Went just casually knowing a few of the women attending from the studio. I left Costa Rica with women that I felt like I had known forever. Each of us was unique. Each of us was there for a different reason. Each of us found something in common with everyone and deep friendships were formed. We were all of different ages, sizes and levels of yoga. Resorts were beautiful, food was plentiful and healthy for our bodies. Our adventures, our sharing, our journaling and our goal setting was amazing.
Belize 2023 added new friends, old friends and friends from different states. Those of us returning retreaters welcomed the new faces and our amazing friendships increased exponentially. Donna once again made a retreat to remember. Do not hesitate to book a retreat with Dragonfly Yoga Retreats. Be brave and come alone, bring a friend if you like. You will relax, challenge, nourish and recharge your mind and body. You deserve an experience like this! Self-care at it”s finest!
WHAT IF I'M TRAVELING SOLO?
A $500 Deposit (non-refundable) reserves your No problem! Donna will match you with a compatible solo traveler with whom you are comfortable. Prefer a private space? Private accommodations may be available at additional cost. or suite.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY?
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $500 (+ $15 processing fee) SAVES YOUR SPOT.
50% of remaining balance due by March 15, 2023. Final payment by due June 15, 2023. If booking after one or both payment dates, payment due within 5 days of booking. Payment amount will depend on retreat start date. Payments can be check or money order. Credit card payments available. A 3% transaction fee applies. All payments are final. No refunds available unless retreat would be cancelled due to low registration or other unplanned for event.
Need payment flexibility? Flexible payment option includes; making smaller more frequent payments.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Email Donna at
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
I cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
I have used Allianz Travel Insurance for both domestic and international insurance. Another option for price comparison is Travel Insurance. Ask questions and do research to find the best option for you.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare *Wednesday lunch for day trip to Siena *Gratuity/Tips *Alcoholic Beverages (outside of house wine at meals)* Add-on excursions/experiences massage*Ground transportation or other transportation outside of of scheduled times* Travel insurance (highly recommended)*Any other additional requirements for travel in/out of the United States.
Please expect an invitation for our private page on Facebook upon booking for group acquaintance, making pre-retreat plans, and for staying in touch after our retreat as well! If you don't receive an email, check your spam, or head to The Yoga Loft FB page/Groups and request to be added.
A Participant Retreat Packet with full retreat details will be sent to those attending + ongoing updates and communication.
REFER A FRIEND
Have a friend sign up to retreat with you in 2023 and receive a $100 Visa gift card. Send me an email with your friend full name. It’s that easy!
*Valid for new registrants only
*Only one promo may be used per participant
*Friend name to be send day of booking. Gift card will be mailed to you within 30 days of completion of the retreat.
meet your host
E-RYT | YACEP | REIKI MASTER
I began my yoga practice almost 2 decades ago. The inward journey led me to my dream of being a yoga teacher and studio owner so that others may have that same experience. With over 1000 registered teaching hours, I enjoy teaching Vinyasa, Restorative/Yin and Meditation class styles. I have a passion for bringing women together for friendship and connection. Join me for an incredible week of connecting, laughter, fun and leaning into going with the flow (this is more than what it may sound like-join me to find out more!) as you unwind, unplug, reset and enjoy everything this island paradise has to offer.
In a world filled with distractions and demands, yoga and mindfulness are great ways to hit pause, pay attention and return to the present moment by focusing on what is directly in front of us. The only moment that exists. With journal prompts throughout our time together you may find it easy to get clear on what is important in your life and sink into your new year intentions.
In addition to leading retreats Internationally and in the US, I own 2 yoga studios in WI, am a Reiki Master, lead private events for local businesses and teach weekly classes. Building and staying connected to the community is something I'm incredibly passionate about. If you have any questions, you can connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't wait to share this experience with you!
With love, light & kindness