For retreat reservations:

  • Rooms reservations are on a first come first serve basis.
  • Full payment at time of purchase is preferred.
  • Inquire with us/contact about reserving a spot with payment plan
  • A minimum $500 deposit required at time of booking to reserve your accommodations
  • Full payment is due 10 weeks prior to your trip
  • All rooms are priced as double or triple occupancy, so booking in pairs is preferred.
  • Single occupancy pricing available. Please contact us for pricing & availability.
  • Airfare is not included in the price of the retreat. Air travel must be arranged by the guest. We offer shuttle service to and from the airport or train station for $50. The Florence airport (FLR) is called Amerigo Vespucci. Another option is to fly into the Rome airport (FCO) and take the Rome Termini train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station in Florence, connection available at airport. The train ride is approximately an hour and forty minutes,
Cancellation Policy
You may cancel and receive a tuition refund, minus your non-refundable deposit, prior to May 30, 2018. You may also sell or give your spot to someone else in the event that you can't come. If we have a waitlist, we can help you find someone else who may want your spot, however it is not guaranteed.
Basic travel insurance that includes medical benefits is highly recommended for each passenger. A comprehensive travel insurance policy including trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency assistance and medical assistance is highly recommended due to the uncertain nature of travel. You can purchase affordable insurance through a 3rd party carrier such as American Express Travel Insurance.

Treat yourself to a Yoga & Wellness Adventure in Italy in 2018

Booking available for upcoming retreats:

Villa Torrepietro is a beautiful Tuscany complex in the hills just 20 minutes north of Florence. It is comprised of an elegant, 19th century villa in traditional Tuscan architecture and a 13th century lookout tower.

Both the tower and the villa have been recently fully modernized. The villa and the tower are set inside a private 5 acres estate, with formal gardens, patios and stone walking paths lined with statuary in a very peaceful position with views of the hills and the woods.

Your wellness adventure awaits in Vaglia, Tuscany, Italy.

Take this opportunity to elevate and insource your well-being while vacationing in the secluded Villa Torrepietro tucked away into the natural vistas of the Italian countryside.

Practice yoga in the 13th century medieval tower and meditate in the private gardens of the 5 acre estate.

Our wellness retreats feature Manhattan based physiologist, Janet Nelson M.S. A.C.S.M. and Director of the Settled Yoga School, Maria Johnson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, as your hosts.

Together they offer clients the benefits of combining the science of physiology with traditional yoga techniques.

Participants can look forward to a fully guided exploration through mindfulness, self-love and transformation.

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Included In your Experience

Villa Torrepietro is located just 18 km from the center of beautiful Florence, 13 km from Fiesole (famous for its Roman amphitheater), and centrally positioned for day trips to well known Tuscan towns such as Pisa, Viareggio, Lucca, the Chianti region and the Mugello region, with its characteristic towns such as Vicchio (birthplace of Giotto) and Scarperia (an important medieval centre noted for its knife craftsmanship). It is located just 2 km from Pratolino (food shop and bus stop for Florence) and right across the famous Villa Demidoff park and Conference Center.

  • 7-night accommodations at Villa Torrepietro and medieval tower.
    • Located twenty minutes from Florence, the villa and medieval tower are set inside a private five-acre estate, with formal gardens, patios and stone walking paths lined with statuary.
    • Light breakfasts of classical Italian fare
    • Healthy Italian buffet-style lunch
    • One on-site Tuscan cooking class and wine tasting by celebrated local chef
    • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
    • Sunset nibbles and prosecco

We encourage you to consider your personal itinerary during your free time and inquire about booking your additional services well in advance of your retreat date.

  • Physiological consultation by Janet Nelson, M.S. A.C.S.M.
    • During your consultation, Janet will perform a bio mechanical evaluation to identify asymmetries, weakness, and limitations. She will assess your reactivity, flexibility and movement pattern.
    • Based on results, you are provided with exercise recommendations and techniques to improve performance and prevent potential injuries.

Janet Nelson Bio

  • Daily Yoga Classes in the Medieval tower, ca. 1242
    • Enjoy daily yoga accessible to both beginners and seasoned yogis
    • All props provided by Lululemon Athletica
    • Evening SettleDown yoga classes are a restful blend of Gentle Yoga, Restoratives and Yoga Nidra designed to maximize the relaxation response and promote deep physical and emotional settling.
Maria Johnson Bio