A Healing Tuscan Summer Yoga Holiday in Italy
9th – 16th June 2019
Cost from £850
Your guides: Kate McKenzie & Marco Bazanella
About Podere Fiorli
Set in the heart of Tuscany’s rolling hills and surrounded by Etruscan and medieval little towns, Podere Fiorli a Franciscan monastery in the fourteenth century, has been the ‘mother house’ to a Peace based foundation now for more than 30 years. Many are the guests who have been touched by the views, the surrounding nature and by the healing atmosphere and have left invigorated and empowered.
With its open kitchen, communal spaces, very friendly staff and unique vibe it feels home to all who visit.
Joining Kate will be Marco Bazanella, Sound healer and meditation guide
Marco has a Bachelor degree in Sport and exercise science. he spent seven years in Australia connecting with the Aboriginal people. Marco likes to share the realisation received on his journey with mother earth through various initiations.
Pushpa – Camille Cazac – our host, chef and therapist
Pushpa did her Osho Rebalancing training when she was 19 and since then has trained as a reiki master, counsellor, kinesiology and a multitude of therapies.
For the past 20 years she has followed her passion for biodynamic farming, producing healthy food and learning about nutrition. She is a chef who teaches well being and self love through the knowledge of food and it’s preparation.
The Daily Programme
While the day is still cool, we will meet to practice yoga before breakfast. This class will build into a flowing dynamic sequence that incorporates breath awareness, alignment, chakras, and sound healing.
After breakfast, you can rest by the pool or join in with activities.
After lunch is siesta or activity time.
We will meet again in the late afternoon for another session which may include elements of sound healing, breath work, yin yoga, dance, and the Laughing Buddha meditation.
There will be optional activities after dinner every other evening including open air cinema, a pizza and music night and a sacred fire evening with moonlit walk.
Things to do (plus activities)
Optional participation in one of our organised courses such as basket weaving, healthy Tuscan cuisine, making natural soaps and facial creams, baking with fire bread oven, learning how to make your own tinctures are on offer.
You can also book a massage or a counselling session ( fee not included).
You may want to visit the hot springs or one of the many famous little medieval towns, specially on market day or some of the historical towns such as Siena, Pisa or Florence.
We have a one day outing to the beach to visit the Mediterranean Sea ( there is no afternoon session on this day).
On the other hand, you may simply want to ‘chill’ at your Tuscan ‘home’ playing “bocce”, enjoying our pool and the incredible views, reading in the shade or resting in a hammock.
Accommodation at Podere Fiorli
Podere Fiorli is tiny fourteenth century monastery transformed into a Tuscan country house surrounded by an olive grove, a little vineyard and rolling hills.
All rooms are comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.
Sharing a triple room: £850
Sharing a twin room: £1000
Double room for a couple £1000
Single occupancy room £1400
(All prices are per person)
The cost includes: Your accommodation. All yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade/home-grown organic high vibration vegetarian food. Transfers to and from Pisa airport. Day excursion at the beach. Visit to the Etruscan town of Volterra. Beautiful nature walks.
Arrival time on Sunday 9th June is from 2pm onwards. Our first meal together will be in the evening.We will close after morning yoga practice and then brunch at midday on Sunday 16th June.
Getting to Podere Fiorli
Podere Fiorli is less than an hour away from Pisa airport. We aim to arrange a collective pick up time at Pisa airport: one in the afternoon and one in the evening to accommodate later arrivals.
(Please contact us as soon as possible with your flight details.)
Full travel details will set you by email or whatsapp upon registration to the course.
Podere Fiorli n 76, Via Poggialamo, Volterra, Pisa, Italy
“The yoga practice with Kate was everything I knew it would be and more. She is such a special person and I feel blessed to have been able to spend time with her in such a wonderful setting.”
“Kate was a brilliant teacher, genuinely inspiring and great at supporting the group and the whole blend of the week really worked.”
“Kate is a wonderful teacher. I had a great time full of rest and healing.”
“Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.”
“Kate was aware of all our needs and brought in a dimension of love and kindness”
“I found Kate’s teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self.”
“Kate is the most amazing person who just radiates peace. I loved the practise and felt really quite sad when I had to leave a day early.”
Book Your Place
If you’d like to book your place on this unforgettable retreat, please get in touch with Pushpa directly.
If you have any questions about the retreat, please get in touch with me directly.
I’ll see you there!