There's still a larger, backend overall venture in the works, but for now, the main first project is a GO!
A YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY! (yes, I did yell that at you - I can't help it!)
I'm very excited about the whole thing and look forward to what it will lead to. Many of you who have read my blog for years, are also "blogosphere" friends with Amanda and Julian who run the art retreats "Artist in Italy" out of their lovely Italian villa which they spent the past several years restoring with much love and detail.
So I'm so happy to be offering this first retreat with them as the lovely hosts. There are only 7 spots available for this intimate retreat, and everything is included from lodging in the villa (such beautiful rooms which I've stayed in several times and absolutely love), homemade Italian cuisine prepared by Amanda (keeping it vegetarian for this retreat, and still using some organic and locally produced ingredients), wine, transportation, daily yoga classes plus meditation, tour guiding, and day trips. Julian is even offering some of his art expertise during the week, specifically offering an "art as meditation" class as well as extensive art history knowledge on the day trip excursions.
There will be plenty of time to relax, but also opportunities to really push physical limits (if that's what you feel like doing) in the yoga classes. I'll be leading a morning and evening class (level based on final participants). Also, during a full day trip to Florence, Julian and I will combine street and art tours of the gems of the Renaissance city, and an afternoon yoga workshop will be held at the It's Yoga Firenze studio with the lead instructor, Melissa.
Other highlights of the week will include trips to nearby villages, olive oil and wine tastings, a visit to a thermal spa, and even two dinners out to restaurants who will prepare a feast of traditional courses for the guests.
I'm sure I'll be talking much more about this as the time approaches, but will you do me a favor and spread the word, per favore?
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