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Il Borghino

886 Via della Chiesa XIV

• 55060 Lucca


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Are you looking for a yoga retreat somewhere out of the ordinary?

Would you like to meditate and practice yoga in a gorgeous hillside setting?

Why not come to Italy and immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, fresh food, and sunshine?

Curious? Join retreat leaders Kyra Kubrak (yoga) and Andrea Jones (meditation) for a free retreat information session, 7pm February 24 at the Health Collective YEG. Register here:

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Spend 7 days indulging in the heart of Tuscany and all its summer beauty. Spend a week enjoying a life at your own pace: unwind, relax, and refresh your spirit. Begin each day with a grounding meditation and a rejuvenating Hatha yoga practice before breakfast. We end each day with a calming, restorative meditation and yoga practice in the evening. What you do in between is up to you - sit by the pool, walk the countryside, or indulge in a massage.

Included in your week is a day-trip to the medieval mountain village of Barga in the Garfagnana with a private guide and an evening trip to Pietrasanta artist village. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without a wine tasting excursion. Other excursions such as a bike & walking tour of Lucca, a Puccini recital in Lucca or a trip to a thermal spa are also available at an additional charge.

Retreat Centre
Il Borghino means “small village”. Located just 10km from the walled medieval city of Lucca, Il Borghino is situated in a secluded setting atop the hills with magnificent views overlooking forests, vineyards, olive groves and mountains. The hub of the retreat centre is the “L’Olivo” - a place to gather during the day, enjoy meals, and of course, practice yoga and meditation.

The Food
The retreat menu is vegetarian and all meals are prepared by Maria Angela, a wonderful local cook. The deliciously fresh dishes are based on what is in season and the region’s specialties. The food is sourced from local producers and wherever possible, organic grains, fruit and vegetables are used. Drinking water comes directly from a spring. Gluten free and other special dietary requirements can be accommodated upon request.

The Rooms:
There are a variety of single and shared rooms that are large and decorated simply in the Tuscan style with fabulous views from every room. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come-first served basis.
*Please note that prices are per person and are listed in Canadian dollars.

Twin room with shared bathroom: $2,400
Twin room with private bathroom: $2,600

Single room with private bathroom: $2,800

Other Amenities
Il Borghino has a salt-water swimming pool and a Turkish Sauna for your use during the retreat. Optional massages and holistic treatments are available in-house to help you relax and unwind. These treatments are not included in your retreat price.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation (Saturday to Saturday)

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals each day (except when you are on the Garfagnana day trip)

  • Yoga and meditation twice daily

  • Evening trip to Pietrasanta Artists village

  • Day trip to Barga and the Garfagnana

  • Group transfer between Lucca and Il Borghino at beginning and end of retreat

  • Use of pool, jacuzzi, Turkish sauna & all facilities on villa grounds

  • Yoga mats & props

  • WiFi in common room of main house

  • Laundry facilities 

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Airport transfers or transfers outside the scheduled pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals during the excursions to Barga and Pietrasanta

  • Optional excursions and activities

  • Massages and other holistic treatments

  • Other travel related expenses 

Other Details:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 CAD is required to secure your spot. To reserve your space, please e-mail Kyra at 
All participants are required to show proof of travel insurance prior to departure. 

The remaining balance is due April 30, 2017. All payments must be in Canadian dollars and made by e-transfer or cheque.

This bi-annual retreat sold out in 2015 - don't wait too long to register!

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886 Via della Chiesa XIV

• 55060 Lucca


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