La Dolce Vita

Transform & Awaken Retreat

Tuscany, Italy

August 27 – September 2, 2017

Transform & Awaken in Tuscany

Step into a week of self-transformation and awaken your vitality in a carefully personalized, supported and small group setting.

Our week together will be celebrated at Villa Benvenuti, a family owned and lovingly renovated sixteenth century Italian Villa. It sits in the Tuscan countryside, less than a twenty minute drive from the historical center of Lucca. The beautiful curated small city has been rated by Forbes as one of the top ten cities in Europe!

Our Yoga Retreat Villa is an extraordinary peaceful Tuscan property which sits high on a hillside overlooking a panorama of mountains, olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards. Lucca Centro is 15 minutes away by car, Pisa only 30 minutes, and Florence is less than one hour travel time.

Our gorgeous retreat location celebrates 28 hectares of unspoilt nature for you to explore. The natural surroundings and secluded setting create an atmosphere of calm and stillness, making it ideal for yoga, hiking, swimming and meditative practices. Immerse yourself in a feast for your senses that is designed to nourish and refine you.

Transform & Awaken: The Practices

Over the course of the week, we will celebrate our relationship with nature and our innate personal power. This retreat is designed to allow you to shift your habits in order to rise towards living as the person you always knew yourself to be.

Through the guidance of the Chakra mapping, you will be guided to a pattern of personalized self-study and exploration. This Energy based Chakra patterning practice will be illuminated by the use of the body [Asana], the breath [Pranayama] and the mind [Meditation]. The learnings you cultivate will inform your own personal transformation and inner-shifts. The results will align you with an awakened sense of vitality, clarity and calm.

There will be two daily Asana Classes: Hatha / Vinyasa in the morning and Restorative Yoga in the afternoon. Both sessions include meditation and pranayama. Also, look forward to two Yoga Nidra evening programs, one to nurture your inner light and one to harness your personal power.

This retreat is designed for all levels of practitioner, including absolute beginners. All are welcome.


Included in the Retreat Package

  • Luxury Accommodations
  • Vegetarian inspired & locally sourced healthy meals [breakfast, lunch & dinner]
  • Morning & afternoon yoga classes
  • Deep relaxation & meditation classes
  • Evening yoga nidra sessions 
  • Nature walks, swimming, sunbathing
  • Yoga mats & props
  • Pool loungers, towels
  • Welcome package with gifts
  • Group shuttle transfers to Lucca Centro
  • WIFI connection

Healing Arts & Local Experiences

Along with your daily yoga classes & nature walks, this retreat offers a range of optional healing arts and excursions.

  • Healing Arts: Massage, Reiki, Facials & Reflexology
  • Visit Local Artist Villages & Experience Famed Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions
  • Tour Lucca’s Historical Center and explore the charming city’s many piazzas, cafes, gelaterias and shopping.
  • Hike along ancient pilgrimage routes and trails exploring tiny local villages with wonderful vistas.
  • Take a day trip to Cinque Terre and explore the rugged and beautiful Italian Riviera.
  • Visit the natural beaches of Baratti, rest on the sand and soak in the sun, or take a Stand Up Paddle Board [SUP] lesson.
  • Experience the leaning tower in nearby Pisa or visit our other neighbor, the Duomo, in Florence.
  • Taste local wines & olive oil at one of the local wineries.

Healing Arts services and all excursion experiences are offered exclusive of the retreat package prices.

Your Self-Investment

€1595.00 = Double [Twin] Shared Room w/ Shared Bathroom *

€1995.00 = Single Private Room w/ Private Bathroom **

* You will be placed with same sex roommate in our shared rooms

** Single Private Rooms have limited availability

Exclusive of Retreat Package Prices:

Airfares, Travel Insurance, Healing Arts, Off-Site Meals other than those specified, Personal Car Hire, Optional Adventures/Excursions.

A €500. deposit holds your space *

*The deposit is non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions policy for all details. 

Ready to Join Us?

“Jen and Stacey have an admirable professional attitude, totally with genuine respect dedicated to yoga. At the same time, they have big, warm open hearts, that give space for you to find yourself and connect with the group.”

-Henry, 2016 Retreat Guest

“Stacey & Jen are like two sisters separated at birth, they harmonize seamlessly to provide insightful, fun and stimulating practices. The food was better than I ever imagined it could be, and again I learned and explored and walked away feeling refreshed and empowered to do things differently.”

-Katie, 2016 Retreat Guest

“I was a little nervous as I hadn’t been to a retreat with Jen and Stacey, but within an instant of arriving I knew that the week would be stellar…and it was. The accommodations were gorgeous and comfortable, the yoga and meditation were well thought out and incredibly meaningful, and the activities were so much fun!!!!”

-Michael, 2016 Retreat Guest

“Adventure is worthwhile.”

– Aesop

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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