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Joy is not optional part 2

july 21st to 29th 


Join Nina and myself in Tuscany at an exceptional historic villa built in the 11th century and immaculately maintained over the centuries. Our daily yoga classes will overlook the stunning hills of Tuscany; the perfect setting to share a full lunar eclipse during our stay. Feel like Royalty while you relax by the pool in the heart of Italy, dine on Italian brunch and 4-course dinners cooked by our own personal chef, take day-trips to Siena and Florence, visit Tuscan villages, taste local wine, and experience the finest of what Italy has to offer.

Nearby: walking distance to Antinori winery, tasting room, and restaurant, hiking trails surround the property, easy to visit many vineyards for tastings, 20 mins to San Gimignano, 30 minutes to Florence, and about an hour to the coast.  Other day-trips to Siena, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and many other lovely Tuscan destinations are easy to arrange as well either before, during, or after the retreat.




JULY 21-29, 2018


What’s Included:

-A week of extravagant accommodations in an Italian Villa

-1-2 yoga classes daily (depending on our excursions for the day)

-Gourmet Italian brunch & 4 course dinners prepared by a private chef

-1 Dinner out at a local restaurant

-Transportation to and from the airport to the Villa

-Transportation for day trips to Siena, Florence, and more

-Viewing of the eclipse

-Assistance with trip planning




What’s Not Included:



-Additional adventures you’d like to take during free time

-Any additional transport you may need outside of what's outlined above

-Entrance fees to museums and dinner on our day trips to Siena and Florence



Queen Double Room (shared bed) or Single Room

   1 AVAILABLE King Double Room (shared bed) or Single Room

King Bedroom

King Bedroom

get to know us!

If your new to yoga or if you have been practicing for some time, Nina Siemaszko will welcome you to your mat. What you will get from Nina's classes is a playful exploration of movement through the lens of yoga. You will also get that the body is but one part of the yoga pie and that that the work we do on the mat greatly influences how we exist in the world. You will be challenged, learn, and have a lot of fun. 


Nina trained with Claire Hartley and Daniel Stewart at Rising Lotus Yoga. She has certifications in Iyengar yoga and did her 300 hr with Noah Maze. She is part of the Teacher Training staff at Rising Lotus Yoga and donates her time to the women in Chino prison. When she is not on the mat she is hiking the mountains with her dog Snickers and eating tacos. CIYT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


Anna Orbison approaches yoga, with a curious mind and playful attitude. While fun and mindful, her classes are physically demanding. Students can expect to be greeted with a smile, a bit of yoga philosophy, some breath work, and a whole lot of strength-building flow. She is passionate about encouraging students through advances in their physical practice, managing stress, and moving beyond perceived limitations.


Anna trained with Rudy Mettia and Travis Eliot from Santa Monica Power Yoga, has been greatly influenced by Michelle Anderson, Shiva Rea, and Livia Cohen Shapiro, and has been practicing yoga for 18 years. When she’s not teaching, Anna is passionate about music, eating delicious vegan food, animal welfare, and going on adventures.


last details and cancelLations

For refunds or cancellations through us, we can refund any money paid to us other than the $500 deposit up to 3 months before the retreat.  After the 3 month out mark, we will have already paid the Estate for your space and will not be able to get that money back.  This is where travel insurance can really come in handy!  We hope you understand and are happy to work with you if you have an emergency come up. 


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Double Bedroom

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