July 7-11, 2014
July 7-11, 2014
FIVE SENSES RETREAT - Join us for our annual special event collaboration event, the "Five Senses Yoga Retreat" where we explore each of the five senses in a yoga journey!
Join us in Florence, Italy for an exciting annual event of adventure for the FIVE SENSES. Erin Lewis (based in NYC, founder of EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats) and Shari Hochberg (based in Florence, founder of Sole Yoga Holidays) met in Florence in 2010, and instantly bonded over their love of art, fashion, gelato and of course, yoga. They are now so excited to offer this yoga retreat - unlike any other, which will give guests an unforgettable experience of the Renaissance City of Firenze - it's art, history, fashion, and food - along with daily yoga, meditation and unique activities for the senses.
This five day retreat will concentrate on one of the senses per day. Join us in Florence, Italy for an adventure for the FIVE SENSES. We will SEE the sites of this amazing city on a walking tour through hidden and "behind-the-scenes" looks at artisan workshops, famous art works, and more. Next, we learn to FEEL our bodies more with a biking tour through the Chianti and Tuscan hillsides - sun on our shoulders, wind in our hair, and wine on our tongues. Then it's time to SMELL the scents of an aromatherapy massage at a day at the spa, next to an aromatic garden and then a visit to a Florentine perfumery where we learn to create custom essences before learning to smell the 'notes' of a wine tasting! Then we HEAR the sounds of the city from a meditative walk, a visit to a hilltop church with Gregorian chants sung by the monks at sunset, and then to a Florentine concert to end the evening. Lastly, we can't experience Italy without the TASTE of the Tuscan cuisine. Our week will end with a market tour to choose ingredients for a final cooking demo and full tasting lunch before it's "a dopo! (until next time!) “We love what we do. And we are so thrilled to share this memorable experience with you.” –Erin and Shari, Creators of Five Senses Yoga Retreat
Find full details at www.fivesensesyogaretreat.com
There are many options for your stay in Florence, whether it be in a shared apartment or luxury hotel, here are several suggestions below and feel free to contact us for assistance in finding your perfect home for the week! The city center is very walkable and so no matter what location you choose in the centro, you'll be close enough to our daily meeting points. To keep the options open for those who may be traveling with family, visiting friends in the city, or perhaps like to have your own space, we've offered the price of the retreat separately from lodging if you choose.
Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.* Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students' needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice. Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable.
Certified yoga instructor and EPM founder, Erin Lewis, will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements. She's studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.
* Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
DETAILS / PRICING
- 5 days / 4 nights (July 7 - 11, 2014)
- Inclusive Retreat Price = $1,090
- Deposit to hold space = $500
- Max # Guests = 10
- * Prices based on shared occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.
- ** Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.
- Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions.
Daily yoga + meditation classes
- Monday - SEE the sites of this amazing city on a walking tour through hidden and "behind-the-scenes" looks at artisan workshops, famous art works, and more.
- Tuesday - FEEL our bodies work with a biking tour through the Chianti and Tuscan hillsides - sun on our shoulders, wind in our hair, and wine on our tongues.
Wednesday - SMELL the scents of an aromatherapy massage at a day at the spa, next to an aromatic garden and then a visit to a Florentine perfumery where we l earn to create custom essences before learning to smell the 'notes' of a wine tasting! Thursday - HEAR the sounds of the city from a meditative walk, a visit to a hilltop church with Gregorian chants sung by the monks at sunset, and then to a Florentine concert to end the evening. Friday - TASTE the Tuscan cuisine with a market tour to choose ingredients for a final cooking demo and full tasting lunch
- Daily yoga and meditation classes in various locales around the city
- Lunch + Dinner or Aperitivo Daily
- Spa Day
- Wine Tasting
- City walking tour
- Artisan workshop visits
- Perfumerie visit and presentation
- Custom perfume creation
- Tuscan Biking Day in Chianti with Winery Tour
- Florentine classic concert
- Market guided tour
- Cooking Demo
* * Airfare and lodging not included.