Tuscany, ItalyLa Dolce Vita
Charm & Serenity
We have chosen a magical villa contoured by olive groves and organic gardens as the setting for our Summer 2021 14-Day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (+ online coursework) in Tuscany. Its elegant charm and serene atmosphere make it the perfect setting for learning and transformation.
Villa Gaia is located on a hill in southern Tuscany, between the green slopes of Monte Amiata, the Maremma and a stone’s throw from the Val d’Orcia and the famous Brunello hills. It can be reached from the nearby medieval village of Seggiano with an easy 5-minute country road between isolated farmhouses. Located to the south-west, it enjoys a unique view of part of the Val d’Orcia and the entire area below to the sea, touching the beautiful medieval village of Montenero.
yoga & wine
Under the Tuscan Sun
Join us in southern Tuscany in the Seggiano region famous for olive oil and Brunello wines, not to mention their thermal baths! We’ve chosen Villa Gaia to host our Italy YTT this year as it is strategically located only an hour from Siena and Grosseto and two hours away from both Florence and Rome.
The sunsets every evening are a show that is renewed daily. It borders with the ruins of the ancient Hermitage of San Bernardino in an isolated position, where peace is literally absolute and the air, among the aromas of the generous earth, can also give some shade from the sea.
Bliss & Beauty
Intensive Yoga, Inventive Cuisine
The Villa Padronale is the main building and dates back to the 19th century. It has a sober, compact and elegant style with large interior spaces and generous terraces. It is divided into two large apartments, one of which is on the ground floor (275 square meters with five en suite bedrooms) and one on the first floor (175 square meters with three bedrooms and two bathrooms). The rooms are spacious and furnished in a simple and elegant way.
The Dependance was built later a short distance from the main building. With its 174 sqm and with its en suite four bedrooms. It maintains the generous style of space and of simple elegance.
Below the lodgings, between the lush greenery and the beautiful view of the valley, is the upper pool. With its dimensions of 12 x 6 m and a depth of 1.80 m to 1.40 m, it is excellent not only for cooling off but also for pleasant swimming. Beside the pool is a large gazebo sheltered from the sun with tables and chairs. Water, sunsets and scents will all be cherished in the silence of Villa Gaia …
How It Works
Home of Brunello, Seggianese DOP Olive Oil, and Pecorino cheese!
Under the Tuscan Sun!
Wine tastings, thermal spas, and Mount Amiata’s Beech Tree Living Cathedral!
Click here for information on getting to Villa Gaia
Lakshmi Rising will provide group transportation between the Grossetto train station and Villa Gaia. Plan to arrive at the station by 4pm on Sunday, September 5th, and we will all ride to the villa together. You can purchase tickets here; please let us know what train you will be on.
We also provide a departure shuttle to the Grosseto train station on Saturday, September 18th. We check out of our Villa at 10am; book a ticket for anytime after 11:00am. All participants are responsible for their travel inbound to and onward from the Grosseto train station.