7 Days Wellness, Detox, and Yoga Holiday in Tuscany

  • Villa Gaia, Località Sugarella, 58038 Seggiano, Grosseto, Italia

Detox and Yoga Retreat in Italy

Ku Yoga Retreats in Tuscany is the ideal escape for your yoga holidays in Italy. Surrounded by beautiful and breathtaking landscapes and with a myriad of stunning walks right on its doorstep, you will certainly feel close to nature here. If you are looking for a retreat with a homey feel, delicious healthy home-made food, a strong dedicated daily yoga practice, and an insight into how to boost your wellbeing, Ku Yoga Retreats is the retreat for you.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation session
  • 2 daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily Taichi and Qigong practices
  • Full board Macrobiotic gastronomy
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Healthy cooking class
  • 7 days with instruction
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Vila Gaia, your Tuscan wellness retreat villa is ideally located on a mountaintop with sweeping valley views.Vila Gaia is a beautiful villa in Tuscan hills near Monte Amiata, only an hour from Siena, two hours from Rome, Florence, and Pisa. This bright, tranquil home features a spacious terrace with outdoor and indoor dining areas as well as comfortable seating for taking in the view. It is the perfect retreat venue in Tuscany. The two houses have nine double-occupancy bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and sleeps 18 guests.

This country house offers breathtaking views, two swimming pools, 22 ha of olive groves, hills, and oak forests for endless walks in the nature, as well as ruins of a 13th century monastery on the grounds and large octagonal hall for classes, fine dining in a modern Italian restaurant on the property. It has an amazing vegetable garden that supplies the restaurant and produces its own organic olive oil, visits to local wine and cheese producers. Dozens of world heritage sites within 15-20-minute drive.

Amenities include two fully equipped kitchens, central heating, fireplace, Wi-Fi internet, and ample parking.

Join KU Retreats Tuscany for an unforgettable wellness and healing experience on the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Practice Hatha yoga and Qigong with stunning views over the valley of Seggiano.

Detox and alkalise yourself with the nourishing and delicious macrobiotic food.

KU Retreats Tuscany have gathered experience and expertise to help you identify patterns and habits that have been restricting your potential to live your life fully and achieve your key goals. KU Retreats Tuscany have designed a 7 day program to accelerate a positive shift in your overall wellbeing.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 Hatha yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Cooking class (1/retreat)
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Theory class (1/retreat)
  • 18:30 Qigong
  • 19:00 Hatha yoga
  • 20:00 Dinner

Macrobiotics

Macrobiotics searches as unique principle for the balance and harmony of body, mind, emotions, and spirit through a simple, responsible, and ordered lifestyle, in harmony with nature and its constant changes, this equilibrium in governed by the theory of the 5 elements (matter) and the force that moves them is the Yin and the Yang (energy) - the two opposing and complementary forces that are present in all things. Benefits of macrobiotics are:

  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Increases your energy levels
  • Natural and healthy way to maintain or lose weight
  • A natural, efficient, and powerful detox
  • Reduces high cholesterol
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Strengthens your bones
  • Develops creative, clear thinking
  • Creates inner peace and calms your emotions
  • Uplifts your mood and spirit
  • Makes you happier

Yoga

The key style of yoga at KU Retreats is Hatha yoga. KU Retreats Tuscany practice a wide range of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing purification) for extended time to give you the full benefits of these two vital aspects of yoga.

A correct alignment with a synchronized breathing allows you to quiet the mind and experience the subtle yet strong circulation of prana (energy) through your nadis (channels/vessels) achieving deep relaxation state and increase our awareness. Yoga revitalizes you from inside out with harmony.

The practice of Hatha yoga can help deal with the demands of modern lifestyle where the rhythms of your lives have accelerated immensely. KU Retreats Tuscany also experience the lack of quality time we have for ourselves and for our beloved ones. Yoga can act like a natural medicine to bring you to the present moment. It allows you to feel good and flexible both in our body and mind.

Tachi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong are often referred to as "meditation in motion" or after reading the quotes below, "medication in motion". Traditionally seen as having greater appeal to the elderly, it is however of benefit to all.

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Tuscany produces some of the finest wines in the world, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered "a nation within a nation".

Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites.Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year.

Tuscany is the land of painters such as Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, and the world famous Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany creates a harmonious setting. It’s perfect for rest, relaxation, and recharging your body and soul. For the more active who get bored of too much relaxation, there are many possibilities for activity; go for a hike in natural surroundings, or how about a splash to one of the hot springs nearby, or try some of the most famous wines in the world.

Nearby places

  • Bagno Vignoni thermal baths - 20 minutes
  • Montalcino - 20 minutes
  • Tyrrhenian sea - 1 hour drive
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Central heating
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Tour assistance

KU Retreats Tuscany's kitchen teaches how to appreciate the flavors and how to combine and harmonize them. Cooking is life, is to cultivate the spirit, and is to share the pleasure it provides. The love, the enthusiasm, and experience of their catering team offers a variety of tasty ideas with particular attention to seasonal products and an exquisite preparation to create balanced meals with a taste of the soul.

Health through food is one of your goals. Understanding that food has to be customized in terms of age, physical activity, and the circumstances around KU Retreats Tuscany, their nutritionists can develop a menu tailored to the needs of each client.

Optional things to do below are at extra cost:

  • Healing therapies
  • Hiking and hot springs
  • Oriental diagnosis private consultation based on reading of facial features​
  • Personalized-post-retreat health plan designed for you at the end of the week​
  • Signature Ku massage

Combining western physiotherapy, osteopathy, and manual therapy techniques with oriental diagnosis, macrobiotics and Chinese medicine, Ku massage is a holistic therapy developed by Dominika Mayer and Miguel Silva being the result of their extensive knowledge and experience in massage therapy.

Here is the five steps of our Ku massage:

Ku massage session starts with oriental diagnosis based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory, identifying eventual imbalances, and their corresponding affected emotions and causes; revealing the present condition of your internal organs and genetic patterns of behavior and/or ancestral tendencies that are affecting your health.Oriental diagnosis reads through the face forms, lines and shapes, colors, shines, and appearance identifying your condition as well as the condition of your parents, grandparents and so forth.This method is particularly interesting to reveal ancestral behavior and emotional patterns and tendencies that can be restricting your optimal health.

​*The treatment then continues with a massage session focused on the most affected organs and their corresponding meridians (body energy channels used by TCM treatments). The used techniques are from deep tissue, sports massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, Tui-Na (Chinese Physiotherapy), and manual therapy (by adjusting and correcting the spinal structure as well as the bones, muscles, joints, and tissues).

  • Then based of the imbalances that were diagnosed, KU Retreats Tuscany uses an acupuncture treatment restoring the natural flow of "Qi" (vital energy) on the meridians (energetic channels of your body).
  • The session follows up with a few appropriate diet advises based on macrobiotics (by eliminating certain foods and adding others that are more beneficial, the whole body and psychological condition become balanced).
  • And finally, Ku massage ends up with a specific exercise plan from physiotherapy and Chinese medicine forms (such as medical Qigong exercises).
  • 2 daily Hatha yoga​ classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Full board macrobiotic gastronomy to detox your body, cleanse your internal organs, and alkaline your blood​​
  • ​Healthy cooking class based on macrobiotics and natural food
  • Meditation daily practice
  • Taichi and Qigong daily classes
  • ​Theory lecture on macrobiotics and home remedies based on Chinese medicine.​​​
  • ​​The outdoor swimming pools and chill-out areas are there for you to enjoy at any time
  • Wellness consultation with KU Retreats Tuscany's expert team in nutrition, fitness, and natural therapies to assess your present state of health and clarify your specific goals
  • Flights and transfers are not included
  • Holistic treatments such as KU massage and other therapies
  • Nature walks, wine tasting, and other optional activities are at extra cost

Arrival by airplane

Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please send an inquiry to Ku Retreats Tuscany.

For information about the booking conditions, please send KU Retreats Tuscany an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jeremy Morris from UK

    "Miguel, had magic hands, one of the most intuitive masseurs I have known."

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  • Review by Antonella Torti from Italy

    "To describe Miguel and Dominika would be like trying to define love. It is quite impossible, you really have to experience it! There are really no words to describe what they can do to you, not just physically but spiritually. You will feel like a different person after meeting them, after getting their treatments. You will know more about holistic world as they are so good at what they do, and you will even know more about yourself, as their hands go much deeper than skin tissue, they really touch some mysterious chord, and they get all the way to your soul."

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  • Review by Naomi Campbell from UK

    "Miguel, my friend was right about you. You are a very good and wise therapist. I can see the passion you put into your work. "

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  • Review by Gil from Dublin

    "You have found a very powerful way of being. You have taken the best parts of the world you see around you and avoided the parts that are trivial or counter productive. Shows great wisdom and the most surprising thing for me is that you have been brave enough and wise enough to share them with others through your work. This is the essence of what has made this retreat so interesting and pleasant for me. Perfect. Brilliant. Lovely."

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KU Retreats Tuscany is an innovative and experienced team dedicated to wellness and a healthier approach to life.

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