Free your creativity with our special 5-day Creative Writing and Mindfulness Retreat with Swithin Fry and Catherine Lucas at the incomparable Villa Boccella near Lucca, 6-11 October 2018. Click on Courses and discover how mindfulness can encourage the art of writing. Bookings close soon so get in touch as soon as possible if you want to find out more or enrol. Our retreat is open to all writers whatever your genre and wherever you are on your writer's journey.
Founded in 2011, we offer a variety of different courses and workshops mainly located around the beautiful, historic walled city of Lucca where we are based.
These have included a couple of introductory workshops on the Alexander Technique in Italian; 'Finding your Voice', a voice workshop with an ex-RSC actor and trainer; 'Master the Art of Running' workshops with internationally-acclaimed Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique teacher and author of 'Master the Art of Running', Malcolm Balk; Yoga Day and Residential Retreats; and 'Corpo, Mente, Voce', a voice workshop for singers and performers in Italian using the Alexander Technique. We also initiated a monthly Kirtan Chanting Group in Lucca a couple of years ago.
"Muscles in my shoulders and neck feel much less tense after Donata's skilful massage technique" (MB, June 2018). We offer regular restorative therapeutic massages and Rosen Method Bodywork with Donata Joskow as well as weekly Alexander Technique classses with experienced teacher, Elisabetta Gori, in a central location with great parking in Lucca. Both of the above will resume in September after the summer break so will be posting dates in the near future.
Also in the pipeline for the future, highlights include a two-day Portrait Photography Workshop, an Alexander Technique and Stress Management course, a Vedic Art and Meditation Workshop, a painting workshop, 'Painting in the Tuscan hills', another residential Yoga Retreat, and many more.
Our weekly Pilates classes with renowned teacher Florence Martin have been running a couple of months now and we are all feeling the benefits! Classes will continue during the summer at the dedicated Pilates Studio in Lucca and rates are very reasonable. You don't need to be fit to be able to do Pilates and it is fabulous for posture and backs! Contact us asap if you would like to join our group.
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call: +39 345 3140844