Tuscany Arts and Healing co-ordinate and facilitate workshops, events and courses focussing on personal growth, healing and creativity in stunning venues within the breathtaking landscapes around Tuscany.


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Yoga Day Retreat

Revitalise your energy this Springtime with our Yoga Retreat Day with Joann Connington in a stunningly beautiful and tranquil location near Lucca in Northern Tuscany
Saturday 10 March 2018

We are delighted to be able to host this restorative and relaxing Springtime Yoga Retreat Day with highly-recommended yoga instructor Joann Connington at Villa Boccella near Lucca.

We are delighted to be able to host this restorative and relaxing Springtime Yoga Retreat Day with highly-recommended yoga instructor Joann Connington at Villa Boccella near Lucca.


"Feeling great after a yoga day at the lovely Dependance in Villa Boccella. Thank you Tuscany Arts and Healing. I can truly recommend this amazing retreat in fabulous surroundings, You'll leave it (if you can) energised yet totally relaxed" (L.R. October 2017)

Take a day out for yourself and enjoy all the benefits of personalised yoga instruction with an inspirational teacher in a peaceful location, easily accessible by car from Lucca.

Our Yoga Retreat Day, which will be conducted in English, will offer a gentle flow of postures (asanas) with consistent attention to the breath. The Workshop is suitable for all levels.

The emphasis in the morning will be on more dynamic postures that provide a strong foundation for the day. In the afternoon, we will focus on restful and restorative poses that will relax the body and still the mind.

Joann has taught for over 30 years in Aspen in Colorado and has led Yoga Retreats in Mexico, the United States and Italy. She has developed a teaching style based on many years training in the Iyengar tradition, primarily with Ramanand Patel. Angela Farmer also had a strong influence on the more gentle approach to the postures She is currently based in Lucca where she offers regular classes in Hatha Yoga.

The Retreat will take place at the Studio and Dependance of Villa Boccella

The cost for the day is €75, inclusive of yoga instruction, all yoga props, freshly-prepared vegetarian lunch and all refreshments. €25 deposit (non-refundable) will secure your place payable either in cash for local students or via Tuscany Arts and Healing's Paypal account (tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com)

For those of you from outside town, why not extend your stay and make a Springtime mini break of it? Tuscany is glorious in the Springtime, and the historic walled city of Lucca is an ideal base from which to explore further. We can find you places to stay in local friendly bed and breakfasts – just contact us for more information. Pisa International Airport is only 45 minutes away from our venue.

  • 10am - 5pm
  • From €75 per person
  • 12 places
  • Saturday 10 March 2018

Call: +39 345 3140844
Email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Location

Villa Boccella is a stunning 17c Tuscan estate with beautiful grounds set in the hills of N Tuscany. It is very well situated only 10km from Lucca and is easily accessible by car or even public transportt. The retreat will be held in the Studio at Villa Boccella which is a purpose-built, light and airy space with underfloor heating which is a great bonus when doing yoga. Lunch and refreshments will be served in the adjacent Dependance with its spacious dining room, log fire and new conservatory. There is ample parking by the Dependance.

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Booking & Information

For bookings and further information, please contact: Jane Parkinson, Co-ordinator and Facilitator
Email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Yoga Residential Retreat

Relax, renew and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul on our 3 day Yoga Residential Retreat with Joann Connington in a stunningly beautiful location in the hills near Lucca, Northern Tuscany
28-31 October 2017

We are delighted to be able to offer this relaxing and restorative 3 day Yoga Residential Retreat with Joann Connington at Villa Boccella, near Lucca in Northern Tuscany.

We are delighted to be able to offer this relaxing and restorative 3 day Yoga Residential Retreat with Joann Connington at Villa Boccella, near Lucca in Northern Tuscany.


Take time out for yourself to nourish and nurture your body, mind and spirit in the beautiful ambiance of Villa Boccella. Leave your cares (and even your laptop) behind and immerse yourself in three days of yoga under the expert guidance of inspirational teacher, Joann Connington.

We aim to allow you a true sense of retreat for your whole self through a combination each day of practicing dynamic postures to awaken the body and some quieting internal observational practices against the backdrop of the stillness and beauty of the Tuscan countryside. As ever, there will be consistent attention to the breath to calm the mind and relax the body.

We will begin on arrival day with a late afternoon session of yoga to settle ourselves gently into the practice and to come together as a group before the evening meal.

The emphasis in the morning sessions will be on the more invigorating yoga poses with the focus on standing postures, balancing poses and perhaps inversions. In the late afternoon sessions we will focus on more restorative sitting or lying down asanas as the day wanes. Pranayama (breath control) and short, seated meditations will bring closure to each day's practice.

We will finish our retreat on Tuesday morning with one session of yoga in order to formally bring closure to our time together.

Joann is an internationally known teacher of yoga who now lives in Lucca where she holds regular classes in Hatha Yoga. She taught for over 30 years in Aspen in Colorado and has led many retreats in Italy, the USA and Mexico. She has developed a teaching style based on many years training in the Iyengar tradition with Ramanand Patel. Angela Farmer who is a renowned teacher trainer in the United States had a strong influence too on the more gentle approach to the postures.

Our retreat includes:

three nights accommodation at the Dependance on the Villa Boccella estate (twin-bedded en suite rooms. We also have a limited number of single en suite rooms)
all meals and refreshments. Delicious freshly prepared vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients with wine served at the evening meal
unlimited supply of teas, coffees, herbal and fruit teas, and fresh fruit
6 sessions of yoga
all yoga props, mats and blankets

During your free time in the afternoons, you will be able to explore the beautiful grounds of the Villa Boccella estate with walks through the olive groves, or book a massage, Indian Head massage or session of reflexology with our in-house therapist (at an additional price). Travel to the venue is not included but we can arrange airport transfers as well as pick up in Lucca. Travel insurance is also recommended for those who come from abroad.

  • 4pm 28 October - 11am 31 October 2017
  • From €550 per person
  • 12 places
  • 28 October - 31 October 2017

Call: +39 345 3140844
Email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Location

Villa Boccella is an immaculately restored 17c Tuscan estate with extensive grounds set amongst the rolling hills of N Tuscany. It is very well situated only 10km from the historic, walled city of Lucca and an hour's drive from Pisa with its international airport.

Our Retreat takes place in the Dependance of the Villa and we will be using the adjacent. light and airy Studio with its underfloor heating for our yoga sessions. The acccommodation is top quality throughout and all bedrooms are spacious, tastefully furnished and en suite. There will be ample opportunity to explore the fine landscaped gardens with rare specimens of trees and shrubs and views over the surrounding countryside. It is a truly magical place.

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Booking & Information

For bookings and further information, please contact: Jane Parkinson, Co-ordinator and Facilitator
Email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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call: +39 345 3140844
email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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