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.

An exciting opportunity to join a 6-day summer International Alexander Technique Retreat at Villa Ducci in San Gimignano, Tuscany, 3-8 July 2023

This unique retreat offered by Michael Frederick and Carol Prentice, will allow you to explore the mind-body connection with the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and Yoga with 6 top internationally-renowned teachers at stunning Villa Ducci in San Gimignano.

Get back your balanced self with the Alexander Technique and learn how to gain relief from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, improve your posture, balance and co-ordination, and learn new ways of sitting, moving and walking.

The retreat can be taken residentially or non-residentially, and is open to ALL levels, including beginners.

Special discount on tuition until 24 April 2023. Want to learn more? Visit www.alexandertechniqueretreats.com where you will be able to contact the organisers directly.

Founded in 2011, we offer a variety of different courses and workshops which have been mainly located around the beautiful, historic walled city of Lucca where we have been based. In 2019, we also ran courses and events for the first time in Florence, the capital of the Renaissance in Italy. From 2023, our base will move to Florence but we will be maintaining our roots in Lucca in N Tuscany too.


Our courses 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 Kirtan Chanting Group in Lucca a few years ago. 

In 2019, Dr. Fernand Poulin, Founder and Director of the WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, healing professional, educator and spiritual teacher, brought his Integrative Energetic Medicine to Italy. We had very successful workshops in both Florence and Lucca with a good number of attendees.


Regular weekly activities include Pilates at a dedicated Pilates Studio in Lucca with Simonetta Merlin who is an inspirational teacher. Groups are small to allow for social distancing and personal attention. We also offer therapeutic massages and Rosen Method Bodywork with Donata Joskow. All take place in central Lucca. We feel very privileged to have Donata Joskow offering Rosen Method Bodywork as this therapy is virtually unknown in Italy. It is wonderful for helping with stress, aches and pains and emotional issues. Contact us as below for appointments and more information.

Lisa Robbins is a UK-trained homeopath who is based in Florence but who also works remotely. She has a very useful website with an interesting monthly blog.  Check her out on our links page.

Also in the pipeline for the future, highlights include a one-day Portrait Photography Workshop, a Vedic Art and Meditation Workshop, a painting workshop, 'Painting in the Tuscan hills', a Shinrin-yoku day retreat and further day and residential yoga retreats. 


Contact us

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

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