TUSCANY | YOGA + ETERNAL SPRING MARCH 2018 - La Vita in Equilibrio


" Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one. "

La Vita’s week at the immaculate estate of Borgo Pignano was the perfect escape. Not only did our guests experience the best of everything – La Vita in Equilibrio launched with a perfect harvest of tastes and experience of this Tuscan region.

The elegant hospitality and discrete luxury of this exceptional hotel provided an unparalleled ambiance and we were lulled into a sense of serenity with its idyllic setting amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany with the ancient town of Voterra as its dramatic backdrop.

As the earth was awakening to Spring – this Escape was about renewal. Each morning, we greeted the day with a guided meditation and a yoga class, designed to gently dissolve points of resistance and increase well-being.

Surrounded by orchards, meadows, rivers and waterfalls — the ethos here, is one of sustainability. From terra to tavola, the organic farm of Borgo Pignano is a central aspect to the property. Here they harvest their own honey, grain, fruits, vegetables, and herbs — which found their way onto our dining table each day!

At La Vita in Equilibrio we believe in the tremendous healing power of the earth, and finding personal alignment within the natural rhythms of each season. To welcome Spring, we spent a fun afternoon using collected wild flowers for crafting into own creamy and curative soaps.

On another day we explored the gorgeous grounds of the estate as we followed the ancient trails of this Etruscan land.

During our time together we discovered how the cycles of the moon can promote healing and transformation as well as readied ourselves for the full moon in Libra – which is about balance after all!

Of course a visit to Tuscany, wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to the nearby town of Volterra. From a high, dark, rocky hill, Volterra dominates the green valleys of the rivers Era and Cecina that flow through a land full of art and natural beauty. The Etruscans founded this city more than 2800 years ago, making it Tuscany’s oldest inhabited city.

Every Saturday Volterra comes alive with local vendors who pour in from the countryside displaying the tremendous abundance of this land. You delighted in samping the virgin olive oil, wildflower honey, pepper jams, truffles, as well as saffron, fennel pollen along side of gleaming fruits and vegetables. With our appetites awoken we lunched at one of our favourite restaurants, where the enchanting views were as tantalizing as the flavors on our plates!

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Other activities we enjoyed on the estate included a date with their beekeeper to discover how honeybees communicate and what we can learn from the beauty of this synergy. As the poet Kahlil Gibran put it: “To the bee, a flower is the fountain of life, and to the flower, the bee is a messenger of love.”

Many consider Borgo Pignano to be food for the soul. This secret haven tucked into the Tuscan countryside, with its gorgeous grounds, lavish farmhouse rooms, and attentive staff were only the forebearers for it’s food and wine. No one was quite prepared for their senses to be so ignited! Each meal here was a banquet of taste and artistry. We were impressed at the chef’s inventiveness on nourishing us with 3 & 4-course vegetarian meals each day and enchanted by the selection of wines that accompanied each meal – all chosen by Borgo Pignano’s master sommelier.

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Please note that because La Vita in Equilibrio Yoga Escapes and Retreats are limited to a small number of attendees, to allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike to work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.

Hold deposit is non-refundable.

Hold deposit (minus $200 Euros service fee) is transferable to another attendee.

Full balance due 42 days before start date of retreat.

No Cancellation requests other than transferring to another participate found by the original participant.

No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (see below) and that it is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the escape/retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

We recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in order that your trip fees will be covered should you or your family have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the escape/retreat. Most travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats will be refunded.

Notification of cancellation will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date. LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.


LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats and all persons involved in retreats (herein after referred to as “AGENTS”) act only in capacity as AGENTS for the participant in all matters connected with travel, sightseeing journeys and transportation, and as AGENTS hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned by any cause.

AGENTS will not be responsible for any damages or expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, strikes or to their conditions, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participant’s belongings.

All prices quoted are correct at time of printing, include the cost of operation of the journeys, and are subject to currency changes. AGENTS shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or journey participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of AGENTS for transportation, accommodation or sightseeing provider or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this journey.

This agreement supersedes all previous oral or written communications, representations, or agreements between the parties. Participants assume the risk involved when participating in yoga, foreign travel, and any and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat.

Participants agree that any and all disputes between Participants and LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats shall be governed by UK law.

Participants agree to mediate any and all disputes prior to the institution of any litigation. In the event of any litigation between the Parties to this agreement involving their respective rights or obligations, such litigation shall take place in the United Kingdom and the prevailing party shall be entitled to recovery of reasonable solicitors fees and court costs of litigation.

In regard to the stay during the yoga escape/retreat, AGENTS will provide safe, careful instruction and safe premises, but ask that each participant to take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat.

Modifications are given to students with specific needs. If participants are unsure of their physical ability due to previous injuries, they should seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner beforehand.

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