Oct 1 - 8, 2018 | Gaia Gourmet Cuisine & Culture Retreat (with a side of Yoga) *IN ITALY* with Chef Naga & Liz Lindh

Oct 1 - 8, 2018 | Gaia Gourmet Cuisine & Culture Retreat (with a side of Yoga) *IN ITALY* with Chef Naga & Liz Lindh

Join us October 1 - 8, 2018 for Gaia Gourmet in Tuscany! We have crafted a delicious week with cooking classes, wine & cheese tasting, truffle hunting, sight seeing, shopping, daily Yoga and more! All of our culinary delights and adventures have been curated by Chef Naga in alignment with our Gaia Gourmet philosophy. We have chosen foodie-focused excursions (everything is optional), and have also left some unstructured time for you to explore on your own or relax with some quiet moments on this beautiful property (massage services available).

We will journey to another Sanctuary in the Chianti region of Tuscany, the heart of the “Golden Triangle” between Senna, Arezzo and Florence; La Selva di Giordano. This magical property, overlooking the gentle slopes of the Arno valley, is a vast 32 acre natural garden of ancient oaks, olive groves, grape vines and overflowing meadows with indigenous wild flora and fauna. Similar to our beloved Sanctuary in Costa Rica, two flowing streams of water enhance the potent high vibration of the land. The totally restored 17th century farmhouse, two additional smaller villas, a spacious studio specifically for Yoga, four salt water swimming pools and an outdoor amphitheater are peacefully nestled into this healing environment, intertwined as if in symbiosis. Although the main villa was built more than 300 years ago; the recent restoration has maintained the spirit of the house with respect to the original architecture and use of hand-made and natural materials following bio-architecture parameters. The design and decor are simple and comfortable, with inspiring use of light, art and antiques. The owner is an artist, visionary, florist and arborist who stumbled upon this run-down property while hiking and has passionately and wholeheartedly enlivened it beyond its original beauty.

For questions contact Liz at: thesanctuarycostarica@gmail.com or read more here.

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Monday October 1
1:00pm Meet in Florence for lunch to enjoy a vegetarian tasting menu with wine paring. From there will all ride the train together (purchase ticket online from Firenze S. M. Novella to Montevarchi-Terranuova) and share a shuttle from the station to La Selva with a stop at a local Slow Food farmer's market for savory delights and bio-dynamic Tuscan wines.
7:00pm Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Tuesday October 2
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Cooking Class with Lunch & Wine
7:00 Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday October 3
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Boutique Bio-Dynamic Winery Tour with lunch (additional charge)
7:00 Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Thursday October 4
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Montevarchi open air market, shopping & lunch out
Cheese Tasting (additional charge)
7:00pm Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Friday October 5
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Cooking Class with Lunch & Wine
7:00pm Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Saturday October 6
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Truffle Hunting with lunch (additional charge)
7:00pm Light dinner (bring your own wine)

Sunday October 7
8:30-10am Morning Yoga
10:00am Breakfast
Cooking Class with Lunch & Wine
7:00pm  Celebration Dinner

Monday October 8
9-10am Breakfast
10am Departure shuttle to Montevarchi-Terranuova Station

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REGISTER HERE

We have an early registration price for this retreat of $1800 USD (price increases to $2100 on April 8). This includes 2-3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day (no lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday), Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing, accommodations in a beautifully restored 17th century Tuscan Villa (double or triple occupancy room with shared bath) and full access to the common areas, daily housekeeping, access to laundry machines, wifi, a vegetarian tasting menu with wine paring in Florence, 90 minute asana & meditation practice each morning, round trip shuttle between Montevarchi-Terranuova Station and La Selva on arrival and departure days, 3 cooking classes & lunches with wine, unlimited enjoyment a 32 acre nature preserve including olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, hanging lounge beds in the forrest, chaise lounge beds for sun bathing and salt water swimming pools, and concierge assistance planning your travel. The retreat price does not include international transportation, lodging in Florence, optional group excursions, additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, or optional wellness services.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We are sorry but this retreat cannot provide vegan & gluten-free options.

Gaia Gourmet Retreat Deposit
500.00
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Gaia Gourmet Remaining Balance
1,300.00
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We also have a couple of upgrade options available to sweeten the deal:

Private Room
700.00

Upgrade to a private room with a queen bed and en-suite private bath with tub.

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Private Bath
150.00

Upgrade to a shared room with an en-suite private bath with shower.

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Queen Bed
75.00

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Private Villa
Price and availability upon request
Upgrade to a shared or private room in a smaller villa with private bath, private kitchen, private laundry, private garden, sundeck and salt water pool.