Creating Balance Between Body & Mind
with the Alexander Technique, Yoga & Ayurveda
San Gimignano, Italy
July 12 – 17, 2021
Due to COVID-19 and all that is happening in Italy, the United States and around the World we had to postpone our Retreat for this Summer 2020.
Be Well, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong we will get through this together!
Imagine yourself this Summer in magical Tuscany, Italy. Experiencing the opportunity for both learning and leisure time at the beautiful Villa Ducci. The Villa Ducci is located in a panoramic position with magnificent views overlooking the medieval town San Gimignano, less than 1.2 miles from the city center.
San Gimignano is one of the most magical hill-towns in Italy. Surrounded by 13th-century walls and fourteen medieval towers, this loved city is home to many beautiful sights including the Duomo di San Gimignano with its famous frescoes by Ghirlandaio. Villa Ducci is just outside the walls of the town, offering a peaceful setting with a swimming pool, Italian style home cooking, and cozy atmospheric accommodation. A more perfect place for a retreat is hard to imagine.
Immerse yourself in the study of the Alexander Technique, breath-centered Yoga, and the practical teachings of Ayurveda for everyday living. These three disciplines teach you how to create a healthy lifestyle. By seeing how your habit patterns interfere with your posture and movement, your breath, the food choices you make, and lifestyle habits that are no longer serving you.
Each day will include:
- Morning Yoga Class with Breath and Meditation Practices.
- Daily small-group Alexander Technique Classes.
- You will receive 4 Individual Alexander Technique Lessons.
- Specialty classes for musicians, singers, actors, professional speakers, etc.
- Ayurvedic talks on self-care, food as medicine, and working with the Five Sense Therapies.
- Discussions on how to bring self-care practices into your daily living.
In addition, there will be an opportunity to sign-up for a Tuscan Cooking Class, and a Wine Tasting at a Local Organic Winery. Time to explore the beautiful town of San Gimignano and the local area. Plus lounging by the poolside, making new friends and enjoying some quiet time.
Join Michael Frederick, Carol Prentice, John Nicholls, Paolo Frigoli and John Baron for 5-days of learning, exploring, fun and the magic of Italy!