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Vino & Vinyasa!

Sept 28 - Oct 5th, 2019

 

A MEDITATION and Yoga RETREAT for your soul.

Join Paul Teodo, Leah Santa Cruz and Shirley Shivhon (plus a group of awesome people) for this dream retreat in Tuscany! 8 days and 7 nights at an incredibly comfortable and charming farmhouse estate. We’ll be overlooking rolling hills and vineyards, right next to a winery and olive-oil farm. Yum! Expect daily workshops, yoga and meditation, plus plenty of spa-relax time and local adventures.

Paul and Leah’s retreats are always filled with laughter, new friendships and shared wisdom. This is part relaxing retreat and part transformational workshop - you’ll be guided through daily activities that inspire personal growth and improvement in the areas of your self-esteem, relationships and career. Shirley is a Tuscany local that will be showing us all the hidden gems of the area- from a cooking class in a castle to strolls around medieval villages and remarkable nature that’s nothing short of magic.

soul-gushing happiness awaits.

 
 

 
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Some of the benefits:

  • Transformational talks and workshops to inspire your growth

  • Daily yoga and meditation to bring you into one-ness and bliss

  • Fun connection games that will expand your heart’s capacity for love

  • Free time for medieval village adventures (cue the accordion music!)

  • Connect to nature- romantic vineyards, rolling-hills, lakes and cypress trees

  •  New life-long friends of yogis, world-travelers and genuinely kind people

  • Spa treatments & pool lounging - pamper yourself and relax

  •  Live guitar meditations led by Paul for an out-of-body experience

  •  Delicious farm-to-table meals and tomatoes out of this world!

  •  Unforgettable cultural experiences will expand your perspective on life

I have come to believe the path to enlightenment is a series of awakenings, not just one single moment of clarity, but I promise if you come to Leah and Paul with an open mind, Paul will awaken your body and Leah will awaken your soul.
— AJ Marchisello
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Program Includes - A Whole Lot!

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  • Nature walks and exploring Tuscany’s hidden treasures (vineyards, secret lake, quant medieval villages)

  •  Daily yoga (all levels: power + restorative)

  • Daily meditation that will deepen your practice for the rest of your life

  •  Massage therapy treatments available (add-on)

  •  2 daily meals (can provide vegetarian, vegan or dairy/gluten-free options)

  • Authentic pasta making class and some of the best food you’ve ever had!

  • Dharma talks to deepen your at-home yoga and meditation practice

  •  Intimacy/relationships workshop, breathwork and qigong

  •  Full use of salt-water swimming pools (nearby hot-springs available too!)

  • Private meditation, coaching or yoga sessions available

  •  Olive-oil tasting with the group (wine tasting also available)

  •  WiFi at the resort, and lots of reasons not to need it ;-)

Does Not Include

  • Flights or airport transfer

  • Travel insurance

  • Additional night’s stay

For full booking terms and conditions click here.

 
 

From Past Retreaters

“This was everything that I didn’t know I needed. I went on the retreat to escape the daily hustle of the startup world and recharge my batteries. Through all of the thought and preparation that Leah and Paul put in, the workshops, adventures and experiences led to a transformational mind and body experience.”

- Doug Shankman, CEO

“I went in with no expectation - besides exploring a new part of the world while getting some tools to cope better and release past pains. What I ended up getting was an amazing release from trauma while making new lifelong friendships in the most beautiful setting in the world. I’m no amateur and it takes a ton to impress me and I can’t stop singing their praises. Paul and Leah led us though an experience and curated an adventure that including excursions that not only bonded us all further but opened us up to reveal more than we would have on our own. This retreat was so well planned that we didn’t have to worry about anything, in an entirely different culture and language. They made us all so comfortable with each other and ourselves that it led to breakthroughs for each and every participant. I ended up staying longer and traveling with my new friends and have already made plans with them all now at home! We became so close and did so many incredible new things and still had time for lectures, yoga, meditation and breathwork.

Therapy doesn’t do what this week did. Do yourself a favor and follow these incredible teachers to any country and let them break you open and teach you how to heal your wounds and live the better life you deserve. This is the gift to yourself that will keep on giving. I promise.”

- Lauren Sarafan, LA Writer

Accommodation & Rates

About the Farmhouse villa

Located between Florence, Siena and Arezzo with magnificient views - this charming farmhouse “borgo” overlooks the chianti hills and vineyards. You’ll enjoy two beautiful, panoramic salt-water pools and a private terrace in your apartment. The in-house chefs are touted as some of the best in Tuscany, for authentic Italian food that will surpass your tastebuds’ wildest dreams!

Room Options

Come alone or with someone, we have options for you! The apartments are spacious, elegant and boast fully equipped kitchens, air-con and comfortable beds!

Most of our retreaters come solo but it’s a beautiful experience to share with a loved one.  :)

Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit!

(non-refundable - goes towards total balance)

Click ‘RESERVE MY SPOT’ below, then go to the checkout cart to submit your $500 deposit.

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Package #1: Double (shared) Room
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$2495

Features: Shared bathroom and bedroom with two twin beds. Terrace, living room with flat screen tv, dining area with fully equipped kitchen, heating, dishwasher, hairdryer, refrigerator, kitchenware, oven, stovetop.

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Package #2: Single (private) Room
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Package #2: Single (private) Room

$2995

Features: Private bedroom with a double sized bed. Terrace, living room with flat screen tv, dining area with fully equipped kitchen, heating, dishwasher, hairdryer, refrigerator, kitchenware, oven, stovetop.

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Package #3: For two people- Private Room
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Package #3: For two people- Private Room

$4990

Price for two people includes a private room with double-size bed. Terrace, bathroom, living room with flat-screen tv, dining area with fully equipped kitchen, heating, dishwasher, hairdryer, refrigerator, kitchenware, oven, stovetop.

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Meet the Teachers

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Paul Teodo

“Paul is the first yoga teacher I’ve experienced who actually laughs and smiles as he’s kicking your ass, to the point where you forget that you’re sweating and doing more than you thought you were capable of. Then he takes out the guitar and the sound healing begins. He’s a badass athlete that makes any student want to push a little more and go a little deeper without any pressure. I’m not sure how he even does it. He truly cares about every person and every variation for every student. He has a range of classes, from yin to slow flow to sweaty. This guy has the goods and you can’t help but show up for any class he’s teaching. His spirit shines through and I loved working with him daily!”

- Lauren, Los Angeles

Paul teaches a power-vinyasa flow class with emphasis on alignment and breath, with variations for students at all levels. During the class, he teaches mindfulness as well as physical asana. With uplifting music his classes are fun and challenging. Yoga and meditation have improved every aspect of my life, and it has helped me overcome issues with depression and anxiety. Being more awake is a gift this practice gives us, and he tries to pass on all he has learned along his path to my students.

Paul studied under YogaWorks, senior trainers David Kim and Jesse Schein, Sara Ivanhoe, Travis Eliot and Dr. Lorin Roche.

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Leah Santa Cruz

“When I first met Leah, I felt like I had known her forever with her wide smile and open warmth. I have been meditating for 10 years on my own, but Leah brought in new ways to meditate and changed up my practice that has enhanced my daily experience.

She is a cool nerd with all her wisdom that she brings from her experience, the books she’s read and the many teachers she’s studied with. She’s an eternal student herself and her teaching style is so effortless and heartfelt. Leah is dedicated to introducing people to their best selves and she shares so much of her own story that it helps you brave sharing your own.”

- Lauren, Los Angeles

Leah is an Meditation and Yoga Teacher and Intimacy Coach who loves to empower people with tools to live stress-free and have loving relationships. 

Her background began with a degree in psychology and neuroscience, followed by a decade-long, fast-paced tech career for Microsoft and Thrive Market. 

Meditation, yoga and mindfulness pulled her out of rock-bottom, burn-out. After being mentored and launching a spiritual community center in Venice Beach, she went on to teach worldwide. Leah has studied with Dr. Lorin Roche, Mark Whitwell and Steve Ross. 

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Shirley Shivhon

“Everything about the retreat was perfect. Shirley is a wonderful yoga teacher who understands the different needs of all individuals. I had never done yoga before and she provided some alternative poses which I could practice whilst those more experienced could practice more advanced poses.

We had two sessions a day including meditation sessions which I really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend going on one of her yoga retreats even if you’re a beginner- I am and still really enjoyed myself and had a lovely relaxing time in the countryside with the sweetest ladies.”

– Alexandra Brosens-Doy

Shirley was born in Israel and raised in southern Cali before finding her way to Tuscany. She’s a yoga teacher who works from the inside out, and her daily practice greatly informs her life.

In a high intensity and fast paced world, yoga has always been her favorite tool for dealing with daily pressures and stress. Students find her a joy to work with, because along with her talent and passion, she brings a unique equanimity to any situation. Yoga isn’t something she just does, it is something she lives.

Shirley is recognized for her down-to-earth approach to wellness. She’s studied with Steve Rosh, Ish Moran and It’s Yoga Firenze studio.

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TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY

For full terms and conditions please CLICK HERE.

To reserve your spot, please submit your deposit and retreat participant form by clicking “RESERVE MY SPOT” button above on your desired room.

If you wish to cancel your retreat, please note - we do not refund deposits or payments made towards the retreat. You are welcome to gift your spot to a friend however. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, natural disaster, terrorism, civil unrest, virus, health changes, personal emergencies, or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. If you’re unsure of whether you will need to cancel - we highly suggest investing in trip insurance via InsureMyTrip - and selecting “cancel for any reason” coverage. This will ensure yourself in the case of any changes in your plans.