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Savasana & Sound: A Tuscan Summer Retreat

1st to 5th of July 2024

Be transported on this 4-night retreat to the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany for a journey of replenishment, creativity, and wander during this magical summer retreat. Join cousins, Souljourn Yoga Foundation founder, Jordan Ashley and sound and breathwork practitioner, Allison Bagg, as they guide you through morning and evening movement and sound journeys focused on ritual and restoration. Our mornings will culminate with an energizing yoga flow (led by Jordan) inspired on the elements, while Allison will create evening soundscapes filled with guided meditations, alchemy crystal singing bowls and other meditative instruments. Included in the tuition to this retreat is a 285 donation to Souljourn Yoga’s On the Ground Yoga Teacher Training Program (currently in Rwanda and Morocco), which empowers local women to teach yoga so that it can be accessible to everyone and anyone and adapted to serve global communities.

Alongside this nourishing retreat, we offer an array of additional activities and experiences. These include immersive workshops in the Villa Lena flower garden and the artists’ studios, 2x daily yoga and sound sessions, farm-to-table dining experiences, and even a hands-on Tuscan pasta-making workshop. All of these activities take place in the enchanting setting of Villa Lena, where guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations with views of the charming pink villa, take a dip in the heated pool, explore the mystical woodlands, and explore the artists’ studios for a delightful aperitivo.

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Retreat Highlights

  • 2x daily yoga & sound experiences
  • Opening & Closing Circle
  • Orto Visit and Farm to Table Experience
  • Picnic
  • Guided hike 
  • Pasta Making Workshop
  • Creative Workshop with Artists in Residency
  • Goody Bag
  • Farm to Table dining experiences
  • 285donation to Souljourn Yoga Foundation’s On the Ground Yoga Training Program

All set within the grounds of Villa Lena, 500 hectares of wild Tuscan nature.

Accommodation and Bookings

Villa Lena creates its own unique universe, blending rich cultural heritage with contemporary vibrancy, offering an exceptional setting for an immersive, hands-on experience. Amidst striped parasols and wild fennel, discover tranquil hideaways where you can unwind, savor Villa Lena’s rosé during the artist aperitivo, or lose yourself in a captivating book by the pool.

Our guests will find resplendent rooms with magnificent views of the picturesque Tuscan hills. The program provides abundant opportunities for exploration and personal reflection, allowing you to fully enjoy Villa Lena’s amenities, including a heated pool and a peaceful yoga studio.

Prices begin at €2,149.00 per person, encompassing a four-night stay with full board and all planned activities. Any additional beverages and extras will be conveniently billed to your room. Choose from a range of accommodation options, such as Fattoria Superior, Fattoria Large Superior, San Michele Large Superior, and Renacchi apartments.

For more information and booking inquiries, please reach out to host@villa-lena.it or follow the provided link.

Meet your hosts

Jordan Ashley

While embracing New York City’s fast-paced yoga culture, Jordan Ashley (MA Human Rights and PhD candidate) recognized a need for a more service-based practice; a need for experiences which give perspective to the self through selflessness.Drawing on her experience of travel and of being a full-time yoga teacher, she created Souljourn Yoga Foundation in 2016 as an avenue for the practitioner who wants more than a yoga retreat. She anchored it in the desire to expand equal education across the globe. Feeling extremely blessed to be given the opportunity for education and to have a voice in society, she felt it was imperative to raise both awareness and funds for young women who are denied such essential human rights. Jordan is an activist, writer, yoga teacher, and Tedx speaker whose work has been featured by Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire UK, and more.

Allison Bagg

Allison Bagg is a sound healer, breathwork facilitator, intuitive guide and artist based in Los Angeles. She utilizes a plethora of modalities to help clients ground into their bodies, establish strong boundaries and open portals to the magic and abundance within. Certified in gong, crystal alchemy singing bowls, planetary chimes and tuning forks, Allison aims to bring together both hemispheres of the brain in a beautiful marriage of spirit and science. Everything is vibration, after all, and by tuning ourselves like instruments, we can heal everything from the physical on a cellular level, as well as the spiritual, energetic and vibrational forces within.

Itinerary

July 1

Check In

Welcome Circle (Yoga & Sound)

Dinner

 

July 2

Morning Yoga

Breakfast

Pasta Making Workshop (optional)

Arts Foundation Tour

Sound Journey

Dinner

 

July 3

Morning Yoga

Breakfast

Orto Visit and Farm to Table Experience

Guided Hike

Yin and Sound

Dinner

 

July 4

Morning Yoga

Breakfast

Picnic

Creativity Workshop

Closing Circle (Yoga & Sound)

Celebration Dinner

 

July 5

Breakfast

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