Borgo Iesolana

Tuscany, Italy

Oct 1-8, 2016

A Few Spaces Available

Borgo Iesolana

Tuscany, Italy

May 21-28, 2016

0 Spaces Available

“For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery— back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”

D.H.Lawrence
Overview

Join world-renowned bestselling authors & wellness advocates Rich Roll & Julie Piatt for the transformative experience of a lifetime!

From October 1st through October 8th, we invite you to share an intimate week of yoga, meditation, exploration & transformation at a truly magical location - one of our favorite places on earth.

Iesolana is a magnificent country villa situated in the hills of Tuscany between Siena and Florence. Over the years, this "borgo" or inn, has been like a second home to us - the site of many yoga retreats Julie hosted over a ten-year period. Our experiences on retreat in Italy have stayed with us, informing much about our healthy lifestyle.

A long time in the making, we are thrilled to finally launch these retreats again, this time with an expanded platform focused on personal transformation, relationships, plant-based nutrition, and a holistic approach to unlocking and unleashing your best most authentic self.

The program is specifically designed to allow up close and personal connection with a select group in an intimate setting over an entire week, during which time we will share our experience, wisdom, tools and resources to promote lasting transformation in all who attend.

Over the course of seven days, we will share and intimately explore the tools, insights and inner work required to optimize your relationships, amplify your creative voice, integrate holistic wellness into your daily life and access your highest divine purpose to achieve wholeness.

Of course, plant-based deliciousness is on the menu for the entire week with cuisine designed by Julie and prepared by the expert chefs at Iesolana.

We will share, laugh, cry, sing, and dance our way into our best, most authentic lives! Each one of us was created from a divine design and if we all play our parts well and true, then the world will truly be a much better place.

Are you ready to transform your life? Then enter your email below and our producer Mel, will reserve your spot and answer any and all questions you may have about the retreat.

Bios

Julie and Rich are living examples of a couple truly living their most authentic lives. They offer each other loving support while maintaining their complete individuality within their relationship. Their transparency and honesty in sharing candidly about their differences in perspective and how they navigate the divide has been an inspiration to many people across the globe.

He's physical and she's spiritual. Together they balance each other to reach a more refined and grounded field of connection. Their authentic portrayal of the life struggles they endured to become more of who they are within their relationship permeate everything they do. Their brand of authenticity is inspiring to many - young, old, married or single all alike.

Rich Roll is a world renown ultra-endurance athlete, wellness advocate and public speaker. His best-selling book Finding Ultra has inspired thousands of individuals from all walks of life to live their most authentic life. In 2012, Rich launched the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, which has amassed a devoted, global audience with over 12 million downloads and counting.

Julie Piatt aka Ananda SriMati is a spiritual guide, host of her own podcast, vegan chef, and singer songwriter (she plays in a band with two of her four children). In 2015, she and Rich co-authored the best selling cookbook, The Plantpower Way. They have been profiled in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as leaders in living vital, healthy and authentic lives.

Leaders in the wellness field, Rich and Julie have devoted their lives to supporting and positively impacting individuals find their authentic voice and live connected meaningful lives. Together for over 17 years, they have managed to find the beauty in their struggles and thus a deeper bonding through the dark times.

During this intimate week, they are offering a week of transformation for a small group of 40 very special individuals. If you think that is you and that this is your divine appointment, please enter your email address and Mel, our producer, will be in touch with you to fill you in on all the details and help reserve your space.

Program

Saturday 1st
3:00 PM - Check-In/Orientation/Swag Bags
4:00 PM - Run with Rich
5:30 PM - Evening Yoga Julie & Leia
7:30 PM - Dinner: Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
9:00 PM - Welcome

Sunday 2nd - On Site Program Your Divine Blueprint
7:00-8:00 AM - Tea + Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Morning Yoga - Leia
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30-12:30 PM - Workshop: Intro To Living Your Best Authentic Self with Rich
1:00-2:00 PM - Lunch: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
2:30-4:30 PM - Workshop: Your Highest Divine Purpose-Meditation & Journaling Session with Julie
5:00-6:30 PM - Evening Hike with Mel and Trapper
7:30-9:00 PM - Dinner - The Plantpower Way Italia Food designed by Julie
9:00-11:00 PM - Music Performance & Movie

Monday 3rd - On Site Program Relationships/Creativity
7:00-8:00 AM - Tea + Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Yoga with Julie
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30 AM-12:30 PM - Workshop: Living Your Best Authentic Relationship with Julie & Rich
1:00-2:00 PM - Lunch: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
2:30-4:30 PM - Workshop: Accessing Creativity with Julie & Rich
5:00-6:30 PM - Evening Run with Rich
7:30-9:00 PM - Dinner: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
9:00-11:00 PM - Music Performance, DJ & Dancing

Tuesday 4th - Adventure to Siena
7:00-8:00 AM - Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Morning Yoga with Julie & Leia
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30 AM-6:30 PM - Adventure Day: Excursion to Siena
7:30 PM - Dinner: The Plantpower Way Italia Food designed by Julie
9:00 PM - Music Performance/Bedtime Meditation with SriMati/Julie

Wednesday 5th - On Site Program, Food As Medicine
7:00-8:00 AM - Tea + Light breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Yoga with Leia
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30-12:30 PM - Cooking Demo: Plantpower Italia with Julie
1:00-2:00 PM - Lunch: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
2:30-4:30 PM - Workshop: Maintaining Balance with Rich
5:00-6:30 PM - Evening Run with Rich
7:30-9:00 PM - Off-Site Culinary Adventure

Thursday 6th - Adventure to Firenze
7:00-8:00 AM - Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Morning Yoga with Julie
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30 AM-7:00 PM - Adventure Day: Excursion to Firenze - Journal/Photography
8:00 PM - Dinner: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
9:00 PM - Fireside Music Performance/Bedtime Meditation with Ana Leimma

Friday 7th - You Are Your Own Self Sustainable Eco System
7:00-8:00 AM - Tea + Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Yoga with Leia
10:00 AM - Morning Blends
10:30-12:30 AM - Holistic Integration: Your Own Self Sustainable Eco System with Julie & Rich
1:00-2:00 PM - Lunch: The Plantpower Way Italia Meal designed by Julie
2:30-4:30 PM - Workshop: Sacred Inner Marriage with Julie & Rich
5:00-6:30 PM - Free Time
7:30-9:00 PM - Dinner: Fire Ritual - Merging With Your Highest Divine Expression with Julie
Rich - Meditation Journey, Music Performance
9:00-11:00 PM Dancing & celebration

Saturday 8th
7:00-8:00 AM - Light Breakfast
8:15-9:45 AM - Morning Yoga: Julie & Leia
10:00 AM - Check Out

This schedule is subject to change, but should serve to give you a good idea of what you can expect if you join us on this adventure.

The Location

Iesolana is a magnificent country villa situated in the hills of Tuscany between Siena and Florence.

How to get to Borgo Iesolana

FROM FLORENCE, PISA, MILAN



Exit at VALDARNO on the A1 Florence-Rome motorway. After the Valdarno toll station, turn right and follow the signs to SIENA - MONTEVARCHI. At the next crossing, follow the signs for BUCINE. Passing a new modern bridge drive for about 12 kilometres and once you reach the roundabout keep follow the signs for BUCINE for another 3 kilometres until you reach the town of Bucine. Continue for about 1 kilometer in direction of Siena, without entering the town of Bucine. Turn left at sign for POGI ALTO and IESOLANA, and follow the signs for BORGO IESOLANA 2.5 km of country road.

FAQ

Who is this retreat designed for?

This retreat is for anyone wanting to live their most authentic life. This includes single people in a relationship traveling alone, couples attending together, and single people not in a relationship. Children under the age of 17 are not permitted.

What type of food will be served?

This retreat is for everyone - vegans, vegetarians, carnivores, pescatarians and omnivores alike. However, all food served during this retreat will be locally sourced and 100% plant-based. All the meals are designed by Julie Piatt in collaboration with the chefs at Iesolana. We will be dining out in a scenic location for one dinner and for lunches both in Siena and Florence (if you need meat or dairy, you can likely order it at one or all of these three meals during the trip where we will be offsite.) Wine is included with your meals. Rich and Julie don't drink any alcohol, but we are in Italy, so wine in moderation is fine. We are serving three meals per day along with morning superfood blends. Any additional alcohol, cappuccinos, snacks or food ordered off the menu will be served at additional costs.

What is the cost?

We are happy to offer a range of pricing for the week. The program pricing ranges from $4900 - $8500 depending on the room category. This pricing includes all meals, workshops, yoga classes and off site meals. Costs include all food, workshops, yoga, meditation, drinks & one healing session per person.

Costs do not include travel insurance (mandatory), ground transport or flights.

What if I need a roommate?

Mel Nahas, our producer and concierge, can connect you with a roommate. Mel has years of experience taking bands on tour around the world. She is well versed in matching energies and styles so that you will feel at home with your roomie.

Accomodations and Pricing

Depending on how you would like to experience Plantpower Tuscany we have rooms & pricing across 5 levels. There are a total of 7 self-contained villas on the estate which have 2-4 bedrooms & 2-3 bathrooms in each villa. There are also 3 completely private & self-contained apartments.

PRICING - SHARED VILLAS

Single Occupancy • Own Room 1 x Queen Bed • $7600 PP
Double Occupancy • Shared Twin Room 2 x TWIN BEDS • $5100 PP
Couple Occupancy • Own Room 1 x Queen Bed • $4900 PP

PRICING - PRIVATE APARTMENTS

Single Occupancy • Completely Private Apartment 1 x Queen Bed • $8500 PP
Couple Occupancy • Completely Private Apartment 1 x Queen Bed • $5800 PP

Costs include all food, workshops, yoga, meditation, drinks & healing session per person.

Costs do not include (travel insurance / mandatory), ground transport or flights.

Travel Insurance

Proof of Travel Insurance is required prior to departing for Plantpower Tuscany. We want to make sure everyone is covered in case of some unforeseen circumstance that would require the trip to be cancelled. Mel will be requesting a copy of your insurance certificate. We recommend looking at www.travelinsurance.com for a comprehensive round-up of available policies based on your personal details & requirements. The minimum insurance coverage requirements to attend Plantpower Tuscany are:

Trip Cancellation - $10,000
Trip Interruption - $12,000
Medical Evacuation - $1,000,000
Medical Protection - $50,000

Transportation

Ground transportation is not provided to Borgo Iesolana from the airport; however, all transportation needs while at the retreat are included. It is recommended that you rent your own vehicle so you can also explore this stunning region at your leisure.

Airports: Milan Malpensa, Linate.