Retreat in Tuscany: Yoga, Meditation, Capoeira and More

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HTuscany for a full retreat of your favorite discipline inside a wonderful national park? It is possible at La Croce in the Casentino National Park. Here time is diluted, no need for a watch on your wrist. This is the perfect place to reconnect, all you will need is your body and soul to experience the beauty of an unexpected return to nature.

La Croce sits on the slopes of Mount Penna at 650 meters of altitude. The sun kisses this rural farmhouse from dawn to dusk in a natural setting of unmatched beauty. Oak, beech and chestnut forests partake the surroundings of the retreat with pastures and a river where to safely swim in the summer. The property is inside the large Casentino Sate Park, a wildlife refuge for boars, deers, wolves, porcupines and many bird species. The water running at the property is from two natural springs that deliver a continuous fresh stream. The location is also near the renown Camaldoli Hermit Monastery and the Sanctuary of Chiusi La Verna, where Saint Francis from Assisi received the stigmata. If hiking is a passion of yours, there is a trail departing from the retreat to La Verna, approximately one hour and a half away.

The property is a typically Tuscan farmhouse. The authentic environments with little frills offer all comforts, and bed and breakfast service is also offered. Here you get all the fascinating accents of Tuscany: sloped ceilings with wood pillars and beams, whitewashed walls, authentic cotto tiles and wood planks in bedrooms, a farmer’s fireplace, and a large communal kitchen where cooking is just a pleasure. The food served at La Croce is all organic or cultivated with organic methods on the property grounds. Eating is just one of the pleasures here. The large kitchen accommodates up to 40 people at a pinch, while the splendid panoramic outdoors are the preferred summer dinner spot.

Courses are held throughout the year, and various disciplines are welcomed. The outdoor shaded wooden patio overlooks the valley and provides for the perfect setting for Yoga, Capoeira and other martial arts. There also is an internal room with wooden floors to offer more space. The garden area is also a great exercise location. The beauty is that the retreat is open to already formed groups, but individuals can join in these groups if they wish to. The program run at La Croce is vary varied and includes activities like Yoga, Capoeira, Zen Meditation, Permaculture, Massage Courses, and Body Cleansing. If you organize seminars and stages, La Croce is the perfect retreat in Tuscany for you. Get more informations and contacts at the official website here La Croce website.
If you practice these activities and would like a holiday in Tuscany off the beaten track, check out the website program, or suggest the location to your instructors.

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