Fully Embodied: Body Positive Italian Retreat

with Thea Pueschel in Cinigiano, Italy

From $1155 Per person

6 nights in Cinigiano, Italy
Sun Mar 18 - Sat Mar 24, 2018

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You're busy, your body feels tight, you feel that sense of wanderlust swelling in your heart, you crave a yoga adventure but aren't sure if you have the right body. If you can breathe, you can yoga.
- Thea Pueschel


You work hard, your inner critic is always on full blast, and you crave just getting away for a little bit. You want to turn down that inner critic, enjoy life, and be able to perform at your best in your work, relationships and life in general. Scientific studies show that vacations

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your productivity
  • You'll sleep better
  • Make you more productive at work
  • Strengthen your relationships
  • Increase focus and attention
  • Decrease stress related illness

Join Thea Pueschel and an amazing warm welcoming community in the hills of Tuscany for a 7-day 6-night yoga adventure. Enjoy a body positive environment, where everybody is a good body because without your physical body it would be really hard to enjoy Italy, and that would be sad.  You'll enjoy intuitive movement, delicious food, soul nourishing meditation, and fun flows.

You are a beautiful being of sensation as such you will experience:

  • Beautiful vistas
  • Yoga movement based on advanced body mechanics and functional anatomy
  • Modifications offered as needed
  • A deeper understanding of how your body moves not just what a pose looks like
  • The deepest Savasanas of your life 

Thea's classes are trauma-sensitive and body positive. 

What's Included


7 days 6 nights at Le Pianore


Includes daily breakfast and dinner


2 hours of Yoga daily. Yoga class may include Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Core Strength Vinyasa


hiking, hiking


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

cooking classes, wine tasting

Getting There

It takes 1 hour 45 minutes to get to the venue from the airport. Airport transportation is not provided.

We always suggest to book a transfer with

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Rome, Pisa, Florence, Perugia and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor

Thea Pueschel
Yoga Ambassador

My classes are engaging, deep and thoughtful. You’ll laugh, you’ll swear, you'll melt into the depths of your subconscious, and you will feel more connected to being you in this body you have today than you have ever felt before. I am a body-positive yoga instructor and hypnotherapist. The source of my inspiration to bring body positivity into your life began when, as a hypnotherapist, I worked with several professional martial artists, yoga teachers, scientists and engineers and found that body shame doesn’t have a particular size, occupation, gender or age and it prevents us from living our life fully. When we feel good in our bodies we are able to make choices that benefit us. When we feel negatively, it tends to hinder us in living our most authentic and rewarding life. I first began teaching in Los Angeles, then Brea, CA (North Orange County) and I have had the pleasure of sharing my practice in Desert Hot Springs, New York, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Austin and San Antonio Texas. I believe Yoga is for everyone, but not all poses are one size fits all. I teach from a functional anatomy model, meaning that your body is unique therefore your poses are unique. So much more goes into a pose than aesthetics.

I’m also a master teacher trainer in the Core Strength Vinyasa style, and have had an unrequited thirst for knowledge with a plethora of trainings in yoga and other fields of study under my belt such as Curvy Yoga, Hatha, Anusara, Yin, Hypnotherapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Guided Imagery, Meditation, and more.

About Thea Pueschel


March 18 - 24, 2018

Le Pianore

The villas are immersed within a 50 ha estate of rolling hills, vineyards, groves and woodlands. Having no immediate neighbours means we have total privacy, and no noise restrictions or curfew; making it an ideal venue for a retreat or a special celebration such as a wedding or birthday. The gardens are a playground for adults and children alike: lime, oak and cherry trees provide shade, while lavender and thyme, roses, jasmine and broom perfume and enliven the landscape. Dip into our swimming pool for respite from the midday heat and enjoy lounging on the deck chairs until sunset, watching the sky turn red and feeling the cool evening air descend.

We have been hosting retreats and providing support to teachers and workshop leaders for more than a decade. Many of our clients return year after year, becoming friends along the way. We feel that teamwork is key to creating extraordinary experiences and we will help you craft a unique and inspiring program: from planning your menu and tailoring activities to making you and your guests feel at home in our home.

A multifunctional studio with plenty of natural light, it is generously equipped with yoga and tatami mats, tables, chairs and blankets as well as a sound system. For those wishing to practice immersed in nature, there is a large sundeck and a shaded porch adjacent to the studio. In the cooler months the space is kept warm and cosy by a wood burning stove.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are available for purchase


  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes
  • Hair dryers
  • Towels
  • Laundry facilities for self-service
  • Sound system for instructor use in yoga/fitness space

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps
  • yoga bolsters
  • physio balls

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $295 deposit!

The Quad

4 single beds. En suite bathroom. Direct access to garden


per person

4 guests

The Suite

Large room in private wing of the house with private terrace. Queen bed, supplementary single bed. En suite bathroom with bathtub. Access to garden through first floor living room. 


per person

3 guests


The Cottage

Cosy duplex situated between the Villa Campostefani and the San Francesco studio. Large room with queen bed and supplementary single bed, en suite bathroom and balcony on the first floor. Own private living room with kitchen and daybed (possible extra bed) on the ground floor.


per person

3 guests

Nonno's room

An en-suite double room with supplementary single bed


per person

3 guests


The Rock room

STANDARD TWIN ROOMS En suite bathroom with shower. Direct access to garden.


per person

2 guests


The Guest room

STANDARD ROOMS En suite bathroom with shower. Direct access to garden.


per person

2 guests


The Piccola

Shared bathroom with THE FRENCH ROOM. Access to garden through first floor living room. 


per person

1 guest


The French Room

Shared bathroom with THE PICCOLA ROOM. Access to garden through first floor living room. The bed is a three quarter size


per person

1 guest

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  • Stephanie
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 24 2017

Perfect trip from beginning to end. Breathtaking Tuscan views from your comfy room. Delicious, fresh cheeses, vegetables, breads and regional dishes prepared and served with love. So enjoyed roaming the countryside, exploring flora and fauna, tasting the fruits of the land...all with the brightest of blue skies. Day trips to Siena, private wine tastings, charming towns and villages put you right inside the heart and soul of the region. Hosts Elena and Enrica charmed us from our first hello-hug to our last kisses goodbye and our drivers proved fun and engaging. Give yourself this trip; you will be glad you did!

  • Melissa
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 25 2017

The trip was beyond my expectations and Le Pianore was the perfect, quaint, BEAUTIFUL spot for the retreat. From waking up each morning to the sound of chirping birds, practicing yoga in a studio with the most spectacular views imaginable to the tasty, healthy, fresh meals each day and fantastic off-site excursions that were planned. And the Micillo family (proprietors) were so lovely and accommodating to all of our needs and requests. Kudos, also, to Julie and Jana for all of their hard work and planning that went into putting together this wonderful trip!

  • Jana
  • Ambassador
  • Jul 28 2017

Cinigiano was truly amazing! Le Pianore was beautiful and the food was perfect. I would recommend this trip to any and everyone.

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