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Slow Down & Savor: Mindful Living, Yoga & Italian Culture Retreat

San Casciano, FL

The Details

Step into a week of slowing down and savoring the art of “slow living” in a carefully personalized, supported and small group setting.

This all-inclusive retreat is located at a private villa is nestled amongst the unique Chianti landscape, which hosts rolling hills covered with fields of family vineyards and olive groves that date back generations.

Wander amongst the olive trees and grapevines, swim in the salt water pool, enjoy a massage or reiki treatment, take a meditation walk along small winding paths that were put in place hundreds of years ago, or simply rest in a hammock under the olive trees with a book.

This is your week to slow down, savor and practice the art of mindfulness and presence.
Slow Down & Savor: The Practices
Over the course of the week, we will celebrate our relationship with nature and our innate personal power. This retreat is designed to allow you to shift your perspective in order to rise towards living as the person you always knew yourself to be.

Twice daily inspiring “slow yoga”, combining hatha, yin and restorative yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions allow you to ease into your day and prepare you for a blissful night of rest and restoration.

This retreat is designed for all levels of practitioner, including absolute beginners.

All are welcome.
Slow Down & Savor: Life as a local
During the week, you will meet many fun and passionate local artists and producers who carry forth the traditions of food, wine and culture that is exclusive to the Chianti.
Included in the Retreat Package…

  • Luxury Accommodations
  • Vegetarian inspired & locally sourced healthy meals [breakfast, lunch & dinner]
  • Morning & afternoon yoga classes
  • Deep relaxation & meditation classes
  • Nature walks, swimming, sunbathing
  • Yoga mats & props
  • Pool loungers, towels
  • Welcome package with gifts
  • Organic wine tastings
  • Pizza party night
  • Polenta dinner party
  • Breadmaking class with the most famous baker in the Chianti [both gluten and non-gluten breads!]
  • Group airport transfers
  • WIFI connection

Private tours with transportation and designated local tour guide include…


  • Guided local trek & picnic
  • Tour and tasting at a local and award winning olive oil producer
  • Tour and tasting at a renowned organic honey producer
  • Tour and tasting at a local historic family winery
  • Tour and lunch at a local cashmere producer
  • Tour and demonstration at a local wood artisan studio
  • Tour local Chianti villages
  • Tour the Chianti’s famous Golden Valley

About the Director

Jen Warakomski, E500 RYT & Reiki Master Healer, has been leading transformational retreats since 2009. Learn more here.


Aug 27 @ 04:00PM - Sep 2 @ 10:00AM

San Casciano in Val di Pesa
San Casciano, FL
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About Jen Warakomski
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I am an E500 Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Reiki Master and Ayurvedic Consultant from New York City, now based in Tuscany, Italy. 

One of my deepest joys is to teach and share the wonders, technique and mystique of Classical Yoga, along with the therapeutic power of meditation and relaxation that is achieved through Yoga, Ayurveda and Reiki Healing. 

I lead private and public group classes, bespoke wellness retreats, trainings and workshops in the Tuscany region, along with offering Teacher Trainings, Wellness Retreats and Reiki Initiations in Europe, America, Central America and India. 

For bookings or inquiries, you can connect with me online here or via my website, Facebook, Instagram.

Pranams & Peace!