Body by Simone Italy

the Italian art of living

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Unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This retreat embraces the abundance of Fall as an amazing harvest time, offering exclusive BBS workouts, and authentic experiences like truffle-hunting, Tuscan style cooking classes, and daily restoration.

Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of self-care, relaxation, and rejuvenation amidst the beauty of one of Italy's most enchanting regions.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany lies a tranquil oasis, a wellness retreat in the breathtaking Villa Lena. The majestic 17th-century villa is the quintessential Tuscan countryside with its organic farm, lush nature and contemporary art.

Imagine waking up to the gentle chirping of local birds and the soft caress of sunlight streaming through the windows of your elegant room.

Start your morning with a revitalizing workout with Simone, who will guide you through her signature BBS cardio and strength exercises, helping you cultivate a sense of strength, balance and inner peace.

Afterward indulge in a nutritious breakfast featuring locally sourced ingredients. Nourish your body with delicious meals prepared with care by our talented chefs, who transform the bounty of the surrounding land into culinary delights that support optimal health.

Indulge in the ultimate sensory journey with our curated experiences. Embark on a truffle-hunting adventure. Next, immerse yourself in a farm-to-table culinary experience where you will learn to transform locally sourced ingredients into gourmet delights as you prepare your lunch.

Unleash your creativity in our art class, where you will explore the world of watercolor painting using foraged plants gathered from the grounds of the villa. Then tantalize your tastebuds with our exclusive wine tasting experience featuring the region's varietals. Savor the rich flavors and aromas of locally produced wines, whilst soaking in the beauty of the sunset.

In between activities take time to unwind and relax, take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful grounds of the villa, capture your thoughts and dreams in the art of journaling or find your inner peace and clarity through some quiet moments of meditation.

Join Simone each evening for a recovery class of gentle movement and flow. Then engage in enlightening fireside chats, where you will connect with fellow participants and share stories, wisdom and laughter under the starlight Tuscan sky.

We promise an unforgettable experience that will nourish your spirit and leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized and ready to embrace life with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity.

Farm-to-table experience, wine tasting at the villa and an amazing private truffle hunting experience!

Fall is the time when truffles are ready to be harvested. The area that Villa Lena is situated in is famous for it’s highest quality, delicious and large truffle yield. People travel from far and wide for this annual ritual. Our group will have a guided truffle hunt in the countryside, followed by a pasta-making cooking class (including truffle of course!).

We have two wellness spaces for this retreat, one is a light and airy room in the main Villa, with views onto verdant gardens. The second is a yoga deck behind the Villa swimming pool area that has stunning views over rolling Tuscan hills, vineyards and olive groves. Wellness classes twice daily alternate between yoga spaces.

we invite you to allow us to take care of your schedule, your wellness routine, your nourishing meals and where you lay down your head at night.

meet wonderful curious souls from all over the world, experience the joy of lasting connections and nurture your own ability to experience and truly allow pleasure.

wellness isn’t worth it if you’re not enjoying yourself in the process.

we want you to experience Italy through the expertise of locals who truly know and understand the region, the country, the culture, and the traditions.

Our group will be staying in Fattoria, which is situated in the hub of the property, close to the indoor yoga studio. Fattoria will offer large shared rooms. For those wanting to stay in single private rooms, the 17th-century converted farmhouse, Renacchi, will be your choice. Through innovative and stylish renovations, the historic countryside architecture has been transformed into a series of light, stylish and comfortable apartments. All rooms have original artworks, and antique furniture. Renacchi is 7min walk from the main hub, so it promises us privacy and serenity. 

itinerary

check in: 2pm

5-6pm: gentle flow (stretch and get some movement in, after such a long day of travel)

7pm: dinner

8am - 9am: Body by Simone work out 9am - 12pm (noon): Nutritious breakfast followed by free-to-be-time. Time to explore the property, take a stroll in the countryside around it, or simply journal and relax in your room. 12pm (noon) - 3pm: Farm to table experience. We will pick the vegetables available in the garden and we will cook a delicious organic lunch, Tuscan style, and we will feast by eating what we have prepared. 3pm - 4.30pm Rest and relax 4.30-6pm: Body by Simone workshop 7pm Dinner

7.30am - 8.30am: Body by Simone work out 8.30am - 9am: Nutritious breakfast 9.30am - Truffle hunting. We are off campus, to hunt some delicious truffles. We will have a private driver and a guide, escorting us in the Tuscan countryside. At the end of this experience, we will return to the villa, and we will cook pasta with truffles, feasting with that we got from Mother Nature! 3pm - 4.30pm Rest and relax 4.30-6pm: Body by Simone workshop 7pm Dinner

8am - 9am: Body by Simone work out 9am - 10am: Nutritious breakfast 11am - 12pm(noon): Art class In these sessions guided by artist Molly Reeder, participants will explore the world of watercolor painting using foraged plants around the VL site and will learn how to capture intricate details of food and botanical subjects with pencils. Through sketching, shading, and brushwork, attendees will immerse themselves in the fundamentals of visual art, with a particular emphasis on mindfulness and attentive observation. 12pm (noon) - 3pm: Free-to-be-time 3pm - 4.00pm Rest and relax 4.00-5.30m: Body by Simone workshop 6pm - 9pm Wine tasting and Last Dinner in Tuscany!

Breakfast and goodbyes!

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Body by Simone Italy

the Italian art of living

host

Simone De La Rue

After a successful dance career performing on Broadway, London’s West End and her native Australia, Simone made a natural transition to the fitness industry becoming a certified NASM CPT, and Pre/PostNatal specialist. 

Certified Coach and creator of Body By Simone, which Forbes named 'Hollywood’s hottest workout Empire,' she is often recognized from her work on E! Network's Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian. Her clients include Oscar® and Grammy® winners, super models, and moms.

room options

single room

  • single occupancy
  • 3,050 per person

shared room

  • shared occupancy
  • 3,150 per person

for both rooms

included ↓

• 4 nights and 5 days lodging at Villa Lena

• daily breakfasts and dinners

• wine tasting experience at Villa Lena
• farm-to-table cooking class, including lunch

• truffle hunting excursion and cooking class including lunch

• watercolor painting class with a local artist

• personalized daily group fitness hosted by Simone de la Rue in a private yoga studio at Villa Lena

• yoga mats and blocks

• yogando's concierge on-site presence

• taxes, VAT, wi-fi

not included ↓

• lunch, whereas not specified

• wine and any alcoholic beverages at dinner (expect for the wine tasting)


• trip insurance (highly recommended)

• excursions to the closest biggest cities, Pisa and Siena

• any personal shopping on site or during excursions 

• airport transfer (we will organize this once the group is formed)

• air fare

location

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faq's

accommodation

what are the accommodations like? ↓

accommodations depend on your customized itinerary. We never stay at hostels or hotels below 4 stars. We strive to create an experience that ensures comfort, quality and safety

who am I rooming with? ↓

if you travel solo, we will match you with someone of the same gender unless you request a roommate. To request a roommate, make sure both you and your roommate add each other's names to the "Special Requests" section at booking or email at contact@yogandoretreats.com

what if I can no longer travel? ↓

your down payment is fully refundable until your spot is confirmed. Once your spot is confirmed you can cancel or transfer to a different trip for a fee and receive a Trip Credit for your remaining down payment up until 60 days prior to departure

activities

do I need to participate in all the listed activities? ↓

not at all. However, if you signed up for a listed activity and you cannot attend that day, we will not refund your payment

attendance

what if I arrive late for my trip? ↓

we understand that things can happen and that flights can be delayed. In general we will not be able to refund you for your trip paid, for any nights you are delayed. Please, promptly inform the person of our team who is on site and who can reschedule airport pick up and how to join the group

what is not included in the retreat? ↓

flights, insurance, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, wine

what type of excursions and tours are provided? ↓

since we customize all our retreats, activities depend on the retreat theme and on the hosts requests

how many attendees on each trip? ↓

retreats can cap between 10 to 15 travellers but it changes from trip to trip

where do I meet everyone? ↓

the trip brochure listing the detailed itinerary will be released at least 3 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel and airport transfer information

also, before your trip, you’ll be invited to a group chat in what’s app to meet the other travellers and start exchanging information

payments

is a down payment required? ↓

a 25% down payment is due at the time of booking

The down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed at which time it becomes non-refundable (you will receive an email when your spot is confirmed)

The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior to the retreat departure, unless you have agreed on a payment plan. If you book within 60 days from trip start, the full amount will be due at booking, but still refundable until your spot is confirmed
See all of our terms & conditions

what is your cancellation policy? ↓

See all of our terms & conditions Our cancellation policy is as follows: Your spot is pending: The 25% down payment is fully refundable Your spot is confirmed: The 25% down payment is non-refundable 60 days or less before trip start: 100% non-refundable

when will my spot be confirmed? ↓

when the trip reaches the minimum amount of attendees. We recommend not booking a flight until your spot is confirmed

trip

what is included in the retreat? ↓

We generally include accommodations, listed meals, your wellness classes, workshops, and guided activities relevant to the theme of your retreat. If listed, we also include ground transportation

what is not included in the retreat? ↓

flights, insurance, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, wine

what type of excursions and tours are provided? ↓

since we customize all our retreats, activities depend on the retreat theme and on the hosts requests

how many attendees on each trip? ↓

retreats can cap between 10 to 15 travellers but it changes from trip to trip

where do I meet everyone? ↓

the trip brochure listing the detailed itinerary will be released at least 3 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel and airport transfer information also, before your trip, you’ll be invited to a group chat in what’sapp to meet the other Travellers and start exchanging information