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2023 Retreat –  Sept. 23-30

Save the date! Contact me to be on the list for details coming soon.

(info on these pages are for the 2022 retreat just past)

Retreat Details

When: June 4-11, 2022

What: Retreat to the heart of Tuscany when the sunflowers are in full bloom! Experience a luxurious villa in an authentic Italian village, with characteristic architecture, history, unique shops, cafes, and locals riding their bikes around town.

Where: Lucca, Italy (Tuscany)
Our villa sits in the Tuscan hills above Lucca, a classic walled town, one of the few remaining intact, about 1 hour from Florence and about the same from the coast.

Why: Tuscany holds a special place in my heart, as I lived there for a year and have made many trips back in recent years. The people, the food, the land, all are rich with diversity and deliciousness! I speak Italian fluently and look forward to sharing Tuscany’s treasures with you. I teach classical yoga & meditation, and will be offering a variety of practices for all levels. My specialty for the past 20 years has been Yoga Therapy and I am the author of 3 books on yoga, meditation and spiritual living.  I hope you’ll join me, for a week of love, laughter, friendship and the Italian bella vita!

Optional Activities

  • Additional nights in Florence
  • Private Chianti and San Gimignano Boutique Winery tour/ tasting
  • Private Cinque Terre boat tour
  • Massages
  • Private Yoga Therapy sessions


For those who wish to venture out on their own, the train station is approx. 15 minute walk from the villa and/or taxis are available. Day excursions to Florence, Pisa, Siena, Porto Venere and many other quaint Tuscan towns are easily accessible.

Note: Participate in what you wish, skip the rest. You are supported in making your retreat perfect for you!


Room Type
Double occupancy rooms with private en suite bathroom (can be king bed or two twins)
$2,792 / person
Double occupancy rooms with shared baths (two twin beds in each room)
$2576 / person

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

The $500 deposit is NON-refundable and NON-transferrable. Balance due by March 1, 2022. A 4% processing fee will be added for Paypal. Cancellations prior to March 1 will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $500 deposit. NO refunds after March 1. Since last minute injuries, illnesses, work emergencies, world events, etc unfortunately do happen, travel insurance including travel health insurance which covers Covid is REQUIRED.


Passport required for travel to Italy. Covid vaccine and negative Covid test are required for entry into Italy.

Register below or contact Jennie for more information.

What’s Included?

7 nights accommodation at a gorgeous countryside villa in spacious European style rooms, featuring quality beds and linens and lovely views.

3 meals / day from our private chef who will spoil us with delicious, authentic cuisine (two lunches and one dinner not included as you are sure to want to sample local restaurants in town!)

Beverages, including wine with dinner

On site Italian cooking class

Historical tour of Lucca

Daily yoga/ meditation class

Transport by private van to and from Florence on first and last days

Swimming pool for relaxation time, and walking trails on property.

Register here!

If you would like to reserve a space on the Tuscany Retreat, make your deposit via Paypal using the Add to Cart link below. Also, please email Jennie your preferred week and room type or call (978) 771-4000 if you have questions.

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About the Teacher

Jennie Lee is the author of  Spark Change: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution (2020) Breathing Love: Meditation in Action (2018) and True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment (2016). A Yoga Therapist for the past 23 years, she helps people find their joy within, overcoming stress, grief and anxiety through the transformative practices of classical yoga, meditation and writing. She is Certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and the Yoga Alliance (RYT 500).

Jennie speaks fluent Italian and loves to share her passion for la bella vita italiana!