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Sept 13-18- 2024


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Experience the journey of

yoga & vegetarian food

with friends in the

Tuscan countryside




Located near the charming village of Aquilea in Tuscany, Tranquilea is a peaceful location just a short drive from the cultural town, Lucca. Nestled amidst rolling vineyards and olive groves, Tranquilea offers a serene setting with stunning backdrop views of the Alpine mountains. You'll be greeted by the sounds of nature, making it the perfect place for yoga and meditation sessions with birds chirping in the background.

In this dynamic part of Italy, where local customs have remained unchanged for generations, you'll find a lively food and farming scene rich in tradition. Join us on a journey to explore Tuscan culture and enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals that highlight the connection between food and well-being.

Mike's  classes will encompass the ancient art of yoga with  the cutting-edge science of movement. Join him on a journey to explore mobility, dynamic movement, kinstretch, flexibility, wall yoga, restoration, and yin yoga—all meticulously curated to enhance your physical well-being and prevent injuries. His approach is rooted in scientific principles, ensuring that every practice is tailored to optimize your body's potential. 


Get ready for laughter and joy as Beth hosts an engaging vegetarian cooking workshop, where you'll learn new culinary skills and discover the pleasure of creating delicious meat-free dishes.

Led by experienced instructors Mike and Beth, each day at Tranquilea is filled with in depth yoga and breathwork, 1-2 cooking workshops, scenic hikes, and other activities aimed at helping you connect with others and yourself. Whether you're looking for peace of mind, a physical boost, or simply a moment of relaxation in the beauty of Tuscany, Tranquilea Retreat offers a unique and transformational experience. 

Create memories worth a lifetime


Yoga & Wellbeing Program will include the following:

  • Optional daily morning meditation and breathwork

  • Different methods of meditation & breathwork taught each day

  • 1 in depth workshop yoga class every morning each about 2 hrs long / slower integration and build up

  • Daily afternoon classes

  • 1-2 In Depth Cooking Workshops

  • Transformational Breathworkshop in nature

  • All food is vegetarian, local, seasonal and organic

  • Outdoor Hikes & Fitness Training with a panoramic view 



Typical daily schedule

Here is an example of a typical schedule, however different activities will take place on different days.

07:30 Optional Morning Meditation, Sunrise Walk + Tea + Snacks

08:15  Deep Dive Yoga Class
10.30  Brunch
11.30  Activity / Excursion 
14.00  Free time for village visits, nature stroll 
16.00  Optional Food workshop

17:15 Grounding Afternoon Class
19.30  Grounding Dinner
20:30 Free time or evening activity

Sample extra activities


  • Philosophy Lecture

  • Cultural excursion to Lucca

  • Italian style lunch

  • Cultural activity

  • 1-2 Workshop Style Cooking Classes with recipe booklet given 

  • In Depth Breath workshop 

  • Olive oil and Honey Tasting with Local Producers 

  • Visit Farmer's market 

  • Wine tasting (optional for people opting for alcohol) 


You will also have free time to unwind and there are many beautiful nature walks to do and charming villages to visit.


Tranquilea in Lucca, Italy.

Only 1 hrs drive from Florence.

Flights also available direct to Pisa. 40 mins drive from airport to house

Carpooling arrangements organised within the retreat group.

Trains available to Lucca where pickup can be arranged

Check in: from Fri 3pm 

Check out: from Wed 12 pm 

  • Equipt with vintage designed,  light,  spacious italian country style rooms with shared bathrooms

  • State-of-the-art yoga room designed with a Tuscan farmhouse feel merged with modern elements and equipped with yoga materials 

  • Small corners around the house to read, relax, meditate and journal


Nature walks nearby and in vicinity of many historic villages such as vibrant Lucca, Monte Carlo & Florence

Price range of single and shared rooms

Each Appartment unit offers a panoramic view of olive groves and vineyards, creating an authentically Italian experience.


€ 1190,- per person in a twin room with a spacious shared bathroom

Price includes room and all food and drink for the retreat, including food workshops

Michel Van Cauter 

500 EYT teacher 

Hatha, Yin, Wall Yoga,

Yoga for Injury Prevention and General Restoration & Balance 

Sequences are generally stitched in a flow like manner or have a workshop style approach diving into specific themes 

Experienced Meditation and Breathwork Coach 

Beth Al Rikabi 

Retreat Chef with over a decade of experience in cooking high quality nutritious meals for yoga groups around Europe and Northern Africa. 

video testimonials of a previous retreat in italy

Book Italy Retreat


Book your Italy Retreat here by sending us an email. Please add the name of the retreat as a subject and we'll get back to you! 

Or give us a call at +32(0)472 946 127.

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