Come Join Us!
David Newman, Daniela Riva and Philippo Franchini
Our gathering, will be both a yogic and Italian culture immersion experience, situated just 5 minutes from the enchanting, medieval town of Lucca, 25 minutes from the famous beaches of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Torre del Lago, 30 minutes from Pisa and 1 hour from Florence.
FOR A HEART-OPENING RETREAT in LUCCA
Luxurious Living at Villa Arsina
Lovers of beauty, yoga, kirtan, music, shanti, and maybe even chianti, come join us in our own glorious Tuscan villa, complete with private pool. Together, we will enjoy chanting, yoga, heart wisdom from the Bhakti tradition, and delicious local cuisine.
There will also be opportunities for organic wine tasting, horseback riding, biking and hiking. Our gathering, will be both a yogic and Italian culture immersion experience, situated just 5 minutes from the enchanting, medieval town of Lucca, 25 minutes from the famous beaches of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Torre del Lago, 30 minutes from Pisa and 1 hour from Florence.
Both Daniela and Philippo are fluent in Italian, and will be able to guide participants in navigating the local activities and attractions. Find out more with the Retreat FAQ's below.
Your retreat facilitators will be world renowned sacred music and chant artist, David Newman, noted composer and Musical Alchemist, Philippo Franchini, and Daniela Riva, master teacher of yoga and Indian classical dance.
Known as a multi-faceted musician, producer, performer and composer, Philippo has roots in Italy and the United States. His interest in yoga led him to investigate the spiritual dimensions of sound, which he shares as the Musical Alchemist.
A renowned singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher, David has released the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller, "Love is Awake". David’s music is a celebration of diving deep into the power of mantra with a message of hope, peace, and universal love.
A native Italian who has adopted India as her spiritual home. Having deeply studied the classical Sacred Dance of south India for fifteen years, as well as Yoga and Ayurveda. Now, she guides her students in the transformative power of the Sacred Feminine encoded in the body temple.
The retreat will be quite INTIMATE, as attendance at the villa will be limited to 15 people, so register now before it’s sold out!
If you are buying a retreat ticket only, you are responsible for securing your own housing through Airbnb or local inns. A list of local lodging can be provided upon request. For retreat questions, please contact us.