Tuscany, Italy | October 5-12, 2019

Listen as Philippo Franchini and David Newman share their excitement about hosting this intimate, relaxing, and rejuvenating retreat at beautiful Villa Arsina, which has been in Philippo’s family for 300 years.

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.

Retreat Facilitators

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. Philippo and Daniela are both fluent in English and Italian.

Philippo Franchini

Philippo Franchini

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.

David Newman

David Newman

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.

Daniela Riva

Daniela Riva

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!

Private Room

For Couples Only. Includes Food, Lodging, and Retreat Program. (3 rooms available)

$1,350 Per Person

Shared Room

Includes Food, Lodging, and Retreat Program. (3 rooms available).

$1,100 Per Person

Retreat + Food

Includes Retreat Program and Food. (No Lodging)

$500 Per Person

Retreat Program

Includes Retreat Program. (No Food or Lodging)

$300 Per Person