LA BHAKTI VITA YOGA & KIRTAN RETREAT
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.
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.
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!
For Couples Only. Includes Food, Lodging, and Retreat Program. (3 rooms available)
$1,350 Per Person
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
Includes Retreat Program. (No Food or Lodging)
$300 Per Person