Gentle Yoga in Tuscany

with Rudy & Joyce Peirce

Aug 31-Sept 7, 2024

$500 off when you pay in full by December 15

It has been a week of beauty; the Tuscan countryside and the wonderful people that shared moment to moment in the blessings this time has brought to me. The experience was even more than I hoped or imagined.

Join us for a rejuvenating sensory adventure

Immerse yourself in the sights and flavors of Tuscany while also enjoying a vacation retreat with gentle yoga classes to keep you balanced and refreshed. You will enjoy a magical week of loving life and melting stress with gentle classes twice daily, fabled Tuscan scenery, pure fun, gracious hospitality, belly laughing, amazing food, and well-organized adventures. You also have the option of mini-workshops with Joyce to learn the MELT Method hand and foot treatments to support whole body stability and stress relief!

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Home Base

Your home away from home for our week of self-care and relaxed touring is Villa Tramonte, an authentic Tuscan villa where you will be warmly welcomed and well taken care of. The villa is a fully restored 18th Century estate, surrounded by natural woodlands and overlooking a panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. Our shared dining room and patio are lovely gathering places for making memories with new friends while savoring fresh delectable cuisine and delicious local wine. 

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Relax and Renew

Enjoy relaxing by the salt-water pool with a good book or take a dip! We build in some time for you to just be; you might take a walk solo or choose to be with others. We also have optional excursions you can add into your schedule if you prefer to be on the go. 

Gentle Yoga with Rudy

Enjoy the benefits of daily yoga, breath practice, and meditation guided by Rudy, the creator of Dynamic Gentle Yoga.  You will find that traveling is more rejuvenating when you add in some compassionate self-care.  Joyce will teach you how to treat your hands and feet with small soft MELT® balls that will be provided for your use during the week. Your hands and feet will be so happy! 

The ancient walled city of Lucca

We fell in love with Lucca the first time we visited and still enjoy it every year.  Explore Lucca with us touring the walking park around the wall on bicycle (mostly flat riding) with frequent stops to hear about the history of this amazing city and region from a descendant of local nobility.  Or explore on foot on your own and then meet us in this piazza for refreshment. 

Restaurante Belforte in Vernazza

During our day trip to Cinque Terre you have the option to meet us for lunch atop a renowned restaurant with a spectacular view and the most fabulous Italian cuisine. 

Stretch Breaks with Rudy

You never know when a bit of self-care may be just the thing!  Just before taking our van back for dinner, we circled up in a parking lot for a bit of a stretch. Every group has had it’s own unique personality.  Such a joy to make new friends!  

Day Trip to Cinque Terre

Explore one or two or perhaps all five villages of Cinque Terre, traveling between them by train or boat.

Hiking between villages is possible for the truly adventurous.

Taking a dip in the water in Vernazza (pictured) or lounging at the beach in Monterosso is also an option.  


Like a fine wine and like rich chocolate Rudy’s yoga teachings are easy to take. I was brought to Tuscany for the yoga retreat by my yoga-practicing wife. Despite my inexperience, I was comfortable both in the class and in the group. Take it from a novice; if your partner invites you to join them for a Gentle Yoga retreat with Rudy, smile, nod your head, pack your bags and get ready for a thoroughly enjoyable week of stretching, trips through beautiful Tuscany, and meeting some of the best people you’ll encounter in your life.

Such a peaceful location and all staff shared a keen interest in the guests and shared their skills and knowledge graciously. Joyce and Rudy's restful pace and style was a gift. The whole week was such a joy.