September 7-13, 2019

Hosted with: Adzenture Retreats

Sometimes we need to disconnect from the outside world to connect within ourselves (and in italy!)


Join us for a 6 night, 7 day yoga retreat under the Tuscan sun with Janice Liou. We will awaken with daily Yoga in our 17th Century Tuscan estate, set amongst the hills and olive groves of Northern Tuscany. Our days will be spent exploring the region, partaking in various workshops led by Janice, eating fresh delicious meals prepared daily by a private chef or relaxing by the pool.   Once connected with ourselves - we can begin to realize we already have all of the answers we need. We'll end the week refreshed and rejuvenated, with new friends from around the world and memories to last a lifetime.


What can students expect from Janice's classes?

90 minutes balanced with pranayama, meditation, and vinyasa flows. Intelligently sequenced strong, energizing, and fun flows drawing from a wide variety of yoga teachings (ashtanga, hatha, bhakti, dharma, yin) as well as movement techniques with modifications and progressions for ALL levels.  These classes are designed to challenge and transform not just the body, but also the mind.   

Workshop 1 - Discover Space Within (Flexibility Workshop)

Imagine a baby.  They’re magical flexible little creatures, and even more magical is their capacity for possibility.  When we see a baby we think - possibility, adaptability, moldability. This doesn’t go away. But over the years of habitual patterning we harden: our bodies and our minds.  We spend close to 90% of our day sitting, standing, and even sleeping with a posterior curve in our spine (rounding the back). This habitual pattern eventually causes our vertebra to mimic the action, slowly pressing the discs posteriorly overtime.  Back-aches, tight hamstrings, a slouched posture has become the image of the adult body.

This 3-hour workshop is designed to illuminate discovery of the space we have within ourselves (the space that we might have forgotten over the years).  We will work towards reversing the habitual pattern of posterior rounding (opening the space behind your heart and in the hips/upper leg lines to relieve compression and pressure on our lumbar spine) to create space within the body and mind in order to expand our capacity for possibility.

Workshop 2- Discover Upside Down (Inversion)

This 2-hour workshop is perfect for the novice inverter as well as more experienced inverters looking for additional transitions and options!


Come learn what is necessary to balance on your hands and your forearms.  We will cover the necessary strength components of arm /hand balances as well as the proper alignment to move upside down. Students will learn how to navigate a new awareness within their physical bodies upside down!


Practice consists of:

  1. The foundation: Bakasana

  2. Headstand Srisasana

  3. Forearmstand Pinchamayurasana

  4. Handstand

The goal of this workshop is for you to learn the fundamental concepts of inverting to take with you into your personal practice (studio or home).  All levels welcome!


  • 6 Nights accommodation at the beautiful Villa Boccella in Lucca, Italy

  • Roundtrip group airport transfer 

  • All meals and snacks made by private Chef starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 7 except for lunch on own in Cinque Terre Day Tour

  • Daily yoga and workshops led by Janice Liou

  • Private guided Cinque Terre Coast full day tour includes visits to villages of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Monterosso (lunch at your own cost)

  • Private full day tour of Volterra and San Gimignano (with packed lunch or option to have lunch at your own cost in town)

  • Italian Cooking class with recipe



  • Airfare to/from Pisa International Airport (PSA)

  • Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like massage treatments, bicycle tours, wine tastings

  • Travel Visa to Italy - Not required for American or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold‎

  • Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure. 

  • Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion