reTREAT YOUrself! Tuscany | Umbria July, 2020


La semplicità è l’ultima sofisticazione – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Simplify in Tuscany and Umbria on a Big Rock Yoga Retreat!

July 4-11, 2020


Big Rock's Wendy Cook is leading a second retreat in Italy's Tuscany and Umbria regions! You are invited to join her in an 8 bedroom Italian Villa located in northern Umbria at the Tuscany border. The Umbria region of Italy is known as the green heart of Italy. It is the only region of Italy without a coastline or border with another country. The location gives access to local gourgeous scenery and easy day trips to explore Tuscany and Umbria. Imagine yourself waking up in an Italian Villa, sipping fresh Italian coffee, being served meals by a local private chef as you look out the window at lush fields, rolling hills, and the mountains of the region. The weather in July will allow for outdoor experiences that include relaxation next to an on site infinite pool, outdoor meals, and heart filling conversation while visually taking in the blanket of sunflowers in bloom and breathtaking sunsets.

Wendy will lead us through daily yoga practices and workshops steeped in yogic wisdom with the intention to simplify your thoughts, actions, and life. We will breathe, move, and meditate in simple ways intended to connect you to the deep intuition of the body and free your brain from the busyness of daily living. This is a retreat intended for the beginner to experienced yoga student that wants to feel alive through the ultimate sophistication of simplicity!


**Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated if notified 45 days in advance. Optional additional activities are not included in retreat price, and will incur additional costs.

the villa

The villa nestles in a hillside close to the pretty village of Mulino Vitelli and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The ‘Casa Colonica’ (traditional farmhouse) is the perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  This is a beautiful villa, set in beautifully tended gardens stocked with lavender, rosemary, olives and fruit trees, with private pool and tennis court. A sense of utter peace and tranquillity prevails with views over the Umbrian and Tuscan heels.  The villa can be enjoyed all the year around. Beautifully designed to a very high standard, this villa is intimate while at the same time being spacious, with two independent livings. Delightfully decorated throughout in rustic style, with wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, ideal for outdoor living.

Composition of each of the two indepedant livings: Ground floor – has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining area. Second floor –  3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 


On retreat, we will offer yoga and meditation classes daily. Wendy’s gounded, soulful teaching is filled with inspiration, education, empowerment, and an overwhelming sense of passion. Her vinyasa classes are a fusion of form and flow that will connect you to the source deep within you. All experience levels are welcome to join, and all yoga and meditation classes are completely optional. Wendy is a very skillful teacher with the ability to meet you where you are, allowing you to be seen, and bringing you into the collective energy and flow of the group.



Our meals will be prepared in-house by a local chef, and served family style. The villa offers bright, nutritious meals full of local produce and mediterranean specialties.Included in your retreat is 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches,and 4 dinners.  There are two cucinas with multiple options for indoor and outdoor seating. There will  be an opportunity to dine out and experience the local food scene for 3 lunches and 3 dinners. It's Italy!!! Local flavor and quanitity will be abundant!


$1799 based on double occupancy includes the above detailed information. Pay in full or make a 30% deposit for a total of $540 to hold your space! Monthly payments will be calculated on the number of months remaining before the retreat and must be set up as an automated payment on the 1st of each month. Must be paid in full 60 days prior to first day of retreat.

*there are twin bed and full bed bedrooms. Bring a spouse, significant other, friend, or allow us to match you with a roommate

**single occupancy is available for an additional charge via a conversation with Wendy

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.