The Gift of Possibility Yoga Retreat

                                                 at Il Borghino in the Tuscany region of Lucca, Italy

                                                                   October 3~10, 2020

Join Becca Herrington and Jody Dougherty on a week long Shamanic Yoga Retreat in one of Tuscany’s most charming Renaissance regions.  Nestled in the hills of Tuscany, cradled between olive groves and vineyards, lies the magnificent estate of “Il Borghino” which literally means “small village”, our home for the week. Come release what no longer serves you, creating space for laughter, self-discovery, mindfulness, internal listening and play. Be the Gift you give yourself by co-creating with the land and spirit of Tuscany.    With the guidance of your facilitators, create possibility through Shamanic Yoga, Rituals and movement which allow you to engage through all of your senses, both externally and internally.  Enjoy the listening and deep knowing of your body, your heart and soul. 

                            Say, YES, to the Gift of Possibility happening at Il Borghino, just fifteen minutes outside of Lucca, Italy.

                       Starting From $2,100 (USD) per person –$2,500 (USD) per person (Depending on requested accommodations) 

                                          Space is limited to 14 participants to provide the maximum individualized attention                   

                                                                  $500.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot       

                                Referral Program- Bring a friend and receive a $100.00 discount upon their paid deposit 


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What is Included:

  • •    Daily ritual yoga including yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters

  • •    Morning meditation or movement classes

  •      Cacao Ceremony, Flower Bathing and Clay Mask Rituals

  • •    7 nights’ accommodation at villa

  • •    3 delicious vegetarian meals daily, excluding one lunch and one dinner 

  • •    Fresh detox fruit / vegetable juice at breakfast

  • •    Local bio-organic wine tasting and tour (this is a walking excursion)

  • •    An excursion to Bagni de Pisa Thermal Spa

  • •    Local wine at dinner 

  • •    Unlimited fruit, water, and herbal tea throughout the day

  • •    Transfer from/to Lucca to/from the retreat center on the day of arrival and departure (one scheduled pick-up and drop-off only).

  • •    Outdoor salt-water pool and large communal living areas

  • •    Use of the steam room / sauna (first session free, thereafter €70 per session)

  • •    Free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities

  • •    Tourist tax

Participants are responsible for:

  • •    Airfare from/to your home city

  • •    Travel insurance

  • •    Ground transportation outside the scheduled pick-up on arrival day and drop-off on departure day *

  • •    One lunch, one dinner, and any other additional meals outside of regular dining

  • •    Optional activities other than those specified as included in the retreat price

  • •    Other travel-related expenses

  • •    Gratuities you might like to offer drivers, guides and center staff

  • •    All Optional Excursions

  •       Personal healing sessions - One on one shamanic healing session with either Jody or Becca, Massage or bodywork treatments             with local therapist

* Transfers outside the scheduled pick-up or drop-off can be arranged for an additional fee


October 3rd (Saturday):

Arrival and Opening Circle

Welcome dinner at Il Borghino

October 4th (Sunday):

Morning- Chakra Breathing Meditation

*Optional Activity:  Guided biking and walking tour of Lucca (3-4 hours)

Afternoon- Ritual Yoga

October 5th (Monday):

Morning-Dancing the Divine Within (Moving Meditation)

Afternoon-A scenic walk to a beautiful local vineyard, including wine tasting and private vineyard tour  *Entrance and tour fee provided

Evening- Ritual Yoga

October 6th (Tuesday):

Morning- Cacao Ceremony

*Optional Activities: One on one Shamanic session with either Jody or Becca

  Massage or Holistic Body Treatments with a local massage therapist 

Afternoon- Ritual Yoga

Evening- Dinner in Lucca with opportunity to attend the Puccini Opera  *Transportation to Lucca is provided.  Dinner and evening activities are not included.  

October 7th (Wednesday):

Morning- Ritual Yoga

Excursion to Bagni de Pisa hot springs—a unique spa in the summer palace of the Grand Duke of Tuscany 

*Transportation and entrance fee provided.  Lunch and optional spa services not included.

October 8th (Thursday):

Morning- Ritual Yoga

*Optional Activities: Lucca Shopping Tour-Get an insider’s view on where to shop on this tour of elegant boutiques, hidden ateliers and        local artisans (3 hours)  

 Cooking Class at Il Borghino with a wonderful local cook, Maria-Angela (2-3 hours)

Afternoon- Flower Bathing and Clay Mask Rituals

October 9th (Friday):

Morning-Journey Dance (Moving Meditation)

*Optional Activity:  Excursion to Pietrasanta Artist Village

Evening- Ritual Yoga

Final Dinner Party


October 10th (Saturday):

Morning- Ritual Yoga

Closing Circle

breakfast and departure



*Optional Activities and Excursions:

Biking and Walking Tour of Lucca         Italian Language Lessons                            Lucca Shopping Tour

Cooking Class                                            Massage and Holistic Body Treatments    Pietrasanta Artist Village

Puccini Opera in Lucca                            Cinque Terre Day Trip                                  Ligurian Coastal Walk

Waterfalls Walk

There is a great choice of optional activities designed to give you a taste of Tuscany and the local culture without it feeling like an organized tour.  You can sign up for them when you arrive at Il Borghino.  Please note all optional activities are not included in the retreat price.  


**Please note itinerary is subject to change

For more information about our lovely retreat center and the magnificent Bagni di Pisa thermal hot spring spa go to:   and