Phone: (267) 422-4035
Mail: aluna.adventures@gmail.com





Benessere (beˈnɛssere) means, “well-being” or “comfort” and renaissance means, “a renewal of life and vigor.” The Tuscan countryside is world-renowned for being the place to escape to, experience the simple beauties of life, and reconnect to your Spirit. This journey, hand-crafted by Meg Townsend and Paul Galloro will guide you in the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure as you explore the Land and Culture of Italy. Land, Love, and Linguine guide our way.


This Land offers the opportunity to slow down and tune into the Italian pace of living. With time, space, and the powerful practices of Yoga and Meditation, your nervous system will be provided with what it needs to rest and repair and your mind will sink into stillness and connect you with your inner teacher.


Love is the thread that weaves together the tapestry of your journey in Italy. Through connection with the Land, the locals, and your new retreat family (aka soul siblings), you will learn to connect more deeply with all aspects of you. As we dive deeper into the cave of the heart, you’ll remember that this space contains your inherent luminosity…the inner light that illuminates all.


An adventure to Italy would not be complete without Linguine and all the “pasta-bilities”. Mealtime provides the optimal space for connection of the heart through the belly. As we laugh, share stories, and moan over the deliciousness of each meal, you’ll find your inner landscape to be nourished on every level.


All are welcome, come with an open mind and open heart….ready to commit to your well-being renaissance in one of the most pristine and peaceful areas of Italy!




Set in the countryside between Pisa and Florence, we make our home at Villa Gourmet, an 18th century Tuscan farmhouse, restored to the comforts of modern style. Some consider this to be one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, yet it is tucked away from the main tourist route, so you’ll find peace and quiet in and around our Tuscan home. The villa grounds boast an infinity salt-water pool, gorgeous gardens, a sun-deck, and many nooks to escape with your journal or a good book.





Any retreat experience in Italy must highlight phenomenal food. Tuscan cuisine is all about elegant simplicity. They insist on using only the highest quality foods, which means that you’ll be nourished with the freshest, highest quality food of the region. At Villa Gourmet, our meals are a family occasion. We have our own private chef, the amazingly talented Fabrizio Barghini, who will prepare the classic dishes passed down to him by his family. Every meal is crafted with the utmost precision and care, and you can taste the love in the food and the joy Fabrizio has for what he does.


One special evening, we’ll be joined by Chef Guido who will guide us in creating pizza in the Tuscan style. Be prepared for a fabulous evening with lots of laughter and fun as you get to know your new retreat family, and tap into your inner chef!


Our host, Stefano Barghini, will have select regional wines for purchase and you’re welcome to enjoy a glass with your meals each night.


Benessere includes:

  • 7 nights at Villa Gourmet
  • 1 night in Pisa
  • all transportation in Italy
  • daily yoga + meditation
  • yoga workshops
  • visit to a biodynamic winery
  • day-trip to ground and relax in the hot springs of Grotto Giusti
  • Pizza-making workshop with Chef Guido
  • 2 meals a day (brunch + dinner)
  • day-trip to explore Lucca
  • Puccini opera night!

Not included:

  • R/T flight to Pisa (PSA)
  • dinner in Lucca
  • dinner in Pisa
  • optional massage/body treatments at the Grotto
  • travel insurance

**Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you an information packet that will include guidance on purchasing your flight!**


September 15-23, 2018


Benessere Yoga Immersion Price

Double Room: $2,997  only 2 spots left!

**all prices in USD**



Deposit of $597 reserves your space (non-refundable)

Retreat limited to 7 spaces



Get to know the teachers and leaders of this retreat!

Paul Galloro

Meg Townsend