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A yoga retreat for every body

Join Lucy in the beautiful Tuscan countryside for a week of connection, reflection, carbs and lots of laughs.

Lucy will lead a week focused on building your practice around your needs, coming back home to your body and finding joy in movement.

This retreat is for all levels of experience, first-timers, long-timers and everyone in between.

Lucy Bishop yoga instructor at Venture Retreats

Your host


Lucy loves working with students of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities. Her aim is to help her students feel empowered in a fun and inclusive space open to all.

Being a teacher in a larger body she has experienced first hand just how intimidating and exclusive yoga spaces can be.


She aims to create a friendly and warm environment with a focus on how the postures feel, rather than trying to all look the same.

Lucy is an inclusive yoga teacher and movement specialist who has been teaching yoga since 2015.

Lucy Bishop yoga instructor at Venture Retreats

The venue


The venue is a charming converted Tuscan farm estate, close to vineyards, olive groves and forest. This allows plenty of opportunities for local walks, wine tasting and immersing yourself in nature.

There are three spaces for classes both inside and outdoors, where you can take in the lush vistas.

A week of tranquility in this very special place will leave you feeling calm and restored.

Nestled in a quiet valley in rural Tuscany, Le Pianore is a place of freedom, joy, and possibility.


Whether you're travelling solo or in a group, Le Pianore's light and airy rooms are the perfect place to relax.

Farmhouse rooms include singles, twins, doubles and quads, while a luxury yurt caters for three guests.

See the full schedule for all options and prices.

The programme


Lucy’s classes are fun, inclusive and aim to bring you back to yourself! 


VINYASA: A playful and strengthening yoga practice focusing on connecting breath to movement. We will flow through seated and standing postures aiming to create heat inside the body and calm in the mind. Expect to be challenged, get a little sweaty and have some fun in a judgment free space.

YIN: A slow, meditative practice that cultivates a deep sense of awareness through the release of mind and body stresses. We will hold postures for between 2–5 minutes allowing the body to soften and the mind still. It’s a great complement to our more dynamic practices.

Lucy Bishop yoga instructor at Venture Retreats

Days begin and end with a yoga class, leaving you to spend the rest of your time relaxing by the pool or taking a day tour. 

Lucy Bishop yoga instructor at Venture Retreats


SELF-COMPASSION WORKSHOP: A mixture of chatting,  journaling, meditation, breath work and rest to take the time to show some compassion towards ourselves and ask how we can bring more self-compassion into our lives in the future.

POSTURE CLINIC: Have some burning questions about your favourite posture?  Want to workshop how a pose can work better for you? This workshop is for all the questions you’ve been too nervous to ask. None too small or silly, bring them all to the posture clinic!

Relax & Refuel

This retreat offers you the opportunity to slow down and tune into the rhythms of the natural environment — and to savour some amazing Italian flavours.


Enjoy a delicious Italian brunch each day after your morning practice. You’ll be served with herbal tea and fruits throughout the day, and when at the venue, lunches will be included. 


Your evening meal will include healthy Italian food with locally sourced produce, much of it directly from the venue’s own organic vegetable garden. 

Several local wines are produced moments from where you’re staying. A wine menu is available every evening for those who wish to enjoy a glass or two with their evening meal.

Le Pianore vineyard Venture Retreats


We organise a number of optional day trips for a small additional cost. You can enjoy as many as you wish, or stay closer to the venue if you’d prefer some tranquility.

Trips include a tour to Sienna, a chance to visit a local artist garden and stay for lunch,

tours of the vineyard, wine tasting and pasta making class. As well as this, bikes are available to explore the local area.

You can also spend your time enjoying a massage (Ayurveda and Shiatsu are both offered) or taking a walk through the local olive groves or woodland. 

Dates & Prices

21–28 SEPTEMBER 2024

Tuscany • 7 nights

Want to join us? A small deposit will guarantee your place. Payment plans are available — get in touch with Will to arrange.


£980 PP

What's included



A full schedule of classes


Accommodation for 7 nights


Brunch and evening meals



Travel insurance


Day tours



We welcome all yoga levels. It’s useful to have done some yoga or movement prior to the retreat but this is not essential. Lucy teaches online and in London so if you have not practiced before it may be useful to practice with her before heading to Tuscany. If you're a beginner and would like more info about the classes, please get in touch using the contact button below.


Yes, most guests are solo travelers and we welcome single riders! It’s an opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in your practice but also to meet like-minded individuals. Strangers often come away with new friends on retreats.


Yes! Payment plans are available. Use the contact form to set up a payment plan.


Please ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. If travel restrictions come into place due to border restrictions or due to COVID-19, your space is refundable/transferable to another retreat. Outside of these terms, the deposit is non-refundable. Your balance can be refunded up to ten weeks prior to the retreat. If you find another client to fill your spot, an £85 admin fee will be charged to change the name, booking and rooming details.


If you have any questions about the classes, booking or payment plans, please get in touch with Will.

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