Yoga retreat with Bob Speck and Jo Kirsh

Join us for a lovely yoga retreat in Tuscany! We will stay at Tenuta di Spannocchia, an 100 acre organic farm, located on a nature reserve in the hills of Tuscany. Discover medieval villages and castles, hike in the Tuscan countryside, indulge in local wine, cheese, olive and other food traditions or simply settle in with a paint brush, journal or book and let the Tuscan landscape awaken your creativity. Practice yoga in the midst of thousands of years of art and culture, nature and nourishment, and let yoga in Tuscany take your breath away.

Included in your retreat: 7 nights lodging, 3 delicious meals daily, 2 daily yoga classes, round trip transportation from Florence to Spannocchia on September 7 and 14, guided hikes, and day trips to San Gimignano and Sienna.

All activities are optional. Cooking classes may be added on for a nominal fee.

Not included: Airfare. Any additional nights in Florence before or after the Retreat.

FYI: We will provide transportation to Spannocchia from the Florence Train Station located in the City Center, departing the train station at 2 p.m., on Thursday, September 7. We suggest you stay in Florence, September 6. We will provide transportation to the Florence Airport, leaving Spannocchia at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 14.

Early Bird RATES*:
Villa Per Person Double Occupancy with Private Bath: $2335
Villa Per Person Single Occupancy with Private Bath: $2580
Fattoria Per Person Double Occupancy with Private Bath: $2265
Fattoria Per Person Single Occupancy with Private Bath: $2475
*Prices are per person.

A $750 Deposit is due to reserve your spot. Balance due May 31, 2023.
Rates increase $250 pp after May 31, 2023

Reserve your spot now with a $750 non-refundable deposit. Balance due May 31, 2022. Once you register, please email Jo to let her know whether you’d prefer: single or double occupancy; in the Villa or the Fattoria. The Villa was the original home for the Estate’s Family. The Fattoria housed the staff. The Fattoria has been renovated and upgraded to have a private bath in each room. Click here to register!


I cannot say enough great things about the Heart of the Village Yoga Retreat in Tuscany in 2019. Everything about the trip far surpassed my expectations. Spannocchia was wonderful. It was like stepping into another time. The hospitality, the food, the spectacular setting, the weather, the people and especially the yoga sessions all came together to make the experience magical.

Jo and Bob made the trip so easy and relaxed for all of us. They included many fun side trips throughout Tuscany in comfortable vans enjoying the incredible countryside, walled cities, and even a day at the seaside to splash in the Mediterranean Sea The people on the trip were great and we have stayed in touch. I have already booked Tuscany 2020.– Nancy

The 2019 yoga retreat in Tuscany was the most relaxing vacation imaginable. Jo, Bob, Lela, and Jed took care of everything and were so much fun to travel with! The 13th-century estate is truly a magical place and everything about the experience—the property and grounds, the classes, the food—was exceptional. The best part? Meeting a whole new group of people from the studio that are now friends. I can’t wait to go back. – Kimberly


Early last fall I had a wonderful travel and yoga experience with Jo and Bob from Heart of Village Yoga in Manchester, Vt. I traveled from my home in South Carolina. I met up with most everyone in Newark, New Jersey. It was a mixed group of yogi’s from different walks of life and all ages. Being in my mid seventies I was hesitant at first but felt immediately welcome. Our destination was a wonderful place called Spannocchia, an organic working farm in the heart of Tuscany. This location provided us with wonderful farm to table food and marvelous accommodations.

There were walking trails, a pool for great swimming and meditation around the pool. The yoga studio was in a magnificent barn. The yoga was so inspiring with music on many occasions to add to the soothing feeling of the yoga itself and was suitable for the variety of ages in attendance. The staff that came with Jo and Bob helped round out my experience. In my world of traveling this experience helped check off yet another destination on my Bucket List! The side trips to the ocean and a spa along with expeditions to Siena and various walled cities were wonderful. Of course the pizza and gelato were the icing on the cake for a marvelous food experience. An absolutely amazing lifetime experience I won’t soon forget. – Ellen

The event is finished.


Sep 07 - 14 2023


Tenuta di Spannocchia, Chiusdino, Siena, Italy

Program Coordinator

Jo Kirsh
Jo Kirsh