Tuscany Arts and Healing co-ordinate and facilitate workshops, events and courses focussing on personal growth, healing and creativity in stunning venues within the breathtaking landscapes around Tuscany.

During lockdown in Italy, many classes have gone online.  Here are two I particularly recommend. Debra Christie is an alignment-based Vinyasa flow yoga teacher based in Pisa who offers a variety of different classes online. She also teaches a gentle Somatic class every Tuesday from 17.30-18.30 which targets areas of the body including neck, pelvis, hips and breath. Contact her on +39 345 8094038 for more info or to join a class or visit her facebook page under Debra Christie - Yoga e Massaggio.

For Pilates, try Caroline Payne from Cornwall. Her classes are excellent too with clear instructions (very important on zoom) and again emphasis on alignment. She offers mixed ability and beginners Pilates as well as more advanced sessions. Visit her new website www.equilibriumpilatesonline.co.uk for more details.

 The advantage of zoom of course is time zone permitting you can join in a class from anywhere in the world. As we ease out of lockdown, however, we are looking to the future too with planning into 2021 and a yoga retreat with Joann Connington this Autumn. More details soon.


Founded in 2011, we offer a variety of different courses and workshops mainly located around the beautiful, historic walled city of Lucca where we are based. Last year, we also ran courses and events for the first time in Florence, the capital of the Renaissance in Italy.


Our courses have included a couple of introductory workshops on the Alexander Technique in Italian; 'Finding your Voice', a voice workshop with an ex-RSC actor and trainer; 'Master the Art of Running' workshops with internationally-acclaimed Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique teacher and author of 'Master the Art of Running', Malcolm Balk; Yoga Day and Residential Retreats; and 'Corpo, Mente, Voce', a voice workshop for singers and performers in Italian using the Alexander Technique. We also initiated a Kirtan Chanting Group in Lucca a couple of years ago. 

Last year, Dr. Fernand Poulin, Founder and Director of the WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, healing professional, educator and spiritual teacher, brought his Integrative Energetic Medicine to Italy. We had very successful workshops in both Florence and Lucca with a good number of attendees.


Regular weekly activities include Pilates at a dedicated Pilates Studio with Simonetta Merlin, Alexander Technique lessons with experienced teacher, Elisabetta Gori, and therapeutic massages and Rosen Method Bodywork with Donata Joskow, all currently on hold. All take place in central Lucca. We feel very privileged to have Donata Joskow offering Rosen Method Bodywork as this therapy is virtually unknown in Italy. It is wonderful for helping with stress, aches and pains and emotional issues. Contact us as below for appointments and more information.

Also in the pipeline for the future, highlights include a one-day Portrait Photography Workshop, a Vedic Art and Meditation Workshop, a painting workshop, 'Painting in the Tuscan hills', an Alexander Technique and Stress Management course, further day and residential yoga retreats and many more.

See below for further information...

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call: +39 345 3140844
email: tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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