"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as it lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter" (Rachel Carson, Silent Spring).
During lockdown, many of us have gained great comfort from re-connecting with nature and the natural world. Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese art of forest bathing, and am currently looking at locations in the forests of N Tuscany to be able to host a retreat ideally this Autumn 2021.
We will keep you posted with updates about our 2021 course programme and activities, some of which will be based around Florence as well as maintaining our roots in Lucca.
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. In 2019, 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 few years ago.
In 2019, 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 (Covid-19 and lockdown-permitting) include Pilates at a dedicated Pilates Studio with Simonetta Merlin which takes off again on 1 June 2021 with social distancing and Covid protocol in mind. We also offer Alexander Technique lessons with experienced teacher, Elisabetta Gori, and therapeutic massages and Rosen Method Bodywork with Donata Joskow. 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.
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call: +39 345 3140844