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.

 We are very excited to announce 'The Wonderful Way of Tai Chi', a 5-day, 4-night residential retreat with inspirational Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation teacher, Timothy Spratt from London, in a wonderful venue in the hills near Lucca from 6-10 April 2024. 

Tai Chi is a very ancient Chinese tradition that melds movement with meditation and natural breathing patterns. Our retreat is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who wish to deepen their experience and practice.

 During the retreat you will learn learn a short thirteen element form in the Yang Family tradition, which being a 'full-body full-mind' exercise, you will be able to take home and practice for yourselves. 

For more information on this very special retreat for which we expect demand will be very high, click on Courses, then on the course link. And for further information please email me, Jane Parkinson, on tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

Founded in 2011, we offer a variety of different courses and workshops which have been mainly located around the beautiful, historic walled city of Lucca where we have been based. In 2019, we also ran courses and events for the first time in Florence, the capital of the Renaissance in Italy. From 2023, our base will move to Florence but we will be maintaining our roots in Lucca in N Tuscany too.


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.

Last year in October 2022, we were thrilled to welcome Timothy Spratt, Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation teacher from London, who led a wonderful 3-day residential retreat at Villa Boccella in the hills near Lucca entitled 'The Wonderful Way of Chi Kung'.


 Following on from the success of this course, we will be offering a 5-day, 4-night residential retreat in Tai Chi with Tim early next April 2024. We are also going to offer a yoga retreat day also in the Spring 2024.

Regular weekly activities include Pilates at a dedicated Pilates Studio in Lucca with Simonetta Merlin who is an inspirational teacher. Groups are small to allow for social distancing and personal attention. We also offer 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.

Lisa Robbins is a UK-trained homeopath who is based in Florence but who also works remotely. She has a very useful website with an interesting monthly blog. Check her out on our links page.

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', a Shinrin-yoku day retreat and further day and residential yoga retreats. 


Contact us

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

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