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'.
This was our first retreat since the pandemic and we had full house! Following on from the success of this course, we will be offering a 4/5 day residential retreat in Tai Chi either this Autumn 2023 or early next April 2024. More details to follow soon.
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.
call: +39 345 3140844