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.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky" (Rabindranath Tagore)

Wishing you all a happy, serene and healthy 2023!

A tutti voi, l'augurio di trascorrere un Anno Nuovo 2023 con tanta gioia e felicità!

In October 2022, we had full house for our Wonderful Way of Chi Kung residential retreat with Timothy Spratt at Villa Boccella near Lucca, our first retreat since the pandemic. A wonderful group, an inspirational teacher, glorious weather and the most stunning location, resplendent in the Autumn sunshine. We are back for more of Tim's wise teachings in Autumn next year 2023.

Check out Francesca Marchesi's FREE Introductory Workshop on the Alexander Technique for musicians and performers on our page in Italian above on 15 January 2023 in Calci near Pisa. Francesca and Elisabetta Gori taught our very first workshop, An Introductory Day on the Alexander Technique, in October 2011!!


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 2022, 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.


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. We are currently working on our programme for 2023, starting with a yoga day retreat in the Spring 2023.


Contact us

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

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