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A Yoga Course in a Mountain Monastery

Jane Parkinson is well-known and highly regarded for her yoga and healing courses. You may well be interested in this one Jane is running in an unusual and beautiful location.


Yoga Retreat Day with Joann Connington

I Romiti del Torrente, Fabbriche di Vallico, Garfagnana

Saturday 26 May 2018

10am – 5pm


The yoga was excellent, enjoyable and restorative. Joann is a very good teacher, very expert and supportive. Delicious food. Thank you for a memorable day!” (R L, March 2018)

Revitalize your energy in the marvellous month of May with our Yoga Retreat Day with Joann Connington on 26 May 2018 in a stunningly beautiful location in the Garfagnana hills just north of Lucca.

We are delighted to be returning to I Romiti del Torrente which is situated high above the river Torrite above Fabbriche di Vallico. I Romiti is a meticulously restored thirteenth century former Augustinian monastery with wonderful views of the wooded slopes of the Apuan Alps but easily accessible from Lucca.

Our Yoga Retreat Day led by yoga expert Joann Connington will offer a gentle flow of postures (asanas) that bring presence and freedom to body and mind. The Retreat Day will be taught in English and is suitable for all levels.

The yoga sessions will take place in the former church of the monastery with its stone-flagged floor and oak planked chestnut beams. It is a beautiful, peaceful space. Lunch, weather-permitting, will be outside on one of the splendid terraces of I Romiti.

Cost for the day is €75 inclusive of yoga instruction, all yoga props, freshly prepared vegetarian lunch and all refreshments. A €25 deposit paid in cash either to Joann or myself for local students or via Tuscany Arts and Healing’s Paypal account ( will secure your place. The balance is due in cash on the day.

Demand is likely to be high for this popular retreat so it is advisable to book early either by calling or emailing me at the address below. For further information please visit our website


Terms and conditions.

Cost for the day is €75. The €25 deposit is non refundable and will secure your place on the retreat. The balance is to be paid in cash on the day. For cancellation within 7 days of the retreat day you will be liable for the full payment unless you can fill your spot, in which case all monies will be returned. If we need to cancel the course for any reason, we will refund all payments made.

Jane Parkinson

Coordinatrice e Facilitatrice di Workshop

Tuscany Arts and Healing

0039  345 3140844